Found January 29, 2013 on
Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
OK, obviously that title is tongue-in-cheek, but have the Cardinals really resorted to this? Ronny Cedeno? Is that the best they can do?
Despite all the concerns the Cardinals have about their shortstop position, signing Ronny Cedeno to a $1.15 million contract is not the answer. He may be a decent fielder and has some versatility, with the ability to play second and third as well as short, but he has a career OPS of .647. If he gets over 250 at bats for the Cards this season, they are in trouble.
I would rather the Cardinals give Ryan Jackson a shot as Rafael Furcal's backup. Jackson is generally regarded as a good defensive shortstop. He may not hit much better than Cedeno, but at least he comes at a lower price.
Its obvious that the Cardinals are not looking for a long-term answer to their shortstop position this year. But, they certainly need to address it before the 2014 season.
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For St. Louis Cardinals fans, this has been one of the most uninteresting offseasons of all time. Names such as Randy Choate do not generate much excitement. And neither do names such as Ronny Cedeno and Ty Wiggington!
One explanation is simple: roster depth. But the Cardinals farm system is now ranked #1… Is there not enough depth in the farm to avoid signing players like this...
The St. Louis Cardinals added to their infield depth on Monday, reaching agreement with free agent Ronny Cedeno on a one-year, $1.15 million contract.
The deal also includes $850,000 in performance bonuses, bringing the maximum value to $2 million, according to a major league source.
Cedeno, who turns 30 on Feb. 2, likely will compete with Daniel Descalso and Ryan Jackson at second...
The St. Louis Cardinals have added veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno. Cedeno, who will turn 30 in a few days, spent last season with the New York Mets.
In St. Louis, Cedeno will occupy a bench spot. His addition will provide insurance in the event that Rafael Furcal suffers another injury. Furcal appeared in 121 games last season for the Cardinals, his most since 2009.
With the Mets...
Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations
ST. LOUIS, Mo The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with free-agent infielder Ronny Cedeno on a one-year contract for the 2013 season. The Cardinals also announced that they have invited 16 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training Camp, including outfielder Oscar Taveras and right-handed pitcher Seth...
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On Tuesday, MLB.com released their top 100 prospects for 2013 and the Cardinals had six players on that list. Pitchers Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, Carlos Martinez, and Shelby Miller to go along with second baseman Kolten Wong and outfielder Oscar Taveras made the list.
ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. While preliminary site work began today, the team announced that a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, February 8th at 11 am on...
The St. Louis Cardinals have invited 16 non-roster players to their 2013 major league spring training camp.
The St. Louis Cardinals added shortstop depth in Ronny Cedeno and cut left-handed relief pitcher Barret Browning from the 40-man roster.
Infielder Ronny Cedeno has agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cedeno can earn an additional $850,000 in performance bonuses under Monday's deal: $170,000 each for 200, 250, 300, 250 and 400 plate appearances.
The 29-year-old .259 with four homers and 22 RBIs last year for the New York Mets. An eight-year big league veteran, he has a ...
Earlier today, John Sickels released his farm system rankings and had the Pittsburgh Pirates fifth overall. He also had the St. Louis Cardinals first overall. The Cardinals seem to be the consensus top farm system this year. I haven’t received my Baseball America 2013 Prospect Handbook yet, but I’ve already seen that the Cardinals ranked first in their preliminary rankings.
4 years after the project as supposed to be over, it's finally getting started.
Ballpark Village is finally going to happen. For real. No, seriously. Not a joke.
The Cardinals announced on Wednesday that financing for the downtown development has closed and that preliminarily site prep had begun. A formal groundbreaking will be held February 8th with a target completion...
On Wednesday, ESPN announced its slate of eight spring training games to be televised nationally. The St. Louis Cardinals will be well-represented, with two of the eight, including the first telecast.
On Monday, March 11, the Cardinals game at Tampa against the New York Yankees is the initial game to be covered. Jon Sciambi, Doug Glanville and Jayson Stark will provide commentary...
The 2013 United Cardinal Bloggers Annual is now available for purchase @ Amazon: LINK HERE
One of these years, we're going to get something published, but alas, the last thing that got cut before it went to (e) print was Bachlorette posts. Fingers crossed for 2014.
The foreward by Will Leitch (who happens to have an oral history in AdWeek today LINK HERE)