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According to B.J. Rains, Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist indicated that Thursday will be the "final audition" for Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly for the 5th starter spot. Kelly will get the start while Miller will work in relief. Not sure if that is any indication as to who the leader is, but we should know more after Thursday's game.
Personally, I'm pulling for Miller. I think he has more upside and he certainly showed in the second half of last season, both in the minors and at the major league level, that he is ready.
However, I get the feeling that the Cardinals will end up going with Kelly, for the following reasons:
First, Kelly has already proven himself as a capable major league starter, having made 16 starts in 2012 and posting a respectable 3.74 ERA in those starts.
Second, the Cardinals can delay Miller's service clock and thereby have him under team control longer.
Finally, waiting until June or so to call up Miller would allow the Ca...
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According to Derrick Goold, the Cardinals second base battle will continue into the regular season, with "performance and need dictating the starter."
What does this all mean?
Well, it means that what once started as an experiment to find another way to get Matt Carpenter's bat into the lineup and make him into a super utility player is quickly becoming a potential...
As soon as the St. Louis Cardinals announced their signing of Allen Craig to a five-year contract with a sixth-year option, some assumed that pushed Matt Adams’ time as a Cardinal to its end.
The reality is that while the $31 million deal is good for Craig and good for the Cardinals, it has no impact on Adams’ constricted major league opportunity at all.
Here is why.
Following are the highlights from the first minor league games of 2013. A trio of intersquad games were held on Wednesday in preparation for Thursday’s initial contests against external competition.
As he has been doing the last few seasons, Cardinals farm director John Vuch will be sharing game highlights with this site and several others with interest in Cardinals prospects....
JUPITER, Fla. If Trevor Rosenthal has any lingering disappointment from not being picked as the fifth starter, he's doing a darn good job of hiding it so far.
Making his first relief appearance since being told he would open the season in the bullpen and not in the starting rotation like he had hoped, the 22-year-old flame thrower reached 100 MPH on four different pitches Sunday...
The St. Louis Cardinals completed an agreement to keep first baseman Allen Craig in tow last week, but very well may have done much more than just that. The deal is a study in the obscure: both completely team and player friendly contract that helps both parties roughly equally. But to understand this, a grasp on the first base market, the financial position of the Cardinals and...
The St. Louis Cardinals have used three weeks of spring training to find their likely middle infielders for the upcoming season, but one big decision remains as to who will take the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Fortunately, the Cardinals should be in good shape regardless of who they choose.
Three contestants began the battle for the final starting spot at the beginning...
A recent comment by blingboy led me to ponder the question that led to this post – Who might the reserves behind the St. Louis Cardinals reserves be?
Of course, we have to begin with those projected to make up the season-opening five-man bench. My current thinking:
Catcher – Tony Cruz
Corner infield – Ty Wigginton
Middle infield – Daniel Descalso
Outfield – Shane Robinson...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had surgery Monday to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back.
Matheny underwent the procedure in St. Louis. Before leaving the team on Sunday, Matheny said he expected to be back at spring training for Thursday's game against Atlanta in Jupiter.
"As of right now, he's feeling great," St. Louis general...
The Oakland A's trade of Mark Mulder to the St. Louis Cardinals in December 2004 was one of the defining moments of the A's last decade. While there is only one player with the A's from that original deal, the repercussions of the deal are still resonating with the organization. Chris Biderman takes a look at the original deal and the deals that came out of it.
Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best quarterback in team, division, conference and league history.
Paul Christman: Christman played for the Cardinals from 1945 to 1949. He led the team to an NFL Championship in 1947. The team won the NFL West in 1948 under Christman as well.
Christman was a two-time All-Pro with the Cardinals in 1946...
Looking at how “Super Two” arbitration eligibility may shake out for the St. Louis Cardinals ahead.
FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth to televise nine spring training and 124 regular season St. Louis Cardinals games in 2013.