Found April 18, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Former Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke wishes he had not made critical comments about St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter before the 2011 NLCS. Zack Greinke has been a lot less relevant to the St. Louis Cardinals since he left the Milwaukee Brewers as a free agent following the 2011 season. Before departing, the right-hander known for his social anxiety issues almost as much as his considerable pitching prowess, fired off a shot at Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. Prior to game 1 of the 2011 National League Championship Series, Grienke expressed teammates’ supposed concerns about Carpenter’s habit of interacting with batters from the mound. “They think his presence, his attitude out there sometimes is like a phony attitude,” Greinke said. “And then he yells at people. He just stares people down and stuff. And most pitchers just don’t do that. And when guys do, I guess some hitters get mad. Some hitters do it to pitchers. But when you do that some people will get mad. “There’s other pitch...

Can the Cardinals find room for both Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras in the 2014 lineup?

Everyone assumes that Oscar Taveras is the heir apparent to take over for Carlos Beltran in right field in 2014.  However, with the way Matt Adams has started out of the gate this season, its entirely possible that Adams starts at first next year with Allen Craig moving to right. But, if that should happen, where does that leave Taveras? Its a nice problem to have, as it shows...

Padres CEO blames Greinke for brawl

Tom Garfinkel was caught on tape blaming Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke for the brawl between the teams as well as making an insulting remark about Greinke.

Rookies Leading The St.Louis Cardinals, Future Very Bright

The St.Louis Cardinals sit perched atop the National League Central division with an 8-5 record to start the 2013 campaign. The young season has seen the emergence of rookie pitcher Shelby Miller and first baseman Matt Adams, both youngsters are proving their worth as valuable assets to future of the Cardinals. Miller has complimented and matched staff ace Adam Wainwright pitch for...

St. Louis Cardinals: Edward Mujica picks up save in Cardinals 4-3 win over Phillies

The St. Louis Cardinals bullpen has been terrible all season long. Mitchell Boggs has been ineffective in his stint as closer and 22-year old phenom Trevor Rosenthal has struggled in his set-up role. On Thursday night in Philadelphia, manager Mike Matheny turned to Edward Mujica to close out the game and despite putting himself in a jam, Mujica was able to close the door as the...

Now Playing: Did you know Cards 3B David Freese's Wal-On music is an ode to Fisting?

St. Louis Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese thinks that entering a game to a song named after the act of shoving one’s balled fist in another’s anus and then smelling it is a good idea. Yeah, he... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Padres President, CEO Makes Fun of Zack Greinke’s Battle With Social Anxiety Disorder, Calls Him ‘Rain Man’

Last week’s Dodgers-Padres brawl had serious repercussions for both teams on the injury and suspension fronts, but it’s also the impetus for some potential public relations problems in San Diego. Mitt Romney may have lost the 2012 presidential election for what he said when he thought he was in private company, and it seems Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel has made a similar...

The Closer Conundrum

I  Sunday was a Top 10 day in St. Louis.  Unlike San Diego or Miami where 80 degree cloudless days with a consistent breeze seem to be called Tuesday, St. Louis sees precious few. Sitting in Busch Stadium, watching baseball, drinking beers... chances are if you're on this site in the first place, you agree - it doesn't get much better. Then it got worse....

St. Louis Cardinals bats fall silent in 5-0 loss to Pittsburgh

Before Wednesday night's game in Pittsburgh, the St. Louis Cardinals ranked fourth in baseball with 78 runs scored in 13 games. Thanks to A.J. Burnett, the Cardinals were held scoreless in a 5-0 series-ending loss at PNC Park. Burnett flirted with perfection, and then with a no-hitter before both disappeared. A shutout did not disappear as the Cardinals offense remained silent...

Padres CEO Tom Garfinkel: Zack Greinke hit Carlos Quentin on purpose

Zack Greinke has a history of hitting Carlos Quentin. Whether he has done so intentionally or not, it is that history that sparked a bench-clearing brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres last week. Quentin was hit by more pitches than any player in the league last season, but that hasn’t affected Padres president and CEO Tom Garfinkel’s opinion on what went...

Cardinals/Pirates: Three things to walk with

The Cardinals leave out of Pittsburgh with essentially a split series due to the rain out of Tuesday evening, and also with a series that’s a tale of two halves. After an offensive eruption in game one, which they won 10-6 on Monday, they could barely find their way into the hit column two days later, dropping the final game of the series 5-0 to AJ Burnett. Now, as they depart...

Friends, That's How You Roll Over

That game was so ugly, it went into a haunted house and came out with an application.  You're right. That wasn't funny. And neither is the sequence of numbers 0, 1, 2. As in 0 runs, 1 hit and 2 errors. If Stanley Kubrick was around, I think he'd be working on Clockwork 2.  Thank goodness Carlos Beltran was able to scratch out 1 hit, otherwise literally...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 14, Version 2

We are going to lose a Jonathan Sanchez start?  Nooooooooo! Wow. There isn’t much in the world that sums up the 1980s quite like that. Last night’s game will be rescheduled and it will start over. Sorry Pedro Alvarez, no hit for you. Imagine how different life would be if A.J. Burnett would have signed…

Series Preview - The Next Team to Beat the Phils

Phillies (6-9) at St. Louis Cardinals (8-6)Matchups: Thursday - 7:10 - Cole Hamels v. Adam WainwrightFriday - 7:10 - Oh No, It's Roy v. Jaime GarciaSaturday - 7:10 - Cliff Lee v. Lance LynnSunday - 8:10 - Oh No, It's KK v. Jake Westbrook (For our "out of market" friends, note that tonight's game is on the MLB network and the finale Sunday will be on ESPN.)  Pitching...

Dodgers aim to bounce back against Padres

After a disappointing loss last night on Jackie Robinson night, the Dodgers will look to get things back on track in game two of the three game series with the San Diego Padres. This will be the Dodgers’ first look at what life will be like for the next couple months without Zack Greinke in their rotation. That starting pitching depth is looking pretty good now, right? After...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.