Found January 29, 2013 on
The Cardinal Nation blog:
A thought-provoking article series ran recently at ESPN. The subject is windows of contention for each of the 30 major league teams. In other words, when will each club be in its best position to win the World Series – now or later on?
Factors that went into the assessments are “current talent, age of roster, farm system and payroll, as well as free agents who figure to be available and could help the team…”
Since the articles are for ESPN Insiders, I am not going to go into specifics here other than to share the bottom line, already visible by all. The writer, Jason Martinez from MLB Depth Charts, concludes that the optimal year of contention for both the St. Louis Cardinals and National League Central Division defending champion Cincinnati Reds is here in 2013.
Given the Cardinals’ recent history of reloading on the fly, I had not seriously thought of their 2013 season as a potential peak before reading the ESPN series. The club has logged 12 winning records and nine post-season a...
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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...
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...
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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...
The St. Louis Cardinals have invited 16 non-roster players to their 2013 major league spring training camp.
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...
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...
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.
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 St. Louis Cardinals added shortstop depth in Ronny Cedeno and cut left-handed relief pitcher Barret Browning from the 40-man roster.
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)
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 ...
The St. Louis Cardinals president and general manager answer fan questions at Winter Warm-Up.