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Jake Westbrook pitched 7 strong innings for low A Peoria on Sunday and looks ready to return to the rotation, which means the Cardinals have a difficult decision to make. Should Westbrook replace Tyler Lyons or Michael Wacha when he returns?
Last week, I made the case for keeping Lyons in the rotation. However, since then, Lyons has had another clunker of a start and now I'm not so sure Lyons is the best bet for the Cardinals going forward.
Part of my case was built on the expectation that Chris Carpenter was nearing a rehab assignment. However, per Carpenter, he is going to take it slow and it will be a while before he is ready to pitch in games. I thought he could be back at the end of June and its sounds more like it will be after the All-Star break.
Bottom line is that the Cardinals have to do what gives themselves the best chance to win. Lyons, while impressive his first couple times out has been more hittable in his last couple starts.
On the other hand, in his sh...
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ST. LOUIS -- During the past offseason, Matt Carpenter was talking with his mom about his future in the major leagues. Though Carpenter enjoyed a strong rookie season with a .365 on-base percentage in 340 plate appearances, his baseball future coming into 2013 was far from secure.
No one knew if he could become more than a utilityman in the big leagues. Not even Carpenter.
After a shaky start to the season, all St. Louis Cardinals fans are aware that 23-year old reliever Trevor Rosenthal has settled down and become a lock-down eighth inning reliever.
But are Cardinals fans aware of just how dominant Rosenthal has been?
Rosenthal has not allowed a single earned run since April 24 and has pitched an amazing stretch of baseball and is a big reason why...
1. Oscar Taveras (1) – .311, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 5 SB
Even thought Taveras was out a significant amount of time, there is no need to drop him. He is still, by far, the best Cardinals prospect. For me, there is some injury concern. I don’t think it was ineptitude that cause the Cards to not DL him for 3 weeks. I think they were sending him a message that he needed to get out there...
As the MLB draft continues throughout the weekend, the St. Louis Cardinals will get their biggest and hottest prospect back from injury on Saturday night.
According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the No. 1 rated prospect in baseball according to Keith Law, Oscar Taveras, will return to the lineup for Triple-A Memphis tonight.
Taveras returns to the Memphis lineup...
St. Louis Cardinals minor league left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood absorbed a double-whammy on Monday, with losses at two different levels of play, in two different roles.
Here is how it came about.
The 25-year-old started for the Double-A Springfield Cardinals on Monday afternoon at Tulsa. Greenwood went five innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks...
The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday night while the big news was the return of #1 prospect Oscar Taveras. Taveras went 1-for-4 with a double in his return. David Popkins has been on a hot streak for the Palm Beach Cardinals. Popkins has an 8-game hitting streak and is hitting well over .500 in those 8 games. The Peoria Chiefs won in unusual fashion as a passed ball on an intentional...
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For those who want just the basics about the St. Louis Cardinals’ draft, this is the place for you.
David Freese has been the St. Louis Cardinals regular third
baseman over the past several seasons. In that role, he’s developed into a
postseason hero and National League All-Star. However, the emergence of Matt Carpenter and presence of top prospect Kolten Wong could have the Cardinals
making Freese available, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals are the symphony: respected, beautiful and only enjoyed by a very devout base.
And just like the symphony, you're not convincing anyone to get on board. They're going to have to make that choice on their own terms.
I bring this up because the Cardinals are an excellent team. Maybe one of the best teams we've seen in the past 20...
The St. Louis Cardinals came into Cincinnati this weekend with a three-game series lead in the NL Central division. The Cardinals now maintain a four game lead as they have taken the series two games to one as the improve their streak to 13 games without losing a series.
The Cardinals defeated the Reds 11-4 in 10 innings in the rubber game of this three game weekend series.
So far in 2013, the Cardinals have matched a winning percentage that is very similar to the 2004 Cardinals, the most winning Cardinal team in my lifetime. Beyond that, they are up there with just about any Cardinals team so far. At 41-22, they are just a win away from being 20 games over .500 and it isn’t even halfway through June. This is a team where a guy with a .310 batting...
The St. Louis Cardinals to select their final 30 players in a fast-paced third day of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.
The Baby Birds officially went 2-3 on Monday. Memphis resumed a suspended game from April 10th which resulted in a very unusual scenario. Nick Greenwood was the pitcher of record in the suspended game and took the loss. Since that game, Greenwood has been transferred to Double-A Springfield and was also the pitcher of record for Springfield on Monday, where he took the loss. So,...
ST. LOUIS -- Lance Lynn might have left Sunday night's start with a better outcome if he had tried to bust Jay Bruce inside rather than serving him another outside fastball. Or, Lynn's night might have ended differently if he had just stayed away from the lefty-hitting Bruce and gone after Todd Frazier.
But with the count full, two out and the score 2-2 in the fifth, Bruce...