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Kolten Wong | 2B, Cardinals | Born: 10/10/1990
Tyler Greene was the 30th overall selection in the 2005 draft. It was the Cardinals second pick that year; they took Colby Rasmus two spots earlier. At this point, both players appear to be busts, really. I suppose St. Louis fans can take solace knowing that the Cards flipped Rasmus for important pieces in their World Series run. But there’s little consolation on Greene’s side of things. He’s awful, and it’s clear that he’s not a long term option as an everyday 2B. There is hope for St. Louis, however. Kolten Wong is officially the Cardinals’ 2B of the future. He took that right after being drafted 22nd overall a year ago, and his performance in the minors has only solidified his position as such.
Out of the University of Hawaii, Wong made his pro debut at Low-A Quad Cities where he batted .355/.401/.510 over 222 PA. Most had him pegged for High-A to open 2012, but the Cardinals chose to move him along more aggressively, sendi...
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In the 17 years since Tony La Russa first arrived in St. Louis, the Cardinals employed at least two left-handed relievers to open the season in every year except one. In 1998, Lance Painter was the sole lefty in the pen, but the club knew what they had in him, as he was a holdover from the previous season.
In three years, including as recently as 2005, three of the team’s seven...
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The Cardinals continued the tradition started last year of wearing outrageous outfits on the team's West Coast road trip, photos of which were uploaded by David Freese.
ST. LOUIS - David Freese arrived at Busch Stadium Tuesday thinking it would be the day he broke out of his slump. Then he looked at the lineup card and saw he had the afternoon off.
So the third baseman, stuck in a 5-for-31 slump that dropped his batting average from .329 to .283, begged and pleaded with his manager to put him in the lineup. Mike Matheny finally caved, making a...
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Carlos Beltran is missing his third straight start with a sore right knee, though he and manager Mike Matheny believe he will avoid a stint on the disabled list.
Matheny says Beltran could have played in Wednesday night's series opener with the San Francisco Giants, but with the cool Bay Area weather it wasn't worth risking further problems. Beltran...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Center fielder Jon Jay was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals because of shoulder soreness.
St. Louis played the finale of a five-game homestand with only one regular outfielder, left fielder Matt Holliday. Right fielder Carlos Beltran missed his second straight start due to a minor knee injury but was available to pinch hit.
Left-hander Jaime Garcia sometimes can be distracted by things he should have control of and by others for which he has no control. However, he displayed unwavering focus Wednesday night and mixed in a key single, too, in the Cardinals' 4-1 win at chilly AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Garcia, winning for the first time since April 18, had good movement on his fastball and also...
One of my closest friends is a St. Louis native, and after the tumult of contract misadventures this past off season, he asked me how I thought the Cardinals might fare in 2012. My comment was that they’d win more games in 2012 than they did in 2011 — bank on it. But most of that was wrapped up in the notion that they’d get Adam Wainwright back to form, Lance Berkman would...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jaime Garcia matched his career high with nine strikeouts, David Freese hit a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a victory against his old Giants team with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.
Buster Posey hit a tying RBI single in the sixth against Garcia (3-2) for San Francisco, which missed multiple...
On March 17, 2005, former major league baseball slugger Mark McGwire testified at a Congressional hearing on steroids in baseball. McGwire was dressed in a business suit, green tie in honor of St. Patrick's Day, wearing reading glasses and an expression of bottled up shame.
McGwire indirectly enacted his 5th Amendment rights that afternoon in Washington D.C. and repeated...
Center fielder Jon Jay was put on the 15-day disabled list
Tuesday by the St. Louis Cardinals because of shoulder
Sometimes we look for story ideas on Google News.
Just type in ‘St. Louis Cardinals’ in the search box and endless amounts of stories pop up for us to plagiarize and then put up on our site as our own and take all the glory.
But sometimes the stories are so apropos, there really just isn’t much to comment on. I think this sums up a 1-4 home stand pretty succulently. Especially...
(AP) -- Carlos Beltran doesn't like to miss games, and he may not have to for the time being.
The St. Louis Cardinals, though, don't seem to be missing him.
Beltran may be back in the lineup for the first time in four games as the Cardinals try to sweep a two-game set from the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
A sore and stiff right knee has kept Beltran on the bench for...
Mitch Harris had two dreams in life: serving his country and playing professional baseball. He just didn't realize that one might keep him from doing the other.
Harris was a legitimate prospect coming out of the Naval Academy after posting a 2.51 ERA with 291 strikeouts in 222 13 innings during his four-year career. And the Cardinals took a chance, drafting him in the 13th round...
Whether in the major leagues or the minor leagues, angry uniformed personnel firing their protective headgear in the direction of the game’s arbiters is in the news this week.
One such occurrence was in the Cardinals system. On Friday night, Springfield manager Mike Shildt sent his struggling Double-A club onto the field at Northwest Arkansas in an attempt to break a nine-game...
The Top 5 Players to Buy Low and to Sell High
1). Carlos Beltran STL OF 28 R 13 HR 32 RBI 5 SB .295 AVG
Beltran’s power surge is completely out of line with the rest of his career. Add in his propensity to get injured and it all adds up to a player you’re better off sending away for a high reward.
2). Bryan LaHair CHC 1B 16 R 9 HR 20 RBI 1 SB .356 AVG
Odds are a 29...