Found July 19, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
I’m currently in the middle of a massive mid-season rankings project. However, I had to take a break and write an article about the findings I unearthed about Matt Holliday’s curiously woeful and uncharacteristic first half. Here we go. BABIP Monologues Episode 3: Matt Holliday Read more by logging in or signing up for's "Front Office" package >>>>>>.

Cardinals’ Matt Holliday still experiencing discomfort in hamstring

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday recently resumed taking batting practice for the first time since sustaining his hamstring injury. His recovery was going well, but he continued to be held out of St. Louis’ lineup as he told Jenifer Langosch of that he’s still experiencing discomfort in his hamstring. "I still feel a little bit in there,"...

Chris Carpenter moving rehab to AAA Memphis

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter will shift his rehab assignment to Triple-A Memphis this Saturday, according to a tweet by Mike Ceide, a sports anchor in [...]

Cardinals recall right-handed reliever Salas

ST. LOUIS Fernando Salas has been recalled by the St. Louis Cardinals in a roster move that was made possible after right-handed reliever Keith Butler was shipped back to Triple-A Memphis following last Sunday night's game at Chicago. Salas was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 15 games prior to going on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. The right-handed reliever did...

Cardinals rested and ready for second-half push

ST. LOUIS -- Though the Cardinals reached the actual halfway point June 30, the All-Star break still represents an end as well as a beginning to their season. "To me, it's one of those lines that we've crossed," manager Mike Matheny said while watching his team work out on a sizzling Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium. "It has to be looked at like that because...

St. Louis Cardinals: Allen Craig’s production compared to Albert Pujols

(via Happy 29th Birthday, Allen Craig. Thank you for making the good-bye to No. 5 a whole lot heck of a lot easier to deal with for  the city of St. Louis. As a birthday present to Craig and the rest of Cardinal Nation, I have decided to do a brief analysis on his numbers so that fans can truly appreciate just how valuable he has been since Albert left. The Numbers...

Carp not happy after struggling in second rehab start

ST. LOUIS Chris Carpenter, who has been trudging toward a comeback that at one time seemed impossible, made the second start of his 2013 rehab stint on Saturday. It could have gone better. Carpenter, who started for Triple-A Memphis, surrendered four earned runs, nine hits and two walks in 3 13 innings against the Oklahoma City RedHawks. Forty-nine of his 74 pitches were strikes...

Odds Cardinals Players Return To ASG Again

Edward Mujica? Matt Carpenter? Did that really happen?  If you would have predicted that either of these fine gentleman would have been in NYC for the 2013 All-Star game, it would have included the caveat that they'd be in the stands as guests of Matt Holliday or Adam Wainwright.  But there they were. All-Stars. And it's something that can never be taken away...

Cardinals Minors Recap: Chris Carpenter struggles, David Washington slams a walk-off

It was a rough night for the Baby Birds as the teams’ combined for a 1-5 record. State College was the only winner and Memphis, Springfield, Peoria, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards lost. Palm Beach was rained out for the third straight night, second attempt at a double-header. In the upper minors, Chris Carpenter made his second rehab start and struggled. While the stats aren...

Should the St. Louis Cardinals find a way to replace Pete Kozma?

As the All-star break finally comes to a close, the St. Louis Cardinals will open the second half of the season at home with a three-game series with the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals have won seven of the team’s last 10 games and have the best record in baseball. But not all is well in Cardinal Nation. Some fans are worried about Pete Kozma and the shortstop situation. Kozma...

Preview: Cards open second half with Padres at Busch

With Jake Westbrook taking the mound at Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals appear to have a solid chance to improve on the best record in baseball. Westbrook and the Cardinals look for their season-best sixth straight home win Friday night when they try to hand the San Diego Padres a 10th consecutive road loss. Although St. Louis (57-36) has dealt with injuries to Westbrook...

Cardinals 9, Padres 6

Jake Westbrook pitched 6 1-3 innings of two-run ball and contributed three hits, All-Star Matt Carpenter continued his strong season with three hits and three RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 9-6 on Friday night. A career .116 hitter, Westbrook had never had more than one hit in a game. The right-hander, who scored twice and had an RBI, surpassed his hit...

Preview: Cards look to build on series' strong offensive start

It's been almost a year since the St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn last dropped a regular-season home start.San Diego Padres starter Edinson Volquez probably wishes he was pitching somewhere else other than Busch Stadium on Saturday night.Lynn has won 10 straight home regular-season decisions, and his Cardinals will look to beat Volquez again and hand the Padres an 11th consecutive...

Recap: Lynn, Cardinals give up early lead to Padres, lose 5-3

ST. LOUIS Edinson Volquez was bailed out by his bullpen and earned the victory in San Diego's 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.Nick Vincent, Dale Thayer, Luke Gregorson and Huston Street worked an inning apiece after Volquez (7-8) faded at the end of a five-inning outing. Street was perfect in the ninth for his 16th save in 17 chances after Carlos Quentin...

Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2013 Week 15

The Triple-A Memphis Redbirds went 3-1 heading into the break. Michael Wacha, Kolten Wong and Brock Peterson performed on the national stage.
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