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Pete Kozma might have gotten sudden public support along with the St. Louis Cardinals starting shortstop job after Rafael Furcal announced Thursday he would have Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2013 season, but Kozma has deserved some of that respect long before now.
Kozma hit .333 in 26 games for the Cardinals at the end of last season after Furcal injured his elbow Aug. 30 against the Washington Nationals, and he was a big key to the team’s late-season success that got it within one game of the World Series.
But the Cardinals have rarely viewed Kozma in a positive light.
The organization considered releasing Kozma four times while he was in the minor leagues. Granted, the former first-round pick did put up dismal numbers much of his minor-league career, but the Cardinals have continued to treat Kozma as if he is that same minor-league player even after his big-league success.
The club openly solicited trade proposals to find a different shortstop during the offseason. And ...
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Yadier Molina spends months each year at the plate cranking out hits. In 2012, the St. Louis Cardinals catcher collected 159 on his way to a .315 batting average, both career bests.
Now, the 30-year-old hopes to extend his hit-making skills into the music business.
Back home in Puerto Rico for the World Baseball Classic, the backstop announced Molina Records’ first launch, an...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made a very interesting comment on Wednesday. With regard to the three-way battle for the final rotation spot among Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal, the skipper said the following, as reported by B.J. Rains:
“We’re getting close,” Matheny said of needing to make a decision. “Yeah, we’re getting close.”
The battle for the Cardinals 5th starter spot just became a little clearer. According to Jennifer Langosch, Trevor Rosenthal did not attend the Cardinals starting pitchers meeting on Tuesday morning and, according to Derrick Goold, Mike Matheny confirmed that Rosenthal will move to the bullpen. That leaves Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller as the remaining competitors for the job. ...
Jennifer Langosch broke the news this morning and it was confirmed by Derrick Goold that Rafael Furcal will undergo Tommy John surgery, as soon as next week, which will knock him out for all of the 2013 season. With that issue finally settled, albeit in a bad way, the Cardinals need to move forward and, as I see it, the Cardinals have 3 options: 1. Go with what they've got...
After his stellar performance last year as a reliever both down the stretch during the regular season and during the playoffs, Trevor Rosenthal will be returning to the pen this year. But, is this a career change for Rosenthal or just a temporary assignment? As we have seen previously with Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn, the Cardinals have no qualms about using one of their stud...
St. Louis Cardinals short stop Rafael Furcal will require Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Furcal has been attempting to rehab the injury since August after it was originally diagnosed as a UCL tear.
The Cardinals will be without Furcal for the entire 2013 season. Taking his place in the lineup will be Ronny Cedeno or Pete Kozma.
The 121 games that Furcal appeared in last season...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
The Cardinals have had the kind of recent success that makes thinking up of a nightmare scenario actually fairly...
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
No National League team has won more World Series than St. Louis, and in 2013 the Cardinals made it an even dozen world titles. It’s truly a golden era for baseball in St. Louis -...
There was hope that rest and some time off might be able to cure shortstop Rafael Furcal’s ailing elbow. On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that the veteran infielder will undergo Tommy John surgery on his elbow and most likely will miss the entire 2013 season. Furcal made the trip to Pensacola, Florida to visit renowned surgery Dr. James Andrews who made the determination...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright might be spending a little more time in autograph sessions after a picture presented by a fan to sign helped the St. Louis pitcher diagnose a flaw in his mechanics.
Wainwright struck out six in 4 2-3 innings and the Cardinals blanked a Miami Marlins split squad 2-0 Saturday.
The photograph that benefited Wainwright was taken a couple years...
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In what seems like the offseason of bizarre baseball injuries (including Francisco Liriano and kids at Christmas, and Joel Peralta getting out of his car to procure a sandwich), Marc Rzepczynski (a.k.a. scrabble) the effective, situational lefty out of the Cardinals strong bullpen added to the casualty list. As he played golf today in Viera, Florida, presumably after his ball club’s...