It is a fine art, trying to glean meaningful clues from baseball officials. The St. Louis Cardinals are no exception.
Very recently, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak stated that it was “unlikely” that his organization would be adding a player to the 40-man roster for purposes of a September call up.
We were reminded of the GM’s remark by MLB.com as recently as two days ago.
Its context was most relevant in the case of the Cardinals’ top prospect coming into 2012, right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller, though some hoped Double-A outfielder Oscar Taveras might be included as well.
On Sunday, the Post-Dispatch reported that Miller will indeed be added to the 40-man roster and will join St. Louis on Tuesday. Triple-A Memphis’ season ends on Monday, but Miller is not scheduled to pitch for them again.
Miller’s very strong August has been recognized by many. That included me when I named him The Cardinal Nation Pitcher of the Month and the Pacific Coast League, which anointed the Te...