Found May 02, 2013 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Last fall, the St. Louis Cardinals committed to return its Class-A affiliation to Peoria for at least the next four years, from 2013 through 2016. The only question that has arisen since was whether the Chiefs would be able to remain in the Illinois city for the duration of the contract. Dealing with serious financial difficulties, the money-losing club put together an assistance plan totaling $7.35 million. While most of the money is privately-sourced, the City of Peoria’s contribution was needed to close the equation. On Tuesday night, the City Council approved a proposal to forgive about $1.2 million in debt the Chiefs owes the city. Payments of $150,000 per year over the next eight years remained on bonds issued to cover land acquisition costs and infrastructure improvements when the privately-owned stadium was constructed. According to a report from the Peoria Journal Star, the locals determined the potential losing the team was a worse fate than anteing up. As a result, the Co...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

St. Louis Cardinals: DAniel Descalso's days in St. Louis should be numbered

Entering the 2013 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had obvious question marks up the middle. So many question marks in fact, that they pulled an old Tony La Russa trick and converted Matt Carpenter, a natural third baseman, into a second baseman to create a platoon situation with Daniel Descalso. Carpenter has pulled his weight and held his own at second, but with David Freese struggling...

Mike O'Neill is what "Moneyball" is all about.

If you want to see Moneyball in action, all you have to do is go to Springfield, MO and watch Mike O'Neill play. By most scouts' standards, O'Neill would not be a prospect.  He stand only 5'9", has no power and little speed.  But what he does have is the uncanny ability to get on base. Through 25 games this year, O'Neill is hitting .338 with a .490 OBP...

Adam Wainwright: Bad barbecue makes me want to fight somebody

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright loves baseball. If he didn’t, he probably would not be pitching professionally. But there is something in life he seems to love much, much more. That something is barbecue. During a Q&A with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch earlier this week, Wainwright discussed how big of a foodie he considers himself to be. When Derrick Goold asked...

Adam Wainwright Imagines Self as Food Critic, Says Bad Barbecue ‘Makes Me Want to Fight Somebody’

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright may be off to a hot start, with a 2.03 ERA and 0.99 WHIP in six starts so far this season. However, the man isn’t just a pitcher, he’s a human being with many eclectic interests. Wainwright recently sat down with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to talk about being a foodie, among other topics. The 31-year-old right-hander also spoke about subjects...

Welcome To St. Louis Carlos Martinez

“Better get there quick, Big Boy.” That quote has circled the blogosphere this week after St. Louis Cardinal General Manager John Mozeliak responded with those words after Josh Gilliam, of the great site Pitchers Hit Eighth, asked about seeing Carlos Martinez in Springfield.  Less than a week later, Martinez is on his way to Milwaukee to join the major league squad as struggling...

Cardinals' Matt Adams should return Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals rookie first baseman Matt Adams is on course to return from the DL on Tuesday when he is eligible, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Adams (oblique) will join Double-A Springfield today to start a rehab assignment, then join the Cardinals in Chicago on Tuesday. Adams is looking forward to getting back into live games. “Seeing...

The Manager Being Managed & The Friday Links

Mike Matheny has a Mitchell Boggs problem. Not insomuch as Mitchell Boggs comes in and can't get outs, causing the Cardinals to make games closer than needed, if not lose games they shouldn't.    No, that's not the problem. It's A problem, for sure. It's just not THE problem. The BIG problem.   Zero baseball fans expect every pitch of every...

Holliday, Garcia lead Cards to 2-1 win over Reds

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, Jaime Garcia continued his mastery of Cincinnati with eight strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday night. Garcia (3-1) gave up one run on seven hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter. The left-hander improved to 7-0 in eight starts against...

Brewers try to avoid third straight loss at Miller Park

Although they've been one of the top hitting teams in the majors at home, the Milwaukee Brewers are being tested by the St. Louis Cardinals' red-hot starting pitchers. It doesn't figure to get any easier against a 22-year-old rookie who dominated them earlier this season. Shelby Miller will try to provide the NL Central -leading Cardinals with yet another outstanding...

Cardinals 2, Reds 1

Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer, Jaime Garcia continued his mastery of Cincinnati with eight strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Reds on Tuesday night. Garcia (3-1) gave up one run on seven hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter. The left-hander improved to 7-0 in eight starts against Cincinnati at Busch...

Westbrook solid, Cardinals beat Brewers 6-5

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jake Westbrook allowed one run over six innings for his 100th career win and the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 on Thursday night. Westbrook (2-1), came in with a 0.98 ERA, best in the majors - it increased to 1.10. In his 12th season, he walked three and struck out four. The Brewers were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position against him...

Daily Notes: Feat. No Fewer Than Two Graphs in re Shelby Miller

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. Featured Game: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 20:10 ET 2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today’s Complete Schedule Featured Game: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 20:10 ET Regarding the Cardinals, Who’s Starting for Them In terms of who’s starting for the Cardinals tonight, it’s...

St. Louis Cardinals beat Cincinnati Reds 2-1 behind solid outing by Jaime Garica

St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia came into the 2013 with mixed expectations after he struggled on the road and with injuries throughout 2012. So far, so good for Garcia this season and especially on Tuesday night as the lefty tossed eight solid innings to lift the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Garcia's eight innings were dominant as he did not surrender...

Cardinals-Brewers Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals already quieted the bats of the Milwaukee Brewers in one series this season. With a starting rotation that continues to roll along with strong performances, they'll try to do it again. Jake Westbrook will take the ball Thursday night for the opener of a four-game set at Miller Park. St. Louis took two of three from the Brewers in St. Louis from April...

This Will Do For The Day

I'd like to think I could focus in and write about a big Cardinals win against Reds that re-claimed 1st place in the NL Central.  Can't. Need to watch this all day.
Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.