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And so the Rafael Furcal era ends in St. Louis.
With the announcement of Tommy John surgery, Furcal is out for 2013. Considering how botched this situation has been since September of last year, the chances of the Cardinals running this back in 2014 fall somewhere between 0% and 0%.
He's a free agent and he'll be more than free to shop around for the best deal he can get.
So as we stand on March 7th, Ronny Cedeno slides into the Opening Day starter role, until Pete Kozma unseats him before April. We've covered Cedeno before and Kozma is a light-hitting minor-leaguer who had a crazy good September/October, but is less than a stable long-term solution.
What do the Cardinals do? WHAT DO THEY DO?
Thankfully they have Shaun Sayer, a guy who follows the Cardinals on The Facebooks and is ready to share the answer:
So there you have it.
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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. ...
With Rafael Furcal's status for the 2013 season in doubt due to a lingering elbow injury, the St. Louis Cardinals find themselves in quite a conundrum. General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny gambled on Furcal being healthy. The veteran figured to be an important member of this year's team.
Instead, the Cardinals are left to rely on a cast of players that...
JUPITER, Fla. Jason Motte has so much confidence in Yadier Molina that hed throw a curveball in any count if his catcher signaled for one with him on the mound. And thats saying something for a guy who doesnt even have a curveball.
"Id say OK and flip one up there if he called it," Motte said. "And Id do it with 100 percent confidence."
Its been a constant...
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JUPITER, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Cardinals great Willie McGee is joining the team as a Special Assistant to the General Manager and will focus his attention on the minor leagues. McGee, 54, spent time in Cardinals Spring Training camp last month, serving as a Special Instructor.
"We are pleased to announce Willies...
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Jake Westbrook showed no ill effects of the bruised knee that forced him to leave his first spring start after one inning, limiting the Miami Marlins to a run and four hits over three innings of the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-2 win Wednesday.
Matt Holliday had a two-run homer, one of five long balls for the Cardinals. Top prospect Oscar Taveras put St. Louis on top in the second...
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...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) --Knee fine, Jake Westbrook got down to business.
And he enjoyed it.
Westbrook showed no ill effects of the bruised knee that forced him to leave his first spring start after one inning, limiting the Miami Marlins to a run and four hits over three innings of the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-2 win Wednesday.
"Getting my work in and getting the allotted innings...
Four-time All-Star and 1985 Most Valuable Player Willie McGee to become a St. Louis Cardinals special assistant.