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Every year, at this point in the baseball season, you start hearing a number of fans worrying because their favorite baseball team is losing most of its spring training games.
These reactions are inevitably followed by many others crying out that spring training games are completely useless as a predictor of regular season records.
I decided to examine whether teams’ spring training records are in any way, predictive of their respective regular season records. I wanted to specifically look at the St. Louis Cardinals’ history in this regard, but in order to obtain a larger enough data sample, I first looked at every MLB team between 2006 and 2012.
Before going any further, I should note that different sources list slightly different records based on interpretations of ties and split-squad games. I used espn.com’s data for the MLB-wide spring training records, and Spring Training Magazine’s database for the Cardinals’ spring-training records.
After examining the relationship betwe...
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The St. Louis Cardinals have recently received numerous accolades for the outstanding minor league system general manager John Mozeliak and his team have been able to build. The Cardinals have the best minor league system in all of baseball according to Baseball America and even Keith Law of ESPN.com and the future of Cardinals' baseball is very bright.
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Each year I like to compile a composite prospect list,
taking the top prospects lists from across the web, assigning points to
each ranking and then using these points to create a composite ranking.
I do this each February for the top 100 prospects in baseball, which
can be found at my MLB Composite Prospect Index site and I also do it for each team, including my favorite,...
From FOX Sports Midwest:
The Cardinals Spring Training Report premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest. This 30-minute show gives fans a look at the storylines dominating the early part of Cardinals camp and at the lighter side of spring training.
The show includes:
• One-on-one interviews with John Mozeliak, Matt Holliday and David Freese
• Reports on the starting...
JUPITER, Fla. Jon Jay has a message for the folks already anointing Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras as the next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper.
"Let the kid play," Jay said Monday. "Thats my biggest thing. Let the kid play and whatever comes of it, comes. He definitely does have a great talent and you can see that, but I hate when they try to label someone as the next...
In a spring training that has included worries about contract negotiations and the health of starting pitchers, the stability of a right elbow ligament for a position player could be the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest problem as games get underway.
Shortstop Rafael Furcal received an anti-inflammatory shot in his injured elbow Friday to help ease discomfort created by a bone spur...
Coming off a season where the St. Louis Cardinals were just one game away from returning to the World Series for the second year in a row, many fans were interested to see what kind of approach general manager John Mozeliak would take during the offseason.
Last winter, Mozeliak watched manager Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan retire and let Albert Pujols go to the Los Angeles Angels...
Spring Training games are in full effect with all 30 teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals, took to the field to start getting ready for the season. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball has opened the vaults and given the world access to video clips that were previously locked away.
The Cardinals were a powerhouse team in the National League in the 1980′s. Three appearances...
Adam Wainwright made his first “start” in what could be a year full of both starts and stops. Of course he’s still over a month away from his first meaningful appearance of the year, but these days, not much he says or does is without meaning.
With the high stakes nature of his ongoing contract negotiations hanging over his 6’7” frame, the comparison machine is going crazy...
JUPITER (AP) -- Allen Craig has been prevented from playing first by a sore shoulder. The injury doesn't appear to have affected his swing, though.
Craig and Matt Holliday each hit their first homers of spring training, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday.
Craig was starting as the designated hitter. He reached base in all three...
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny wouldn't commit to naming a fifth starter even though the two pitchers in competition had decidedly different outings in the Cardinals' 5-4 victory over Miami.
Starter Shelby Miller allowed only one hit and one walk in four scoreless innings while striking out three, retiring the last 11 batters he faced.
Joe Kelly wasn't nearly as successful...
Hot News for SS Rafael Furcal
Prices for half of the games start at just $5.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (February 25, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that individual tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale this Friday, March 1st beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Fans who wish to purchase tickets to three (3) or more games will receive early access to take part in a special online-only “multi-game” on-sale...
Ben and Sam preview the Cardinals` season with Ken Funck, and Pete talks to St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Joe Strauss (at 18:06).