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St. Louis Cardinals
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Oh my, how time does fly. It is that time of year again! Pitchers and catchers have reported, and now teams have started playing spring training games. If one is particularly caught in the moment, one might be worried that the Cardinals are 0-2 so far in spring training play.
But since that’s only two games, and spring training results have little to no correlation to regular season results, I’m not too worried as a fan. Things to be worried about have been shown in early projections: a possibly scary combination of aging veterans and high-BABIP younger stars can make some within the baseball community shudder. But still, I’m not especially worried.
That said, things will no longer be easy for the Cardinals. The NL Central is a leaner, meaner place now that the lowly Houston Astros have moved over to the American League West. That is actually a kind of cool thing, but that team won’t be around as whipping boy anymore. The next-worst, Cubs, should be tougher this year (albeit, they ...
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has seen all he needs to see from pitching prospect Michael Wacha.
"I think that guy right now can pitch in the big leagues," Molina said. "That's the way I look at it. He's got great stuff. He has great presence on the mound. I feel that guy can pitch right now in the big leagues. He has great command...
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,...
JUPITER, Fla. Mitchell Boggs has no problem saying it. He thinks the Cardinals bullpen could be good. Real good. And after he backed up his talk a year ago with a strong personal season, those doubting him might want to think again.
Boggs made headlines last winter when he said he could compete with anybody in the game and predicted a big season from himself on the mound. He then...
JUPITER, Fla. Matt Carpenter wasn't sure how to react when he moved from second base back over to first base for the final few innings of Sunday's spring training game.
Carpenter has concentrated so hard on learning to play second base this spring that playing his more normal spot of first base almost seemed too easy.
"It's funny," Carpenter said. "...
The St. Louis Cardinals have made some magical runs the last two baseball seasons. One ending with a World Series Championship and the other, a disappointing National League Championship Series loss to the eventual World Series Champions, San Francisco Giants.
The Cardinals are poised to make another run in 2013, but there are some questions in their starting rotation.
I don’t have a deep thought for the day. It is more of an honest question, posed directly to fans of teams other than the St. Louis Cardinals. Ideally, I’d like to hear from those who closely follow successful organizations that have also recently been among those ranked as having some of the best collections of prospects in the game.
Q: When your team’s system was its fullest...
The St. Louis Cardinals have shown offensive prowess over the last week, racking up the run support and showing midseason form at the plate. The offense was impressive, but may have been overshadowed by the presence of pitching prospect Michael Wacha.
Wacha took the mound behind starter Lance Lynn on Wednesday against the Mets. The young prospect was making his second appearance...
ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals today announced their television schedule for the 2013 season. In their 20th season with the team, FOX Sports Midwest is scheduled to carry 150 games in its third full season as the exclusive local TV home of the Cardinals.
Ten regular season games are currently scheduled to be carried as part of Major League Baseballs national television packages...
In several recent tweets, ESPN’s Buster Olney was sharing the thoughts of a talent evaluator offering his opinions as to why Kyle Lohse is still unsigned. The following quote comes from the evaluator with the conclusion apparently Olney’s.
“When’s the last time you saw a pitcher leave St. Louis and do well elsewhere?” The Dave Duncan effect.
With the recent announcement...
In terms of raw talent, Allen Craig is an exciting player in fantasy. His biggest strength is his elite contact skills, though by “contact skills” I don’t just mean his ability to put the bat on the ball.There are many players who swing and miss less than Craig (his 6.9% swinging strike rate was just 53rd-best of the 193 players to register at least 400 PA last year), but not...
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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).
- As noted earlier, Wade Barrett attended the premiere of “Dead Man Down” Tuesday night in Los Angeles. WWE Studios Twitter posted a photo from the event with the a caption that reads, “#BarrettBarrage hits Hollywood. @WadeBarrett at last night’s red carpet premiere of #DeadManDown. @WWE @WWEUniverse”
- Big Show was in attendance at the Virginia Tech at Miami Hurricanes...