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St. Louis Cardinals
The day pitchers and catchers report is always a special day in the baseball community. It marks the symbolic end to the offseason, but another special day approaches this weekend to mark another step toward the birth of another baseball season.
The St. Louis Cardinals will open their exhibition schedule at 12:05 p.m. Saturday against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. That will officially mark the beginning of spring training that more fans can follow, rather than breathlessly waiting on reports of how a second baseman looked while fielding ground balls or how a pitcher looked during a bullpen session.
Admittedly, spring training games aren’t a huge step up from regular spring training workouts. Pitchers will each throw just a few innings and batters who will eventually fill the regular-season lineup will take only one or two at bats, if at all. This year’s Cardinals roster is relatively set for Opening Day, but these will still be baseball games that wi...
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With the 2013 major league spring training camp now open, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of 2013 spring training until the start of the regular season. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from the conclusion of the 2012 season until spring training 2013...
OK, now I'm really starting to worry.
Mike Matheny said today that Shelby Miller is dealing with "tightness and soreness in his shoulder", according to Jennifer Langosch.
While Cardinals fans everywhere collectively hold their breath and hope that its just a minor issue, what was once a strength for the Cardinals is quickly becoming an area of major concern.
As Derrick Gould recently pointed out, the Cardinals lineup is old. The average age of the starting lineup is 30.5 (30.6 if Matt Carpenter replaced Daniel Descalso at second). This puts the Cards lineup as the 4th oldest in the majors.
The projected starting lineup and age, is as follows:
John Jay, CF - 28
Carlos Beltran, RF - 35
Matt Holliday, LF - 33
Allen Craig, 1B - 28...
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith laughed when asked who would have a higher batting average if they still played, he or former Cardinals outfielder Willie McGee.
"Willie probably would," Smith said. "He was that guy that hit .290 on the road and .290 at home, so he'd probably come out and still hit about .260. I'd hit about .250...
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal has been slowed by renewed pain and discomfort in his right elbow and was a limited participant the past two workouts.
Furcal missed the final month of the regular season and playoffs last year with a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He was limited to left-handed swings Thursday and Friday and didnt put much effort into throws...
St. Louis Cardinal fans and beat writers jumped quickly to the conclusion that Shelby Miller was “out of the competition” for a spot in the opening rotation due to reported shoulder stiffness on Wednesday.
News broke across the internet out of Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday that 22 year old Cardinal prospect Shelby Miller had sat out throwing drills on Wednesday with “shoulder...
JUPITER, Fla. Veteran Carlos Beltran has a theory for how to handle his nagging injuries as he enters his 16th year in the big leagues.
"I told my wife that I don't pay attention to my waist down," Beltran joked. "If something hurts, I ignore it and continue to move forward because it's part of baseball."
Beltran's first year with the Cardinals...
This week, the United Cardinals Bloggers kicked off their annual spring roundtable. There will be a series of 15 questions with 20 Cardinals Bloggers providing their answers to each. The questions will be posted daily on the blog of the person asking the question. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 19: Bill, I70 Baseball
Wednesday, February 20: Kevin, Cards...
Head shots of 26 St. Louis Cardinals hurlers and five coaches from the team’s annual photo day.
Our friends over at InsideSTL spent last week hanging out at a picnic table, and eventually under a tent, in Jupiter, Florida and talking with any Cardinal players that came by and were willing to sit down for a few minutes.
What resulted were some great candid shots of the guys as well as a very candid interview with Adam Wainwright about his contract situation.
The images below...
Head shots of 27 St. Louis Cardinals position players and four coaches from the team’s annual photo day.