Found April 15, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
Every Monday, John Nagel of will provide with a St. Louis Cardinals Weekly Farm report. This will name a player and pitcher of the week in the Cardinals' farm system and will also run through each team and talk about players who have had good weeks, bad weeks, and also player movement.  Week 1 covers games from April 4th to April 14th Player of the Week: Brock Peterson - .275 AVG, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 10 R Pitcher of the Week: Zach Petrick - 7.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 15 K Memphis Redbirds (AAA) The Redbirds had a big up and down so far this season and enter Monday with a 5-4 record. The offense has been clicking big time with scores of 10, 8, 10, 18, 10, and 9 already this season. While the offense has been on fire, the bullpen has been awful. There are ERA's in the bullpen of 13.50, 13.50, 10.80, 6.00, 6.00, and 6.75. There is help on the way as Double-A closer, Keith Butler, has been promoted to Memphis. Oscar Taveras returned mid we...

External closing options for the Cardinals

Last week I took a look at some of the internal options for the Cardinals at closer and, with Mitchell Boggs blowing another save today along with Trevor Rosenthal throwing a shaky 8th inning, its time to look at some external options. Trade Candidates While the trade market usually doesn't develop until July, there are a couple players who could be moved early. Carlos Marmol...

No DH in the NL, please!

The way everyone is talking about it, the NL world as we know it is coming to an end in the not-too-distant future.  That is because everyone is speculating the the NL will eventually have to adopt the DH.  No longer will the NL be the last bastion of "pure" baseball.  No longer will managers actually need to think about when to lift their starter for a pinch hitter...

Pete Kozma and BABIP

Ask any closet Sabermetrician and they will tell you that Pete Kozma's 2012 stretch run was a fluke.  Call it a small sample size aberration or just plain luck, but Kozma is NOT a .300 hitter and, after starting this season hitting .333 through the first 6 games, he is starting to come back to earth, hitting just .176 over his last 5 games. Sabermetricians will point to Kozma...

Hall Of Facts Or Hall Of Fiction?

When you hear of the place Cooperstown, NY, what do you think? You think of baseball, homeruns, and a hotdog and frosty beverage on a Sunday afternoon. But most importantly, you think of baseball’s shrine, the National Baseball Hall of Fame. A few weekends ago I took a pilgrimage to baseball’s most holy spot. The trip to Cooperstown was not what I expected. As we passed road...

Matt Adams turns potential into reality for St. Louis Cardinals

When the St. Louis Cardinals waged their annual war with injuries last season as Allen Craig and Lance Berkman went on the disabled list within weeks of each other in May, the Cardinals needed a replacement, and their first choice was minor leaguer Matt Adams. Adams looked the part. He’s 6-foot-3-inches tall, weighs 260 pounds and hit 82 homeruns in his four years in the minor...

Now Playing: Did you know Cards 3B David Freese's Wal-On music is an ode to Fisting?

St. Louis Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese thinks that entering a game to a song named after the act of shoving one’s balled fist in another’s anus and then smelling it is a good idea. Yeah, he... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Brewers need guys on base in St. Louis

While the St. Louis Cardinals continue to surge behind some stellar pitching, the Milwaukee Brewers' struggles at the plate remain a big reason for their rough start. The Cardinals have not shut out four straight opponents in a single season in almost 70 years but have that chance Sunday against the visiting Brewers, who were last blanked in three consecutive games in 1972....

Tyler Greene: Chicago White Sox activate the former St. Louis Cardinals first rounder

Some St. Louis Cardinals' fans like to keep up with former players whether they were liked or disliked during their time in the Gateway City. Tyler Greene, the former Cardinals enigmatic first rounder, is a player that was not liked very well in St. Louis. He was enormously talented and had the skill set to be an explosive middle infielder. Unfortunately, he never performed...

Cardinals 10, Pirates 6

Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night. Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who knocked around James McDonald (1-2) with a seven-run second inning. McDonald gave up eight runs, three earned, and walked two in 1 1-3 innings, the shortest start...

Scoreless pitching streak in Cardinals top three all-time

Immediately before Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun connected for a two-run home run against St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal in Sunday’s eighth inning, FOX Sports Midwest put up a graphic. It indicated the longest scoreless streaks by Cardinals pitching, with the current streak then at 39 innings. Prior to that, I had requested the same information from...

More Cards Monday minor league roster moves

The St. Louis Cardinals are making a series of changes to their minor league rosters on Monday.

Setting the Cards' Double-A, Triple-A rosters

St. Louis Cardinals Senior Advisor to Player Development Gary LaRocque discusses factors that play into how rosters at the upper levels of the minor league system are built.

Cardinals jump on Pirates early in 10-6 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night. Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who knocked around James McDonald (1-2) with a seven-run second inning. McDonald gave up eight runs, three earned, and walked two in 1 1-3 innings...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 14

Good news guys!  With yesterday’s offensive outburst the Pirates have overtaken both Florida teams in batting average!  They are now 28th in the league!   And for those of you that are saying “HA HA HA, this derelict still uses batting average as a statistic, what a fool! A hack!”, they are also 28th in…

Can the Cardinals find room for both Matt Adams and Oscar Taveras in the 2014 lineup?

Everyone assumes that Oscar Taveras is the heir apparent to take over for Carlos Beltran in right field in 2014.  However, with the way Matt Adams has started out of the gate this season, its entirely possible that Adams starts at first next year with Allen Craig moving to right. But, if that should happen, where does that leave Taveras? Its a nice problem to have, as it shows...
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