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I think I've been able to distill the real disappointment of 2012.
As we've moved on from the NLCS debacle and accepted the ultimate fate of the Cardinals, the reason that we've been unable to let this fully go is boring, but true.
We don't have anything to look forward to until April.
See, I told you it was stupid simple. But as opposed to last off-season, a one that saw the subtraction of Pujols and the addition on Beltran, there is little hope for drama. Kyle Lohse is leaving. The Cardinals have said they're aren't pressing needs that require a splash.
The Cardinals are pretty well set, sans some minor tinkering. They won't be making an signing that is going to register on the front page of ESPN. Hell, the front page of the ESPN Baseball section is a longshot.
What we're really excited for it to see Shelby Miller or Trevor Rosenthal in action again. Or if Oscar Tav...
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On the St. Louis Cardinals injury front, general manager John Mozeliak feels both pitcher Jaime Garcia and shortstop Rafael Furcal have “positive outcomes” in their respective rehabs, as relayed by the Post-Dispatch.
However, the reports leave this reader with several questions.
Garcia was out from June 6 through August 18, then was returned to the disabled list early in the...
I can honestly say that I fell in love with this system while researching it for the Top 15 list. It is one of the most underrated systems in the game and I am a huge fan of the organization’s 2012 amateur draft. The club has a collection of high ceiling arms and bats as well as some potentially useful high floor players.
#1 Oscar Taveras (OF)
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ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the they have signed veteran catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league contract with the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) and extended him a non-roster invite to the teams 2013 Spring Training camp. The Cardinals also announced that pitcher Kyle McClellan was given his unconditional release.
Johnson, 30, split time...
The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran reliever Kyle McClellan, a St. Louis County native who spent five seasons with the team.
McClellan appeared in just 16 games in 2012 because of elbow and shoulder problems. He was 0-1 with a 5.30 ERA.
The Cardinals also announced Tuesday the signing of catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league contract. Johnson is a career .201 hitter....
11 years ago this past Sunday on November 11, 2001, disgraced juicehead Mark McGwire mercifully retired as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. The then 37-year-old McGwire, a 12-time All-Star who swatted a home run at a record pace … Continue reading →
Nobody in minor league baseball had a better on-base percentage in 2012 than Mike O’Neill. The 24-year-old St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect had a .458 OBP in 520 plate appearances, which is notable for a pair of reasons: His name doesn’t appear on top-prospect lists and his eye-popping on-base numbers weren’t a fluke.
At the University of Southern California, O’Neill...
I thought it was dead.
I thought that after a season filled with the laziest trope the Cardinals evoked, we were finally done. We wouldn't have to see it ever again and we would all be the better for it.
Than I click on the Sporting News 'Hot Stove 2013' for the Cardinals and there it is. The phrase that SCREAMS that what you're about to read is nothing...
The St. Louis Cardinals released pitcher Kyle McClellan and signed catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league deal that includes a major league spring training invitation.
The St. Louis Cardinals cut ties with oft-injured
right-hander Kyle McClellan yesterday, ending the 28-year-old’s 10-year run
with the club, reports Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"When you look at the situation from my standpoint you
see that they have a lot of young, exciting arms coming up and they're excited
about that and have every reason...
In our continuing series of interviews with St. Louis Cardinals prospects competing in the Arizona Fall League, we speak with outfielder Mike O’Neill.