Found January 15, 2012 on
Tony La Russa
St. Louis Cardinals
Today at the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up, a slow morning turned rapid-fire with Matt Adams, Brandon Dickson, Daniel Descalso, and J.C. Romero all taking turns in front of reporters in a short span of time.
Adams and Dickson will enter Spring Training trying to break camp with the big league club, having built reputations as important pieces of the Cardinal farm system already. Descalso, after making a name for himself in 2011 as a versatile player whether starting or coming off the bench, expects to be in the thick of the competition for the second base job. And Romero comes to the Cards looking for redemption both personally and professionally.
The afternoon promises to be exciting as well. Former manager (weird) Tony LaRussa has been in the house all morning signing autographs and talking with fans. But he’s not the only star from the 2011 World Series Champions making the rounds today. Jason Motte, Jake Westbrook, Jon Jay, Jaime Garcia, Lance Berkman, and Matt Holliday ar...
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The 19 St. Louis Cardinals players invited to major league spring training camp as non-roster invitees are as follows:
Pitchers (10): Shelby Miller, John Gast, Joe Kelly, Jordan Swagerty, Trevor Rosenthal, Victor Marte, R.J. Swindle, Kevin Siegrist, Nick Greenwood
Catchers: (5): Steven Hill, Koyie Hill, Robert Stock, Cody Stanley, Luis De La Cruz
Infielders (4): Matt Adams, Kolten...
ST. LOUIS Adam Wainwright doesn't figure to tease new teammate Carlos Beltran any time soon about the curveball he looked at for strike three that sent the Cardinals to the World Series in 2006 over Beltran's Mets.
"I may let him bring that up first," Wainwright joked. "I'm sure later on down the road when we get real comfortable with each other, I might...
ST. LOUIS - Left-handed reliever J.C. Romero had plenty of reasons to be excited when he appeared at the Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up charity event Sunday morning.
In addition to making his first public appearance since he signed a one-year deal to join the Cardinals bullpen, Romero spoke at length for the first time since the announcement that his PED lawsuit had been settled...
No St. Louis Cardinals player can be happier to have Carlos Beltran on their side than pitcher Kyle Lohse.
The new right fielder is a .564 career hitter against Lohse with four home runs, six doubles and 12 RBIs. Add in 11 walks and the switch-hitting Beltran has a stunning .647 on-base percentage.
Lohse, a 14-game winner last year, joked at the team's Winter Warmup that Beltran...
The Cardinals reached the pinnacle in winning the World Series in 2011. That was followed up by the sobering reality that Albert Pujols would no longer be donning their uniform after signing with the Angels. On the bright side, the team has a number of high ceiling players down on the farm.
Cardinals top 5 fantasy prospects
1- Shelby Miller, SP
Miller has been nothing...
Albert Pujols is long gone, and the St. Louis Cardinals seem just fine about defending their World Series title without him. Their fans, too.
General manager John Mozeliak got a favorable reception at the team's annual Winter Warmup this weekend when he revisited the negotiations. Chairman Bill DeWitt is bullish about the moves made with the Pujols money.
Outfielder Matt Holliday...
Arriving at Spring Training without a defined role is familiar territory for Skip Schumaker, whose versatility has left him shuffled around for years.
World Series champion isn't the only title Jason Motte is set to shoulder in 2012. There's this new closer tag now attached to his name, too.
Lou Brock is part of a St. Louis Cardinals' trilogy, a procession of Baseball Hall of Famers walking through the doors of the Vanderburgh 4-H Center serving as the featured guest for the annual Night of Memories.
10) Does not want to feel self-conscious about his late middle age spread or lack of manscaping9) After so many years in the AFC, really wanted to go to some actual cities on his road games8) Knows that a defense-first .500 record will get him deified in St. Louis and canned in three years in Miami7) Now that Tony LaRussa has left town, he's the sexiest man in town6) At 53, isn...
You've heard it a million times: 'Baseball isn't America's pastime anymore!'It's a completely arbitrary sports talk radio topic and it's probably true. The NFL has surpassed about everything as the standard bearer for entertainment in America. But that doesn't mean that baseball isn't as influential as ever.During some recent time in the airport...
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