Found February 20, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
It is widely known at this point that the St. Louis Cardinals are absolutely stacked with young, talented pitching that is either ready or nearly ready to contribute at the Major League level. Lance Lynn has already spent most of a full season in the rotation and Joe Kelly was a part-time starter for most of the second half of 2012. Trevor Rosenthal was dominant as a reliever last season and Shelby Miller showed at the end of 2012 that he too may be ready to make the jump and stick in the majors after a nice cameo. The list of pitching prospects with power arms does not end there as there are plenty of others who are not quite ready, but should be in the very near future. Last year's first round draft pick Michael Wacha is turning heads this spring. Carlos Martinez is still viewed as a prized prospect and guys like Jordan Swaggerty and Tyrell Jenkins are not so bad themselves. Continuing the United Cardinal Roundtable discussion, Kevin Reynolds of as...

Shelby Miller is dealing with tightness and soreness in his shoulder

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. Considered...

Cardinals’ Shelby Miller cleared to resume throwing

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller was scratched from a scheduled throwing session on Thursday after experiencing shoulder soreness. While this was immediate cause for concern, Miller has been cleared to resume throwing on flat ground and could return to workouts Friday morning, according to Derrick Goold of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Miller said he is now...

Not So Quick – Cards Miller Cleared To Throw

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...

Former players back to help Cardinals

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...

Furcal slowed by elbow pain

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...

United Cardinals Bloggers Roundtable

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...

Local paper against Peoria Chiefs bailout

The other day, I wrote about the financial difficulties of the St. Louis Cardinals’ Class-A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs. In a Thursday editorial, the Peoria Journal Star shared more information about the situation without any more insight about exactly what the club’s owners might be asking for. The position of the paper was clear – the only additional help they believe should...

St. Louis Cardinals 2013 Photo Day: Pitchers

Head shots of 26 St. Louis Cardinals hurlers and five coaches from the team’s annual photo day.

Cardinals' Rafael Furcal still experiencing pain in elbow

Although Rafael Furcal has indicated that he would be ready to go on Opening Day and would be ready to play this season, his elbow is still clearly bothering him.  The veteran shortstop felt a pop last season and spent the end of the year on the disabled list.  Fortunately, he did not have to undergo surgery, but he says the pain is still there. According to Jennifer Langosch...

St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Games Mean Little But Should Be Fun

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...

Cardinals 2013 Photo Day: Position Players

Head shots of 27 St. Louis Cardinals position players and four coaches from the team’s annual photo day.

Most rankings agree: Cardinals farm system #1

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system, which ranked an average of 29th in 2010, is first in 2013.
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