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Last year the St Louis Cardinals entered spring training with Kyle McClellan‘s role unsettled. He wanted to be a starter but had spent his first years working high-leverage innings late in games. With the loss of Adam Wainwright to Tommy John surgery, McClellan was thrust full-time into the rotation.
This year the Cardinals enter spring training with McClellan’s role settled, but his presence in the bullpen uncertain. Now faced with the possible loss of Chris Carpenter for at least a few starts, McClellan, who has 17 major league starts to his name . . . never came up as a potential replacement. Lance Lynn is on track to fill in, as needed, for Carpenter.
What – what? Why did that happen?
McClellan has major league experience out of the rotation, something Lynn doesn’t yet possess. By all outward appearances Kyle was pretty good before he hurt his hip. McClellan posted a 6-2 record in his starts prior to May 30, spent 15 days on the DL, then posted a 1-4 record prior to b...
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The Cardinals have long traded in the art of baseball, but apparently have added mysticism to their cadre of talents over the off-season.
Just this morning, the CD Inbox received word that third baseman David Freese was going to slug 13 home runs and drive in 64 runs. So confident they were, that it was put right there in the subject line so I didn’t even have to open it up...
On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals had another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters opposed each other while the Marlins and Mets faced off elsewhere.
Sunday’s Player of the Day: Outfielder Rainel Rosario doubled twice and plated three Springfield teammates.
Sunday’s Pitcher of the Day: Pitching for Quad Cities, right-hander Joe Kelly dominated a young Palm...
Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter won't start Opening Day after a setback in his recovery from a bulging disk in his neck.
The right-hander returned to St. Louis on Tuesday for tests. He threw live batting practice Sunday but didn't feel right the next day.
''He looked really good and felt good; the next day he just didn't respond like we had hoped,'' manager...
On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals had another camp day in which their top two and lower two rosters opposed each other while the Marlins and Mets faced off elsewhere. Springfield and Palm Beach went home winners on the day.
Tuesday’s Player of the Day: Springfield outfielder Chris Edmondson singled, tripled and homered in three at-bats. Too bad he didn’t have a chance for...
The parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, has announced intent to implement subscriptions for online access before the end of this year in most markets. (Details here.)
The company currently has papers in 52 markets but did not comment whether or not the P-D will be included. As Lee’s largest entity, it would be surprising to me if it was excluded.
Lee began a...
NEW YORK (AP) Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is ready to look back on his amazing career.
William Morrow announced Monday that "One Last Strike: Fifty Years in Baseball, Ten and a Half Games Back, and One Final Championship Season," is tentatively scheduled to come out this fall. The book will be co-written by Rick Hummel, a longtime reporter for the...
As part of our preview for the upcoming 2012 season, we’ll be doing a ’10 Bold Predictions for 2012′ series that will be featured between now and Opening Day. Our second prediction is that the arrival of David Freese as a superstar. This will help in providing a soft landing spot in the transition of the Cardinals and their fans into the post-Pujols era.
Those 21 postseason...
Chris Carpenter remains the most concerning of the St. Louis Cardinals injuries in spring training.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Beltran hit his first home run for the St. Louis Cardinals, a leadoff drive off Julio Teheran in the sixth inning during Monday's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Beltran, who signed a free agent after splitting last year between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants, also had a single.
Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the fourth against...
Brian Walton’s notes from St. Louis Cardinals spring training action in Orlando, Florida.
Replacing a Cardinal legend…those words could mean a lot of different things coming into the 2012 season. It could mean Lance Berkman taking over first base for Albert Pujols. It could mean rookie manager Mike Matheny replacing Hall-of-Fame manager Tony LaRussa. This article will focus on Derek Lilliquist, Cardinals pitching coach, who has the task of replacing arguably the greatest...
Six shutout innings from Jake Westbrook helped the Cardinals defeat the New York Mets in Jupiter, Fla. on Wednesday. Jon Jay had the walkoff RBI single.
FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth to televise five spring training and 127 regular season St. Louis Cardinals games in 2012.