Found April 06, 2012 on STLSportsMinute:
Young St. Louis Cardinals reliever Eduardo Sanchez, who did not allow a run in spring training, was skipped over for a call-up in favor of 31 year old veteran Victor Marte.  Marte will replace Scott Linebrink, who is headed to the disabled list with a muscle injury. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images When the news that veteran reliever Scott Linebrink would have to head to the disabled list just two days into the season with a muscle injury, many St. Louis Cardinals fans immediately felt that young flame thrower Eduardo Sanchez would be pulled up from Memphis to fill the void. Sanchez is electric.  Sanchez is filthy.  Sanchez is the future. But rather than call-up Sanchez, the Cardinals have chosen to call-up 31 year old reliever Victor Marte instead. So why not bring up Sanchez?  Why not strengthen the back-end of the bullpen that is missing Lance Lynn, who was relocated to the starting rotation, with an over-powering talent like Sanchez? It is not as though Marte does not de...

Linebrink to the DL, Marte gets the call

MILWAUKEE, WI - The St. Louis Cardinals announced this morning that they have placed right-handed reliever Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with right shoulder capsulitis. To replace Linebrink, the Cardinals have purchased right-handed reliever Victor Marte from Memphis (AAA) and he will be in uniform (66) for today's game at Milwaukee. ...

Cardinals place RHP Linebrink on disabled list

The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Scott Linebrink on the 15-day disabled list because of a problem in his right shoulder. The Cardinals purchased right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Memphis and he is in uniform for Friday's game in Milwaukee. Marte has 30 career appearances, all with Kansas City. Linebrink is sidelined with capsulitis, a condition that can result...

Berkman bashes Marlins Park

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Lance Berkman doesn't appear to care much for the new Miami Marlins stadium, saying, "there were a lot of shenanigans."

2012 Roster Set for Springfield

Springfield, MO - The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the Springfield Cardinals roster for the upcoming season. New Manager Mike Shildt and returning Hitting Coach Phillip Wellman and Pitching Coach Bryan Eversgerd will be well stocked heading into the 2012 season. Returning to the roster are 15 players who appeared in a Springfield uniform last year, including Texas League...

Organizational Rankings: #6 — St. Louis

2012 Outlook – 60 (8th) One down, 161 to go, right? I think the assumption around baseball was if Albert Pujols left the Cardinals, he would leave a husk of a team behind him. If his teammates didn’t prove their worth enough throughout their playoff run in 2011, they’ll get ample chance to do so in 2012. They should be up to the challenge, as this roster was especially well...

After poor spring, Furcal is stellar in season opener

After a poor performance in spring training, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal was three for five with an RBI and a stolen base in the Cardinals 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images Just seven days before the St. Louis Cardinals season opener, new manager Mike Matheny began openly wondering about the status of his veteran...

Picking up where they left off

So far, the St. Louis Cardinals are making it look easy in 2012. And while no one would say anything in 2011 was easy—maybe when they put Game 7 of the World Series out of reach…maybe—the Cards are playing a lot like they did at the end of last season. And that’s no small feat, for a couple of reasons. Mike Matheny and his revamped coaching staff may not have been tested...

Cardinals use four homers to power past Brewers

Three Cardinals homered in a four-run third inning — including David Freese, who went 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs — as St. Louis spoiled Milwaukee’s home opener with a 11-5 victory Friday.Jaime Garcia (1-0) allowed two runs in six innings for the Cardinals, who reached base 12 times against Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo (0-1) before chasing him from the game with two outs...

Three To Watch: Cardinals Meet The Brewers

Opening Day is in the books for the defending champions, now the St. Louis Cardinals will play the remainder of the month against the Central Division and it starts with a series in Milwaukee against the Brewers. It’s time to grab a cold frosty one (heh, heh, heh), make some nachos and settle in on the couch, the season is starting.  Don’t get any cheese on the keyboard and...

Demotivational Thursday: Baseball Edition

Baseball season finally arrived in the United States as the Marlins took on the St. Louis Cardinals in Miami. The game was a little lacking, but that stadium looked pretty sweet. If you ask us, the... [[ Read More ]]

Cardinals-Brewers Preview

During the run-up to last year's NL championship series, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers openly acknowledged something most people already knew: The two division rivals didn't like each other very much. The Cardinals went on to earn ultimate bragging rights in one of baseball's most spirited rivalries last season, knocking the Brewers out of the playoffs...

Baseball’s Greatest Games Giveaway

Our friends at A&E are expanding their Baseball’s Greatest Games set to include a game near a dear to all of our hearts. From A&E: BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: 2011 WORLD SERIES GAME 6 Bluray/DVD Combo Pack The St. Louis Cardinals thrilled Cardinal Nation with a game full of heart-stopping comebacks, including a spectacular 11th inning walk-off home run. Hometown hero...
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