Found March 30, 2013 on i70baseball:
COMMENTARY | For the first time since 2004, the St. Louis Cardinals will enter the season without Chris Carpenter in the dugout. The absence of that competitive nature and fiery demeanor could lead to a completely different clubhouse chemistry. Carpenter was known for his expletive laden outbursts, his upholding of the unwritten rules of baseball, his intense conversations with teammates when he felt they were not as focused as necessary, and a competitive nature that was seldom rivaled. It was his leadership both on the field and behind closed doors that will provide the most change for the team, however. The intensity of the Cardinals clubhouse has been off the charts at times and much of that intensity flowed form the ace pitcher and veteran leader of the team. That leadership now falls to Yadier Molina, who may very well share in that same level of intensity, and a much more subdued and calm Adam Wainwright. Both of these players will have an impact on the pitching staff that wi...

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29/13

On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor leaguers faced the Mets clubs for the final time this spring. The Cards’ two upper level clubs traveled to Port St. Lucie. Palm Beach and Peoria welcomed New York’s two Class-A clubs to Jupiter. Memphis and Peoria won and Palm Beach tied. Springfield was shut out. After the 2-1-1 day, the Cardinals’ spring record against external...

Cardinals announce final roster cuts

Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations JUPITER, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals announced following todays game that they have made the following roster moves, reducing their active roster to 25 players. The team placed right-handed pitcher Jason Motte (strained right elbow) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, and optioned pitcher Maikel Cleto and outfielder Adron...

Video: Adam Wainwright talks about signing 5 year, $97.5 million contract

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals had a press conference to announce the signing of Adam Wainwright to a five-year, $97.5 million contract extension that will make him a Cardinal through the end of 2018. Wainwright was very happy and at a loss for words when talking about signing the new and while thanking the organization, owner Bill Dewitt Jr. and the people of St. Louis. ...

Cardinals super fan ready for MLB season

LA MONTE, Mo. Clintster's Cave is ready for Opening Day. The St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia a wall-sized photo of players spilling toward the mound after the 2011 World Series win, the framed photo of Stan Musial, the pillowcase with stitched birds is proudly on display. A 70-inch LCD TV screen is locked on MLB Network. And the newest scorebook, still wrapped in plastic...

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30/13

On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor leaguers faced the Miami Marlins clubs for the sixth and final time this spring. It is also the last day for competition in Florida. The games were held on the Miami side of the Jupiter complex. In addition, Extended Spring Training Red faced the White squad. It was another clean sweep day, as all four Cardinals clubs won. Memphis and...

Chelsea, Manchester City will play in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS Since opening in 2006, Busch Stadium has seen its fair share of activity. From Dave Mathews to Bono to oh yeah, those two St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championships mixed in with plenty of high-quality baseball, the iconic venue gets put to good use. On Thursday, May 23rd the Stadium will welcome a new sport onto the hallowed grounds of Baseball Heaven when English...

Cardinals announce 2013 opening day roster

The St. Louis Cardinals made their spring final cuts - from 31 players to their opening day 25-man roster.

Cardinal Minor League Highlights – 03/28/2013

The team held intersquad games, with the lower level team beating the higher level one. Minor League Highlights – 3/28 Springfield defeated Memphis, 7-2 Memphis Pitching Scott Gorgen 2 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K Dean Kiekhefer 1.2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Thomas Lee 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 K Joe Donofrio 1 IP, 2 H, 1 K Memphis Hitting Chad Huffman and Adam Ehrlich each 2-for-3 Brett...

Soccer Coming To Busch Stadium & The Friday Links

U2. Dave Matthews. The Eagles.  The Busch Stadium concert series has drawn some impressive artists to town the past few years and has become an annual tradition... something to get excited about about. (Except the Eagles, I think this about sums up the Eagles.)   So what do the Cardinals have in store for 2013?   SOCCER!   Wait, wha?   That...

That One Time The Brewers Beat Adam Wainwright With Two Hits

(Photo: Mike Ehrmann) Adam Wainwright has not been generous to the Brewers over the years.  Among current players with a fair number of at bats against Wainwright, only Aramis Ramirez (.404) and Corey Hart (.265) hit him respectably.  Although I could not find Wainwright’s career numbers versus the Brewers overall (apparently I need to be a STATS LLC client for that) I was...
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