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Cardinals 'escape' spring training to build clubhouse camaraderie

JUPITER, Fla. -- About 30 minutes before the time spring training workouts usually start, about half of the Cardinals -- already in uniform -- boarded a bus outside the clubhouse. Most had no idea where the bus was going. "That was the most fun part of it," said pitcher Adam Wainwright, one of the few who knew the destination. Wainwright's agent had taken him and three other players...
Via Associated Press
29 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 starting pitchers in baseball heading into spring training

Without a doubt, pulling apart the ten best arms in the game at any point is a tough-to-nearly-impossible task. However, in today’s game, with a firmly established group of top arms between the ages of 27-33, it is a specifically tough group to crack. It could be argued that even cracking the top 20 is a feat, as even last year’s American League Cy Young winner is the third best...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez Gets Paid, Leaves Money on Table

The St. Louis Cardinals lack stars. Sure, Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright are well known and remain solid even as they age. Sure, Matt Carpenter has developed into an important member of the club. In terms of big-time production, though, the Cardinals have few options upon which they can reasonably rely. Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections for the Cardinals support this observation...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Pitcher-Hitting Season of the DH Era

They give out Silver Slugger awards to pitchers, which is funny. Pitchers are terrible. Last year, pitchers had a wRC+ of -15. The year before, they had a wRC+ of -16. wRC+ is a statistic with a plus in the name. Jake Arrieta won the award this past season, recognition for having hit as well as Howie Kendrick and Scooter Gennett. I guess, in the world today, you don’t want to hurt...
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright Came So Close To Pulling A Randy Johnson, Killing Bird

Randy Johnson accomplished the unthinkable 15 years ago when he accidentally drilled a bird with a pitch, sending feathers flying everywhere. It was a scene most Major League Baseball fans expected to never be replicated, yet Adam Wainwright nearly had a bird run-in of his own Monday night in the second inning of the St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Wainwright narrowly misses hitting a bird with a pitch

On Monday night at Kauffman Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright came oh so close to pulling a Randy Johnson. This could mean a lot of things (like, striking out 20 batters in a game), but I’m referring to the time in 2001 where Randy Johnson hit a bird with a pitch in Spring Training: Well, thankfully for this bird in Kansas City, Wainwright barely missed with...
Via The Comeback
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright May Have Found Something

You don’t need numbers to gain a sense of how Adam Wainwright‘s season has started. You just need Adam Wainwright postgame quotes. After his Opening Day start, he wasn’t “anywhere close to being excited,” and called himself “the definition of average.” The next start tied his “career-high-of frustration level” because he was “so upset about the way the ball [was...
Via Fangraphs
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright’s comeback tour

Flashback to two years ago. Adam Wainwright earned a whopping 20 wins and registered a solid 2.38 ERA as the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace. He also struck opposing batters out a solid 179 times, which was actually his lowest mark in five years. He is only two years removed from this All-Star season. The skeptics will say Wainwright is over the hill after suffering an Achilles tendon...
Via isportsweb.com
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright hits an upper-deck blast

One cool thing about the National League if you’re a pitcher, is that you get the opportunity to bat and try to make up for runs you allowed on the mound (Note: I still think we should just have the DH in the NL, but that’s a topic for another day). St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had allowed three earned runs on Monday night, and came to bat with his team trailing...
Via The Comeback
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland Has Its Own Adam Wainwright Curveball

A few weeks ago, I used some basic PITCHf/x information to note that Rick Porcello‘s curveball started to look a lot like Adam Wainwright‘s curveball by the end of last season. That’s the kind of thing that’s interesting to me, even if it isn’t particularly interesting to anyone else, and then later it was revealed that Porcello actually used Wainwright’s curve as an...
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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