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Four ex-Cardinals find it pays to have worn the Birds on the Bat

ST. LOUIS -- It sure pays to play for the Cardinals. You get the big home crowds, your travel is reasonable without any coast-to-coast trips and those annual playoff-share checks make a nice bonus at the end of the year. And then, when it's time to become an ex-Cardinal, you reap more dividends just for being part of such a winning club. At least that's how it's worked out for four...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Descalso gets two-year, $3.6M deal with Rockies

DENVER -- The first big league signing of Jeff Bridich's tenure as general manager of the Colorado Rockies was far more sensible than splashy. The Rockies needed a versatile infielder, and so they added Daniel Descalso with a $3.6 million, two-year contract Tuesday. It appears to be a sound investment for a team that's trying to rebound from a 96-loss season, especially after Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, infielder Daniel Descalso agree to 2-year deal

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year deal with versatile infielder Daniel Descalso. The 28-year-old has seen action all over the infield since being selected by St. Louis in the third round of the 2007 draft. He's played 200 games at third base, along with 174 more at second. He's also slid over to shortstop (114 games) and filled in at first (nine games)....
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies sign Daniel Descalso to two-year deal

After being non-tendered by the St. Louis Cardinals earlier in the offseason, infielder Daniel Descalso has reached an agreement with the Colorado Rockies on a two year deal, the team announced today. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation’s MLB Daily Dish, the Rockies will pay Descalso $3.6 million over two years. Cotillo notes that he will get paid $1.5 million during the 2015...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Announce Non-Tender For Descalso

ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 2, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this evening that they did not tender a 2015 contract offer to infielder Daniel Descalso and he thus becomes a free-agent. Descalso, 28, was drafted by the Cardinals in 2007 and he batted .243 with 10 HR’s and 111 RBI in 529 games [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Descalso's time with Cardinals comes to an end

ST. LOUIS -- Not that I was trying but Daniel Descalso admitted that I got him. After the Cardinals clinched the NL Central on the final day of the season, Descalso was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as saying he had been part of 10 clubhouse celebrations in his four-plus seasons with the club. When I told Descalso that I counted 11, he thought for a bit and agreed. "You got...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Poll: Utility Guy Battle Royale – Tale of the Tape

With the imminent departure of Daniel Descalso, who will likely seek a place with more playing time up for grabs, the St. Louis Cardinals should have a trio of utility-type players battling it out for a position on the 25-man roster.  Greg Garcia has been with the organization since he was drafted in the 7th round of 2010 out of the University of Hawaii.  Presumably, he will be...
Via Cardinals Farm
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking another look at Daniel Descalso

Daniel Descalso has been busy doing what he does best: Frustrating lots of St. Louis Cardinals fans. This time around, he’s back to his old tricks, namely getting clutch hits late in important games that ultimately set the team up to win games. What a jerk. I’ve been a fairly vocal critic of his, but with big [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Descalso’s Days Numbered?

Daniel Descalso will enter the spring simultaneously in an unfamiliar, yet accustomed, position. In one regard, he is at odds with the team over his contract, and as a first-time eligible arbitration candidate, he gets to stake a claim for himself. GM John Mozeliak has stated that both sides have some “significant differences” between their stances on the subject, and is even...
Via i70baseball
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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