What does Daniel Descalso do well?

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated Mark Ellis from the disabled list and sent shortstop Pete Kozma down to Triple-A Memphis. It took just hours for manager Mike Matheny to insert Ellis in to the lineup.The activation of Ellis obviously had an effect on Kozma, but what kind of effect does it have on the other backup infielder Daniel Descalso?With Ellis active, and able...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Subs Jay, Descalso power Redbirds by Cubs

How the Cardinals have positioned Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso — two stalwarts for three consecutive postseason runs – as understudies leaves them with a role complicated by irregular playing time and undesirable matchups. At least it’s familiar. A duo of Cardinals who gained a toehold in the majors in 2011 as part-time players with full-time production, Descalso and Jay exploited...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Ellis to DL could be opportunity for St. Louis Cardinals to showcase Daniel Descalso for trade

On Sunday, as many have speculated, the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mark Ellis to the disabled list, opening a roster spot for evil enemy No. 1 among #BFIB, Pete Kozma, to make the 25-man roster.Mark Ellis to begin season on DL. Kozma (sorry for the earlier autocorrect) makes opening day roster. #stlcards— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) March 30, 2014While Kozma is the beneficiary...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Descalso avoid arbitration

The Cardinals and infielder Daniel Descalso avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $1.29 million, one-year contract, the midpoint between the $1.65 million he had asked for and the $930,000 St. Louis had offered. St. Louis settled with all three arbitration-eligible players, agreeing earlier this month with outfielders Peter Bourjos and Jon Jay. The 27-year-old set career bests with...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Descalso come to terms, avoid arbitration

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals' most versatile infielder is under contract for the 2014 season. Daniel Descalso, who is one of only two major leaguers to have made more than 90 appearances at third base, second base and shortstop over the past three seasons, and the Cardinals agreed to terms on a one-year contract, the club announced Wednesday. Descalso was the last of three Cardinals...
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January 29, 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...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: DAniel Descalso's days in St. Louis should be numbered

Entering the 2013 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had obvious question marks up the middle. So many question marks in fact, that they pulled an old Tony La Russa trick and converted Matt Carpenter, a natural third baseman, into a second baseman to create a platoon situation with Daniel Descalso. Carpenter has pulled his weight and held his own at second, but with David Freese struggling...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Descalso named TCN/Scout.com 2012 NLDS MVP

Clutch-hitting second baseman Daniel Descalso is The Cardinal Nation/Scout.com 2012 National League Division Series Most Valuable Player.
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals need more Daniel Descalso

The St. Louis Cardinals have used a trio of second basemen this year as they’ve muddled to a 58-49 record heading into play Sunday that mirrors the mess the team has at the second-base position. It’s time for the Cardinals to make a playoff push, but to do so they will also need a regular second baseman who plays fantastic defense and can get a key hit when necessary. That...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Why does Daniel Descalso get a free pass?

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso has had a rough year in 2012. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) St. Louis Cardinals fans love to pile on Tyler Greene for his inept production in 2012.  Cardinals fans have every right to get all over Greene, who is hitting just .220 on the season.  Greene has been so bad that manager Mike Matheny has done his best to limit his appearances...
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July 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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