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Scouting the Cardinals’ Return for Jaime Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals sent lefty Jaime Garcia to Atlanta in exchange for a trio of minor leaguers this evening. Below are my thoughts on the prospects heading to St. Louis in the deal. John Gant, RHP (Profile) The good-bodied and eccentric Gant is probably the likeliest to yield big-league value of the triumvirate acquired by St. Louis tonight. He’s already spent time there,...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Atlanta Trades for Upside in Form of Jaime Garcia

The Braves’ first few moves of the 2016-17 offseason — and, in particular, the acquisitions of both Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey — appeared to raise the floor for an Atlanta club team designed to survive, if not necessarily thrive in, 2017. The club’s most recent move might not help raise that floor any higher. What it could do, however, is heighten the team’s ceiling...
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December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals send LHP Jaime Garcia to Braves for 3 prospects

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have traded left-hander Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for a trio of prospects, including second baseman Luke Dykstra, the son of former All-Star Lenny Dykstra. The Cardinals also got right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis on Thursday. Garcia has spent his entire injury-interrupted career with the Cardinals, going 62-45 with a 3.57...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia Just Pitched the Game of His Life

Jaime Garcia has had Tommy John surgery, rotator-cuff surgery, and thoracic-outlet surgery. Despite those setbacks — or perhaps to spite them — yesterday Garcia pitched the game of his life, throwing harder than he ever has during his career. Garcia’s afternoon was nearly perfect: a wild pitch on a strikeout, a walk that was erased by a double play, and one hard-hit single...
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April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Garcia gives up three runs in 6-3 loss to Astros

KISSIMMEE, Florida -- Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three RBIs to lead the Houston Astros over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in an exhibition game on Friday.Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer off Jaime Garcia over the left-field wall with one out in the first. Garcia then walked last year's American League Rookie of the Year, Carlos Correa, on...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Are Counting On Jaime Garcia In 2016

Time, man. It can sneak up on you pretty quick. Did you know that this is going to be Jaime Garcia’s 9th season with the Cardinals. Ninth. Longest tenured Cardinals(since MLB debut)?Molina-04Waino-05JAIME GARCIA-08Holliday-09Everyone else#OneOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOthers — Kyle Reis (@kyler416) February 23, 2016 True, he did miss the entire 2009 season. And true, he only...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #15: Jaime Garcia’s Comeback

If I was Jaime Garcia, I would request a recount. The St. Louis Chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced that the 29-year-old left-hander is sharing the team’s 2015 Bauman Physical Comeback Award with fellow starting pitcher Adam Wainwright*. While Wainwright is indisputably the team’s ace and mounted an inspirational early in-season return from an...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Bring back Jaime Garcia or cut him loose?

Jeff Curry / USA Today Sports One of the juiciest questions heading into the offseason for the St. Louis Cardinals is deciding what to do with embattled, tricky and all together maddening lefthanded starter Jaime Garcia. He’s brilliant when healthy, but that last part is becoming a relative idea that isn’t easy to hold in one spot. Does Jaime’s effectiveness on the mound make...
Via STLSportsMinute
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Jaime Garcia reemerges on playoff stage

The last time a healthy Jaime Garcia was on a pitching mound in postseason action, it was the third inning of perhaps the most famous playoff game in Cardinals history. Game 6 against the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series. That’s right. I don’t count the 2012 NLDS game against the Washington Nationals. He was pitching with a loose wheel. A bum left shoulder that wasn’t...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia Pitching to Contact with Ace Stuff

Pitching to contact is a much-maligned, sometimes misunderstood philosophy. Inducing contact results in a hit 30% of the time while a runner can reach base on a strikeout only on the rare wild pitch or passed ball. The strikeout is a considerably better outcome, but attacking hitters and getting strike one, the philosophy espoused by Dave Duncan, can combine strikeouts, weak contact...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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