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An alternative way of gauging team’s most valuable hitter in 2014

With the advancement of modern statistics, the debate about the most valuable player of any team, or league for that matter, has forever changed. Traditionalists will continue to look at stats you grew up loving, such as batting average, RBIs and home runs. The new wave of statisticians, who rely on sabermetrics, prefer Wins Above Replacement, along with various other measures.....
Via Cardinals Farm
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Regret Jhonny Peralta, Not Nelson Cruz

Looking back at last offseason, it’s pretty clear that the Mets had a few targets. One was Curtis Granderson who they locked up in early December for four years and $60 million. The other was Jhonny Peralta. With a much higher asking price than he originally anticipated, Sandy Alderson decided against signing the veteran shortstop who went on to have a solid year for the Cardinals...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals escape with 7-6 win in 10 innings on Jhonny Peralta’s big night, magic number 2

The Cardinals still controlled their own destiny of clinching the NL Central title heading into the final regular season series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. After Friday night’s series opener, they still do. It would take them 10 innings to do so. Diamondbacks’ starter Trevor Cahill, who entered his final start of the season at 3-12 with a 5.55 ERA, including a 6.84 home...
Via Cardinals Farm
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten hottest MLB hitters right now

Let’s take a look at ten hitters that are currently in red-hot form. 10. Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals On pace to exceed all his yearly averages, Peralta has taken advantage of the second chance granted to him when he signed with the Cards this offseason following a 50-game suspension in 2013 for PED involvement. Two of his three homers this month have come over the past seven...
Via The Sports Daily
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta: Cardinals are receiving excellent return on investment thus far

When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Jhonny Peralta to a four-year deal this past winter, there were many eyebrows raised for many different reasons.  We will discuss some of those eyebrows in a second. But now that we are over a quarter of the way through Peralta’s first campaign in a St. Louis uniform, one thing has quickly become quite clear.  The Cardinals are receiving excellent...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Returns On Jhonny Peralta Not Favorable For Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals took a bit of a risk when they signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year $53 million deal in the 2013 off-season since he was coming off a season in which he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The Cardinals hoped they were getting the Peralta that had hit more than 20 home runs on four occasions and topped 80...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta faces a lot of pressure as St. Louis Cardinals starting shortstop

The St. Louis Cardinals solidified their largest trouble spot from the 2013 season Nov. 24 when they signed veteran free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53-million contract.  Peralta will also probably face pressure unlike any he has experienced in his 11-year career. By giving Peralta the largest contract of their offseason, the Cardinals in effect told Peralta...
Via i70baseball
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Peralta Signing Creates Best-Case Outcome

The aggressive Cardinal offseason continued this weekend, when the club came to terms with free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta. It is a signing that seems contrary to how the team has operated in years past, but it certifies one thing above all others: the team is ready to get over the hump. The woes that the club had at shortstop began early in the year, and continued on through...
Via i70baseball
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Players React To Jhonny Peralta’ Lucrative Signing With Cardinals

Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a four-year, $52M contract on Sunday. Peralta, 31, was seen as one of the offseason’s best options for teams looking for a durable, consistent offensive-minded shortstop, though he comes with the added baggage of the 50-game PED suspension he served in 2013. Peralta joins fellow offenders Marlon Byrd and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers rumors: Jhonny Peralta done in Detroit?

Jhonny Peralta's 50-game suspension was hardly a surprise, as it was more of a case of when than if it would happen. As such, the Detroit Tigers had time to prepare, and they took advantage of that opportunity by acquiring young shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in a recent three-team trade. While at one point it appeared to be a near sure bet that Peralta would...
Via MLB Injury News
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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