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Who is the National League's new top shortstop?

By Matt Whitener Earlier this week, the Colorado Rockies finally pulled the trigger on trading away the player who has been the sun in the galaxy of the Major League Baseball rumor mill universe for the past few years, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Despite his long-standing place on the trade rumor block, it was a trade that came sort of out of nowhere. In the shockingly sudden move...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Jhonny Peralta fuels Wrigley escape

As Rocky Balboa once told his son, “Life will beat you to your knees if you let it. It’s not about how hard you can hit. It’s about taking the hits and keep moving forward.” Those words can apply to St. Louis Cardinals fans before Jhonny Peralta‘s game winning 2 run home run at Wrigley Field Wednesday night. The game of baseball can pound a fan to its knees and keep them...
Via STLSportsMinute
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta’s Go-Ahead Home Run Lifts St. Louis Cardinals to Emotional Road Victory over Chicago Cubs

St. Louis Cardinals’ Jhonny Peralta, right, celebrates with Pete Kozma after hitting a two-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) One of five St. Louis representatives heading to next week’s All-Star game in Cincinatti, Jhonny Peralta delivered one of the Cardinals’ biggest...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs announcer defends saying 'no-hitter' during game

Jon Lester took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night, eventually losing it on an infield single from Jhonny Peralta. Some people are blaming Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, who could have thrown Peralta out if he fielded the hard-hit ball cleanly. Others have taken aim at...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Everything Right & Wrong In The Two Cardinals ASG Selections

Congratulations to Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta being named 2015 National League starters for the MLB All-Star game later this month in Cincinnati. Congratulations to Matt Holliday on being named a starting outfielder for the NL at the 2015 #ASG! — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 5, 2015 Troy Tulowitzki is a bigger name. Andrelton Simmons...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
26 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

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

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