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GM John Mozeliak: Cardinals are not a playoff team

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not sugarcoating things about his team’s play of late.Mozeliak spoke with reporters on Friday while announcing some moves and said that his Cardinals are not a playoff team. The Cardinals are on a 7-game losing streak and have gone 5-17 in their last 22 games. Among the team’s moves was designating Jhonny Peralta for assignment to create space for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta’s time with the St. Louis Cardinals is up

It’s time. Jhonny Peralta has to be released. Truthfully it is shocking that he has held a spot on the Cardinal roster for as long as he has. The fact of the matter is that Peralta truly doesn’t contribute anything to this team at this point in his career. His offensive capabilities have become abysmal and he is a liability in the field. Jhonny Peralta is hurting the team more...
June 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

There is no more exciting and rapidly developing position in the game today than shortstop. It has become a new beast over the past few years across MLB. By all indications, it's a wave that is just getting underway. In each of the past two seasons, a Rookie of the Year selection has been a shortstop, and in last year’s All-Star Game, of the six shortstops selected, each made his...
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February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta cuts thumb opening box, has return delayed

The St. Louis Cardinals were hoping to see shortstop Jhonny Peralta get back on the field soon, but it looks like that return will be delayed just a little bit longer. Peralta, who tore a ligament in his thumb during spring training that required surgery, cut his thumb while opening a box on Saturday. The stitches will require three to four days to heal, meaning he has no choice...
Via The Comeback
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Peralta has thumb surgery, expected to be out 10-12 weeks

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has undergone surgery for a left thumb injury and likely will be sidelined for about 10 to 12 weeks.Manager Mike Matheny anticipates Peralta will return to the team's spring training site in Jupiter, Florida, in a few days. The surgery took place in St. Louis after Peralta got a second opinion.Matheny said he hasn...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jhonny Peralta out 2-3 months with thumb injury

There is a perception that the St. Louis Cardinals are chasing the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central this season, and that chase may have grown just a little bit tougher. Shortstop Jhonny Peralta suffered what appears to be a torn ligament in his thumb on Saturday, and the injury could keep the All-Star shortstop out for two to three months. Jhonny Peralta has a torn...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta Potentially Out for 2-3 Months

With all due respect to Carter Capps, it looks like we have our first major injury of spring training. Jhonny Peralta suffered a left thumb injury on Saturday. Early indications are that he tore a ligament, could miss 2-3 months. — Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) March 7, 2016 The Cardinals have a good team, and are looking to contend again this year, but they don’t have...
Via Fangraphs
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Revisiting Jhonny Peralta’s Contract, Assessing Cardinals SS Options Going Forward

You have to be able to admit when you were wrong. Two years ago I criticized the St. Louis Cardinals signing of shortstop Jhonny Peralta—not because of Biogenesis, but due to age and assumed regression—and thought it was $52 million poorly spent. Peralta proved that wrong in a big way in 2014. It wasn’t so much the .263/.336/.443 batting line—in line with career averages—but...
Via The Sports Post
October 21, 2015  |  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
July 09, 2015  |  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

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