KOLTEN WONG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals option Kolten Wong to Triple A

The St. Louis Cardinals are expecting to get infielder Jhonny Peralta back from the disabled list by their next game. To make room for him, they’ve optioned Kolten Wong down to the minors. #STLCards have optioned 2B Kolten Wong to @memphisredbirds. Infielder Jhonny Peralta expected to be activated off the disabled list tomorrow — #VoteSTL (@Cardinals) June 6, 2016 From one...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Wong using spring games to enhance plate discipline

JUPITER, Fla. -- Kolten Wong plans on taking the first pitch all spring. Even if it doesn't land him the leadoff spot in the St. Louis Cardinals order, he figures it will add discipline to his approach."I want to see how far I can push counts," Wong said. "I'm not really worried about the outcome of the at-bats, I just want to see how far I can take it and get more comfortable doing...
Via Associated Press
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals Lock Up Kolten Wong in Frugal Manner

Now that all the possible arbitration cases have been settled and all the offseason’s major free agents signed (apologies to David Freese and Austin Jackson), teams can turn their respective attentions towards locking up young players to contract extensions that buy out potentially expensive free-agent seasons. Earlier this week, the Royals and Salvador Perez agreed to a deal,...
Via Fangraphs
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Details Of Kolten Wong’s New Contract With Cardinals

Kolten Wong has signed a new contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals. Here are the details: 25.5M total 5 year guarantee 5.1M yearly salary Starts this season (2016) Includes option for 6th year (2021 | 12M) Has 1M buyout in 6th year if option isn’t exercised More from MLB Trade Rumors: Because it begins with the 2016 campaign, the deal will give St. Louis control over...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wong's desire to lead off springs from newfound self-confidence

JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong reached an important realization during the offseason.Known for being his own harshest critic -- a trait that often prolonged slumps -- Wong said he spent time doing some serious introspection."If I keep doing this, I'm not going to be playing this game much longer because I'm going to hate it," Wong said. "And I love playing...
Via Associated Press
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Setting the Cardinals’ table: Matt Carpenter or Kolten Wong?

For a sizable chunk of the previous season, Cardinals’ third baseman Matt Carpenter served as the team’s leadoff hitter. Nonetheless, when he was not there, a significant decline in offensive production was the outcome.  It’s claimed that the decrease was only coincidental, and there are happenings to support that. So, it’s possible that sifting the two-time All-Star a...
Via STLSportsMinute
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wong happy to bat eighth -- but man, would he love to lead off

ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong wants to be the leadoff man for the St. Louis Cardinals. He recognizes there's quality competition.Seeing the power numbers Matt Carpenter put up last year and touting his own base-stealing ability, Wong believes batting him first and putting Carpenter in the heart of the order would benefit the NL Central champions most. The problem: Carpenter appeared most...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Don’t trade Kolten Wong

Temptation is a double edged sword for a baseball team in December. General managers see trees and lights and think it’s a time of giving. A chance to be bold arises. The idea of shaking things up for the upcoming season by pulling an unexpected move. As the winter meetings arrive and the Hot Stove picks up, I don’t think the Cardinals should consider trading Kolten Wong. Chris...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Kolten Wong: A beauty and a beast 

    Speaking in the terms of an “it factor”, Kolten Wong has got it. From when he positions himself in the field to every time he steps in the left-handed batter’s box, Kolten has this sense of swagger lingering around him. Sometimes, the swagger he has is so conspicuous. Spectators of the ballgame eagerly await for his next turn to bat or for the next ball hit to his area...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Kolten Wong’s Rookie of the Year chances

There is no doubting Kolten Wong’s emergence as the Cardinals’ everyday second baseman. Despite getting sent back to AAA in April and dealing with an injury in June, he has been the obvious choice over Mark Ellis for the Cardinals to start every day. The Cardinals will rely on his bat to spark the bottom of the lineup through the playoff race. However, with his improved place...
Via isportsweb.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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