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OSCAR TAVERAS RUMORS

Have the Cardinals benched Oscar Taveras?

When the Cardinals traded Allen Craig to the Red Sox for John Lackey the assumption was that the move had two goals for St. Louis: One was to bring in rotation help with Lackey and the other was to clear an everyday spot in the outfield and the lineup for stud prospect Oscar Taveras. However, now the 22-year-old rookie is struggling with a .206 batting average and .530 OPS through...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying to make sense of the Joe Buck-Oscar Taveras comments

Oscar Taveras is a spoiled, entitled baseball player getting preferential treatment by the organization’s front office, and the players aren’t happy. Or so we’ve been told to believe. Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck, who has a ton of obvious connections to the St. Louis Cardinals, made a few peculiar remarks during Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees broadcast. [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Jon Lester trade rumors heating up as quest for a starter continues

While yesterday we learned that the Phillies have made Cole Hamels available and that the Cardinals are interested, today's trade rumors surround Boston's Jon Lester.After getting a good return in the Jake Peavy trade to the Giants, the Red Sox are apparently willing to consider trading rotation stalwarts Jon Lester and John Lackey, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Jim...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras demotion should not be lead story for St. Louis Cardinals

When the St. Louis Cardinals made it official on Friday by activating first baseman Matt Adams off the disabled list and by sending prized prospect Oscar Taveras down to the minors, the interwebs in St. Louis nearly exploded.  Here is a snippet of what #BFIB had to say on the matter, and of course, I am sarcastically paraphrasing: How dare the Cardinals send down the club’s newest...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras: A look behind the numbers through 9 games

Oscar Taveras has played a whole 9 games and stepped to the plate 36 times for the St. Louis Cardinals.  In the new world of social media, he has brought with him the honor of being the most hyped prospect in team history.  And now, we’ll do a quick, way too early, dive into what we’re seeing. On the surface, the slash line of .212/.250/.333 reflects a slow start.  With such...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Due to the promotion of Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals make a series of roster moves

While the big news was that top prospect Oscar Taveras was promoted to the major leagues, the St. Louis Cardinals announced several moves throughout the minor league system. Some of the moves were a direct result of the Taveras promotion. Mike O’Neill Promoted to Triple-A Memphis O’Neill, who finished the 2013 season with the Memphis Redbirds, was sent back to Memphis on Saturday...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cards phenom Oscar Taveras homers in MLB debut

The St. Louis Cardinals have called up their top prospect (#3 in all of baseball according to Baseball America) OF Oscar Taveras and he made a near immediate impact.  Check out his second major league at bat as he takes San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit deep (via MLB.com): Your browser does not support iframes.It was almost a moment from “The Natural”, as the rain...
Via Reading Between The Seams
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras Needs to Find Motivation in Minor League Assignment

Oscar Taveras, one of the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospects, was supposed to be competing for a spot on the 2014 major league roster at this point in the spring.  He was supposed to be earning at-bats, showcasing his talent and pushing manager Mike Matheny to make a very tough decision to send him to the minor leagues.  That decision was not so hard. Due to an ankle injury...
Via i70baseball
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Which St. Louis Cardinals prospects could have an impact in 2014?

During a successful 2013 campaign, the St. Louis Cardinals relied heavily on a plethora of rookies who stepped up and established themselves as big time major league contributors.  Rookies may not have as big of a role in the Cards’ 2014 season, but they have players in the minors ready to step up nonetheless.  Here is a look at the Cardinal prospects who could have an impact...
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

What do the Cardinals do with Jon Jay and center field?

Cardinals' Nation is abuzz about Jon Jay and his production (or lack thereof).  Many are calling for the Cardinals to make a change and soon. Bernie Miklasz wrote an article yesterday highlighting Jay's deficiencies on offense and defense and suggests that the Cards could look for an alternative on the trade market. John Nagel of CardinalsFarm suggests that the Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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