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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 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 Called Up By St. Louis Cardinals

Oscar Taveras has skyrocketed through the Minor League system, and prior to the 2012 season was the 74th ranked prospect by Baseball America.  As a 20 year old, he hit .321 with 37 doubles and 23 home runs.  The following season he jumped up to #3 and stayed there prior to this season.  The St. Louis Cardinals have called upon one of baseball's top prospects to help spark...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
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

3 reasons why Oscar Taveras should begin the season with the St. Louis Cardinals

COMMENTARY | On Monday, we asked the question, “Where should Oscar Taveras begin the 2014 season?” The options were the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds and the MLB St. Louis Cardinals. We received a total of 188 votes and AAA received 109 and MLB received 79, or 58% to 42%. That wide of range is not surprising to me, after getting the feel from Cardinal Nation the past few weeks. I...
Via Cardinals Farm
February 26, 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...
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: September call-ups outlook

After the trade deadline passes each Major League Baseball season, the most common way for a team to add a spark to their club is through the roster expansion on the first of September.  The September call ups expand the big league rosters to 40 players.  For a team like the St. Louis Cardinals, who have a lauded minor league system, this expansion of the roster can add a number...
August 28, 2013  |  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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