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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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magneuris Sierra extends hitting streak to 6 games, Low Minors go 1-4

If any player in the Low Minors could be the next Oscar Taveras, look no further than the 18-year-old Dominican center fielder Magneuris Sierra. Sierra extended his current hitting streak to 6 games, his 3rd streak of at least 6 games in 38 total games this year. In fact, Sierra has hit safely in 31 of those 38 games. After a hit in Game 1 of the GCL Cardinals’ doubleheader with...
Via Cardinals Farm
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Taveras has yet to break out but is trending up since Craig trade

ST. LOUIS -- Every time Oscar Taveras bangs out a hit, you wonder: OK, now? Is this when he takes off and shows the baseball world what all the fuss is about? It's not like Taveras has been slumping. Since he assumed the everyday job in right field seven games ago, he has a hit in each one and has been a key contributor in the club's 5-2 record. The way he swings, the way...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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
16 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras: Fans and team should not give up on prospect just yet

Back in May, prior to the St. Louis Cardinals promoting hot prospect Oscar Taveras the first time, I wrote an article over at warning fans not to place too high of expectations on the youngster and that fans, media and the Cardinals themselves should learn from past experiences with hot-shot outfield phenoms. Both J.D. Drew and Colby Rasmus were run out of town...
Via STLSportsMinute
29 days ago  |  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

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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