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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
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Adams, A.J. Pierzynski come through as Cardinals win 6-3 over Cubs to snap four game skid

Shelby Miller returned to the starting rotation Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Game 2 of this three game series. Making his first start since July 10th, along came a new battery mate as A.J. Pierzynski was in the starting lineup making his Cardinal debut. The new battery started off pretty well today. Though Miller did not get the win as he was searching for his first win...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller returns to rotation looking to help Cards end four-game skid

The St. Louis Cardinals finally broke out of an offensive slump in the opener of their series against the Chicago Cubs, but it wasn't enough to prevent them from losing a season-high fourth straight. They haven't scored many runs over the last month for Shelby Miller, but he hasn't exactly done his part on the mound. Miller returns to the rotation after a quick trip to...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

All signs point to Cardinals acquiring a pitcher at deadline

With the trade deadline looming, it appears that the Cardinals are focusing their efforts on acquiring a pitcher.Per Ken Rosenthal, St. Louis is still looking for rotation upgrades. The Cardinals are exploring everything from front-line starters to back-of-the-rotation types, he says.Jennifer Langosch confirms Rosenthal's report, indicating that the Cardinals are looking for...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Brewers: NL Central race heats up, as Shelby Miller moves to the bullpen.

The NL Central division race is heating up between the Cardinals and the Brewers, the Brew Crew having maintained their hold on first place in the division for most of the first half of the season. The two clubs currently find themselves tied for first place as Milwaukee seems to be losing grip on their once impressive lead in the NL Central, but the Cardinals have recently been...
Via The Sports Blogette
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller inducted into Cardinals bullpen with 'Fall of Trust' (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was indoctrinated into the bullpen by his fellow relievers by going through the "Fall of Trust" ceremony prior to Sunday's game against the L.A. Dodgers.As part of the ritual, Miller had to stand on the edge of the wall down the right field bleachers and fall backwards, trusting that his...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller Inducted Into Cardinals Bullpen By Way Of Trust Fall (Video)

The St. Louis Cardinals employ a pretty serious initiation process for new bullpen pitchers. The Cards moved right-hander Shelby Miller to the ‘pen over the weekend indefinitely to give him some extra rest as they move forward with a four-man rotation, according to a report from But the transition for Miller didn’t come without first a tough test from his teammates...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals induct Shelby Miller into bullpen with 'trust fall' (VIDEO)

The Cardinals moved Shelby Miller to the bullpen this weekend, and before Sunday's game against the Dodgers, the St. Louis relievers officially inducted the right-hander into their group by putting him through the "Fall of Trust."Trust falls don't always go so well, and Miller's fall got started with a four-foot drop to boot. Luckily, this one seemed to end...
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals initiate Shelby Miller in to bullpen with trust fall

When the St. Louis Cardinals announced that Shelby Miller would be moving to the bullpen as the team goes with a four-man rotation over the next several weeks thanks to a favorable schedule, some were caught off guard.So far, it looks like the young Miller is handling things quite well.  So well in fact, that he was good sport when the rest of the bullpen decided to "initiate...
Via STLSportsMinute
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals welcomed Shelby Miller into the bullpen in a unique way

Shelby Miller getting initiated into the bullpen by taking part in the trust fall in the right field corner. — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 20, 2014 After getting moved to the bullpen from the starting rotation, Shelby Miller had to learn to trust his new friends and take part in a trust exercise. Everything looks like it went just fine for him.
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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