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St. Louis Cardinals: why adding Steve Cishek was a great move

With the July 31st trade deadline approaching, the St. Louis Cardinals made a surprising, and possibly genius, move. They traded with the Miami Marlins for right-handed reliever Steve Cishek. While many are concerned about St. Louis’ starting rotation and 1st base position, apparently the Cardinals had some of their own concerns about their bullpen. The late-inning relievers for...
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St. Louis Cardinals bolster bullpen, acquire Steve Cishek from Miami Marlins

The St. Louis Cardinals, who own the Majors best record at 61-34, added depth to their bullpen on Friday when they acquired former closer Steve Cishek from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Double-A reliever Kyle Barraclough. Additionally, the Cardinals agreed to pay the remainder of Cishek’s $6.65 million this season. The Cardinals bullpen has the second-lowest earned run average...
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Cardinals: When will Steve Cishek find his work?

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired relief pitcher Steve Cishek from the Miami Marlins in exchange for Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough in a deal that went down on Friday afternoon. With the numerous injuries to the Cardinals’ pen this season, including one that recently endured a set back, the move makes sense. The acquisition of Steve will definitely provide some assistance...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals nearing deal with Marlins for Steve Cishek

The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be the next team to make an addition to their roster to help their postseason chances. They are nearing a deal with the Miami Marlins that will see them acquire right-handed reliever Steve Cishek to help bolster the Cardinals’ bullpen, as first reported by Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The Marlins are on the verge of selling off their first...
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2015 MLB Trade Deadline: St. Louis Cardinals Acquire Steve Cishek

The St. Louis Cardinals have struck again, acquiring an undervalued relief pitcher in July in hopes of improving their bullpen for October. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald first reported Friday afternoon that St. Louis is trading for the 29-year-old righty Steve Cishek. In exchange, the Cardinals will be sending right-handed pitcher Kyle Barraclough from Double-A, also first reported...
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Cardinals strengthen bullpen with trade for Marlins' Cishek

The St. Louis Cardinals have strengthened their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Steve Cishek from the Miami Marlins, as first reported by the Miami Herald. Cishek is 2-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 32 appearances (and 32 innings) this season. From 2011-14, however, Cishek posted a 2.70 ERA and 281 strikeouts in 253 1/3 innings. He saved 34 games for the Marlins in 2013...
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Pitcher Steve Cishek is heading to the Cardinals

The first reliever is off of the trade market – the Miami Marlins are dealing ex-closer Steve Cishek to the St. Louis Cardinals. #marlins are nearing deal with cardinals for Steve cishek — clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) July 24, 2015   Cishek will probably roll off a run of something like two runs in 25 innings after the trade, because that’s just what happens with...
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Cards Acquiring Cishek from Marlins

Multiple reports indicate the Cardinals have acquired Steve Cishek from the Marlins for AA pitcher Kyle Barraclough, who I’ll admit I hadn’t ever heard of. No indication what move will be made, but Cishek should strengthen the latter part of the pen and perhaps free up Trevor Rosenthal from time to time.
Via The Cardinal Conclave
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Report: Cardinals interested in Marlins’ Steve Cishek

The Miami Marlins have a number of pitchers drawing trade interest, including Mat Latos and Dan Haren, but there is another pitcher that is quietly generating interest from teams around the league. The St. Louis Cardinals are “looking at” Marlins right-handed relief pitcher Steve Cishek, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Coming into the year, Cishek was the Marlins’...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek returns to Miami Marlins after minor league stint

Steve Cishek is back from the minors.  Now the Miami Marlins are hoping their former closer’s game has returned with him. Cishek, who had 73 saves the past two seasons for the Marlins, has had trouble getting anyone out this campaign.  He blew four of his seven save opportunities and lost the closer’s role in May.  But even in a mop-up role, he was struggling with a 1-5 record...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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