Thoughts on the Padres Draft

If there’s anything disconcerting about the San Diego Padres early selections from last week’s amateur draft – namely first-round shortstop Trea Turner and second-round outfielder Michael Gettys – it isn’t their talent. The Padres took Turner 13th overall and he’s ranked 9th on Baseball America’s top 500. He’s a slick fielding shortstop with out-of-this-world speed...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: Chad Huffman homers twice, Carson Kelly stays hot

The Baby Birds go 3-3 on Sunday with Memphis, State College, and Johnson City all winning and Springfield, Palm Beach, and Peoria on the losing end. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score of each game. Memphis beat Iowa 11-5 on Sunday. Chad Huffman led the way with 3 hits, including 2 home runs (11 on the season), and 3 RBI’s. Vance Albitz had 2 hits...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: Oscar Mercado homers, Zach Petrick solid again

The Baby Birds finished Thursday with a 5-2 record as Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City all won. Peoria and the GCL Cards were on the losing end. 2013 second round pick Oscar Mercado (pictured) hit his first professional home run in the GCL Cards loss. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score of each game: Memphis rallies to...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: A couple of 2013 draftees excel on the mound

The Baby Birds finished 4-3 on Tuesday. Both Memphis and Palm Beach split double-headers while Springfield and Johnson City won. The GCL Cards lost to the Nationals. 2013 draftees’ Nick Lomascolo (pictured) and Ian McKinney along with ’12 draftee Joe Cuda were the stars on the mound Tuesday. Lomascolo struck out 10 in 4 innings and McKinney dropped his ERA to 0.42. Here are quick...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: Ryan Sherriff carries no-hitter into the 9th inning

A huge night for the Baby Birds leads to a 6-1 record. The only loss on the night came from the GCL Cards. Springfield and Palm Beach won with 1-hit shutouts and Memphis, Peoria, State College, and Johnson City all won in their last at-bats. Ryan Sherriff was three outs away from a no-hitter for Palm Beach. Here are quick game summaries followed by the official box score: Memphis...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minors recap: O’Neill collects 2 hits in Memphis debut

It was a rough day for the Baby Birds as the teams’ combined for a 2-6 record. Your only winners were Palm Beach and State College. The GCL Cards lost both ends of a double-header. Memphis fell to Tucson 4-2 on Wednesday. Mike O’Neill had a very successful Triple-A debut. As the lead-off hitter, O’Neill had 2 hits and a run scored. Chad Huffman had a double and an RBI as well...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/19/13

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers once again faced their Jupiter, Fla. cohabitants, the Miami Marlins. The Fish swam over to the Birds’ side of the complex – except for those go-against-the-flow Peoria 2 soldiers, who marched over to the Miami fields. Memphis was the only one of the five Cardinals clubs to log a win. Springfield tied while the three Class-A clubs...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/15/13

On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers played their second set of spring games against external competition. This time, the opponent was the New York Mets. Memphis and Springfield were at home while Palm Beach and Peoria bussed to Port St. Lucie. The remainder of the Palm Beach players worked out in Jupiter, where I also stayed to catch the Triple-A and Double-A teams...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB News: Indians option Chisenhall and LaPorta to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians made a round of roster cuts this morning, most notably sending third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall and first baseman Matt LaPorta to Columbus. Lesser known Chad Huffman was also sent to minor league camp. That is good news for all you Casey Kotchman and Jack Hannahan fans out there. It will be nice to know that Chisenhall is available in Columbus this year in case...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

2011 Arizona Fall League Recap

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) wrapped up play over a week ago. I had planned to post this recap last Wednesday, but with the details of the new CBA that came forth early last week along with the holiday I decided to hold off on this recap until today. Better late than never.Here are a few quick thoughts on each player that participated in the AFL this fall:Tim Fedroff (OF): Fedroff...
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November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Luck for Browns, Sympathy for Penn State and Free Agents to Ignore Cleveland?

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at Could the Browns trade for the right to choose Andrew Luck? “The Browns have aces in their pockets, though, no matter who’s ahead of them. If any team but Indianapolis...
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November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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