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Traded to the Playoffs: The Eventual Seasons for the Indians’ Three Biggest Trades of 2014

This season did not turn out the way the Indians had anticipated when they started 2014. Playoff dreams remained just that, dreams, and despite their overall winning record, the team still ended their season without ever seeing an October game. However, not every player who started on the Indians’ roster ended their season in that same way. The Indians parted with three well-known...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: A look at the offseason schedule, free agents, and arbitration eligible players

This is a post that I was hoping would not be written until late October or early November after the World Series. The Cardinals’ “early” exit pushes this post up a week or so. I use “early” in quotes because sometimes I have to remember how lucky Cards’ fans are to witness their team making 4 straight NLCS’. There are several key events in the offseason from qualifying...
Via Cardinals Farm
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 IBI Awards: Least Valuable Pitcher

Welcome to the third annual edition of the IBI Awards! At the end of every year, we here at IBI vote on various categories relating to Cleveland baseball as we continue looking back on 2014 ahead of our 2015 offseason coverage. Today is the fourth installment of the IBI Awards, the Least Valuable Pitcher. Previous awards for this season include: Most Valuable Hitter Most Valuable...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How Justin Masterson Cost the Indians the Play-Offs

When comparing the 2013 play-off Indians with 2014 team, there have been a surprising number of improvements considering the less successful outcome. Offensively, Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana all had better seasons than in 2013, while Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn put up similar numbers. Cody Allen was significantly better than Chris Perez ever...
Via Burning River Baseball
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson heads to bullpen for Cardinals

The list of candidates to start Thursday’s Cardinals game at Milwaukee diminished by one Monday when manager Mike Matheny said struggling righthander Justin Masterson will be doing his next pitching out of the bullpen. “We’ve got him in that mindset already,” Matheny said. “When he’ll be actually available to go is still up in the air.” Masterson was in the group...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Somehow, Someway, That All Worked Out For The Cardinals

That could have been a whole lot better. That could have been a whole lot worse. Both things are true as we dig through the rubble of a 2-2 split against a bottom dwelling foe… that somehow vaulted the Cardinals into a first place tie in the NL Central. First the bad news. + The Justin Masterson trade is officially a bust. His ERA with the Cardinals is 7.90 and he’s surrendered...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Justin Masterson considers abandoning windup

When Justin Masterson went to the bullpen at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Wednesday to ready for his next start, he and the Cardinals coaches believed a solution for his continued struggles would be found first by asking a question: How could he make everything simpler? The answer is creative, and they’re eager to see if it’s curative. “For the most part, I was pitching out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson struggles may get bumped from Cardinals’ rotation

After winning a nearly five-hour struggle the night before, the Cardinals had little Sunday for well-traveled Philadelphia Phillies righthander Jerome Willliams. Their own starter, Justin Masterson, had little or nothing for the Phillies either, and the result was a 7-1 loss that cost the Cardinals a chance to clinch a series against second-division opposition. One of the few positives...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fall flat once again, lose two out of three from Phillies

Justin Masterson made his fifth start for the Cardinals Sunday afternoon in the rubber game of this three game series in Philadelphia. This would make the third time in five outings Masterson would only go five innings or less. He would give up a total of five runs in three innings. The offense wouldn’t be able to back him up either. Jerome Williams would shut down the Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds try to solve Masterson in St. Louis

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds try to solve Masterson in St. Louis

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds-Cardinals Preview

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming off his strongest Cardinals outing, Masterson faces reeling Reds

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming off his strongest Cardinals outing, Masterson faces reeling Reds

Justin Masterson hopes he has finally found the successful form he's been missing most of this season. The right-hander has certainly been at his best against the Cincinnati Reds of late. Looking to build on his strongest outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, Masterson tries to win his fourth straight start against the reeling Reds on Monday night at Busch Stadium. After...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Mechanics Are Now AAA-Approved

Leading up to last night’s game, there was talk about how Justin Masterson may have tinkered with his mechanics, trying to improve on two dismal starts in Cardinal red that led folks to wonder if John Mozeliak had lost his touch. Let’s just say Masterson is a pretty darn good tinkerer . Seven scoreless innings on just three hits is not [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson, Matt Adams carry Cardinals to 5-2 bounce back win over Marlins

In his first two starts with the Cardinals, Justin Masterson had posted a sloppy 11.25 ERA allowing a total of 10 runs in eight innings of work. Wednesday night in Miami was a completely different story. The Cardinals saw the 2013 All-Star with Cleveland in the final game of this series. Seven shutout innings allowing three hits with no walks and three strikeouts would do the trick...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson pitches Cardinals past Marlins, 5-2

MIAMI -- Justin Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings in his best outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, and they averted a series sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 5-2 Wednesday. Masterson, acquired in a trade with Cleveland on July 30, allowed three hits -- all singles -- and no walks and threw only 91 pitches before departing for a pinch hitter. After recording only...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson pitches Cardinals past Marlins, 5-2

MIAMI -- Justin Masterson pitched seven scoreless innings in his best outing since joining the St. Louis Cardinals, and they averted a series sweep by beating the Miami Marlins 5-2 Wednesday. Masterson, acquired in a trade with Cleveland on July 30, allowed three hits -- all singles -- and no walks and threw only 91 pitches before departing for a pinch hitter. After recording only...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny keeps faith in Masterson as he tries to find groove with Cardinals

Despite a rough start to Justin Masterson's tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Mike Matheny still has faith in the right-hander. Trying to bounce back from a brief stay in his last outing, Masterson looks to help the visiting Cardinals avoid their first three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins in 18 years Wednesday night. In two starts since being acquired...
Via AP on Fox
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matheny keeps faith in Masterson as he tries to find groove with Cardinals

Despite a rough start to Justin Masterson's tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Mike Matheny still has faith in the right-hander. Trying to bounce back from a brief stay in his last outing, Masterson looks to help the visiting Cardinals avoid their first three-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins in 18 years Wednesday night. In two starts since being acquired...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Needs Dave Duncan-Like Intervention

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Justin Masterson followed a mediocre debut with the team August 2 with a horrid performance six days later that showed the Cardinals coaching staff might need to take a page or two out of the book of a previous coach who worked wonders with pitchers in such positions. Pitching coach Dave Duncan followed manager Tony La Russa from the Oakland...
Via i70baseball
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals fall flat as Orioles put on rout with six home runs in 12-2 win

Justin Masterson got out of a bases loaded, nobody out jam in the Bottom of the 1st. He struck out Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis for back-to-back outs, then got J.J. Hardy to ground out to escape the jam. Would that be a momentum shift in favor of the Cardinals? Um, not exactly. The momentum would swing right back to the Orioles in the Bottom of the 2nd inning. Manny Machado gave the...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cardinals get rocked in Baltimore

When Justin Masterson escaped a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the first inning without allowing a run, the Cardinals looked like they were on their way. Then the exact opposite happened. The Orioles made up for their first-inning failures by slamming six home runs and scoring four, one, three, one and three runs over the next five innings on the way to a 12-2 victory. A.J. Pierzynski...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing Justin Masterson’s Cardinal Debut

The Cardinals’ first starting pitching acquisition of the year made his debut on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. That game was a big start for three reasons. First, it was Justin Masterson‘s first chance to impress in a Cardinal uniform. Second, it was a chance for Masterson to shut down a division rival and potential playoff opponent. Third, it was Masterson’s first...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cards slug their way past Brewers, 9-7

An offensive explosion made Justin Masterson a winner in his first start with his new club, as the Cardinals smacked around Kyle Lohse to even this weekend series against the division leading Brewers, 9-7. With the win, the Cardinals improved to two games back of Milwaukee. The second-place Pirates were tied with the Diamondbacks at time of publish. Masterson wasn't great,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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