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St. Louis Cardinals: Spending more money does not equate to more wins

This offseason around Major League Baseball has seen a couple of teams open their checkbooks to try to improve their clubs. The San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Miami Marlins all have been very active in the free agent and trading markets. There is a small, but vocal group of St. Louis Cardinal fans who wonder why their club is not partaking in the spending spree. This group...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Handy Guide To New Cardinals Jersey Numbers In 2015

Lot’s of movement on the uniform front this off-season for the Cardinals. Mike Matheny alone has gone from 22 to 44 to 26. So here’s what we know so far and here’s what is still to be determined… Confirmed: Number 22: Jason Heyward (Formerly Matheny) Number 26: Mike Matheny (Formerly Rosenthal) Number 18: Carlos Martinez (Formerly Taveras) Number 44: Trevor Rosenthal (Formerly...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' shopping list is shorter, even without new additions

SAN DIEGO -- When the offseason began, the Cardinals were planning to shop for a lefty reliever and pursue an upgrade at backup catcher. But they have crossed those items off their already-short to-do list. That comes with the ubiquitous caveat that stuff happens, but based on general manager John Mozeliak's remarks Monday afternoon at the Winter Meetings, things already have changed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Non-tenders who should be on the Cardinals’ radar

As the deadline to tender contracts to players not under guaranteed deals passed, the St. Louis Cardinals parted with utility infielder Daniel Descalso. With the depth the team has amassed in the range of backup infielders, the defending NL Central Champs could afford to let Descalso pursue employment elsewhere. On the other side of the coin, teams around the league have let go of...
Via Cardinals Farm
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…

I originally had a different idea here, examining possible free agen relievers to add to the the team, but Mo went out and grabbed Matt Belisle , so that left me scrambling, then a random thought popped into my head, and I’m running with it. Basically, if all Cardinals players from the past showed up in free [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the new Cardinals on what could be a pretty firm spring roster

ST. LOUIS -- The search for that elusive right-handed slugger to provide power off the bench continues. Other than that, the Cardinals could be done reshaping their roster for 2015. Of course, that could change with the blip of a text message because if general manager John Mozeliak is anything, he is opportunistic. "My favorite word," he said. But based on what else Mozeliak said...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

New Bodies Coming; Old Bodies Going

The process of creating the 2015 Cardinals continued with two significant moves on Tuesday. Matt Belisle, a RH relief pitcher, was signed to a one year deal worth 3.5M. While at the non-tender deadline last night Daniel Descalso was not offered a contract, effectively ending his time with the Cardinals and making him a free-agent. The ‘Dirty Dan’ non-tender wasn’t a surprise...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle agrees to $3.5M, one-year deal with Cardinals

  The St. Cardinals added more bullpen help, agreeing Tuesday to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Matt Belisle. The 34-year-old right-hander has made 70 or more relief appearances in four of the past five seasons and led the National League with 80 in 2012. Belisle was 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 66 games for Colorado last season and has a 48-54 career record with a...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign reliever Matt Belisle to one-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals added to their bullpen depth by bringing in veteran right-handed reliever Matt Belisle. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Belisle has agreed to sign for one year at $3.5 million. Rosenthal adds that Belisle will receive incentives based on appearances: $150,000 at 50 appearances, $150,000 for hitting 60 appearances, and finally $200,000 at 70 appearances...
Via Cardinals Farm
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign reliever Matt Belisle to a one-year deal

First reported by Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, the St. Louis Cardinals have signed reliever Matt Belisle to a one-year contract. Belisle can earn bonuses of $150,000 if the righty reaches 50 appearances, $150,000 for 60 and $200,000 for 70. He can earn up to $4 million in incentives, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal also adds that the deal is worth $3.5 million...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Belisle agrees to $3.5M deal with Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Cardinals added more bullpen help, agreeing Tuesday to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with free agent Matt Belisle. The 34-year-old right-hander has made 70 or more relief appearances in four of the last five seasons and led the NL with 80 in 2012. Belisle was 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 66 games for Colorado last season and has a 48-54 career record with a...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign righty reliever Belisle to one-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals added experience and depth to their bullpen by signing right-hander Matt Belisle to a one-year contract, the club announced Tuesday. Belisle, 34, posted a 4.87 ERA in 66 games with the Rockies in 2014. He has proven to have a durable arm, having appeared in 70 games in four of the past five seasons. A 6-4, 225-pounder, Belisle relies on a fastball-slider...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Free-Agent Reliever Matt Belisle

VETERAN RIGHT-HANDER AGREES TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 2, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015 season with free-agent right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle (pronounced beh-LYLE). Belisle, 34, brings added veteran experience to the Cardinals bullpen, having made 70 or more relief [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies let go of pitching coach Wright

The Colorado Rockies have decided to part ways with pitching coach Jim Wright and bullpen coach Bo McLaughlin in new general manager Jeff Bridich’s first move since taking over. The decision ends a long relationship with Wright, who’d been with the organization for 18 years, three as pitching coach. Wright served as pitching coach in 2002 and then again from 2013-14. Pitching...
Via Mile High Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies abysmal season continues with another huge lead blown

Jordan Lyles pitched decent, but was left in the game too long.What is left to be said?The Colorado Rockies are the only team in baseball that goes up 7-1 and their fans feel like it won't be enough. The fans are rooting for the starter to work deep into the 7th inning, just so the terrible bullpen doesn't have to come in and do what it does best; throw gas on the fire.Couple a terrible...
Via Rockies Review
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins lose lead in 9th, drop game to Rockies in 13th

DENVER (AP) -- Corey Dickerson's single to right in the 13th inning scored Nolan Arenado to give the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. It was the second big hit for Dickerson, who sent the game into extra innings with a home run to the third deck in the ninth. Matt Belisle (4-6), the ninth Rockies pitcher, got the win with one inning of perfect...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins lose lead in 9th, drop game to Rockies in 13th

DENVER (AP) -- Corey Dickerson's single to right in the 13th inning scored Nolan Arenado to give the Colorado Rockies a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. It was the second big hit for Dickerson, who sent the game into extra innings with a home run to the third deck in the ninth. Matt Belisle (4-6), the ninth Rockies pitcher, got the win with one inning of perfect...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Morales scratched from start Friday vs. Reds

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have scratched left-hander Franklin Morales from his scheduled start Friday with his wife in labor. Instead, the team will send reliever Matt Belisle to the mound against Cincinnati. It will be Belisle's first start since May 25, 2008, when he was with the Reds. Manager Walt Weiss said he found out about Morales on Friday afternoon and there wasn...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra innings torture for fans of the Colorado Rockies who want something to cheer for

If the Rockies were in the race, it would have been fun.The Colorado Rockies had a game on Tuesday night.Fans who were staring at the standings every night after the game back in April and May have forgotten that the baseball season is still going on. As far as they are concerned, some misguided emails from a pompous owner were sent out a couple of days after another disappointing...
Via Rockies Review
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

GUEST POST: Bullpen and lack of offense does in the Colorado Rockies once again

Years of overuse has finally caught up to Matt Belisle.**EDITORS NOTE: Cameron Parsons completes his Rockies Review coverage filling in for David Martin. BY: CAMERON PARSONSAnother strong pitching performance, this one by Tyler Matzek, was wasted by the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Each game of the three game set against the Pirates, was very much the same. The Rockies would get...
Via Rockies Review
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GUEST POST: Colorado Rockies blow great start by De La Rosa, fans should continue to support the players

De La Rosa was great, but the pen and the offense wasn't.BY: CAMERON PARSONSThe Colorado Rockies started the second half of the season on the wrong foot. With plenty of opportunities missed, a good start from Jorge De La Rosa was wasted and the Rockies fell 4-2 to the Pirates.Coming out of the first half of the season, De La Rosa had proven his ace status amongst the Rockies pitching...
Via Rockies Review
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers outlast Rockies, 3-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Ryan Braun was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning that scored a run and had an RBI single in the ninth, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Mark Reynolds led off the ninth with a single off reliever Matt Belisle (2-3) and advanced on a sacrifice by Jean Segura. Scooter Gennett pinch hit for Francisco Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies drop tight one to Brewers

Milwaukee 3, Colorado 2 When: 8:10 PM ET, Friday, June 27, 2014 Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Temperature: 75° Umpires: Home – Dale Scott, 1B – Dan Iassogna, 2B – CB Bucknor, 3B – Hal Gibson III Attendance: 34132 By SportsDirect Inc. Brewers 3, Rockies 2: Ryan Braun had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning as host Milwaukee defeated Colorado for the...
Via Mile High Sports
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies triumph thanks to five-run ninth

Colorado 7, San Francisco 4 When: 10:15 PM ET, Friday, June 13, 2014 Where: AT&T Park, San Francisco, California Temperature: 64° Umpires: Home – Mike Winters, 1B – Chris Segal, 2B – Mike Muchlinski, 3B – Mark Wegner Attendance: 41258 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 7, Giants 4: DJ LeMahieu’s go-ahead RBI single highlighted a five-run ninth inning as Colorado recorded...
Via Mile High Sports
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Even with a loss to end the month, Colorado Rockies have been impressive

Rex Brothers' struggles continued on Wednesday.April was good to the Colorado Rockies.Despite the final pitch of the month being a Miguel Montero walk-off home run to send the Rockies home with a loss, the month overall was very good to the club. What looked like a sweep ended in disappointment. The Rockies blew a four-run lead and, for the fourth time in a row, missed a chance to...
Via Rockies Review
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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