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St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Center field

We at BBE are excited to be bringing you the best Cardinals content on the web, as we are working with cardinalsfarm.com to do so. John Nagel, owner/editor of CardinalsFarm is the writer of this piece. That being said, enjoy.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Center field

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. Fans will get a say as well later in the post.As you will see, the increased prospect presence in the outfield...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Promote Three From Memphis

St. LOUIS, Mo., September 8, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they that they have added three additional players to their active roster with rookie infielder Greg Garcia, outfielderTommy Pham and right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala (pronounced TOO-ee-vah-lah-la) being promoted from the Memphis (AAA) roster.   To make room for the additional players on their...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis snatches Game 2 from Omaha to even the series

  Game 2 Memphis 4 Omaha 3   Game Highlights After an Eric Fornataro blown save in the seventh, Memphis regained the lead in the ninth. They scored the game-winning run off a wild pitch to take a 4-3 lead. Jorge Rondon gutted through two walks and a hit to close the game out and knot the series at one. Scott Moore drilled a two-run homer in the first frame to give Memphis an early...
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September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Omaha blanks the Redbirds in Game 1

  Game 1 Memphis 0 Omaha 7   Game Highlights Omaha blanked Memphis in the opening game of their playoff series. Omaha’s Aaron Brooks tossed eight shutout innings, scattered five hits, issued no walks, and fanned 10 batters. Only three Redbirds collected hits. Scott Moore had the only extra-base hit with a double in the sixth. Memphis was 0-3 with runners in scoring position....
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Cornelius fans a career-best 11 batters; Corey Littrell tosses a solid debut

The High Minors went 1-2 on Wednesday. Memphis had an off day. Springfield exploded for 12 runs in their win over Frisco. Palm Beach lost to Charlotte 6-1 despite a solid debut from Corey Littrell. Peoria fell to Kane County 4-2.     Springfield 12 Frisco 7   Game Highlights Springfield scored a season-best 12 runs in their win over Frisco on Wednesday. Jonathan Cornelius improved...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Reed shines in his Springfield debut; Nick Martini blasts two homers for Palm Beach

The High Minors went 2-1 on Monday. Jimmy Reed was phenomenal in his Springfield debut as they beat Tulsa 9-4. Palm Beach routed Lakeland 11-0. Peoria got one-hit in a 4-0 loss.     Springfield 9 Tulsa 4   Game Highlights In his Springfield debut, Jimmy Reed was as excellent as he has been all year. He allowed only one run off three hits, walked two, and struck out two in six...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Palm Beach wins their sixth straight behind Kyle Helisek’s quality start; Kyle Hald collects his eighth win of the year

Memphis was rained out on Thursday. Springfield notched a 6-4 victory over NW Arkansas. Palm Beach beat Tampa 7-3 thanks to a monster seven-run inning. Peoria only managed one run in their second-straight loss to West Michigan.     NW Arkansas 4 Springfield 6   Game Highlights Kyle Hald got into some trouble in the fourth, allowing four runs in the inning, but he would settle...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Malik Collymore hits another triple in GCL rout, low minors split 2-2

Malik Collymore continued his hot start to the season with his 3rd triple of the year in just his 9th game. Collymore is showing off good power and contact ability to start the season. He’s hitting .364 with 12 hits in 33 at bats, and 5 of those hits have gone for extra bases. He’s doing a great job as the GCL Cardinals’ cleanup hitter, driving in 7 runs as well. In Johnson...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ Baby Birds: Are we witnessing the decline of Mike O’Neill?

2014 was supposed to be a big year for Mike O’Neill. He was placed on the 40-man roster of the St. Louis Cardinals, making it possible he could get a major league call at some point this season. The problem for O’Neill and other Cardinals’ outfield prospects is they have too much depth. Granted, within the organization you wont hear the phrase “too much depth”, but for...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras extends his RBI streak as Justin Ringo continues to make a name for himself in Peoria

Oscar Taveras went one for four with an RBI in Memphis’ 10-4 loss; Taveras now has had an RBI in five straight games. Springfield got a great performance from Rafael Ortega who went three for five with a triple, homer, and four RBI. Palm Beach suffered a 5-2 loss in the opening game of their series with St. Lucie. Peoria dropped their second game in a row, despite Justin Ringo’s...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Petree shines in Palm Beach debut, Peoria snaps scoreless drought in a big way

It was a good night down on the farm as the Cardinals’ affiliates went 3-1, with Memphis the only team on the losing end. Peoria broke a franchise record scoreless streak in a big way and Nick Petree shined in his Florida State League debut. Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s action: Memphis 0 Oklahoma City 2 Game Highlights The Memphis Redbirds were shutout on Tuesday at...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 04.29.14

Thanks to the weather only 2 games were played as the Affiliates went 1-1. HR Call:  Angel Franco (1), Mark Threlkeld (4)     Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Cody Fassold 3.0 IP  2 H  0 R   0 BB  3 K   Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day:  Angel Franco 2-4  2 R  HR   2 RBI    Omaha Storm Chasers    Iowa Cubs    PPD  Thanks to...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty homers, Springfield wins a walk-off on Thursday

The Cardinals’ affiliates went 1-3 on Thursday as Springfield was the only victor, and it came on a walk-off single from Luis Mateo. Stephen Piscotty hit his first home run of the season for Memphis, also his first homer at the Triple-A level. Starting pitching struggled on Thursday night as all four starters had a rough go. Here are the highlights from Thursday’s action: Memphis...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

James Ramsey and Rafael Ortega homer in a Springfield loss

It was a light schedule on Monday as the organization’s two highest affiliates were the only clubs in action, and both were on the wrong end of the scoreboard. Things looked promising for Memphis as the Redbirds scored quickly in the first, but were then shut down by 41-year-old Brett Tomko. James Ramsey and Rafael Ortega each had a homer in Springfield’s loss. Through a complete...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Wednesday, March 26. Five was the operative number for the day as three of the Cards’ four clubs scored exactly that run total. As Memphis wound down its spring, the club tossed a five-inning shutout at Springfield. It was just the second loss for the Double-A club in 12 outings as they used a quartet...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster of the Springfield Cardinals

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be predicting the opening day rosters of the Cardinals’ four full season affiliates. These are just predictions and, by no means, should be taken as actual rosters.  As we work out way through the system, predicting the rosters is going to get tougher and tougher. There are quite a few more position battles at the Double-A level as opposed...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals four minor league games on Sunday, March 16 against the New York Mets in Jupiter and Port St. Lucie. The Springfield squad won and Memphis tied in the first of five scheduled sets against New York this month. Won-loss records do not matter, but as Mike Matheny reminded us recently, habits can be formed. Since scores are kept...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals claim OF Ortega from Rangers

The St. Louis Cardinals added an outfield prospect to the 40-man roster, claiming 22-year-old Rafael Ortega on waivers from the Texas Rangers. The left-handed hitting Ortega, of Venezuela, was designed for assignment by Texas on Dec. 30. The Rangers had claimed him from the Rockies a month earlier. Colorado signed Ortega as a non-drafted free agent in 2008 and he made his major...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Untangling the outfield mess in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Prior to Monday, the Cardinals were already stacked with outfield prospects in the upper minors. Then came the addition of Rafael Ortega, via the waiver wire from the Texas Rangers. Since the Cardinals claimed Ortega, he must be placed on the 40-man roster and now occupies the 39th spot. This move is interesting to me and brings about more questions than answers. Here is what I have...
Via Cardinals Farm
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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