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2013 Cardinals tender/non-tender predictions

This post enables me to go on record with my non-tender predictions for the St. Louis Cardinals before they are announced later today. (In fact, I already have my article written for the main site, but of course, cannot post it until we know for sure.) Though some media sources seem to have forgotten that he is eligible, newcomer Peter Bourjos is among the three Cardinals who I...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013-2014 off-season

With the 2013-2014 off-season now underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the end of the 2013 regular season until 2014 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from short-season ball through the conclusion of the 2013 season. If you are new to the blog...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Molina leaves game with sore wrist

CINCINNATI (AP) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left a game against the Cincinnati Reds with a sore left wrist.Molina grounded out and flied out in his two at-bats before being replaced by Rob Johnson for the bottom of the fifth inning on Monday. The Reds led 6-2.Molina missed 14 games with a strained right knee. He was activated off the disabled list on Aug. 15 and had started 15...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals back up catcher takes mound, records strikeout

In a scene similar to backyard baseball or batting practice, the St. Louis Cardinals sent their reserve catcher Rob Johnson to the mound with 2 outs in the 9th inning to preserve a depleted bullpen for another day.  Holding a 13-4 lead, the Dodgers didn’t bother pinch hitting for relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez, preferring he stay in for his first career at bat, then gobble up the...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Catcher Strikes Out Dodgers’ Pitcher

With the Dodgers leading 13-4 in the ninth inning, the Cardinals skipper decided to have a little fun and brought in Cardinals backup catcher Rob Johnson to take the mound and try his hand at pitching. The unfortunate victim for Johnson ended up being relief pitcher Paco Rodriguez, and it ended in a strike out. Paco has 45 strikeouts this season of batters he has faced, so in essence...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Molina leaves with knee sprain, DL likely

PITTSBURGH -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a sprained right knee. Molina started the second game of the doubleheader and played three innings before being replaced by Rob Johnson. The All-Star starter went 0 for 2 and also had a passed ball defensively that allowed Pittsburgh's Jose Tabata to score...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards' Molina exits with knee strain

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina left Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a strained right knee. Molina started the second game of the doubleheader and played three innings before being replaced by Rob Johnson. The All-Star starter went 0 for 2 and also had a passed ball defensively that allowed Pittsburgh's Jose Tabata to score from third....
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez highlights recent roster moves

The St. Louis Cardinals have made a couple of major roster moves that could impact the big club for the rest of the season. These roster moves have caused a domino effect throughout the system. First lets look at the move that happened on Thursday affecting the Cardinals bullpen, then we will get to the domino effect of catchers. Carlos Martinez recalled from Memphis, Michael Blazek...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals send Boggs to Rockies

The St. Louis Cardinals traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado on Tuesday for the Rockies' international signing bonus slot No. 4. In other news, St. Louis released veteran infielder Ty Wigginton and selected the contract of catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis. All-Star catcher Yadier Molina returned to the starting lineup against Houston after missing two...
Via AP on Fox
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Recap: Another successful night for the Baby Birds

The Baby Birds finished Tuesday with a 4-1 record. Winners were Memphis, Palm Beach, State College, and Johnson City. The GCL Cards were the only losers and Springfield and Peoria were off for the night. In the upper minors, pitching carried the night for Memphis. Scott McGregor was solid and he was backed up by Sam Freeman and Fernando Salas. Tommy Pham had 2 hits including...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals cut ties with underperforming Wigginton

ST. LOUIS -- One of my favorite quotes from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny this season came when he was asked about a young player gaining experience from being in a tough situation that did not work out. "We're not in the lesson business," Matheny said. "We're in the winning business." The Cardinals showed that the winning business can get expensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals cut ties with underperforming Wigginton

ST. LOUIS -- One of my favorite quotes from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny this season came when he was asked about a young player gaining experience from being in a tough situation that did not work out. "We're not in the lesson business," Matheny said. "We're in the winning business." The Cardinals showed that the winning business can get expensive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, call up Rob Johnson

The St. Louis Cardinals have called up catcher Rob Johnson from Triple-A Memphis. Johnson will replace Ty Wigginton on the active roster. Wigginton, 35, signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals in the offseason but had only 57 at-bats for the club prior to his release. During his stay with the Cardinals, Wigginton appeared in 47 games hitting .158/.,238/.193 with 3 RBI. He can be...
Via Tireball.com
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Recap: Tyler Lyons dominates in Memphis win

Another very successful day for the Baby Birds. Memphis, Palm Beach, Peoria, State College, and Johnson City all won and Springfield was the only loser, a 5-1 night following a 6-2 night yesterday. In the upper minors, Memphis had another big power night as Jamie Romak and Kolten Wong hit home runs for the second straight game. Adron Chambers added a grand slam in the 8th inning...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Recap – Wong goes deep

It was a very successful night for the Baby Birds as the Cardinal affiliates went 6-1 prior to the result of the Palm Beach game which was not know at the time of publication. Memphis, Springfield, Peoria, State College, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards all won. The GCL Cards also lost the second game of a double-header. In the upper minors, Nick Additon of Memphis and Tim Cooney...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez dominates, Oscar Taveras aggrivates ankle – 6/23 Farm Report

The Baby Birds went 3-3 on Sunday as Memphis, Springfield, and Johnson City were winners. Johnson City has started the season 4-0 with their overtime win on Sunday. The big story was Carlos Martinez (pictured) who only allowed 3 hits and struck out 8 over 7 and 2/3 innings. Martinez appears to be fully stretched out throwing over 100 pitches for the first time this season. I believe...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilson and Wisdom homer in Peoria’s loss – 6/22 Farm Report

The Baby Birds went 3-4 on Sunday as Palm Beach, Johnson City, and the GCL Cards were all winners. Jordan Swagerty returned to the box score for the first time in over a year with 2 scoreless innings for the GCL Cardinals. Jacob Wilson (pictured) and Patrick Wisdom each went deep for Peoria. Brock Peterson took over the Pacific Coast League lead in home runs with his 17th for Memphis...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Farm Mid-Season All-Stars

The 2013 minor league season is about at its half way point and the Texas, Midwest, and Florida State Leagues have announced their mid-season All-Star teams. I thought it would be a great time to pick a Cardinals Organization Mid-Season All-Star team. A player from each position, regardless of team or prospect status, who has stood out the most. Again, those picked were picked on...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras returns to the lineup – 6/8 Farm Report

The Baby Birds went 2-2 on Saturday night while the big news was the return of #1 prospect Oscar Taveras. Taveras went 1-for-4 with a double in his return. David Popkins has been on a hot streak for the Palm Beach Cardinals. Popkins has an 8-game hitting streak and is hitting well over .500 in those 8 games. The Peoria Chiefs won in unusual fashion as a passed ball on an intentional...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Position of Interest: Organizational Catcher

As our look around the Cardinals’ system, from the roof to the basement continues, we’ll move onto catcher, where the club is in a familiar situation. In Yadier Molina, the direction of the team is set with perhaps the face of the entire organization, yet even in as secure of a situation has there is, there still have to be contingencies. So what is the scenario behind Yadi?...
Via i70baseball
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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