Mets Card of the Week: All-Star Rookies

TOPPS ALL-STAR ROOKIES Since 1959, Topps has been naming an annual All-Star Rookie roster, composed generally of eight position players, a left-handed pitcher, and a right-handed pitcher. Along with a 40′ yacht and a roomful of supermodels, each player named to the squad receives the All-Star rookie designation on their following year’s card. Up through 1972, this took the form...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What to expect from Cardinals Minor League Spring Training

The MLB’ers are a week or so into camp and will begin Grapefruit League play this Thursday with the first of many against the Miami Marlins. There are already many Cards’ minor league players in camp, thanks to the club’s STEP program.  The rest of the minor leaguers will report to Jupiter early next week, around the 9th, and will begin play later that week.Minor league spring...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Descalso is this year’s version of Ty Wigginton

The St. Louis Cardinals were able to pull off a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon thanks to an outstanding effort on the hill from Shelby Miller and from multiple doses of speed and spark from second baseman Kolten Wong.  Saturday’s contest also featured a rare cameo appearance from super utility infielder Daniel Descalso, who promptly grounded in to a...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson makes Marlins at reserve, Ty Wigginton released

Reed Johnson has made the Miami Marlins as a reserve outfielder. Johnson, 37, will operate as a reserve outfielder. This spring he hit .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games earning a spot on the bench. If nothing else Johnson gives the Marlins a low cost veteran who will not embarrass himself in the field. Johnson had spent the past two seasons as a bench...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No guarantees: Non-roster invitees know they must make impression

JUPITER, Fla. -- Eleven seasons spent in the big leagues with the same routine. Then, one offseason, only minor-league deals come around with an invitation to spring training. For veteran position players in this situation, old habits must be adjusted in order to win a spot not guaranteed to them. A track record will only go so far. Outfielder Reed Johnson, one of two such players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

10 things to expect from Cardinals minor league spring games

With the major league club about two weeks into its spring schedule, minor leaguers are about to get their turn as minor league spring games begin on Thursday the 13th. As you may have noticed, there have been minor leaguers playing in the big league games since spring started. Eventually the major league roster will dwindle, and those players will return to minor league camp and...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Wigginton homers, Marlins beat FIU 9-5

Ty Wigginton hit a solo home run and the Miami Marlins beat Florida International 9-5 on Thursday. The Marlins won both games against local college teams. They beat the University of Miami 5-2 Wednesday. Wigginton, a former All-Star who played 47 games for St. Louis last season, homered in the second inning. The 12-year veteran joined the Marlins as a non-roster invitee to camp...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Ty Wigginton signs deal with Marlins

getty images The Miami Marlins signed infielder Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract on Friday. Wigginton, 36, will also be invited to spring training. #Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training. — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) January 25, 2014 Last season with the St. Louis Cardinals Wigginton appeared at the end of the road posting a ...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Notes: Miami signs Ty Wigginton to a minor league contract

Looking to bolster their bench, the Miami Marlins agreed to terms with infielder Ty Wigginton on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, as first reported by Joe Frisaro of MLB.com.#Marlins sign Ty Wigginton to minor lg contract w/invitation to ML spring training.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) January 25, 2014Now 36-years old, Wigginton struggled with the bat...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching up on the Cardinals Rumors

Things have been pretty quiet for the Cardinals (and this blog) for a while, so its time to catch up with the team and where they stand with the Winter Meetings going on this week.The Cardinals got their Christmas shopping done early this year, acquiring center fielder Peter Bourjos in a trade for David Freese and signing shortstop Jhonny Peralta, all before Black Friday.  As Derrick...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
December 10, 2013  |  1 Comment
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