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Game Score: What it is and why it’s an effective stat

Those of you that follow me on Twitter @CardinalsFarm know that I have been pretty obsessed with Game Score (GSc) as a stat to measure the effectiveness of a starting pitcher. Game Score was created by Bill James as a way to give a score to a starter’s stat line. I don’t believe this stat would be classified as a sabermetric stat as it uses the standard pitching line (IP, W...
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Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians for James Ramsey

While John Mozeliak was busy blowing smoke around all the reporters, myself included, that thought he was chasing the likes of Jon Lester, David Price or Cole Hamels, he was quietly working out a deal with the Indians for starter Justin Masterson.According to Peter Gammons, Masterson will be headed to the Cards and will likely make his debut on Saturday.  Joel Sherman of the New...
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St. Louis Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired veteran right-hander Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor-league outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, 29, has pitched to a 5.51 ERA in 98 innings of work this season. However, a nagging knee injury played a role in those disappointing numbers (he’s been on the DL since July 8 but is set to come off later...
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Justin Masterson Traded To St. Louis For OF James Ramsey

The Cleveland Indians have dealt starting pitcher Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson had hoped to be doing better before the deadline approached but he’s been downright awful posting 13 earned over his last three starts in which he combined to complete 9 innings of work. Not exactly the kind of guy most teams were chomping...
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Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a trade that will send right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to MLB.com’s Peter Gammons. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports St. Louis is sending outfield prospect James Ramsey to Cleveland in return. Masterson...
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Justin Masterson Reportedly Dealt to St. Louis Cardinals

David Richard – USA Today Sports Justin Masterson, the long-time Cleveland Indians starting pitcher has been reportedly traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, who had arguably the best season of his career in 2013 finishing with a 14-10 record, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP has struggled mightily this year due to do constant injury issues...
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Is Adam Wainwright a future Hall of Famer?

It seems to be common knowledge that some players across Major League Baseball are an easy choice as first ballot Hall of Famers, people like Derek Jeter, Ichiro, Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Then there are others who may have to wait but eventually get in, such as Adrian Beltre. Some of them are still young, like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Craig Kimbrel, but are all...
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Cleveland Indians Trade Justin Masterson to St. Louis Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have traded Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals for an OF prospect.  Masterson is currently on the disabled list, and hasn't pitched since July 7th, and has not pitched more than 4 innings pitched June 19th.  Masterson won a career high 14 games last season, his 3rd straight double digit win season.  With the MLB trade deadline tomorrow, it appears...
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Indians trade Masterson to Cardinals for minor league outfielder

The Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Cardinals completed a deal today sending right-handed pitcher Justin Masterson to the Cardinals in exchange for minor league outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, 29, is in the midst of an inconsistent season going 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts. In 98.0 innings he has allowed 106 hits, 6 home runs, 56 walks and has 93 strikeouts. He is making...
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More Cardinals trade rumors: Pitching, pitching and more pitching

The non-waiver deadline is only a day away and the Cardinals remain linked to various starting pitchers.  Joe Strauss has a nice article explaining why starting pitching is the focus for the Cards, while the offense continues to struggle.  He lists Jon Lester, Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, Cole Hamels, Ian Kennedy, Justin Masterson and David Price as the pitchers that the team is at...
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St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: David Price, Cole Hamels and Jon Lester

COMMENTARY | As the trade deadline quickly approaches and as general managers scramble with phone calls amongst each other, scouts and members of the media (yes, you are naive to think that GMs are not regularly updating the media regularly to create hints of “leverage”), many St. Louis Cardinals fans are glued to the various trade rumors being thrown around possible trade packages...
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Cardinals Log a Losing Record in Series Openers

Across the game, we have seen how some starting pitchers seem to struggle in their first inning of work before settling down. When that occurs, invariably, the pre-game routine is altered in an attempt to improve the early results. Well, the St. Louis Cardinals need to try something new as they open each series. After a 3-1 loss to San Diego on Tuesday night, the Cards have dropped...
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Tyler Lyons tosses a complete-game gem; Dixon Llorens deals a filthy relief appearance

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.       Memphis 4 Omaha 1   Game Highlights Tyler Lyons pitched an absolute gem in Memphis’ 4-1 win over the Royals affiliate Omaha. Lyons tossed a complete game, allowing only one run off four hits,...
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When I’m a Bit of an Oscar Taveras Skeptic

The Cardinals are reportedly kicking the tires on David Price and Jon Lester, and presumably, they’ve probably at least inquired about Cole Hamels. It’s no secret that they’re looking for pitching, and they both the means and the motive to make a big move. And not surprisingly, trade rumors with the Cardinals inevitably invoke Oscar […]
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Cardinals Minor League Gameday: Chase Brookshire looks to stay hot for Peoria, Tyrell Jenkins looks for a bounce back

This is a new type of post that will highlight things like probable pitchers, standings update, news and notes on players and it will be published every day in the morning. It will also serve as a central post for a discussion thread.    Wednesday’s Schedule – All times Eastern 10:30 – DSL Nationals at DSL Cardinals 12:00 – GCL Mets at GCL Cardinals 6:35 – Lakeland at...
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In A Perfect World

In a perfect world, the 2014 season would be a gas for Cardinals fans. There would be no need for 64 different articles about the decline of Allen Craig ‘s swing(I have accounted for 6 of those). There wouldn’t be a need for a baseball swing forensic analyst to consider looking at Craig’s broken swing. The veteran [...]
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Former MLB Pitcher Chris Carpenter Selling Palm Beach Home For $675K (Photos)

World Series-winning pitcher Chris Carpenter is selling his Palm Beach, Fla., home, and you might actually be able to afford it. The Exeter, N.H., native listed the four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home for $625,000 on Tuesday, and it’s a pretty nice place for the asking price. The home is located in the BallenIsles Country Club community, which is home to some of the most famous golf...
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Cardinals and Jon Lester trade rumors heating up as quest for a starter continues

While yesterday we learned that the Phillies have made Cole Hamels available and that the Cardinals are interested, today's trade rumors surround Boston's Jon Lester.After getting a good return in the Jake Peavy trade to the Giants, the Red Sox are apparently willing to consider trading rotation stalwarts Jon Lester and John Lackey, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Jim...
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Prospecting for Second Basemen: A look at the top five second basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

Twice a year, I like to look at the depth of each position in the Cardinals organization. What I like to do is to rank them based on which players have the best chance of having an impactful major league career. This is not about who is closest to the majors, we are looking for MLB impact players. In this case, we are looking for a player who could step into the starting role at...
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Regardless, Pierzynski is a sound short-term investment for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Pierzynski needed all of one game to show why the Cardinals wanted him. He can hit. Fresh off the plane from Cooperstown, where he was on hand for the induction of former teammate Frank Thomas, Pierzynski went 3 for 5 with an RBI in a 6-3 victory over the Cubs. No adjustment period needed, no shaking off the rust required. Not bad for a guy who hadn't played...
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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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Big games from Malik Collymore and Jack Flaherty lead GCL Cardinals as Low Minors go 2-2

Ontario native Malik Collymore was drafted based on his high potential as a middle infielder with some scouts comparing his ceiling to a Rickie Weeks. In the GCL, he’s showing off some of that potential. After a 2-for-3 game with a double and 2 RBIs, Collymore is hitting .308/.393/.484 in 107 plate appearances. His batting eye is showing to be at least solid as well with a 9.3...
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Could Cole Hamels be an option for the Cardinals?

Yesterday I posted a list of possible starting pitching trade targets for the Cardinals.  Well, now you can add one more name to the list of possibilities.According to Jon Paul Morosi, the Phillies have made Cole Hamels available, however, the asking price is said to be very high.Hamels can block a trade to 20 teams, however, the Cardinals are not one of those 20.  The Dodgers...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which St. Louis Cardinals player would you hate to see traded the most?

I originally wanted to title this post, “Which Cards player is off-limits the most?” Problem with that is, many reasonable fans would realize that no player is off-limits. If the right deal was proposed, you would be willing to part with that one “untouchable” prospect. I also chose this question because the trade deadline is this week, and there is a great chance the Cardinals...
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St. Louis Cardinals: Thoughts on MLB’s mid-season top 20 prospect list

On Sunday night, MLB.com unveiled their mid-season top 100 prospect list for all of Major League Baseball. Within that, they released top 20 lists for each team. Click HERE to view the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. Here is how MLB.com ranked the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. In parentheses is the player’s rank in the overall top 100. Oscar Taveras (2) Stephen Piscotty (57...
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