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Cardinals news and notes: Mayers, Fowler, and Mikolas

A look back at VEB from the weekend Here’s some things I wrote at VEB over the weekend. Hey, you remember Mike Mayers? He’s back...in relief ace form. Maybe. Here’s a look at some of the many, many other pitchers who have successfully gone from nondescript starting pitcher to excellent relief pitcher. Dexter Fowler was effective at the plate, less effective in the field, and...
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2 days ago

VEB 2018 Projections Results: Dexter Fowler

How will one of the team’s most Online players respond in his sophomore season in St. Louis? Thirteen days ago, Josey Curtis asked for your projections about St. Louis Cardinals center fielder-turned-right fielder Dexter Fowler. Here is what she had to say: Fowler signed a five-year deal with the Cardinals in the 2016-17 offseason, making last year his first season in red. Fowler...
Via Viva El Birdos
4 days ago

Matheny advises players to “log off” and Dexter Fowler’s been tweeting non-stop since - A Hunt and Peck

I, for one, am grateful. Recently reported in an article by Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny encouraged his players to take a break from social media. Matheny understands the pressures on the professional athlete and that sometimes social media can further exacerbate that stress. Per Frederickson, Matheny stated: “That’s part of our...
Via Viva El Birdos
5 days ago

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

Inspiration comes from all variety of places. Sometimes it is a breakthrough year from players already in place and sometimes it is a big-name offseason addition that makes good upon arrival. In some cases, it's a big in-season trade provides the adrenaline shot that propels a team down the stretch, or a divisional rival will collapse presenting a new window of opportunity.And in...
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August 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler gets World Series ring from Cubs, promptly hits lead-off homer

Friday marked Dexter Fowler’s return to Wrigley Field for the first time since leaving the Chicago Cubs. It was certainly a memorable return.Prior to the game, Fowler, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, finally received his well earned World Series ring. Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo presented the ring to Fowler in a pregame ceremony, which included a standing ovation from the Wrigley...
Via Sportsnaut
June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Best, worst and hard to stomach MLB offseason moves

Major League Baseball has player movement unlike any other sport mainly due to the fact there is no salary cap. That means, each and every season, there are familiar faces in new places.There was no shortage of big moves for 2017, whether we're talking Chris Sale to the Red Sox, Edwin Encarnacion to the Indians or Aroldis Chapman heading back to the Yankees. Welcome to the Yardbarker...
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March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler’s plate routine involves him licking, smelling bat

When you’re the defending world champions, you can do what you want on the field, and won’t really get questioned all that much. But Dexter Fowler no longer plays for the Cubs, and is now a member of the Cardinals, so we can say with confidence that he pushed the envelope a bit during Monday’s Grapefruit League game. Fowler was faced with a 2-2 count in the first inning of the exhibition...
Via The Sports Daily
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

As the corner turns to March, the spring picks up pace and the sounds of the national pastime begin ringing out again. The waning days of February also bring to a close yet another Black History Month and the reminders and reminiscing the month brings of the works of many great African-Americans throughout the nation’s history. It is at the intersection of these two institutions...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Fowler quickly making an impression on Cardinals teammates

JUPITER, Fla. -- Dexter Fowler breezes through the center of the Cardinals' clubhouse leaving a trail of handshakes and hellos in his wake before landing at his locker and chatting with a handful of players about the merits of a new album. Fowler is the new guy with the Cardinals, but he's already a clubhouse favorite despite spending last season helping the rival Chicago Cubs win...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Comparing the Dexter Fowler and Adam Eaton Decisions

Last Wednesday, the Nationals solved their center field problem by trading several of their best pitching prospects to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Adam Eaton. Last Friday, the Cardinals solved their center field problem by giving a bunch of money to free agent Dexter Fowler. Before signing Fowler, the Cardinals tried to trade for Eaton. Had the Nationals not been able to...
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December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

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