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Predicting the opening day roster of the Memphis Redbirds

| March 26, 2015 | 1 Comment
Predicting the opening day roster of the Memphis Redbirds

In part two of my roster prediction series, I will look at the 2015 Memphis Redbirds Opening Day roster. If you missed my St. Louis Cardinals prediction you can view it HERE. As you can see I decided to add Jaime Garcia to the starting rotation, Carlos Martinez to the bullpen, Randal Grichuk and Pete Kozma to […]

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Tyler Lyons strikes out 5, Mike O’Neill walks three times in minor league action

| March 21, 2015 | 1 Comment
Tyler Lyons strikes out 5, Mike O’Neill walks three times in minor league action

On Saturday, the Cardinals took on the Marlins in back field action at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals were the home team even though both clubs play at the same facility. The Cards went 3-0-1 on Saturday. Here are the results. Memphis Greg Garcia – 2-for-2, R, BB Mike O’Neill – o-for-1, 3 BB David […]

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Spring Training Game #10: St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins

| March 14, 2015
Spring Training Game #10: St. Louis Cardinals vs Minnesota Twins

Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida Television: Fox Sports Midwest (Live), MLB Network (Delay) Radio: KMOX 1120 Starting Pitching Probables Michael Wacha (5-6, 3.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) vs. Ricky Nolasco (6-12, 5.38 ERA, 1.52 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Matt Carpenter – 3B Jason Heyward – RF Matt Holliday – DH Jhonny Peralta – […]

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Spring Training Game #7: St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves

| March 11, 2015 | 28 Comments
Spring Training Game #7: St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves

Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Champion Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida Television: None Radio: None Starting Pitching Probables Marco Gonzales (4-2, 4.15 ERA, 1.53 WHIP) vs. Alex Wood (11-11, 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Peter Bourjos – CF Kolten Wong – 2B Jhonny Peralta – SS Matt Adams – 1B Yadier Molina – C Randal Grichuk […]

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Spring Training Game #5: St. Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox

| March 9, 2015 | 26 Comments
Spring Training Game #5: St. Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox

Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida Television: None Radio: KMOX 1120 Starting Pitching Probables Michael Wacha (5-6, 3.20 ERA, 1.20 WHIP) vs. Wade Miley (8-12, 4.34 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Matt Carpenter – 3B Randal Grichuk – LF Jhonny Peralta – DH Matt Adams – 1B Yadier Molina – C […]

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Spring Training Game #4: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins

| March 8, 2015 | 3 Comments
Spring Training Game #4: St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins

Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida Television: None Radio: KMOX 1120 Starting Pitching Probables Lance Lynn (15-10, 2.74 ERA, 1.26 WHIP) vs. Jarred Cosart (13-11, 3.69 ERA, 1.36 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Matt Carpenter – 3B Jason Heyward – RF Matt Holliday – LF Matt Adams – DH Jhonny Peralta – […]

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Spring Game Day Thread: Cardinals vs Astros

| March 6, 2015 | 68 Comments
Spring Game Day Thread: Cardinals vs Astros

Game Time: 12:05 pm CST @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida Television: None Radio: None Starting Pitching Probables Marco Gonzales (4-2, 4.15 ERA, 1.53 WHIP) vs. Brett Oberholtzer (5-13, 4.39 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Matt Carpenter – 3B Jason Heyward – DH Matt Holliday – LF Jhonny Peralta – SS Mark Reynolds – 1B Stephen […]

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Spring Opening Day Game Day Thread: Cardinals at Marlins

| March 5, 2015 | 54 Comments
Spring Opening Day Game Day Thread: Cardinals at Marlins

Game Time: 12:05 pm CST @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida Television: None Radio: KMOX 1120 Starting Pitching Probables Carlos Martinez (2-4, 4.03 ERA, 1.41 WHIP) vs. Dan Haren (13-11, 4.02 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) Cardinals Lineup Matt Carpenter – 3B Jason Heyward – RF Matt Holliday – DH Matt Adams – 1B Yadier Molina – C […]

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Pitchers and Catchers Report

| February 19, 2015
Pitchers and Catchers Report

Forget what some groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania may say. Forget about some vernal equinox in March. Today is the day that signals the true start of spring. Today is the day pitchers and catchers officially report to Cardinals’ camp in Jupiter, Florida. This year, this momentous day is more of a continuation than a new […]

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Five Minor League Story Lines for 2015

| February 5, 2015
Five Minor League Story Lines for 2015

As the weather draws warmer and the Redbirds begin to flock south, Spring Training heralds Opening Day being just around the corner. And MLB’s Opening Day means Opening Day for the Minor Leagues is just around the corner. The Cardinals’ full-season teams kick off their seasons on April 9th with 3 of the 4 teams opening […]

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A look at the starting pitching depth for the Memphis Redbirds

| January 29, 2015
A look at the starting pitching depth for the Memphis Redbirds

As we sit through another agonizingly slow and cruel winter, we find ourselves perilously close to one of the most exciting days of the year – the day pitchers and catchers report. Our St. Louis Cardinals report 3 weeks from today… it has felt so far, yet we’re closing in. Much of the excitement in […]

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How the St. Louis Cardinals will become a top 5 farm system

| January 27, 2015
How the St. Louis Cardinals will become a top 5 farm system

Despite graduations from impact prospects including Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, Matt Adams, and Trevor Rosenthal, the St. Louis Cardinals entered the 2014 season still possessing a highly-regarded farm system. Minor League Baseball’s John Sickels and Baseball Prospectus both ranked the Cardinals’ system as the 6th best in baseball. Baseball America wasn’t far behind, ranking the […]

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The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Starting Pitchers

| January 15, 2015
The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Starting Pitchers

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.  In this post, I am going […]

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Reacting to the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals ZiPS Projections

| December 29, 2014
Reacting to the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals ZiPS Projections

  The Major League Baseball offseason is ever ripe with expectations of the upcoming season. Successful teams expect a repeat performance. Mediocre teams believe production will increase and a .500 team will become a playoff contender. Poor teams hope the previous year will be forgotten and a new year will mean new success. In 21st-century baseball, many […]

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Reviewing the top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

| December 7, 2014
Reviewing the top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

About a week and a half ago, I completed my top 50 prospect list for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Again, this is just my opinion and not affiliated with the club. While I released my list in 5 player chunks, you never got to see the full 50. So, here it is: 50. Sam […]

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Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ drafts under Dan Kantrovitz

| November 26, 2014
Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ drafts under Dan Kantrovitz

Unless you had been sleeping under a rock the past few days, you probably knew the St. Louis Cardinals lost their Scouting Director, Dan Kantrovitz, to the Oakland Athletics where he will become an Assistant General Manager. Kantrovitz had been the Cardinals top scout since 2012 after Jeff Luhnow left to become the GM of […]

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Recapping St. Louis Cardinals top prospects 21-30

| November 16, 2014
Recapping St. Louis Cardinals top prospects 21-30

This past week, I continued my top 50 St. Louis Cardinals prospects countdown with prospects 26-30 on Tuesday and 21-25 on Thursday. Here is a recap of those prospects and some of my personal thoughts on a few of the players. 30. Chris Rivera 29. Tommy Pham 28. C.J. McElroy 27. Mike Mayers 26. Rowan […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 26-30

| November 11, 2014
St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 26-30

This round of our top St. Louis Cardinals prospects features one of the fastest players in the organization and one of the biggest power potnetials. With C.J. McElroy and Rowan Wick having an extreme tool, it can be hard to place these players within a ranking. This is where I believe they fit. 30. Chris […]

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