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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals Send Four Players To Minors

THREE PLAYERS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA), JACOB WILSON RE-ASSIGNED JUPITER, Fla., March 29, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have optioned catcher Ed Easley, infielder Dean Anna, and first baseman Xavier Scruggs to the Memphis (AAA) roster and re-assigned non-roster infielder Jacob Wilson to their minor league camp. Today’s moves put the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
51 minutes ago  |  Discuss

And So It Begins… Jaime Garcia Is Having A ‘Minor Setback’

Some guys have all the luck. Others seem to have none. Jaime Garcia, the perpetually injured Cardinals pitcher suffered a “minor setback” after throwing 80 pitches in a simulated game earlier this week. He will miss today’s scheduled spring start and will take it “a day at a time”. He has made 36 starts in the past 3 seasons. 16 starts since 2013. From STLToday: “The...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Garcia scratched from start by Cardinals because of shoulder

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday's start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically-repaired shoulder doesn't feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster. Garcia, who had been among three pitchers competing for the fifth starter's job, told the Cardinals on Saturday that his shoulder hadn't recovered from Tuesday's...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/28/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Saturday, March 28. The Cardinals hosted the Marlins for five games, filling the George Kissell Quad and one other field. The Cardinals had a good day, in fact their best of the spring so far, winning four. Only Peoria was unable to secure a victory. Once again this spring, Cardinals Baseball...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Shoulder Discomfort Sidelines Jaime Garcia Again

Shoulder discomfort, meet Jaime Garcia. Wait, you two have met before right?Via Derrick Goold, Garcia has hit another setback in his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery that knocked him out of action last season. Jaime Garcia had some discomfort in shoulder area. Details not immediately available. Had to “hit the brakes” on his prep, Matheny says. — Derrick Goold...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Report: Kenny Peoples-Walls and Brett Wiley have big days at the plate

On Friday, there were only three Cardinals minor league teams in action on the back fields of Jupiter as the big club had split squad action. The two highest affiliates were off as many of their players will filling in on the major league roster. Palm Beach and Peoria faced each other while State College or Peoria2 faced an independent Long Island Storm team.Here are the results...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cardinals: 8

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 8 First player/coach to wear #8: Doc Lavan (1923) Last player/coach to wear #8: Peter Bourjos (2014) Player/coach to wear #8 in the most seasons: Terry Moore (7 player, 4 coach) Number of players/coaches to wear #8: 36 Last time not worn: 2001 Other interesting names tied to #8: Nick Punto (2011), Allen Craig (2010), Troy Glaus (2008-09), [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: The downfall of too much depth in the minor league system

Just looking up and down the St Louis, Memphis and Springfield rosters there seems to be a certain numbers of players that don’t fit in anywhere and could find it difficult to continue in the organization. This list includes some of the players recently brought in to get a shot at sticking somewhere on a roster: Villanueva, Socolovich, Hatley, Anna, Kelly and Ohlman.There are also...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards ready for Wacha to stand alongside Wainwright at top of rotation

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha was the NL Championship Series MVP as a rookie but just 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts for the St. Louis Cardinals last year. He was sidelined for most of the season's second half by a stress reaction in his shoulder, and was rusty in October before giving up Travis Ishikawa's series-winning homer in Game 5 of the NLCS. Now he feels healthy. "It's very...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha rebound among questions for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Cardinals hope Michael Wacha is ready to stand alongside ace Adam Wainwright at the top of their rotation. Wacha was the NL Championship Series MVP as a rookie but just 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts last year. He was sidelined for most of the season's second half by a stress reaction in his shoulder, and was rusty in October before giving up Travis Ishikawa...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Jason Heyward key to offense

With the Cardinals trailing 1-0 in the 1st inning following a bomb off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, Jason Heyward followed with a bomb of his own to right field, tying the game up. It was Heyward’s first home run in a Cardinals uniform and a sight the Cardinals hope to get used to in the future. It was not enough to get his team the win, as Adam Wainwright struggled a bit, but...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford was allegedly the victim of a race-related attack in St. Louis earlier this week. On Thursday, Ford told Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is considering moving away from the St. Louis area after a man yelled racial slurs at him and punched him at a gas...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Hot/Cold Spring

The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a 9-7 start in Spring Training for 2015, but what matters more than records in the baseball world in March are individual performances. Through 16 spring games, the Cardinals have many players both struggling and on hot streaks as they prepare for opening day in 2 weeks. Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not: Hot Pete Kozma: Out of...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: St Louis Cardinals

The 2015 St. Louis Cardinals are looking beautiful so far this spring training. Though there has been some health concerns (Adam Wainwright – abdominal strain; Lance Lynn – left hip) overall the team is playing wonderfully. Though the games don’t currently matter, their current record as of March 23, 2015 is 9 and 7. Mike Matheny will be returning for his 4th year at the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Team Previews: NL Central edition

2015 MLB Previews for the NL Central using our 3 Up and 3 Down formula which consists of the best and worst case scenarios for each team. Who is the most important player on each team, who needs to bounce back from a down 2014, who are potential breakout players and areas of concern for every team in the division.   The end of the Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season also marked the official...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Cardinals Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the St. Louis Cardinals. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not St. Louis’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Cardinals’ system who are most ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The ‘Trade Jaime Garcia’ Bandwagon Has Left The Barn

As we outlined yesterday, the Cardinals starting rotation options are more bountiful than anticipated. With Marco Gonzales and Carlos Martinez cost-controlled for the near future and Jaime Garcia sticking the Cardinals with a 9.25M tab for services rendered in 2015, I assumed that Garcia would be called to the trading block sooner than later. This AM on ‘The Morning After’, it...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Starting Rotation Race Is Getting Good

The more the Cardinals starting rotation comes into shape, the more the intrigue ratchets up. Better get your popcorn ready. Adam Wainwright will make his first spring training start on Saturday. So the staff ace seems to be progressing to the point where he’ll miss only a start or two at the beginning of the season. Hell, he might be good to go to April 5th. Point being, he...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: St. Louis Cardinals

Lack of middle relief and deer-in-the-headlights managing by Mike Matheny prevented the Cardinals from advancing to the World Series. But once again, St. Louis was one of the top clubs in the National League and will stay on that pedestal this year. General manager John Mozeliak made one of the biggest deals of the offseason, acquiring Jason Heyward (and an excellent reliever in...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

For Cardinals, All Things Are Not Created Equal For Final Rotation Slot

Not much more than a month or so ago, it all seemed so simple when it came to evaluating the Cardinals’ fifth rotation slot. It was time for the young guns, Carlos Martinez and Marco Gonzales, to battle it out for best supporting actor in the Cardinal starting staff. The club had stressed that it was not interested in joining the big name free agent market to round out its staff...
Via i70baseball
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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