CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

A couple of shortstop prospects homer in Friday night minor league action

The Baby Birds split the four games on the schedule for Friday night. Memphis loses in Nashville and Peoria loses in Fort Wayne. Springfield and Palm Beach were both home winners on Friday. It was a big night for shortstop prospects as Greg Garcia and Aledmys Diaz each homered. Garcia hit his fourth, which ties him for the organizational lead, and Diaz hit his second for Springfield...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Hall of Fame Vote

In case you've missed it, in connection with the opening of the Cardinals' Ballpark Village, the team is letting fans vote on the two former Cardinals that they would like inducted into the Cardinals' Hall of Fame.  You can vote over at the Cards website (link) and select two players from the following list:Jim EdmondsBob ForschKeith HernandezWillie McGeeMark McGwireMatt...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Jaime Garcia (shoulder) to throw bullpen Saturday

St. Louis Cardinals lefty starting pitcher Jaime Garcia acknowledged in spring training that his surgically repaired shoulder will never be what it was before, and he will have to learn to adjust, reported Derrick Gould of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Although a visit to Dr. James Andrews revealed no structural damage in the shoulder, he was held back in Florida to recover from...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez will remain in bullpen — for now

The Cardinals intend to use a minor-league pitcher to fill in next week for injured starter Joe Kelly and leave aspiring starter Carlos Martinez and the under-construction bullpen undisturbed. That plan could change if Kelly’s absence is longer than expected. “If we needed somebody for an extended period of time, it would make sense to give (Martinez) the ball,” manager Mike...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No rain? No rain! Wacha finally due for some dry weather

Consistent rain hasn't dampened Michael Wacha's impressive start to 2014. As the St. Louis Cardinals seek a ninth straight win over the Washington Nationals, Wacha will take the mound with a dry forecast for the first time Friday night. Wacha (2-0, 1.89 ERA) has been solid despite having to overcome rain delays in each of his three outings during his first full season in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' bats useless against Waino in Cardinals' 8-0 victory

WASHINGTON -- Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory. Wainwright (3-1) allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals announce the release of three minor league players

With recent movement throughout the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, a few players found their careers over with the organization. Releases like this happen in the regular season when the team feels like the player is not progressing enough and the player would like a fresh start with a new organization. On Thursday, the Cardinals announced the release of these three players: Vance...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly goes on DL, leaving Cardinals with some intriguing options

After putting Joe Kelly on the disabled list Thursday, the Cardinals replaced him on the roster with a reliever. Hmm. So Carlos Martinez is moving into the rotation? Not necessarily. Kelly would not have been scheduled to start again until Monday, so the Cardinals still have time to weigh their options. Left-hander Tyler Lyons, who made eight starts last season, remains a leading...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals pitchers sing ‘Love is an Open Door’ duet from ‘Frozen’ (video)

As the parent of a nearly three-year-old girl, it’s suffice to say that I am all too familiar with the Disney smash “Frozen,” which has transcended traditional smash hit status and turned into an undeniable cultural phenomenon. The animated blockbuster now is the highest-grossing animated film of all-time, netting a whopping $1,112,629,935 worldwide and $399,529,935 […] The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's why Matt Carpenter's at-bats have been going much better than you think

At first glance, Matt Carpenter's quest to build on his breakout 2013 season doesn't appear to be off to a rousing start. He is hitting a so-so .275 with a less-than-robust .327 slugging percentage and, after setting all kinds of doubles records a year ago, hasn't had a single two-base hit in the Cardinals' first 15 games. His swing-and-miss rate is up, and his 13...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller: Is It Time to Worry?

Usually at this point in the season, any analysis of players is completely unfair to both the players and the reader and is an over read of a small sample size. But with Shelby Miller, there may be reason for concern. And it may have much less to do with his results so far this year (which are not pretty) and more of a concern that it may be a continuation of what was wrong late...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals make a series of minor league roster moves on Tuesday

Prior to Tuesday, all had been quiet down on the farm related to the minor league rosters. About a week and a half went by and not a move was made. That changed on Tuesday with the news that Mark Ellis was traveling to Milwaukee to join the big club. Let’s take a look at the moves that were made on Tuesday: St. Louis Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from the disabled list Ellis had...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Carpenter makes funny face

We’ve gotten some pretty great baseball GIFs so far in this young season, but this one – featuring Matt Carpenter’s derp face – is definitely the greatest, and it may never be topped for the rest of the year. If that derp face is juicin’ (and it very well may be) it’s still getting into the Hall of Fame on the first ticket. That’s about as good as it gets, ladies and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Cardinals lost their hitting with RISP magic?

There's no secret to the Cardinals success last year--clutch hitting. Their .330 average with runners in scoring position (RISP) led the majors.  Not only that, but their .330 mark was nearly 50 points higher than the next closest team, the Detroit Tigers, who hit .282 with RISP and they shattered the record for hitting with RISP, previously held by the 2007 Tigers, who hit...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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