September 1, 2017 at 3:13 pm #32174
First wave is Alcantara, Flaherty, Bader, Rosario and Mejia.
I had predicted all but Mejia. Surprised it was not Diaz instead.
Gilmartin was DFA’ed. I missed that one.September 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm #32183
I thought Rosario was injured. Good deal. Kelly can be used as a pinch-hitter.September 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm #32186
Pads, there were a bunch of moves at Memphis yesterday, including Rosario. Check out the Memphis Notebook.
Here is today’s announcement and my quick take.September 2, 2017 at 9:31 am #32220
Diaz committed his first error in like 40 games at Memphis last night. If nothing else, his glove has been reliable this year, which bodes well for him when his bat picks back up.September 5, 2017 at 10:04 am #32407
Yahoo…. Valera will be called up today.September 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm #32416
Why Valera?Is he filling a position of need? Is he long term option or just rewarding a good trooper? I would rather see O’Neill or Wisdom get a shot just for the experience.Mayers could be dropped from the 40 man roster and the Cards could offer him a Spring invite to show his stuff again.September 5, 2017 at 2:19 pm #32424
Valera can play 2b, LF, RF…SS in a big pinch…not sure on 3b with him
he is a switch hitter…that hits for high average and always has…even added a little pop this year
and most of all
He is on the 40man already…Oniell and Wisdom are not
do we really want to throw away Valera without giving him a shot to impress? the guy is built for a super utility role and bench asset for late game ABs
Id like to see Wisdom and Oneill too, but i dont want to throw away people from our 40man just to see them for a couple weeks….
If Carp is done for the year…or if Waino is done for the year or even Gyorko… we could 60 day them and add Wisdom, and Oneill….if all three went down we coudl even add MontgomerySeptember 5, 2017 at 3:11 pm #32437
Official announcement.September 6, 2017 at 8:46 am #32466
Makes more sense when you know Wong went back to St Louis to have his back issues checked out. Valera’s main position is second.September 6, 2017 at 9:15 am #32468
Despite both Mejia and Valera being called up, Memphis still has Diaz and Tovar for the middle infield and they also got Tommy Edman from Springfield as insurance. I think that Seferina was an option, but he doesn’t play SS…. only 2B…. Edman plays both.September 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm #32836
As we knew, Valera was sent down to Triple-A. To make Memphis’ roster right, the Cardinals called up Sierra.September 12, 2017 at 2:43 pm #32840
interesting move…i’d think an extra 2b plus rf lf switch hitter would be more valuable right now than a speedy CF that doesnt really steal bases
not sure what the point of this move is…Valera didnt look lost out there when given the chanceSeptember 12, 2017 at 2:58 pm #32846
I offer my guess as to why here.September 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm #32854
Valera made about $20 in his week’s time here I think! Hopefully he’ll be back soon and with Diaz.September 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm #32855
Especially obvious since they put Pham in LF tonight with Bader in CF rather than playing Piscotty.September 13, 2017 at 5:18 pm #32909
Gyorko has been activated and is available to pinch hit.September 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm #33547
After the activation of Wainwright on Tuesday, Diaz and Lucas have been recalled. Unless there are injuries, this could be it.September 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm #33553
Well horsehockey as Col. Potter used to say.If not bringing up Mayers then give his spot to someone else (Montgomery,O`Neill,Wisdom).Just wasting a spot IMO.September 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm #33557September 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm #33560
I hope Wisdom catches on with an organization that needs a third baseman.September 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm #33562
CariocaCard says Wisdom is not a free agent.He is eligible for Rule V draft from what I read if the Cards don’t put him on the roster.If I have bad info someone please correct me.I think some team will take a flyervon him just because of his power potential and ability to play 3B.Say hello Philly or Angels or Mets.September 21, 2017 at 3:39 am #33599
Valera was brought back too.September 21, 2017 at 6:42 am #33600
Valera was brought up for one week earlier this month before being sent down. I am not aware that he is back again.September 21, 2017 at 7:46 am #33610
Goold said he was back in a tweet.September 21, 2017 at 7:48 am #33611
Very odd. Why would the team send out a press release the same day announcing the other two callups, but exclude Valera if he was with them? The Cards’ strange behavior with Valera continues.
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