February 22, 2020 at 1:37 pm #123289Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
Strange that Spring Training games are televised, but Palm Beach’s Minor league games aren’t on tv. Also wondering who owns Palm Beach? Does the big club own them?February 22, 2020 at 2:12 pm #123297
FOX Midwest takes their production equipment with them.
Palm Beach is owned by the MLB squad, but their fan attendance is way less than 1,000 per game (tickets sold were about 950 last year). The team is not promoted and likely, they don’t want to absorb the cost of running in-game streaming. Heck, go to their website and try to find a basic one-page schedule. (Hint: They don’t bother creating one.)February 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm #123302
I have to copy their schedule from the screen right on to my affiliates calendar. No biggie I’m used to it.February 22, 2020 at 2:57 pm #123313
Yes, anyone can figure out how to create their own schedule, but that is not the point.February 23, 2020 at 7:45 am #123346
Diversity has grown throughout sports and the #STLCards are no exception. They’ve hired Christina Whitlock as a fourth coach for one of its minor league affiliates. She will be the second female coach to work in the Cardinals’ system: https://t.co/LiO8yIU0I8February 25, 2020 at 11:08 am #123481
This is in my opinion a very good shoot from the hip analysis of the depth the Card’s organization has at the corner INF spots. It’s a piece from today’s VEB written bystlcardsfan4.February 25, 2020 at 11:17 am #123482
Is the Cards front office short of fresh perspective from the outside?
Goold was asked this question in his chat. While he agreed, he cited three examples to the contrary, AGMs Moises Rodriguez and Randy Flores and Dan Kantrovitz, now with the Cubs.
The examples don’t hold much water, IMO.
Rodriguez – has been with the Cards the last 12 years. Before that he worked in MLB HQ for a decade, but never for another MLB team.
Flores – has never worked for MLB or another team. (Same with Girsch.)
Kantrovitz – the former A’s AGM was offered a return to the Cards this winter, but got a better offer from the Cubs. He last worked for the Cards in 2014, so any influence by him is very old.
P.S. Farm director Gary LaRocque is an exception, with extensive Mets and Dodgers experience, but he has been with the Cards since 2008.February 25, 2020 at 11:43 am #123484
Whether you like Goold or not the PD’s “Quick Hits” is always a provocative post the day after his Q&A sessions such as the one that BW just submitted. I never miss checking it out because if you like other’s opinions it is a good spot for just that and is available all year round.February 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm #123489
Plus, the P-D website gets 17 clicks for each time anyone views his quick hits! Still, it is faster and clearer than scrolling through six or seven pages of detailed chat.February 27, 2020 at 8:09 am #123640
Stadium renovations not made and unpopular parking increases have led the #stlcards Double-A affiliate to file a lawsuit against their Hammons Field landlord. TCN's Springfield beat writer @D_Shore23 outlines the dispute. (free) https://t.co/eeKAku27Ik pic.twitter.com/KZKfWlcFf8
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) February 27, 2020February 27, 2020 at 9:12 am #123651gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
They better get this resolved before the Springfield Cardinals become a candidate for contraction because contraction is all about poor facilities right? (tounge in cheek)March 10, 2020 at 7:34 am #124402March 10, 2020 at 9:50 am #124411
The WBC should have its own topic listing.March 10, 2020 at 10:02 am #124413
Feel free to start one, then.March 11, 2020 at 8:59 am #124485March 11, 2020 at 11:19 am #124502
At present I see 10 viable candidates for the five starting pitcher spots and 14 for the bullpen at AAA Memphis. The organization is still wildly top-heavy.April 2, 2020 at 4:54 pm #125873UncleDennyParticipantPaid - Annual
The Cardinals released 10 minor leagu players: pitchers Akeem Bostick, Martin Córdoba, Blake Drake, Mitchell Osnowitz, and Zach Prendergast and position players Chris Chinea, Yariel Gonzalez, Shane Benes, Stanley Espinal, and Andrew Warner.April 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm #125874bccranParticipantPaid - Annual
Any surprises? Warner and Chinea perhaps? Maybe Gonzales too?April 3, 2020 at 9:07 am #125916
All things considered, the biggest surprise is that the list is only 10. There will be more releases before games are played… whenever. Age + ’19 performance + low ceiling + less teams = less need for potential MiLB-lifers. Not a fan of what is happening to the game and this very unfortunate onslaught just adds to the disappointment.
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