April 24, 2018 at 3:21 pm #49947April 24, 2018 at 4:40 pm #49950Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
I am so glad Leake is gone. Just never fit with the Cards porous defense last year. The defense seems better now, or more tolerable when Martinez continues to rake. Although I wish Matheny would take out Carpenter late in games if he is covering third.April 25, 2018 at 10:22 am #50069gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Miguel Socolovich got a brief cup of coffee with the Braves then DFA’d.April 25, 2018 at 10:44 am #50071CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Valera e Lucas also both up and down in just a couple of days.April 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm #50088
Peter Bourjos was squeezed out of center field with the Angels when some young gun named Mike Trout burst onto the scene for good in 2012.
Today Bourjos was DFA'd by the #Braves to make room for Ronald Acuña. That'll make for interesting stories down the road.
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) April 25, 2018April 25, 2018 at 8:48 pm #50141April 28, 2018 at 6:56 am #50369
Matt Holliday still wants to play. Given he is just one day older than Albert, I find the contrast in their career fortunes interesting to ponder.April 28, 2018 at 9:20 am #50379
Matt looks at peace with the world in that photo. He is likely a couple of years younger than Albert, although that is a different topic.
The Cardinals did the right thing when they signed Matt to the contract after 2009. I recall some people were actually hoping we would sign Jason Bay at that time, rather than Holliday. That would have been a huge blunder. Bay screwed up his career by not signing a good offer from Boston, where he was in a park tailored to his style.
But more than that, I had seen a lot of Holliday with the Rockies, and knew he was a much better player than Bay. Plus he is a class act as a person (not that Bay isn’t, but I did not know much about him).April 30, 2018 at 5:06 pm #50613April 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm #50615stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Looks like Breyvic Valera is coming up to LA since Corey Seager is out for the season.April 30, 2018 at 6:38 pm #50617CariocaCardinalParticipantPaid - Monthly
Other than the fact that Grichuk had a good day yesterday, the injury is probably good overall for him.May 1, 2018 at 7:19 am #50640
Lance Lynn to reporters Monday after his loss to Toronto dropped his April record with Twins to 0-3 with 8.37 ERA: "It's been the worst month of my career and I'm ready for it to be over." Lynn's career record in April with #stlcards was 16-4 with 2.84 ERA. pic.twitter.com/uFOIKcLM2v
— Mark Tomasik (@retrosimba) May 1, 2018May 4, 2018 at 10:16 am #50897
A decade ago, Dan Haren authored two of the better seasons by a #GenerationDbacks starting pitcher in club history. He’s now a behind-the-scenes reason why the team’s rotation ranks among the best in baseball since the start of last season. https://t.co/DIVQ5p7EW2
— azcentral sports (@azcsports) May 3, 2018May 4, 2018 at 10:44 am #50904
Oh man, this brings up memories of that deal that I was adamantly against – Haren, Calero and Barton for Mark Mulder. Hated that deal when it was made, but in retrospect I thought Barton would end up being a much better player than he was. At least the fact that he did not have much of a career kept the deal from being overwhelmingly bad.
But it looks like Haren is still paying dividends, but not for the Cardinals so the deal still is haunting the Redbirds.May 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm #51357stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Stephen Piscotty’s mother passed away last night.May 7, 2018 at 1:01 pm #51358NJ315Participant
So sad. So young.May 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm #51362UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
She was younger than me. My most heartfelt prayers go out to her family and loved ones.May 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm #51374PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
I bet Mrs. Piscotty was a grand lady. When they go younger than they should, they seem to be predominantly real fine individuals. What happens after we die? I have a real good hunch that it’s something completely unexpected….hopefully in a good way.May 10, 2018 at 10:48 am #51638
One of the first elbow ligament repairs and lotta miles on that right arm since Maness was a starter in the minors. Not a good sign that the Royals, who know him best at this point, will not give him a chance to start at Triple-A. It is not as if their MLB rotation is among the best in the game. In their defense, Maness has not been successful for them to date. But certainly wishing him well.
Seth Maness asked for and has been granted release from royals org. He prefers to start. 2.89 era in minors career as starter.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 10, 2018May 10, 2018 at 9:51 pm #51675May 13, 2018 at 8:27 am #52007May 13, 2018 at 9:15 am #52019
Jay has carved out a nice little career. When coming through the Cardinals system, who would have thought he would make more impact with the Cardinals than Colby Rasmus.
You just never know how things will play out. The Angels drafted Randal Grichuk before Mike Trout. Back in the ’60s the Reds drafted Berni Carbo ahead of Johnny Bench.
And on the theme of former Cardinals, both Grichuk and Carbo spent some time with the Cardinals, and had some good moments with the club including some regular playing time. But Bench and Trout are two of the best ever.May 13, 2018 at 9:18 am #5202114NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
Jon looks happy here. He could be playing OF for us… he has been playing all three spots for the Royals. Oh well, just a thought.May 22, 2018 at 6:38 am #53589PadsFSParticipantFree
I just got weirded out a little as someone in my fantasy league added Daniel Descalso. He has an .854 OPS. Unbelievable to me.May 22, 2018 at 7:15 am #53597
Pads, I think your friend is about three weeks late to act. Descalso’s playing time is going to dry up now that Jake Lamb is off the DL. He had a nice run, though and has put together a much better career than I expected.
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