Sad to hear about rheal. Rest in peace.
Didn’t see this elsewhere. Shelby Miller is with the Cubs on a minor league deal
Gary Cohen noted on the Mets telecast that Jose Martinez suffered a torn meniscus in his knee on Saturday.
I don’t understand how a torn meniscus can keep him out for an estimated 4 months. That seems way too long. Hope he heals quickly.
Seth Blair is still hanging in there. He’s in the Red Sox camp as a NRI. He’s
32 now and has yet to throw a pitch above AA level. The Sox must see something
there that’s worth a look. He was also in their alternate camp last summer.
Seth Blair is still hanging in there. He’s in the Red Sox camp as a NRI.
I hadn’t realized he returned to baseball. Any idea what he was doing the few years after he quit?
Nice read, wish him well.
The starting 2B for Oakland in their spring training game today is Pete Kozma.
Kozma, there is a blast from the past.
Was watching videos of Gomber this ST and he’s got the wiffle ball curve and slider working well. Of course it’s ARI where he’s throwing, not COL. Looks sharp.
Today the Club released RHP Jesse Chavez and OF Jon Jay.
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) March 26, 2021
Heard that former Cardinal player and long-time front office employee Joe Cunningham passed away.
Another one of my dad’s favorite players, Joe was an outfielder-first baseman whose best position was the latter, but so was Bill White’s and White eventually claimed the primary starter’s role. After the 1961 season Joe was dealt to the Chicago White Sox for Minnie Minoso, the aging former brilliant American League star.
The deal was a bust as Minoso got off to a slow start in St. Louis, then crashed into a wall in May and missed most of the remainder of the 1962 season. Meanwhile Cunningham had one of his best seasons in Chicago.
Joe would likely be considered more valuable today than he was in his playing days. He was an “on base” guy, without much power. Today his strong on-base percentage, lifetime .403 with a high of .453 in 1959, would be looked at as more of an asset than it was in the late ’50s and early ’60s.
After his being traded “Jersey Joe” yielded his number 15 to a young catcher who made his own mark with the ball club, Tim McCarver. By all accounts a great guy and teammate.
I think bicyclemike that it was appreciated. It’s probably more that it was expected back then than a lack of appreciation. Though to be fair to today’s players, it’s more a bullpen game nowadays so you consistently are seeing a pitchers best pitches. That factors in a little anyway.
Dang I hate to hear that! The zamboni machine was a great defensive 3B. I hope he makes the Cardinal HOF someday.
My son told me about this at work. The big zamboni was one of my favorites back in the day. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
My buddy’s favorite Cardinal during the mid-to-late ’70s. My buddy played college ball at Colorado State at the time, and played a lot of third base, hence Reitz was his man.
Breyvic Valera went unclaimed on waivers and was outrighted to the minors by Toronto.
After making the Rays Opening Day roster, Ryan Sherriff left the team for unannounced reasons and was placed on the Restricted List.
I hadn’t realized Jon Jay re-signed with the Angels on a minor league contract. He is on their taxi squad.
Looks like a hyper-flex of his left knee to me. I had that continually in high school, while vaulting.
Shelby Miller reportedly had a good ST with the Cubs and is at their alternate site, so we might see him this year.