August 15, 2023 at 2:12 pm #231602August 15, 2023 at 4:28 pm #231618
Yet another curious roster move. Career 6.80 mlb era. Looks like a classic AAAA player. I guess Graceffo or Mcgreevy don’t seem ready. I would rather our prospects get a cup of coffee.August 15, 2023 at 4:34 pm #231619bccranParticipant
I don’t get bringing in (and up)
these mediocre, older journeymen.August 15, 2023 at 4:38 pm #231620OliverParticipantFree
I agree bccran, it is so stupidAugust 15, 2023 at 4:43 pm #231621
I can’t believe we have Mottar, Verhagen, Suarez, Naile, Lawrence, and even Naughton on our roster. What a joke.August 15, 2023 at 4:46 pm #231622JnevelParticipantPaid - Annual
27 – this is a business decision not a talent decision. Some part of it has got to be that they don’t want to see their prospects get beat up by talented major league players. They don’t want to wreck their confidence until they are more prepared. But the more important reason is twofold. One, bringing them up may start their major league service time early which reduces their value. Two, they would need to take up a 40-man roster spot and those are a premium at season’s end. A guy like Lawrence can and will be easily let go. And yes, we have a bunch of others in that same category now as well (Fermin, Naile, Suarez, etc.). But we need spots for Rule 5 guys and for free agents that we sign. And right now, by my math, we won’t be able to protect every single player I’d like to protect so there’s already some risk. Adding a guy like Graceffo or McGreevey gives us one less player we can protect or one less free agent we can sign. Masyn Winn is in the same boat.August 15, 2023 at 4:48 pm #231623
Lawrence is stretched out to do 4 or 5 innings, perfect for following Wainwright. But if that was the role, he wouldn’t have been added and brought up until Wainwright’s next start.
He did opt out of a minor league contract somewhere and then signed one here. Maybe there was some kind of agreement about getting a call up.August 15, 2023 at 4:49 pm #231624
I would rather see prospects given a chance in low leverage situations than awful known commodities that have never been successful.August 15, 2023 at 4:52 pm #231625JnevelParticipantPaid - Annual
We all would rather see the prospects try their luck. Probably the team too, but if it doesn’t make business sense, then they won’t do it. The Cardinals are a business.August 15, 2023 at 11:10 pm #231666lrcardinalParticipantPaid - Three Months
Hi Brian, Any news on OF Elijah Cabell? MILB originally said he was released from Peoria on 7/24. His MILB player page says released, but the transactions page is now just blank for 7/24. he hasn’t played a game with Peoria since 7/15.August 16, 2023 at 4:52 am #231668
Yes, that is confusing about Cabell. He has been released.August 16, 2023 at 2:21 pm #231708mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
Jnevel – Your comment that the Cardinals are a business is incorrect. Baseball (Cardinals included) is not, functionally, a business, rather it is America’s pastime. If you are inclined to disagree, please submit indisputable evidence.August 19, 2023 at 1:04 pm #231921
Naile down, Zuniga up.August 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm #231923
They should have some better use for a AAA roster slot than Naile by now. But then, we just didn’t have anyone better to plug a hole in the St. Louis roster. The Buck Owens song, ‘Gloom, Despair and Agony’ keeps playing in my mind whenever I am thinking Cardinals.August 20, 2023 at 9:51 am #23204314NyquisTParticipant
Dang Bling… now its going through my head.August 20, 2023 at 12:03 pm #232057gscottarParticipantFreeAugust 22, 2023 at 1:12 pm #232233
Liberatore to IL, Jacob Barnes called up.August 22, 2023 at 1:26 pm #232236MrperkinsParticipantPaid - Annual
I feel like if I look back to season stats in a few years I’m going to have a recurring theme of “I forgot that guy was even in the organization”. The frequency with which this happens seems directly connected to the frequency I am having grey hairs incorporate my headAugust 22, 2023 at 1:35 pm #232238
Ok, let’s see somebody spin this one.August 27, 2023 at 10:55 pm #232650cardsfan64ParticipantFreeAugust 28, 2023 at 2:29 pm #232685cardsfan64ParticipantFree
Made official now:
RHP Logan Sawyer has been transferred from Springfield (AA) to Memphis (AAA).
RHP Jack Ralston has been transferred from Peoria (A+) to Springfield (AA).
— Cardinals Player Development (@CardsPlayerDev) August 28, 2023August 28, 2023 at 2:56 pm #232687
If Sawyer ends up helping in STL that would be a find.August 28, 2023 at 3:05 pm #232693
VerHagen is back from the bereavement list with Naile returned to Memphis.September 2, 2023 at 2:12 pm #232989
The #stlcards📷 have claimed CF Michael Siani from the Reds via waivers. He's 24, has two option years left and is a strong defender. Siani became expendable when Harrison Bader & Hunter Renfroe were claimed off waivers. He heads to Memphis. Guillermo Zuniga moves to 60-day IL.
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 2, 2023September 2, 2023 at 3:25 pm #233002
Assuming Victor Scott is manning CF in Memphis next year, it is hard to see both Palacios and Siani on their roster.
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