What I am working on (instead of a blog post)

With the holiday weekend almost upon us, focus is on family and friends (with some baseball mixed in, hopefully). Here are some of the items on my current to-do list, with several already crossed off. New blog entries fall to the bottom of the priority list – unless it is a post about not posting!

Done

FOXSportsMidwest.com

My weekly column is entitled “The Cardinals’ Starlin is Rising,” with the focus being new Palm Beach second baseman Starlin Rodriguez. I also provide updates on minor league signings and more news.

Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2011 Week 12

The Cardinals’ Triple-A club managed a split at first-place Omaha and return home with Adron Chambers on fire at the plate. (The Cardinal Nation subscriber article.)

Tampa Bay Rays series preview

My friend and Rays expert Jason Collette of DRaysBay.com and Baseball Prospectus provides an in-depth look at the St. Louis Cardinals’ weekend opponent, the Tampa Bay Rays. This audio interview is available for The Cardinal Nation subscribers.

Cardinals player “Hot News” items

The Cardinal Nation is often the first place to report player moves across the minor league system as well as explaining their ramifications. We have several dozen “hot news” items each week. Today is no exception with news on Cody Stanley, Kleininger Teran, Kyle Deese and more for TCN subscribers. Basic information on the moves themselves is added to the free Roster Matrix here usually within 24 hours.

In progress

Cardinal Talk on KXnO FOX Sports Radio

My usual Friday afternoon segment with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines will be at 5:30 P.M. CDT today on the air and streamed via KXnO.com. (As always, I will also post the audio for The Cardinal Nation subscribers this evening.)

Fantasy column at Mastersball.com

My weekly fantasy baseball-oriented column runs each Saturday at Mastersball.com. I expect this week’s article to have considerable Cardinals-related content.

The Cardinal Nation June Player of the Month

Look for my free article coming that will announce the top player across the Cardinals minor league system this past month. Our Pitcher of the Month has already been disclosed.

Gulf Coast League Cardinals Notebook: 2011 Week 2

Good news and bad. The Cardinal Nation has a new writer, Paul Ivice, who is the official scorer for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals and has years of professional writing experience. His first first-hand report on many of the newest Cardinals ran last weekend for subscribers.

The bad? Paul is off this weekend so I will be sitting in.

Cardinals Minor League Notebook: 07/02/11

Our daily recapper of all Cardinals minor league action each day, Josh Jones, is taking a day off tomorrow as well, so it looks like I will be writing the daily site notebook for Saturday morning. These are also subscriber-only.

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