Category Archives: Minor Leagues

The Best Kept Secrets in the Farm System – Part 2


Yesterday, we took a look at the progress Tyler Lyons has made since being optioned back to Memphis. With a challenging six weeks ahead for the Cardinals, largely against divisional rivals, his return to St. Louis is looking more and … Continue reading

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Tyler Lyons – The Best Kept Secret in the Farm System


Just days after Jake Westbrook went on the disabled list with elbow soreness, Jamie Garcia’s shoulder finally gave out and his 2013 season would come to an end.  This was on May 17, and the bulk of the regular season … Continue reading

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The Texas League, Don Denkinger, and one of the best radio calls I’ve ever heard…..


With a title like that, I am sure you are wondering where this is going.  Yeah, me too. Last night, the Springfield Cardinals capped off a thrilling season by defeating the Frisco Roughriders (Texas AL) 2-1.  That gave them a … Continue reading

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Cardinals Minor League Guide for the All Star Break


The All Star Game break.  Four days without meaningful baseball.  Over those four days, we can watch an ESPN Tribute to the PED era and hear more calls of “back, back, back” than in the career of a chiropractor (the … Continue reading

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June 30, 2012 – A Tale of Two Grounders


Over the last couple of years, we have spent a lot of time digging through Cardinals history, looking at specific games or former players.  There has always been a reason, a subtext that connects some piece of the past to … Continue reading

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Previewing the Memphis Redbirds – Pitching


In this first of a four part series, we will take a closer look at the 2012 Memphis Redbirds.  In addition to all of the roster changes, we will also suggest a few things to pay attention to as the … Continue reading

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Off Days are (Still) for the Minor Leagues


Today is the first off-day of the 2012 season.   Last season, the Cardinals had played six games before their first travel day, and fans were still reeling from an ugly 2-4 start, where the bullpen was anything but reliable.   We … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to the September Callups


On September 1, all major league teams are allowed to expand their rosters beyond the 25 man active limit imposed on them during the first part of the season.  The rules are simple, if you are on the 40 man … Continue reading

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Thoughts for an Off Day


While the Cardinals enjoy an off-day before an important series in Chicago, this can be a very difficult time of the year for a fan. We sit by helplessly while our division rivals either win, pushing the Cards back farther … Continue reading

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Player B and how he might impact the Albert Pujols contract situation


There is no question that Albert Pujols has been a juggernaut for the St. Louis Cardinals thus far in his career.  Even in a down year, his numbers (.284/.348/.535, 28 home runs, 73 RBI, 1K per 10 AB) are still … Continue reading

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