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Martinez tosses six scoreless innings in Cards' 5-4 win over Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Carlos Martinez pitched six scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday. Martinez, the Cardinals' fifth starter, scattered three hits, struck out five and walked one. Mets opening-day starter Bartolo Colon allowed three runs and six hits in five innings, struck out two and walked one...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Is Matt Holliday Still Worth The Money?

A couple of months ago I examined the value of Matt Holliday and pinpointed seven reasons why he is still money and the Cards investment is still strong as Holliday enters his sixth full season with the team. I suddenly felt the need to take a deeper dive. Holliday is the name many Cardinal fans love to overanalyze or criticize. They either attack his defense(nothing to brag about...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minors Report: Mike Mayers goes 5 innings, Oscar Mercado collects 2 doubles

On Tuesday, the Cardinals minor league clubs took on the Marlins’ affiliates in back field action. The clubs played 5 games as there was a second Peoria club in action. This club will be recognized as State College in today’s report.Here are the results of Tuesday’s action:MemphisPatrick Wisdom (3B) 2-for-3, 2BLuke Voit (1B) 2-for-3, 2BRafael Ortega (CF) 1-for-1, HR, R,...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals’ 25 Man Roster Is Set

Ladies and gentlemen… your 2015 St. Louis Cardinals! At least until an early season injury and or trade and or promotion and or demotion comes into play. But for this moment… your 2015 St. Louis Cardinals! Notes: + Once Jaime Garcia went on the DL, it assured Carlos Martinez of that 5th starter spot, if for nothing else than service time and the ability for Marco Gonzales to...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cardinals: 4

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 4 First player/coach to wear #4: Rogers Hornsby (1923) Last player/coach to wear #4: Yadier Molina (Current) Player/coach to wear #4 in the most seasons: Marty Marion (12 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #4: 33 Last time not worn: 1975 Other interesting names tied to #4: Fernando Vina (2000-03), Mike Roarke (1984-90) ...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/31/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Tuesday, March 31. In five scheduled contests, the Cardinals faced the Marlins on the Fishes’ side of the Jupiter, Florida complex. The Cardinals did not lose a game on the day, winning three and tying two. Memphis and Springfield took the draws as Palm Beach, Peoria and State College each claimed...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster for the Springfield Cardinals

When you look at the top end depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, you will find players who should probably be at higher levels but will have to “wait their turn”. We really start to see that problem when we look at the projected roster of the Springfield Cardinals. There are several players listed below that could be on a Triple-A roster. This is also where...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss Spring Cardinals Fantasy Talk on SiriusXM

The growth of includes a full-scale fantasy sports presence, which can be accessed at Another element of the initiative is a nightly show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Sirius channel 210 and XM channel 87. Late Monday, I joined co-hosts Dr. Roto and TommyG, Scout Senior Fantasy Sports Experts, to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2015 season...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Getting There Via The Scenic Route

This winter, the St. Louis Cardinals made it clear that they expected Carlos Martinez to be the fifth starter in their rotation. Yesterday, the Cardinals named Martinez as that fifth starter . However, as you know, it’s been anything but a straight path for the young righthander. We’ve talked about the fifth spot over and over again, the competition that wasn’t [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Week That Was In Cardinals Spring Training (Part VI)

You’ve got a job. Maybe kids. Maybe school. And 1,000 other things to worry about – it’s hard keeping up with all the stories coming from practice baseball camp in Florida. We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at the news that made news this past week that was in Cardinals spring training. Story: Jaime’s hurt. #HOTTake: Sigh. He and the Cardinals are presenting this...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Send Four Players To Minors

THREE PLAYERS OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA), JACOB WILSON RE-ASSIGNED JUPITER, Fla., March 29, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have optioned catcher Ed Easley, infielder Dean Anna, and first baseman Xavier Scruggs to the Memphis (AAA) roster and re-assigned non-roster infielder Jacob Wilson to their minor league camp. Today’s moves put the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

And So It Begins… Jaime Garcia Is Having A ‘Minor Setback’

Some guys have all the luck. Others seem to have none. Jaime Garcia, the perpetually injured Cardinals pitcher suffered a “minor setback” after throwing 80 pitches in a simulated game earlier this week. He will miss today’s scheduled spring start and will take it “a day at a time”. He has made 36 starts in the past 3 seasons. 16 starts since 2013. From STLToday: “The...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Garcia scratched from start by Cardinals because of shoulder

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jaime Garcia was scratched from Sunday's start by the St. Louis Cardinals because his surgically-repaired shoulder doesn't feel right, making it unlikely he will start the season on the active roster. Garcia, who had been among three pitchers competing for the fifth starter's job, told the Cardinals on Saturday that his shoulder hadn't recovered from Tuesday's...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards ready for Wacha to stand alongside Wainwright at top of rotation

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Wacha was the NL Championship Series MVP as a rookie but just 5-6 with a 3.20 ERA in 19 starts for the St. Louis Cardinals last year. He was sidelined for most of the season's second half by a stress reaction in his shoulder, and was rusty in October before giving up Travis Ishikawa's series-winning homer in Game 5 of the NLCS. Now he feels healthy. "It's very...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Jason Heyward key to offense

With the Cardinals trailing 1-0 in the 1st inning following a bomb off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton, Jason Heyward followed with a bomb of his own to right field, tying the game up. It was Heyward’s first home run in a Cardinals uniform and a sight the Cardinals hope to get used to in the future. It was not enough to get his team the win, as Adam Wainwright struggled a bit, but...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford was allegedly the victim of a race-related attack in St. Louis earlier this week. On Thursday, Ford told Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is considering moving away from the St. Louis area after a man yelled racial slurs at him and punched him at a gas...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Hot/Cold Spring

The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a 9-7 start in Spring Training for 2015, but what matters more than records in the baseball world in March are individual performances. Through 16 spring games, the Cardinals have many players both struggling and on hot streaks as they prepare for opening day in 2 weeks. Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not: Hot Pete Kozma: Out of...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Cardinals Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the St. Louis Cardinals. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not St. Louis’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Cardinals’ system who are most ready to […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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