2002 World Series Champions

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Editions Proving Their Worth

The team has a few new faces this year as management looks to build a team to get back into the playoffs. Some of the new guys are contributing right a way.

Gregory Wilkins (acquired via trade) has been stellar in his first three starts. He is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings.

Ronnie Field (FA signing) has been a welcome addition to the bully. Coming in three times to get the save the hard way (3 innings work each time). He currently has no decisions, but sports a 1.00 ERA in 9.0 inning worth of work and is 3-3 in save chances.

Jose Montanez (FA signing) has helped the birds by getting on base in front of the 3-4-5 hitters. With his .391 OBP, he has come across to score 14 times in the first 14 games of the season. No homeruns yet, but he should finish the season with 10-13.

Ted Grimsley (Rule 5) has been hot and cold this year. Could be his youth, he is only 23. Needs to be a bit more selective at the plate and use his speed to turn walks into doubles. This kid could be a steal, if he is able to focus as the season goes on.

Will Carson (FA signing), the 6-time AS and 2-time MVP player has come to the Cards to help out the youth and impart his knowledge of the game. While he will be used exclusively off the bench, his ability to put the ball in play will be very helpful in moments when he is in the line up.

With the help of the new guys, the season has been a success thus far. One can only hope that it continues and the team grows more confident with each win.

First Week-Cards Find A Way

So far in this early season, the Cardinals have found a way to win. Going 6-1, have seen the birds win blowouts (11-1, season opener) to winning in extra innings (6-3, 10th). If the first week is any indication of what can be expected is year, you might want to stay in your seat until the final out. This years club will be exciting to watch and root for in the coming months.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Season is upon us....

time once again for the season to begin. The 2014 Cardinals are once again looking to get back to the playoffs. Some of the offseason moves where direct aim at the teams weaknesses. The team was missing a true leadoff hitter the last couple of years. This year the brass brought in Jose Montanez and Ted Grimsley to try and set the table.
The two will bat one- two in the lineup.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

St. Louis Says Good-Bye

There have been trade rumors lately of ownership wanting to move players in an attempt to free up salary and to bring in younger players. Yanick Woodson has been tagged as the big fish in these negotiations. Woodson has been in the Cardinals organization for the past 12 seasons. Making his way up the minors in three short years. Made his ML debut at age 23, finishing the season 9-9 with a perfect 3-3 in save situations. So far, this year he has been his usual self. he is 3-1 in six starts with a 2.37 ERA.

The Cardinals and Portland Showers have been in discussions for the past couple of days. There is talk that St Louis will receive three young players back. An official from the Showers, who requested to not be named, said the deal will include Max Guerrero (ML, LF, 26), Ariel Beltran (AAA, C, 23) and Orlando Cabeza (LoA, P, 23).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

2012- Cards Open Season with a Victory!

The Cardinals opened the 2012 season with a victory at home in front of a full house. The team, trying to erase last years mediocre finish, hope this is a sign of things to come.
In a season opening game against their rival Arizona Tuques, the 9-1 victory was a statement to the rest of the division, this year hopes to be different.

Yannick Woodson was back in form after a lackluster 2011 season. Woodson went 7.2 innings, skattering five hits, two walks and 6 stikeouts while allowing one earned run. Another bright spot for the red birds was youngster, Vicente Oliva coming in to the game to get the final four outs, despite giving up four hits.

The offense was lead by Brett Cook, who had great day at the plate. Going 2-3 and driving in three.

If the team can continue this kind of performance all season, they might just make the playoffs again for the first time in over four years. We can only hope.

Monday, June 29, 2009

2012- Off Season

This years offseason is just year two of the changes going on in St. Louis. The team said goodbye to one of the fan favorites (Jacque Lee). He will be forever missed and hard to replace, but management felt like the time was now to let him go and sign with a contender. For one last attempt to get that second ring.

This year, there are a lot of questions as we head into the spring. A number of positions are up for grabs. Look for a position by position breakdown in future editions.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cards Deck Gets Shuffled...Get Win #1

The manager of the Cardinals went to an unorthodox line-up last night and seemed to keep every one on their toes.  Some players were mumbling to themselves after looking at the line up card prior to the evening game versus Colorado.  One player, was quoted as saying " I think he [bulls7210] has finally fell off his rocker". 

The biggest adjustment came with second baseman, Carlos Trajano.  He was replaced at the top of the line up with Dallas Parrish.  Trajano was then inserted in the four hole.  "Never really considered Carlos to be a clean-up hitter". Said Trajano, referring to himself after going 2 for 3, with a double and a homerun in the 2-1 victory.  "It feels good".

Todd Maxwell, went eight innings scattering three hits and a walk and striking out four to earn the victory.