35TH AND 36TH ROUND SELECTIONS AND TWO NON-DRAFTED FREE AGENTS ST. LOUIS, MO – June 20, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with four additional players with two from this month’s amateur draft. Agreeing to terms today were third baseman from the University of Pittsburgh, Liam Sabino (35th round); third baseman from the [...]

MATT BOWMAN PLACED ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST ST. LOUIS, MO – June 19, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game that they have activated pitcher Greg Holland from the 10-day disabled list and placed pitcher Matt Bowman on the 10-day disabled list with right hand middle finger blisters. Holland, out since May 26 with a right [...]

Last night the Phillies somehow managed to put the Cardinals in position to win, and the Cardinals found a way to take the loss anyway.  When Mike Matheny retires as manager of the team 30 years from now having won zero World Series titles, this game summary should scroll across the bottom of the screen. [...]

There was a lot of trepidation on the off day last Thursday.  The Cardinals had just finished up playing three last place teams in the National League and wound up going 4-5 against them.  The next six series were against teams over the .500 mark and some significantly over.  Would the Cardinals be able to [...]

Marking McGwire: #33

Home run #: 33 Date: June 18 Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Astrodome Pitcher: Shane Reynolds Score: 6-4 Inning: 5 Outs: 0 Runners on: 0 Distance: 449 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 25 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 27 Home runs can come in spurts.  After a few days without a long ball, Mark McGwire went deep in [...]

Marking McGwire: #32

Home run #: 32 Date: June 17 Opponent: Houston Astros Location: Astrodome Pitcher: Jose Lima Score: 0-1 Inning: 3 Outs: 2 Runners on: 0 Distance: 437 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 25 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 26 For the fact that early in the year it look like just a coronation waiting to happen with Mark [...]

NINE OF THE TEAM’S TOP 10 SELECTIONS HAVE REACHED AGREEMENT  ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 14, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with 24 players from last week’s amateur draft and one non-drafted free-agent.   Today’s announcement brings the total number of 2018 draftees signed and/or agreed to terms to 28 [...]

On a scale from Attack of the Clones to The Empire Strikes Back, last night’s Cardinals/Padres game was much more The Phantom Menace than A New Hope.  I’d say it was like The Force Awakens, a bit of a repeat and hitting the same beats as what has gone before, but I liked TFA. (Of [...]

In the intro to the always excellent Bird Law podcast, the hosts (Rusty Groppel and Adam Butler of The Redbird Daily) overlay some music with various quotes from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  One of them goes as follows: We’re both men of the law. You know. We get after it. You know, we jabber [...]

Marking McGwire: #31

Home run #: 31 Date: June 12 Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks Location: Bank One Ballpark Pitcher: Andy Benes Score: 1-0 Inning: 3 Outs: 1 Runners on: 3 Distance: 438 feet End of day Sammy Sosa total: 20 End of day Ken Griffey Jr. total: 26 It was probably a bit weird for Andy Benes to be looking across the field at the [...]

Discounted Tickets Available For Interleague Matchup vs. Indians on June 25-27 ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals are teaming up with Papa John’s to present fans with a special ticket promotion for the upcoming interleague matchup against the Cleveland Indians.  On sale now, fans can purchase specially priced $7 tickets to [...]

FIRST BASEMAN LUKE VOIT OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, MO – June 11, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s series opener with San Diego that they have purchased the contract of rookie right-handed pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon from Memphis (AAA).  The club also announced that first baseman Luke Voit was optioned to the triple-A Redbirds following [...]

 

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