Colin Garner

For many, the narrative on Matt Carpenter‘s season was written weeks before the Cardinals clinched the Central last Sunday. Entering September, Carpenter was hitting .219/.329/.374, had been on the IL multiple times, and benched in favor of Tommy Edman. The idea that Carpenter was finished as a productive major-league hitter was not without merit: he [...]

On Sunday, the Cardinals were lucky to make it to extra innings. Down 3-2 in the eighth, Goldschmidt singled on a swinging bunt to third and moved up to second on Manny Machado‘s throwing error. Then Tyler O’Neill singled to right, but Pop Warner initially held Goldschmidt at third but the ball was misplayed by [...]

Last night, the Cardinals cruised to a relatively easy 4-1 victory behind six shutout innings from Michael Wacha. This series should be a perfect opportunity for the Cardinals to gain some traction: the Marlins are 28th in Major League Baseball in position player WAR (1.0) and 23rd in WAR from pitchers (3.4). But, on Monday [...]

Mike Shildt’s decision to leave Adam Wainwright in for the seventh, let alone the eighth, against the Cubs on Sunday at Busch Stadium was one of the more questionable decisions of his tenure. It rightfully commanded most of the attention post game. After all, a 37-year-old starter throwing 126 pitches against one of the better [...]

The Cardinals enter the offseason with a full 40-man roster. While the deadline to finalize the 40-man is still a month away, it’s the first important date on the offseason calendar, and 40-man decisions will have implications throughout the offseason. The Cardinals ended the season with a full 40-man roster, but four players from the [...]

Before play started on Monday evening, Fangraphs gave the Cardinals nearly a four-in-five chance of making the playoffs as one of the Wild Card teams. It made sense to start thinking about who the Cardinals should start in the one-game playoff, even if making it to the Wild Card game wasn’t a sure thing. Then [...]

On Tuesday morning, the Cardinals made a surprising move by dealing Tommy Pham to the Rays in exchange for Justin Williams, Roel Ramirez, and Genesis Cabrera. The deal was more surprising than it should have, considering he’s been a league-average hitter this season. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that he [...]

5. Carson Kelly – C, Age: 24, Level: Memphis, Previous Rank: 3 Standard Batting Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards 2018 23 STL-min AAA 59 247 212 31 63 13 1 [...]

As the Redbird Daily Staff continues their migration to the Cards Conclave, we are proud to feature some of our past articles as part of the Redbird Daily Flashback. This article, written in July of 2017 by Colin Garner, documents how Dakota Hudson, despite his immediate success as a starter in the minor leagues, could be a [...]

10. Randy Arozarena – LF, Age: 23, Level: Springfield, Previous Rank: 11 Register Batting Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB 2018 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA STL 85 311 274 [...]

15. Adolis Garcia – OF, Age: 25, Level: Memphis, Previous Rank: 12 Register Batting Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB 2018 25 -1.5 Memphis PCL AAA STL 87 323 303 43 [...]

20. Jake Woodford – RHP, Age: 21, Level: Memphis, Previous Rank: 15 Register Pitching Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W 2018 21 2 Teams 2 [...]

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