John Smith

It’s easy to look at Michael Wacha and Marco Gonzales and see two very similar pitchers. But, what comparisons are valid, and where do the two separate? Both were 21 years old, first round draft, 19th pick draftees. Both had finished their junior year at solid baseball programs. Wacha and Gonzales show an average to [...]

Before we play the “compare game”, it’s important to note there are many other variables involved, and by no means am I trying to imply that A = B = C. Just having a little fun. Listed below are minor league stats for Hall of Famer “X” , lifetime Minor Leaguer Rick Short, and Cardinals [...]

That’s not a save

On a miserable, misty night in Springfield, a few fans (much less than the 3,000 announced) witnessed a 9th inning implosion. Previously untouchable closer Dean Kiekhefer had a night he would like to forget. The Cardinals built a 4-2 lead on the back of David Popkins four RBI night and a strong performance by starter [...]

The final installment brings us the outfielders. Organizational logjam doesn’t really begin to describe what is going on in the Cardinal’s system. At St. Louis, there are five outfielders getting most of the playing time. In left, Matt Holliday is signed through 2016 with an option for 2017. Allen Craig is signed through 2017 in [...]

The left side of the infield and catcher will be in the spotlight today. Shortstop: With Jhonny Peralta signed for this season and the next three, and the price tag attached, it’s doubtful he’s going anywhere. Though, with his current slump, it’s a good time to look at who is getting playing time at Memphis [...]

Get Out of My Way!! Part I

It’s well known how the Cardinals farm system has been the key to the incredible success of the Big League Cardinals. Home grown minor league talent has provided a large majority of players now on the St. Louis roster. Now, we are seeing some very good talent that is seemingly locked into the minor league [...]

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