If you are reading this, chances are your favorite team in baseball is the St. Louis Cardinals. (If not, appreciate the click but you might not find this all that interesting.)  As you probably know, the Cardinals are celebrating their 125th anniversary this year as a member of the National League.  Over that span of [...]

ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 19, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that 13 players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft have agreed to terms on minor league contracts and passed their physical.  The newly signed players will join the Cardinals short-season clubs (State College and Johnson City) which begin play this week. The [...]

I've never been a big Simpsons fan.  Honestly, I think I could probably count on both hands the number of episodes I've seen in their entirety.  One of those, of course, was when Mark McGwire made a cameo in Springfield. (The relevant bit begins at 1:22 below.) I thought about that this morning as I [...]

Welcome to your Saturday afternoon pregame reading! With the Cardinals on the road and storms all over the Midwest, it feels good to get back in the rhythm that is baseball. I have The Rookie on as a soundtrack to the second part of our look at the recently completed MLB Draft, as both State [...]

Last Friday, the day of the John Mozeliak press conference designed to shake things up, the Cardinals were about to start a home stand sitting in fourth place at 26-32 and 4.5 games behind the division leading Milwaukee Brewers.  After last night's game, they wrapped up that home stand....in third place, 30-35, 4.5 games behind the [...]

Breaking down the draft takes years to fully decide if it was productive or not as a whole. While the first few rounds get most of the attention, it takes the grinders moving up one rung of the ladder each year that establish an organization. The Cardinals have been blessed with success from the top [...]

CARDINALS SELECT 22 PITCHERS, 4 CATCHERS, 8 INFIELDERS & 4 OUTFIELDERS            ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 14, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals concluded the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by selecting 38 players, 30 from the college ranks and eight from high school or prep academies.  The list included [...]

So Close and Yet So Far

After all the complaints, after all the disappointment, after all the shoddy play, the Cardinals last night were about a run and some outs away from being a half-game out of first place.  A great weekend against the Phillies and a win in the opener of the doubleheader had them on a four-game streak and [...]

As much fun as yesterday was to see new faces become future Cardinals, the real challenge now starts with finding the hidden gems in Rounds 11-40 of the MLB Draft. The usual strategy for St. Louis and other teams in the recent past has been trying to entice some of the tougher signs with strong [...]

In what can only be described as a wild ride, the Cardinals navigated their Day 1 of the 2017 Draft in admirable fashion. With a tiny budget and zero room for error, St. Louis added another LHP to the mix with Brett Seeburger from San Diego State. The former All-State performer in California adds even [...]

Brett Seeburger, LHP San Diego State

There will be a new Scrabble in the St. Louis organization in the very near future. This lefty may very well move fast as a reliever, but Evan Kruczynski starred at East Carolina as their best starter in 2016. The Senior southpaw didn't have the encore season he hoped, but the Cardinals are counting on [...]

 

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