Prospect Preacher

After a much-needed break from everything negative in June, the Cardinals celebrated turning the calendar. This week brings plenty of optimism for the organization as multiple players sporting the Birds on the Bat are honored in Colorado. It started with the Future Stars game as Memphis teammates Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore earned spots on [...]

As the schedule finally moves away from May showers, all four of the St. Louis affiliates approach this week searching for momentum. Memphis needs to stabilize the rotation but two straight weeks of solid play have the Redbirds inching ever closer to a winning record. Peoria seemingly has not been able to outlast injuries to [...]

When looking at just how unique the new Minor League model has started out, the internal debate quickly turned into something hard to explain. The game of baseball has always revolved around stats nearly as much as wins and losses unless you are a franchise that embraces tanking. After two weeks and not a single [...]

Sometimes the calendar gifts you days such as today that require paying extra attention. The Cardinals can claim later that they planned it all along, but Matthew Liberatore deserves extra attention and with good reason. He isn’t the youngest St. Louis pitcher starting today (Ludwin Jimenez has that honor) although each of the four potential [...]

In what turned out to be largely a week to forget, by far the most impressive stat was that each of the four minor league clubs participated and completed all six scheduled contests. Yes, the results count and can be scrutinized but if that is what you are looking for – this slice of the [...]

After I left active duty in 2005, my job as an Army contractor took me all over the world. One unexpected benefit of that was having to attend a class at Fort Gordon in Georgia that coincided with Spring Training for the Cardinals. During one of my breaks, I learned another classmate was also a [...]

Growing up around the game of baseball, it was always a treat to make the trip to Davenport right along the Mississippi River to watch potential future stars. This was back in 1994 when the Astros had their affiliate in the Q-C, and little lefty starter Billy Wagner was the next big thing. You didn’t [...]

With all of the changes in general that happened to baseball over the past year, it does feel nice to add some normalcy to the equation. Enter the Texas League which might very well have been how the sport decided on the unique scheduling for 2021. The newly-named Double-A Central kept the North and South [...]

First let’s get the good news out of the way early. Minor League baseball has returned with a complete makeover that starts right at the top. Memphis will need to learn some new directions, however, as they now play in the Southeast Division with only the Nashville squad a familiar opponent. Gone are the traditional [...]

Curious what a year without Minor League games would do to St. Louis prospects? You should no longer worry after hearing how prepared two of the brightest are entering a crucial campaign. Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore have grown up in the game together and now look to make it hard for the Cardinals to [...]

Eight is Enough

Three rookies had memorable debuts yesterday with already three more wearing the Birds on the Bat with multiple innings to go today. A total of eight Cardinals could altogether join the St. Louis ranks before ever making it to the other side of Chicago. While not a normal situation for sure, the Cards can really [...]

A Tale of Two Rookies

2020 will be remembered for many different things – most bad or at least forgettable without a doubt. Now that the Cardinals have resumed their season, let’s highlight a couple of positive outcomes. St. Louis had the entire sports world dissecting their every move for over two weeks so it would not have been a [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers9462.603 -
Cardinals8769.5587.0
Reds8275.52212.5
Cubs6789.42927.0
Pirates5898.37236.0

Last updated: 09/28/2021

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