Kevin Reynolds

By Kevin Reynolds, Joe Kelly tried to explain it to Stephen Strasburg while playing golf a few weeks ago — how the Cardinals’ have “a good problem to have” with all the “young studs” in competition for a rotation spot. Strasburg was amazed, not only at what Kelly had done as a starter — [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Cardinals’ first baseman Matt Adams showed up at the annual Winter Warm-Up event noticeably slimmer than he finished the 2013 season. Asked about the weight loss, Adams acknowledged a “six or seven” pound drop but attributed the slimmer look to a body mass — body fat vs. muscle — change more [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Adam Wainwright signed a 5-year, $97.5 million contract. He finished second in Cy Young voting in 2013. Clayton Kershaw won the Cy Young award…and then signed a 7-year, $215 million contract.  One could be forgiven for seeing the difference between first and second place as roughly $117.5 million. Adam Wainwright knows [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Winter Warm-Up is only hours old, but already multiple players have made a point to praise Cardinals’ right-hander Shelby Miller and his performance in 2013. The latest, Adam Wainwright, took several opportunities to either expand on a Miller question or redirect the topic entirely to talk about the much-discussed pitcher. At [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Daniel Descalso declined to answer questions at Winter Warm-Up regarding his ongoing arbitration discussions with John Mozeliak…but Mozeliak had no problems answering questions during his time at the podium. When asked if the two sides felt close while exchanging numbers, Mozeliak had this to say: “It never felt like we were [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, John Mozeliak took the podium this morning to address the media regarding several Cardinals topics. To read his comments on Jaime Garcia, CLICK HERE. Below are just a few notes from Mo at Winter Warm-Up: RE: Peter Bourjos – Mozeliak addressed trade acquisition Peter Bourjos for quite some time. Many have assumed [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, John Mozeliak took the podium early Saturday morning at the Cardinals’ annual Winter Warm-Up event and addressed a wide range of topics, perhaps most intriguing, the role of Jaime Garcia. Garcia has been a staple of the St. Louis rotation — a rotation that has historically valued the presence of a [...]

By Kevin Reynolds, Winter Warm-Up media sessions got started with a “no questions about…” request this morning. Daniel Descalso, utility infielder and last year’s eventual starting shortstop for the Cardinals, took the podium and immediately informed the media he would not be taking questions regarding the arbitration process, choosing instead to “leave that between [...]

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