When Billy Hamilton smoked a line drive into the Great American Ballpark left field seats yesterday, I officially started to become concerned with the 2018 version of Tyler Lyons. After all, the switch hitting speedster Hamilton possesses a career .322 slugging percentage. He is known for his speed, not his
The Cardinals are going to play the Chicago Cubs for the first time since September 28th last year. That was the game where September callup Jen-Ho Tseng held the Cardinals scoreless for 3 innings in an extra innings affair (lost in the 11th), following an early exit from starter Kyle
Watching the St. Louis Cardinals offense strike out like crazy through the first two weeks of the season has been frustrating. I get it. What we have to remember, though, is that crazy things can happen in small sample sizes. Thirteen games is just not enough to look at any
There's is no need for me to rehash what everyone has already been told, or said themselves. Matt Carpenter can only hit when batting leadoff. That's the narrative. It's false.
The fact is, Carpenter has had a very good career, and has happened to spend 70% of that career (as well
Opening Day didn't go as most Cardinals fans hoped it would. Carlos Martinez was erratic and, when Matheny turned the game over to Matt Bowman, things just got more out of hand. There were a couple of positive takeaways, with Yadier Molina and Jose Martinez homeruns, and Jordan Hicks lighting
The shortstop position has long been difficult to fill on a permanent basis for the Cardinals. Names such as Ryan, Furcal, Kozma, Peralta have quickly come and gone. Among the Cardinals transactions this offseason was the extension of shortstop Paul DeJong. If things pan out as hoped, he will serve
When I began putting together information to write this piece, Carson Kelly was still in Major League camp, and I planned to make the case that he should be starting the season, and spending the majority of it, as the everyday catcher in Memphis.
Then the Cardinals went and optioned him before I
One of the hotly debated topics of this past winter was the bullpen. With the release of rehabbing Trevor Rosenthal and exit of Seung-Hwan Oh, there were some major holes in the back-end of the 'pen. There were several attractive, higher-end options available on the free agent market (one still
With Lance Lynn finding a new home with the Minnesota Twins, and talk of Jake Arrieta himself signing soon (thank you Phillies), that leaves us with Alex Cobb. The Cardinals rotation is "set", with 5 guys already penciled in to start, and others waiting in the wing. The concern for the Cardinals
Let's face it, things are weird right now. My memories of the Cardinals start with Mark McGwire in 1998, but I really started following them in the early 2000's. Seeing the Cubs as the division favorites is not only something that I'm not accustomed to, it's basically foreign to me. So