With the St. Louis Cardinals 2017 season in the rear view mirror, mercifully, there has already been a ton of speculation about what the Cardinals' front office should do to bolster their roster for a playoff run in 2018. According to Derrick Goold's piece in this Sunday's St. Louis Post
At 3:00 CT today the Houston Astros will host the Boston Red Sox and the first pitch of that game will represent the start of the Division Series portion of the MLB playoffs. With the Wild Card decided in exciting fashion and Division Series cued up and ready to go,
2017 was a great year for the Cardinals minor league affiliates. The top six affiliates went a combined 384-312, 62 games over .500. There were a ton of great season by a ton of different players, and what we are going to do here is name one player at each
At the beginning of August, I began writing a post about why you should be disappointed in this 2017 Cardinals team. I shit you not, the very next day was the start of their 8-game win streak, so I trashed it. Ah back to the days in which hope peaked
Welcome back to the office of the bald-headed writer who refuses to shut up, Cardinals fans.
The local rogues in red did some good things this week and also refused to gain much ground in the standings due to a late week collapse, so let's talk about it like a few
The pennant race has certainly gotten warm. Much is left to be decided, and the picture could be much more clear following a weekend series in Chicago, but the Cardinals are certainly in the thick of things. The pessimists out there believe that it would all be for naught. Any
Once a week for the last 22 or so weeks I have compiled a list of the top performers at each of the full season clubs in the Cardinals minor league system. I highlighted one pitcher and one hitter at each of the four full-season levels (Memphis, Springfield, Palm Beach,
Early Wednesday afternoon I was notified that the St. Louis Cardinals had acquired right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio from the Phillies in exchange for minor league infielder Eliezer Alvarez. "Why now?", was my first reaction. On the surface the reason for the trade is pretty obvious. This move helps a bullpen
The season has made the transition from marathon, to sprint, to final push for the playoff contenders. The top four teams in the hunt for the two wild card spots in the National League are all down to the final 25-26 games on the schedule. Arizona is currently the
Live from the South City porch in Princeton Heights, another batch of Redbird musings.
Matt Carpenter is having a down year, at least by the standards of Fangraphs. Carpenter currently ranks 180th in the Major Leagues in WAR at 1.9. He is below Tommy Pham (4.6), Carlos Martinez (2.8), Michael