Take a deep breath St. Louis Cardinals fans.
For now, your hometown Redbirds are back at .500 after a near sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Despite being the worst defensive team in baseball, anemic on the base paths, and only having two relief pitchers that seem viable right now (Matt Bowman
Today Major League Baseball will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball. The legend of Jackie Robinson has been handed down from generation to generation as we learn how he endured endless abuses of jeers, hate mail, and even death threats. The story is
Just nine games into the 2017 season, there have been a lot of negatives surrounding the Cardinals. The defense has been shaky. There have been blunders on the base paths. The bullpen ERA sits a 7.86, and the offense has been nonexistent, save for two games.
One overwhelming positive has been
Coming into the 2017 season, I had already circled Jhonny Peralta as question mark. Over the past three years we have seen a decline in his production numbers, and with Diaz being the new shortstop Peralta was moved to third base. This move is what started a chain of events
Through four games this season the St. Louis Cardinals have been one frustrating team. The offense has been quiet and the bullpen has let them down with the lone bright spot being the starting rotation. As fans, we have to keep reminding ourselves that a four game stretch like this
Losing two out of three in the opening series isn't the ideal start to the season, but there were plenty of positives to take away. From the newfound ace of the staff to the new lineup configuration, the 2017 Cardinals have taken a new shape. Look for each Cardinals -
For, lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone
The flowers appear on the Earth
The time of the singing of birds is come
And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.
The legendary Ernie Harwell led off with this poem before the first broadcast of Tigers baseball season
The 2017 Peoria Chiefs should be a fun team to watch as they could have several top prospects on their club to open the season. The next wave of young prospects is making their way up the minor league system. However, there is one top prospect I do not see
On Friday night, as the Memphis Redbirds hosted their parent club in the "Battle of the Birds", Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Cardinals were nearing an extension with franchise cornerstone Yadier Molina. Soon after the tweet was sent out, Molina homered in the penultimate exhibition game of the Spring.
The Cardinals bench has become a topic of discussion recently, thanks in part to Kolten Wong's comments to Ben Frederickson. Wong expressed his displeasure to the idea of platooning, before "clarifying" his comments later. For this post I will assume Wong is the starting second baseman and Gyorko will work