Cardinals fans got really excited when Matt Adams showed up in Jupiter 30 pounds lighter. They only got more excited when it Adams gave a new batting stance a test drive. When Big City struggled in his first handful of at-bats, however, it was decided: we were in for more
For the last few years, talk of the St. Louis Cardinals' farm system started with Alex Reyes. After Reyes, the discussion turned to Yadier Molina's heir apparent, Carson Kelly. The praise is deserved. Reyes features a 100+ MPH fastball and Kelly is regarded as one of the finest defensive catchers
On Saturday night, I watched as Team USA jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the heavily favored Dominican Republic in pool play of the World Baseball Classic. It was fun to watch the Americans match up with the best players from the Dominican Republic. The only problem was, Team
We are twelve games in to Spring Training, and the Cardinals are playing crisp, clean, winning baseball. Michael Wacha has looked strong. Dexter Fowler is getting on base. They're running the bases aggressively - and intelligently.
In my first chance to pose a question to the United Cardinals Bloggers (UCB), I
When John Mozeliak passed on the likes of Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, it became clear that one of the Cardinals' current players would have to develop into a feared, middle of the lineup hitter. Going into 2016, Randal Grichuk seemed poised to be just that guy. He started slow,
The Cardinals' pitchers and catchers are officially working out for the first time today, and so begins the quest to reclaim the NL Central title from the Cubs. The road of 162 games is a long and difficult one, and questions will undoubtedly arise along the way. As the Cardinals
Alex Reyes, possessor of a 100 mph fastball has never thrown more than 110 innings in a professional season. Nevertheless, Cardinal Nation has basically penciled him into the rotation come Opening Day.
Reyes is scheduled to pitch in the World Baseball Classic, which begins on March 6th. He could either be on
With Spring Training only nine days away, and the Cardinals are still looking to add a fifth outfielder. Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty, and Randal Grichuk all bat right-handed. A left hander would be a nice complementary piece as the grind of 162 games approaches. Brandon Moss was thought to be
Cardinals fans can easily name off the 11 best teams in franchise history. The 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, and 2011 teams will always make up the top 11. They won the World Series, which is memorable no matter how forgettable the regular season was. The
When the Cardinals reported to Spring Training in 2016, Aledmys Diaz was the third shortstop on the depth chart. The day after the club announced that Jhonny Peralta tore a ligament in his thumb taking ground balls, Diaz went 4 for 4. Mozeliak, unconvinced Diaz was ready to be an