I bet you didn't know that Lance Lynn's legal first name is Michael. Well, it sure is, but that's not all that he has in common with fellow starters Mike Leake and Michael Wacha. Through the first three turns of the rotation these three have been far and away the
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
After falling to the Reds on Sunday afternoon, the Cardinals record dropped to 2-4. After going toe-to-toe with the Cubs, the Cards looked flat against Cincinnati. They were shut out twice, on Friday and Sunday, and Carlos Martinez was roughed up in his second outing.
The slow start reminded many of
On Friday March 31st the St. Louis Cardinals faced of with their AA club in Springfield, MO at Hammons Field. This was the first exhibition between the two since 2012. With Colin handling media coverage for the "Route 66 Rumble", I was able to soak in the fan experience. In
Projecting performance of starting pitchers is always tricky business. Injuries lurk around every corner. When I took a look at each of the Cardinals starters, I assumed a full season's worth of work. It's likely that one or more of them won't reach the games or innings totals I based
Every other day over the next two months, John Nagel and Kyle Reis will announce a new prospect on The Redbird Daily’s Top 30 St. Louis Cardinals Prospect List. For each prospect, John and Kyle will reveal where that prospect landed on their personal lists and also few thoughts on
After a disappointing 2016 season for many of the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers we are hoping for a bounce back season from them. The defense surely had a lot to do with the poor pitching performances. I'm a believer that the defense can be much improved over last season. This
On Wednesday, Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs wondered if pace is value-adding skill for pitchers. His analysis focused on Mark Buerhle, in the news after the White Sox announced they will retire his number. Travis suggested that maybe by working quickly and trusting his catcher, Buerhle “was better able to focus
Anyway you look at it, the news that dropped today about Alex Reyes needing an MRI after experience elbow discomfort is bad news. It's a blow anytime that a player is positioned to have a key role but ends up injured. And it usually hurts even more when it's a
Only weeks into a five-year, $80 million contract, the theme of Mike Leake's season surfaced. Leake, owner of a career 3.99 ERA, suffered from what John Mozeliak described as a "porous" defense. A quick glance at the numbers revealed that Leake had a career-best numbers in FIP (3.83) and BB/9 (1.53),