Sigh. It’s an off-day for the Cardinals, and off-days suck. Forget ties, off-days are like kissing your sister, and my sister uses way too much tongue.
The worst thing about off-days is that I suddenly feel lost in life, wondering what I’m going to do with the 3, or if you’re
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
We waited so long for Opening Day, and then were treated to a postseason atmosphere. The game was a battle to the end. Just when we thought we had skirted danger and put the game away, the Cubbies struck back. But the Cardinals didn't let us down and sent us
On Thursday night in Memphis, John Mozeliak took part in a Q&A for paying customers at the Redbird Club in Autozone Park. I went ahead and bought a ticket, traveled to Memphis from St. Louis, recorded the interview, and will now provide you with the transcript. This Q&A touches on
Baseball's opening night is near. But what it will bring? Well, I can tell you exactly how it will unfold, for last night I had a vision that was both clear and true. Shall we begin?
Prologue: The Top of the 1st
‘Tis the 2nd of April in the year 2017; the
One of my favorite things about following baseball writers over the years has always been seeing their predictions. Even better than that is recapping them at the end of the year to see how many were right. Now that I've got a platform to share my thoughts, I figured I'd
On Tuesday, I looked at catch probability to evaluate the St. Louis Cardinals outfield. Using CPR+, I determined that Statcast was significantly lower on the Cardinals outfield than DRS and UZR.
At that time, however, I made no adjustments for positioning. For example, while Piscotty is 11% below average (89 CPR+)
A couple weeks ago, Statcast unveiled a new catch probability statistic. While this metric is currently only used for outfielders (it will be expanded to infielders soon), it gives us a new way to evaluate players defensively.
The main metrics used in defensive evaluation are Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) and Defensive
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