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Monthly Archives: February 2013
Back from a 50 game suspension for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, Cody Stanley received an invite to Spring Training thanks to being a catcher. Stanley, 24, was a fourth round pick out of the 2010 MLB Draft out of UNC-Wilmington. Scout.com lists him as the Cardinals’ #26 prospect. He played last year mostly in Palm Beach where he put up a .280/.300/.401 line in 45 games after returning … Continue reading
Starlin Rodriguez is a switch hitting second baseman from the Dominican Republic. He actually originally signed for the 2009 season with the Tampa Bay Rays and played 8 games for them in the Dominican Summer League before he failed a physical and the team voided his contract. That led to him being signed that fall by the Cardinals. Last year in Palm Beach for the Cardinals he hit .300/.373/.442 with … Continue reading
The Cardinals announced today that they have signed General Manager John Mozeliak to a three year extension that will run through the 2016 season. Also, they have picked up the option year on Mike Matheny‘s contract which keeps him the skipper of the team through 2014. Mozeliak inherited a 78 win team in 2007, a team that was mostly aging stars on offense and was missing Chris Carpenter. Since then, … Continue reading
No, not the Jesus Montero who was a Baseball America top-10 prosect for the Yankees and then traded to the Mariners. That’s his older brother. No, really. We’ve got the little brother. This Jesus Montero, 21, signed with the Cardinals in 2007 as a free agent out of Venezuela. Being just 21, Montero still has plenty time to develop his tools. Last year he split time between Quad Cities and … Continue reading
The Cardinals’ 6th round pick of the 2011 MLB Draft was catcher Adam Ehrlich. Ehrlich, who turned 20 in December, has yet to jump above rookie ball. He put up impressive numbers last season though, posting a line of .329/.404/.409 with 1 HR and 14 RBI in 42 games. Now that can mean a few things from he is highly skilled to him simply being more advanced than the pitchers … Continue reading