Author Archives: Jon Doble

Oscar Taveras, 1992-2014

A baseball team is a family. We learned this through the reaction in July to the trade of Allen Craig and Joe Kelly. It perhaps hits a team like the Cardinals a little harder than most because of the “build from within” philosophy as these players all developed through the minor leagues together. Now we’re reminded of that again. Except this time he won’t be coming around every so often … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Shane Robinson

2014 Major League Stats: .150/.227/.200, 0 HR, 4 RBI in 47 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .304/.380/.398, 2 HR, 16 RBI in 53 G in AAA 2015 Role: Bench for St. Louis When Shane Robinson was demoted in July, I said to myself, “There’s no reason Shane sees St. Louis again before September.” Then he was up in August again, called up after the John Lackey trade to balance out the … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Justin Masterson

2014 Major League Stats: 5.88 ERA, 28 G, 128.2 IP, 1.63 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 5.40 ERA, 2 G, 11.2 IP, 1.46 WHIP in AAA 2015 Role: Starting Pitcher in the Majors You can chalk Justin Masterson up on the list of failed John Mozeliak trades. Received in July for outfield prospect James Ramsey, Masterson was just coming off a knee injury and a rough first half in Cleveland. The idea was … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Pete Kozma

2014 Major League Stats: .304/.385/.435, 0 HR, 0 RBI in 14 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .248/.330/.372, 8 HR, 54 RBI in 117 G in AAA 2015 Role: Bench for St. Louis It might have sucked a little bit to be Pete Kozma this year. After being the starting shortstop for the Cardinals all last season, Kozma was relegated to Triple-A Memphis after the signing of Jhonny Peralta. It could have been easy … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Kevin Siegrist

2014 Major League Stats: 6.82 ERA, 37 G, 30.1 IP, 1.58 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 0.79 ERA, 11 G, 11.1 IP, 1.15 WHIP in AA/AAA 2015 Role: Reliever for St. Louis It was a disappointing year for Kevin Siegrist to say the least. After a historic 2013 debut, Siegrist really struggled to find his footing in the Majors in 2014. He pitched solidly, but with occasional bouts of trouble, unlike last season … Continue reading

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