Author Archives: Jon Doble

About Jon Doble

Jon Doble has been writing about the St. Louis Cardinals since 2010. You can follow him on Twitter at @JonDobleRBD. He also runs a Cardinals forum called RedbirdTalk and you can listen to him host UCB Radio every fourth Wednesday night of the month. Redbird Dugout is a member of the United Cardinal Bloggers.

Exit Interview: A.J. Pierzynski

2014 Major League Stats: ..251/.288/.337, 5 HR in 102 G for BOS/STL 2015 Role: Catcher in the Major Leagues A.J. Pierzynski, the much maligned signing by John Mozeliak that I think all of us thought was going to be the team’s worst move of the season, turned out to be not so bad for the Cardinals. Perhaps some of the trash thrown at him by the Red Sox as he … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Marco Gonzales

2014 Major League Stats: 4.15 ERA, 10 G, 34.2 IP, 1.53 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 2.43 ERA, 21 G, 122 IP, 1.12 WHIP 2015 Role: Reliever for St. Louis Marco Gonzales made it two years in a row that the Cardinals’ first round pick made their Major League debut the very next year. Gonzales, 22, happened to get an opportunity to make that debut at home in Colorado against the Rockies. His … Continue reading

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Aldrete headed to Oakland

St. Louis Cardinals’ bench coach Mike Aldrete will be headed to the Oakland Athletics to serve as their new bench coach under his old skipper Bob Melvin. The position opened up when former A’s bench coach Chip Hale took the managerial job for Tony La Russa in Arizona. This is a move home for Aldrete as he has deep roots in northern California. He graduated from Stanford, played for both the … Continue reading

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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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