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: 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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Joe Maddon leaving the Rays

This morning it was revealed that Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised the exit option in his managerial contract and is now a free agent. Maddon was entering the final year of a three year extension and the team had tried to reach another deal with Maddon. While there is not yet any official information on where Maddon is going, it’s doubtful to think that he made this move without … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Xavier Scruggs

2014 Major League Stats: .200/.333/.267, 0 HR, 2 RBI in 9 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .286/.370/.494, 21 HR, 87 RBI in 135 G in AAA 2015 Role: First Baseman for Triple-A Memphis A legitimate right handed power threat, Xavier Scruggs has hit 20+ home runs in the minor leagues in each of the last five seasons. This year he made the jump to Triple-A Memphis and continued crushing the ball posting career highs … Continue reading

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