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: George Kottaras

2014 Major League Stats: .233/.351/.533, 3 HR, 5 RBI in 18 games 2014 Minor League Stats: .190/.284/.345, 4 HR, 13 RBI in 27 games in AAA 2015 Role: Backup catcher in the Majors After the injury to Yadier Molina, the Cardinals claimed George Kottaras off waivers from the Indians to give themselves a veteran backup option for Tony Cruz. He would start just one game with St. Louis and catch a total off … Continue reading

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The organizational vision for 2015 begins to focus

John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny spoke to the media this afternoon to discuss a little bit about how the season ended, but mainly where the club goes from here to prepare for the 2015 season. As a result of today’s discussion we now have begun to get a clearer picture of where Mozeliak intends to take the club over the offseason and what it’s goals are. We heard from Bill … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Sam Tuivailala

2014 Major League Stats: 2 G, 1.0 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 2 BB 2014 Minor League Stats: 3.15 ERA, 48 G, 60.0 IP, 1.25 WHIP in A/AA/AAA 2015 Role: Reliever for Triple-A Memphis A fast riser this season, Samuel Tuivailala started his season with High A Palm Beach. He got promoted in July to Double-A Springfield and then briefly to Triple-A Memphis at the end of the season. Once Memphis’ … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Tommy Pham

2014 Major League stats: 0-for-2, 2 K 2014 Minor League stats: .324/.395/.491, 10 HR, 44 RBI in 104 games in AAA 2015 Role: Outfield for Triple-A Memphis Tommy Pham parlayed a career minor league season into a September call-up this year. After hitting .286 between Springfield and Memphis last season, he broke out this year in a crowded Memphis outfield that included at times Oscar Taveras, Randal Grichuk, and Stephen Piscotty. … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Audry Perez

2014 Major League Stats: 1 PA, 1 BB 2014 Minor League Stats: .292/.298/.419, 6 HR, 33 RBI in 62 games in AAA 2015 Role: Catcher in the minor leagues Audry Perez made his Major League debut this season with the Cardinals as a stop-gap until the team figured out what to do after Yadier Molina went down with injury. He only managed to play two innings behind the plate during this … Continue reading

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