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.

Should Jon Jay be the Cardinals CF?

Let me preface this post saying that I am a massive Jon Jay fan. If you asked me who my favorite Cardinal on the current roster was, it’s unanimously Jon Jay. With Allen Craig playing for the Red Sox now, he doesn’t even have a threat. I don’t even have to think about it. But I think it’s time for the Cardinals to trade Jon Jay while they can because … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Eric Fornataro

2014 Major League Stats: 4.66 ERA, 8 G, 9.2 IP, 1.24 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 2.57 ERA, 44 G, 56 IP, 1.18 WHIP in AAA 2015 Role: Reliever for Triple-A Memphis Eric Fornataro had two cups of coffee in St. Louis this season, making his Major League debut on April 21st against the New York Mets, pitching a perfect 1-2-3 inning of relief work. He would go on to pitch two … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Joey Butler

2014 Major League Stats: 0-for-5, 1 BB, 6 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .360/.481/.547, 4 HR, 20 RBI in 31 G in AAA 2015 Role: Playing in Japan or for a Triple-A team When the Cardinals acquired Joey Butler last October, I pointed him out as a solid platoon outfielder for Jon Jay in center field. That seemed like a good option until the Cardinals acquired Peter Bourjos to do the exact same … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Keith Butler

2014 Major League Stats: 2 G, 2.0 IP, 6 ER, 6 H, 1 BB 2014 Minor League Stats: 0.84 ERA, 9 G, 10.2 IP, 0.94 WHIP in AAA 2015 Role: Rehabbing from Tommy John Keith Butler was expected to be one of those guys that played a pivotal role as the 4th or 5th right handed reliever out of the bullpen this season for St. Louis, but that role never developed for him. He … Continue reading

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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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