Author Archives: Jon Doble

Kevin Reynolds and I are back on the air with tonight’s UCB Radio. We talk about the fifth starter “competition,” the bullpen setup, the Aardsma signing, and how Jon wants to trade Pete Kozma for Miguel Cabrera. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ivieleagueproductions/2014/03/27/ucb-radio

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Cardinals add Aardsma to bullpen mix

The St. Louis Cardinals have added reliever David Aardsma to the bullpen competition with just days left in spring training. Aardsma spent the rest of the spring with the Cleveland Indians, but after being told he wasn’t going to win a roster spot, opted for his release so he could pursue other options. One of those was with the Cardinals. He arrived in Florida today and already has a jersey … Continue reading

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The fifth starter “competition”

Entering this spring, the Cardinals made it out like there was a competition to be had in their starting rotation with Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller, Lance Lynn, Jaime Garcia, Joe Kelly, and Carlos Martinez. Those six pitchers were battling it out for four spots. That was the narrative at Winter Warm-Up anyway. One that I dismissed at the time. Adam Wainwright is locked in. Shelby Miller? How do you tell … Continue reading

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To trade Pete Kozma

MLB Trade Rumors was reporting last night based on information from ESPN New York that the Cardinals have made shortstop Pete Kozma available on the trade market. With Jhonny Peralta set to take over for him at shortstop this year, Pete Kozma looks like he may not even make the major league club this spring and be relegated to Triple-A Memphis. What might Kozma net in a trade? The answer … Continue reading

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“You could easily ride on what you’ve done, but don’t buy into a lot of stuff that you’re hearing. There are other guys working everyday to get better. Make sure you’re doing the same.” – Mike Matheny on what he told Oscar Taveras after he was optioned to minor league camp. (Link)

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