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.

Westbrook signs new deal

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed Jake Westbrook to a new deal. The deal is essentially a 1 year deal that gives Westbrook $250,000 more than he would have made on his 2013 option and gives both parties a mutual option worth $9.5 million for 2014. Westbrook, 34, said earlier this month that he intended to exercise his half of his $8.5 million option for 2013 … Continue reading

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Descalso or Schumaker, that is the question

Last night Mike Matheny was left with a choice. Do you leave in Daniel Descalso to face Pittsburgh Pirates’ closer Joel Hanrahan? Or do you pinch hit using Skip Schumaker. We all know the outcome. With Carlos Beltran on first with two outs, Matheny elected to leave Descalso out there and he hit a line drive to center field to end the Cardinals’ 21st loss in 1-run games. Normally things … Continue reading

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Jackson to get the call

It was first reported, I believe, by Joe Strauss last night on Twitter. The Cardinals plan to call up short stop Ryan Jackson from Memphis to replace Tyler Greene on the active roster. Jackson, 24, was drafted by the Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of the University of Miami. Jackson has shown a good glove in his time in the minor leagues. He currently … Continue reading

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Happy trails, Tyler Greene

At first I thought it was a joke. Something I never thought would happen. Let alone in the middle of a season when he’s our only right-handed infielder who doesn’t already have a locked in starting job. A little more research confirmed the tweet I saw: Tyler Greene was traded to Houston. After the struggling Greene lashed out at Cardinals’ fans following a 15-0 loss to the Giants where he … Continue reading

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Berkman to the DL again

For the third time this season Lance Berkman is headed to the disabled list. The move was made this afternoon as the team recalled outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis to take his spot on the roster. Berkman, 36, had just returned from the disabled list two weeks ago after having knee surgery. He was continuing to have inflammation in the knee that gave him trouble in the game last night. … Continue reading

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