Exit Interview: Mark Ellis

2014 Major League Stats: ..180/.253/.213, 0 HR, 12 RBI in 73 games 2014 Minor League Stats: 1-for-3, 1 R 2015 Role: Bench player in the Major Leagues Mark Ellis signed with the Cardinals this year, turning down longer offers and guaranteed playing time, in the hopes of winning his first World Series. He was here to be Kolten Wong’s backup on a one year deal. It almost could not have … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Tyler Lyons

2014 Major League Stats: 4.42 ERA, 11 G, 36.2 IP, 1.20 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 4.43 ERA, 15 G, 83.1 IP, 1.38 WHIP in AA/AAA 2015 Role: Reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals Tyler Lyons served his second season as the Cardinals’ main spot starter before reverting to a reliever late in the year. If you take out the nine runs the Cubs dropped on him in one start … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Daniel Descalso

2014 Major League Stats: .242/.333/.311, 0 HR, 10 RBI in 104 G 2015 Role: Bench player in the Major Leagues It was a tough year for Daniel Descalso in 2014. He’d been used to getting 350+ plate appearances all around the infield and didn’t even get 200 this year, in large part to a reduced role at third base and shortstop as well as the addition of Mark Ellis to … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Randy Choate

2014 Major League Stats: 4.50 ERA, 61 G, 36.0 IP, 1.11 WHIP 2015 Role: Reliever in the Major Leagues It was a tough season for Randy Choate. When he signed with the Cardinals before the 2013 season, many of us breathed a sigh of relief as the Cardinals finally had an elite LOOGY for the bullpen. It was something they had lacked as they tried to squeeze every ounce of … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Tony Cruz

2014 Major League Stats: .200/.270/.259, 1 HR in 50 G 2014 Minor League Stats: 1-for-5 in 2 G in AA 2015 Role: Backup catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals If you’ve read my blog for long, you know I’m not Tony Cruz‘s biggest fan. The reasons why were illustrated a little bit this season when Yadier Molina went down for a significant chunk of time and Cruz got a bulk of time behind … Continue reading

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