Cardinals set the 2014 Opening Day roster

The St. Louis Cardinals have made clear the final moves that the team will make to craft this year's Opening Day roster. They left Memphis last night with 26 players as they headed to Cincinnati for Monday afternoon's game. Keith Butler, Daniel Descalso, and Shane Robinson won their respective roster battles for the last bullpen […] Read More

UCB Radio: March 26, 2014

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

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 […] Read More

Quoteable: Matheny to Taveras on his demotion

- Mike Matheny on what he told Oscar Taveras after he was optioned to minor league camp. (Link) […] Read More

Cardinals make international splash, sign Diaz

The St. Louis Cardinals and Cuban free agent infielder Aledmys Diaz agreed to terms today on a four year deal. While the financial terms weren’t readily available at signing, there have been numerous reports that it is worth less than $20 million in value. (Edit: Derrick Goold reports on Monday that the total value is […] Read More

The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Results: 94-68, 2nd in NL Central (3 games behind) Key Arrivals: SP Edinson Volquez Key Departures: SP A.J. Burnett, 1B Justin Morneau, OF Marlon Byrd, 1B Garret Jones, C John Buck, SP Jeff Karstens The Pirates will be once again depending on the emergence of its young talent to continue its run to the […] Read More