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

The 2014 Cincinnati Reds

Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 90-72, 7 games back Key Arrivals: 2B Skip Schumaker, C Brayan Pena Key Departures: OF Shin-Soo Choo, RHP Bronson […] Read More

The 2014 Milwaukee Brewers

Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 74-88, 23 games back Key Arrivals: SP Matt Garza, RP Will Smith, 2B Elian Herrera, 1B Mark Reynolds Key […] Read More

UCB Radio: February 26, 2014

Kevin Reynolds and I are back on UCB Radio tonight talking the injury to Jaime Garcia, the battle that now creates for the rotation, and Kevin finishes his Arnold Schwarzenegger story that got cut off last month. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ivieleagueproductions/2014/02/27/ucb-radio […] Read More