Exit Interview: Joe Kelly

2014 Major League Stats: 4.20 ERA, 17 G, 96.1 IP, 1.35 WHIP for STL/BOS 2014 Minor League Stats: 2.61 ERA, 3 G, 10.1 IP, 1.36 WHIP in AAA 2015 Role: Starting Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox Joe Kelly was one of everyone’s favorite Cardinals pitchers. The fun-loving character was a joy to have around, so it made sense when his trade, along with Allen Craig, in July rocked the team. One of my favorites for … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: A.J. Pierzynski

2014 Major League Stats: ..251/.288/.337, 5 HR in 102 G for BOS/STL 2015 Role: Catcher in the Major Leagues A.J. Pierzynski, the much maligned signing by John Mozeliak that I think all of us thought was going to be the team’s worst move of the season, turned out to be not so bad for the Cardinals. Perhaps some of the trash thrown at him by the Red Sox as he … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Marco Gonzales

2014 Major League Stats: 4.15 ERA, 10 G, 34.2 IP, 1.53 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 2.43 ERA, 21 G, 122 IP, 1.12 WHIP 2015 Role: Reliever for St. Louis Marco Gonzales made it two years in a row that the Cardinals’ first round pick made their Major League debut the very next year. Gonzales, 22, happened to get an opportunity to make that debut at home in Colorado against the Rockies. His … Continue reading

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Aldrete headed to Oakland

St. Louis Cardinals’ bench coach Mike Aldrete will be headed to the Oakland Athletics to serve as their new bench coach under his old skipper Bob Melvin. The position opened up when former A’s bench coach Chip Hale took the managerial job for Tony La Russa in Arizona. This is a move home for Aldrete as he has deep roots in northern California. He graduated from Stanford, played for both the … Continue reading

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Oscar Taveras, 1992-2014

A baseball team is a family. We learned this through the reaction in July to the trade of Allen Craig and Joe Kelly. It perhaps hits a team like the Cardinals a little harder than most because of the “build from within” philosophy as these players all developed through the minor leagues together. Now we’re reminded of that again. Except this time he won’t be coming around every so often … Continue reading

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