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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Exit Interview: Nick Greenwood

2014 Major League Stats: 4.75 ERA, 19 G, 36 IP, 1.14 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 3.02 ERA, 27 G, 50.2 IP, 1.03 WHIP 2015 Role: Reliever for Triple-A Memphis Nick Greenwood was one of those players who I had high hopes for, but never seemed to be chosen to make the leap to the majors. Since he came over as the forgotten piece in the trade that sent Ryan Ludwick to San … Continue reading

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Exit Interview: Randal Grichuk

2014 Major League Stats: .245/.278/.400, 3 HR in 47 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .259/.311/.493, 25 HR in 108 G in AAA 2015 Role: Outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals When Randal Grichuk arrived in the trade that send David Freese and Fernando Salas to the Angels, he was the overlooked player. By the end of the season, that would change for Cardinals fans as he claimed the reigns of the starting job in … Continue reading

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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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