Yes it may be just the first game of the season and there are still 161 more to play. And maybe he was just playing around a little bit, seeing how it would work. However, anyone who follows me on this blog, through the Cards Clubhouse, and listens to my takes on UCB Radio knows that my biggest issue with Mike Matheny has been his bullpen management. Of course, I … Continue reading
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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 spot, the last infield bench spot, and the last outfield bench spot. Pete Kozma, who … Continue reading
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.
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 those was with the Cardinals. He arrived in Florida today and already has a jersey … Continue reading
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 dismissed at the time. Adam Wainwright is locked in. Shelby Miller? How do you tell … Continue reading