Valdes up as Cardinals continue changes

The Cardinals continued their renovation of the bullpen today as they called up Raul Valdes from Memphis and optioned Maikel Cleto back to the minor leagues. The move really reflects just how poorly the Cardinals bullpen has pitched in recent days. Cleto, I believe, had the Cardinals' longest active scoreless innings streak at 1.1 innings. […] Read More

Batista released, Lynn on his way back

The surprise news came down just over half an hour ago from the Cardinals official Twitter. Miguel Batista has been given his unconditional release from the organization. To fill his spot on the roster, Lance Lynn has been called up from Memphis and will be available out of the bullpen tonight. Batista, 40, was a […] Read More

Pujols out approximately six weeks

Last night in the sixth inning, a Pete Kozma throw drifted away from first base. After catching it and tagging the runner, Albert Pujols collapsed in pain. My first reaction at the time was that it reminded me of the type of hit my favorite player, Scott Rolen, took a couple times. He wasn't the […] Read More

Pujols out approximately six weeks

Last night in the sixth inning, a Pete Kozma throw drifted away from first base. After catching it and tagging the runner, Albert Pujols collapsed in pain. My first reaction at the time was that it reminded me of the type of hit my favorite player, Scott Rolen, took a couple times. He wasn't the […] Read More

Kozma and Cleto return to St. Louis

As discussion hit several Cardinals forums about whether it was time to shake up the roster or not, we got our answer from the organization. It was. It is being reported that the Cardinals will recall Pete Kozma and Maikel Cleto from Memphis and Springfield, respectively. In return, Mark Hamilton and Tyler Greene will head […] Read More

The MLB’s Most Popular Game

Or as it's referred to more officially, the MLB All Star Game. After reading the voting updates, I wonder why they even attempt to hide the fact that it's really a popularity contest and not an All Star Game. To me, an All Star Game is a celebration of that season's best players. It should […] Read More

Should Kazmir interest the Cardinals?

Reading MLB Trade Rumors today and it appears that the Anaheim Angels will likely release Scott Kazmir. Kazmir, 27, has had trouble coming back from back stiffness that landed him on the disabled list. His return to Anaheim he allowed 5 runs in less than 2 innings. That's not pretty. It seems that the Angels […] Read More

The ones where the Brewers swept

It was an ugly, ugly sweeping at the hands of the new front runner in the NL Central. Over the 3 games the Brewers outscored the Cardinals 17-6, with 13 of those 17 runs being scored against the Cardinals starting rotation. That leads me to my first note. The starting pitcher has struggled so far […] Read More