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 […] Read More

Exit Interview: Shane Robinson

2014 Major League Stats: .150/.227/.200, 0 HR, 4 RBI in 47 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .304/.380/.398, 2 HR, 16 RBI in 53 G in AAA 2015 Role: Bench for St. Louis When Shane Robinson was demoted in July, I said to myself, "There's no reason Shane sees St. Louis again before September." Then he was […] Read More

Exit Interview: Justin Masterson

2014 Major League Stats: 5.88 ERA, 28 G, 128.2 IP, 1.63 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 5.40 ERA, 2 G, 11.2 IP, 1.46 WHIP in AAA 2015 Role: Starting Pitcher in the Majors You can chalk Justin Masterson up on the list of failed John Mozeliak trades. Received in July for outfield prospect James Ramsey, Masterson was just […] Read More

Exit Interview: Pete Kozma

2014 Major League Stats: .304/.385/.435, 0 HR, 0 RBI in 14 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .248/.330/.372, 8 HR, 54 RBI in 117 G in AAA 2015 Role: Bench for St. Louis It might have sucked a little bit to be Pete Kozma this year. After being the starting shortstop for the Cardinals all last season, Kozma was […] Read More

Exit Interview: Kevin Siegrist

2014 Major League Stats: 6.82 ERA, 37 G, 30.1 IP, 1.58 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 0.79 ERA, 11 G, 11.1 IP, 1.15 WHIP in AA/AAA 2015 Role: Reliever for St. Louis It was a disappointing year for Kevin Siegrist to say the least. After a historic 2013 debut, Siegrist really struggled to find his footing in the […] Read More

Joe Maddon leaving the Rays

This morning it was revealed that Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has exercised the exit option in his managerial contract and is now a free agent. Maddon was entering the final year of a three year extension and the team had tried to reach another deal with Maddon. While there is not yet any official information […] Read More

Exit Interview: Xavier Scruggs

2014 Major League Stats: .200/.333/.267, 0 HR, 2 RBI in 9 G 2014 Minor League Stats: .286/.370/.494, 21 HR, 87 RBI in 135 G in AAA 2015 Role: First Baseman for Triple-A Memphis A legitimate right handed power threat, Xavier Scruggs has hit 20+ home runs in the minor leagues in each of the last five seasons. This year […] Read More

Exit Interview: Jason Motte

2014 Major League Stats: 4.68 ERA, 29 G, 25.0 IP, 1.52 WHIP 2014 Minor League Stats: 0.00 ERA, 7 G, 7.2 IP, 0.52 WHIP 2015 Role: Reliever in the Major Leagues It wasn't exactly a storybook ending for Jason Motte in St. Louis. Before the 2013 season, Motte signed a 2 year, $12 million deal with St. Louis. […] Read More