State of the Cardinals Farm System – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at the overall systems pitching. 2009 and 2010 have done wonders for the pitching prospects. So how about the Outfielders? Well the OF’s are not as attractive as our pitching but there are plenty of exciting and breakout candidate players. Without further ado… Rating System: 5 Birds – The elite […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Right Field

The final position player preview before I hit the pitching staffs of each team. Right field is another corner outfield position where you prefer power, but in addition to the power bat you'd like a power arm to mow down guys trying to take an extra base because of the distance between right field and […] Read More

State of the Cardinals Farm System – Part 1

As the snow is piling up and temperatures are in the teens in St. Louis it is a perfect time to envision warmer temps and Cardinal baseball! In today’s game with FA’s getting lucrative contracts it is becoming more and more important for teams to build from within to stay competitive. Like most teams, the […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Center Field

In the seventh entry in my NL Central Preview, I move on to center field. Easily one of my favorite positions, center fielders are typically speed guys with good defense and the ability to hit, not necessarily having an abundance of power. Or at least that's the type of player that comes to my mind. However, there […] Read More

Cardinals add Nick Punto

The Cardinals have agreed to terms with free agent infielder Nick Punto on a 1 year deal that I've seen is for $750,000.The 33 year old Punto has spent the last 7 years of his career with the Minnesota Twins in a utility type role, making starts around the infield. He's a switch hitter, which […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Shortstop

On to shortstops! Or backwards, rather. As of now, gone are the likes of Brendan Ryan and Orlando Cabrera. With Ryan gone, the question of who is the best defensive short stop in the NL Central is back open and the answer may really surprised you. So will the other name at the top. Since […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Left Field

On to the outfield! We'll start in left field since in position scoring numbers that one comes before the other outfield positions. After looking at all the potentials, this might actually be the first one that writes itself. There's a pretty clear order to NL Central Left Fielders, especially since Matt Holliday looks to return […] Read More

Tyler Greene’s stock rising?

Tony LaRussa talked to the media today at the Cardinals Winter Warmup and indicated that the team has no true backup outfielder to Colby Rasmus and that he might look to an infielder to fill that role. Skip Schumaker would be the obvious choice, right? He's right handed. A good hitter. Excellent outfield defender...No, it's […] Read More