Cards add pair of pitchers

The St. Louis Cardinals made a depth move today, adding veteran pitchers Miguel Batista and Ian Snell on minor league contracts.Batista, 39, spent last season as a reliever for the Washington Nationals where he posted a 3.70 ERA in 57 relief appearances and 1 start. That start was a spot start taking the place of Nationals phenom […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Third Base

Now on to the third baseman of the NL Central. There's quite a variety of players at third base in the NL Central too. From the veterans Scott Rolen and Aramis Ramirez to the young guys in Casey McGehee, David Freese, Pedro Alvarez, and Chris Johnson there is talent both young and old. The corner […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Second Base

Moving on around the infield, it's time to take a look at the NL Central's second basemen. It's the first of the middle infield positions and one where offensive performance is rare. Usually teams prefer to have a better defensive player at second base rather than someone who is a pure offensive threat. However, to […] Read More

NL Central Preview: First Base

Finally continuing my NL Central Preview as I look at first basemen. My life was way busy over the past two weeks but now back at home with the snow falling outside I'm left with nothing to do but write, so that is what I shall do. The NL Central is packed with good first […] Read More

NL Central Preview: Catchers

The first in my series of previews of the National League Central Division. The system, I will use to determine the best team in the division will be to rank the starters at each offensive position, including top-5 starters and the closer. The best will receive 6 points, and down to just 1 point given […] Read More

A look at the Cardinals minor league system

The debate has raged for awhile. Can the Cardinals build from within? Is Jeff Luhnow doing a good job? Overall opinion of the Cardinals minor league system has been down for some time. Part of that is because it was standard operating procedure for the Cardinals to usually trade valuable minor leaguers for veteran talent […] Read More

Brendan Ryan dealt for Maikel Cleto

The news just broke. Cardinals' SS Brendan Ryan has been dealt to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Maikel Cleto.So just who is Maikel Cleto?Cleto is a 21 year old right handed pitcher from the Dominican Republic. He has a power arm that can throw in the high-90s, however, the main complaint on him […] Read More

Options for a backup catcher

The Cardinals have stated their desire to acquire a backup catcher for their 2011 roster. In contrast to previous seasons where Jason LaRue was the backup catcher to simply because of his defensive skill and not his offensive ability, the Cardinals have said that they want someone who can handle the bat.I'm a firm believer […] Read More