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

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