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

Cardinals’ Rule 5 Draft

The Cardinals lost RHP Brian Broderick to the Washington Nationals in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft, and selected LHP Jean Mijares from the Minnesota Twins in the minor league portion.Broderick, 24, led the Cardinals' minor league system with 14 victories last season between A+ Palm Beach and AA Springfield. Overall he posted a 3.66 ERA […] Read More

Have the Cardinals improved?

There's a big question about whether or not the Cardinals have improved their lineup so far this offseason. With the signings of Ryan Theriot and Lance Berkman, are the Cardinals a better team? Well, that's what I set out to find out.After looking at a few different options, I looked at it two different ways. […] Read More

Why Brendan Ryan should be the starting Shortstop

There's no question that Brendan Ryan had a difficult 2010. However, there's also no question that he was one of the best major league short stops of 2009.In 2009, Brendan Ryan earned the starting job at short stop for the St. Louis Cardinals. Ryan hit .292 with 3 home runs over his 129 games as […] Read More