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How the Cardinals turned a strength into a weakness in four easy steps

Step 1: Waive Peter Bourjos Step 2: Trade Jon Jay Step 3: Lose Jason Heyward in free agency Step 4: Have Randal Grichuk undergo sports hernia surgery Easy peasy, right? When the 2015 season wrapped up a month and a half ago, the Cardinals had five players on the roster that you could be comfortable with playing center field everyday. Now a week before Christmas and the only one that could … Continue reading

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Cardinals announce non-roster invites

In addition to the 40 man roster, major league teams typically invite other players in their organization to participate in Spring Training as non-roster invites. The Cardinals have invited 19 additional players to Jupiter. The 2011 list includes 10 pitchers, 5 catchers, 4 infielders, and no outfielders. This doesn’t mean that guys like 3B Zack Cox and OF Adron Chambers aren’t invited, they are already on the 40 man roster … Continue reading

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Cardinals’ MLB Draft Recap: Day 2

After having 1 selection on Day 1 in which we took Kolten Wong out of Hawaii the Cards had a full day of picks. Wong isn’t projected to be a tough sign nor will it take much, if any, overslot to sign him. With that said I anticipated that we would take a few gambles for upside in Day 2. The day started off well with a nice selection of … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Draft Preview: Part 3

On the eve of the 2011 MLB Draft (or like us draft nerds like to call is XMas Eve!) we will wrap up this 3 part series with a look at players of interest in the 2nd and 3rd Rds. After the 1st Rd it gets harder and harder to predict who will still be around and what bonus demands will do for some of these players. I will use … Continue reading

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