By now everyone knows the story with Brian Barton. A Rule 5 draft pick, Barton must remain on the Cardinals’ 25-man Major League roster for the entire 2008 season, be returned to the Cleveland Indians (from whom he was plucked) for $25k, or the Cards have to work out a “trade” with the Indians to [...]
Yadier Molina has suffered a mild concussion as a result of his collision yesterday with Eric Bruntlett. Normally with an injury to a joint or something non-life-threatening, I would be more worried about the impact this will have on the Cardinals’ season. In this case, it’s great to hear that Yadi is apparently “ok” after [...]
Adam Wainwright is headed to the 15-day disabled list. The Cards are classifying it currently as a sprained finger, despite this description: Wainwright experienced pop in the middle finger of his right hand during the sixth inning of his start Saturday at Houston. Hopefully a “sprain” in Waino’s finger is not similar to the “discomfort” [...]
I have to admit, I wasn’t surprised when the Cardinals optioned Mike Parisi to Memphis in favor of Mitchell Boggs on Friday. In hindsight, it’s actually looking like the right move, with Todd Wellemeyer still nursing his elbow, and Boggs scheduled to take his turn in the rotation on Tuesday in Cincinnati. But I also [...]
…by umpire Dana Demuth and the Nats’ grounds crew last night, to get that game through five full innings, much less finish the thing. It would’ve been horrible for the Cards to explode offensively like that in the first inning and have it all be for naught. A few notes from the game: I hope [...]
Are we really going to go through the Kelvin Jimenez experiment again? This guy has proven himself a poor man’s Anthony Reyes during his short stints in the big leagues (that’s not a compliment). Where is Mark Worrell? What about Jason Motte? Mike Parisi and Kyle McClellan are both starters that are on the big [...]
Joel Pineiro has once again been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Mike Parisi will take his turns in the rotation. Kelvin Jimenez has taken Pineiro’s roster slot with the big club. This move fascinates and disgusts me. More on that later (I had planned to post last night, but my host was down).