Minor League Cardinals

The news is a bit old now, but the Cardinals have given former Chicago Cub and Baltimore Oriole Rich Hill a minor-league contract that carries a non-roster invitation to their big-league training camp. The general consensus is that Hill will compete with other internal options (Kyle McClellan, Jaime Garcia, Mitchell Boggs, P.J. Walters, maybe others) [...]

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ESPN’s Keith Law from Scouts Inc. ranked the St. Louis Cardinal minor league system 29th out of 30 in his yearly organizational rankings list. St. Louis’ system was depleted by the mid-season trade acquisitions of Mark DeRosa and Matt Holliday. While having a poor minor league system is never a good thing, on the optimistic [...]

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Disappointment comes in many forms, especially when you are a true fan. A little bit of me dies inside every time St. Louis signs a former Cub, but that is just silly, right? The bigger trouble is knowing that former Cards will play in other uniforms, but does it have to be the Royals and [...]

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Picked up this tidbit from the blog Taiwan Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals are sending a scout (Matt Slater?) to Taiwan, marking the team’s initial presence on the island. Supposedly the scout is interested in CCU RHP Hao-Chun Chiu, Kao-Yuan HS left handed hitter Chi-Hung Hsu, and two kids from Nan-Ying HS. There are currently [...]

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A little birdy told me to get this posted now since most of tonight’s Radio Hour is pretty much accounted for…lots of happenings in Pitchers Hit Eighth land so let me get a couple of announcements out of the way first. Not one to normally toot my own horn, I have to this time since [...]

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1. Cardinal Player of the Year Matt Holliday Albert Pujols Brendan Ryan Write-in: __________ Is it really necessary for me to write this one up?  Mang raked again this season, carried the team through the first half.  Will he seek the dollars or the championships in seasons beyond 2011?  Or both? 2. Cardinal Pitcher of [...]

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Join us for another Special Edition of the UCB Radio podcast with Josh Squatrito, Batavia Muckdogs Reliever of the Year and St. Louis Cardinals Rookie Reliever of the Year, tonight at 5 pm CST!

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Once again the United Cardinal Bloggers are undertaking our fall Roundtable discussions via e-mail. Josh will be moderating a discussion on a question of his own in a few days, so keep an eye out for that. My question to the group has already made the rounds, and there were some interesting (and some predictable) [...]

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How fitting is it that nearly all candidates to take home the top pitcher of the year award have the Molina boys to thank in some way. CC has Jose and last year’s winner, Tim Linecum, plays catch with Bengie. While it is easy to put Carp and Wainer on a pedestal, enough isn’t said [...]

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Ignorance is Bliss

by on October 20, 2009 · 2 comments

Much like in high school, I prefer to take the high road when it comes to October rumors in baseball. PH8 scribes shared a laugh last night when I sent this article and of course it has a Chicago byline, so that should tell you everything you need right there. But the fact that DG had [...]

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