Future Redbirds

The Cardinals’ top draft pick this season, Shelby Miller, is making his first start as a professional in the Cards minor league system tonight for the Quad Cities River Bandits versus the Beloit Snappers. Ok, so Miller will only throw one inning, but the buzz is loud.  The hype is fervent. Minor League radio broadcasts [...]

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Brett Wallace. Clayton Mortensen. Shane Peterson. Which one is this go-round’s Dan Haren? As one would expect, the Cardinals’ trade for Matt Holliday brought about much excitement, for there is a new big bat in the daily lineup.  It also brought consternation because of the seemingly exorbitant price. We can’t add much outside of the [...]

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Who were those masked men last night? What got into the Cardinal bats? More importantly, will Tony actually stick with the lineup for a second day to try and keep the spark going?  [Ed. note - A: No.  Rasmus will sit today versus a left-handed starter, Andrew Miller.  Lots of right-handed hitters in there today.] [...]

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With the 19th selection of the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals have selected right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller, from Brownwood High School in Brownwood, TX. ‘Round here we know better than to step on the toes of the fine folks over at Future Redbirds, who have far more knowledge [...]

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Yesterday afternoon’s game obviously requires some revisiting.  Yes, I was hoping not to feel like 2008 all over again until later in the season.  Yes, the Cardinals have already logged two blown saves for the season in just one game.  Yes, we will live to play another day. Fer chris’sakes people, it was only the [...]

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It just so happens lots of interesting things have been dropped onto our desk in recent days, so figured why not share with the loyal readers (all three of you). Without further ado, the linkage: Braden Looper was scratched from another spring start for the Brewers because of a bad oblique.  I wish Braden all [...]

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First, thanks as always to Daniel over at C70 for setting this up, be sure to check in with his Awards post for links to the other tallies. Without further ado, my ballot for this year’s Cardinals Blogger Awards: 1) Player of the Year Ryan Ludwick Yadier Molina Albert Pujols Sure, I could make arguments [...]

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I received an e-mail over the weekend from Alex Eisenberg over at Baseball-Intellect.com, alerting me to his analysis of Nico Vasquez‘ swing and projections going forward. From Eisenberg’s article Scouting Cardinals Prospect Niko Vasquez: Vasquez is coordinated and fairly agile with a strong arm at the shortstop position, but questions about his overall foot speed [...]

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With the trade deadline fast approaching, and every post I write seemingly spouting off about “why can’t we trade this minor-leaguer for an All-Star?”, I thought it appropriate to get some information from a better source.  Erik from Future Redbirds was gracious enough to take the time to answer some (admittedly) off-the-cuff questions about the [...]

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