Trevor Rosenthal

As much as I enjoy the lead-up to the MLB Rule 4 Draft, the honest truth is way too much misinformation comes out in the week before Ryan Franklin represents the Cardinals. It appears picking 19th serves St. Louis well in the first round, however,  with the 2013 edition looking to score the third potential [...]

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Shelby Miller: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K Adam Wainwright: 8.1 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 9 K Three total innings of relief in two games. This is an opportunity for the much-maligned Cardinals bullpen and their manager to reboot. Reset expectations. Survive and advance [...]

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[Ed. Note - Starting with today's post, John Nagel of Cardinals Farm will be regularly updating you loyal four readers of PH8 on the goings on in the Cardinals minor league system (recently ranked best in all of MLB by Baseball America, mind you). Please welcome John, and we hope you enjoy reading more about [...]

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Sometime in mid-August (ok, August 12 to be exact – it’s right there on the Tweeter box) Cardinal fan Will Leitch began a dialogue “with” the Cardinals. Er, maybe AT the Cardinals is more appropriate. The first installment was posted yesterday. With Will’s permission, and maybe he’ll chime in with some of his own feedback [...]

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Nostradennis

by on October 23, 2012 · 8 comments

Based on what we saw in 2012, feigned knowledge of the minor league system, and some tarot cards someone left in the driveway, I shall attempt to predict the future.  Barring an unexpected retirement or alien abduction, the 2013 Cardinals have roughly $89.5M guaranteed in salary to 9 players.  Add up some guesstimates for arbitration-eligible [...]

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The 2012 season for the St. Louis Cardinals came to a rather abrupt, sobering halt tonight.  Taking time to reflect and collect one’s thoughts before writing a post-mortem might be a savvy move.  I am not that man.  So, please go elsewhere for brevity, hat tipping, and the usual exchange of pleasantries that often follows [...]

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The moment Jayson Werth pulled an Adam Wainwright offering to left field for a double, it seemed like the Cardinals might be in for a long, long night.  When Wainwright has it all going good, he does not give up a lot of extra base hits.  When he doesn’t, you get Bryce Harper following Werth [...]

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Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal made their postseason debuts on Monday, each successfully preventing the Nationals from scoring a run in their respective innings pitched. With the addition of Kelly and Rosenthal to the roll, the Cardinals have employed sixteen rookie pitchers in the postseason since 2000.  With one glaring exception (Mike Matthews in 2001), [...]

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Lucky Number 7

by on September 28, 2012 · 1 comment

As part of our membership in the United Cardinal Bloggers, we frequently participate in various projects throughout the year.  While the “Capture the Virtual Flag”, “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock”, and the “Rhino in a Hula Hoop” projects aren’t our favorites, we go along with whatever our illustrious leader cooks up for us.  This month [...]

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Moo-he-cah

by on July 31, 2012 · 0 comments

The Cardinals just traded Zach Cox for Edward Mujica which naturally produced a “They did what to whom for how many cows?” response.  Obviously, this was not the megadeal many in Cardinal Nation were looking for, but it certainly has potential to be significantly better than nothing.  For the record, Cox was not exactly tearing [...]

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