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Archive for March, 2010

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/31

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida as Shelby Miller stars.

Walton on KXnO FOX Sports Radio Wednesday

Catch me talking St. Louis Cardinals spring training baseball news with Matt Perrault and Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines today (Wednesday) at 6:05 p.m. Central.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/30

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida as the Memphis Redbirds hammered Mets ace Johan Santana.

River Bandits to Broadcast Home Games via Internet Only

Rather than stop audio broadcasts of their games entirely, the Quad Cities River Bandits will live stream 2010 home games on the internet.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/28

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Walton on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today show on Sirius/XM

Brian Walton joins Jeff Erickson on RotoWire’s Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius 125 / XM 241 at about 12:15 p.m. Eastern on Monday

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/27

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/26

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/25

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/24

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/23

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/22

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/21

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/20

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/19

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/18

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/17

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Smoltz clinging to the past while moving ahead

Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Smoltz accepts three broadcasting jobs.

Walton on KXnO FOX Sports Radio Wednesday

Talking St. Louis Cardinals spring training baseball news with Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines today (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. Central.

Cardinals spring training hitting and pitching in the last decade

Comparing St. Louis Cardinals spring vs. regular season batting average and ERA during the 2000-2009 period.

La Russa reacts to Pujols-Howard trade rumor

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa didn’t mince words when asked about the Ryan Howard-Albert Pujols trade rumor.

La Russa sinks floating realignment speculation

A wild idea reportedly offered up in an MLB brainstorming session seems to have many overly concerned while a key member in the room denies it even came up.

Roger Dean Stadium protects McGwire’s backside

“Tasteless” radio station stunt targeted at Mark McGwire leads to banishment.

More St. Louis Cardinals talent inventory rankings

Looking at three new lists assessing young major league players and international prospects.

Fleischer losing clients

The man behind the Mark McGwire media plan has lost a couple of high-profile gigs.

Joe Rigoli, Professional Scouts Hall of Famer

Long-time St. Louis Cardinals scout received his profession’s highest honor.

Miscellaneous Cardinals links: March 8, 2010

Offering up some links to interesting St. Louis Cardinals-related reading around the web.

A different kind of prospect list focused on 2010 impact

St. Louis Cardinals prospects stack up very differently when looking at potential contribution at the major league level this season.

A glance at St. Louis Cardinals 2010 betting odds

Just for fun, not for keeps, we’ll take a quick look at where the 2010 Cardinals line up with the gamblers.

Mozeliak ranks #18 in SI’s general manager rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals’ GM isn’t considered by a Sports Illustrated writer to be among the top half in his field.

Cardinals spring training records under La Russa

With Thursday’s first spring training game upon us, I looked at St. Louis Cardinals spring records during the La Russa era with an eye toward the regular season.

Walton on KXnO FOX Sports Radio Wednesday

Catch me talking St. Louis Cardinals spring training baseball news with Matt Perrault and Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines today (Wednesday) at 5:45 p.m. Central.

Would La Russa and Torre have been the Yankees’ dream team?

Joe Torre recounts the story of how the Yankees wanted him as GM and Tony La Russa as manager back in October 1995. Imagine how the MLB landscape might have changed.

Mark Twain to replace Mark McGwire?

The name of the venerable author and humorist may be added to the highway currently honoring the former St. Louis Cardinals slugger.

Smoltz gives thumbs down to Congressional bid

Having last pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in October, John Smoltz was in the news this weekend – on the political pages.