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New Features at The Cardinal Nation

The start of each month is an especially busy time at The Cardinal Nation. Among the features are the St. Louis Cardinals minor league notebooks, which cover a different affiliate seven days a week all season long and are written by local affiliates.

The schedule and authors follow.

Monday: Gulf Coast League Cardinals Notebook – by Paul Ivice
Tuesday: Peoria Chiefs Notebook – by Garth Shanklin
Wednesday: Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook – by Juan Dorado
Thursday: Springfield Cardinals Notebook – by Derek Shore
Friday: Memphis Redbirds Notebook – by Austin Reynolds
Saturday: State College Spikes Notebook – by Robert Davidson
Sunday: Johnson City Cardinals Notebook – by Curtis Carden

Leonda Markee’s Daily Notebooks run each and every morning all season long, recapping all the minor league games from the night before. They include top performances, box score links, upcoming matchups and more.

The above Notebooks are for The Cardinal Nation subscribers.

Special at the start of each month and free for all are the top starting pitcher, relief pitcher and position player from across the system during the prior month. Selections are made based on statistical comparisons and honorable mentions are recognized.

Already running is the June Starting Pitcher of the Month feature, honoring Peoria’s Rob Kaminsky.

Following those four features will be our monthly Cardinals top 40 prospect list, provided with supporting logic and changes from the previous month noted. The July list will incorporate the Cardinals 2014 draft class for the first time. It is also subscriber-only, but worth it!

Here at the blog, follow all the Cardinals system moves and view all team rosters by level and position via the Roster Matrix.

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11 Responses to “New Features at The Cardinal Nation”

  1. Brian Walton says:

    Tweets from Matthew Leach, respected MLB.com editor and former Cardinals beatwriter who now lives in Georgia. In other words, he has no horse in this race.

    “Distinctly possible that #StLCards miss postseason. Of course it is. But the level of fatalism for a talented team, 1 game out, is amazing.”

    “”hopeless”/”lifeless”/”listless”/etc are what it always looks like when you don’t hit. Always always always.”

    “Tough team to upgrade, that’s a very real concern.”

    “It’s really easy to get caught up in the frustrations when you watch every day. Offering the 30,000-feet perspective.”

    Has always been a perceptive guy, that Matthew…

  2. Bw52 says:

    So what!!!!!! Guess what even when you backup tp gain some more perspective the smell might be a bit less but the fact remains that it`s still a turd.

  3. Brian Walton says:

    I will say that given the frequency at which you drop them here, you seem to be quite knowledgeable about that particular subject. ;-)

  4. Bw52 says:

    Some people don`t have to step in it to see it for what it is.What I find funny is in previous years you had a negative outlook IMHO concerning the Cards.

    • Brian Walton says:

      I have learned that people see what they want to see. I get just as many homer emails as I do hater ones. My intent is to let the facts speak for themselves wherever possible and leave the ranting and fawning to others.

  5. Bw52 says:

    On other topics’how about a story on Carson Kelly and how his catching is going .
    Mason Katz and what do the Cards see as his future with the Cards…………his power numbers are up ,BA is very slowly trying to climb and his Strikeouts slowly declining.
    Patrick Wisdom at AA.Showing power but K rate is terrible.What is the Cards plans for him in your opinion ? A possible return year in AA next season to improve contact ?
    Since Wisdom is the only one of the trio (Piscotty,Kelly,Wisdom ) still playing 3B and he seems highest in the system for now.

  6. CariocaCardinal says:

    I think Mabry has to be the initial fall guy and I see no reason to wait to make that move. Whether his replacement would result in better scoring i don’t know but it would show concern by the front office over the performance of this team both to the fans and to the players.

  7. JumboShrimp says:

    The Giants won the World Series in 2012 and 2010. They have a winning team again this year. Its not easy to go out to Candlestick and win. But the Birds did last night.
    Oscar got a key hit, as did the much maligned Matt Holliday.
    Things went about as well as they could, behind 11 game winner Wainwright.
    We are only 5.5 games out of first, a pretty good position to be in, despite all the injuries.
    Lets get right back after these Giants again today! Show them no pity!

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