So, I know it has been pretty quiet here at the blog recently. In 2015, I took the opportunity for a number of early-season trips and since spring training, I have seen series played by three of the St. Louis Cardinals’ full-season clubs – Memphis, Palm Beach and Peoria – plus a visit to extended spring training camp, too.
As a result, I have been on the road three of the last four weeks and will head back out again starting next week for two of the three weeks remaining before the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. When I am traveling, time is especially tight and unfortunately, the blog suffers when I am not plugged in as much.
Not to worry, though. The roster matrix remains current, with rosters from all levels of the Cardinals system by position, and including every transaction all year long.
Here are just my most recent articles – 15 in the last 10 days alone. They are The Cardinal Nation-member only unless denoted as (free):
The Cardinals’ top pitching prospect discusses his off-season preparation and his fast start in 2015.
Veteran St. Louis Cardinals minor league manager Johnny Rodriguez highlights eye-catching pitchers and hitters in camp.
A recap of player moves across the St. Louis Cardinals system over the May 9-10 weekend.
Saturday news from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida. Among the day’s newsmakers are Tommy Pham, Randal Grichuk, Barry Weinberg, Sandy Alcantara (again), Junior Fernandez and more!
Friday news from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida. Among the day’s newsmakers are Sandy Alcantara, Jery Then, Sergio Ripoll, Joshua Lopez, Patrick Wisdom and Max Foody.
The Cards’ Triple-A club has moved into third place, but dropped six games back in their division. Stephen Piscotty is heating up with the bat while demonstrating exceptional defense.
Back for a second season with the Class-A Peoria Chiefs, catcher Steve Bean is again working with a talented pitching staff.
Peoria’s Kyle Grana is The Cardinal Nation’s top relief pitcher during the first month of the 2015 season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have moved Double-A third baseman Patrick Wisdom back to their Florida camp while pitcher Jordan Swagerty returns.
The St. Louis Cardinals have signed 35-year-old first baseman Dan Johnson to a minor league contract.
To keep his bat in the lineup, Andrew Sohn is becoming a valuable utilityman for the Peoria Chiefs.
Peoria’s Daniel Poncedeleon is The Cardinal Nation’s top starting pitcher during the first month of the season. A members-only interview with the winner follows.
Details behind why Xavier Scruggs is our overwhelming choice as the Cardinals top player in April.
Here are just a few photos from my most recent stop at Extended Spring Training Camp in Jupiter, Florida. For more information on the subjects, check out the articles above. If you are not a member of The Cardinal Nation, check out our seven-day free trial offer.
1. Jaime Garcia side session.
2. Catcher Chris Rivera.
3. Fresh from the Dominican Summer League, pitcher Sandy Alcantara hit triple-digits on at least two radar guns.
4. Springfield 3B Patrick Wisdom receiving hitting instruction.
5. Junior Fernandez is pitching in the upper-90s.
6. Randal Grichuk is now playing in extended spring training games.
7. Tommy Pham is again rehabbing in Jupiter.
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