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Talking Cardinals Prospects on Derby Day

Paducah-995-the-fan-200While much of the sports world was focused on Louisville, Kentucky for the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, I was busy further west in the Bluegrass State, talking about a game played on the natural turf. That morning, I joined host DJ Cleary’s weekend sports radio show in Paducah, Kentucky.

The primary subject was a look back at top St. Louis Cardinals minor league performers over the first month of the season, as well as projecting ones who might help the major league club later in the summer.

Cleary’s show can be heard on Paducah’s 99.5 FM from 7-9 AM CT each weekend. You can listen live on @995TheFan,  or the TuneIn Radio app by searching for WPAD. Follow DJ on Twitter @DJCleary5.

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2 Responses to “Talking Cardinals Prospects on Derby Day”

  1. JumboShrimp says:

    Found money helps explain the warm streak. It’s good when players can rebound from off years.
    Rosenthal was overused, got messed up, and missed much of last season. Now he is under less pressure and pitching impressively.
    Likewise Leake was under pressure trying to live up to a big contract. He is more comfortable.
    Last year Lynn was out of action. He’s back.
    Wacha had an iffy 2016, but is stronger during early 2017.
    Given a chance and health, Tommy Pham can hit.
    Gyorko is ever more confident that he is a good hitter and everyday player.
    Wong, fowler, Pham have some speed for base running and range.

  2. JumboShrimp says:

    Sierra would not have been on the 40 man roster available to be elevated to the majors were it not for lessons being taught to mo by the Padres.
    Last year we lost RHP Perdomo from the palm beach roster in the rule 5 draft. The Padres succeeded in establishing him on their ML roster, despite inexperience. This year they added SS Allen Córdoba from lowly Johnson City and he is doing well in limited play as a hitter, despite stepping up six rungs.

    Cards dealings with the Padres tend to be feast or famine. We feasted trading for Freese and Gyorko. We’re fleeced of rhr Luke Gregerson. Now Perdomo and Córdoba. Years ago it was clay Kirby.

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