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Post archive for ‘Rule 5 Draft’

Why Allen Cordoba Will Not Follow Jabari Blash

Considering a recent example to project the San Diego future of Rule 5 pick Allen Cordoba from the St. Louis Cardinals.

Can Austin Wilson Become Luke Voit?

The St. Louis Cardinals added a once-hot prospect in the Rule 5 Draft, but is he even as good as their current Double-A first baseman?

Cardinals add second-most players to 40-man

The St. Louis Cardinals placed seven prospects on their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, more than 27 organizations. Does it mean anything?

Cardinals Rule 5 available players

How the St. Louis Cardinals went from 59 players eligible for the Rule 5 draft down to 21.

Perdomo’s moves from StL to SF to SD reinforce mistake

Reliever Luis Perdomo, the primary reminder of the Anthony Reyes era, has been claimed off waivers by San Diego

Cardinals minor matters – March 19

Bits of news from around the baseball world on former St. Louis Cardinals players.

Tough Decisions: The Cardinals 2009 Rule 5 Draft – Part 2

At what point does something that is generally considered to be a “good problem”, minor league depth, become a “real” problem? I think the St. Louis Cardinals will soon find out.

Tough Decisions: The Cardinals 2009 Rule 5 Draft – Part 1

Looking back at past St. Louis Cardinals Rule 5 Drafts and ahead toward a much more difficult 2009.

Selling Anthony Reyes for $50K

Brian Walton relives the loss of Anthony Reyes as the St. Louis Cardinals lose Luis Perdomo and Cody Haerther and add Russ Haltiwanger in the Rule 5 Draft.