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Post archive for ‘Brad Thompson’

Will Seth Maness be another Brad Thompson?

Is it a bad thing for some to compare new St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Seth Maness with another former Cardinals hurler, Brad Thompson?

Wellemeyer vs. Thompson as Cards’ fifth starter

Ian Walton puts forth his case as to which of the two struggling starters should remain in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation.

Cards’ sixth starters are delivering

The St. Louis Cardinals have called on their sixth starter six times this season. The fill-ins have yet to take a loss and have delivered an ERA comparable to the top five.

Cardinals Washington Whispers – 05/03/09

What was being discussed on Sunday before and after the Cardinals rainout in Washington

Breaking down the Cards bullpen

Early performance of the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals relievers compared to the 2008 version and the rest of the National League.

The seventh man in the Cardinals bullpen

When Dennys Reyes was added to the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen, who lost his roster spot as a result?

Ludwick agrees: Cardinals arbitration scorecard complete

With the Monday signing of outfielder Ryan Ludwick, all five St. Louis Cardinals arbitration-eligible players have come to terms on 2009 contracts.

“Frankie and the Teenagers” to play in St. Louis

Comparing the inexperience level of Ryan Franklin and the rest of the projected 2009 St. Louis Cardinals bullpen to peer groups from recent seasons.

What might Ludwick, Ankiel, Wellemeyer, Thompson and Duncan make via arbitration?

The St. Louis Cardinals will soon need to offer 2009 contract amounts to five players from just under three up through six years of experience and the five have to counter with their view of their value. If the two cannot agree, arbitration to set the player’s 2009 salary will follow in February.

Cards Non-Tender Flores, Johnson and Miles

The St. Louis Cardinals did not offer contracts to lefty relievers Randy Flores and Tyler Johnson, making them free agents, saving money and opening roster spots. Infielder Aaron Miles was also cut loose. Could the Twins and Nick Punto (pictured) partially be to blame? How might the Cards fill the openings?

Will Friday be Flores’ Last Day with St. Louis?

Brian Walton is wondering if St. Louis Cardinals reliever Randy Flores will be given his walking papers on Friday.