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Brian Walton's news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals (TM) and their minor league system

Post archive for ‘Joe Thurston’

Gotay and the goats

A look at St. Louis Cardinals second base non-roster invitees over the last five seasons.

The Cardinal Nation Blog top stories of 2009 #11: Third base turmoil

Eight different players had a piece of the St. Louis Cardinals’ starting third base job in 2009. None of them did much of anything with it.

Wallace and the hot seat

The St. Louis Cardinals have no plans to bring up prospect Brett Wallace to try to fix their third base problem. What are some of the key considerations?

Cardinals youth movement ahead of 2008 pace

The 2009 St. Louis Cardinals have used ten rookies, including five MLB first-timers already this season

Quad Cities alters tandem rotation

The Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League have dropped from five tandem pairings to four

Trio officially added to Cards opening day roster

The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contracts of David Freese, Colby Rasmus and Joe Thurston.

Cardinals youth movement continues through NRIs

Colby Rasmus and David Freese will be the most St. Louis Cardinals non-roster players to make their MLB debut to open a season since 1998 and tie for tops in the La Russa era.

Cardinals first-year players and rookies – 2009 forecast

Considering which St. Louis Cardinals minor league players may debut in 2009 and the subset that may stay up long enough to exhaust their rookie qualification.

Cardinals add Thurston, but why?

The St. Louis Cardinals signed “Joey Ballgame”, Joe Thurston, to a minor league deal so their middle infield problems are solved. Well, not exactly. Instead, what we seem to have here is the 2009 version of D’Angelo Jimenez – without the major league service time.