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Post archive for ‘Todd Wellemeyer’

Wellemeyer takes 2009 Vicente Palacios Award

Intended only as fun, this award has been created to honor the highest level of hitting futility by a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher in a season.

Wellemeyer’s season stacking up among worst ever

In 18 starts, Todd Wellemeyer has etched his name among the highest ERAs ever posted by a St. Louis Cardinals starter in a season.

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.

Cardinals starters keeping the ball in the park

St. Louis Cardinals starters lead the National League in ERA and in fewest home runs allowed.

More on Cardinals stinginess streaks

Curious about the best St. Louis pitching performances over five games and more during the last 50 years? If so, it’s right here!

Can Wellemeyer keep the streak going?

The St. Louis Cardinals rarely have held opponents to two or fewer runs in three consecutive games. One occurred this week. Can they reach four or even five?

Wellemeyer underscores Cards starting pitching woes

The St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers are struggling as a group.

Cardinals Washington Whispers – 05/01/09

What is being discussed as the Cardinals prepared to take on the Nationals in game two of their weekend series.

Wellemeyer vs. Lilly – Start ‘em or sit ‘em?

How have the Cardinals and Cubs Sunday starting pitchers fared against the opposing lineups in the past?

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.

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.