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Post archive for ‘Minor leaguers’

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 minor matters – February 8

St. Louis Cardinals-related news includes the Caribbean Series, “A-Fraud”, Joe Torre, MLB Network, TLR on scouts vs. stats, Todd Worrell, Scott Gorgen and more!

Cardinals minor matters – February 5

Amaury Marti struggling in Mexico, Larry Bigbie’s 15 minutes of fame, Skip Schumaker at second base and Tyler Johnson heads west.

Cardinals minor matters – February 4

Dates for Ankiel and Ludwick arbitration hearings, Choi contract clarification, club out of money and more St. Louis Cardinals news.

Cardinals minor matters – January 30

Continuing a semi-regular series of quick hits on and links to recent St. Louis Cardinals baseball news on the ‘net.

Cardinals unnecessary second and third base intrigue

Recent actions by the St. Louis Cardinals front office are causing already-wary fans to wonder what is going on.

The changing face of Cardinals NRIs – Part one

The quantity and makeup of the St. Louis Cardinals non-roster invitee list is evolving, giving prospects like Colby Rasmus, Brett Wallace and David Freese a better chance to make the major league club out of spring training.

“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.

Cardinals minor matters – January 22

Continuing a semi-regular series of quick hits on and links to recent St. Louis Cardinals baseball news on the ‘net.

Pujols recovery tangles WBC participation

An initial report from Colombia, referenced from the Dominican, includes Albert Pujols among six players that may be out of the World Baseball Classic. The player later confirmed the report, citing insurance liability issues.

Cardinals LOOGYs: Isn’t there more to it?

Considering alternate methods to gauge the comparative effectiveness of the St. Louis Cardinals’ new left-handed relievers for 2009.

Cards add Royce Ring instead of Rolls Royce

The St. Louis Cardinals are adding another castoff to their growing mix in a questionable attempt to fix their left-handed relief need.

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #6-10

Brian Walton’s look back at the biggest stories across the St. Louis Cardinal Nation during 2008 continues with those ranked six through ten.

Eleven Cardinals Rookies Debuted in 2008

During the 2008 regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals called up eleven different players from the minors for their first exposure to the big leagues, the most in the Tony La Russa era.

Cardinals Add Two Young Latin American Relievers

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed a pair of minor league relievers, right-hander Luis Orozco from Colombia and Venezuelan lefty Julio Castellano.

Ex-Cardinals News: Mulder, Edmonds, Looper

Former St. Louis Cardinals Mark Mulder, Jim Edmonds and Braden Looper are in the news as all three search for new 2009 homes.

More on New Cardinal Maekawa from Luhnow and Rodriguez

St. Louis Cardinals execs Jeff Luhnow and Moises Rodriguez fill in gaps in the story of troubled and well-traveled Japanese LHP Katsuhiko Maekawa, recently signed by the club.

Cards sign Katsuhiko Maekawa – Who?

The St. Louis Cardinals have reportedly signed LHP Katsuhiko Maekawa to a minor league contract.

Cards to Re-Use Uniforms in Minors

Brian Walton notes the St. Louis Cardinals are saving money by re-using minor league uniforms.

Links to Cardinals “Best of” Lists

Lists of some of the top current St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers and past major leaguers. (Remember to click on the title to see the entire post.)

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