Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Everything To Know About Tonight's MLB Draft

The 2020 Draft starts Wednesday. Who will your team pick? Will it land a future superstar? Fans can follow along as the action gets underway.

St. Louis Official Site

Cardinals To Draft Seven, But Those Players May Have No Place To Go - Yet; 'Smal', Select Group'; Bill DeWitt Causes Stir

The Cardinals will make one pick on Wednesday night and six on Thursday night in the annual June amateur baseball draft. Historically, many of the picks from what ordinarily is a 40-round process sign quickly and jet off to Jupiter, Fla., for some workouts and then are assigned to teams in the minor-league system.

Post-Dispatch

New Rules, Rich Returns: Hindsight From 2012's 'Michael Wacha Draft' Shows Cardinals Can Maximize Many Picks In 2020's Reduced Rounds

Even under the cloak of dark, cloudy skies and chilly conditions, the Cardinals’ brand new director of amateur scouting couldn’t hide his crew’s presence that February night eight years ago that would add to the club’s history within 20 months.

Post-Dispatch

MLBPA Proposes 89-Game Season With Full Propated Salaries

Baseball players moved toward teams but remained far apart economically in their latest proposal for starting the pandemic-delayed season, adamant they receive full prorated salaries while offering to cut the regular season to 89 games.

Fox Sports Midwest

Cardinals Brass Adjust Approach For Unique 2020 Draft

On the eve of the 2020 MLB Draft, Cardinals scouting director Randy Flores and his team have adapted to everything thrown their way while preparing for a shortened Draft during the coronavirus pandemic.

St. Louis Official Site

Jack Flahery's Apparent Response To Bill DeWitt's Comments Is Just Perfect

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty is known for striking out opposing batters, but on Tuesday, he appeared to take a swing at Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. on Twitter after DeWitt made some absurd comments earlier in the day

12Up

Cardinals Set To Draft Seven Players...But Then What?

The Cardinals will make one pick on Wednesday night and six more on Thursday night in the annual June amateur baseball draft. Historically, many of the draft picks from what ordinarily is a 40-round process, sign quickly and jet off to Jupiter, Fla., for some workouts and then are assigned to teams in the minor league system.

Cardinal Beat

Bill DeWitt Talks Money, Negotiations With The Players' Union

St. Louis Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. got the internet buzzing on Tuesday after an appearance on 5 On Your Side sports director Frank Cusumano's radio show on 590 the Fan.

KSDK

KBO & NPB Looking At Matt Harvey

Jon Heyman Twitter

Florida State League Announces COVID-19 Relief Efforts In All Member Cities

Today the Florida State League announced that all its member teams will be participating in a League wide effort to support Covid-19 relief. The 12 teams have partnered with LiveSource to set up an auction site that will make bidding for auction items a simple and efficient process. The collectible memorabilia and unique FSL experiences will be offered through this online auction beginning today- Tuesday, June 9th and concluding on Tuesday, June 30th at 11:59 pm ET.

Palm Beach Official Site

MLB Proposal Of Up To 16 Playoff Teams Is Generally Acceptable, Under The Circumstances

Maybe this might get Mike Trout back into the playoffs.

Fox Sports Midwest

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-9-2020: Jamie Romak Singles, Doubles, Walks, Homers, & Drives In Three Runs

Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) startedat first base and batted fourth.  3-for-4 with one double, one home run, three RBIs, two runs, and one walk.

SK beat LG 5-3 in 10 innings

Seung-Hwan Oh (former St. Louis-Samsung) entered in the eighth and pitched one inning.  He allowed one hit, no runs, and one walk.

Kiwoom beat Samsung 5-3

Monday, June 8, 2020

Fifth Round A Struggle In Cardinals Draft History

The five-round major league amateur draft begins on Wednesday and the Cardinals have had notable success in the first round with the likes of Ted Simmons, Andy Van Slyke, J.D. Drew, Jack Flaherty, Garry Templeton, Matt Morris, Kolten Wong, Todd Worrell, Michael Wacha, Lance Lynn, Terry Kennedy, Brian Jordan, Stephen Piscotty, Dakota Hudson and a dozen or so others who had big-league success.

Post-Dispatch

Wizardry: Ozzie Smith's Top Ten Career Moments

When Ozzie Smith performed backflips while heading to his position before the start of Cardinals home openers, postseason contests and All-Star Games, it was as if he were saying, “Let the fun begin.”

St. Louis Official Site

Denard Span Discusses His Decision To Walk Away

Denard Span has played 11 seasons at the big league level, totaling 1359 games and 5956 plate appearances, but the former Twins, Nationals, Giants, Rays and Mariners outfielder confirmed to MLBTR this week that he’s suited up for the final time.

MLB Trade Rumors

Seung-Hwan Oh Eligible To Return From Gambling Suspension Tuesday

The greatest closer in South Korean baseball will be eligible to return from a gambling suspension Tuesday.

Yonhap News Agency

MLB Proposes 76-Game Season, Playoff Expansion, Salary Cuts

Major League Baseball has made another try to start the coronavirus-delayed season in early July, proposing a 76-game regular season, expanding the playoffs from 10 teams to as many as 16 and allowing players to earn about 75% of their prorated salaries.

Fox Sports Midwest

Cardinals' Top Five Relief Pitchers

Here is Anne Rogers’ ranking of the top 5 relief pitchers in Cardinals history.

St. Louis Official Site

Lake Erie Placed Malik Colllymore On The Inactive List

Frontier League Official Site

It Seems Unlikely We'll Get To Watch The Cardinals Play Baseball This Year

It looks, after the latest fruitless exchange between Major League Baseball owners and players, it seems like we’re down to two options: a 48-game season or nothing.

Cheap Seats

Details Of MLB's Return-To-Play Proposal To MLBPA

Details of the proposal made Monday by Major League Baseball to the Major League Baseball Players Association, as obtained by The Associated Press:

Fox Sports Midwest

Deja Vu All over Again: Latest Offer From MLB To Players Is Arguably Worse Than The Last One

Another week, another example of baseball continuing to shoot itself in the foot.

KMOV

Challenge For Players In Empty Stadiums: 'Create Your Own Excitement'

The roar of the crowd has been such a staple of major sports, such an advantage for the home team, that NFL clubs have been accused at times of artificial amplification. The Atlanta Falcons even admitted to the mischief, leading to a 2015 punishment from the league.

Fox Sports Midwest

Francisco Pena Considered Untouchable By Cibaenas

The CibaƱa Eagles have their untouchables. The squad is open to change, in fact it has made several recently, but several players have a stamp that puts them "out of reach" of other teams that may appeal to them.  (Translated)

El Caribe

Why Cardinals Wanted Whitey Herzog In, Ken Boyer Out

When Whitey Herzog became Cardinals manager, he replaced a friend who had been his roommate and teammate with the Mets.

RetroSimba

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Oscar Luis Colas Close To Finding A Home In Tne Big Leagues

There is a place in the Major Leagues where Cubans feel at home. If you are thinking of Miami you may be right. Living in the city founded on the ways of the emigrants from the Greater Antilles is like being at home for those who leave there looking for an opportunity in the best baseball in the world. Yet in South Chicago, despite the cold weather and the absence of the blazing Caribbean sun, island players find the comfort of home where they want to stay.  (Translated)

Pelota Cubana Blog

John Mozeliak Gives Baseball Update

Fox 2 Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne talks it over with Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak. They are talking about the hopeful startup of the 2020 Major League Baseball season. Other topics include, Yadier Molina contract talks and Mozeliak’s career in baseball administration starting with a fishing trip.

Fox2Now

Pandemic Expected To Bring Major Changes To Fan Experience Across All Sports

Dayton Moore remembers so clearly the vast sections of empty seats inside Kauffman Stadium when he took over as general manager of the Kansas City Royals, and he remembers just as vividly — nearly a decade later — how those seats filled and fans roared as the long-suffering club won the World Series.

Fox Sports Midwest

Yadier Molina's Latest Instagram Will Fire Up Cardinals Fans Who Want Baseball Back

As the MLBPA and MLB continue to negotiate a start to the 2020 regular season in a growingly divisive debate, the players have made one thing clear: they want to play. Nonetheless, the two parties continue to argue over pay rates, season length and other specifics of a season restart.

12Up

Former Cardinals Playing In KBO 6-7-2020: Jamie Romak Walks



Jamie Romak (former Memphis-SK) started at first base and batted fourth.  0-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts.

Samsung beat SK 3-0