Thursday, January 17, 2019

Keith Hernandez's Star Was Rising 40 Years Ago With Cardinals

In the past 50 years, only four Cardinals players have hit double figures in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases in the same season. By the way, that would have been an impossibility in 2018 because the entire team didn’t have double figures in triples (nine).

Fox Sports Midwest

Tim McCarver Set To Return To Fox Sports Midwest's Cardinals Rotation

At the end of the last baseball season, Tim McCarver wasn’t sure if he wanted to do another year of broadcasting — something he has been doing since retiring in 1980 after 21 big-league seasons as a player.

Media Views

Derrick Goold: Bryce Harper's Best Statistic Is Probably His Age

During Wednesday night's Cardinals Countdown to Opening Day show, our hosts Chris Hrabe and Mike Claiborne were joined by beat writer from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Derrick Goold.

KMOX

2019 Cardinals Caravan & Winter Warm-Up Weekend Update

As of today, all 2019 Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm-Up activities are going forward as planned. However, we are keeping a close eye on weather conditions for this weekend, as the safety of our guests, players, volunteers, employees and fans is of the utmost importance. Fans can stay up to date on any changes to this weekend's events by visiting cardinals.com, following us on Twitter (@Cardinals), or checking local news outlets. We're looking forward to the kick off of the 2019 season!

St. Louis Official Site

Adam Ottavino Is A Dominant Additon To An Already-Standout Yankees Bullpen

The Yankees made a major bullpen addition on Thursday, as they agreed to sign free-agent relief pitcher Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million deal, as first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN.

Beyond The Boxscore

Braves Not Interested In Sonny Gray

David O'Brien Twitter

Peoria Announces 2019 Giveaways

The Peoria Chiefs have announced their giveaways for the 2019 season in the third installment of the promotional schedule release. The first two phases were announced last week with six bobblehead giveaways and 22 fireworks nights.

Peoria Official Site

Yankees Signed Adam Ottavino For Three-Years/$25M

Robert Murray Twitter

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-17-19: Geddy Guerra Strikes Out Four Over Seven & A Third Scoreless Innings For The Win; Ildemaro Vargas Singles Twice, Walks, & Drives In One Run; Yariel Gonzalez Singles, & Knocks In One Run

Cardinals Winter League

First Mike Shildt Spring Training Is About 'Fresh' Message For Cardinals

Last week, Mike Shildt was laying the ground work for the St. Louis Cardinals 2019 spring training. He and is his coaches were there for three days of planning and strategizing when MLB pitchers and catchers officially report to camp on Feb. 12.

KMOX

Why John Axford Hopes To Return To Blue Jays As Player, Mentor

With a few minutes remaining before last summer’s July 31 trade deadline, John Axford checked his phone. No texts, no calls. Perfect.

Sportsnet Canada

Bob Costas To Be Honored At St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner Sunday

Bob Costas will be in town this weekend to be honored at the St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner at Union Station Sunday night.

KMOX

Aledmys Diaz Keeps Eye On Former Team In Cuban National Series, Looks Forward To Learning Outfield

Without losing sight of Villa Clara in the final of the Cuban ball, Aledmys Díaz has turned this winter into an early spring. The same pilgrimage of many compatriots has begun at the training center of Professor Ricardo Sosa.  (Translated)

El Nuevo Herald

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Andrew Knizner Ranked #10 In MLB Pipeline's Top Catchers

MLB Pipeline will unveil its 2019 Top 100 Prospects list with a one-hour show on MLB Network and MLB.com on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. ET. Leading up to the release, we look at baseball's top 10 prospects at each position.

St. Louis Official Site

Australia Will Not Play 2019 Season In CPBL Minors

On January 15, 2019, Baseball Australia confirmed they are not able to compete in the 2019 CPBL minor league season due to a number of operational reasons. The Australian team, however, have its eyes set for 2020 and 2021 to re-join the CPBL.

CPBL Stats

Drew Robinson Could Balance Cardinals' Bench

As the Cardinals assessed their roster this winter and sought someone, via trade, they did not have, they recognized a need for a lefthanded bat who could handle shortstop or a center fielder who batted lefthanded.

Baseball America

Cardinals Loaded With Prospects At Third Base

A total of 43 players were invited to the Cardinals' minor-league instructional camp in Jupiter, Fla., and that list includes the club's three most-recent top draft choices: shortstop Delvin Perez (2016), outfielder Scott Hurst (2017), and this past year’s first-round pick, Nolan Gorman.

Post-Dispatch

Mexico Signed Yoanys Quiala For The 2019 Season

Originally from Mayarí, Cuba, the right-handed pitcher of 1.90 Yoanys Quiala , arrives to reinforce the Red Devils ahead of the 2019 season of the Mexican League of Baseball.  (Translated)

MiLB Official Site

First Spring Training Workout Dates For All Clubs

Major League Baseball has revealed the first Spring Training workout dates for pitchers and catchers and those for the full squads for all 30 clubs. MLB also announced game times for all Cactus and Grapefruit League action in February and March.

St. Louis Official Site

Diamondbacks Signed Wilmer Flores To One-Year Deal

Jeff Passan Twitter

14 Teams Attended Marc Rzepczynski's Showcase

Jon Heyman Twitter

Around The Horn: Cardinals Elite At Infield Corners

This is the second piece in a five-part Around the Horn series that is taking a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into the 2019 season. After examining the club's catching depth last week, let's move onto the corner-infield options now.

St. Louis Official Site

Charlie Tilson Cleared Waivers & Was Outrighted To Triple-A Charlotte

James Fegan Twitter

Alex Reyes Returns (Briefly) To The Mound As Cardinals' Prospects Gather In Jupiter

While some of the conversation about the Cardinals’ pitching staff this winter has fixated on whether they have an ace, who that ace is, and whether they ought to add an ace, one thing is clear as spring training approaches.

Birdland

The Heat Is On

The boys are back in town.

KMOX

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 1-16-19: Raul Valdes Strikes Out One & Allows One Run Over Eight Innings For The Win; Edgard Montiel Walks Twice & Hits A Two-Run Homer; Jonathan Rodriguez Singles, Doubles, & Drives In One Run

Cardinals Winter League

Adrian Gonzalez Will Showcase For Teams On Friday

Jon Heyman Twitter

Mike Shildt Faces Complex Challenge As He Enters First Season As Cardinals Full-Time Manager

For​ Mike​ Shildt, the easiest​ part of​ the​ job​ was​ taking over​ as​ manager​ after​ the​ Cardinals fired​ Mike​​ Matheny late in the evening on July 14.

The Athletic

How John Stuper Found A Second Home With Cardinals

Born and raised near Pittsburgh, John Stuper wanted to pitch for the hometown Pirates, went to the Cardinals instead and became a World Series winner as a rookie.

RetroSimba

KBO To Allow Games To Be Cancelled Under Fine Dust Warnings

South Korea's professional baseball league announced Wednesday it will allow games to be cancelled when fine air quality advisories are in place, starting in the 2019 season.

Yonhap News Agency