Thursday, October 20, 2016

Cuban League 10-20-16

A devastating seven-run inning in the so-called luck, allowed the Pirates Island Youth get bulky marker win 13-6 to Holguin, in Game 2 Play Off series for the last of the jokers to the Second stage of Cuban 2016-17 season, played Thursday night at Calixto Garcia stadium before more than 20,000 fans of spectators.  (Translated)

Baseball de Cuba

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Playoffs 10-20-16: Jason Heyward Reaches On Hit By Pitch

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted sixth.  0-for-4 with one hit by pitch and two strikeouts.

Chicago-N beat Los Angeles 8-4

Mike Matheny & Dan Buck Propose Monumental Sports Complex In Chesterfield

The city has given preliminary approval to a deal that could add a monumental domed sports facility in the fast-growing retail hub paralleling Highway 40.


Matt Holliday, Kolten Wong Receiving Honors In Elite Prospect Leagues

The story has been told a few times how, out of the blue one day, Kolten Wong received a phone call and an invitation for an all-expense-paid trip to St. Louis and his first immersion into the Cardinals clubhouse with a veteran player as host and hitting partner for several days.

Bird Land

Bypassed By The Cardinals, Terry Francona Is Building A Hall Of Fame Resume

The Cleveland Indians are on the way to the World Series, and if you look at his increasingly impressive record, manager Terry Francona is probably on his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

101 ESPN

Crystal Ball: Carlos Martinez

Back by popular demand, we continue the Crystal Ball Series with a look at the possible future of St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez.

Minor League Ball

Cardinals Have Limited Outfield Options In Free Agency

The St. Louis Cardinals finished well behind the Chicago Cubs in 2016, but suddenly the Cubs look mortal. Who would’ve thought that all you needed to beat that club was a generational talent and the game’s best pitcher used repeatedly on short rest, a journeyman lefthander who’s inexplicably awesome, and one of the game’s best closers?

Today's Knuckleball

Cardinals Position Review: Third Base

In 2016, due to both injury and performance, the Cardinals seemingly saw a different combination of infielders every single night. Third base contributed largely to such a mixed bag of defenders, as five different Cardinals played the position in 2016.


Offseason Question For The Cardinals: Who's On First?

Greetings. Here’s my latest look at an unresolved issue looming for the 2017 Cardinals as GM John Mozeliak and chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. evaluate their team this offseason …

101 ESPN

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-20-16: Matt Holliday Inducted Into Arizona Fall League Hall Of Fame; Eliezer Alfonzo Singles & Hits A Three-Run Homer; Breyvic Valera Singles, Walks, & Hits A Two-Run Homer

Cardinals Winter League

Cardinals Came Close To Facing Indians In 1948 World Series

If not for a slump at the start of September by Stan Musial in his best big-league season, the Cardinals, not the Braves, might have been the National League champions that opposed the Indians in the 1948 World Series.


Cardinals Withhold Month Salary From Team

Imagine the uproar if a team decided to withhold a month’s salary from its players due to poor performance. That is exactly what happened on this day in 1900, as the St. Louis Cardinals paid only five players on its roster.

Fox Sports

John Lackey Got It Started & The Cubs Kept It Rolling In Game Four

John Lackey was trying to become the first pitcher to win at least one postseason game for four different clubs.

Daily Bulletin

Cuban League 10-19-16

A basket by Alexander Ayala in the seventh inning combined with excellent work of José R. Rodríguez right and closer Yormani Socarrás, scattered all doubts about the chances of Camagüey in this Series Play Off for wildcards to the second stage of the season Cuban, to bring agramontinos a 6-4 win over Las Tunas in an overflowing stadium Cándido González on Wednesday night during the decisive Game 3 of the series.  (Translated)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Former Cardinals Playing In MLB Playoffs 10-19-16: Coco Crisp Hits A Solo Home Run; Jason Heyward Drives In One Run

Coco Crisp (former New Haven-Cleveland) started in left field and batted seventh.  1-for-2 with one home run, one two-out RBI, and one run.

Cleveland beat Toronto 3-0

Jason Heyward (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started in right field and batted seventh.  0-for-5 with one RBI, two strikeouts, and one outfield assist.
John Lackey (former St. Louis-Chicago-N) started and pitched four innings.  He allowed three hits, two earned runs, three walks, hit one batter, and struck three out.  0-for-2 at the plate.  (p-s:72-41)(g/f:2-5)

Chicago-N beat Los Angeles 10-2

Coco Crisp Homers In Third Straight Indians Clincher

Much praise has been bestowed upon the World Series-bound Indians for their actions ahead of the non-waiver Trade Deadline. They landed the grand prize, after all, in American League Championship Series MVP Andrew Miller, and any discussion about their wheeling and dealing has to start with him. Coco Crisp surely deserves a mention, though.

Cleveland Official Site

Jason Heyward Cuts Down Run On Close Play At Plate

The second inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night ended with a disputed play at the plate, with Adrian Gonzalez out on a very close call.

Chicago-N Official Site

Andrew Miller Named 2016 ALCS MVP

Paul Hoynes Twitter

Randy Flores On The Writers' Block 10-19-16

Inside STL

Bob Nightengale On The Press Box 10-19-16

Inside STL

Cardinals Winter League Notebook 10-19-16: Iker Franco Collects Three Singles & Three RBIs; Silfredo Garcia Strikes Out Three & Holds One Inherited Runner On Base over Two & A Third Hitless/Scoreless Innings; Jose Gonzalez Singles Twice & Drives In One Run

Cardinals Winter League

2016 Draft Report Card: Cardinals

Baseball America

Projecting The 2017 Cardinals Infield

Columnist Ben Frederickson says the answers must come from within if the club is to improve defensively.


Cuban League 10-18-16

Camagüey extended to third shock the series by one of the wild cards to the Second Stage of Cuban 2016-17 season, when Tuesday night rallied from a 3-0 adverse imposing ended 5-4 to Las Tunas, in a crowded Candido Gonzalez stadium, which drew more than 10,000 spectators.  (Translated)

Baseball de Cuba

Endy Chavez Recalls Catch Ten Years Later

Endy Chavez and his Bridgeport Bluefish teammates were on the road battling the New Britain Bees earlier this year when the Bees took Chavez on a trip down memory lane.

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