Showing posts with label Fernando Vina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fernando Vina. Show all posts

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday, November 25, 2013

Jhonny Peralta Is Right Player At The Right Price

First of all, don’t worry about the money. The Cardinals have a lot of it. Piles of it. There’s plenty of cash on hand to take care of urgent business, and the Cardinals enticed Jhonny Peralta to St. Louis to become their new shortstop.

Bernie Bytes

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Busch Stadium Good Place To See 'Mississippi'

Baseball has had its characters over the years, and St. Louis baseball has them on both sides of the stadium walls.

Joe's St. Louis

Sunday, July 21, 2013

George Kissell's Teachings Have Become 'The Cardinal Way'

For almost 70 years, from 1940 when he signed his first minor league contract and until his death in 2008, there was always George Kissell in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Always.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Matt Carpenter's Unique Season

Hall of Famer Lou Brock had 118 stolen bases for the Cardinals in 1974, and 117 occurred in his role as the team's leadoff hitter.

Bernie Bytes

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Albert Pujols Eager To See His 'Boys'

When Albert Pujols is preparing to play a West Coast game involving his Los Angeles Angels, he often finds himself watching the early baseball around the majors on television, specifically the games of one team, the Cardinals.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Who Were Biggest Draft Busts In Cardinals History?

With the MLB amateur player draft now just a week away, attention is beginning to build about who the Cardinals will take with their two first-round selections, the 19th and 28th overall picks in the draft.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Matt Carpenter, Onbase Machine

Of the many positive developments that have catapulted the 34-17 Cardinals to baseball’s best record, the emergence of Matt Carpenter as an onbase machine at the leadoff position ranks high on the list.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Kolten Wong Latest Start At 2B; Adds To Intrigue At Position

If Daniel Descalso represents the incumbency and Matt Carpenter the bright shiny object set to challenge him immediately, Kolten Wong must represent something altogether different.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Some Thoughts, Context, & Details On The Pick

My story on Kolten Wong has been filed and should be updated on Cardinals.com in a bit. But I had a few things I wanted to add, because surprisingly 1000 words is not enough. I don’t know who I’m turning into, but whatever.

Friday, May 20, 2011

If Cardinals Don't Have A Second Baseman, They'll Make One

Whether he was discussing Anthony Reyes as starter, Ryan Ludwick as cleanup hitter or, more recently, Mitchell Boggs as closer, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa says there are "boxes" that must be checked when it comes to taking over those roles. They're job prerequisites, hurdles that must be cleared for consideration, and La Russa usually has a litany of them.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cardinals Offensive Explosion Continues

During Friday night’s St. Louis Cardinals game, another lop-sided victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles, researcher Tom Orf was pounding out the factoids, or should I say the tweets.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cleaning Up The Scrap

Many times during off-season articles, writers like to focus on lists over the history of the franchise. These articles focus on the best players at each position, the best players over a time frame, and the best seasons the team put together.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cardinals Gear Up For Winter Warm-Up

The Cardinals' annual Winter Warm-Up this weekend at the Hyatt Regency will feature autograph-signing sessions by virtually every player who figures to make the 2011 roster, plus there will be signings by many Cardinals stars of the past.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Could Dan Uggla Become Another Fernando Vina?

Even considering a trade for Florida’s Dan Uggla would require a major change in strategy for the St. Louis Cardinals, but it has been done before.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Decade Of Cardinals Gold Glove & Silver Slugger Excellence

With 21 Gold Glove Awards over the last ten years, the St. Louis Cardinals almost doubled the next closest team and added another 13 Sliver Slugger Awards.