St. Louis Cardinals

Does Jon Jay Have a Deal With the Luck Dragons?

Jon Jay remains something of a mystery to fans of the Cardinals.  The mystery is this: Is he a very lucky hitter, or a good one? Over 835 plate appearances Jay has a BABIP of .342. For the uninitiated, BABIP stands for batting average on balls in play. Typically around 29-31% of the balls a […]

The Roster is Set

Per Jenifer Langosch, the opening day roster is set: Starting pitchers (5): Kyle Lohse, Jaime Garcia, Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, Jake Westbrook Relievers (7): Jason Motte (closer), Fernando Salas, Marc Rzepczynski, J.C. Romero, Kyle McClellan, Mitchell Boggs, Scott Linebrink Catchers (2): Yadier Molina, Tony Cruz Infielders (6): Lance Berkman, Daniel Descalso, Tyler Greene, Rafael Furcal, David Freese, Matt Carpenter Outfielders […]

Carpenter’s Nerves

Chris Carpenter must hate election years, because during the last three of them he has some sort of nerve issue that slows him down. The news of his injury is less than shocking, yet it’s still a bummer. Carpenter is 36, threw a zillion innings last year and has a bit of an injury history, […]

Why I’m excited for the 2012 baseball season

Last season left off in euphoria, and how much things have changed this off-season. No Pujols. No La Russa. And no Jeff Luhnow (!) who has taken the helm of the Houston Astros after turning the Cardinal’s farm system from tumbleweeds to one of the highest rated systems in the minors. As someone who has interviewed Jeff […]