Watching FSN and seeing the new Cardinal Spring Training hats, I must reconsider. Maybe it is better to buy a urinal. You could wear it on your head. It’s got to look better than those hideous looking things. Did anyone see how incredibly bad Reyes’ flat bill style looked? I may have nightmares about that tonight. Not to offend anyone, if you have bought the new style hat, I am positive it looks great on you.
After a checkup on his left wrist Monday, Juan Encarnacion said he’s about a week away from hitting off a tee. He is quoted as saying, “We’re taking it slow.” How is that different from how he played the outfield most of the time?
According to Derrick Gould, “Pujols was the lone Cardinal stalwart to leap into live BP on Tuesday, the first day of full-squad workouts at Roger Dean Stadium. David Eckstein, Scott Rolen, Scott Spiezio and Preston Wilson took batting practice on a distant field, took some infield and had a light day. Jim Edmonds, the left behind piece of the Cardinals’ nucleus, remained in the clubhouse, getting treatment and moving into his locker. New Redbird pitcher Ryan Franklin threw to hitters for the first time Tuesday. Franklin had good pop to his stuff, good action on his breaking ball. ” As of now, he is my choice to win the fifth starter job.
The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that after throwing a bullpen session Monday, Kerry Wood (shoulder) said he plans to avoid throwing a curveball this season.
FutureRedbirds has a story on Cardinals’ 5th round pick Shane Robinson. I agree with erik that Robinson could end up a bench player or worse. But look, David Eckstein is the current World Series MVP.
Good stuff over at Vivaelbirdos.
As you can tell, not much news today. Back Wednesday with a look at top pitching prospect Jaime Garcia.