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Cardinals Add 3 Pitchers

Brad Furnish (photo by Dustin Mattison)

Brad Furnish (photo by Dustin Mattison)

The St. Louis Cardinals invited three more pitchers to big league camp on Tuesday. Left-handers Brad Furnish and Katsuhiko Maekawa will join right-hander Shaun Garceau when pitchers and catchers report on February 14.

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Adam Kennedy Released

Adam Kennedy at Winter Warm UP

Adam Kennedy at the Winter Warm UP

Adam Kennedy was released today after the club was unnable to trade him per his request.  While Kennedy’s offense left much to be desired, many defensive metrics had him as among the best second basemen in the league last year.  It is interesting that this would happen shortly after the club announced it’s plans to try Skip Schumacher at second base…

Michael Riehn

(Photo courtesy of Dustin Mattison)


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It’s alive

Yes, it has been a while.  I mean, wordpress has really changed things since I was posting regularly.

I hope you have all seen my work at the Birdhouse.  We are counting down the St. Louis Cardinals Top 40 prospects every Monday-Friday so I hope you are reading.

Also, the Seamheads Historical Baseball League should be starting very soon.  I will get to take my All-Time Cardinals team up against some of baseball’s best including Bill James, Curt Schilling, and Derrick Goold.  Check here for updates.

Rumors from Joel Sherman have Khalil Greene being traded soon.  He believes that Greene could be on his way to the Gateway City.  The 29 year old does provide good power but even during his 27 home run 2007, his OBP was only .291.

I believe I will be updating on a more regular basis.  How regular, I am not quite sure.

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Thinking about the draft and Colby upsets Fidel

 The video above is Missouri pitcher Aaron Crowe.  I have just started looking at next year’s draft and he is one of the top pitchers on the board at this point and time.  I don’t think he will make it to number 13.

Colby and the boys defeated Cuba to win the World Cup.

Be sure to check out my Players of the Year for Palm Beach and Batavia

The Birdhouse named its Cardinals Minor League Reliever of the Year.

Keep checking back because I will post more draft related material and I have more prospect pics to post.


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First off, I would like to mention that this website’s namesake, Whitey Herzog was nominated for the Hall of Fame last week.   

I have a story on the Minor League Free Agent Market over at the Birdhouse. 

 Also at the Birdhouse we are doing our Players of the Year for each Minor League Affiliate.  So far Johnson City, GCL/DSL/VSL, and Springfield have been reviewed.  My Batavia winners will be published on Tuesday. 

 The Free Agent spending frenzy starts soon.  Where’s Eck going? 

Blake Dewitt is hitting .326/.396/.457 in the Arizona Fall League. 

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Maybe this is proof that Mo is his own man and TLR is not in charge.  So’s option was turned down. has a look at the Cardinals’ Minor League system.  Be sure to check out the interview with Mark Hamilton and Joe Mather.

Brian Walton has an interview with Chris Perez.

Strike a potential starting pitcher off the list.  It looks like Curt Schilling is close to a one year deal with the Red Sox.

Andy Pettitte has declined his option for 2008.  He has said that if he does not return to the Yankees he will retire.

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I have a couple of free stories posted over at the Birdhouse. 

This one could ruffle some feathers.  But if the Cardinals want to strengthen player development and contend in 2008, John Mozeliak will have to think outside the box.

I did a look at the 2003 and 2004 drafts.  Both were headed up by new GM John Mozeliak. 

Brian Walton has photos of Team USA and the Mesa Solar Sox

Blake Dewitt is now hitting .361/.415/.528 in the Arizona Fall League. 

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Happy Halloween

Scary, huh?

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A little bit of this and that

Yes, my posts have been sporadic at best. 

I was hoping that the Rockies would put up more of a fight but I didn’t think they had a chance going into Fenway Park in October.   I was really surprised Aaron Cook looked as good as he did after such a long layoff.  The Rockies will surely be back, but it will be tough in the NL West.

Speaking of the NL West, it looks like the Dodgers are going to have a new boss.  Maybe.

Anyone in Cardinal Nation still want ARod?  If you want a guy with big stats, possibly.  If you want a winner, I am not so sure.

I don’t see the Red Sox letting Lowell get away nor do I see Theo messing with the chemistry of that team.  And that team is loaded with good young talent with more help from the Minors on the way.

No word yet on Antonetti but I have to believe he is the guy.

Blake Dewitt is hitting .375 in the Arizona Fall League which would rank fourth in the AFL if he had more at bats.

It was really good to see Joe Mather get named to the 40 man roster.  He has worked hard and deserves it.

I was disappointed that Renteria went to the Tigers.  I really hope we are not stuck with Eckstein.

Keep checking out the Birdhouse for my most recent articles.

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Mike Maroth Released

According to Brian Walton, Mike Maroth has been released by the St. Louis Cardinals.   After a strong start vs. the Mets in his Cardinal’ debut, Maroth really stunk it up.  I really think he was hurt, but now it will be someone else’s problem.

Jarrett Hoffpauir was the only Cardinal in action in the Arizona Fall league.  Hoff had a hit a walk, and 2 runs scored. 

Project Prospect has its Top 75 list out and the Cardinals made a big splash.  Colby was rated as the number 2 prospect in all of baseball.  Left handed pitcher Jaime Garcia was rated number 64.  Bryan Anderson was rated number 66 (of note he was the number 3 rated catcher on the list). 

Also in the desert, Blake Dewitt was in the lineup at firstbase.  Blake had 3 hits including a double. 

Check out Bryan Anderson’s journal at the Team USA website. 



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