Here are my Top Five Cardinal Stories for 2009. 1. Making the Playoffs despite having the baseball pundits pick the Cubs to win the Central.2. The Cardinals trading Brett Wallace, Peterson and Mortensen for Matt Holliday.3. Whitey Herzog becomes a Hall Of Famer.4. Skip Schumaker's transition to Secondbase.5. Cards Sign Shelby miller
News coming in from Derrick Goold that the Cardinals and Matt Holliday are close to an agreement. Sources with knowledge of the negotiations said progress is "strong" and a resolution could come as early as next week. Holliday’s representatives and Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed ongoing talks."I’m still hopeful," Mozeliak wrote in a text … Continue reading Cardinals Close to signing Holliday!
After a disastrous season in which, among other things, they hit the fewest home runs in the major leagues, the New York Mets were determined to bolster their feeble offensive production. They made their first significant move of the offseason to address that deficiency Tuesday, when they agreed with slugging outfielder Jason Bay on a … Continue reading Mets Grab Jason Bay
Will Felipe Lopez return to the Cardinals? According to the St.Louis Post-Dispatch the Cardinals could be looking at Lopez since the departure of DeRosa. Lopez has played mostly at second base, some at left field and 83 starts at third base. Signing Lopz could soften the blow of losing DeRosa.
The San Francisco Giants have reached a preliminary agreement with infielder Mark DeRosa on a two-year contract. Giants spokesman Jim Moorehead said the 34-year-old passed a physical Monday and the team planned to formally announce his deal today.One of general manager Brian Sabean's top priorities this offseason was upgrading the Giants' offense — and acquiring … Continue reading Farewell, Mark DeRosa
Roberto Gallardo is opening a new Ozzie's Sports Bar & Grill in the Washington Avenue Loft District downtown.Named after former Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith, the restaurant will begin build-out in January at 1511 Washington Ave. Construction is set to be completed by April 12, the Cardinals’ 2010 home opener.The restaurant will be based on the … Continue reading Ozzie’s New Sports Bar
St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Daryl Jones, who graduated from Spring (Texas) High School in 2005, took a giant step forward in his pursuit to make the big leagues when he was added to the 40-man roster Nov. 24 in order to protect him from the Rule-5 draft.Jones hit .279 with three homers and 29 RBI … Continue reading Daryl Jones: Cardinal Prospect
According to ESPN Insider, the Cardinals are among the teams looking into Ben Sheets, along with the Cubs, Mets, Brewers, Mariners, Rays, and Angels. I am wondering if this means that the Cardinals are going in a different direction. I believe the Cardinals are looking for another starting pitcher and some defensive players. I have … Continue reading Cardinals Looking At Sheets
Want to wish all my readers a Wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year. I also want to take this time to share what I am thankful for. First of all, I am thankful for a wonderful family and health. Secondly, I am thankful for the success of the McBrayer-Baseball Blog. I am reaching a … Continue reading Merry Christmas!!!!!!
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will install a portrait of Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Sept. 22. Painted by artist Everett Raymond Kinstler, the life-sized portrait measures 60 by 50 inches and was commissioned to commemorate Lasorda’s legacy as part of the Dodger’s organization. Sept. 22 … Continue reading Tommy Lasorda in the Smithsonian?