The St. Louis Cardinals today announced that every 2014 regular season game will be televised locally or nationally as well as broadcast on the Cardinals Radio Network.
This afternoon Mike Matheny, John Mozeliak and many of the other Cardinal coaches stuck around to watch Almedys Diaz show off his skills to the Cardinals Brass. The Cardinals will make a formal offer to his agent Jaime Torres in the next 24 hours. The Post Dispatch reports that Torres expects his client will make a decision to sign by Friday or Saturday. The rumors do swirl that Diaz could get as much as $30 million. The teams that are most interested includes not only the Cardinals but the Yankees, Giants, Mariners, Bluejays and the Padres. Diaz a defector from Cuba hopes to being playing on a major league team like his Cuban brothers Yasiel Puig and Alexei Ramirez. At this time the Yankees seem to be the favorite to land Diaz but I think the Cardinals still have a chance in signing this rising star. Diaz can play all three infield positions and is very advance at the plate.
Today on Valentines Day Jake Westbrook announces his retirement from baseball. As a free agent there was no interest in Jake which made it even easier for him to retire after thirteen years as a pitcher. In a interview with Rob Rains he talks about he desire of wanting to spend more time with his family. Known as a pretty good innings eater pitcher, Westbrook finishes his career with a 105-103 record and 4.32 ERA in 1,748 innings for the Indians, Cardinals, and Yankees, including four 200-inning campaigns and one trip to the All-Star game in 2004. Oh, and more than $70 million in career earnings.
ST. LOUIS, MO (February 12, 2014) – The St. Louis Cardinals, The Cordish Companies and PBR (Professional Bull Riders, Inc.) announced today that PBR St. Louis will expand and add a new component to their brand with The Barn at PBR St. Louis, opening at Ballpark Village this Spring.
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Today the Cardinals signed right handed reliever Pat Neshek to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. I am quite impressed with this signing for a couple of reasons. First of all Neshek held righties to a .219 average in 2013 and has held them to a .181 ERA in his seven seasons in the majors. His unusual way of pitching side armed gives him a huge chance to make the Cardinals bullpen as another power arm.