I am not too surprise to see this happening especially right before the Cardinals series with the Central League leading Brewers. The Cardinals decided to send down Kolten Wong and Shane Robinson to their AAA team Memphis Redbirds. Both Wong and Robinson have been struggling at the plate. The Cardinals decided to bring up Greg Garcia and Randal Grichuk, which both players have been hitting very well in the minor leagues. Greg Garcia can play short stop and second base while Grichuck will share time with Jon Jay in the outfield. With the way the Cardinals have been playing and the unusual power outage I had a feeling they would either bring up some of the young talent like Oscar Tavarez or Joey Butler. I even thought they would make a trade to bolster their hitting problems. So I guess we will wait and see what will happen next. The Cardinals for sure will stick with Ellis at second base for now and let Descalso help out when needing a break.
Just caught this story via twitter, at first I was like really? Come on Hollywood! Why would you hype Yasiel’s life even more. I do know the story on how he escape Cuba that involved Drug Lords but how credible is his story? Why not a movie about Marlins Pitcher Jose Fernandez? He escaped with his mom while dodging bullets and while on the boat he saved his mom that fell off the boat into the sea. Well at least Director Brett Ratner that did movies like Red Dragon, X-Men and Rush Hour will be connected to the Yasiel Puig movie. I wonder what the movie will be called? Escape from Cuba?
A few days ago Cardinals rookie outfielder decided to change agents. He is now being represented by Dan Lozano and Brian Meija of MVP Sports Group. Why would he choose Dan Lozano? I know he has some elite players that are in his stable like Albert Pujols, Joey Votto, Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran and Mike Piazza. Lozano has been targeted in some allegations of using prostitutes and liquor to his clients to sign. No news on why Tavares changed Agencies.
It’s time once again for St. Louis canines to “bark” on the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Saturday, June 14 for the tenth annual Purina® Pooches in the Ballpark event, presented by Schnucks.
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I just learned that Hal Smith had passed away at the age of 82, the cause od death is not known. Hal known as cornerstone catcher in the late 1950’s had caught the likes of Larry Jackson, Lindy McDaniel, and Bob Gibson. He was also an All-Star Catcher for the Cardinals in 1957 and 1959. His best year was 1959 when he hit 13 Home Runs, 50 RBIs, and a .270 batting average. In 1965 he played briefly for the Pirates and eventually became a coach and a scout for several teams. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Smith family.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Senior Vice President and General Manager John Mozeliak has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team through the 2018 season.
source: St. Louis Cardinals News Release