Hi All, I’m pinch hitting for Andy tonight. All the DFRy goodness right after the jump.
AZ took a look at middle infield prospects earlier this week and the one name that stuck out to me that is worth further investigation was Greg Garcia, especially because he has played all of his games at SS this year. So, more on Greg Garcia after the jump.
For the second time in as many years (Maikel Cleto last year) the Cardinals promote a pitcher from AA Springfield right to the major league bullpen. Per BJ Rains of Fox Sports Midwest and Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals are promoting Trevor Rosenthal to pitch in the bullpen.
Rosenthal is not on the 40 man roster, so a corresponding move will need to be made there. Maikel Cleto (coincidentally enough) is headed down to Memphis to make room for Rosenthal on the 25 man roster.
Additionally, keep in mind that if the Cardinals promote Brian Fuentes, they will have to make another spot on the 40 man roster as well.
Some suggestions for players to release from the 40 man roster and subject to waivers are: RHP Chuckie Fick, 1B Mark Hamilton, SS Pete Kozma or C Steve Hill.
UPDATE: Per Derrick Goold, Jaime Garcia has been moved to the 60-day DL, which opens a spot on the 40 man roster.
This week I was able to quickly interview Springfield Cardinals RHP Seth Maness and ask a few questions to the Cardinals farmhand. My questions and his answers after the jump. Thanks to Seth for answering my questions!
I was going to write about another player for today, but with Shelby Miller the hot topic today thanks to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The quote and my analysis are after the jump.
Tyler Lyons has been the second best pitcher for the Memphis Redbirds this year, despite being promoted from Springfield midseason. The best pitcher, Joe Kelly, is holding his own with the big club. The lesson here with Lyons is look past the ERA. We will look past the ERA and much further after the jump.
Jeff in July 2 intn'l signing period
This is not breaking news as the Cardinals announced the signings on July 2nd, but wanted to make sure we addressed this during the holiday week. Analysis after the jump.
All the round 31st through 40th round draftees are after the jump along with all the information I could find on the interwebs on each pick.
Jeff in 2012 MLB Draft, James Ramsey, MLB Draft
I’ve been writing a lot about the draft this year, but with the new rules and the Cardinals’ many picks, this has been a fascinating year with plenty of stories to write about. One that keeps jumping to the forefront again and again is James Ramsey. This is nothing against James Ramey the player (who will start in High-A Palm Beach this week) who can hit and will have to fight to stay in centerfield, but Ramsey the draft pick and the bonus that he received that was a massive overpay by the Cardinals. After the jump is the continuation of my rant/examination.
Jeff in 2012 MLB Draft, MLB Draft
The Cardinals have made official a bunch of draft pick signings over the past few days, so it is time to take a look at where they stand with regards to the draft pick pool allotment. After the jump, I take a look (with handy charts!).