Establishing a starting pitcher appears to be well under way with Jaime Garcia. The minors has produced a handful of players the Cardinals have considered for the hot corner in David Freese, Joe Mather and Allen Craig with the former apparently winning the position. So what’s the next need that will arise? It’s almost certainly right field.
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azruavatar in Allen Craig, Joe Mather, Jon Jay, Tyler Henley
erik in David Freese, Joe Mather
Lots of drama unfolding already this spring. Like most of you, I fully expected Freese to seize the opening day 3B job with Glaus on the DL for the first month of the season or so, but now that scenario is starting to fade away. First we find that Mather was given a big boy number (Lucky 7, which formally was Adam Kennedy’s) and now it’s been revealed Freese is dealing with soreness in his Achilles tendon due to him totaling his car on his way to a fundraiser. Talk about bad timing. But even if Freese was 100%, is he any better than Joe Mather? Seems like a natural 3B would be a better fit, especially considering the season Freese came off of, where he was arguably the system’s most productive player. Let’s take a closer look.
roarke in Amaury Marti, Carlos Pupo, Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Joe Mather
My week at Spring Training is over, but my sunburn should last another week or so. I wasn’t able to post as often as I would have liked due to my computer situation (borrowed) and my schedule (Mrs. roarke). Regardless, I have several hundred pictures of various Cardinals players and prospects – I’ll post some with my impressions after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
roarke in Chris Perez, Colby Rasmus, Jason Motte, Joe Mather
My first day in Jupiter afforded me the opportunity to get a first hand look at some of the prospects we write about for the first time. My first impressions are after the jump.
roarke in Blake Hawksworth, Brian Barton, Colby Rasmus, Joe Mather, Mark Worrell
Yesterday was an ugly day for the Cardinals, losing 20-6 to the Dodgers. My man in Jupiter described the scene as “pathetic”. The good news is that Brian Barton continues to make a strong case for making the team. He went 2-3 yesterday with a triple. Colby Rasmus (who really needs a good nickname, if you ask me) went 1-2 with a double and a run, and Joe Mather went 1-2 with an RBI single and a run scored.
On the pitching side of the prospect ledger, Mark Worrell went one inning and gave up two hits, one a homerun, and walked a man. His spring ERA is now at 6.00, which puts a damper on my hopes that he would make the club out of Spring Training. Blake Hawksworth gave up three runs in two innings of work, but struck out five Dodgers.
Today, Clayton Mortenson started because Anthony Reyes has flu-like symptoms. I will be in Florida starting on Wednesday, so I will be reporting back on what I see with pictures and words.