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Viva El Birdos May 18, 2015

Jaime Garcia to come back to the St. Louis Cardinals again for the very first time

St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia's shoulder issues first flared up in 2012. I write "issues" because there have been three. Each alone has proven enough to be career-ending for some pitchers. Yet Garcia is somehow slated to start on Thursday for the Cardinals, the third pitcher to fill in the rotation spot left open by the injury to ace Adam Wainwright. Garcia's rotator cuff and labrum injuries reared their head first. The lefty attempted conservative treatment, pitched ineffectively late in the season and postseason that year, and put together a solid start to the 2013 season...
Tipsheet: Braves thankful for Miller trade

Tipsheet: Braves thankful for Miller trade

The Braves came to regret trading Adam Wainwright to the Cardinals. But now the team might be even after the Shelby Miller trade.
Viva El Birdos May 11, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals injury updates: Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk, Marco Gonzales, and Jaime Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball as MLB enters play on May 11. But the Cardinals have had to overcome a string of injuries while achieving their 22-9 tally. While Adam Wainwright is lost for the season with an Achilles tendon injury and may not be ready for opening day 2016, the other St. Louis injuries are less serious. On the club's first off-day in three weeks, it's time to update ourselves on where the various Cardinals who have been placed on the disabled list (or on "day-to-day" status) are in their respective recoveries. Matt Carpenter Manager Mike Matheny...
Viva El Birdos May 9, 2015

An early look at the Cardinals' defense

The Cardinals defense is off to a very good start this year, and the team is getting great defensive performances from both expected and unexpected places. The Cardinals have gotten off to a great start so far this season, highlighted by their good run scoring and great run prevention. As a team, the Cardinals have the best ERA in baseball (2.53), are third in FIP (3.16) and pitching fWAR (4.6), and eighth in xFIP (3.60). Based on their team FIP and xFIP, it may not be reasonable to expect the Cardinals to continue to have the best team ERA in baseball. (The losses of Adam Wainwright and...
Viva El Birdos May 4, 2015

Tyler Lyons: The St. Louis Cardinals' second choice to replace Adam Wainwright

In a KMOX interview on Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals general manager indicated that Tyler Lyons will start on Tuesday. Lyons becomes the second lefty in as many times through the rotation to take the turn left vacant by ace Adam Wainwright's season-ending Achilles tendon injury. The Cardinals added Tim Cooney to the 40-man roster and gave him the first crack at replacing Wainwright, but demoted the southpaw after a 2 1/3-inning start against the lowly Phillies. It was somewhat surprising to see the Cardinals cut bait on Cooney after just one start, even though the club had a need for relief...
Viva El Birdos May 2, 2015

St. Louis Cardinas roster matrix: Post-Wainwright injury and Cooney experiment edition

Let's try this again. On Friday I posted an updated version of the St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster matrix that reflected the roster shuffle of the preceding week. About 30 minutes later, the Cardinals announced another round of roster moves. Over the past week the Cardinals have made the following roster moves: Sunday: Adam Wainwright to 15-day DL Sunday: Catcher Cody Stanley promoted to St. Louis Thursday: Wainwright to 60-day DL (which removed him from the 40-man roster) Thursday: Stanley optioned to Triple-A Thursday: Lefthanded starter Tim Cooney added to 40-man and active 25-man...
Viva El Birdos May 2, 2015

An early look at the trade market for starting pitchers

With the loss of Adam Wainwright, some have speculated that the Cardinals could look to add a starting pitcher from outside their organization. Here's a look at some of the starting pitchers who could be on the trading block. With Adam Wainwright done for the season with an Achilles injury, the Cardinals' first move was to turn to in-house options to fill his spot. As Ben pointed out earlier this week, the Cardinals have plenty of viable internal options, although the top two (Marco Gonzales and Jaime Garcia) are currently on the DL. After Tim Cooney's rough debut Thursday, the Cardinals...
Viva El Birdos May 1, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Game 22 open thread - May 1, 2015

Lance Lynn vs. A.J. Burnett The St. Louis Cardinals announced a series of rosters moves Friday afternoon. St. Louis placed outfielder Tommy Pham on the 60-day DL, which opened a spot on the club's 40-man roster for righthanded reliever Miguel Socolovich. To make room for Socolovich on the 25-man active roster, the Cardinals demoted Tim Cooney to Triple-A Memphis. Barring injury, Cooney must stay in the minors for at least ten days so the next time Adam Wainwright's rotation turn comes around it will be either Carlos Villanueva or Tyler Lyons taking the ball. For what it's worth: Carlos...
Viva El Birdos May 1, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals roster matrix: Post-Wainwright to the 60-day DL edition

What does the St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster matrix look like after this week's shuffle? The St. Louis Cardinals announced this week that ace Adam Wainwright would miss the next 10 or 12 months due to an Achilles tendon injury that necessitated corrective surgery. Wainwright underwent surgery on Thursday; that same day the Cardinals promoted lefty Tim Cooney to St. Louis to take Wainwright's turn in the rotation. In order to make room for Cooney on the Cards' 40-man roster, St. Louis placed Wainwright on the 60-day disabled list, which removes him from the 40-man. As a result, the...
Viva El Birdos May 1, 2015

Hunt and Peck: Adam Wainwright is out for the season, everyone is sad

They apparently could not not just use my perfectly good Achilles. Adam Wainwright is officially out for the season with a torn left Achilles http://t.co/2k7itre4ZA pic.twitter.com/OaFFmXH1MH — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 27, 2015 Cardinals confirm Adam Wainwright is done for season with torn Achilles http://t.co/KjqIE1ckPo — HardballTalk (@HardballTalk) April 27, 2015 Cardinals' fears realized: Adam Wainwright out for season w/ torn left Achilles. He'll have surgery later this week. http://t.co/gUOWjFBwPl — Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) April 27, 2015 From...
Viva El Birdos May 1, 2015

Tim Cooney, first-pitch strikes, and second chances

Tim Cooney flopped in his MLB debut, but the lefty will likely get more chances to prove himself a viable back-end starter. On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals called lefty Tim Cooney up to the majors to make his big-league debut. First, there were roster machinations to go through. Cooney was not on the St. Louis 40-man roster, so he could not be on the active 25-man roster. The Cardinals created an empty spot on the 40-man roster by placing Adam Wainwright on the 60-day disabled list. But the active 25-man roster was still full, so St. Louis demoted Cody Stanley to Triple-A Memphis and...
Bernie: Cards must ride a strong bullpen

Bernie: Cards must ride a strong bullpen

Adam Wainwright's season-ending injury left the rotation unsettled. But an innings void could put pressure and strain on Cards relievers.
Viva El Birdos Apr 30, 2015

Peter Bourjos Shows Off His Speed On Both Offense And Defense, Pitching Dominant

Bourjos had a nice night at the plate going 2 for 4 with a triple, and the offense rounded out an attack with 5 players pitching in with an RBI. The pitching remained dominant in an average Carlos Martinez start where he wasn't quite in top form but still brilliant. And the bullpen is best in the National League by fangraphs WAR with a 1.88 ERA. This could very well be like what kind of team this is. The offense scoring 4 or 5 runs, or even 3 runs, and it being good enough for the win. The 2015 Cardinals have an incredible pitching staff, even without its ace, Adam Wainwright. To be able to...
The Cardinal Nation Apr 28, 2015

KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Wainwright’s Injury Aftermath

Brian Walton discusses Adam Wainwright’s injury and the St. Louis Cardinals with Ross Peterson and Chris Williams of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Cards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season because of a torn left Achilles tendon.

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