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Viva El Birdos Feb 17, 2017
2017 VEB Community Projections: Adam Wainwright

2017 VEB Community Projections: Adam Wainwright

Will the veteran bounce back? Adam Wainwright spent the 2016 season very much looking like a 34-year-old pitcher who hadn’t pitched in a year. He walked more hitters since his first year starting back in 2007, gave up more home runs than at any time in his career, and a ground ball rate that hovered around 50% for most of his career was way down to 44%. Add in a weak defense and some poor luck sequencing, and he ended up with an ugly 4.62 ERA. All that said, Wainwright wasn’t terrible last season. His walks were up, but they weren’t too high. His home runs only went up to something...
Elbow injury has Cardinals, Reyes braced for possible extended absence

Elbow injury has Cardinals, Reyes braced for possible extended absence

Pitcher is held out of practice, sent for MRI.
Viva El Birdos Feb 14, 2017
Your favorite Cardinals duos - A Hunt and Peck

Your favorite Cardinals duos - A Hunt and Peck

Love is in the air! It is Valentine’s Day - the day of the year dedicated to sending your affection to those that you love in monetary and generally clique ways! It is lovely and to celebrate here are my favorite Cardinals duos or couples, if you will... Dizzy and Daffy Dean Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst Photo by Jamie Squire/ Carlos Martínez and Michael Wacha Your browser does not support iframes. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright Did I miss any?...
Viva El Birdos Feb 11, 2017
Cardinals news and notes: Wainwright, Arozarena, and Oh

Cardinals news and notes: Wainwright, Arozarena, and Oh

The news and notes of Viva El Birdos dot com So, how about that weather yesterday, right? Temperatures in the seventies, if you live in St. Louis. Pretty awesome. Anyway, it’s still not baseball season. But it will be soon. The St. Louis Cardinals will have games and that will be cool and good. In the meantime, here is some premium baseball content to whet your baseballing appetite. Adam Wainwright I wrote about Adam Wainwright’s place in Cardinals history. While he doesn’t quite stack up with Bob Gibson’s counting stats, one can make a reasonable case that he is indeed the...
Viva El Birdos Feb 10, 2017
Who will be the Cardinals Opening Day starter? - A Hunt and Peck

Who will be the Cardinals Opening Day starter? - A Hunt and Peck

It really doesn’t matter that much, but we still want to know. Here is a list of the Cardinals Opening Day starting pitchers since 2012: Adam Wainwright That is it. That is the list. But now, as the metaphorical torch passes on, there may be a new name to add to this list. Per Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, when asked about starting Opening Day Carlos Martínez had this to say: I respect (Wainwright). But I want (to start the first game). El Gallo is talented and driven, and he represents the newest wave of Cardinals. With his new contract, he is tied with Dexter...
Viva El Birdos Feb 10, 2017
Adam Wainwright’s rank among Cardinals pitchers

Adam Wainwright’s rank among Cardinals pitchers

He still (hopefully) has years to add to his resume, but entering 2017, where does the veteran starter rank in Cardinals lore? The 2004 St. Louis Cardinals could have easily won 110 games. Saying that any team in history could have easily won 110 games seems absurd, even if we were to refer to one of the handful of teams that actually did win 110 games. But the 2004 Cardinals won 105 games as the season actually unfolded. Before the season, the team traded J.D. Drew, a year away from free agency, to the Atlanta Braves, and with the Braves, Drew had the best season of his career—8.6...
Viva El Birdos Feb 8, 2017
Adam Wainwright congratulates Kurt Warner - A Hunt and Peck

Adam Wainwright congratulates Kurt Warner - A Hunt and Peck

Using a photo that includes Jon Hamm, of course. Kurt Warner, the quarterback for the St. Louis Rams from 1998 to 2003 and integral component of The Greatest Show on Turf, winning the Super Bowl in 1999, will be inducted into the Pro-Football Hall of Fame. To congratulate him on the honor was fellow beloved St. Louis athlete, Adam Wainwright: Congrats to my friend @kurt13warner on reaching the #ProFootballHallOfFame Thanks for being as good of a role model as you were quarterback https://t.co/QvDMcP3qtx — Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) February 5, 2017 Of course, the photo has...
Viva El Birdos Feb 6, 2017
Adam Wainwright’s Falcons did not win the Super Bowl - A Hunt and Peck

Adam Wainwright’s Falcons did not win the Super Bowl - A Hunt and Peck

Sorry, Adam :( As many Cardinals fans are probably aware, Adam Wainwright is a big football fan. He is also from Georgia. Those facts alone nearly guaranteed his rooting interest in this year’s Super Bowl. Sadly, his team did not win. Such a great game. I'm happy for the @Patriots and #TomBrady but I feel sick for the @AtlantaFalcons Now... who's ready for some baseball — Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) February 6, 2017 We in St. Louis unfortunately know this pain well. But... there is always baseball. what else is going on in baseball... Dodgers, free agent Sergio Romo...
Red Bird Rants Jan 31, 2017

St. Louis Cardinals: Sorry, Adam Wainwright Is Just Getting Old

The St. Louis Cardinals 2017 rotation is filled with question marks, and Adam Wainwright is a major concern. Following a 2015 season lost to an Achilles injury, Adam Wainwright fell flat in 2016 for the St. Louis Cardinals. He had a career-worst ERA and FIP and his highest walk rate since 2007. His strand rate […] St. Louis Cardinals: Sorry, Adam Wainwright Is Just Getting Old - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Viva El Birdos Jan 27, 2017
Adam Wainwright is a Star Wars fan - A Hunt and Peck

Adam Wainwright is a Star Wars fan - A Hunt and Peck

Earlier this week Adam Wainwright posted this adorable video of his daughter in a brown jacket with the hood up. Perhaps her likeness to this character prompted what he says in the video. Thirty-seven-year-old spoilers ahead! My daughter put this on herself.. and i just couldn't help myself... #theforceisstrongwithher pic.twitter.com/Rwqx7JYQt5 — Adam Wainwright (@UncleCharlie50) January 25, 2017 So adorable! what else is going on in baseball... The 2017 All-Underrated Team of MLB. | Sports on Earth 5 baseball things we can't wait to see this season. | Sports on Earth Book...
Viva El Birdos Jan 26, 2017
Adam Wainwright is up there in age, BABIP

Adam Wainwright is up there in age, BABIP

Another reason to expect a better 2017 So here’s something I didn’t know but probably should have: Opponents’ batting average on balls in play against Adam Wainwright in 2016 was way above the National League average. Thirty-two points above it (.330 vs. .298), in fact. His BABIP was the fourth worst in the National League in 2016, and the worst mark for any Cardinals starter since the mound was lowered in 1969. And, if you go back to 1988 when pitch tracking data first became available, it’s the 23rd worst in the NL out of a total of 1,241 seasons for qualified starters –...
Viva El Birdos Jan 26, 2017
Changing speeds with Alex Reyes

Changing speeds with Alex Reyes

As a hitter, when you are tasked with catching up to 101+ MPH, it is borderline unfair to also have to wait back on a pitch in the mid to high 70’s. The starting rotation of the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals, while potentially exciting, is undeniably loaded with question marks. Will former ace Adam Wainwright bounce back now that he is more than one full season removed from a major injury? Will Lance Lynn find a way to return to his 3+ fWAR ways despite the typical struggles faced by pitchers in their first season back from Tommy John? Will Mike Leake capitalize on his ability to command his...

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