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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.

Cardinals realize their worst fear: Wainwright will miss rest of season

As feared, St. Louis Cardinals ace right-hander Adam Wainwright suffered a ruptured left Achilles’ tendon Saturday and will miss the rest of the season.
Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles tendon

Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles tendon

Wainwright has been a workhorse for the Cardinals, pitching 227 and 241 innings in the past two years.
Viva El Birdos Apr 27, 2015

How will the St. Louis Cardinals go about replacing Adam Wainwright?

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak made an appearance on KMOX Sunday morning to address the injury to Adam Wainwright's Achilles tendon. Mozeliak did not strike a an optimistic note. While noting that nothing will be final until they receive results on Monday from medical testing, the organization expects Wainwright's injury to force the ace to miss the rest of the 2015 season. Mozeliak will address the media on Monday afternoon at Busch Stadium. In all likelihood, Mozeliak will confirm what he indicated Sunday morning: Wainwright will spend the rest of the season on the...
Viva El Birdos Apr 27, 2015

Hunt and Peck: Adam Wainwright can have my Achilles

Isn't that how this works? No? Okay :( Not since Achilles has an ankle injury been so upsetting. Adam Wainwright leaves the field with the help of a trainer after an injury batting. Mitch Harris warming in the bullpen. #STLCards — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 26, 2015 Adam Wainwright possibly forced to exit game after apparent back and/or ankle issue following 5th inning at bat. Mitch Harris likely debuts. — KMOXSports (@KMOXSports) April 26, 2015 Adam Wainwright leaves game after suffering apparent injury while batting. He faced the minimum through 4...
Bless You Boys Apr 27, 2015

The National League should adopt the designated hitter

Baseball fans don't want to see pitchers batting. It's time to make the designated hitter rule universal in Major League Baseball. St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has recorded more wins than any other pitcher in Major League Baseball since 2013. He has finished among the top three pitchers in voting for the National League’s Cy Young Award in both of the past two seasons. On Saturday, he blew out his Achilles tendon while batting, and his season appears to be over. Wainwright isn't the only pitcher suffering from a hitting-related injury. Former Tigers pitcher and Cy...

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