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Is Descalso the New “Secret Weapon”?

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso has matched a career feat previously accomplished by Jose Oquendo, among others.
Viva El Birdos Aug 28, 2014

The Cardinals have no infield bench

The Cardinals have been thin on the infield all season long, but after trades and injuries the Cardinals are down to just Daniel Descalso. That's what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the bench. Daniel Descalso is the backup first baseman. Who? Daniel Descalso is the backup second baseman. What? Daniel Descalso is the backup third baseman. I don't know Daniel Descalso is the backup shortstop. Why? The opening day roster might be difficult to remember, but Pete Kozma lasted two weeks and three plate appearances before being demoted. Allen Craig was on the...
Viva El Birdos Aug 13, 2014

Mathenaging: Fair & loathing on the St. Louis Cardinals bench

Matheny's notions of fairness to veterans trump the will to win. Last week, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny addressed the subject of Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso’s playing time. The two infielders are the primary reasons that the St. Louis bench is so bad—Descalso due to his lack of any skill other than baserunning and Ellis because his lack of any skill other than fielding. Despite their many warts as players in 2014, Matheny not only defended his one-dimensional bench infielders, he praised them. "We need Descalso in the field. We need Ellis in the field," Matheny said....
With Peralta at DH, Descalso starts at shortstop

With Peralta at DH, Descalso starts at shortstop

Cards turn to Lackey to even series after being demolished Friday night by Orioles.

Matheny looks for chances for Descalso, Ellis; Miller's walks drop

Infielders Daniel Descalso and Mark Ellis have not enjoyed offensive seasons to remember.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 7, 2014
San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/7

San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/7

My friends and I found the link dump! This thing where I insult Kirk Gibson every day is fun. Assessing Adam Dunn’s Pitching AbilityIsn't it a little more special when Adam Dunn pitches than when Daniel Descalso or some other position player does? He's got the big ol' galoot thing going, and he's been around forever, and you couldn't possibly think he'd be any good at it. He's just a big dude having a good time, like Brad Penny at TheLetter2's house. MLB Telecasts On Regional Sports Networks Dominate Prime Time TVOccasionally you'll hear talk about how low ratings for national games or...

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