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Viva El Birdos Jul 22, 2016

Evaluating the fielding of Stephen Piscotty

As Jason Heyward's heir in right field, Stephen Piscotty has been even more productive at the plate, but what are we to make of Piscotty's defense? When Jason Heyward signed with the Chicago Cubs last December 11, Stephen Piscotty instantly became one of the most popular players on the St. Louis Cardinals. Piscotty had built up a nice cult following during the 2015 season, in which he managed a 133 wRC+ in 256 plate appearances and showed great resilience by working his way back from a gruesome injury (given the target audience of this site, certainly most of you have seen the video to...
Viva El Birdos Jul 21, 2016

Cards News and Notes: Heyward, Chapman, Ali

Yesterday's VEB Here is all your VEB links to yesterday, July 20th Thank God the Cardinals didn't sign Jason Heyward: Ben Godar's well-reasoned article on why signing Heyward would have only made the Cards' outlook worse. The Cardinals should not acquire Aroldis Chapman: Alex's piece on why the asking price for Chapman will be way too large to justify.. On July 19, 1996, Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic Torch: Yesterday's Hunt and Peck Cards vs. Padres gamethread 1: check out VEB's takes as they happened in the makeup game Luke Voit Homers For Springfield; Vince Jackson Goes Deep For State...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 20, 2016

Giants pounded in Fenway

Red Sox hit five home runs off Giants pitchers and sweep two-game set with 11-7 win.
Viva El Birdos Jul 20, 2016

Thank God the Cardinals didn't sign Jason Heyward

Most of us believed the former Cardinal was the best free agent on the market. What this article presupposes is, maybe he wasn't? It's been a frustrating season for the St. Louis Cardinals, from shaky bullpen management to injuries to continued, head-scratching moves from the manager. But hey, at least they didn't sign Jason Heyward. In the interests of full disclosure, I thought that they should sign Heyward. While I was always a little cool on his offensive production, his defense and baserunning consistently grade out as excellent, and most importantly, as I wrote last October, his age...

Heyward: 'Huge to come home and start off this way'

Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward talks about how the teams fundamentals have been key following a 3-1 win over the Rangers.

Hammel is feeling good after Cubs win

Jason Hammel discusses what worked well for him in a performance that led to a Cubs win.

Hammel prescribed potato chips for health

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel discusses how his doctor prescribed him potato chips over the All-Star break to help with his cramps.

Kyle Busch wins 82nd career Xfinity race in dominating fashion at New Hampshire

Kyle Busch keeps resetting his own records, winning his 82nd Xfinity race at New Hampshire.

Maddon: 'It's all about confidence'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses where the teams confidence level is at following two wins in a row over the Texas Rangers.

Bulls officially sign Denzel Valentine

The Bulls have officially signed 2016 first-round pick Denzel Valentine to a contract. Valentine announced the news via his twitter and instagram accounts:Its
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 5, 2016

Mike Napoli lifts Indians to 5-3 win against Detroit Tigers with seventh-inning home run

Fans at Progressive Field had to wait until Tuesday morning to see it, but Mike Napoli delivered one of the loudest home runs of the season and lifted the Indians to a 5-3 win against the Detroit Tigers. Monday’s sellout on July 4th was delayed two hours and 21 minutes due to rain. As the clock ticked over to Tuesday, the Indians and Tigers were still tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning. With Francisco Lindor on first after a walk, Napoli crushed a Bruce Rondon offering 430 feet two-thirds of the way up the bleacher seats in left field to break the deadlock and put the...
CSN Chicago Jun 27, 2016

STL on Heyward plate struggles: 'Give him some more time'

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Jason Heywards struggles at the plate.

MLB Player News

Jason Heyward Photos