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Viva El Birdos Nov 27, 2015

Cardinals Rumors: David Price, Ben Zobrist, Jason Heyward

The Cardinals appear to be very active in Hot Stove action this winter. Two years ago, the Cardinals' major need was a starting shortstop, and they signed Jhonny Peralta before Thanksgiving. One year ago at this time, they had already identified and traded for a starting right fielder and bullpen help in Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden. With their shopping completed before Black Friday, the Cardinals avoided the rush of moves following Thanksgiving and into the winter meetings. This year will be different. The Cardinals need a bat, and they might need a pitcher, and in the early going, they...
Viva El Birdos Nov 19, 2015

Bryce Harper wins MVP, Carpenter, Heyward, Rosenthal pick up votes

Bryce Harper won National MVP unanimously, but Matt Carpenter, Jason Heyward, and Trevor Rosenthal picked up down-ballot votes. Bryce Harper had an incredible season in 2015, hitting 42 home runs to go along with a .330/.460/.649 hitting line. This historic offensive output was rewarded tonight as Harper was awarded the National League MVP in a unanimous vote. Paul Goldschmidt received more than half of the second-place votes to finish in second, followed by Joey Votto, Anthony Rizzo, and Andrew McCutchen. Perhaps a testament to the total team effort put forth by the Cardinals as well as a...
Viva El Birdos Nov 19, 2015

2015 SBNation MLB Awards: Cardinals celebration of the year

Help vote for the best Cardinal celebration! On Monday we began this whole awards shebang with the hitter of the year voting. The awards mayhem moved on to Tuesday, where I asked for your help in deciding the pitcher of the year. On Wednesday, we got into some team specific awards where we try to determine the Cardinals defensive play of the year. Jason Heyward and Carlos Martinez are currently in a dog-fight for the top stop, so go cast your vote now! Today we move on to a really fun topic: Celebration of the year. I know the narrative about the Cardinals is that they are the stodgy,...
Viva El Birdos Nov 17, 2015

A year ago the Cardinals traded Shelby Miller for Jason Heyward - A Hunt and Peck

and the people rejoiced. I love Shelby Miller, do not get me wrong here, but Jason Heyward... A year ago today the Cardinals and Braves made the trade that would send the hard-throwing righty to Altanta in exchange for the slick-fielding, fast running, perfectly sculpted, brilliantly smiling... err... rightfielder. #SignJasonHeyward Your browser does not support iframes. what else is going on in baseball... Your team should pay for a pitcher now because next year's free agents stink | SBNation.com Which team's rotation overachieved most in 2015? | FOX Sports A look at 10 possible Ben...
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 17, 2015

MLB trade rumors: Could Jason Heyward land with the Yankees?

Heyward, 26, has 97 home runs in six seasons
Viva El Birdos Nov 15, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals podcast: Lance Lynn, Mark Buehrle, David Price, Alex Reyes, Ben Zobrist, and Jason Heyward

Viva El Birdos editor emeritus Aaron Finkel joined site manager Ben Humphrey on the evening of November 15, 2015, to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals. This being the offseason, the duo discussed the Hot Stove, which is heating up. Specifically, they talked about: Lance Lynn Mark Buehrle David Price Alex Reyes Marco Gonzales Jason Heyward Ben Zobrist
River Ave. Blues Nov 13, 2015

Friday Links: Braves, Upton, Severino, Chen, Marlins, Cuba

Hang in there, the weekend is only a few hours away. Here are a handful of stray links and notes to check out and help pass the time. Yankees, Braves talked Upton and Severino last year Last offseason the Yankees and Braves discussed a potential blockbuster trade that would have brought Jason Heyward and Andrelton […] The post Friday Links: Braves, Upton, Severino, Chen, Marlins, Cuba appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Halos Heaven Nov 12, 2015

Low profile options for Angels' left field hole

In a free agent pool rich with high-end outfield talent, should the Angels take the more conservative approach to fill their void in left? It is real easy to look over the list of current free agents and drool over the prospect Jason Heyward, Alex Gordon, Justin Upton or Yoenis Cespedes manning left field alongside Mike Trout and Gold Glove-winning Kole Calhoun the next few seasons. While any of those players would undoubtably provide an immense boost to the squad both offensively and defensively, all would also put a pretty large dent in the team's payroll the next few years and all but...
Viva El Birdos Nov 11, 2015

Signing David Price or Zack Greinke makes some sense for the St. Louis Cardinals, but...

Sign Jason Heyward. ...that does not mean they should do it. With the unsettling, but not particularly surprising news that Lance Lynn will miss all of 2016 as he recovers from Tommy John surgery, many have wondered whether or not this should lead to a change in offseason plans for the St. Louis Cardinals. When Lynn was believed to be healthy and a qualifying offer was extended to John Lackey, priority number one was very clearly re-signing 26-year-old outfielder Jason Heyward. Now, with Lynn out for 2016, arguments have been presented that filling a #2- to #3-sized hole in the starting...
Viva El Birdos Nov 9, 2015

Can the St. Louis Cardinals afford Jason Heyward?

Heyard is likely to command a long-term contract with a hefty salary this winter. Do the Cardinals have the payroll flexibility to sign him? You may have heard that Jason Heyward, one of the best position players in baseball, is a free agent and that the St. Louis Cardinals have interest in signing him. Entering his age-26 season, Heyward is poised for a large payday—perhaps in the $180- to $200-million range. Setting aside the question of whether the Cardinals should sign Heyward (a question VEB writers have delved into previously this young offseason), I thought it might do us well to...
Braves Journal Nov 8, 2015

The 44 Greatest Atlanta Braves, #32: Jason Heyward (by bledsoe)

No. 32: Jason Heyward LH Hitting, LH Throwing Outfielder Braves Seasons: 2010-2014 .262/.351/.429, 84 HR, 292 RBI, 367 RS, 63 SB, 114 OPS+ The Braves legend on Jay-Hey is that they identified him as a stud as a teenager in Atlanta metro travel leagues and successfully salted him away from the prying eyes of other […]
Denver Post Nov 7, 2015
Colorado Rockies likely not

Colorado Rockies likely not "free" thinkers

Baseball's free-agent market is stocked with plentiful and tempting talent - from pitchers Zack Greinke and David Price, to outfielders Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Alex Gordon, to slugging first baseman Chris Davis.
Mets 360 Nov 7, 2015

Jason Heyward should be a Met in 2016

Jason Heyward is going to get paid this off-season, and he’s going to get paid a lot. Part of that has to do with how Major League Baseball free agency works, what with insane contracts that get crazier and crazier…Read more →
Viva El Birdos Nov 7, 2015

If not Heyward, then who?

Jason Heyward appears to be the Cardinals' number one priority this offseason. If Heyward signs elsewhere, who might the Cardinals turn to? The biggest question for the Cardinals this offseason is whether or not they will be able to bring back Jason Heyward. Heyward was the Cardinals' most valuable player by fWAR this season, and John Mozeliak has expressed a strong interest in bringing him back, calling him "a tremendous fit on this club." With that being said, we have not seen much discussion of what the Cardinals might do if Heyward ends up signing somewhere else. Because Heyward is...
Viva El Birdos Nov 6, 2015

Jason Heyward unanimously chosen as Fielding Bible recipient - A Hunt and Peck

Because Jason Heyward is good at defencing. The Fielding Bible is an award given to one player from each position in the majors. Winners are chosen by a panel of twelve experts, awarding points to ten players for each position, ten for first, one for tenth, with a perfect score being 120. Each vote is then documented in the Bill James Handbook for the following year. This year Jason Heyward was selected unanimously as the Fielding Bible recipient in right field, appearing on every voters' ballot. Per The Fielding Bible: Jason Heyward now has six straight years of double-digit Defensive...

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