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Viva El Birdos Aug 17, 2016

Cardinals News and Notes: Tui, Maness, Lynn

Yesterday’s VEB Here’s all of yesterday’s VEB for your easily-linked pleasure: How much money do the Cardinals have to spend this Winter? Craig looks ahead and gives us the payroll picture for the coming off-season. Seth Maness to DL, Sam Tuivailala to St. Louis: Maness goes to the DL, and will now have Tommy John Surgery. Joe might be too modest to say "I told you so", so I’ll do it for him. Good call, Joe. Thanks for all the good times from 2013-2015, Seth Maness. Lance Lynn makes his first rehab start: Your daily Hunt and Peck, featuring Lynn’s return to pitching in organized...
Viva El Birdos Aug 16, 2016

Lance Lynn makes his first rehab start - A Hunt and Peck

That was... really soon. It was announced Lance Lynn would undergo Tommy John surgery in November of 2015. In August of 2016 he made his first rehab start for Palm Beach. Lance Lynn begins rehab assignmet today. #stlcards will monitor progress over next few weeks to see if there's a chance he returns in '16. — Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) August 15, 2016 That is ten months. TEN. The average pitcher, per MLB.com Pitchs Smart: ... returns to game action 12-16 months following surgery but that time varies greatly by individual. In a recent study by Erickson et al., Major League...
Viva El Birdos Aug 10, 2016

Jaime Garcia’s 2017 option should be a no-brainer

The Cardinals would be foolish to not exercise Jaime Garcia’s 2017 team option. In 2017, the St. Louis Cardinals will pay $19.5 million to Adam Wainwright, $15 million to Mike Leake, $7.5 million to Lance Lynn, and they will pay a first-year arbitration salary to Carlos Martinez. These four seemingly will form a formidable core for the 2017 rotation, and depending on the severity of Michael Wacha’s recent injury, there is some doubt as to what the Cardinals should do regarding Jaime Garcia. The Cardinals have a club option in 2017 for Jaime Garcia, and exercising said option would cost...