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Mar 24, 2023 · A trade proposal to solidify the Cardinals’ rotation. The St. Louis Cardinals rotation is in a weird spot. At the top, it features Miles Mikolas who is coming off of a strong 2022 season. Behind him is Jordan Montgomery who flashed in the second half of the season with St. Louis and Jack Flaherty who hasn’t been healthy much the last few ... . Vivaelbirdos

Matthew Liberatore (LHP) - 22-years-old. Stats (AAA): 10 GS, 58 IP, 25.4 K%, 7.1 BB%, 37.8 GB%, 4.03 ERA/3.95 FIP/4.02 xFIP. This is all a matter of perspective. Liberatore’s 10 starts in AAA this year are pretty much identical to last year’s 18 starts. He is generating more swings and misses and thus striking out a higher percentage of ...Sep 15, 2023 · He also throws a sinker, cutter, and 4-seamer, along with a rare curveball. Seemingly after some injury issues in 2018, 2020 Walker made the switch away from primarily throwing his 4-seamer to the splitter in 2020. He has a 4.30 ERA and 4.53 FIP this season. The best hitter for the Phillies is still Bryce Harper. The editors of Viva El Birdos talk about the St Louis Cardinals and major league baseball.Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/Getty Images. The trade deadline was just under a month ago and the St. Louis Cardinals were quite active, as you remember. The team brought in 10 players total, 2 of whom are now in the majors, in an effort to restock the farm system while getting rid of all their soon-to-be free agents except for Drew VerHagen.Cardinals vs. Braves Recap: April 5, 2023. It was another tough day to be a Cardinals fan. Things started pretty poorly. As if the drama surrounding Tyler O’Neill and Oli Marmol wasn’t enough, the Braves jumped on the Cardinals early and led 3-0 after one inning. In the second, the Cardinals were once again haunted by the longball.A trade proposal to solidify the Cardinals’ rotation. The St. Louis Cardinals rotation is in a weird spot. At the top, it features Miles Mikolas who is coming off of a strong 2022 season. Behind him is Jordan Montgomery who flashed in the second half of the season with St. Louis and Jack Flaherty who hasn’t been healthy much the last few ...Cardinals cough up lead late, remain at 69 wins following Wednesday’s loss at Milwaukee. *Beavis and Butthead voice* Cool. By Connor Lemons September 27. 35 Comments / 35 New.The MLB Winter Meetings begin Sunday and continue through Wednesday in Nashville. It’s a brief window for a flurry of activity as the biggest names in the free agent …Option 1: SP Seth Lugo, 3/$40M. Seth Lugo is a reliever turned starter who put together a nice 2.8 fWAR season. He might have a little mileage left on his arm because of his lower innings totals but that’s not usually how aging works. He’s more of the traditional Cardinals, lower K, lower walk, high ground ball type.The Cardinals currently have a .391 winning percentage. That is the lowest winning percentage they have had to start June 16 in the last 30 years. The next lowest was .426 back in 1995 and then .438 in 2007. Then there is the nature in which they are losing too — the Cardinals are 7-16 in one-run games. Last season in one-run games they were ...Gomber’s 6.66 FIP left a lot to be desired in the second half of the season. The 28-year-old missed about a month with forearm tightness, came back, and then missed the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his lower back. Overall, Gomber had a 4.53 ERA and 4.61 FIP. When his circumstances are considered, though, he has a lot of …Mar 24, 2023 · A trade proposal to solidify the Cardinals’ rotation. The St. Louis Cardinals rotation is in a weird spot. At the top, it features Miles Mikolas who is coming off of a strong 2022 season. Behind him is Jordan Montgomery who flashed in the second half of the season with St. Louis and Jack Flaherty who hasn’t been healthy much the last few ... The podcast channel for Viva El Birdos, a St. Louis Cardinals community.On Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, the Cardinals announced that they have signed President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak to a contract extension that will keep him in that role through 2025. We have extended the contract of President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak through the 2025 season.⁰. Mozeliak, 54, is the longest tenured head ...via Viva El Birdos; Kyle Gibson is a boring and fine signing. St Louis Cardinals Kyle Gibson is a boring and fine signing. via Viva El Birdos; Derrick Goold @dgoold. Derrick Goold @dgoold.St. Louis Cardinals at Texas Rangers - A game thread for June 5, 2023. game 61. By lil_scooter93 Jun 5, 2023, 7:05pm EDT. 672 Comments / 672 New. The St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to take on the Texas Rangers this evening at 7:05 pm CT. Here are tonight’s lineups:Your best source for quality St. Louis Cardinals news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.The opposite is true for below 100. DeJong has only had one “good” offensive season in his career. That came right out of the gate in 2017. The rookie version of DeJong had no batting eye at all (4.7% BB rate, 28% K rate), but he had a quick bat with plenty of loft. He translated that to a .247 ISO and a .532 slug%.Back in October, MLB Trade Rumors estimated the following salaries for Hudson, Knizner, and Woodford: Hudson: $3.65M. Knizner: $1.85M. Woodford: $1M. Total Budget Saved: $6.5M. Yepez was not arbitration-eligible, so the Cardinals didn’t save any money by non-tendering him. They do gain his spot on the 40-man roster, though.Jun 23, 2023 · More From Viva El Birdos. Revisiting pre-season playing time polls; Figuring out a trade for Shane Bieber; The Master Plan (Part 1): Settling the 40-Man Roster, Depth Chart, and Budget; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Shota Imanaga; Two potential lower-cost pitching options that could help the Cardinals It’s fine that he’s not in the majors for now. Andre Pallante - on the 40 man. Stats: 5 G, 9.2 IP, 36.8 K%, 5.3 BB%, 72.7 GB%, 2.79 ERA/1.20 FIP/1.96 xFIP. People have noted that Pallante has not been moved to the rotation yet and that’s pretty much the only reason he should be in the minors.He also throws a sinker, cutter, and 4-seamer, along with a rare curveball. Seemingly after some injury issues in 2018, 2020 Walker made the switch away from primarily throwing his 4-seamer to the splitter in 2020. He has a 4.30 ERA and 4.53 FIP this season. The best hitter for the Phillies is still Bryce Harper.Happy Saturday, Viva El Birdos! The VEB Podcast was back together on Thursday night to bring you a preview of the National League and a run down of the contenders in each division. We were joined by Drew Silva, former of NBC Sports and now all over the place. Drew has called St. Louis home since his high school days and credits …At least a little bit. The third big reliever signing so far this offseason has been Rafael Montero re-signing with the Astros. He got 3 years and $34.5 million after a year where he posted a 2.37 ERA, 2.64 FIP, and 1.5 fWAR. He’s also 32 years old and has a career 4.64 ERA.Option 1: SP Seth Lugo, 3/$40M. Seth Lugo is a reliever turned starter who put together a nice 2.8 fWAR season. He might have a little mileage left on his arm because of his lower innings totals but that’s not usually how aging works. He’s more of the traditional Cardinals, lower K, lower walk, high ground ball type.He also throws a sinker, cutter, and 4-seamer, along with a rare curveball. Seemingly after some injury issues in 2018, 2020 Walker made the switch away from primarily throwing his 4-seamer to the splitter in 2020. He has a 4.30 ERA and 4.53 FIP this season. The best hitter for the Phillies is still Bryce Harper.May 13, 2021 · 2021 Draft Preview No. 4: Some College Righties. By A.E. Schafer May 13, 2021, 1:00am EDT. Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images. Once upon a time, life was simple for a person covering the St. Louis Cardinals in the draft. Just pull up a draft board, sort for right-handed college pitchers, and pick somebody. Easy as pie. Nov 20, 2023 · Herrera debuted in the Dominican Summer League during the 2017 season and destroyed the ball as a 17-year-old. He had just one homer and a .106 ISO, but he walked 9% of the time, struck out just 17.9% of the time, and thanks to a .415 BABIP, had a 155 wRC+. And then there’s his walk rate. Lynn walked 8.3% of the batters he faced in 2023 and while that’s better than the league average it’s a far cry from his 3.7% walk rate a year ago. It’s also his highest walk rate since 2018. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Lynn’s strikeout rate was also the worst it’s been since 2018.A video podcast with the writers from Viva El Birdos, a St. Louis Cardinals community and part of SB Nation. Hosted by J. P. Hill.Nov 21, 2023 · Free agent starter Kyle Gibson has now reached a contract agreement with the St. Louis Cardinals. Gibson is a 36-year-old right-handed starter who made 33 starts and provided 192 innings worth 2.6 fWAR for Baltimore last season. He is a control specialist with a career K rate below 20% and a walk rate of 8.1%. We’ll have details and analysis ... viva el birdos. @vivaelbirdos. Cardinals vs. Red Sox Recap: May 14, 2023. vivaelbirdos.com. Cardinals vs. Red Sox Recap: May 14, 2023. Well, they certainly aren’t playing "Dirty Water" or "Tessie" tonight at Fenway Park. It was a great night to be a Cardinals fan I must say.viva el birdos. @vivaelbirdos. Cardinals vs. Red Sox Recap: May 14, 2023. vivaelbirdos.com. Cardinals vs. Red Sox Recap: May 14, 2023. Well, they certainly aren’t playing "Dirty Water" or "Tessie" tonight at Fenway Park. It was a great night to be a Cardinals fan I must say.This club is built on its offense. That’s where they have the most room for growth. It’s where we’ve spent the least amount of attention this offseason. It’s the most important thing for the Cardinals in 2024. The focus has been on the rotation but this club’s competitive potential rests elsewhere in 2024.We have non-tendered the following players: RHP Dakota Hudson. RHP Jake Woodford. C Andrew Knizner. 1B/OF Juan Yepez. Our 40-player roster now stands at 36. — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) November 18, 2023. And the reports were true. Hudson was nontendered.Nov 25, 2023 · A payroll update and its ramification on what’s next for the Cardinals. Good Saturday morning, Viva El Birdos! I hope you had a pleasant time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. And that you survived the insanity of Black Friday, if that’s your jam, with all your limbs and teeth intact. I’m back today to give you a ... The Cardinals will have another bird on the bat at the Hall of Fame! The Baseball Hall of Fame has announced that Scott Rolen will enter with a Cardinals logo on his cap. — Jeff Jones (@jmjones) February 17, 2023. Rolen: “After reflecting on my 17-year career, and conferring with the Hall of Fame, I have decided on a Cardinals logo for my ...From 2013-2018, Carpenter was worth 27.3 fWAR, or 4.6 fWAR per season. He placed 4th, 9th, and 12th in MVP voting in three of those seasons, and made the All-Star team in three of those seasons (oddly, he did not make the team in one of those MVP years). I was highly disappointed with his farewell game.Still, with a 28-man roster, there should be space for Ivan Herrera. Herrera is one of the better MLB-ready catching prospects in baseball. He’s crushing AAA in his return to the level for his age-23 season. His current line is .296/.444/.493 for Memphis. That comes with a 19.1% walk rate, a .197 ISO, and a 143 wRC+.Dec 18, 2022 · Matthew Liberatore, Gordon Graceffo, Michael McGreevy, Andre Pallante, Zack Thompson, and Connor Thomas may all get a chance to lock down a rotation spot. Maybe even Jake Woodford as well. Once injuries happen, and they will, the Cardinals have a large group of young arms who will get a chance to make some spot starts. VEB Podcast: Minor League Season Preview w/ Kyle Reis. Kyle Reis from Birds on the Black joins the VEB Podcast team to preview the Cardinals’ 2023 Minor League season. We hit all the the names to know at each level and answer listener questions. By J. P. Hill April 15.The 2023 MLB Draft finished up on Tuesday with the St. Louis Cardinals adding 18 new players to the organization. The team was without a second round pick due to signing Willson Contreras in the offseason and that meant that the allotted bonus pool money for that pick also disappeared. As a result, the Cardinals had the fourth lowest …And then there’s his walk rate. Lynn walked 8.3% of the batters he faced in 2023 and while that’s better than the league average it’s a far cry from his 3.7% walk rate a year ago. It’s also his highest walk rate since 2018. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Lynn’s strikeout rate was also the worst it’s been since 2018.Catching Up on Minor League Signings 5 players have joined the Cardinals system recently, including an old friend, an Indy ball stud who leveraged Twitter, a 33-year-old with newfound pop, and plenty of depth.More From Viva El Birdos. The Master Plan (Part 2): Free Agent & Trade Targets & Tiers for the Rotation & Bullpen; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Tyler Glasnow; What could Aaron Nola’s free agent contract look like? Making sense of the recent Nolan Arenado trade rumors; Viva El Birdos 2023 Offseason Free Agent Predictions …The early storyline this year is that the Cardinals may repeat having the minor league home run champion this year. The organization has a pair of sluggers who have already crushed double digit home runs and rank in the top 5 of minor league baseball already. Luken Baker and his 12 bombs are currently tied for first place, just one home …Jul 7, 2022 · Matthew Liberatore (LHP) - 22-years-old. Stats (AAA): 10 GS, 58 IP, 25.4 K%, 7.1 BB%, 37.8 GB%, 4.03 ERA/3.95 FIP/4.02 xFIP. This is all a matter of perspective. Liberatore’s 10 starts in AAA this year are pretty much identical to last year’s 18 starts. He is generating more swings and misses and thus striking out a higher percentage of ... Nov 27, 2023 · Being a catcher, he’s pretty much guaranteed to be a negative on the basepaths. He also has 20 grade speed on Fangraphs. I’ll jot him down as -3 on the basepaths. Okay, now down to the offense. He’s currently a 2.9 WAR player and in order for him to be “playable,” he simply needs 0.6 WAR over 350 PAs. Adam Wainwright (2-1, 6.15 ERA) vs. Martin Perez (6-1, 4.43 ERA) viva el birdos. @vivaelbirdos. ·. 17h. Andrew Knizner with a deep drive to cut the lead in half! -108.3 MPH -419 Ft. -25 ° LA He continues his excellent play as his offense begins to catch up with his stellar defense behind the plate.2022 MVP winner Paul Goldschmidt and “no one else will ever win a Platinum Glove” Nolan Arenado are the obvious parallels to Todd Helton and Scott Rolen. Two elite defenders with well above-average offense at third base. Two elite hitters with good defensive ability at first base. The comparisons write themselves.A payroll update and its ramification on what’s next for the Cardinals. Good Saturday morning, Viva El Birdos! I hope you had a pleasant time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. And that you survived the insanity of Black Friday, if that’s your jam, with all your limbs and teeth intact. I’m back today to give you a ...A video podcast with the writers from Viva El Birdos, a St. Louis Cardinals community and part of SB Nation. Hosted by J. P. Hill.Early Cardinals Camp Storylines. There’s a lot to watch for this spring, including new bats, improved swings, and new pitches. By Blake Newberry Feb 21, 2023, 9:00am EST. 266 Comments / 266 New. Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images. One of my favorite things about Spring Training is tracking the young guys and seeing who on the team is making changes.Your best source for quality St. Louis Cardinals news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.John Mozeliak even came out and said that he wasn’t ready to make a move, which is pretty frustrating. With the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes dragging out, there was …13 hours ago · There seems to be an assumption that Masyn Winn is going to make the Opening Day roster. It also seems to be the popular consensus from fans that it would be a bad idea. I’m not here to debate whether or not he will make the Opening Day roster. I think it’s far from the sure thing some people think it is, but I also wouldn’t be surprised. They would not have to be. Steven Matz has a $12.5 million salary in 2024, Tyler O’Neill is projected for $5.85 million salary in 2024, and Dylan Carlson’s projected figure is the lowest of the three at $2.1 million. Trading Matz and O’Neill, specifically, could free up a substantial amount of money in the budget.The early storyline this year is that the Cardinals may repeat having the minor league home run champion this year. The organization has a pair of sluggers who have already crushed double digit home runs and rank in the top 5 of minor league baseball already. Luken Baker and his 12 bombs are currently tied for first place, just one home …Back in October, MLB Trade Rumors estimated the following salaries for Hudson, Knizner, and Woodford: Hudson: $3.65M. Knizner: $1.85M. Woodford: $1M. Total Budget Saved: $6.5M. Yepez was not arbitration-eligible, so the Cardinals didn’t save any money by non-tendering him. They do gain his spot on the 40-man roster, though.Four Critical Failures Have Brought the Cardinals to an Organization-Defining Moment. Statements by Tommy Edman and Mike Shildt indicate systemic issues of game preparedness and accountability that have brought the Cardinals to the brink of collapse. Thursday, June 24 th, 2021. Go ahead and mark that down as the defining …Viva El Birdos. 6,051 likes. Viva El Birdos is a St. Louis Cardinals blog bringing you everything from in-depth analysis to prospe.19 de ago. de 2016 ... Description: Viva El Birdos Writer John Fleming and Editor Heather Simon discuss the Cardinals' recent success and potential playoff future, ...Viva El Birdos. 6,051 likes. Viva El Birdos is a St. Louis Cardinals blog bringing you everything from in-depth analysis to prospe.It’s fine that he’s not in the majors for now. Andre Pallante - on the 40 man. Stats: 5 G, 9.2 IP, 36.8 K%, 5.3 BB%, 72.7 GB%, 2.79 ERA/1.20 FIP/1.96 xFIP. People have noted that Pallante has not been moved to the rotation yet and that’s pretty much the only reason he should be in the minors.Viva El Birdos · An Update to Projected Payrolls · Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Kenta Maeda · VEB Podcast: Filling In My Thoughts · VEB Podcast: GM Meetings ...The game had been on for about an hour and by that point the St. Louis Cardinals were losing to the Atlanta Braves 6-1. I continued to watch as the Cardinals tacked on a few runs in the bottom of the fourth on a fortuitously placed single from Jordan Walker and a groundout from Brendan Donovan. The score was a much more manageable 6-3.It’s fine that he’s not in the majors for now. Andre Pallante - on the 40 man. Stats: 5 G, 9.2 IP, 36.8 K%, 5.3 BB%, 72.7 GB%, 2.79 ERA/1.20 FIP/1.96 xFIP. People have noted that Pallante has not been moved to the rotation yet and that’s pretty much the only reason he should be in the minors.More From Viva El Birdos. Cardinals shouldn’t trade Dylan Carlson; My thoughts on the Cardinals offseason so far and what I expect at Winter Meetings; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Relievers Part 1; What to Expect from the Winter Meetings; Friday Open Thread; Thursday Open Thread2021 Draft Preview No. 4: Some College Righties. By A.E. Schafer May 13, 2021, 1:00am EDT. Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images. Once upon a time, life was simple for a person covering the St. Louis Cardinals in the draft. Just pull up a draft board, sort for right-handed college pitchers, and pick somebody. Easy as pie.Mar 24, 2023 · A trade proposal to solidify the Cardinals’ rotation. The St. Louis Cardinals rotation is in a weird spot. At the top, it features Miles Mikolas who is coming off of a strong 2022 season. Behind him is Jordan Montgomery who flashed in the second half of the season with St. Louis and Jack Flaherty who hasn’t been healthy much the last few ... But after being adamant that the Cardinals needed three starters in August, now Mozeliak is saying “at least two.”. Take that for what it’s worth. He could be saying that two would simply be the bare minimum. But Mo has a nasty habit of doing just the bare minimum, pr sometimes, even less. We know that at least two starters will be added.Pallante is next. From a single season perspective, Pallante’s 74.6 GB% is not that rare, though if he had an 81.8% GB, that would be. With a minimum of 50 innings, a pitcher has had a 74.6 GB% or higher seven times. So still pretty rare actually. Considering four of those times were Zack Britton.Dec 6, 2023 · The Winter Meetings conclude today from Opryland in Nashville, TN. It’s been a largely disappointing Meetings so far, with only relatively minor free agent signings and trades. So far, the Cardinals have been quiet. Reports from the Meetings indicate that the Cardinals have checked on the trade market for Tyler O’Neill and relievers. Dec 18, 2022 · Matthew Liberatore, Gordon Graceffo, Michael McGreevy, Andre Pallante, Zack Thompson, and Connor Thomas may all get a chance to lock down a rotation spot. Maybe even Jake Woodford as well. Once injuries happen, and they will, the Cardinals have a large group of young arms who will get a chance to make some spot starts. Aug 29, 2023 · Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/Getty Images. The trade deadline was just under a month ago and the St. Louis Cardinals were quite active, as you remember. The team brought in 10 players total, 2 of whom are now in the majors, in an effort to restock the farm system while getting rid of all their soon-to-be free agents except for Drew VerHagen. Nov 15, 2022 · At least a little bit. The third big reliever signing so far this offseason has been Rafael Montero re-signing with the Astros. He got 3 years and $34.5 million after a year where he posted a 2.37 ERA, 2.64 FIP, and 1.5 fWAR. He’s also 32 years old and has a career 4.64 ERA. Make it make sense. And speaking of logjams, the Cardinals sent Jordan Walker down to clear the logjam in the outfield, even though he was the best hitting outfielder. Now, they also plan to use Contreras in the outfield, which adds to the logjam that was already there. Early on Saturday, the Cardinals activated Adam Wainwright and sent …MLB passes new competition rules for this season. On Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, the Cardinals announced that they have signed President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak to a contract extension that will keep him in that role through 2025. Mo, with a two-year contract extension as #STLCards president of baseball operations through 2025 ...More From Viva El Birdos. Meet Ryan Fernandez; Winter Meeting Notes: Draft Lottery Results & A Financial Freakout; 2023 Rule 5 Draft Preview; Cardinals shouldn’t trade Dylan Carlson; My thoughts on the Cardinals offseason so far and what I expect at Winter Meetings; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Relievers Part 1Castillo is off to a torrid start pitching to a 0.73 ERA across 24 ⅔ innings whilst striking out 26 and allowing just 4 walks. Down below we are going to see what has enabled the former Cincinnati Red to become one of the early season front runners for the AL CY Young. 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Viva El Birdos. 6,051 likes. Viva El Birdos is a St. Louis Cardinals blog bringing you everything from in-depth analysis to prospe.The offseason is off and running. The Cardinals have move swiftly to address their starting rotation problems. They started off by signing Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson before capping it off with Sonny Gray last week. This is probably the most active I’ve ever seen the Cardinals in an offseason in my lifetime. While not all three of the signings ...It’s fine that he’s not in the majors for now. Andre Pallante - on the 40 man. Stats: 5 G, 9.2 IP, 36.8 K%, 5.3 BB%, 72.7 GB%, 2.79 ERA/1.20 FIP/1.96 xFIP. People have noted that Pallante has not been moved to the rotation yet and that’s pretty much the only reason he should be in the minors.1st Inning. Mikolas worked around a two-out single from Ohtani to put up a zero in the first inning. Neto flew out, Trout struck out swinging, Ohtani singled to right field, and Rendon flew out to shallow center field.From 2013-2018, Carpenter was worth 27.3 fWAR, or 4.6 fWAR per season. He placed 4th, 9th, and 12th in MVP voting in three of those seasons, and made the All-Star team in three of those seasons (oddly, he did not make the team in one of those MVP years). I was highly disappointed with his farewell game.According to Szym the Cardinals are projected for 91 wins to lead the NL Central, 8 games above the second-place projected Milwaukee Brewers. This would have the Cardinals tied with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League and behind the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, who are tied for first place …More From Viva El Birdos. Bidding farewell to Andrew Knizner; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Alek Manoah; The Cardinals’ Non-Tenders and The Essential Chicken Tenders Tier List; Cardinals non-tender Hudson, Woodford, Knizner, and Yepez; Thoughts on the bullpen; Yet another Adam Wainwright appreciation post2. Carson Kelly - C - Current team - Arizona Diamondbacks. For years Carson Kelly was the projected heir to Yadier Molina’s throne largely because of his capabilities behind the plate. No matter what prospect publication you read, Kelly was respected as one of the best defensive catchers throughout the minor leagues.Herrera debuted in the Dominican Summer League during the 2017 season and destroyed the ball as a 17-year-old. He had just one homer and a .106 ISO, but he walked 9% of the time, struck out just 17.9% of the time, and thanks to a .415 BABIP, had a 155 wRC+.It’s fine that he’s not in the majors for now. Andre Pallante - on the 40 man. Stats: 5 G, 9.2 IP, 36.8 K%, 5.3 BB%, 72.7 GB%, 2.79 ERA/1.20 FIP/1.96 xFIP. People have noted that Pallante has not been moved to the rotation yet and that’s pretty much the only reason he should be in the minors.Viva El Birdos. Introduction This past May, after the Cardinal’s season fell apart, I found myself accepting the consolation that at least the pipeline (ie. 2020 draft) was strong, plus we’d be getting a really good pick in the upcoming 2024 amateur draft. Then I began to wonder about those narratives … is the Cardinal "draft and develop ...Nov 25, 2023 · A payroll update and its ramification on what’s next for the Cardinals. Good Saturday morning, Viva El Birdos! I hope you had a pleasant time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. And that you survived the insanity of Black Friday, if that’s your jam, with all your limbs and teeth intact. I’m back today to give you a ... Pune is a best location city in India that is understood for its plant and varying from the majority of popular bars lunges. Pune is loved and most popular spots, climate, or anyGoldy’s defense has also taken a hit during his tenure as a Cardinal. Throughout his career, Goldschmidt was renowned for his All-World defense at the 3, ranking in the 90th percentile or above in OAA in six out of seven seasons from 2015-2021. Last year, he ranked in the 10th percentile, attesting to his potentially hindered mobility.VEB Podcast: Minor League Season Preview w/ Kyle Reis. Kyle Reis from Birds on the Black joins the VEB Podcast team to preview the Cardinals’ 2023 Minor League season. We hit all the the names to know at each level and answer listener questions. By J. P. Hill April 15.Thus my estimate for them is $175 million. Their budget was as high as $242 million in 2019, but has topped out at $222 million post-pandemic and was $199 million in 2023. So not real sure. The Red Sox actually do have five decent starters which does not include Garrett Whitlock.Option 1: SP Seth Lugo, 3/$40M. Seth Lugo is a reliever turned starter who put together a nice 2.8 fWAR season. He might have a little mileage left on his arm because of his lower innings totals but that’s not usually how aging works. He’s more of the traditional Cardinals, lower K, lower walk, high ground ball type.Leaving Los Birdos. I won’t be here all week. Or, also, ever. By Ben Clemens Jan 4, 2020, 8:30am EST. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports. I’m not going to bury the lede -- this will be my last article at Viva El Birdos. If this kind of saccharine, self-serving article isn’t for you (and oh boy, will it be saccharine and self-serving), might I ...This club is built on its offense. That’s where they have the most room for growth. It’s where we’ve spent the least amount of attention this offseason. It’s the most important thing for the Cardinals in 2024. The focus has been on the rotation but this club’s competitive potential rests elsewhere in 2024.See all of Viva El Birdos news coverage in one place. Discover how Viva El Birdos’s media bias informs their coverage and compare with thousands of other news outlets. In total, 99 have been published by Viva El Birdos which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.In the past, O’Neill has shown he has been capable of playing centerfield — he makes quick reads on flyballs and has surprising speed for a player of his size. Per Darragh McDonald of MLBTradeRumors: “I’d love to play center field,” O’Neill said. “I’m not trying to boot anybody away from that position either, but it’s whatever ...2. Walker should absolutely not play everyday and does not have to play everyday in order to justify his spot on the roster. They should definitely control his exposure and total PA’s. 450-500 at season’s end would be ideal. He doesn’t know what it takes to play 162/600 yet. 2/4.via Viva El Birdos; Kyle Gibson is a boring and fine signing. St Louis Cardinals Kyle Gibson is a boring and fine signing. via Viva El Birdos; St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals. Derrick Goold @dgoold. Aug 4, 2022 · He’s shown excellent plate discipline and some good pop. But he still finds himself with just a 110 wRC+ in AA. He has seemingly converted to 1B. Everything rides on his bat. For a right-handed 1B who has never really had elite batting numbers, even at his age, most of these guys don’t really become elite hitters. Leaving Los Birdos. I won’t be here all week. Or, also, ever. By Ben Clemens Jan 4, 2020, 8:30am EST. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports. I’m not going to bury the lede -- this will be my last article at Viva El Birdos. If this kind of saccharine, self-serving article isn’t for you (and oh boy, will it be saccharine and self-serving), might I ...The Cardinals have spent the last half-decade using half measures to form their pitching staff and remain in contention in the perpetually weak NL Central. And they finally paid the price for it. If the Cardinals want to make up a 20-win gap going into next season this has to change. No more half measures.Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/Getty Images. The trade deadline was just under a month ago and the St. Louis Cardinals were quite active, as you remember. The team brought in 10 players total, 2 of whom are now in the majors, in an effort to restock the farm system while getting rid of all their soon-to-be free agents except for Drew VerHagen.5. Finally, the best pathway to success long-term is to draft guys that produce 40+ WAR. They should do that more. This article expands the analysis to compare not only the 20 drafts of the Cardinals, but also to compare the same 20 drafts for other NL Central opponents (Milwaukie, Chicago, Cincy, and Pittsburgh).More From Viva El Birdos. Cardinals shouldn’t trade Dylan Carlson; My thoughts on the Cardinals offseason so far and what I expect at Winter Meetings; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Relievers Part 1; What to Expect from the Winter Meetings; Friday Open Thread; Thursday Open ThreadThe 2019 Viva El Birdos Top Prospect List: #24-19. The second installment of our annual prospect list, heading into the teens. By A.E. Schafer December 19, 2018. Future Redbirds is the unofficial clubhouse of the Hyperventilating Prospect Geek Fraternity.Dec 18, 2022 · Matthew Liberatore, Gordon Graceffo, Michael McGreevy, Andre Pallante, Zack Thompson, and Connor Thomas may all get a chance to lock down a rotation spot. Maybe even Jake Woodford as well. Once injuries happen, and they will, the Cardinals have a large group of young arms who will get a chance to make some spot starts. Back in October, MLB Trade Rumors estimated the following salaries for Hudson, Knizner, and Woodford: Hudson: $3.65M. Knizner: $1.85M. Woodford: $1M. Total Budget Saved: $6.5M. Yepez was not arbitration-eligible, so the Cardinals didn’t save any money by non-tendering him. They do gain his spot on the 40-man roster, though.Due to the nature of the virus and the nature of baseball, that would be an impossible feat. We wanted baseball back, the owners wanted to make money, the players wanted to make money — this is the cost. Some players chose not to take that risk. These outbreaks have been a cold reminder why. People were and are going to get sick.He also throws a sinker, cutter, and 4-seamer, along with a rare curveball. Seemingly after some injury issues in 2018, 2020 Walker made the switch away from primarily throwing his 4-seamer to the splitter in 2020. He has a 4.30 ERA and 4.53 FIP this season. The best hitter for the Phillies is still Bryce Harper.Leaving Los Birdos. I won’t be here all week. Or, also, ever. By Ben Clemens Jan 4, 2020, 8:30am EST. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports. I’m not going to bury the lede -- this will be my last article at Viva El Birdos. If this kind of saccharine, self-serving article isn’t for you (and oh boy, will it be saccharine and self-serving), might I ...He continues to lead the way for a struggling Cardinals’ rotation early in the season. Jordan Walker was unable to extend his hitting streak to 13 games, striking out in the ninth inning against Dauri Moreta. His mark of 12 was short of the major league record of 17 set by David Dahl of the Colorado Rockies in 2016.@vivaelbirdos Best of the First Third of 2023 The Cardinals aren’t performing well as a team. But they do have a few individual performances worth recognizing.May 8, 2023 · It’s fine that he’s not in the majors for now. Andre Pallante - on the 40 man. Stats: 5 G, 9.2 IP, 36.8 K%, 5.3 BB%, 72.7 GB%, 2.79 ERA/1.20 FIP/1.96 xFIP. People have noted that Pallante has not been moved to the rotation yet and that’s pretty much the only reason he should be in the minors. As reported Thursday night, the Cardinals completed a six player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.The Cardinals sent outfielders Jose Martinez, Randy Arozarena, and a Compensation A draft pick (after the first round) to Tampa Bay.In exchange, they received left-handed pitching prospect Matt Liberatore, catching prospect Edgardo Rodriguez, and …Moustakas struck out to start the bottom of the fourth, but Diaz took Mikolas 432 feet deep to center field for his second homer of the season. The bomb got Colorado on the board and cut the Cardinals lead in half, 2-1. The Rockies didn’t add on to that run, although Daza did add another base hit after the homer.More From Viva El Birdos. The Master Plan (Part 2): Free Agent & Trade Targets & Tiers for the Rotation & Bullpen; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Tyler Glasnow; What could Aaron Nola’s free agent contract look like? Making sense of the recent Nolan Arenado trade rumors; Viva El Birdos 2023 Offseason Free Agent Predictions …And then there’s his walk rate. Lynn walked 8.3% of the batters he faced in 2023 and while that’s better than the league average it’s a far cry from his 3.7% walk rate a year ago. It’s also his highest walk rate since 2018. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Lynn’s strikeout rate was also the worst it’s been since 2018.The 2023 MLB Draft finished up on Tuesday with the St. Louis Cardinals adding 18 new players to the organization. The team was without a second round pick due to signing Willson Contreras in the offseason and that meant that the allotted bonus pool money for that pick also disappeared. As a result, the Cardinals had the fourth lowest …More From Viva El Birdos. Kyle Gibson is a boring and fine signing; VEB Podcast: The Cardinals Sign Lynn & Gibson; Cardinals Acquire Veteran Starter Kyle Gibson; Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Lance Lynn; The St. Louis Cardinals have signed Lance Lynn; Contreras, Herrera to share a new eraFeb 12, 2020 · The 2019 Viva El Birdos Top Prospect List: #24-19. The second installment of our annual prospect list, heading into the teens. By A.E. Schafer December 19, 2018. Future Redbirds is the unofficial clubhouse of the Hyperventilating Prospect Geek Fraternity. The Cardinals currently have a .391 winning percentage. That is the lowest winning percentage they have had to start June 16 in the last 30 years. The next lowest was .426 back in 1995 and then .438 in 2007. Then there is the nature in which they are losing too — the Cardinals are 7-16 in one-run games. Last season in one-run games they were ...Jake Woodford (2.23 ERA/3.13 FIP/4.18 xFIP) vs. Freddy Peralta (3.58 ERA/3.06 FIP/3.66 xFIP) The Brewers have a reputation for having a three-headed monster in their starting rotation, but that’s not exactly accurate. While Peralta is undeniably good, he’s just not on Corbin Burnes or Woodruff’s level.The offseason is off and running. The Cardinals have move swiftly to address their starting rotation problems. They started off by signing Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson before capping it off with Sonny Gray last week. This is probably the most active I’ve ever seen the Cardinals in an offseason in my lifetime. While not all three of the signings ...19 de ago. de 2016 ... Description: Viva El Birdos Writer John Fleming and Editor Heather Simon discuss the Cardinals' recent success and potential playoff future, ...Today is part two of the final minor league update of the 2022 season. On Thursday, in case you missed it, I covered the rookie leagues.A lot of the players highlighted won’t go on to do anything at the MLB level, but a few might and you might want to be able to say “oh I remember hearing about that guy when he was in rookie leagues.”Your best source for quality St. Louis Cardinals news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.The Cardinals’ young hitters getting things right is the most important thing that needs to happen for the club to return to contention in the National League in 2024. …More From Viva El Birdos. Meet Ryan Fernandez. Winter Meeting Notes: Draft Lottery Results & A Financial Freakout. 2023 Rule 5 Draft Preview. Cardinals shouldn’t trade Dylan Carlson. My thoughts on the Cardinals offseason so far and what I expect at Winter Meetings. Breaking Down Offseason Targets - Relievers Part 1. The day is yours.Nov 20, 2023 · Herrera debuted in the Dominican Summer League during the 2017 season and destroyed the ball as a 17-year-old. He had just one homer and a .106 ISO, but he walked 9% of the time, struck out just 17.9% of the time, and thanks to a .415 BABIP, had a 155 wRC+. Viva El Birdos editor Heather Simon and writer Tyler Kinzy discuss the Cardinals' resurgence in the standings, what the road back to the postseason entails as the pennant chase heats up, how expanded rosters will impact the bench and pitching staff, and Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader's chances of claiming an individual award this year. 1 …Aug 3, 2020 · Due to the nature of the virus and the nature of baseball, that would be an impossible feat. We wanted baseball back, the owners wanted to make money, the players wanted to make money — this is the cost. Some players chose not to take that risk. These outbreaks have been a cold reminder why. People were and are going to get sick. Let’s start with his contract. Spotrac has a convenient way of sorting contracts by country of origin. If we set that to Japan it brings up all of the current MLB …Make it make sense. And speaking of logjams, the Cardinals sent Jordan Walker down to clear the logjam in the outfield, even though he was the best hitting outfielder. Now, they also plan to use Contreras in the outfield, which adds to the logjam that was already there. Early on Saturday, the Cardinals activated Adam Wainwright and sent down ...Dec 3, 2023 · The Cardinals have expressed some interest in right-hander Phil Maton, who spent recent seasons as a steady presence in Houston’s playoff-bound bullpen. Maton, 30, grew up in Chatham, Illinois. In his past 200 games he’s pitched 198 1/3 innings with 232 strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA. On Yuki Matsui: And then there’s his walk rate. Lynn walked 8.3% of the batters he faced in 2023 and while that’s better than the league average it’s a far cry from his 3.7% walk rate a year ago. It’s also his highest walk rate since 2018. Coincidentally (or perhaps not), Lynn’s strikeout rate was also the worst it’s been since 2018.The Cardinals have spent the last half-decade using half measures to form their pitching staff and remain in contention in the perpetually weak NL Central. And they finally paid the price for it. If the Cardinals want to make up a 20-win gap going into next season this has to change. No more half measures.The offseason is off and running. The Cardinals have move swiftly to address their starting rotation problems. They started off by signing Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson before capping it off with Sonny Gray last week. This is probably the most active I’ve ever seen the Cardinals in an offseason in my lifetime. While not all three of the signings ...By Skyricesq May 5, 2021, 11:00am EDT. Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images. The Cardinals’ four full-season minor league affiliates opened the season on May 4th, 2021. On Saturday, I covered Low-A Palm Beach. On Sunday, I gave a treatment of High-A Peoria. On Monday, I covered AA Springfield. Today, I finish the series with the AAA Memphis …Your best source for quality St. Louis Cardinals news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective. News.The Cardinals finally got back in the win column on Saturday. For the first time all season, we got to see a quality start from a Cardinals pitcher. It was Jordan Montgomery who did the honors, firing seven scoreless innings. He also struck out nine, allowed just three hits, and walked two as St. Louis won by a final of 6-0.Third Base — Ramon Urias (2.6 fWAR) Ramon Urias is now appearing on the best of ex-Cardinals team for the second year but this year it’s at a new position. And with a Gold Glove to boot. He’s not just a good fielder, though. His 104 wRC+ puts his just above the league average while he also clubbed 16 homers.This is the first article of a new series in which I look at prospects by position group who we may see in the majors in 2023. My criteria for choosing players is completely subjective but I’m generally leaving out young players who had a lot of exposure to the majors or players who we remember as fans. So, for instance, in this piece I left ...Cardinals vs. D’Backs Recap: April 19, 2023. By Curtbishop98 Apr 19, 2023, 7:41pm EDT. 133 Comments / 133 New. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images. The Cardinals picked up a big win today, busting out for 14 runs and improving their record to 8-11 on the year. The Cards struck early against Madison Bumgarner, with Dylan Carlson …Happy Saturday, Viva El Birdos! It’s a great day for an open thread but I didn’t want to leave you without something to talk about. And yesterday gave us something to talk about! According to a report from Martin Kilcoyne, Fox 2’s Sports Director, the Cardinals, and Yadier Molina have had some conversations about his return to the team.Imanaga’s career 2.96 ERA is solid and his 2.66 ERA in the 2023 season is even better, but, with that said, neither of those numbers compare to Yamamoto’s 1.72 career ERA or 1.16 ERA this past season. The best way to think about these two pitchers is that Imanaga is not a substitute for Yamamoto. Rather, he’s more of a consolation prize ...St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas was handed a 2 year, 40-million-dollar extension this off-season. The hope was he’d be able to provide some front-end stability to a rotation that was looking a bit shaky. At the time of signing, it looked more than sensible seeing as Mikolas was coming off a season where he threw 202 ⅓ ...Nov 25, 2023 · A payroll update and its ramification on what’s next for the Cardinals. Good Saturday morning, Viva El Birdos! I hope you had a pleasant time with family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. And that you survived the insanity of Black Friday, if that’s your jam, with all your limbs and teeth intact. I’m back today to give you a ... . Benvenuto mahopac