St. Louis Cardinals

What To Expect From Matt Carpenter In 2019

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By: Braden Zimmerman   With the addition of Paul Goldschmidt in the offseason, the Cardinals now have a firm number three hitter in the batting order. Over the past few seasons, the Cards haven’t had a solid guy in that position, and have experimented with putting Matt Carpenter there. In 2019, however, Carp will stay in his natural spot, lead-off. The batting order splits for Matt Carpenter in 2018 tell an interesting story. In 17 games batting third in the lineup, Carp batted .175 with 2 home runs, 10 RBIs, and a .671 OPS, and in 15 games in the...

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Bigger 2019 Comeback: Paul DeJong Or Marcell Ozuna

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By: Braden Zimmerman   While Paul DeJong and Marcell Ozuna both had steller 2017 campaigns, their 2018 seasons were both fairly disappointing. Ozuna had a great year in 2017, with a 5.8 WAR and finished 15th in the NL MVP voting while playing in Miami. After being traded to the Cardinals, Ozuna boasted a 2.9 WAR and had similar numbers to the four seasons prior to 2017. DeJong was a rookie in 2017, and had a 2.7 WAR while batting .285 with 25 homers and 65 RBIs in 108 games played. In his sophomore season, DeJong did have a higher...

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Cardinals Starting Rotation Preview

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By: Braden Zimmerman   The Cardinals are in an interesting spot with their 2019 rotation. They have a pretty set in stone top 3 consisting of Miles Mikolas, Jack Flaherty, and Michael Wacha. Mikolas had a breakout season last year after leaving Japan and signing with the Cardinals. Flaherty also broke out in his rookie year last year, finding a way onto the Major League roster because of various injuries to Adam Wainwright. Michael Wacha has been a fixture in the starting rotation for the Cardinals for a few years, but is still looking to get back to the way...

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What The Matt Wieters Signing Means for the Cardinals

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Braden Zimmerman St. Louis Cardinals Beat Writer   The Cardinals signed veteran switch-hitting catcher Matt Wieters to a minor league deal, making him the likely backup to Yadier Molina. Molina had off-season knee surgery, and is going into his 16th season behind the dish for the Cards. Depending on how well Yadi is recovering from his surgery, Wieters could wind up as the Opening Day starter for St. Louis, which would make him only the fourth different starting catcher for the franchise since 2000.   Another option for the Cardinals is Francisco Pena who has major league experience, and could challenge...

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