The St. Louis Cardinals manager and general manager will face some tough lineup decisions when injured shortstop Jhonny Peralta is able to return from the left thumb surgery he had this spring. What does that mean for Aledmys Diaz, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Matt Adams, Brandon Moss and Matt Holliday?
Former major leaguer and St. Louis Cardinals fan favorite Willie McGee was in Sauget Friday to help the Gateway Grizzlies open their 2016 Frontier League season. Before the game, he sat down the BND Sports Editor Todd Eschman for a conversation about his career, his continued popularity, and his approach to baseball. Here’s a partial transcript of that conversation:
The St. Louis Cardinals have embraced chess as a way to challenge themselves mentally, even as they build strong ties with their teammates. The instigator: Manager Mike Matheny, who turned to the game as a way to recover from concussions suffered during his playing career.
It was easy to resent Albert Pujols when he spurned the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2011 World Series to defect to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. But nearly half way into the deal, it’s painful to watch the legendary player decline.
My belief that the St. Louis Cardinals would continue to compete in the National league Central Division was predicated on the notion that the team had succeeded in replacing its lost players with equal parts. So far, it’s not working out that way.