October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?

Following losing 2 out of 3 to the National League Central Division leading Chicago Cubs (93-52), the St. Louis Cardinals (76-69) travel to San Francisco, to take on the Giants in an all important four game series.  If the Redbirds have any hope of remaining competitive in the National League Wild Card race, the Cards need to continue their 2016 “Road Magic”. The Cardinals’ are … Continue reading October Baseball in Mid-September: Cards vs. Giants: Is the Wild Card on the Line?

I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!

Recently, I wrote a piece in which I wondered “Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver”? I questioned the accelerated movement of Weaver from his first appearance in Double-A on June 4th, to his MLB debut on Saturday, August 20th, and also offered an opinion that if I were making the decision-I would start Alex Reyes; instead of Weaver. I was wrong! Weaver was outstanding in his MLB debut against the Chicago Cubs. Continue reading I Was Absolutely, Positively Wrong!

Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?

I am seriously questioning the decision to start Luke Weaver, in his MLB debut, this Saturday in a 1:20pm (CDT) contest against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The twenty-two year old right-handed Weaver was the Cardinals first-round draft pick in 2014. Admittedly, Weaver has been extremely effective in the Redbirds minor league system this season. Arguably, he has been extremely fast-tracked, and in my opinion possibly rushed, to make his Saturday debut against the NL Central Division leading Cubs. Continue reading Is The Fast Track the Right Track for Luke Weaver?

Breaking News: Nationals Acquire Mark Melancon

The Washington Nationals have acquired closer, Mark Melancon from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Felipe Rivero and Taylor Hearn. This move bolsters the bullpen for the Nationals, as they acquire a proven closer who will take over for the struggling Jonathan Papelbon. For the Pirates, they trade away their closer in what seems to be to a peculiar trade for them given that they are just three games out of the second wild card spot. Continue reading Breaking News: Nationals Acquire Mark Melancon