I know haha. Yep I post on that site sometimes as well.
Cardinals top prospect Oscar Tavares is considering playing for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Taveras, who was born in the Dominican Republic, holds dual citizenship from time he spent as a child growing up in Montreal. The Cardinals would likely prefer to have him in big league camp to work with the major league coaching staff, and spend time around the veteran outfielders though, so if Taveras is keen on trying to make the club out of spring training he'd be wise to pass on the WBC opportunity.
5-5, 2.79 Era, 83 So, 1.12 Whip
I'm fine with him playing, probably see some good competition.
We could really see how he measures up in big league caliber games as well. I'd rather him be at camp but I'm sure he will be alright.
Kinda reminds me of Glavine.
Can we have Austin Wilson back?
The Cardinals are looking to replace yet another starter and top pitching prospect Michael Wacha could get the call, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. Wacha was scheduled to start for Triple-A Memphis today, but was scratched fueling speculation the Cardinals' top pick in the 2012 amateur draft could soon be making his MLB debut. Nearly 40% of MLBTR's readers, when asked by Steve Adams this past Wednesday, predicted Wacha will be the next 2012 first-rounder to reach the Majors.
5-5, 2.79 Era, 83 So, 1.12 Whip
Undrafted Petrick moving up in Cards' system
More: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...YLpZw.facebookThe third day of the 2012 baseball draft was supposed to be a great one for Zach Petrick. He sat on a couch with his teammates in his dorm room at the University of Northwestern Ohio, speakers plugged in to his computer, listening for a name that never was called.
The 6-foot-3 hard-throwing senior righthander knew he wasn’t going to be an early-round selection, but he and his coaches liked his chances later in the draft.
As the rounds passed , he paced back and forth from the couch to his bedroom, distracting himself with YouTube videos and Internet surfing. After 40 rounds and 1,238 possible chances to hear his name, the third day of the draft turned into the day he thought his baseball career was over.
“All of those names,” Petrick recalls. “And not one of those was mine.”
But the disappointment only lasted four days. Moments before he prepared to drive home to try out for a local independent league baseball team to salvage his dream, Petrick received a call from Brian Hopkins that sent chills through his body.
Kenneth Peoples-Walls is looking good this year
I saw Petrick last Saturday at the Springfield Cardinals game. I got autographs from Corey Baker, James Ramsey, and Stephen Piscotty.
Pictures from the game
Corey Baker, who pitched later. I also got his autograph since he was signing at my gate.
and Lee Stoppelman
And Danny Miranda were signing autographs at another gate, but I didn't want to butt in front of people.
It was a game where they had representatives of various local charities march around the warning track. They also honored firefighters.
One of the coaches
Ramsey and wyatt
Lemmerman and two other players
Gotay, Lemmerman, and wyatt
Piscotty and Ramsey
Wyatt and Piscotty
Ramsey, Colin Walsh, Casey Rasmus, and Rahmatulla
Walsh, Gotay, and Rahmatulla
Rasmus and Wyatt
Rahmatulla and Rasmus
Xavier Scruggs, Rahmatulla, and Rasmus
About a half-dozen players signed in our section (Section C, right next to the dugout), but I just got Ramsey and Piscotty's autographs. I didn't want to be greedy.
Wyatt and Piscotty (and Louie the mascot)
Melker and Ramus. They had little leaguers stand with the players before the game.
I think Petrick again
Petrick, Walsh, and Wyatt.
Petrick and Walsh
Tim Cooney, who started that day
Coach Phillip Wellman
It's a beautiful ballpark
^We stayed at the hotel in the background and walked to the ballpark
The lawn stretches across the outfield sections of the park.
Retro Route 66 Steak N Shake we ate at
Concessions cost about the same as the Major League ballpark, but our tickets were $9 each (face value) and we were second row off the field. Our section, C, is right next to the Cardinals dugout and a few of the players signed autographs before the game.
Last edited by redbird89; 07-31-2013 at 12:34 AM.