The St. Louis Cardinals have starting pitcher Jake Westbrook to thank for helping them win the National League Central Division this season and make the playoffs in each of the last three years, but an attempt to recognize him for those contributions could cost them dearly in October.
St. Louis Cardinals right-handed reliever Fernando Salas returned to the team Friday to start the second half of the regular season after a 56-day stint on the disabled list.
Fans of MLB Network know that they have been subjecting players to “The Shredder” for statistical analysis to determine the top ten players at each position right now.
The result of this year’s Hall of Fame election, in which no payers were elected, is already controversial enough, but the number of votes for some players who appeared on the ballot for the first time is what could set the stage for vehement arguments for years to come.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has invited 16 players to Major League Spring Training in Surprise, Ariz.
The two teams convene for game five, battling for the lead in the series.
Royals’ September call-ups really only saw significant action the final week of the season.
When Aaron Crow got blasted last Saturday, giving up three straight hits, including a home run, it ended a string of thirteen appearances without surrendering a run.
The Cardinals pick up Lance Berkman and the Cubs add Carlos Pena.
John Lamb has rocketed up the charts to become one of the Royals’ hottest pitching prospects.