The moments of brilliance for St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese come in flashes.
In two sweeping moves on Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinal roster was rearranged by removing two of the most debated presences in the Cardinal organization, in Ty Wigginton and Mitchell Boggs.
The St. Louis Cardinals might have finally cut ties with one veteran right-handed reliever Friday when they sent Mitchell Boggs back to the minors, but they need to say goodbye to another.
Only when Team USA’s Eric Hosmer ripped a bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth, with Team USA ahead 6-4, did anyone in the USA dugout feel comfortable.
No matter what you thought of Tony La Russa, one had to respect his ability to keep an entire roster sharp and ready to compete. There were no “Ripkens” on La Russa’s teams.
With inter league play about to be in full swing the Kansas City Royals seem to be in a pretty good position to make a move in the later part of the month of June.
Tony LaRussa is not afraid of making decisions, nor are we afraid to break them down.
The emergence of Jaime Garcia was one of the biggest Cardinals stories in 2010. Thirty-five years ago, the Cardinals farm system produced another pair of remarkable lefties. Everybody knows about Steve Carlton, but one year before “Lefty”, another youngster had a historic rookie season. That pitcher was Larry Jaster and this is his story.
October 26, 1985: The Royals defeated the Cardinals 2-1 in Game 6 of the World Series.
October 23, 1985: The Cardinals defeated the Royals 3-0 in Game 4 of the World Series.