St. Louis Cardinals righthanded starting pitcher Shelby Miller had to beat out Joe Kelly for the fifth and final spot in the rotation through somewhat of a spring training-long duel between the two pitchers in 2013, and Kelly faces a similar challenge that could produce a similar result in 2014.
I recently wrote a piece for Yahoo Sports naming my choices for the “10 Greatest Athletes In St. Louis Sports History”. As with any list of that nature, it can seem incomplete and open to a lot of debate among fans.
As Major League Baseball heads into the All-Star break two players stood out for me personally this week.
Entering the season, the St. Louis Cardinals wealth of top notch prospects was the spotlight of all organizations in baseball. But the season has proven that depth, not names, is truly the strength of the system.
The St. Louis Cardinals knew rookie right-handed starting pitcher Shelby Miller had talent since they drafted him No. 19 overall in the 2009 draft, but others in baseball questioned if the Houston-native’s maturity level would allow him to succeed at the sport’s highest level.
he Rookie Hurler for the St. Louis Cardinals Has Been Impressive Thus Far
It gets lost in the shuffle sometimes just how important of a Cardinal Scott Rolen was. And with his career perhaps coming to a close this week, it’s a ripe time to take a look at why.
Examining the 2013 Hall Of Fame ballot and Aaron Sele’s career.
Examining the 2013 Hall Of Fame ballot and Kenny Lofton’s career.
Examining the 2013 Hall Of Fame ballot and Julio Franco’s career.