Cardinals GM John Mozeliak updates Bernie Miklasz on the vibe of Mike Matheny's camp, Dexter Fowler's immediate impact on the team and Kolten Wong's recent comments.
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The St. Louis Cardinals may not have improved to the point they can catch the Cubs, but Joe Peta thinks they may have improved enough to exceed expectations in 2017.
Matt Adams has been hitting the cover off the ball in Spring Training, but Wheeler explains why it will be difficult for the Cardinals to find a spot for him come season.
ESPN's Joe Peta joins Wheeler to give his thoughts on the Cardinals Vegas over/under predictions for the upcoming season & explain why they're a team he's bullish on for 2017.
ESPN's Mark Saxon wraps up the Cardinals Spring Training, explains why the team wasn't pleased with Kolten Wong's latest remarks and comments on Molina's current situation.
The Cards are switching over to a 3-D batting helmet logo, following the Dodgers' lead from last year.
Kolten Wong's negative reaction to being part of a possible platoon at second base has disappointed Cardinals GM John Mozeliak.
Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer
The Cardinals were not pleased by comments from second baseman Kolten Wong earlier this week. He told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch he would rather be traded than be used as a platoon player, a possibility that has arisen in part because he is batting .184 with a .558 OPS this spring. Jedd Gyorko, who led the team in home runs last year, would be the right-handed part of any platoon. "I think his comments were a little tough given the fact we have other players playing well," general manager John Mozeliak told ESPN Wednesday. "Starting Sunday, we're playing to win. Whenever a player is trying to accomplish something in spring training, that can't be an excuse for why things aren't going well. Overall, we've had a very positive camp and I certainly don't want someone's comments to bring us down."
It's about time for the torch to be passed from stalwarts who helped deliver two pennants to St. Louis' promising youngsters.
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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
Solid showing of opposite-field power there by Matt Adams, who homered to left-center off Robert Gsellman. It was Adams' fifth spring homer and he entered today batting .302 (albeit with 18 K's). I do hope the Cardinals find a way to sneak him into 300-plus PAs, because he's still got awfully underrated power potential despite the tough home ballpark for it.
ESPN's Eduardo Perez discusses with Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN the situation the Cardinals are in with Yadier Molina and explains why Molina ultimately will remain a Cardinal.
Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about Jose Canseco joining the A's broadcast booth, the Cardinals' plans with Yadier Molina and more. Plus, some "Inside Heat" on the Cubs from broadcaster Len Kasper and a check-in on the Indians from PxP voice Tom Hamilton.
Jordan Hicks hit triple digits and Junior Fernandez reached the mid-90s this spring, signaling two power arms developing in St. Louis' farm system.
Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN details the latest drama surrounding Kolten Wong and explains why he's fed up with how Wong and Mike Matheny are handling the situation.
St. Louis might have enough arms to cover for the loss of Alex Reyes, but the recent injury history of Lance Lynn, Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha could be a problem.
Martinez can be a solid 24th or 25th player on the Cardinals' roster, but that looks like his ceiling.
Before a conversation with Tigers GM Al Avila, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss Kolten Wong's displeasure, tough choices the Giants will have to make at the back of the rotation and more. Plus, Todd Radom's 27th ranked logo and the latest uniform quiz.
Fresh off a World Series, and with new digs in St. Louis, Dexter Fowler projects to be among the worst this season at Defensive Runs Saved.
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