With Mike Leake no longer a member of the St. Louis Cardinals, a permanent rotation spot has seemingly opened up for the 24-year-old Luke Weaver. I use the qualifier "seemingly" because other options exist should Weaver falter. Fortunately, this has not been an issue for Weaver just yet (small sample
Photo Credit: @cardinalsgifs Welcome to the second episode of On the Black, a St. Louis Cardinals pitching-focused podcast with Joe Schwarz (@stlcupofjoe) and Zach Gifford (@zjgifford). If you missed our first episode, you can find it here. The audio for this episode is available at the end of this article. Again,
Yadier Molina has made plenty of headlines lately. First, after manager Mike Matheny implied Molina looked tired, we got this Instagram post. A few days later, Yadi took to Instagram again to throw shade Matheny’s way. Then, CardsCards gave us a look at Yadi’s future Instagram posts. It’s fair to question
In recent years, the St. Louis Cardinals front office has seemingly focused on constructing a roster with a high floor. The free agent signings of Dexter Fowler, Mike Leake, and Brett Cecil support that notion. This philosophy keeps the team competitive, and it’s hard to argue against the front office’s
photo by @cardinalsgifs Welcome to the season premiere of The StatCap, where I’ll review the past week in St. Louis Cardinals baseball with quick hit analysis and notes through a Statcast and Pitchf/x lens. The StatCap will be run weekly, sometimes more if the St. Louis Cardinals play enough good baseball.
photo by @cardinalsgifs We are officially three weeks into the 2017 season, and Mike Leake has been the St. Louis Cardinals best pitcher. As of April 22nd, he leads all qualified National League starting pitchers with a 0.84 ERA. His FIP, which estimates a pitcher's ERA independent of his team defense,