Tag Archives: Victor Marte

Cards #1 farm system continues to be tested

The Cards made an interesting roster move this morning, calling up Victor Marte and sending down Carlos Martinez.  Marte is probably only up until Thursday, and then the Cards have to move someone into the rotation to start for John … Continue reading

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Motte has tear in elbow, Boggs to start 2013 as Cards closer

The Cards just announced that Jason Motte will be shut down with a tear in his right elbow, and Mitchell Boggs will be the Cards closer to start the year.  As I always say, you never have a pitching surplus.  … Continue reading

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Cards will need another miracle run

The Cincinnati Reds won their 10th in row today to pull 7.5 games ahead of the Cards.  The Reds are looking like the Brewers of 2011.  The Cards continued to fail in close games by losing in extra innings today, … Continue reading

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Why is Victor Marte still being used in close games?

Once again, the Cardinals failed to win a close game last night.  I wanted to wait until after the Cubs series to see if the Cards could keep the momentum going before bringing it up, but the use of Victor … Continue reading

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Sabermetrics, common sense and the Cards middle relievers

The Cards offense is close to being the best in all of MLB, even with the pitcher hitting instead of the DH.  For those out there who like or dislike Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s hard to argue with how … Continue reading

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