Dexter Fowler had an up and down 2017 with the St. Louis Cardinals, his first season wearing the birds on the bat. Last offseason, he signed to be the team’s leadoff hitter and center fielder, but this offseason it appears likely that he’ll be playing a corner outfield position and hitting in the middle of the lineup. How did we get here? Fifty-five of Fowler’s … Continue reading What We Can Learn from Dexter Fowler’s First Season with the Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny’s contract extends through the 2020 season, but what sort of legacy has he built in his first six seasons as the Cardinals’ skipper? His career .560 winning percentage among active managers is second only to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dave Roberts, who has a .600 winning percentage through three seasons as the skipper in Los Angeles. Matheny’s postseason successes … Continue reading Considering the Legacy of Mike Matheny
The latest addition to Busch Stadium is the Budweiser Terrace, located at the third and fourth levels of the upper right corner of the seating bowl. The Terrace replaces six sections of seating that usually get swamped with sunlight and heat during home games. Budweiser Terrace will be open to all fans, with no ticketed or assigned seating. It aims at a social atmosphere for … Continue reading Cardinals to Open Budweiser Terrace in 2018
The St. Louis Cardinals’ search for a closing pitcher is a direct result of their decision not to extend the contract of Seung-Hwan Oh, who saved a total of 39 games for St. Louis between the 2016 and 2017 seasons. In Oh’s rookie season in Major League Baseball, he was easily the Cardinals’ most dominant relief pitcher, posting a 1.92 earned run average and 0.92 … Continue reading Could Seung-Hwan Oh Return to the Cardinals in 2018?
One of the pleasant surprises amid the frustration of the 2017 season for the St. Louis Cardinals was the emergence of rookie infielder Paul DeJong. He didn’t begin the season in St. Louis, but once he got his opportunity, he stuck as the everyday shortstop and even led the team in home runs. DeJong replaced Aledmys Diaz, who burst onto the scene in 2016 much … Continue reading How Paul Dejong Can Avoid a Sophomore Slump in 2018