Fanpost(s) of Note
- The St. Louis Cardinals officially announced their extension with Matt Carpenter Saturday morning. I broke the deal down here and here.
- Fink dissected what to look for during the Cards-Nats game.
- I opined that one OOGY reliever is enough for the Cardinals (even though the club seems to disagree with me).
- Joe wrote about how the Carpenter extension brings stability to third base.
- Joe: The Cardinals signed Aledmys Diaz.
- Craig took a look at the roster crunch the Carpenter extension and Diaz signing create.
- Fourstick gave us a retrospective on Carpenter's climb through the Cardinals farm system.
- Lil' Scooter delivered a special Carpenter edition of Hunt & Peck links.
- Fink analyzed the Cards-Tigers matchup in the 3/10 game thread.
- I broke down how Diaz doesn't fit into the typical categories we typically place players, which makes analyzing his signing a bit tricky.
- Fourstick looked at where Diaz might start his professional career in the Cardinals organization.
- Joe explained why he thinks spring training is awesome.
- In the game thread post, Fink set the table for the Mets-Cards game.
- Craig examined Yadier Molina defense.
- I looked at which Cardinals were getting IP and PAs in the spring training opportunity tracker.
- Rui unveiled the 2014 VEB projections for Michael Wacha.
- Rui led things off with the 2014 VEB projections for Joe Kelly
- Craig analyzed Jhonny Peralta defense and how changing teams might affect it.
- I explored when Diaz will become a free agent and why.
- Fink set the scene for the Cards-Braves game.
- I updated the Cardinals spring training roster matrix with the news that the club sent three players (including Oscar Taveras) to minor-league camp.
- Joe started things off with a look back at the Jake Westbrook-Ryan Ludwick trade.
- I expressed my hope that Taveras has matured as much mentally as physically since I saw him almost three years ago in Low-A ball.
- Rui delivered the final (and saddest) 2014 VEB projections: Jaime Garcia.
- Lil' Scooter provided us her personally curated Hunt & Peck links.
- Fink told us everything we needed to know about the Cardinals-Astros matchup in his game thread post.