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Cardinals news and notes: Edman, Waino, El Gallo

The most forgettable Cardinals to play first base since Albert Pujols left (plus, news and notes).

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Mark this down in the pretty uninteresting category but the Cardinals have had eight different players take at least one plate appearance while playing first base this season. That is a lot and in the National League trails only Pittsburgh who have nine. However, the Cardinals are the only team with at least five players with at least 25 plate appearances at the position. Anyway, for no reason at all, here I’m guessing are the players ten years from now most likely to be forgotten as having played first base after Albert Pujols left the position vacant and opted for the sunshine in Southern California.

2016 - Brayan Pena

2015 - Dan Johnson

2014 - Mark Ellis

2013 - Brock Peterson

2012 - Steven Hill (my favorite)

2011 - Mark Hamilton

What a crew. And because it’s a rule:

Here’s what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:

Tommy Edman

Joe Schwarz interviewed Cardinals 2016 draft pick. Tommy Edman.

Adam Wainwright

Adam Wainwright is crushing the ball (relatively speaking) this year and it’s just the greatest thing.

Carlos Martinez

Wednesday was our favorite pitcher’s birthday. Details here.

Facebook Live: Episode 14

Join site manager Craig Edwards as he discusses the current state of the team, including who should get the nod between Luke Weaver and Jaime Garcia.

VEB Podcast, Episode 56

Some great stuff here from John, Heather, and guest Ben Godar. I, for one, would like to to go on record and declare Darryl Kile as the greatest Colorado Rockies pitcher ever.

That’s it. Have a great weekend, everyone.