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Cardinals news and notes: DeJong, stars, farm, Eckstein, Royals

Monday’s VEB

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a look back at Monday’s stories:

An update on Paul DeJong’s extreme profile - Ben Markham checked in on Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong’s skill set. The rookie has made improvements, as Ben notes, but the strikeouts are still mounting.

Why don’t the Cardinals have more stars? - Pegasus attempts to answer why the Cardinals lack a big star. And no, it’s not just because they refrain from blockbuster trades or mega free-agent signings.

Weekend Farm Report: Stefan Trosclair hits for cycle, Randy Arozarena walk off, Austin Gomber & Jack Flaherty toss gems, Jacob Schlesener goes six hitless - I recapped the weekend on the farm, which included a cycle and six hitless innings.

Let’s watch David Eckstein hit a grand slam - A Hunt and Peck - Lil_scooter’s link post highlighted a David Eckstein grand slam, as well as links from the league.

Cardinals should destroy the Royals - Craig Edwards previewed this week’s i70 series between the Royals and Cardinals, with the first two games at Kauffman Stadium.

Cardinals v Royals Lineups Game Thread, August 7 - Here you can find starting lineups and the community thread for last night’s game.

The Cardinals destroyed the Royals - A recap from August 7, 2017 - Lil_scooter recapped Monday’s 11-3 win, as the Cardinals reached .500!

That does it for Monday. Check back Tuesday for more!