Jaime Garcia was somewhat of a polarizing player in Cardinals fandom. To some he was a "headcase", to others he was a master of his craft, turning pitching into a form of artistry, the movement graceful, like that of a painter stroking a canvas. To other others, he was meticulously groomed eye-candy. There were no shortage of opinions on Jaime, or as he was affectionately called in these parts "Hotme", but through all those opinions there were memories made, and with the announcement of he being traded to the Braves, we would be remiss to not reflect on some of them.
For today's hunt and peck @vivaelbirdos please tweet me some of your favorite Jaime Garcia moments...— Scooter Simon (@lil_scooter93) December 2, 2016
I believe that game is this one from April 17, 2010.
Not a lot of video of Garcia from that game, but here is the box score.
@lil_scooter93 saw him pitch in Milwaukee in 2010, was disappointed I did get to see Carp pitch, but Jaime threw a gem.— Loidolt (@loidz45) December 2, 2016
Sitting two tables across from him during breakfast at the First Watch in Clayton on the morning of Game 6 in 2011. Good times. https://t.co/yF65vOd6ue— Alex Bausch (@CFN_Intern) December 2, 2016
Every day that beard was lined up so well. https://t.co/SmldbCrnrL— MattLand, USA (@STLMattinals) December 2, 2016
what else is going on in baseball...
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- The Most Atypical Players in Baseball | FanGraphs Baseball
- How the new MLB collective bargaining agreement changes baseball | SBNation.com
- MLB winter meetings guide -- let's make a deal in D.C. | ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- Braves trade for pitcher Jaime García | MLB.com
- St. Louis Cardinals trade Jaime Garcia to Atlanta Braves for prospects | ESPN
- Braves continue rotation overhaul with intriguing addition of Jaime Garcia | Talking Chop
- Atlanta Trades for Upside in Form of Jaime Garcia | FanGraphs Baseball
- Scouting the Cardinals’ Return for Jaime Garcia | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Cardinals have acquired John Gant -- owner of the weirdest windup in baseball | MLB.com
- BenFred's 5: Cardinals now own one of baseball's most bizarre windups | Ben Frederickson | stltoday.com
- MLB Rumor Central: St. Louis Cardinals could non-tender Seth Maness | MLB Rumor Central | ESPN
- Ortiz: Latino big leaguers play big role in negotiations | Jesus Ortiz | stltoday.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- Pirates' trade talks include Andrew McCutchen | MLB.com
- Andrew McCutchen trade talks between Pirates, Nationals reportedly escalate | SBNation.com
- Jung Ho Kang charged with DUI, leaving the scene | Bucs Dugout
- Reds should consider trading Joey Votto | MLB.com
- Billy Hamilton, the Absolute Freak | FanGraphs Baseball
- The Cubs Have Too Many Outfielders! | FanGraphs Baseball
- Winter meetings preview: Chicago Cubs set sights on pitching | Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN
- MLB Rumor Central: Dexter Fowler seeking $18 million per year? | MLB Rumor Central | ESPN
viva el stuff...
Did the Cardinals Trade LHP Garcia Too Soon? | Viva El Birdos
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