Around The Cardinal Blogosphere


I’ve got a pretty lengthy post about ready for tomorrow, so today, I’ll keep it short.  There are a couple of interesting tidbits out around Cardinal Nation worth checking out.

First, a little news.  It seems the Cards have extended their agreement with Quad Cities, their Midwest League affiliate.  The Single-A club has been tied to St. Louis for three years now, and the River Bandits have reached the postseason in all three.  Read the entire press release here.

Next, for anyone like me, who can’t get enough Rick Ankiel info, the folks at Fungoes have a nice analysis. Projecting Ankiel’s numbers isn’t easy.  He appeared in only 47 games in his storybook return to the majors last season.  Check out their “skeptical” assessment here.

And finally, with all the discussion about who’ll bat leadoff for the Redbirds this season, Ryan at Cardinals Diaspora weighs in and reveals the unimpressive walk rates by each of the candidates.

Keep counting, Cards fans.  Only nine more days until pitchers and catchers report.