Monday Afternoon St. Louis Cardinals Links

It’s a cold Monday afternoon throughout most of the country but here’s some St. Louis Cardinals links that might spark your reading interests.

Rob Kaminsky, one of two first round picks in last year’s draft, is getting ready for Spring Training. The left-handed pitcher has been throwing regularly during the offseason.
Dec 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Newly-inducted Baseball Hall of Fame managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox (l-r) pose for a photo during the MLB Winter Meetings at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. Image Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports
RetroSimba looks at how Hall of Fame managers Tony LaRussa and Sparky Anderson differed on how they chose their Hall of Fame plaques. Anderson managed in the Cardinals organization until Reds GM Bob Howsam hired him for the Reds opening. Howsam previously served as the Cardinals GM.

CardinalsFarm compares the minor league rankings of the top 100 prospects and where the St. Louis Cardinals prospects are ranked. Keith Law will post the ESPN rankings this week.

Call to the Pen takes a look at Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha.

At the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo asks who are the best coaches in baseball. Cafardo ranks former Cardinals first base coach Dave McKay as the third best outfield/base running coach. Former Cardinals assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina is ranked as the 5th best catching coach. Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo was not listed. There is no doubt in my mind that Dave Duncan would have been ranked first in pitching coaches if he had not retired as an active coach.