St. Louis Cardinals: Morning News Links


Here is some morning reading for St. Louis Cardinals fans.

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Stan Musial‘s company, Stan the Man, Inc., has closed up shop. I can’t say that I am surprised. After all, we’ve been without the Man for just over two years now. It was bound to happen at some point. I’m only surprised it happened this long. In the days that followed Stan’s passing, I made sure to get a 8×10 composite photo that wasn’t just signed by Stan but also inscribed with his Hall of Fame induction year.

Stan’s business agent Dick Zitzmann believes the autographed inventory will be gone for good in half a year from now, maybe even less.

One of the big questions for the outfield is the role that Peter Bourjos will have during the 2015 baseball season. Bourjos wasn’t exactly a healthy player this past year and Jon Jay was one of the most underrated players of the year (Jon Heyman’s words, not mine) while playing in center field.

In former Cardinals news, the Texas Rangers have signed outfielder Ryan Ludwick to a minor league contract with an invite to the Major League Spring Training Camp.

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning is mad about his experience while serving on this year’s Golden Era Committee.

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron celebrates his 81st birthday today. In the eyes of many, he is very much still the current Home Run King.

After ranking the top 100 prospects, Keith Law ranks the top ten prospects by position. Jacob Wilson is the fifth best prospect playing second base. Law has more than ten players in some positions like the outfield, where Stephen Piscotty is the fourteenth best outfield prospect. Alex Reyes is the 25th best right-handed pitching prospect. Marco Gonzales and Rob Kaminsky are the eighth and ninth best left-handed pitching prospects, respectfully.