Even the most casual of fans know that the biggest sports story in a while is upon us, “Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series”. I will grant you that they probably have their share of respectable, long-suffering fans who for those people, it would be great to see their faith in their team […]

Some people may like to get a refresher course on our farm system before we add all the new players from the upcoming 2016 MLB Draft. I figured the best way to do that was just round up a bunch of reference links altogether…     http://m.mlb.com/prospects/2016?list=stl http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2016/1/6/10698596/the-viva-el-birdos-top-21-ish-cardinals-prospects-list-for-2016-part http://www.vivaelbirdos.com/viva-el-birdos-top-prospects-2016 http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28308 http://www.scout.com/mlb/cardinals/story/1617168-40-days-40-nights-40-cards-prospects-2016 http://redbirdrants.com/?s=top+prospects St. Louis Cardinals […]

While the info here has a focus on the picks the Cardinals have and the bonus’ allotted to their picks, other teams can use the various reference link info for their own purposes to gain insight into the 2016 MLB draft.     Dates: June 9-11 Thurs, June 9….Rd1 – CB:B…6 p.m……MLB Network & MLB.com […]

Let me preface this by saying that I like the main functions of the qualifying offer (QO) regarding free agency in the MLB. It helps to keep big spenders in check and gives compensation to teams that lose good free agents (FA). These are 2 concepts that are needed regarding free agency in professional sports […]

With the recent signing of Seung-Hwang Oh, I cannot help but wonder if there is a little more to adding him than just a boost to the bullpen. But before we get into that, please read his VEB scouting report and this KBO info page about him.   I like the signing because any time […]

Day 2 of the 2015 MLB draft involves rounds three through ten, and a bunch of research given how most of the players I really had no idea about. Usually in this portion of the draft, teams take a bunch of college seniors because they have no leverage regarding bonus slot money, and thus much […]

At worst, the 2015 draft will make it so the media guys will no longer peg them as a team that will only take college pitchers with their early picks. I loved reading all the quotes from Chris Correa, the Cardinals new draft director, about how they basically picked the best player available when it […]