The St. Louis Cardinals traded Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for John “Not that Gant” Gant, Chris “Not that1 Ellis” Ellis, and Luke “Yes, that Dykstra” Dykstra. In order to help you better know all 3 we’ve got a special group edition of our Better Know a Cardinal series.
The St. Louis Cardinals made their first splash in free agency this offseason by signing left-handed reliever Brett Cecil to a 4 year / $30 million contract. And one thing is certain, Aroldis Chapman is going to get paid.
After a lackluster start to the offseason, the Cardinals got fans an early Christmas gift signing Mike Leake to a 5-year deal worth $80 million. That means one thing. It’s time for us to help you Better Know a Cardinal! Continue reading “Better Know a Cardinal: Mike Leake”
Adam Wainwright is easily the biggest name we’ve covered to date in our Better Know a Cardinal series. That doesn’t mean you can’t better know him. For example, did you know Waino held #3 hitters to a .188 average and 1 homerum in 101 at bats in 2014. No? Well then buckle up, because you’re about to Better Know Adam Wainwright!
This time on Better Know a Cardinal, we discuss Birds outfielder, Randal Grichuk. Join us as we take a look at the man behind the soul patch.
Working Nickname: RRAAAAANNNNDDDYYYY
Grichuk came to the Birds last year with Bourjos as a part of the Freese/Salas trade with the Angels. Randal was the Angel’s first round pick in 2009. After spending most of 2014 the season up and down between AAA Memphis, Grichuk became a big part of the 2014 NLCS run and played in some valuable games down the stretch.
Next up on Better Know a Cardinals we’re helping you better know Kolten Wong. The 5’9” Hawaiian made a name for himself in the postseason showing off some little man power with all 7 of his postseason hits being for extra base hits. Kolten looks to be dropping Wong balls as the everyday second baseman in 2015. Continue reading “Better Know a Cardinal – Kolten Wong”
Earlier this week we guided you on where to find your favorite Cardinals on Twitter. Now we’ll be introducing you to some of the newer or lesser known players to wear the Birds on the Bat in our Better Know a Cardinal series. We’re going to kick things off with probably the biggest acquisition of the offseason. Continue reading “Better Know a Cardinal – Jason Heyward”