The hot corner has been a pretty steady source of production for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2000s. It’s provided solid defense, spectacular playoff moments, and Troy Glaus. Now that I’ve gotten the randomly unnecessary1 Troy Glaus burn out of the way we can get into the top 3. Just one side note, Fernando Tatis hit his two grand slams in 1999, and only played with the Birds into 2000.
Adam Wainwright might have only been 2nd in the league in Cy Young voting, but he’s definitely 1st in the league in charisma. We’ve got less than 61 days until Opening Day 2014 against the Cincinnati Reds. Until that we’ve got plenty of gifs of everyone’s favorite staff ace, Adam Wainwright, just being Waino.
That’s one hell of a fist-pump Waino
Cardinals phenom, Kolten Wong is joining the Birds today in Chicago a few weeks before September callups.
I’ve got to imagine he’ll be getting some work in at 2B moving Carpenter over to 3B on days Freese needs some rest. Obviously, Matt “Doubles” Carpenter isn’t going to be seeing the bench much anytime soon, so it’s likely Wong will cut into Freese’s playing time.
Freese hasn’t been terrible over the last few weeks batting .311 with 1 HR and 9 RBIs over the last 15 days, but with Matt Carpenter’s sudden appearance as an All-star leadoff hitter, and Wong lurking in AAA the move has been coming for awhile. It’ll be interesting to see how the Cardinals move on with Freese, Wong, and Carpenter for the rest of the season.
The 2013 season is well under way and you’ve probably been finding yourself at a loss for words when cheering on your favorite Cardinals. We here at View From The Pine have compiled a helpful list of nicknames for the 2013 season. Feel free to shout them at ballpark, but be prepared for the onslaught of high fives you will surely receive. Birds.