It’ Not Exactly the Midas Touch but it is Goldschmidt

It’s official. The Cardinals acquired Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks for catcher Carson Kelly, pitcher Luke Weaver, and prospect Andy Young. Let’s look into this. The Cardinals gave up five years of Carson Kelly contract but he was stalled behind Yadier Molina for at least two more years. Look for Andrew Knizner to be the […]

Baseball Awards, Games to Watch in Offseason and More!

Don’t get down and lonely because the baseball season is over. There is plenty to watch and talk about for the next 100 days or so before pitchers and catchers report. The MLB Network begins their offseason shows beginning with Hot Stove at 9AM ET hosted by Matt Vasgersian, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and Ken Rosenthal. MLB […]

Cardinals Complete Coaching Staff for 2019

Press Release from Cardinals:   CARDINALS HIRE ALBERT AND CLAPP TO COACHING STAFF; ALBERT WAS ASTROS SECOND HITTING COACH; CLAPP MAKES MOVE FROM MEMPHIS ST. LOUIS, Mo. – October 29, 2018 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today they have hired Jeff Albert as hitting coach and Richard “Stubby” Clapp as first base coach. The […]

An Impact Bat is Great But What About the Fielding?

Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak has publicly stated the organization is seeking an impact bat for next year. Everyone likes the big bopper players on their team but is that the most pressing need for the Cardinals? Will the team simply outslug the other teams and abandon other aspects of the team? Of course […]

This Cardinals Baseball Season Was Unacceptable

  There isn’t any way of getting around it. The Cardinals and all those associated with it failed in the 2018 season. If you don’t make the playoffs, you are just another mediocre baseball organization. The Cardinals got in a hole early with their blind trust of Mike Matheny. He held on to the veterans […]

Mediocrity Continues for Cardinals

This Cardinals team, the 2018 version. is so average at best.   Cardinals Team   Recently, the Cardinals smacked the White Sox, one of the worst team in baseball, with lots of runs (14) in a game. That should happen. But the nest night the team is shutout out by the Sox. That shouldn’t happen. […]

Rick Ankiel’s The Phenomenon (Book Review)

I was reminded that I hadn’t posted for a while…… This is one of 50 books that I have reviewed at KnupSports. Feel free to check what books you may want to read next.   The Phenomenon, Book Review By Rick Ankiel Imagine reaching your dream of playing major league baseball and pitching for one of the […]

Cardinals Daily Prospects Report and Game Results

4/24/18 Games CARDINALS NEWS The Cardinals didn’t play on Monday. They will begin a 3-game series at Busch Stadium with the New York Mets. On Tuesday it will be Luke Weaver vs Steven Matz, Wednesday finds Michael Wacha on the hill and Thursday will be Carlos Martinez.   MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS Memphis won 3-0 as Austin […]