The Cardinal Nation's on-site minors coverage

The Cardinal Nation's team of seven locally-based reporters, including new writers in Batavia and Johnson City, bring St. Louis Cardinals minor league news to subscribers seven days a week.

With Opening Day of the short-season schedule just a few days away, The Cardinal Nation is ready. 2012 promises the most comprehensive local team coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system in our site's history – an end-to-end, first-hand view of the organization from top to bottom that is available nowhere else.

Batavia's Martin
This season, we are welcoming two new team reporters, Sloane Martin in Batavia and Katherine Fernandez in Johnson City. They join returning Gulf Coast League Cardinals writer Paul Ivice in providing eyewitness news from all three of the St. Louis Cardinals short-season clubs, which are currently assembling in New York, Tennessee and Florida.

A native of Los Angeles, Martin is a sports reporter for WCJW in Western New York. When she's not at Dwyer Stadium in Batavia, she can be found covering the Rochester Red Wings of the International League at RochesterBaseballObserver.com. Sloane has a degree in broadcast journalism.

JC's Fernandez
Fernandez attends East Tennessee State University as a Mass Communication major/ Leadership Studies minor with an emphasis in journalism. Currently she works for the East Tennessean as an editor. In her free time, she does freelance writing for Zemandi and Tweet Teams for TimesNews of Kingsport, Tenn.

Martin, Fernandez and Ivice join our four reporters who continue to cover the Cardinals full-season clubs, providing local-based news from every US stop in the system. Along with player features, tips, transactions and injury-based hot news posted immediately throughout the week, these seven reporters will provide subscribers an in-depth analysis of their team's happenings on the following weekly schedule.

Sunday: Gulf Coast League Cardinals Notebook – by Paul Ivice
Monday: Batavia Muckdogs Notebook – by Sloane Martin
Tuesday: Quad Cities River Bandits Notebook – by Jon Popham
Wednesday: Memphis Redbirds Notebook – by Pierce Jefferson
Thursday: Springfield Cardinals Notebook – by Brandon Mahler
Friday: Palm Beach Cardinals Notebook – by Juan Dorado
Saturday: Johnson City Cardinals Notebook – by Katherine Fernandez

To keep on top of daily game results and player stats throughout the entire season, our Minor League Notebooks, written by Leonda Markee, are posted each morning, seven days a week.

To read more about the entire staff of The Cardinal Nation, click here.



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