Nine St. Louis Cardinals farmhands may soon walk away as minor league free agents, seven of whom were members of the 2009 Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Six of the nine are left-handed pitchers.
October 14, 2009
In the midst of a tight pennant race in the Pacific Coast League, the Memphis Redbirds have seen eight transactions over the last ten days alone, all with pitchers. The list includes two more on Friday and likely more to come with Kyle Lohse's injury with St. Louis.
August 22, 2009
On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals cut eight players from major league spring training camp. The group includes six pitchers, outfielder Brian Barton and infielder Allen Craig.
17 St. Louis Cardinals with less than three years service time now have 2009 contracts. When might they become arbitration-eligible in the future and why?
February 28, 2009
The St. Louis Cardinals claimed left-handed reliever Charlie Manning from the Washington Nationals, dropping first baseman Josh Phelps to make roster space.
October 15, 2008
For the last two seasons, Charlie Manning was stuck in a state of flux in Double-A Trenton. He proved time and time again that he could pitch at the Double-A level, going 8-3 with a 2.71 ERA last season. But, once he finally earned his promotion to Triple-A, things always seemed to go wrong. Before Manning could ever get adjusted to Triple-A batters, he found himself back in the Eastern League.