Author: Brian Swope

St. Louis Cardinals Must Look Within for New Direction

St. Louis Cardinals Must Look Within for New Direction

The firing of Mike Matheny as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals has left the organization looking for a new direction. There are winning managers available, but the best options are products of the Cardinal Way. It finally happened. The moment that a majority of the fan base has been clamoring for finally came to […]

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Red Schoendienst: The Consummate Cardinal

Red Schoendienst: The Consummate Cardinal

On June 6, 2018, the St. Louis Cardinals lost the longest-tenured member of their organization. Red Schoendienst was more than a long time member of the Cardinals. Known simply as “Red,” he was the very embodiment of the Cardinal Way. Albert Fred “Red” Schoendienst came to the St. Louis Cardinals in the spring of 1942 […]

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Michael Wacha: The Best Pitcher Nobody Talks About

Michael Wacha: The Best Pitcher Nobody Talks About

The biggest bright spot for the 2018 St. Louis Cardinals is the starting rotation. It has vastly outperformed expectations. Most of the rotation has been talked about all year, but there is one pitcher whose name has hardly been mentioned at all. It’s time that Michael Wacha was properly recognized. For obvious reasons, names like […]

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St. Louis Cardinals Hitting Coach Needs Replaced

St. Louis Cardinals Hitting Coach Needs Replaced

The St. Louis Cardinals currently sit atop the NL Central Division. The biggest reason for that is their pitching. The offense has been terribly anemic. The Cardinals Hitting Coach John Mabry is not getting the job done. Maybe it is time for a change. This was supposed to be the year the St. Louis Cardinals […]

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What We Know After the Cardinals’ April

What We Know After the Cardinals’ April

By all accounts, the St. Louis Cardinals were supposed to compete for the National League Central Division crown this season. After the Cardinals’ April, here’s what we know about this team so far. The Good The good news is that after the┬áSt. Louis Cardinals‘ April they are right where they were supposed to be. They […]

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Cardinals’ International Scouting Paying Dividends

Cardinals’ International Scouting Paying Dividends

I was fortunate enough to sit in on a Q&A session with John Mozeliak and Team President Bill DeWitt III. When it was my turn to ask a question, there was only one thing I wanted more information on and that was the Cardinals’ international scouting department. One of the biggest head-scratching moves of the […]

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