This weekend, the St Louis Cardinals are getting Cardinals fans pumped about the upcoming season. With the Cardinals Caravan and Winter Warm up this weekend, the 2014 baseball season is nearly upon us. That means players are speaking with the media to set those expectations for the 2014 season. Here are some news and notes from this weekend.
Allen Craig will be ready for Spring Training
Here is a quote from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“I feel really good,” he said this afternoon. “After the season, I took a month off just to rest up and heal. I started rehabbing and working out and conditioning after that. I’ve been doing that ever since, and it feels pretty good right now. I’ll be ready for spring training and ready for the season. I’m feeling good.”
Lance Lynn Calls Himself A Starter
– Lance Lynn chided the media for asking him about competing for a role in the starting rotation, saying that he wasn’t aware there was a competition. He called himself a starter and batted away a question about whether his ability to perform out of the bullpen made him an attractive fit for both relief and the rotation.
“I’m a starter,” he said. “That’s it.”
Shelby Miller Calls His Postseason MIA “Weird”
“I don’t really have a good answer for it, to be honest,” Miller said. “The best answer I can give you is we had such a good thing going. I could see myself pitching outside of Pittsburgh. I knew I was going to get held back a little bit against them with the struggles I had against them later in the season. After that, we had such good starting pitching throughout that series and the bullpen, they all throw 98 in the bullpen and I don’t throw that hard. They had these dominant guys throughout the whole lineup, so it’s kind of hard to throw somebody in there who … Maybe he felt like I hadn’t been around and just didn’t really have an opportunity to get in there. But we were winning games, so you can’t really complain.”
Cardinals Announce 22 Players for new Hall of Fame
The organization has already elected to enshrine 22 former Cardinals, all of whom have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame or whose number has been retired by the club. That inaugural class includes: Jim Bottomley, Ken Boyer, Lou Brock, Jack Buck, Gussie Busch, Dizzy Dean, Frank Frisch, Bob Gibson, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Whitey Herzog, Rogers Hornsby, Tony La Russa, Joe Medwick, Johnny Mize, Stan Musial, Branch Rickey, Red Schoendienst, Enos Slaughter, Ozzie Smith, Billy Southworth and Bruce Sutter.
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