Clayton Mortensen

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Reviewing the Cards' Draft -- Rounds 2-5

    ​Two down, one to go. The MLB draft proceeded on through round 20 yesterday, giving the Cardinals ample chance to add talent to their farm system, as well as frustrate and annoy fans and easily-baited internet columnists alike. The final 30 rounds will happen today, with very few of the players at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Circling the Drain

    Does anybody want to tell me when this whole thing just went to hell? Remember when the Cardinals were a first-class organization, one that made smart moves, fielded competitive teams, and had everyone pulling in the same direction? Well, guess what, folks, the party, as they say, is over. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Cardinals Second Half Preview

    First, and most importantly, you'll have to forgive the lack of a clever title. I thought and thought, then thought some more, and really just didn't like any of the options I came up with. Some were too obscure, some not obscure enough, some didn't make much sense, still others lacked any tie to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Clayton Mortensen Called Up (?)

    It appears that Clayton Mortensen has been called up by the Cardinals. A poster by the name of cardsfan1 first reported it over at Future Redbirds, and this particular poster has been known to be very reliable. If this report is true, I have to admit being both excited and downright confused by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Cardinals Pass on Arbitration for Isringhausen and More

    At 11:00 p.m. central time on Monday, baseball's arbitration deadline passed. And one of the most puzzling storylines of the off-season began.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    What If: The Cardinals Acquire San Diego Ace Jake Peavy

    Ah, the sweet taste of victory. The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Red Sox, slayed the evil giant, felled the mighty ogre, whatever analogy you like. However you wish to say it, the Rays are your American League champions for the year of 2008. Congratulations to Tampa Bay, and congratulations to thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Born to Lohse: Extending Kyle Lohse's Contract Won't Win the Cardinals a Championship

    The Cardinals kept Kyle Lohse out of his start yesterday afternoon. Apparently, Lohse was meeting with the Cards' team doctors, most likely in advance of announcement of a new deal for the right-hander. So what does that mean, you ask? Well, I have to tell you, I'm really torn on this one. I'm tor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    The Seven Brightest St. Louis Cardinals Prospects

    I don't want to jump all over a guy when he hits a walk-off anything, but honestly, could that have been a more pathetic swing? I'm pretty sure the commissioner's office is reviewing tape of Cesar Izturis' at-bat right now, trying to decide whether or not they can actually let a game be won on a hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    Minor Leagues: Cardinals Youngsters Show Promise

    Back before the season even started, I picked out seven players in the Cards' minor league system that I thought bore watching. Well, the minor league seasons are right about a third of the way through, and I thought the off-day would make a good opportunity to take a look at those players and see h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Pitcher Matt Clement Making a Comeback

    While the Cardinals were waiting out the rain in Washington last night, a very interesting plot development was taking place a ways down the coast, in Florida. Matt Clement finally stepped onto a mound and started on the road back to the big leagues. Clement Clement, the 33-year-old r ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2008