Can the worm turn? Dan O'Neill believes the worm can turn.
The Cards lost to the Fish yesterday with a score of 9-1. It was not a good day for Mark Mulder. However, the Cards beat the Washington Nationals 7-0 today with a Jason Marquis home run. This brings the record this spring to 14-10-1. I think we'd be seeing a different record had we not had players lost to the World Baseball Classic.
In transactional news, Jeff Nelson was released. Brian Daubach was reassigned to the Memphis Redbirds.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer previews my beloved Cardinals.
KEY OFFSEASON ADDITIONS: SP - Sidney Ponson, RP - Braden Looper, RP - Ricardo Rincon, 2B - Junior Spivey, INF - Aaron Miles, OF - Larry Bigbie, OF - Juan Encarnacion, C - Gary BennettI don't think that Spivey will start. He's had a pathetic spring this year. David Eckstein, on the other hand, is having a very impressive spring season.
KEY OFFSEASON SUBTRACTIONS: SP - Matt Morris, RP - Ray King, RP - Julian Tavarez, OF - Larry Walker, OF - Reggie Sanders, 2B - Mark Grudzielanek, INF/OF - John Mabry, INF - Abraham Nunez
PROJECTED LINEUP: David Eckstein (SS), Larry Bigbie (LF), Albert Pujols (1B), Jim Edmonds (CF), Scott Rolen (3B), Juan Encarnacion (RF), Junior Spivey (2B), Yadier Molina (C)
PROJECTED ROTATION: Chris Carpenter (RHP), Mark Mulder (LHP), Jeff Suppan (RHP), Jason Marquis (RHP), Sidney Ponson (RHP)
PROJECTED CLOSER: Jason Isringhausen (RHP)
The rotation is as follows: Carp, Ponson, Mulder, Marquis, Suppan.