Campo Júpiter / Jupiter Field | ESP-ENG
CARDENALES AL ROJO VIVO / RED-HOT CARDINALS
Already entering the development of the different teams in spring training in this 2023, we can not start this tour without observing the squad of the St. Louis Cardinals, the 11-time world champions begin their activities with several expectations and several challenges for this season, which are quite interesting to study and that in one way or another mark the beginning of what will be a new cycle with different new faces, Without their main figure behind the plate as was Yadier Molina and what will be the last season for a pitcher such as Adam Adam Wainwright, who has left a legacy in this organization, this type of roster moves this currency is used to get ahead quite successfully, and has led them in the past to achieve championships, giving rise to the fact that they are more than a baseball team.
CAMPO JÚPITER / JUPITER FIELD
Jupiter Field in Florida, home of the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training and exhibition games, has witnessed back-to-back victories by this team, which has once again pulled through a season with the absence of different players for different reasons, showing that they are a clearly integrated organization and that they are prepared to continue in time and close cycles, as well as to open them, to battle once again in their usual ''Central'' division of the National League and defend last season's divisional title that they practically won by sheer perseverance and dedication.
The victories 12 runs for 7 against the New York Mets and 5 runs for 3 against the Washington Nationals have meant that the Cardinals are extremely prepared for this new season, although it is still too early to say it, this type of commitments are very useful to study and analyze various aspects of your team's game, knowing how to integrate the new pieces and the new players coming from your farms, who are already taking those steps that will not lead them anywhere else but to the big team in April.
From the mound have looked good, and in the case of the last game against the Nationals was no exception, 2 perfect innings of young pitcher Matthew Liberatore meant a good job and an excellent presentation of only 28 pitches which were very effective, being this what has always characterized these teams of St. Louis, to own, train and take their pitchers very well, to further strengthen the team as such, in this area, which is the one that has generated great results throughout its history as an organization, also belonging to a league such as the old circuit, characterized by being purely pitching par excellence.
All this has been the responsibility of the management, to bring the ideal replacement to fill a casualty, the absence of a player who accompanied them for almost 20 seasons and who was practically the conductor of the orchestra in the field, Wilson Contreras has come to this team and if we look at it, he has all the attributes to continue with that legacy, defensive talent, good bat and the particularity of being Latino like Molina, also having enough experience to assume this role and this challenge, in such a winning organization and with so much tradition in the big leagues.
On the offensive side the figures in these two games have now been 3, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschimdt and now we add the young promise of only 20 years of age, Jordan Walker, the number 1 prospect of the organization has shown on the field everything that has been said of him, good defensive throws in the gardens and good bat, This adds to the team and the lineup a new piece that will be of great help in this long road in the season, although they say he is not yet ready to make his debut in the big team for the opening day, I think it will be a matter of time for him to make the great leap that all the fans and technicians of the team are waiting for him.
The performances of Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschimdt in these spring games and especially in this last one, where the Reds won against the Nationals, have been very good news, both have hit 6-5, with 2 home runs and 2 runs batted in as well as 2 runs scored, adding that the homers were consecutive, they tell us that they are already in tune, and that they will not need many preparation games to show all their qualities for the cause of Oliver Marmol's team, being these the base of the lineup to compete in this 2023 in the National League.
TODO MARCHA BIEN / EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL
With the victory over the Nationals showing that everything is going very well, with an excellent record of 3 wins and only 1 loss, it has to be seen that all their pieces are working with full efficiency and normality, meeting the team's expectations that what they have brought back to the organization and plan to bring out to compete for the first time will work for them.
Como todo equipo competitivo y ganador al mejor estilo de los Yankees de Nueva York, tienen cubierto casi todos los frentes, y agregando además, que tienen aproximadamente 4 prospectos en sus granjas que en cualquier momento dan el salto al equipo grande, siendo esto de gran valía, debido a que son jugadores netamente del equipo desde sus inicios y no les costará mucho ponerlos a jugar cuando sea necesario.
Like any competitive and winning team in the best style of the New York Yankees, they have almost all fronts covered, and in addition, they have approximately 5 prospects in their farms that at any moment make the jump to the big team, being this of great value, because they are players of the team from its beginnings and it will not cost much to put them to play when necessary.
Entre ellos destaca el mencionado jugador Jordan Walker, jardinero y jugador de posición en el cuadro, específicamente la tercera base, le siguen Masyn Winn campocorto de tan solo 20 años de edad, en tercer lugar tenemos al lanzador Gordon Graceffo quien ha tenido buenos números y ya debería estar listo en cualquier momento para estar con el equipo grande, otro lanzador que a pesar de que aún no ha conocido la victoria en casi 20 inicios, ha reflejado un control magnífico, que lo ha llevado a tener una efectividad de 2.39, estos 4 prospectos encabezan una listas de jóvenes promesas que en un futuro no muy lejano serán los encargados de tomar el lugar dejado por otros jugadores importantes y empezar un nuevo ciclo.
Among them stands out the aforementioned player Jordan Walker, outfielder and position player in the box, especially third base, followed by Masyn Winn shortstop of only 20 years of age, in third place we have the pitcher Gordon Graceffo who has had good numbers and should be ready at any time to be with the big team, another pitcher who although he has not yet known the victory in almost 20 starts, has reflected a magnificent control that has led him to have an effectiveness of 2. 39, these 4 prospects head a list of promising young players that in the not too distant future will be in charge of taking the place left by other important players and start a new cycle.
HASTA LA PRÓXIMA / SEE YOU NEXT TIME