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Cardinals exercise $11.5 million option on Garcia for 2016

Jaime Garcia will be returning to the Cards' rotation next season.  Jeff Roberson AP PhotoThe St. Louis Cardinals took care of one relatively sizable question for their offseason on Sunday night, exercising a team option on left-handed starter Jaime Garcia. He'll be paid $11.5 million for the upcoming season, as the Cards saw his upside as being worth the financial commitment. The...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals to retain Garcia: where does rotation stand now?

As we learned Sunday morning, the St. Louis Cardinals will reportedly exercise Jaime Garcia‘s $11.5 million option for 2016. Though Garcia hasn’t pitched a full season since 2011 (the most starts he’s made in a season since is 20), bringing the lefty back at an affordable price was probably not a very taxing decision for John Mozeliak and company. Sure, it’s no secret Garcia...
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Cardinals: Jaime Garcia option picked up

RB Fallstrom-AP One last ride? It’s hard to not think about Vin Diesel and his soulful band of street thieves when I think of Jaime Garcia’s 11.5 million option being picked by the St. Louis Cardinals for 2016. He is back, ladies and gents. Truth is he never left the building. It was just our imagination. This ends the John Lackey hopes. Officially. No room for a stubborn cowboy...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Bring back Jaime Garcia or cut him loose?

Jeff Curry / USA Today Sports One of the juiciest questions heading into the offseason for the St. Louis Cardinals is deciding what to do with embattled, tricky and all together maddening lefthanded starter Jaime Garcia. He’s brilliant when healthy, but that last part is becoming a relative idea that isn’t easy to hold in one spot. Does Jaime’s effectiveness on the mound make...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia’s Aching Tummy Puts Cardinals In Deep NLDS Hole

Heartburn? Maybe diarrhea? Maybe. Very few ailments could come upon Cardinals NLDS GM2 starter Jaime Garcia that would be more appropriate to St. Louis fans current mood than ‘stomach virus’. Jaime Garcia was removed from the game in the 3rd inning with a stomach virus. — St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 10, 2015 Lasting just 2 innings, Garcia surrendered 5 runs...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Jaime Garcia reemerges on playoff stage

The last time a healthy Jaime Garcia was on a pitching mound in postseason action, it was the third inning of perhaps the most famous playoff game in Cardinals history. Game 6 against the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series. That’s right. I don’t count the 2012 NLDS game against the Washington Nationals. He was pitching with a loose wheel. A bum left shoulder that wasn’t...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia Pitching to Contact with Ace Stuff

Pitching to contact is a much-maligned, sometimes misunderstood philosophy. Inducing contact results in a hit 30% of the time while a runner can reach base on a strikeout only on the rare wild pitch or passed ball. The strikeout is a considerably better outcome, but attacking hitters and getting strike one, the philosophy espoused by Dave Duncan, can combine strikeouts, weak contact...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Enjoy Jaime Garcia while you can

One of the most bittersweet feelings in Cardinal Nation is watching St. Louis Cardinals’ lefthander Jaime Garcia work. When healthy, the man is a top of the rotation starter. He gobbles innings up and makes hitters unintentionally reinvent their swing at home plate. It’s ugly for the opposition when Garcia is on his game and the Cards thrive on it. In the midst of a rotation...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Jaime Garcia Injury Drama Has Boiled Over

In a season that has an unexpected amount of on-field tumult, frustrations have crept outside the lines and boiled over into the media. “Do I sound frustrated? Do I look frustrated? I am frustrated.” That’s a John Mozeliak quote from Joe Strauss’ column today in the Post-Dispatch. He’s specifically talking about Jaime Garcia’s decision to end his season by undergoing...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia set to return to Cardinals rotation and other notes

Tyler Lyons was placed on the 15-day DL today, one day after getting roughed up by the Cubs.  While that is an interesting move (considering that Mike Matheny left him in the game long enough to give up 9 runs in 4 innings), what is more interesting is who might replace him in the rotation...Jaime Garcia.Garcia pitched 5 innings on Monday for AAA Memphis, giving up just 2 runs on...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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