After a few steps back, Wong moving forward

After trudging through the season's first month trying to enact changes to the setup of his swing, Kolten Wong has found positive traction recently, and entered Tuesday enjoying a 10-game stretch in which he's hit .355/.444/.516 with a .961 OPS.
Via Cardinals.com
4 days ago

Kolten Wong's slow start is over

With a strong couple of weeks, Kolten Wong has hopefully left a slow start to 2016 behind him. While still a newcomer to fans and teammates alike, Kolten Wong was picked off first base by Koji Uehara to end Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. It wasn't why the Cardinals lost the game - they were down two runs at the time and even though postseason giant Carlos Beltran was at the plate...
Via Viva El Birdos
6 days ago

Cardinals' Wong using spring games to enhance plate discipline

JUPITER, Fla. -- Kolten Wong plans on taking the first pitch all spring. Even if it doesn't land him the leadoff spot in the St. Louis Cardinals order, he figures it will add discipline to his approach."I want to see how far I can push counts," Wong said. "I'm not really worried about the outcome of the at-bats, I just want to see how far I can take it and get more comfortable doing...
Via Associated Press
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals Lock Up Kolten Wong in Frugal Manner

Now that all the possible arbitration cases have been settled and all the offseason’s major free agents signed (apologies to David Freese and Austin Jackson), teams can turn their respective attentions towards locking up young players to contract extensions that buy out potentially expensive free-agent seasons. Earlier this week, the Royals and Salvador Perez agreed to a deal,...
Via Fangraphs
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Details Of Kolten Wong’s New Contract With Cardinals

Kolten Wong has signed a new contract extension with the St. Louis Cardinals. Here are the details: 25.5M total 5 year guarantee 5.1M yearly salary Starts this season (2016) Includes option for 6th year (2021 | 12M) Has 1M buyout in 6th year if option isn’t exercised More from MLB Trade Rumors: Because it begins with the 2016 campaign, the deal will give St. Louis control over...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Wong's desire to lead off springs from newfound self-confidence

JUPITER, Fla. -- St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong reached an important realization during the offseason.Known for being his own harshest critic -- a trait that often prolonged slumps -- Wong said he spent time doing some serious introspection."If I keep doing this, I'm not going to be playing this game much longer because I'm going to hate it," Wong said. "And I love playing...
Via Associated Press
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Don’t trade Kolten Wong

Temptation is a double edged sword for a baseball team in December. General managers see trees and lights and think it’s a time of giving. A chance to be bold arises. The idea of shaking things up for the upcoming season by pulling an unexpected move. As the winter meetings arrive and the Hot Stove picks up, I don’t think the Cardinals should consider trading Kolten Wong. Chris...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

What if the Wong plan was actually right?

How about Kolten Wong?! Finally, we’re seeing the version of the young second baseman that we all expected hoped for. Since he rejoined the team (and overcame the ill-timed stomach bug that delayed his first game back), he’s done nothing but collect five hits (including two bunt base hits in one game and a bases-clearing double on Sunday), drive in three runs while scoring three...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to shake thing up by demoting Kolten Wong

With their offense continuing to struggle, the Cardinals decided to shake things up by demoting second baseman Kolten Wong to AAA.  Wong has certainly struggled on the season, hitting just .225/.276/.268, but he is not the only one.Shortstop Jhonny Peralta (.195/.290/.476) is not doing much to make Cardinals fans forget about Pete Kozma and his offensive struggles.  "Clutch" hitter...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Kolten Wong Expected to Be St. Louis Cardinals’ Starting 2nd Baseman

Kolten Wong’s journey has traveled many directions in his short time establishing himself on the St. Louis Cardinals’ roster. He was the prospect who was poised to take the position over late last season. He became the heir apparent during the offseason. He struggled at the start of spring training. Now he appears to be the starting second baseman when the season begins. As...
Via i70baseball
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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