Following are selected interviews held during day one of the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch on Saturday, January 19, 2013. (I apologize that several of the clips have extra dead air at the beginning and end.)
Coming off back problems last season, the left-fielder says he has had the same off-season routine as in past years. Holliday insisted that he would never ask out of the lineup – that would be the decision of the manager.
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It turns out that the left-handed starting pitcher has the same outlook about his health as many of us do. “We’ll see in April,” Garcia said. I was not particularly encouraged.
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The outfielder is very aware he is running out of minor league options so will need to make his stand soon.
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What can be said about the GM sharing his state of the business? Later, I will also share his separate remarks to the public, which are often more candid than his media remarks
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The veteran ace has a very practical approach about how he would like to conclude his career.
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The first baseman has lost weight and will put in his bid to claim a major league job in the spring.
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The left-handed reliever is glad fellow lefty Randy Choate has joined the Cardinals and finally was able to meet him.
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The Cards’ new left-handed reliever is happy to be here, and earlier discussed with former teammate Edward Mujica a desire to become a Cardinal.
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The Cardinals’ first first-round draft pick last summer discusses his whirlwind 2012.
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Our last media interview of the day was in good spirits. Wainwright admits he is driven by the Cy Young Award, as recognition of the best. The photo above is about all Wainwright wants to say about his contract. He does not want to be distracted by contract talk during the season, the reason he cut off talks last fall until the post-season concluded.
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