Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:41:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay has taken over the platoon situation in center field over OF Peter Bourjos, and manager Mike Matheny plans on riding Jay's hot stick. "We're getting the guys in there who are taking good at-bats. Jon Jay has been taking some good at-bats," Matheny said. "Allen Craig has turned the corner and right now looks good in that second hole. Peter Bourjos is going to get good opportunities against a left-hander tomorrow. But right now Jon is taking the kind of at-bats we've got to capitalize on. We've got to get something going. Any guy in that lineup has potential to get us going." Jay is batting sixth Tuesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Bourjos in a mixed league, now is the time to start looking elsewhere, as long as Jay remains hot and in the good graces of the skipper.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:48:26 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay extended his hitting streak to 15 games Thursday, April 3.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:13:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos is starting in center field over OF Jon Jay on opening day Monday, March 31, even though Jay is 10-for-21 with three home runs in his career off of Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto. "Jay's had a good run against a very good pitcher. But what we see right now is that Peter Bourjos has had a very good spring," manager Mike Matheny said.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 05:27:48 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay could play all three outfield spots in order to get at-bats in 2014.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:31:40 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration with OF Jon Jay Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million deal.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:07:29 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals non-tendered RP John Axford. They will tender deals to OF Jon Jay, INF Daniel Descalso and OF Peter Bourjos.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 08:55:34 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (rib) is being listed as day-to-day with a right rib contusion that he suffered in Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23. X-rays were negative. OF Jon Jay took over in center field and OF Shane Robinson shifted from center to right field.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:07:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson is starting in center field over OF Jon Jay in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 18.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:41:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson has earned more playing time with his play recently, but manager Mike Matheny has stopped short of saying Robinson is in a platoon arrangement with OF Jon Jay in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Take notice in NL-only leagues if Robinson begins to play over Jay more often. This obviously drops the already limited value of Jay in deep mixed formats.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:56:35 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay has only two hits in his last 37 at-bats. Right-handed-hitting OF Shane Robinson drew the start in center field on Tuesday, June 4, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs, a left-hander.
Fantasy Tip: Jay seemed to turn things around in early May following some adjustments at the dish, but another skid has dropped his average to .238, after it had reached .286 just a couple of weeks ago. If this goes on for another couple of months, the Cards may be tempted to try alternatives. They could move Allen Craig to the outfield and get Matt Adams into the lineup regularly, or they could even call up Oscar Taveras, assuming that the top prospect is healthy.