March 18, 2002 | Stephen Cannella
Any hope the Cardinals had that Rick Ankiel would be in their rotation on Opening Day was dashed last week when he felt stiffness in his left (pitching) elbow after his first spring outing. Ankiel, who allowed five...
May 07, 2001 | Stephen Cannella
Two advance scouts, one from each league, discuss what they saw and heard last week
February 19, 2001 | Tom Verducci
Last October precocious Cardinals lefty Rick Ankiel couldn't throw the ball in the ocean. This spring he will learn if his inaccuracy was temporary—or career threatening
September 25, 2000 | Jeff Pearlman
Tim Hudson may be class valedictorian, but these other pitchers, aged 25 or younger, are also acing their exams.
May 08, 2000 | Stephen Cannella
With A 3-1 record and a 2.16 ERA through Sunday, Cardinals lefthander Rick Ankiel (right) was at the head of this year's class of National League rookie pitchers. He had also been smashing at the plate, with six...