, new starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, has graciously agreed to answer questions from posters on GRB! If you would like to ask him a question, feel free to post them here. The deadline for submitting questions is July-2-07. Once Mike has had an opportunity to answer them, the responses will be posted in the Interview Forum.
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Information from Mike's web site
: Personal & Family Life
Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Boone High School - Orlando, Florida
Class of 1995
University of Central Florida "Golden Knights"
Majored in Business Administration Career Accomplishments
Major League debut: June 8, 2002-Pitched 7 shut out innings.
First Major League win and first Major League hit (off Curt Schilling) came against the Arizona Diamondbacks during my second career start on June 14, 2002.
Winning 14 games in 2005
Shut out against the NY Yankees, allowing only one hit.
Part of the team turn around for the Detroit Tigers
But if you want to look at it differently, you can't measure the construction of a team by one offseason. For a team like the Cardinals, you measure it over several years of player development. And right now, those dividends are paying off like a mofo.