CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals Select John Brebbia’s Contract, Designate Miguel Socolovich

The Cardinals have announced that they’ve selected the contract of righty John Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve designated fellow righty Miguel Socolovich for assignment.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 minutes ago

Cards Purchase RHP John Brebbia from Memphis

MIGUEL SOCOLOVICH DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT  DENVER, CO., May 27, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Denver that they have purchased right-handed pitcher John Brebbia from Memphis (AAA) and designated right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich for assignment.   Brebbia (pronounced Breh-be-ah), who will be making his Major League debut, has been...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
24 minutes ago

Q&A: Matheny talks about concussions

At the age of 35, after having won a Gold Glove the three previous seasons and in four of the previous six, Mike Matheny had to face reality. Back-to-back games in which he took several foul balls off his catcher's mask left his life in limbo. When he went up to hit in the second inning of a May 31, 2006, game at Florida, the Giants' catcher struck out during a five-pitch at-bat...
Via Cardinals.com
1 hour ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are far from a complete team

The St. Louis Cardinals have been known as a model franchise through their fantastic farm system, and personnel they have been able to pick up. This season early on they showed they were a solid team that was a force to be reckoned with in the MLB. They reeled off six wins in a row at one point and led the NL Central. However, this team has taken many steps backwards since that time...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Piscotty leaves Cards for personal matter

Outfielder Stephen Piscotty left the Cardinals Friday before the start of a three-game set in Colorado to attend to a personal matter.
Via Cardinals.com
17 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Prospect watch

The St. Louis Cardinals farm system has been in a bit of a lull since 2013 where it was ranked the best in the league by Baseball America. Since, it has found itself in the mid-teens and many preseason rankings placed it in a similar spot for 2017. ESPN’s Keith Law ranked them thirteenth, Baseball America twelfth and many others placed them just out of the top ten. Yet, with four...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Off in LA LA Land

Well, at least they took one? The Cardinals started off a road trip against the top teams in the NL West and looked a lot like the team that just had a miserable home stand.  All those that thought the 6-0 record on the trip to Atlanta and Miami was mainly due to the quality ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Dear Cardinals, In Moves We Trust

Many times I feel compelled to vent my frustration and decide it would be better to wait and see as baseball has the longest season of any of the professional sports. This campaign has started not unlike many in recent years, but the waiting game in St. Louis has expired. If the Cardinals are content ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Proceed With Caution: Cardinals ’17 Season Could Be Slipping Away

With the Cardinals 7-3 loss Thursday night to the LA Dodgers, the team has now lost 3 consecutive series and have slipped to 3rd place in the NL Central. The team is 4-6 in their last 10 games, including 2 losses where starters went a combined 17 innings surrendering 1 run. And that’s the good news… The Cardinals start a 10 game streak tonight in Colorado where they’ll face...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Martinez tries to tame hot-hitting Rockies

The National League West-leading Rockies are coming off a road trip full of power and run production. But when they return home Friday night to face the Cardinals in the opener of a three-game set, right-hander Carlos Martinez will test the Rockies' discipline.
Via Cardinals.com
1 day ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Mike Leake is an early Cy Young Candidate

Mike Leake has never been a flashy pitcher who possessed an upper nineties fastball or a devastating breaking pitch. He isn’t known for amassing double-digit strikeouts each game and has never been considered an “ace” or even a solid number two. Many around baseball thought the contract the Cardinals gave him in the 2016 offseason for five years $80 million was an overpay for...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could You Hit Better Than An Average MLB Pitcher?

Mike Leake, everybody! You know you’re on one when you go to Google a dude and these are the top stories surfaced: Dominates? Strong? New Look? Michael Leake is in the driver’s seat to start the All-Star Game! Imagine if you’d read that in February? Now you’re like… yeah, he SHOULD be starting the All-Star Game. And because the Dodgers are using like 24 different starters...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago

Reds’ speedster Billy Hamilton scores go-ahead run from first on single to left field

Cincinnati Reds’ center fielder Billy Hamilton is known for his remarkable speed, especially on the basepaths, and he showed that off in amazing fashion Wednesday night. With the Reds trailing the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Arismendy Alcantara on third and Hamilton on first, and Cody Allen pitching for Cleveland, Hamilton took off with the pitch and Zach Cozart...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch hitter Yasmani Grandal wears wrong helmet to plate

Yasmani Grandal made an inadvertent mistake when he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat on Wednesday.Grandal is a switch hitter, so he wears a different helmet depending on which side of the plate he’s batting from. His first at-bat was from the left side while facing the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mike Leake, so he was supposed to use a helmet with the ear flap on the right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig involved in nasty collision

Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig were both hurt after colliding while pursuing a ball hit to right-center during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s Dodgers-Cardinals game.Yadier Molina was up with nobody on and two outs in the top of the 10th and smoked a ball to deep right-center. Puig and Pederson both raced after the ball in the gap, with Puig making the catch to end the half inning for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacific Coast League Player of the Week: C Carson Kelly-Cardinals

JUPITER, FL – MARCH 11: Carson Kelly #71 of the St. Louis Cardinals in action against the Atalanta Braves during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 11, 2017 in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) This week’s “Player of the Week” Honors at Legends on Deck will shine light on the Pacific Coast League with St. Louis Cardinals...
Via Legends On Deck
4 days ago

Braves acquire 1B Matt Adams from Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves have found a short-term replacement for the injured Freddie Freeman at first base. The team announced on Saturday that it has acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. Adams, a former starter for the Cardinals, is having a solid 2017 campaign, boasting a .292 average in 48 at-bats, though,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon, Lester rip slide rule after controversial call

Baseball’s slide rule, enacted in 2016 after a pair of hard slides injured Jung Ho Kang of the Pirates and Ruben Tejada of the Mets during the end of the 2015 season, has been a source of controversy among the players and coaches throughout the game. Many feel that the slide rule is just another way to baby players and is an overreaction to a pair of freak incidents.Two such people...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs promote top prospect Ian Happ

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs are in need of a wake-up call after sleeping through the first month-plus of the MLB season.At 18-17, Chicago finds itself in fourth place in the NL Central. Not exactly where the team had envisioned itself heading into the year.In a potential attempt to give themselves a shot in the arm, the Cubs have promoted top prospect Ian Happ...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Man says team warned him about risqué behavior by guest

Laurence Levy, otherwise known as Marlins Man, has made a name for himself due to his penchant for showing up at random sporting events rocking his patented Miami Marlins jersey. Seated in premium, high-buck seats, Marlins Man can often be easily spotted during broadcasts of big-time playoff games and the like.Lately though, Marlins Man has attracted even more attention by bringing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals delete tone-deaf tweet about ring giveaway

The St. Louis Cardinals quickly deleted a tweet about an upcoming giveaway at Busch Stadium that some are arguing is sexist.The Cardinals on May 18 will hand out replica World Series rings from the organization’s 1967 championship. To promote the giveaway, the team issued up the following tweet which alludes to a questionable win-win scenario involving a men’s apparent love of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

A fan was hit by a stray bullet inside Busch Stadium

A 34-year-old woman is unhurt after a stray bullet from outside Busch Stadium went inside and hit her in the arm.Thankfully the bullet just grazed her arm and the extent was an abrasion but it could’ve been much worse. Especially since the reports of gunfire happened less than a mile outside the stadium and the bullet went into a stadium with thousands of people.While the woman...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan hit by stray bullet during Cardinals game at Busch Stadium

A fan attending Tuesday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium was grazed by a  bullet believed to have been fired a little less than a mile away from the ballpark.Via a report from Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis police said the 34-year-old woman was sitting in her seat when she felt pain to her arm, removed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter’s walk-off grand slam was pretty rare

Everybody loves the dramatic moment that comes with a walk-off home run. What could be better?A walk-off grand slam. In extra innings.That’s what Matt Carpenter did for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kolten Wong tied the game up in the 11th inning with a run-scoring triple before Toronto opted to walk the bases loaded...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Coghlan goes airborne to avoid tag, scores incredible run

Chris Coghlan went full Willie Mays Hayes to score a run for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.Coghlan walked with one out in the 7th inning of Toronto’s clash with the Cardinals. The next batter was Kevin Pillar, who drove a ball to deep right off the wall, which had Coghlan motoring around the bases.By the time he got towards home, Yadier Molina was waiting as the throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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