CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Miami community honors Jose Fernandez in a memorial service

Fans, teammates and members of the Marlins’ front office gathered Wednesday for an emotional public memorial for Jose Fernandez.Fernandez, the team’s 24-year-old charismatic ace, was killed tragically in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning with two other young men. The Marlins honored Fernandez on Monday, when everyone in uniform wore his No. 16, which will be retired...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Cardinals Expect To Retain Mike Matheny For 2017

Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. says that skipper Mike Matheny will remain at the club’s helm next year, as Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Matheny’s contract runs expires after 2017. There had been at least some outside questions of Matheny’s status, given the Cards’ somewhat disappointing 82-75 mark with five games left to play. St. Louis is...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 hours ago

Mozeliak: Cardinals Intend To Improve Fielding This Winter

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak called his team’s defense “porous” and suggested that the club would look to improve in that area this winter, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. This year’s St. Louis team has been one of the worst in baseball by measure of UZR. Mozeliak evidently agrees with that assessment, though it should be noted that DRS rates the Cards’...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

Bombing Away Instead of Just Bombing

One thing that we’ve said over and over about this year’s version of the Cardinals (and, indeed, many other years as well) is that they seem to be allergic to momentum.  Big wins never spark long winning streaks.  Thankfully, it goes both ways. A day after completely not showing up, the Cardinals gave an early [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
10 hours ago

Leake faces former team amid Cards' Wild chase

As their postseason hopes hang in the balance, the Cardinals could use a strong outing from Mike Leake against his former team, the Reds, on Wednesday night in St. Louis.
Via Cardinals.com
18 hours ago

Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Column: Don’t overreact to Monday’s depressed Cardinals attendance

While tens of millions of Americans watched Monday night’s Presidential debate, a much smaller number watched the Cardinals flounder against the last-place Cincinnati Reds. Only around 35,000 fans watched an absolutely brutal game. The Reds don’t have Billy Hamilton, the base-stealing threat that absolutely torments Yadier Molina. Yet that didn’t stop them from running roughshod...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

2016 Cardinals Yearbook Spotlights Iconic Photos from Franchise History

Annual 208-page Keepsake Available for Just $15 – Online, at Busch Stadium and at Area Retailers ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 27, 2016 – Presenting one of the finest collections of Cardinals photography ever assembled, the 2016 Cardinals Yearbook is now available and themed around a spectacular centerpiece: “Famous Frames: Classic Photos From Cardinals History and [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Playing Toward Tee Offs Instead of Playoffs

When last we got together, the Cardinals were in a three-way tie for the wild card (either of them) and while they had some challenges ahead, they were nothing that a team going to October shouldn’t be able to handle.  Instead, St. Louis has lost three of four and while you could fashion some explanations [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Don’t Expect Regular Cardinals Minor League Telecasts

As the 2016 minor league season wound down, an unusual set of circumstances led to a St. Louis Cardinals game featuring the soon-to-be Appalachian League champions, the Johnson City Cardinals, to be televised. With the Cardinals having no scheduled game on Monday, August 22, the club’s television rights-holder, FOX Sports Midwest, surprisingly slotted in a Cardinals minor league...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago

Cardinals Unfurl A Truly Odious Game On Unsuspecting Public

Wow. My heart aches…..and I'm not even watching the debate. #STLCards — Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnFox) September 27, 2016 Conolances if you spent any part of your evening watching the Cardinals ‘play baseball’. Tonight, the #Reds recorded 22 hits for the first time since June 13, 2003 vs. Phillies. pic.twitter.com/iMAIUp125L — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 27, 2016 ...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Both St. Louis & Los Angeles audiences tuned out the Rams’ return

St. Louis is understandably bitter about the way the Rams franchise left for Los Angeles. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is full of Los Angeles sports fans. When the Rams played their first game since returning to the once-again home of L.A., both fanbases did what you’d expect them to do. Not care. The latest Paul Finebaum calls Michigan fans 'a whiny and...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez leads Cardinals over Rockies 5-3 with his arm and bat

DENVER -- Carlos Martinez threw five effective innings and added a two-run double, helping the St. Louis Cardinals gain ground in the NL playoff race with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.The Cardinals moved within one game of wild card-leading New York after the Mets lost to Atlanta. San Francisco played later in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.Martinez, who turns...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday’s Absence Not Inconsequential for St. Louis

We don’t talk much about Matt Holliday these days. It’s been awhile since he was one of the best players in baseball. Probably the last time you could have honestly made that claim was in 2014, when his 132 wRC+ was 28th-best in the game. However, with the news that Holliday has probably succumbed to his thumb injury for the rest of the season, I thought we would take a minute...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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