CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Carlos Martinez Will Start Today; Left Team Friday After Lawsuit Filed

Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez is still scheduled to start Sunday afternoon after he traveled to Miami Friday amidst a civil lawsuit that was filed against him. #stlcards Carlos Martinez, who had a lawsuit brought against him this week, is still scheduled to start today: https://t.co/zPV5c0THRo — Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 1, 2016 The allegations aren...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 hour ago

Martinez expected to start Sunday

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez was expected to start Sunday against the Washington Nationals after leaving the team briefly to address a personal matter. The 24-year-old Martinez is the object of a civil lawsuit filed against him by a woman in West Palm Beach, Fla., near the team's spring training site in Jupiter. General manager John Mozeliak said...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals collecting info regarding SP Carlos Martinez

The St. Louis Cardinals are trying to process just exactly why starting pitcher Carlos Martinez needed to leave the team on Friday to handle a legal matter. A civil lawsuit against Martinez was filed against him in South Florida, as ESPN reports. “We are just learning of this matter. I was notified by Carlos’ agent the other night,” general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday...
Via Today's Knuckleball
18 hours ago

Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo to have knee surgery, miss season

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo will undergo right knee replacement surgery next month and won't return to the team this season. The 52-year-old Oquendo was in town Saturday to have the knee examined. He said the recovery time for the surgery is about six months. Oquendo has been the third base coach for 16 seasons. He was placed on medical leave...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals’ offense has been surprisingly good

A few weeks back, I wrote about the Cardinals’ offense and why many people believed it would be a weak spot for the team in 2016. That offense was mediocre in 2015, and the team did not make any major moves to upgrade their offense in the offseason. The loss of Jason Heyward certainly didn’t help, as Heyward was quietly one of the team’s best offensive players in 2015...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cardinals lose to Nationals: 5 takeaways

Greeting from the corner of Clark and 7th street, I’m here to describe a Cardinals loss and what you can take away from it. Okay, I’m not really outside Busch Stadium. Not yet at least. As I prepare to catch some sleep before a trip into The Lou this evening, let’s take a better look at the 5-4 loss Friday night at the hands of the Washington Nationals. The Cards lost the...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 day ago

Cardinals Announce 2016’s Hall of Fame Class

Source: Getty Images On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced the latest class of people they plan to induct into their Hall of Fame. The class includes Chris Carpenter, Joe Torre, Terry Moore, and Sam Breadon. Chris Carpenter pitched for the Cardinals from 2004 to 2012 and took home the National League Cy Young Award in 2005. Carpenter led the NL with a 2.24 earned run average...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 day ago

The Cardinals Seem To Be Getting Into Moral Victories

The adjustment from hunted to hunter is going to be harder than I anticipated. On Friday night, the Cardinals lost the opener of a three-game set against the Nationals 5 to 4. Mike Leake, the BIG off-season acquisition for the Birds took the L (0-3) and gave up all five runs. The Nation is growing restless. And they went to Twitter to tell him about it: Is it Mike Leake? Or Mike...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Potent offense looks to back Garcia vs. Nats

The three-game series between the Cardinals and Nationals, one which highlights teams winning in contrasting ways, continues Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Washington right-hander Joe Ross will take the mound opposite Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia.
Via Cardinals.com
1 day ago

Chris Carpenter, Joe Torre Headline Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2016

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the selections for the team Hall of Fame Class of 2016. Congratulations to the following 4… Chris Carpenter: Fan Selection Chris Carpenter played nine seasons with the Cardinals, won the 2005 Cy Young award and was selected as a National League All Star three times: 2005, 2006 and 2010.  He made 18 starts for St. Louis during the postseason...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Meet Aledmys Diaz

Say hello to Aledmys Diaz, the next great player out of the farm system of the St. Louis Cardinals. Through 19 games, Diaz batted a scorching and league-leading .468, which would rank as the second-highest all-time in the month of April if he keeps it up. The shortstop stumbled a bit last night in a 3-0 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks, going 0-3. Now, in 20 games, he is only...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Carlos Martinez — Calls BS on STD Lawsuit

Courtesy of TMZ Sports St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is ferociously disputing a lawsuit — in which the 24-year-old is accused of giving a woman non-life threatening STDs … after swearing he was clean. The woman behind the suit, filed in district court in Miami, claims she began a romantic relationship with Martinez in 2012 — and the two had an on-and-off relationship...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday Headlines Speaker Series Event at Busch

Ticketed Lunchtime Event Scheduled For May 19 Prior To Game Versus Colorado Rockies ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 28, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting an exclusive Speaker Series event with seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday on Thursday, May 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium. As part of the event, Holliday [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

Pitchers Can’t Seem to Get the (A)Led(mys Diaz) Out

Note: the editor of this post played no part in the composition of its despicable title. All grievances should be directed to the author, Craig Edwards. Baseball is full of April surprises. Players who come seemingly out of nowhere. Albert Pujols was one such player back in 2001. So was Chris Shelton back in 2005, Devon Travis last year, and Trevor Story already this season. As Trevor...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright gets first win, smashes three-run triple in Cards' 11-4 victory over Dbacks

PHOENIX -- Adam Wainwright pitched into the sixth inning for his first win and hit a three-run triple in St. Louis' fifth straight offensive outburst, lifting the Cardinals to an 11-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.St. Louis scored 18 combined runs in two games to close out a sweep over San Diego and had 15 in splitting the first two against Arizona.The Cardinals...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha: One of the Best Young Arms

The St. Louis Cardinals Michael Wacha is off to a good start for the Cardinals. He’s currently 2-0 with a 2.82 ERA. He looks to keep the unbeaten streak alive tonight as he looks to mow-down the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will carry the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense?

Through the first 19 games of his MLB career, St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker (#41) has been a pleasant surprise.  Although, pleasant doesn’t quite do the justice that Hazelbaker’s early statistics seem to deserve.  The 28 year old rookie is batting .308 with five homeruns and 13 RBIs. What has not been impressive for Hazelbaker, however, is his patience...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Who Will Step Up to Carry the Offense?

The St. Louis Cardinals have been off to a decent, but rather lackluster start to the 2016 season. The Redbirds carry the burden of being one of those franchises that has sky high expectations year in and year out.  While an 8-7 start is not bad by any means, The Cardinals have the talent to be performing at a much higher level. The woes with the pitching staff, mainly the starting...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday nearly hits umpire with bat flip (Video)

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday nearly hit the home plate umpire with a bat flip gone wrong during Saturday's game in San Diego.It happened the top of the sixth as Holliday drew a walk with ball four. Holliday tried to toss his bat towards the dugout, but the bat remained stuck to his glove for an extra fraction of a second, resulting in the bat heading straight up...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres face Wainwright, Cardinals Friday night

Adam Wainwright has taken full responsibility for his rough start, but he's also optimistic things will turn around.The right-hander hopes that begins Friday night when the visiting St. Louis Cardinals face the San Diego Padres.Not since posting a 9.88 ERA while losing his first three starts of 2012 has Wainwright (0-2, 8.27 ERA) struggled this mightily to open a season."That's not...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright still in search of first win as Cards visit Padres

Adam Wainwright has taken full responsibility for his rough start, but he's also optimistic things will turn around.The right-hander hopes that begins Friday night when the visiting St. Louis Cardinals face the San Diego Padres.Not since posting a 9.88 ERA while losing his first three starts of 2012 has Wainwright (0-2, 8.27 ERA) struggled this mightily to open a season."That's not...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon talks Busch Stadium ban on his ‘Try Not To Suck’ shirts

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, one of the most eccentric managers to ever patrol a major league dugout, handed out some t-shirt to his players during spring training that conveyed a pretty simple, straightforward message: Try not to suck. The shirts feature the above-mentioned motto along with a pair of glasses resembling Maddon’s trademark frames. Maddon talking about...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaime Garcia Just Pitched the Game of His Life

Jaime Garcia has had Tommy John surgery, rotator-cuff surgery, and thoracic-outlet surgery. Despite those setbacks — or perhaps to spite them — yesterday Garcia pitched the game of his life, throwing harder than he ever has during his career. Garcia’s afternoon was nearly perfect: a wild pitch on a strikeout, a walk that was erased by a double play, and one hard-hit single...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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