Cardinals: Crafting A Perfect Lineup

Since the acquisition of Dexter Fowler, Cardinals’ Twitter-Verse has been throwing around every conceivable lineup combo imaginable. It’s really fun to do. I know that I enjoy doing it. But, often, you need help with these things. There is no one else on Twitter I enjoy doing this lineup exercise with than Corey Rudd. After the Fowler signing, we did it again. @CoreyRudd help...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 hour ago

Cardinals fill hole in center field by signing Dexter Fowler

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced Friday they have reached an agreement with free agent center fielder Dexter Fowler.The club did not announce terms of the deal.Fowler was a free agent for a second consecutive offseason after returning to the Chicago Cubs in February on a one-year contract worth $13 million. He broke out in his second season on Chicago's North Side,...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Changing Their Stripes

A few years back, the biggest shock in any off-season I can recall was the announcement that there was now going to be more than just the Birds on the Bat for the front of the jersey. And while the St. Louis for Saturday home games might feel gimmicky to some, the reality is the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Cardinals: What’s Next

On Thursday December 8, 2016 Frank Cusumano tweeted out that Dexter Fowler was en route to St. Louis to take a physical. And like that, Cardinals Twitter started to get fun again.  We’ve talked ad nauseam about what was going to happen in the outfield. Now, it’s time to start wonder “What’s next?” for the Cardinals. To assess that, we need to assess the team’s financial...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 day ago

Can Austin Wilson Become Luke Voit?

The St. Louis Cardinals added one player in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft – outfielder Austin Wilson, a former draft target of the Cardinals as a high schooler in 2010 and a later second-round selection by Seattle in 2013. An impressive physical specimen at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Wilson has been a prospect that some have drooled over long before St. Louis unsuccessfully wooed him...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago

Angels Asked Cardinals About Kolten Wong

The Angels asked the Cardinals about second baseman Kolten Wong this week, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation tweets. The Cardinals, though, greatly prefer to keep Wong, as’s Jenifer Langosch explained earlier this week. They see Wong’s defensive ability as a plus, manager Mike Matheny says. “None of us have shied away from the fact that this should be a top-tier defender at...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Holliday, Yanks finalize $13 million, 1-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the New York Yankees have finalized a $13 million, one-year contract. Holliday, who turns 37 next month, fits into the Yankees strategy of signing veterans to short-term deals while pivoting toward a youth movement. A seven-time All-Star with a .303 career average, Holliday was drafted by Colorado in 1998, traded to Oakland...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Cardinals’ Outfielder Search

The Cardinals are exploring several options as they look to the outfield market, with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting that the club is thought to have spoken to the White Sox about a trade for Adam Eaton.  The Rockies are also open to the idea of swapping Charlie Blackmon for “a high return” and Goold notes that the Cards and Rox have held discussions...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Cardinals Crapmas Is Almost Here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to give and receive crappy gifts plastered with the St. Louis Cardinals logo all over it! That’s right, Cardinals Crapmas is coming back soon. Gift 1 will premiere on DEC 12 with the last daily gift posted on DEC 24. That’s 12 very special gifts for your amusement. What is Cardinals Crapmas? Well, it’s things like the pic above...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

Cards want to build around Wong, not trade him

As the Cardinals continue to explore the trade market for a potential outfield addition, it's no surprise that clubs have often asked for top prospects in return. But there has also been widespread interest in players who have already ascended to the Majors, one of those being second baseman Kolten Wong.
3 days ago

St. Louis Cardinals Wish List for 2017

The St. Louis Cardinals fell way short of expectations in 2016. Maybe it was the Chicago Cubs’ excellence from start to finish; maybe it was injuries to key players; maybe it was the lofty expectations from a 100-win 2015. Maybe it was a mixture of all of those factors. Going back to the topic of the Cubs though, it is clear that the Cardinals are likely not going to win a division...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees find short-term DH with Matt Holliday signing

The New York Yankees needed someone to fill a hole in the team’s DH spot for the short term, and they appear to have found their man. A number of different outlets reported Sunday that New York has signed former St. Louis Cardinal Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million deal. As a team with a lot of young talent coming up, Holliday is the perfect fit. Yanks have deal with...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Cardinals’ Return for Jaime Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals sent lefty Jaime Garcia to Atlanta in exchange for a trio of minor leaguers this evening. Below are my thoughts on the prospects heading to St. Louis in the deal. John Gant, RHP (Profile) The good-bodied and eccentric Gant is probably the likeliest to yield big-league value of the triumvirate acquired by St. Louis tonight. He’s already spent time there,...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellowship

Position: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellowship Location: Jupiter, Fla.Description: The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Job Postings: Cardinals Fellowship Position by Rob McQuown

The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent with a typical Cardinals full-time employee.
Via Baseball Prospectus
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly have interest in Justin Turner

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to think that Red will look good in red. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Cardinals have interest in LA Dodgers free agent third baseman Justin Turner but would probably have to deal infielder Jhonny Peralta to make a match realistic. Sources: #STLCards have interest in free agent Justin Turner. For match to be realistic, they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Trade targets – Chris Sale

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rough year in terms of pitching this past season. Adam Wainwright had the worst season of his career, Mike Leake was bad in the first year of his contract, Jaime Garcia struggled, and the bullpen had their issues as well. The lone bright spots in the rotation were Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes, the latter of which barely pitched. Both Martinez and Reyes...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals may have interest in Marcell Ozuna

As the St. Louis Cardinals look to shore up their outfield, a team from across the National League may be of some assistance to them. According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN on Monday, Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is “one name to keep an eye on” with the Cardinals in the market for a center fielder. Ozuna, 26, was an All-Star last season, hitting .266/.321/.425...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday reportedly says he would consider the Rockies in free agency

Matt Holliday officially became a free agent this week, and the outfielder is not ruling out a return to where it all started for him 13 years ago. Holliday told Troy E. Renck of Denver’s KMGH-TV 7 on Friday that a reunion with the Colorado Rockies is a possibility. “I don’t have any idea of what my market will be but if they were competitive with their offer I’d definitely...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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