CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Flores getting ready for first Draft with Cards

With the days dwindling until the MLB Draft on June 9-11, the Cardinals' new scouting director, Randy Flores, will spend one more week on the road before returning to St. Louis to meet with his staff and make final preparations for the three-day, 40-round event.
Via Cardinals.com
2 hours ago

Cardinals and Community Coffee Announce $7 Ticket Offer

$7 Tickets Available for Cardinals vs. Astros Series on June 14-15 ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 23, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are proud to partner with Community Coffee to present fans with a special discount ticket offer.  Starting tomorrow, fans can purchase $7 Loge, Pavilion and Terrace level seats to watch the Cardinals take [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 hours ago

Ludwick to represent Cardinals at Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.
Via Cardinals.com
6 hours ago

Adam Wainwright is "dangerous again" - A Hunt and Peck

Adam says we can say he is "dangerous again" and I gladly will. There is no getting around it: Adam Wainwright had not been himself lately. Quite frankly, he was bad. Adam Wainwright was bad. That combination of words just tastes bad in the mouth. It is bitter to say and the mouth-feel is downright unpleasant. Just five days ago Ben Godar wondered if Waino had ever been this bad...
Via Viva El Birdos
9 hours ago

Live By the Bat, Die By the Bat

After 44 games, the Cardinals sit barely above break even, winning 23 and losing 21.  I thought I’d have to go a long way back in their history to find a similar start.  After all, we’ve been spoiled by so many good teams that almost .500 seems ridiculously pedestrian for this franchise.  So I looked [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
10 hours ago

What has been different in the last three starts by Mike Leake?

After a difficult start to the 2016 season, Mike Leake has strung together three straight quality starts for the St. Louis Cardinals -- allowing a total three earned runs over 21 innings pitched. As you'd expect, Leake did not strike out hitters many hitters (4.71 K/9) during this span, but he limited his walks (1.29 BB/9) and did a better job than previous starts at keeping the...
Via Viva El Birdos
11 hours ago

Kolten Wong's slow start is over

With a strong couple of weeks, Kolten Wong has hopefully left a slow start to 2016 behind him. While still a newcomer to fans and teammates alike, Kolten Wong was picked off first base by Koji Uehara to end Game 4 of the 2013 World Series. It wasn't why the Cardinals lost the game - they were down two runs at the time and even though postseason giant Carlos Beltran was at the plate...
Via Viva El Birdos
13 hours ago

Mayor Slay Should Cancel Work This Afternoon

Mayor Slay isn’t running for re-election for the mayorship of St. Louis when his current term is up in 2017. He isn’t burdened with campaign fundraising. He isn’t beholden to anything but the best interest of the public writ large. So with the Cardinals playing the Cubs AND the Blues in a pivotal game 5 against the Sharks both taking place this evening in downtown St. Louis...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
14 hours ago

Off arm angle makes Garcia's start one to forget

It was a rapid unraveling for Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, who couldn't contain the D-backs' offense without his usual pitch movement and was unable to make the in-game adjustment necessary to extend his afternoon on Sunday.
Via Cardinals.com
1 day ago

Kolten Wong’s invisible turnaround

You wouldn’t know it by looking at his season numbers, but Kolten Wong righted the ship a while ago and is back to being a productive ballplayer. His dismal April left him with a .226/.306/.226 line–meaning he didn’t have a single extra-base hit. Yet since the start of this month, he’s put together a .275/.370/.450 line–well above his career norms and also superb production...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Cardinals hope to get to Greinke on Sunday

With Stephen Piscotty playing a leading role during an offensive surge, the St. Louis Cardinals are on the verge of winning back-to-back series to open a nine-game homestand. That run would normally seem to be in jeopardy against Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke, but St. Louis was responsible for one of the right-hander's worst performances last month. As left-hander Jaime...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leake shuts down D-backs while Cardinals blast 3 homers

ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Saturday.Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks' best scoring opportunity...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jhonny Peralta begins rehab, could join Cardinals in 2-3 weeks

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta begins his rehab assignment today, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweets. Peralta, who had thumb surgery on March 10th, began easing back into the baseball process by taking batting practice this past week. Jhonny Peralta begins minor league rehab assignment tonight. #STLCards hopeful he will rejoin @MLB lineup in 2-3 weeks. @MLBNetwork...
Via Today's Knuckleball
3 days ago

Adam Wainwright May Have Found Something

You don’t need numbers to gain a sense of how Adam Wainwright‘s season has started. You just need Adam Wainwright postgame quotes. After his Opening Day start, he wasn’t “anywhere close to being excited,” and called himself “the definition of average.” The next start tied his “career-high-of frustration level” because he was “so upset about the way the ball [was...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Cardinals and a Look into the Crystal Ball

The Cardinals have the following amount of games remaining against each team on their schedule – so far this year, the Cardinals have played a few of them already, also shown in parenthesis is the record, runs for, and runs against each opponent they’ve already played: Arizona – 3 (2-2, 26, 21) Atlanta – 3 (3-0, 31, 13) Chicago (NL) – 16 (1-2, 6, 10) Cincinnati – 16 ...
Via STLSportsMinute
3 days ago

Cardinals: Dissecting Where Diaz & Piscotty Belong in the Lineup

On Thursday night, the Cardinals scored thirteen runs. On Thursday night, Aledmys Diaz, owner of a .376/.403/.648 slashline through 37 games, batted second in the starting lineup. And on Thursday night, Stephen Piscotty, the man who is hitting over .340 in his last 61 at-bats, batted in the cleanup spot. A lot of grief has been raised during Mike Matheny’s tenure as Cardinals...
Via STLSportsMinute
3 days ago

The 2016 Cardinals Will Score All Of The Runs… Or None Of Them

The phrase ‘feast or famine’ gets tossed around in sports not irregularly. But I’m having a difficult time remembering a professional sports team, let alone a Cardinals team, that has been so all in or all out with no consistency. They’re EKG with batting gloves. And the ones not wearing batting gloves are smashing 6 RBIs. Another 10+ run game for the Cardinals gives them...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

Harrison Bader: A Cardinals Prospect on Being a Sponge

Harrison Bader is raking in his first full season of pro ball. The 21-year-old St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect ranks second in the Double-A Texas League with a .351 batting average. Batting leadoff for Springfield, Bader boasts a .401 OBP and his slugging percentage is a sporty .554. Last year, he hit the ground running after being drafted in the third round out of the University...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' bats need to awaken in finale against Rockies

Michael Wacha hasn't received much help from his St. Louis Cardinals teammates during the worst losing streak of his career.Jon Gray was finally rewarded amid his current positive stretch for the Colorado Rockies.While Wacha looks to avoid a fifth consecutive losing start, Gray tries to build on his first career victory in Thursday night's decisive series finale at Busch Stadium...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals OF faceplants while stealing second base

St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder Randal Grichuk stole second base in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Cardinals-Angels game, but he paid for it dearly with his face. Grichuk hit the ground a full five or six feet before the base and bounced his head off the dirt, losing his helmet in the process. 
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright’s comeback tour

Flashback to two years ago. Adam Wainwright earned a whopping 20 wins and registered a solid 2.38 ERA as the St. Louis Cardinals’ ace. He also struck opposing batters out a solid 179 times, which was actually his lowest mark in five years. He is only two years removed from this All-Star season. The skeptics will say Wainwright is over the hill after suffering an Achilles tendon...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Problems for Mike Leake and the St. Louis Cardinals

Early on in 2016, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Mike Leake (#8) has not been as impressive as many fans would have hoped.  With a career ERA under 3.90 heading into this season, Leake has seen his ERA jump to 5.83 in his first five starts for the Cardinals.  The 28 year old is also 0-3 in those five starts, and the Cardinals are 1-4 in games he’s started. Why has Leake...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright hits an upper-deck blast

One cool thing about the National League if you’re a pitcher, is that you get the opportunity to bat and try to make up for runs you allowed on the mound (Note: I still think we should just have the DH in the NL, but that’s a topic for another day). St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright had allowed three earned runs on Monday night, and came to bat with his team trailing...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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