Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Cardinals sign Luke Gregerson to a two-year deal

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Cardinals have signed free agent reliever Luke Gregerson to a two-year deal worth $11 million. The deal, which is pending a physical, also includes a vesting option for the 2020 season. Gregerson, 33, spent the last three seasons with the Astros,..." December 10

  • Cardinals well-positioned to add impact bat even after missing out on Stanton

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins reportedly agreed to a trade that will send NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the Bronx in exchange for Starlin Castro, prospects, and financial freedom. The move comes a day after the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants raised the white flag..." December 10

  • Stanton says no to St. Louis

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton is over as the Miami Marlins slugger has refused to waive his no-trade clause to come to St. Louis. The Cardinals had been willing to pick up somewhere between $230 million to $250 million of Stanton's current contract to get a deal done. "We had an..." December 08

  • Report: Stanton Narrows List Of Trade Candidates, Crosses Off Giants And Cardinals

    Deadspin "Giancarlo Stanton has reportedly narrowed the list of places he’d accept a trade, and the two biggest frontrunners have been left off. Per reporting from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, Stanton is now focusing on the Dodgers and Yankees—and not the Giants or Cardinals. Craig Mish of SiriusXM..." December 08

  • Cardinals-Rays talks could grow to include 3B Evan Longoria

    Sporting News "The Cardinals aren't merely sitting back and waiting for Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's decision on where he'll play starting next season. In fact, while St. Louis has been in contact with the Rays about closer Alex Colome, "those talks could shift or expand to include third baseman Evan..." December 07

  • A Stanton deal could benefit A’s if Stephen Piscotty freed up

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s aren’t involved in any Giancarlo Stanton talks, of course - the frugal club isn’t about to add hundreds of millions of dollars to their payroll. That’s not to say that Stanton’s eventual destination won’t impact Oakland, however. The A’s are watching the proceedings closely. Not to see..." December 06

  • Cardinals add rotation depth in a starting pitcher returning from playing in Japan

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals have agreed to sign right-handed starting pitcher Miles Mikolas to a two-year, $15.5 million deal, per multiple reports (Jeff Passan of Yahoo had it first). Mikolas, 29, previously spent parts of three seasons in the majors with the Padres and Rangers, but most recently rounded into..." December 05

  • Giancarlo Stanton rumors: Marlins have trade framework in place with Giants, Cards

    CBS Sports "NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton's time with the Miami Marlins is about up -- provided, anyway, he wants it to be. That's because the Marlins have agreed to the "general framework" of trades with both the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals, contingent on whether Stanton will agree to either..." December 03

  • Giancarlo Stanton prefers Giants over Cardinals

    Sportsnaut "If the Los Angeles Dodgers are Giancarlo Stanton’s first option, there has to be another option for the reigning NL MVP if talks between his Miami Marlins and the Dodgers continue to fail picking up traction. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been linked to Stanton as..." December 03

  • Stanton attended meetings with Giants, Cardinals

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals remain in the mix as they hope to acquire Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton in a trade. Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Stanton was present at separate meetings over the past two days with representatives for the Giants and Cardinals as they..." December 03

  • Skepticism remains that Stanton would go to Cards

    Fanrag Sports "A contingent of St. Louis Cardinals power brokers traveled to Los Angeles and — like the San Francisco Giants — will make their case that Miami Marlins superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton should consider playing for their team for the next 10 years. What a nice case it is: The Cardinals are one..." December 02

  • Ryan Goins out, Aledmys Diaz in as Blue Jays fortify middle infield

    Sportsnet "Change for the Toronto Blue Jays this off-season starts with Aledmys Diaz, an acquisition that ushered out the glove-first Ryan Goins by providing at least a part of, if not the entire answer to the club’s needs for an up-the-middle infielder who can make an impact at the plate. The 27-year-old..." December 02

  • Cardinals reportedly meeting with Giancarlo Stanton's reps

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, we noted the San Francisco Giants were meeting with Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins outfielder and NL MVP who can't go a day without appearing in a trade rumor. The Giants aren't the only team talking turkey with Stanton's camp on Friday. That's because the St. Louis Cardinals..." December 01

  • Top offseason trade candidates not named Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "Barring any surprises -- I think we'd all welcome some surprise hot stove activity -- the two biggest stories of the 2017-18 MLB offseason will be the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes and the Giancarlo Stanton trade market. Ohtani is expected to be posted in the coming days and the 21-day negotiating..." November 28

  • Report: Rangers showing “sustained interest” in Alex Cobb, Lance Lynn

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers signed free agent pitcher Doug Fister on Sunday afternoon, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4 million with a club option for the 2019 season. Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers are still on the hunt for pitching, showing “sustained interest” in free agents Alex Cobb and Lance..." November 27

  • MLB Sets Record For Revenues In 2017, Increasing More Than $500 Million Since 2015

    Forbes.com "Major League Baseball continues to hit home runs on the business side. According to sources at the league, 2017 marks the 15th consecutive year MLB has seen record gross revenues, surpassing the $10 billion mark for the first time. By comparison, the league saw revenues approaching $9.5 billion at..." November 22

  • Cardinals search for star power that could guide their return to playoffs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With a vested — and invested — interest in upselling teams on all the added benefits of offense, agent Scott Boras, who reps a handful of free-agent hitters this winter, arrived at last week’s GM meetings with a metaphorical map, one he said would lead teams out of the wilderness and into..." November 22

  • MLB wants 20-second pitch clock as pace-of-play initiative in 2018

    ESPN "The serious negotiations over Major League Baseball's pace-of-play initiatives haven't really started yet and probably won't for weeks to come. Once MLB and the Players Association dig into their talks, there will be haggling over the particulars of some ideas, like restrictions on the number of..." November 21

  • Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton

    MLB.com "The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes have moved beyond the preliminary stage. The Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for the reigning National League MVP Award winner, a source told MLB.com Sunday. And they are not alone. MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Orioles Interested In Lance Lynn

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles are interested in free agent right-hander Lance Lynn, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports (Twitter link). Morosi adds that the Orioles slightly prefer fellow righty Alex Cobb, however, thanks to his vast experience in the American League East. Morosi first linked Cobb to the Orioles on..." November 19

  • Cardinals may have interest in Eric Hosmer

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals are looking to add some juice to the lineup this offseason, as evinced by their bring one of the teams prominently in pursuit of trade candidate Giancarlo Stanton. In the event that they're unable to pull off such a blockbuster, the Cardinals may turn to the free agent pool for some..." November 17

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Marlins, Cardinals have discussed Stanton trade concepts

    Mass Live "The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals discussed "trade concepts" today for Giancarlo Stanton at the GM Meetings in Orlando, reported Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Miami has said that it wants to trade the slugger this offseason. Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his..." November 15

  • Cardinals plan to move Dexter Fowler to the corner outfield

    Hardball Talk "Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak flew to Las Vegas to meet with outfielder Dexter Fowler in person. Mozeliak told the veteran that the club wants to move him from center field to an outfield corner in an effort to..." November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • The Cardinals are reportedly in pursuit of a new closer

    CBS Sports "So far this offseason the Cardinals have been one of the teams most strongly linked to Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is very available and St. Louis needs a middle of the order bat, so the fit is obvious. A middle of the order power bat is not the only thing the Cardinals need this..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Prospects pushing Cardinals to create room by moving outfielders

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This past weekend, in Mexico, a Cardinals outfielder that the team doesn’t quite yet know what to do with capped an outstanding weekend with just another four-run, three-hit, two-double game for the Mayos de Navojoa. Through 26 games in Mexico’s independent winter league, Randy Arozarena is..." November 15

  • Stanton reportedly won't waive no-trade clause for Cardinals, Red Sox

    CBS Sports "As you know, the Marlins under new ownership are seeking to shed payroll, and to that end they're also looking to trade slugger Giancarlo Stanton and his mega-contract. What makes Stanton an appealing trade target is that coming off an age-27 season in which he mashed 59 home runs and wound up as..." November 14

  • Cardinals, Giants have ‘most intense’ interest in Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "A handful of teams are expected to make a play for Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton this winter, but two appear to have emerged as the most desperate. According to longtime MLB reporter Peter Gammons, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants have been the most dedicated in trying..." November 13

  • Would Giancarlo Stanton consider a trade to Cardinals?

    CBS Sports "The Marlins under new ownership are very likely looking to trade high-powered outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and his massive contract. In term of production, Stanton has obvious appeal. He's coming off an age-27 season that saw him blast 59 home runs, and he's a finalist for the NL MVP award. As..." November 12

  • Cardinals 'need to get better' — a process that begins at GM meetings

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As the Cardinals’ front office and other baseball executives swarm this week to the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, they do so with openings on their rosters and wish lists in hand, fittingly camped on the edge of “The Happiest Place on Earth,” but not yet there, in person or transaction. There will..." November 12

  • Red Sox Begin Talks With Marlins About Stanton

    CBS Boston "Are the Red Sox positioning themselves for a major offseason splash? According to one report they’re at least considering it. Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Friday night that the Red Sox are among the teams who have had “preliminary communication” with the Marlins about a possible trade for..." November 11

  • Cardinals look like prime players in Stanton Sweepstakes

    Fanrag Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals, who are expected to be quite active in the free-agent and trade markets this winter after uncharacteristically missing the playoffs two straight seasons, look to be a prime player for Marlins slugging superstar and NL MVP finalist Giancarlo Stanton. They have been cited..." November 09

  • MLB sees increase in sponsor spending while NFL is trending negative

    Awful Announcing "Coming off a successful postseason, Major League Baseball got some more good news. According to a new report, MLB saw a record in corporate sponsorship spending of $892 million, a jump of almost 8%. It comes after the 2016 World Series, which was the most-watched Fall Classic in 12 years, while..." November 08

  • Cardinals cut Rosenthal, make qualifying offer to Lynn

    Fox Sports Midwest "Trevor Rosenthal, the fireballing but oft-injured St. Louis reliever, is a Cardinal no more. The team gave the right-hander his unconditional release Monday. Rosenthal is expected to miss most or all of the 2018 season following Tommy John surgery on Aug. 30. He had saved 11 games in 13 chances..." November 06

  • Cardinals to engage Marlins about Stanton, Yelich

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As if the six months the Cardinals spent playing wasn’t proof enough, the month they just spent watching affirmed how, in this era of hyper-bullpens, their shopping list as free agency opens this week must have relievers in red, underlined. How a team finishes the season increasingly hinges on..." November 05

  • Lynn plans to reject Cardinals' qualifying offer

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the end of the World Series, baseball tiptoed Thursday morning toward the opening of free agency next week and the start of what the Cardinals hope will be a winter of acquisition. But first, a few goodbyes. Lance Lynn was one of four Cardinals declared free agents, by rule, at 8 a.m...." November 04

  • From Jose Canseco to J.J. Watt, everyone thinks MLB balls are juiced

    Chicago Sun-Times "As balls sailed out of Major League ballparks in record fashion this past season, the whispers from disbelievers were drowned out by the roars of the longball-clamoring crowd. But after Sunday’s World Series slugfest that saw a combined seven home runs with the Houston Astros finally prevailing..." October 31

  • Report: Cardinals set to hire Mike Maddux as pitching coach

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Less than a week after the search for a pitching coach got complicated by an onrush of established candidates available and new teams in need of a hire, the Cardinals have landed the next coach they intend to lead their pitching staff. Former Washington Nationals coach Mike Maddux will be hired..." October 26

  • Cardinals name Mike Shildt bench coach, Jose Oquendo third base coach

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch reports that the Cardinals have named Mike Shildt the new bench coach and Jose Oquendo will once again serve as the third base coach. Willie McGee is also expected to join the coaching staff. " October 23

  • Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment

    Hardball Talk "Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a “growing consensus” within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Portland and Montreal. The 32-team league would then undergo a radical realignment that would also involve reducing the season..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes

    Hardball Talk "The Cubs won Thursday’s NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nationals had scored a run on a Michael Taylor RBI single, cutting their deficit to one run. Lobaton kept the rally going with a..." October 13

  • MLB Sets 2017-18 Qualifying Offer At $17.4MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has set the qualifying offer for the upcoming offseason at $17.4MM, MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes reports (Twitter link). With the news, teams can now make full assessments of whether to issue qualifying offers to pending free agents. Offers are due five days after the World Series..." October 13

  • Cardinals players complained about clubhouse atmosphere

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Two months before Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright gathered their teammates for a pivotal players-only dinner at a Cincinnati steak house in August, it was clear that the Cardinals had lost their way on the diamond and in the clubhouse. Look around, a Cardinal told me, and see how many of the..." October 08

  • Who is leading Stanton sweepstakes?

    Fanrag Sports "Many Miami Marlins players aren’t expecting to be back next year due to the expected rebuild/selloff, as was mentioned here in the Giancarlo Stanton interview over the weekend. But the key to the anticipated rebuild is probably Stanton himself. While Jeter didn’t delve deeply into coming plans..." October 05

  • Lilliquist out as Cards seek pitching coach with 'modern' focus

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "By the time Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has left the dugout behind to make a move to the bullpen, he has already sifted through a stack of cards with influential statistics – left vs. right splits, groundball vs. strikeout rates, and much more – and heard what other data might be useful from..." October 05

  • Fowler laments games he missed

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Although he didn’t finish the season in the standings or in the lineup where he expected, Dexter Fowler pointed to another unexpected twist that defined his first summer with the Cardinals. Forget leadoff or cleanup. Too often, injuries kept him out of the lineup entirely. “I’ve got to play..." October 03

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