Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Seung-Hwan Oh finally receives his work visa, will be on time for Cardinals camp

    Hardball Talk "At last check, new Cardinals reliever Seung-Hwan Oh was still awaiting a work visa from the United States Embassy in South Korea and there was some worry that he might not be able to arrive on time to spring training in Jupiter, Florida. But that is now officially a non-story." February 10

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    Derrick Goold @dgoold

    #cardinals have received word that RHP Seung Hwan Oh has received his work visa and will report on time, if not earlier to Jupiter #STLCards

  • Should the Cardinals pursue David Freese?

    Viva El Birdos "What is there to say or write about David Freese that has not already been said or written? I guess I'll try: Did you know that David Freese has the third-highest single-game Win Probability Added in Major League Baseball history among batters whose team went on to win the World Series that..." February 09

  • Should the Cardinals pursue Dexter Fowler?

    Viva El Birdos "Possibly because Valentine's Day is just around the corner (although spring training fast arriving likely factors in), Anthony Castrovince of MLB.com played matchmaker this afternoon with the best free agents still available on the market and paired Dexter Fowler up with the Cardinals. Here's the..." February 09

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

  • The myth of the Cardinals aging core

    Viva El Birdos "That Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina, and Jhonny Peralta are getting older is not new. That is how time works. Also not a new concept for the Cardinals is a sens of their core. The concept of a core player has been a malleable one over the years. Albert Pujols, Chris Carpenter,..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs

    MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • Was the Astros' password 'Eckstein' when Cardinals hacked them?

    Houston Chronicle "The password of a high-ranking Astros executive that Chris Correa used to access Astros’ systems was based on the name of a player “who was scrawny and who would not have been thought of to succeed in the major leagues, but through effort and determination he succeeded anyway,” assistant U.S...." January 23

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Adam Wainwright angry over how late he went in ‘expert’ fantasy draft

    Larry Brown Sports "For every 1,000 professional athletes that claim they don’t pay attention to fantasy sports and could not possibly care less about your fantasy team, there is a guy like St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright who pays close attention to where he is drafted. Earlier this week, Sirius XM..." January 21

  • Rosenthal: No multi-year talks with Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the first time in his career, Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal has enough service time to negotiate a contract based on his performance as much as his games in the majors. That meant a raise. It did not lead to security. Rosenthal met with the media Monday afternoon at the team's..." January 21

  • MLB agrees to offer single-team streaming to settle class-action suit

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball on Tuesday reached a deal with fans to settle an antitrust class action lawsuit over how out-of-market game broadcasts are sold, law360.com reported, adding that the side settled only moments before the trial was due to start in Manhattan. Under the agreement, MLB will..." January 20

  • Will changes to 2B slide rule come at upcoming owners meetings?

    Fox Sports "As Major League Baseball owners prepare to meet Wednesday and Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida, consensus with the players’ union remains elusive on slides at second base. MLB officials raised the possibility of a rule change in the aftermath of Ruben Tejada’s broken leg suffered in the..." January 19

  • Carlos Martinez says he feels “90 percent”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez was shut last September due to a Grade 2 shoulder strain, but he told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com at the team’s Winter Warm-Up event today that he feels “90 percent” in advance of beginning his throwing program on Tuesday. Martinez did not require surgery..." January 19

  • Cardinals GM says there's 'momentum' toward DH in NL

    Sporting News "The designated hitter is one of the strangest rules in sports. Not so much the idea itself, but the fact that half of Major League Baseball uses it and the other half doesn't. Well, that may change soon. There's been plenty of advocates to get the National League to adopt the rule, and it looks..." January 18

  • Randal Grichuk “ahead of schedule” in recovery from hernia surgery

    Hardball Talk "Per the Cardinals’ official Twitter, outfielder Randal Grichuk said he is “ahead of schedule” in his recovery from hernia surgery. He underwent the procedure in December but the Cardinals are expecting him to be ready for the start of spring training next month. Grichuk added that he is at a..." January 18

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    "I'm at a Physical Therapy facility every day and they said I'm ahead of schedule." --Randal Grichuk pic.twitter.com/Cn5ZidqeVJ

  • Molina won't have cast removed until mid-February

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina appears to be behind the initial recovery timetable the team projected following the second operation on his injured left thumb. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told reporters Saturday that Molina won't have his cast removed until the..." January 17

  • Former prosecutor: High likelihood Astros' hacker gets 2-3 years in prison

    Houston Chronicle "The April sentencing of former St. Louis Cardinals employee Chris Correa, whose plea deal calls for up to five years in prison for hacking into Astros computer systems, is expected to bring more to light about his actions than the plea agreement he signed earlier this month - possibly a lot..." January 17

  • Cardinals GM: 'More momentum' in discussions for DH in National League

    The Score "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred lamented in September how a universal designated hitter would "deprive" baseball fans of watching Bartolo Colon's (mis)adventures at the plate, but - with all due respect to the 42-year-old right-hander - it appears some are tired of watching pitchers try to hit. On..." January 17

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    Rob Rains @RobRains

    Mozeliak says Alex Reyes will not be invited to major league spring training camp because of his minor league suspension. #STLCards

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    Brian Stull @StullySTL

    Marco Gonzales says he's 100% and began throwing off the mound a couple of days ago. Reset button has been hit, ready for '16. #STLCards

  • Cardinals' Matt Adams: Agrees to terms with Cards

    CBS Sports "Adams and the Cardinals reached an agreement on a one-year deal Friday, avoiding arbitration. Adams disappointed in an injury-riddled 2015 season, appearing in 60 games and hitting just. 240 and batting .288 with 15 homers in 2014. " January 15

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Trevor Rosenthal settles with the Cardinals for $5.6M. Huge number for a first-year-eligible guy.

  • Cardinals' Brandon Moss: Agrees to one-year deal with Cards

    CBS Sports "Moss and the Cardinals agreed to terms Friday on a one-year, $8.25 million deal, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. As expected, Moss and the Cards were able to reach a deal without arbitration, and the veteran will now have a chance to entrench himself as the club's top..." January 15

  • 156 Players File For Salary Arbitration

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that 156 players have filed for salary arbitration. Players and teams will formally exchange arbitration figures on Friday, and in the five to six weeks that follow, dozens of agreements will be reached. Players and teams that are..." January 13

  • MLB teams must hire full-time Spanish translators for 2016

    ESPN "All 30 Major League Baseball clubs have received a joint directive requiring them to hire full-time Spanish translators for the 2016 season in conjunction with a new program negotiated between the commissioner's office and the players' union, multiple baseball officials told ESPN on..." January 13

  • Cardinals' Brandon Moss: Expected to get first crack at starting job

    CBS Sports "Moss will have the first opportunity to entrench himself as the Cardinals' top first baseman, according to mlb.com's Jenifer Langosch Moss and the Cardinals are believed to be in the process of working out a deal to avoid arbitration." January 12

  • MLB's top bullpens: Dominant trio puts Yankees on top

    ESPN "The Kansas City Royals are the champions of baseball and a barometer of change in the sport. For decades, the conventional wisdom in baseball has been that you must have very good starting pitching to achieve success through the regular season and in the postseason, and with a handful of..." January 12

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    Cardinals' GM John Mozeliak announces the club has signed Korean RHP Seung-hwan Oh #STLCards pic.twitter.com/KsHPOHEOaa

  • Cards may land Korean reliever Oh

    MLB.com "The Cardinals appear to be in position to land South Korean reliever Seung-Hwan Oh, according to a KBSn report, which says "all signs point to" St. Louis being the team to finalize a deal. Ilgan Sports in Korea reports that Oh is expected to agree to a two-year deal with a club option; the..." January 11

  • Cardinals agree to deal with Seung-hwan Oh

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals dove into the international market on Monday to help fortify their bullpen, announcing they've signed Korean right-hander Seung-hwan Oh. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Dispatch reports it's a one-year deal with an option for 2017. The total value of the contract could..." January 11

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    Daniel Kim 대니얼 김 @DanielKimW

    Report- Oh Seung Hwan will go thru medicals tomorrow. If all goes well, he will become a new member of #STLCardinals. #MLB

  • Cards may land Korean reliever Oh

    MLB.com "The Cardinals appear to be in position to land South Korean reliever Seung-Hwan Oh, according to a KBSn report, which says "all signs point to" St. Louis being the team to finalize a deal. Reportedly, Oh will go through medicals Monday and will become a Cardinals member if all goes well. Oh,..." January 10

  • Ex-Cardinals Scouting Director to Plead Guilty to Hacking Houston Astros

    The Wall Street Journal "The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals is scheduled to plead guilty Friday to criminal charges in connection with an unauthorized breach of the Houston Astros computer network, according to people familiar with the case. Chris Correa, who was fired by the Cardinals last year,..." January 08

  • Former Cardinals scouting director admits illegal access to Astros' database

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals scouting director who was fired last July for his alleged role in the hacking scandal that engulfed the club pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges. Chris Correa pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Houston to five counts of unauthorized access to a protected..." January 08

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