Cardinals Rumors & News

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Giants interested in John Lackey

    Hardball Talk "Ben Cafardo of the Boston Globe speculated on Sunday that there might be a connection between the Giants and veteran free agent right-hander John Lackey, and now FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that San Francisco is indeed in pursuit. Rosenthal says the Giants, “like most clubs seeking..." November 25

  • Cardinals reach out to free agent utility man Ben Zobrist

    CBS Sports " The Cardinals have reached out to Ben Zobrist, sources say. While there are said to be as many as 20 teams in the mix, they are believed to be among the more interested teams, as they love his versatility, especially on the infield." November 25

  • 10 breakout prospects from AFL season "The Arizona Fall League season is now in the books and, as usual, many top prospects performed well. But while it's exciting to see known players do what's expected, it's at least as much fun to see other Minor Leaguers put themselves on the map during the six-week AFL campaign. Every year,..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • John Lackey wants to stay in the National League, Cubs and Giants “may have the best shot”

    Hardball Talk "This comes from Nick Cafardo’s regular Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe … John Lackey, RHP, free agent — The Cardinals may feel they’ve gotten the best out of Lackey, but they have kept their toes in the water. The Red Sox also inquired, but their priority is finding an ace. Lackey wants..." November 22

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • John Lackey Drawing Significant Interest

    Baseball Essential "According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, there are at least half a dozen teams who have already shown some interest in signing free agent right-hander John Lackey. It was expected Lackey would garner a good amount of interest given his strong performance in 2015. Despite his age, Lackey was..." November 20

  • The 2016 Cardinals and the Temptation of Mark Buehrle

    101 Sports "Our friend Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, one of the best baseball writers in the history of the genre, created a bit of a buzz in our province with a brief note tucked into a recent column. According to Elliott, lefthanded starting pitcher Mark Buehrle “will either retire or pitch for the St...." November 19

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Could Jason Heyward land with the Yankees?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees traded for an athletic center fielder last week, but that doesn't mean the team is done trying to fortify its outfield this winter. Might they target free agent Jason Heyward? MLB Trade Rumors argues that it's a good fit and perhaps so—Heyward, 26, has a left-handed swing that..." November 17

  • Cards' Holliday eager for next season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Cardinals set out to land outfielder Matt Holliday with the largest free-agent contract in club history, they built their $120-million offer and their interest around the metronomic consistency of his career. And for the first five of the deal’s seven years, he was. A given for 500..." November 15

  • Mark Buehrle “will either retire or pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals”

    Hardball Talk "Mark Buehrle shot down the early-October reports that he was planning to retire this winter, but the veteran free agent starter only has eyes for one club. Via Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun … Buehrle will either retire or pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, his home town team. Buehrle grew..." November 15

  • Molina, Kiermaier awarded Platinum Gloves as top defenders

    The Score "A pair of leather-flashing heavyweights claimed baseball's highest defensive honors. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier were named Rawlings Platinum Glove Award winners, acknowledging the top defensive players in their respective..." November 15

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Cardinals are among the teams interested in signing Ben Zobrist to a multi-year deal.

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Hall of Famer Lou Brock has part of left leg amputated due to infection

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "From the minute he arrived in a trade from Chicago and put on a St. Louis uniform in 1964, Lou Brock stole his way into the hearts of Cardinals fans and ultimately into the record book. His National League record 938 steals and 118 in a single season and his total of 3,023 career hits earned..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • Cards' Lynn has Tommy John surgery, will miss 2016 season

    Fox Sports "St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the entire 2016 season, the team has announced. Lynn, 28, went 12-11 with a 3.03 ERA in 31 starts this past season. He struck out 167 batters in 175 1/3 innings. Since the start of the 2012 season,..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Cardinals Prospect Alex Reyes Receives 50-Game Suspension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Top Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes has been given a 50-game suspension after testing positive for marijuana, according to a team release (h/t to’s Jesse Sanchez, via Twitter). Reyes, who had been pitching in the Arizona Fall League, expressed regret at his own “inappropriate..." November 09

  • MLB hopes to have Cardinals-Astros hacking issue settled before next season

    Houston Chronicle "Finally, this scandal could go offline. If all goes according to plan from MLB’s perspective, the Cardinals-Astros hacking drama will not bleed into next season. “I’m hopeful that that situation will be taken care of during the offseason,” commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday in Florida...." November 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Here's why Jason Heyward is the No. 1 MLB free agent available

    CBS Sports "At this early offseason hour, there aren't many certainties when it comes to how the free-agent market will play out. Here, though, is one: Jason Heyward is going to fetch the largest contract of the 2015-16 offseason. Survey Heyward's good-but-not-soaring offensive numbers, and you might find..." November 08

  • Cardinals make qualifying offers to Heyward, Lackey

    Fox Sports Midwest "It won't bind the players to St. Louis, but the Cardinals ensured themselves of at least a draft pick when they made qualifying offers Friday to right fielder Jason Heyward and pitcher John Lackey. Neither player is expected to accept his $15.8 million offer. Rejecting the offer would make each..." November 06

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Cardinals have notified Jaime Garcia that they will pick up his $11.5 million option for 2016

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There exists a little less intrigue today regarding the Cardinals’ offseason. The three-time defending NL Central champions have notified the recently retained representatives for lefthanded pitcher Jaime Garcia that they will assume his $11 million option for 2016. This news would have come as..." November 01

  • Cardinals bring back all of Matheny's coaches

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "As the front office expected and advertised more than a week ago, the Cardinals finalized 2016 contracts this week with all of the coaches on manager Mike Matheny's staff. It will be the first time in Matheny's tenure that his staff won't have any turnover. The new contracts, confirmed..." October 27

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Cardinals interested in bringing Brandon Moss back in 2016

    NBC Sports "In a column in which he looks at the off-season ahead for the Cardinals, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that GM John Mozeliak expressed interest in bringing back first baseman Brandon Moss for the 2016 season. The Cardinals acquired Moss in a trade with the Indians ahead..." October 17

  • Cards' Slater reportedly a candidate for Phils' GM "The Phillies are inching closer to deciding on Ruben Amaro Jr.'s successor as general manager, and a new name has surfaced in the mix of candidates. Matt Slater, the Cardinals' director of player personnel, interviewed for the position last week, according to a Major League source. Slater joins..." October 16

  • Cardinals Want To Re-Sign Jason Heyward

    Real GM Baseball "The St. Louis Cardinals have interest in signing Jason Heyward to a long-term contract. John Mozeliak said Heyward "was a tremendous fit on this club [and] did exactly what we wanted him to do." The Cardinals acquired Heyward from the Atlanta Braves last November with the intention of using..." October 16

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Yadier Molina will be having left thumb surgery this afternoon; 8-12 weeks of no baseball activity to follow.

  • Injury keeps Molina on bench

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Unable to grip a bat with any strength Tuesday, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will see a doctor in St. Louis on Wednesday to determine if the torn ligament in his left hand will require surgery. “I tried everything (to play),” he said. “I tried everything.” Molina was a late scratch from..." October 14

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Impending free-agent Jason Heyward on possibly coming back to #STLCards: "This is definitely an ideal situation."

  • Rob Manfred: MLB working on new slide rule

    New York Post "Major League Baseball continues to move forward on implementing a new rule on sliding to protect middle infielders, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. Such a rule could be in place for the 2016 season, much like the catcher collision rule, but there remains bridges to cross. Chase Utley was..." October 14

  • On to NLCS: Cubs finish off Cardinals at Wrigley Field

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs clinched a postseason series at home for the first time in team history Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, topping the Cardinals 6-4 to win the National League Division Series 3-1. The Cubs advance to the National League Championship Series, where they will play the winner of the..." October 14

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    Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB

    Impending free-agent Jason Heyward on possibly coming back to #STLCards: "This is definitely an ideal situation."

  • Cardinals eliminated: 100 wins, painful playoff exit, Heyward gone?

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals' 2015 season has come to an end, thanks to an NLDS loss to the rival Cubs. Now, let's look back at the campaign that was and look ahead to 2016 for the Cards ... What went right: In the regular season, the Cardinals barged to 100 wins and first place in baseball's..." October 13

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    Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

    Tony Cruz in, Molina out of Cards lineup

  • Molina back behind the plate in Game 4; Baez starts for ailing Russel

    The Score "Despite leaving Monday's 8-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs early with renewed pain in his left thumb, Yadier Molina will be behind the plate for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in Game 4 of the National League Division Series, with his team facing elimination. NO. PLAYER POSITION 1 Matt..." October 13