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  • Cardinals' Matt Carpenter has historic outing with five extra-base hits

    ESPN "St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter tied a major league record with five extra-base hits before being pulled after his third home run of the day in the Cardinals' rout of the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Carpenter, 32, went 5-for-5 with seven runs..." July 20

  • As Jose Martinez moves to bench role, Cards could move toward trading him

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ shift to a glove-first lineup and commitment to Dexter Fowler in right field has left Jose Martinez and his 56 RBIs with, essentially, a bench role. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak agrees “when you’re going down that path, yes, that does..." July 20

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB Expansion, Lists Six Potential Cities

    Deadspin "Commissioner Rob Manfred’s all-star break wasn’t only spent sandbagging his sport’s best player. He also took some time to throw his support behind expanding MLB to two more cities. “I hope I’m around long enough to see us expand,” Manfred told..." July 19

  • Cardinals' Yadier Molina says he is open to serving as player-manager: 'It would be a dream'

    CBS Sports "On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals fired manager Mike Matheny. A day later, we examined 10 potential candidates to replace him on a permanent basis. One of those was current backstop Yadier Molina, who we jokingly suggested could serve as a player-manager. Molina..." July 18

  • Yadier Molina: Player-manager role with Cardinals 'would be a dream'

    ESPN "Longtime Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina said he'd "welcome the opportunity" if he had a chance to be player-manager during his last contract year with St. Louis in 2020. "For any player, that would be a dream to be considered for such a role," Molina told..." July 16

  • Mark McGwire is candidate for Cardinals manager

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals’ search to replace fired manager Mike Matheny could be leading them back to a familiar face. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Monday that former Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire is among the potential candidates for their managerial..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    Covers.com "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Matheny takes high road, accepts blame for Cardinals' disappointing season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Deposed Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took the high road Sunday. He threw no daggers at anyone in the organization for his abrupt dismissal after Saturday’s come-from-ahead 8-2 loss to Cincinnati. “I’ve got nothing but gratitude,” Matheny said, "and this..." July 15

  • Cardinals plan to let interim manager finish out season

    Yardbarker "Even as rumors fly about more established managers being brought in, St. Louis Cardinals president John Mozeliak says the team will not hire a permanent manager until season’s end. Mozeliak said Sunday that interim manager Mike Shildt is expected to be allowed to finish out the..." July 15

  • Revisiting the Cardinals' decision to hire Mike Matheny over current Indians manager Terry Francona in 2012

    CBS Sports "On Saturday night, the Cardinals dismissed longtime manager Mike Matheny. This, then, is as good of a time as any to remember that the Cardinals chose Matheny over current Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona. In fact, the Cardinals were so set on Matheny that..." July 15

  • Cardinals fire manager Mike Matheny after another ugly loss

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For an organization that prized continuity and rooted its recent success in more than a decade of leadership stability, the Cardinals sent a sudden, jarring message by firing manager Mike Matheny late Saturday night. The Cardinals announced the move shortly after a soggy, sloppy 8-2..." July 15

  • Ex-Yankees manager Joe Girardi emerges as favorite for Cardinals job: report

    New York Daily News "Maybe it’s what he wants. Earlier this summer, Joe Girardi told The News he’d love to get back into managing and now it seems the former Yankees skipper might get the chance sooner rather than later. Girardi has emerged as a favorite to become the..." July 15

  • Why the Cardinals fired Mike Matheny

    Hardball Talk "Matheny’s late night firing by the St. Louis Cardinals came as a major surprise. Even those who watch the team closely were shocked by the move. Indeed, just 15 minutes before Matheny was fired, St. Louis writer and radio host Bernie Miklasz — an excellent source for..." July 15

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Cardinals’ Jordan Hicks refutes report of tension with teammate

    Larry Brown Sports "Jordan Hicks is coming out firing at the media almost as hard as he does on the mound. A feature this week by Mark Saxon of The Athletic discussed the supposed relationship between the St. Louis Cardinals rookie and fellow Cards reliever Bud Norris. The report said that the..." July 12

  • At 105 mph, Jordan Hicks is MLB's hardest thrower. What does that mean for his future?

    USA Today "Five years ago at age 16, Jordan Hicks participated in a youth tournament in Atlanta and attended a Braves game, where he was blown away by the sight of then-Cincinnati Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman repeatedly pumping fastballs above 100 mph. Now Hicks has replaced Chapman as..." July 10

  • Report: Cardinals' Fowler, Matheny barely talk

    The Score "All is not well in St. Louis. Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler is mired in one of the worst slumps of his career, and has recently dealt with criticism from club president of baseball operations John Mozeliak. Things may not be much better in the clubhouse, as the..." July 06

  • Dexter Fowler fires back at Cardinals president over criticism

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Drawn into a tempest this past week that stretched from St. Louis in the present to Chicago of the past, from his place on the team to his comfort level in the city, Dexter Fowler returned to the Cardinals clubhouse with some pointed comments of his own, and one simple request. He..." July 06

  • Phillies Acquire International Bonus Space From Cardinals For Elniery Garcia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced today that they have acquired international bonus pool availability from the Cardinals. In exchange, lefty Elniery Garcia heads to the St. Louis organization. While the value of the bonus availability isn’t known, it’ll obviously boost the..." July 05

  • Heat is on the Cardinals - and manager Mike Matheny feels it the most

    USA Today "The good folks of St. Louis can feel it. They sense it. And they can certainly see it. Groundhog Day. The Cardinals, one of baseball’s proudest and most prestigious franchises, winners of 11 World Series championships, with 12 playoff berths since 2000, are stuck on..." July 05

  • Mozeliak: Comments questioning Fowler's effort 'came out wrong'

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak went into damage control mode after suggesting earlier this week that outfielder Dexter Fowler might be struggling because he wasn't playing hard enough. "I hate that it came out wrong. I do think he's at..." July 05

  • Yadier Molina, Torey Lovullo talk, appear to make up

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo met with St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina during batting practice Monday night to patch things up after..." July 03

  • Cardinals president calls out Dexter Fowler for poor effort

    Bleacher Nation "After putting together two fantastic seasons with the Cubs, Dexter Fowler left to sign a five-year $82.5 million deal with the Cardinals – a contract that he’d earned, but that was not going to be matched (or even close to it) by the Cubs, given the state of their young roster...." July 02

  • Cardinals Claim Tyler Webb

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have claimed lefty Tyler Webb off waivers from the Padres. The San Diego organization, which announced the move, had designated Webb for assignment recently. " June 29

  • Cards have renewed interest in Moustakas

    MLB.com "Among a crowded throng of contenders in the National League, the Cardinals are reportedly interested in bolstering their lineup ahead of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- and potentially with a bat they were prominently linked to last offseason.  In a story for The..." June 29

  • Bud Norris would love to stay a Cardinal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Bud Norris was signed to a one-year deal just as spring training began, the Cardinals really had nothing specific in mind for the 33-year-old righthander. Adam Wainwright was coming off elbow surgery, so Norris, who had spent all but one of his nine seasons as a starter, was..." June 29

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Cardinals encourage players not to hide injuries

    Hardball Talk "In Major League Baseball, players are routinely pressured to play through injury and pain. Sometimes it’s just a minor ache, and sometimes it’s a very serious injury. The pressure comes from everywhere: the players themselves, their peers, coaches, front offices, media, and fans...." June 24

  • Cardinals’ Carlos Martinez claims there was a ghost in his hotel room

    Sportress of Blogitude "St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez clearly was spooked in a video posted to Instagram Wednesday night in which he claims there was a ghost in his Milwaukee hotel room. Martinez, who took the loss Thursday, giving up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits over four innings in..." June 23

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Cardinals Place Michael Wacha On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced that they have placed righty Michael Wacha on the 10-day DL, as had been expected. He’s dealing with a left oblique strain. Fellow righty John Gant will come up to take his place on the active roster. For the time being, Gant may move into the pen, though..." June 21

  • Cardinals can fix their bullpen before the MLB trade deadline, but fixing the infield defense may not be as easy

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals avoided losing for the sixth time in their last seven games Tuesday night (STL 7, PHI 6), though it did not come easy. Rookie righty Jordan Hicks, who was pitching for the 34th time in the team's 71 games, allowed a game-tying two-run double to Rhys Hoskins in the..." June 21

  • Michael Wacha leaves game with a left oblique strain

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals starter Michael Wacha suffered a strained left oblique muscle during his start this afternoon against the Phillies, causing him to leave in the fourth inning. Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.20 ERA and a 71/36 K/BB ratio in 84.1 innings across 15 starts this season with St...." June 20

  • Cardinals Activate Greg Holland, Place Matt Bowman On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced today that they’ve activated veteran reliever Greg Holland from the disabled list. To open a roster spot, the club moved righty Matt Bowman to the 10-day DL with blisters on his middle finger. Now that he’s back from an extended stretch on the shelf..." June 19

  • Albert Pujols to return to St. Louis for first time in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "Albert Pujols’ homecoming to St. Louis may finally be happening at long last. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Friday that Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels are scheduled to visit the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in June 2019. The three-game interleague..." June 16

  • Major League Baseball attendance continues to fall

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings wrapped up today and, while there wasn’t much in the way of actual decisions and high-level news to speak of, Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal saysthat, according to Rob Manfred, attendance is down 7% this year compared to last year. While..." June 15

  • MLB Rumors: League Concerned Home Run Derby Won’t Be ‘Star-Studded’

    NESN "The Home Run Derby is just over a month away and Major League Baseball fans already know a few players who won’t be participating. Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts voiced a strong “hell no” when asked if he had any interest in the event, while J.D...." June 15

  • Another problem with these baseballs? Evidently some are warped

    WEEI Boston "Baseballs have been a huge topic of late. The actual piece of equipment used by Major League Baseball has come under intense scrutiny since the rise in home runs over the past two years. MLB implemented its own independent investigation, finding a change in aerodynamic..." June 13

  • Cardinals' Luke Gregerson: Undergoes meniscus surgery

    CBS Sports "Gregerson (shoulder, elbow) had arthoscopic surgery to repair a torn right meniscus Monday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. Add a knee injury to Gregerson's growing injury tally, as he's already out with both shoulder and elbow soreness. " June 12

  • Cardinals' Alex Reyes reveals 1-year-old daughter is battling cancer

    Sporting News "Cardinals starting pitcher Alex Reyes told reporters Tuesday his one-year-old daughter is battling cancer. Reyes, who recently found out he will miss the rest of the season with a torn tendon in his right shoulder, said his daughter Aleyka was diagnosed with the disease when she was..." June 12

  • Cardinals Select Daniel Poncedeleon

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Daniel Poncedeleon from Triple-A Memphis. First baseman Luke Voit has been optioned back to Memphis in a corresponding move. It’ll be the first call to the Majors for Poncedeleon, who persevered..." June 11

  • Cardinals Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Nolan Gorman

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have reached agreement on a bonus with first-round draft pick Nolan Gorman, per MLB.com’s Jim Callis (via Twitter). If and when the pact is finalized, the nineteenth overall draft pick will receive a full-slot bonus of $3,231,700. Gorman, a high-school..." June 11

  • Carlos Martinez has lost all control since his return from disabled list

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The more that Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez struggles with his rhythm and his control, the more it seems that it might have been a good idea to take on one more minor-league start as he rehabilitated from the strained lat that put him on the disabled list. For the second game in..." June 11

  • Cardinals Designate Preston Guilmet

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced today that they have designated righty Preston Guilmet for assignment. His roster spot will go to infielder Greg Garcia, who was activated from the paternity list. Guilmet was only just added to the roster, making his first big-league appearance..." June 07

  • Cardinals' title-winning manager, Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst dies at 95

    CBS Sports "Beloved St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst has died at the age of 95.  "Red was one of the greatest Cardinals of all time, and a beloved member of the Cardinals organization for over six decades," said Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr...." June 07

  • Cardinals’ Ryan Sherriff Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals will be without left-handed reliever Ryan Sherriff for the remainder of the 2018 season and for much of the 2019 season after the southpaw underwent Tommy John surgery today. Sherriff himself broke the news in a since-deleted Instagram post, though Derrick Goold of the..." June 06

  • Cardinals' Reyes out 6 months after surgery to repair torn lat tendon

    The Score "St. Louis Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes will miss the remainder of the 2018 season and require at least six months' recovery following surgery to repair a torn lat tendon on Wednesday, the team announced. Reyes sustained the injury on May 30 in what was his first big-league appearance..." June 06

  • MLB Buys Rawlings From Newell Brands for $395 Million

    Wall Street Journal "Rawlings, a more than century-old company that produces the official ball and helmet of Major League Baseball, will be changing hands in a $395 million deal that adds the professional league as a key investor. Under the terms of the deal announced Tuesday, consumer-goods..." June 06

  • Cardinals Activate Carlos Martinez, Yadier Molina

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced a series of roster moves today. In particular, the team has activated both ace Carlos Martinez and veteran backstop Yadier Molina from the disabled list. Additionally, the Cards have selected the contract of righty Preston Guilmet, who..." June 05

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