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  • Cardinals prospect Griffin Roberts suspended 50 games for a drug of abuse

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals right-handed pitching prospect Griffin Roberts has been suspended 50 games following his second positive test for a drug of abuse, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Roberts, 22, is currently ranked the Cardinals’ tenth-best prospect by MLB..." December 15

  • Cubs, Cardinals Pursuing Daniel Descalso

    12 Up "?Every team could use themselves a good utility player, and according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the ?Chicago Cubs are in "strong pursuit" of veteran infielder ?Daniel Descalso to fill said role on their roster. The 32-year-old utility man is..." December 14

  • Boras talks up Cardinals, but team did not seek private audience with Harper

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Perched like a partridge in a pear tree and surrounded by far more than four calling birds, agent Scott Boras held his annual winter meetings press conference in front of a Christmas pine Wednesday and suggested the Cardinals’ team, like the bat on its jersey, was still big enough for his..." December 13

  • Report: Dodgers, Cardinals discussing Jose Martinez trade

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly discussing a trade that would send first baseman/outfielder Jose Martinez to L.A., according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Not known for his defense, Martinez would become the..." December 12

  • Orioles claim Rio Ruiz; Ryan Meisinger claimed by Cardinals

    Camden Chat "In what could turn out to be the biggest Orioles move of the winter meetings by virtue of it being the only move, the O’s nabbed infielder Rio Ruiz from the Braves on a waiver claim on Monday afternoon. The O’s also lost Maryland-born pitcher Ryan..." December 10

  • D-Backs reportedly not blowing up roster despite Paul Goldschmidt trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Diamondbacks made one of the biggest splashes of the MLB offseason when they traded star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the St. Louis Cardinals, but that move was apparently not the start of a total rebuild in Arizona. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the D-Backs have..." December 10

  • Four things the Cardinals still must do this offseason after trading for Paul Goldschmidt

    CBS Sports "After a quiet few weeks to begin the offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals made one of the most impactful trades of the winter this week, adding first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a four-player trade with the Diamondbacks. Righty Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, prospect Andy Young, and a 2019..." December 09

  • Yadier Molina to undergo knee surgery

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina is scheduled to undergo knee surgery sometime next week, per Brian Stull of St. Louis Baseball Weekly. The procedure, described as a “cleaning” of the knee, is expected to be relatively minor and should have Molina back on his feet again within..." December 08

  • Paul Goldschmidt focused on Cardinals, not 2020 free agency

    Viva El Birdos "Have you had your helping of hot Paul Goldschmidt content yet this fine Saturday? If not, you’re in luck- it’s time for another look into team-building given the Cardinals’ newest acquisition. Today, however, I don’t want to talk about 2019. Andrew St. John covered ways..." December 08

  • Cardinals introduce the new centerpiece of their offense: No. 46 Paul Goldschmidt

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With fanfare last reserved for a switch-hitting center fielder the Cardinals hoped would rewrite and recharge the top of their lineup, officials Friday introduced the thunder-packed first baseman they feel will revitalize the middle of the order and return them to October. Paul..." December 07

  • Rays have talked with St Louis Cardinals about 1B/OF Jose Martinez

    D-Rays Bay "According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Tampa Bay Rays and St Louis Cardinals have had talks involving 1B/OF Jose Martinez. He notes the Cardinals are seeking a left-handed utility player, with the Rays having several players that could fit that..." December 06

  • The Goldschmidt trade shouldn’t be the only big move of the offseason

    Viva El Birdos "Hey, look! Another Paul Goldschmidt article. It’s going to keep happening. And it should—the Cardinals’ acquisition of the perennial MVP candidate is not only the biggest news out there for St. Louis fans, it’s the talk of Major League..." December 06

  • Cardinals, Diamondbacks Have “Momentum” In Paul Goldschmidt Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "There is “momentum” in talks between the Cardinals and Diamondbacks centering around first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, per Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Twitter link). John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM tweeted shortly prior to Goold that the two sides..." December 05

  • Cardinals to trade for D-Backs' Goldschmidt

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals acquired first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the teams announced Wednesday. Arizona receives pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly, infielder Andy Young, and a 2019 competitive-balance draft pick in return for the six-time..." December 05

  • MLB, commissioner Rob Manfred gaining support to limit defensive shifts, report says

    CBS Sports "Changes to the way teams line up -- and are allowed to line up -- defensively could be coming to Major League Baseball. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has received "strong" backing from baseball's competition committee to try to "put something in place" to limit..." December 05

  • Cardinals and Diamondbacks Have Reportedly Discussed Paul Goldschmidt Trade

    12 Up "As the Arizona Diamondbacks prepare to tear down and rebuild, one of their players who has received the most interest by other teams is first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.  The latest team to kick the tires in attempting to trade for Goldschmidt is the one squad that's been..." December 04

  • What is Jose Martinez’s trade value?

    Viva El Birdos "There’s a belief, shared by myself, that Jose Martinez is likely to be traded by the Cardinals over the course of this offseason. Cardinals are reportedly intent on improving right field, which is the only conceivable position he would get meaningful playing time in..." December 04

  • Bryce Harper to the Cardinals? Nelly makes his St. Louis pitch to the superstar free agent

    CBS Sports "In this week's edition of "Where in the World is Bryce Harper?" we find the star free agent slugger at a Florida Georgia Line concert in his hometown of Las Vegas. Nelly, a St. Louis rapper and Cardinals fan, was playing with the country duo, and he got a picture with Harper after..." December 03

  • Cardinals, Chris Beck Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals are in agreement with right-hander Chris Beck on a minor league contract, tweets Jenifer Langosch of He’ll presumably compete for a bullpen spot in Spring Training and serve as Triple-A depth if he doesn’t crack the roster. Beck. 28, posted a 4.50..." November 30

  • Why didn’t the Cards sign Josh Donaldson?

    Viva El Birdos "Yesterday, the first significant free agent signed with the Atlanta Braves. To me, it was a very shocking signing. First, the Braves were not on my radar to sign Donaldson, although I didn’t really look at the candidates to sign him too closely. Secondly, that the signing..." November 27

  • Cardinals reportedly have interest in free agent Mike Moustakas

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals may be in the market for a third baseman, which would allow them to shift Matt Carpenter to first base on a permanent basis and move Jedd Gyorko into a heavy utility role.  The Cardinals have been linked to Josh..." November 27

  • MLB Rumors: Andrew Miller Drawing Interest from Cardinals, Phillies, Mets, More

    Bleacher Report "Interest in free-agent reliever Andrew Miller is high, with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets entering the race to sign the veteran left-hander, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Sunday. According to Morosi, more teams are..." November 26

  • Cardinals could make a play for Paul Goldschmidt

    Hardball Talk "Following news that the Diamondbacks are willing to “listen on anyone,” Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch speculates that Arizona slugger Paul Goldschmidt could be a perfect fit for the Cardinals as they look to contend in 2019. While the club has yet to confirm anything..." November 24

  • Tigers could target RHP Tyson Ross to round out starting rotation.

    Bless You Boys "As recently as three years ago, Tyson Ross was one of the more underrated young starters in the game. Unfortunately, his best work came in lost seasons for the moribund San Diego Padres, and he then went on to lose nearly two full seasons to injury. Ross turned things..." November 23

  • Royals hire former Cardinals manager Mike Matheny as a special adviser for player development

    CBS Sports "On Friday, the Kansas City Royals announced that they have hired Mike Matheny as a special adviser for player development. The former St. Louis Cardinals manager will assist in several aspects of the baseball operations department, including scouting and..." November 23

  • Cardinals protect power pitchers Helsley, Cabrera from Rule 5 draft

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The decisions the Cardinals ended up making before Tuesday’s deadline to set their roster had less to do with the roles a handful of prospects could play for them in the coming season than it did assuring they wouldn’t be in those roles with another team. The Cardinals..." November 21

  • Conflicting Reports Emerge on Cardinals' Ability to Add Michael Brantley

    12 Up "The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to reshape their outfield, and one potential fit that would help immensely is free agent All-Star Michael Brantley.  Brantley hit .309 this year with 17 home runs, 76 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 2018, and would be a huge upgrade for..." November 21

  • Cardinals Designate Conner Greene, Derian Gonzalez For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced a series of roster moves in advance of tonight’s deadline to set 40-man rosters before next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Lefty Genesis Cabrera, right-hander Ryan Helsley, outfielder Lane Thomas and infielder Ramon Urias have all had..." November 20

  • Astros, Cardinals pursuing Paul Goldschmidt in trade talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Goldschmidt is on the trade block, and two National League teams are apparently serious about trying to acquire him. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday night that the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals have had the most meaningful discussions with Arizona..." November 20

  • Cardinals in position to make mega offer to Harper or Machado, team president says

    CBS Sports "Will the St. Louis Cardinals be players for generational free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? There's been strong speculation and report that the Cardinals may pursue of those two names aggressively this offseason, and here's the surest sign yet ...  November 19

  • Cardinals bringing back powder blue jerseys in 2019

    KMOV "The Cardinals are bringing back a classic, announcing Monday they will once again sport the powder blue jerseys made famous in the 1970s and 1980s. The team will wear the throwback jerseys 13 times, for all road Saturday games. “I think it’s a look back to the..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Why the Cardinals should sign free agent Bryce Harper

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league baseball..." November 14

  • Why Nick Markakis shouldn’t be an option for the Cardinals

    Viva El Birdos "Gold Glove. Silver Slugger. All Star. Only four players in all of the majors last season were able to claim all three of these awards.Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals, Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies, Mookie Betts of the Boston Red..." November 13

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • Cardinals reportedly not all that interested in Bryce Harper

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals nearly completed a trade for Giancarlo Stanton and the roughly $300 million he had remaining on his contract last year, leading many to believe they are a realistic landing spot for Bryce Harper this offseason. But a lot can change over the course of a season, and..." November 08

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • Cardinals reportedly interested in Andrew Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "The St. Louis Cardinals have been looking for reliable bullpen help for several years now, and it appears that will continue this offseason. According to Jon Morosi of, the Cardinals are interested in free agent reliever Andrew Miller, and will likely look at other options as..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Ankiel's comeback delayed by elbow surgery, but Cardinals plan to have offer waiting

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A comeback attempt with the Cardinals 14 years in the making will have to wait at least a few more months as lefty Rick Ankiel had elbow surgery that, for the moment, will delay his planned returned as a pitcher. The Cardinals are waiting with an offer and an..." November 07

  • Report: Cardinals Emerge as Candidate in Bryce Harper Sweepstakes

    12 Up "?It seems like every day a ?new MLB team emerges as a candidate to land the hottest free agent on the market, Bryce Harper.  According to a report from MLB insider Bob Nightengale, the ?St. Louis Cardinals have added themselves to the group of teams looking to..." November 07

  • Craig Kimbrel Drawing Interest From These Teams In Free Agency

    NESN "As one of the best closers in Major League Baseball history, Craig Kimbrel will be a hot commodity this winter. The free agent closer is coming off a down season, by his standards, as well as a postseason that raised questions about whether he can pitch under pressure in October...." November 06

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05