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  • Inside MLB's Big Pitch-Tipping Problem

    Bleacher Report "For all the fuss this month about sign stealing, the key matchup in the World Series may have nothing to do with which team has the other team's signs. Sometimes, you don't need the signs. Sometimes, the pitcher tells you what's coming. He may do it..." October 22

  • Contract between Adam Wainwright, Cardinals on hold until after free agency

    ESPN "Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, sources told the Associated Press on Thursday. The Cardinals announced the..." October 19

  • MLB could see $1B revenue increase from legalized sports gambling

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling. But as states take it upon themselves to open up sportsbooks in the wake of said ruling, America’s pastime could soon see an..." October 18

  • Price, Kemp among Players Choice comeback finalists

    The Score "Finalists were announced Tuesday afternoon for the 2018 Players Choice Awards' Comeback Player of the Year. Consideration is given to players whose careers were stalled by injury or by spending time away from the field. Both the American League and National League have three..." October 16

  • Adding a starter shouldn't be Cards' top priority

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The answer is always yes. No matter the time of the season. No matter the state of the roster. Yes, the Cardinals could use better starting pitching. Always. A better question, however, is where that need should rank on an offseason shopping list the organization..." October 15

  • Cardinals Re-Sign Adam Wainwright

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed right-hander Adam Wainwright to a one-year contract for the 2019 season. Wainwright, who recently turned 37, had been slated to hit free agency. The 2019 season will mark the 15th Major League season of..." October 11

  • Hot corner not so hot for Cardinals recently — is an upgrade in the works?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Quick, pick the easiest position for the Cardinals to upgrade this offseason. No, not the position that most needs an overhaul. And not the position you would personally prefer to improve. Factor in the roster implications and contractual obligations, and point to one spot..." October 06

  • Adam Wainwright Wants To Pitch In 2019, Will Discuss New Deal With Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before the Cardinals made their pitch to longtime ace and pending free agent Adam Wainwright, they first wanted to give him a chance to make a few of his. Since Wainwright returned from the disabled list and joined the rotation for September the Cardinals have had “general..." October 01

  • Bud Norris ends 2018 season with hamstring injury

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a rough month for Cardinals reliever Bud Norris, who likely saw his 2018 season come to an abrupt end after departing Friday’s 8-4 loss to the Cubs with a left hamstring injury. While the right-hander doesn’t appear to be facing a serious setback, club manager..." September 29

  • Wainwright doesn't feel like it's the end, even as Cubs push Cards closer to theirs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "His fingers didn’t linger on each button as he removed the gray road Cardinals jersey Friday. He shared a conversation, a hug, and so many smiles with catcher Yadier Molina as he walked in from warming up, but he didn’t pluck a leaf from the ivy or stop to breathe deep from Wrigley..." September 29

  • Sources: A federal grand jury is investigating MLB's international dealings, and officials on all sides are worried

    Yahoo! Sports "The plundering of Latin America wasn’t Major League Baseball’s original sin. It’s simply the one that has festered the longest. Corruption of all kinds – illicit payoffs, bonus-money skimming, doping teenagers with performance-enhancing drugs – has been treated as..." September 28

  • MLB sees sharp rise in batter hand injuries; higher velocities, other factors cited

    Sporting News "As the MLB season winds down toward the playoffs, players and team management hope that the crack of the bat takes precedence over the crack of the bones. Bones of the hands in particular.  Since the exhibition season, an all-star team of players — more than..." September 27

  • Dexter Fowler, still owed almost $50 million, eager to be part of Cardinals' future

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Once again stuck taking a seat and watching his teammates play — this time because of a fractured foot and not a manager’s pen — Dexter Fowler enjoyed the Cardinals’ August revival from afar, often on TV, his left leg locked in a boot and a scooter parked..." September 24

  • Marcell Ozuna playing more efficiently since shoulder recovery

    Yardbarker "Marcell Ozuna’s first season with the Cardinals has had its ups and downs, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch chronicled today, with a particular focus on the shoulder injury that has hampered Ozuna since last offseason. The Cardinals were undeterred by..." September 22

  • Once Norris' finger heals, Cardinals will use veteran on lefties

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The assignment was revealing. The finger wasn’t willing. Called into Sunday’s game against the Dodgers to face a string of lefthanded batters, the Cardinals’ former closer, Bud Norris, a righthander, could not get a grip on the baseball because the tip of his right..." September 18

  • Finger issue keeping Norris out of action "The Cardinals will be without Bud Norris for at least the opening game of their series against the Braves as the veteran reliever gives a callus on his right middle finger additional time to heal. Norris, who did not throw at all on Monday, is hopeful that the area will harden quickly..." September 17

  • Cards' Wong calls Rays 'bad organization' for not promoting brother

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "That his younger brother still is at Class AAA without a call-up is a sore point with Kolten Wong. Kean Wong, 23, hit .282 for the season and “got (passed) over three or four times,” said Kolten Wong. “He’s just in a bad organization which doesn’t give..." September 17

  • Blue Jays rejected Donaldson trade that included star rookie

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays turned down a trade last winter that would have sent Josh Donaldson to the St. Louis Cardinals for a package that would have included rookie sensation Jack Flaherty, according to a new report from Bob Nightengale of U.S. Today. According to Nightengale, citing a..." September 15

  • MLB Must End Teams Purposely Keeping Out Baseball's Biggest Phenoms

    Bleacher Report "One of Major League Baseball's latest controversies calls to mind a bit from the 2009 Star Trek, in which Dr. McCoy offers words of wisdom to Mr. Spock. "You know, back home we have a saying: 'If you're gonna ride in the Kentucky Derby, you don't leave your..." September 14

  • Versatile Munoz to play shortstop today for Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Yairo Munoz will be starting at his fifth different position  in the last two weeks for the Cardinals when he gives Paul DeJong a breather at shortstop in Wednesday afternoon’s series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The versatile rookie also has started at second base,..." September 12

  • Which MLB contender has the best postseason starting rotation?

    USA Today "Here’s a thing I made for you to argue about online: Trying to predict the outcome of any short MLB postseason series is a fool’s errand. As noted frequently in this space around this time of year every year, it would take a best-of-269-game series to determine, with..." September 11

  • Cardinals activate Wainwright, move Wacha to 60-day DL

    Fox Sports Midwest "Adam Wainwright is back in the St. Louis Cardinals’ rotation for the first time since the middle of May. The St. Louis Cardinals activated Wainwright (right elbow inflammation) from the 60-day disabled list ahead of his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday...." September 10

  • Can Cardinals rely on Carlos in the closer role?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The word “ability” is wedged into “reliability,” as if to say — we know what you can do ... but how often can you do it? Reliability. It’s fascinating that this season, this journey, has taken us to this point: with Carlos Martinez..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce Japan All-Star Series participants

    Hardball Talk "For over 100 years, off and on — more off than on, actually — major leaguers have traveled to Japan for all-star barnstorming series of one form or another. The tradition will continue this November and this morning MLB and the MLBPA announced many of the participants in the series,..." September 10

  • Why Kolten Wong's return to Cardinals is so timely and important

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Every single day, somebody asks: “How did this happen?” And I say, “Look, I asked him to cut my hair this way.” And the person will say, “No, with the Cardinals' turnaround — how did this happen?” And then I give some long-winded answer involving..." September 06

  • Wainwright likely to be cycled back into play

    Yardbarker "After pitching in his sixth minor league rehab outing on Saturday, Adam Wainwright could be back in the Cardinals rotation sometime this week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes.  The former ace has been limited to just four starts and 18 innings in 2018 due to three..." September 03

  • Wainwright to return to rotation next Monday "All throughout the spring and summer, as Adam Wainwright's right elbow defied him again and again, the right-hander maintained his desire to pitch again this season. Now that hope has become reality. The Cardinals are planning to activate Wainwright and slot him back into their..." September 03

  • Report: Two teams are clear frontrunners for Josh Donaldson

    Larry Brown Sports "A Josh Donaldson trade is looking increasingly likely, with two teams looking like the frontrunners. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, it would be a “huge surprise” if anyone other than the St. Louis Cardinals or Cleveland Indians acquires Donaldson before..." August 31

  • Backlash rightfully growing over service time manipulation by MLB teams

    CBS Sports "The subject of service time manipulation is one we've been talking about for years. The biggest case in recent memory was Kris Bryant with the Cubs in 2015. Remember? Bryant was sent to Triple-A Iowa to start the 2015 season, despite all the evidence in the..." August 30

  • Cardinals Place Jedd Gyorko On Disabled List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have placed infielder Jedd Gyorko on the 10-day disabled list, per a club announcement. Fellow infielder Adolis Garcia has come up from Triple-A in his place. Gyorko has been dealing with a left groin strain. While there had been some hope he’d avoid a 10-day minimum stint..." August 29

  • Cardinals put Wong on disabled list, recall Wisdom

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong had hoped to avoid the disabled list after hurting a hamstring, but he couldn't. The team placed him on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, retroactive to Aug. 26, with a left hamstring strain. Infielder Patrick Wisdom was recalled from Triple-A..." August 28

  • Cardinals set to drop interim tag, make Shildt manager

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It took a little more than a month for Mike Shildt to convince the Cardinals they didn't need to look long or all that far for their next manager. In a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Busch Stadium the Cardinals will formally announce they are removing the interim tag from..." August 28

  • After long winter, slow starts, MLB's frozen-out free agents still mad: 'It was ridiculous'

    USA Today "Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are well-paid Major League Baseball players, a group that prides itself on accountability and generally loathes excuse-making. Yet the two right-handed starting pitchers also are unwilling members of a fraternity formed last winter, when baseball’s free..." August 28

  • MLB power shift has managers' salaries in free fall

    USA Today "Joe Maddon helped lead the Chicago Cubs to the Holy Grail of sports, with a consistent level of success they haven’t seen in a century, but there are whispers his job could be in jeopardy if they don’t play deep into October.  Houston..." August 27

  • Kolten Wong exits game with hamstring strain

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong made an early exit from Saturday’s game against the Rockies after sustaining a left hamstring strain, per a team announcement. It’s not yet known exactly how long he’ll be sidelined with the injury, but he’s expected to be day-to-day..." August 26

  • Cardinals Activate Dominic Leone, Release Ryan Sherriff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have activated reliever Dominic Leone from the 60-day disabled list and placed fellow reliever Mike Mayers on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation, Joe Trezza of reports. Additionally, the Cardinals have released reliever Ryan Sherriff, according to Jenifer..." August 26

  • Wong: 'If I don't win the Gold Glove, there is something wrong with it'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With his Cardinals highlights accumulating after another diving play behind second base Tuesday night and the advanced metrics on his side, Kolten Wong made an emphatic statement Wednesday that he’s deserving of the Gold Glove Award at second base, and if he’s not considered he..." August 23

  • Marcell Ozuna Placed on 10-Day DL Due to Shoulder Injury

    Bleacher Report "St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday due to right shoulder inflammation. The team announced the move as well as corresponding transactions via Twitter. He managed to stay in good health the past two years on his way..." August 22

  • Carlos Martinez bringing his 'dirty stuff' out of the bullpen for now

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "How the Cardinals intend to use Carlos Martinez remains uncertain, but his availability arrived Tuesday. The Cardinals activated their opening day starter from the 10-day disabled list and made him immediately available out of the bullpen Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where he entered the..." August 22

  • Cardinals reportedly trade for Matt Adams as part of Nationals' fire sale

    CBS Sports "The Nationals have agreed to trade first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams to the Cardinals, sources tell Yahoo's Jeff Passan.  Adams, 29, is batting .257/.332/.510 (118 OPS+) in 94 games and 277 plate appearances for the Nationals this..." August 21

  • Nationals owner explains delayed trades: 'I believed in this team'

    The Score "Three weeks after standing pat at the non-waiver trade deadline, the Washington Nationals brokered a pair of notable deals, and owner Mark P. Lerner issued a statement explaining the previous month. "At the trade deadline, we faced an honest challenge of sticking with the roster..." August 21

  • Cardinals move Luke Weaver to the bullpen

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals right-hander Luke Weaver has been reassigned to the bullpen, manager Mike Shildt announced Sunday. Fellow righty Daniel Poncedeleon will take his spot in the rotation for the time being, though it’s still unclear whether Weaver’s demotion is a permanent one or..." August 19

  • Lorenzo Cain believes Cardinals intentionally threw at him

    Larry Brown Sports "Lorenzo Cain was not happy with his division rivals on Saturday night. In the top of the first inning of his team’s eventual 7-2 loss to the NL Central foe St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder was drilled by a pitch from Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas and..." August 19

  • Jose Oquendo has no desire to manage, throws his full support behind Shildt

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Perhaps the greatest endorsement Cardinals interim manager Mike Shildt has received during what his bosses have called “an extended interview” came beneath Busch Stadium during a break in the action of Thursday’s Little League World Series. Jose Oquendo broke away..." August 17

  • Why Mookie Betts deserves the AL MVP amidst a crowded field packed with deserving

    CBS Sports "We here at CBS Sports have spent the week analyzing all of baseball's award races. Today, we'll conclude our series by dissecting the American League Most Valuable Player Award. As you probably know, there a a lot of capable candidates. Let's get to it. Mookie..." August 17

  • Carp takes pitch off hand, exits; X-rays negative "A Cardinals 4-2 victory Wednesday night appeared costly when Matt Carpenter exited in the seventh inning. Nationals reliever Matt Grace's 0-1 sinker hit the back of Carpenter's right hand, and the Cardinals removed him for precautionary reasons, according to the team, with Patrick..." August 16

  • Carpenter convinces Cardinals his hand is fine by opening salsa jar

    The Score "Matt Carpenter took his salsa obsession to a new level Wednesday night, using a jar of it to prove to the St. Louis Cardinals his hand wasn't injured. After the MVP candidate exited in the seventh inning upon being struck in the right hand by a pitch from Washington Nationals..." August 16

  • Trevor Rosenthal Planning October Showcase For MLB Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal’s progress from Tommy John surgery appears to be progressing nicely, as  the right-hander took to Twitter today to announcethat he’s planning an October showcase for interested clubs. Rosenthal has tweeted a few clips of..." August 15

  • Cardinals are back in playoff picture thanks to interim manager Mike Shildt's different approach

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals continued their march toward the postseason on Monday night, defeating the Washington Nationals in dramatic fashion for their sixth consecutive win. Now two games back in the wild-card race, the Cardinals have gone 17-9 since firing Mike Matheny and..." August 14

  • Carlos Martinez Will Move To Bullpen For Rest Of Season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez said Monday that he will come out of the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list. The right hander is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.  Martinez has experience an injury-riddled 2018 season. He suffered a..." August 14