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  • Cardinals Designate Roel Ramirez; Activate Dexter Fowler, Giovanny Gallegos

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have announced a series of roster moves, Anne Rogers of MLB.com was among those to report. The club designated right-hander Roel Ramirez for assignment, activated outfielder Dexter Fowler and righty Giovanny Gallegos from the injured list,..." September 21

  • The five most important series in final week of 2020 regular season

    CBS Sports "We're now in the final week of the 2020 MLB regular season, and even though time is running out the standings remain wonderfully muddled, especially in the National League. Thanks in part to the expanded 16-team postseason, we've got multiple playoff spots still up for grabs, and bear..." September 21

  • Andrew Miller’s 2021 Option Vests

    Yardbarker "Andrew Miller made his 14th appearance of the season in Sunday’s Cardinals victory, and in doing so, he triggered a $12M vesting option for the 2021 season, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Derrick Goold points out. Miller, 35, signed a two-year, $25M..." September 21

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Pirates Announce Three Trades

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a trio of trades today. The first deal completes their August deal for Austin Davis, which the Phillies announced earlier today. The Pirates sent right-hander Joel Cesar to Philadelphia to complete that transaction. Davis, 27, has 3 scoreless..." September 20

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week

    MLB.com "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Dakota Hudson To Undergo MRI On Elbow

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson pitched around a double and walk in the second inning to keep the Pirates scoreless. And that would be the end of his night. In a quick move to react to the young pitcher's sudden discomfort on the mound, the Cardinals removed Hudson from..." September 18

  • Dakota Hudson likely done for season with arm injury; Cardinals' pitching depth challenged

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals on Friday received bad news regarding one of their most reliable starting pitchers. Cardinals team president John Mozeliak says right-hander Dakota Hudson is unlikely to pitch again in 2020 because of a flexor tendon issue in his throwing arm, according to..." September 18

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • Ryan Braun responds to Cardinals’ ‘absurd’ catcher’s interference allegations

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Braun on Wednesday responded to accusations from the St. Louis Cardinals that he induced a catcher’s interference intentionally. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was called for catcher’s interference during the fifth inning of the Cardinals’ 18-3 loss to..." September 18

  • MLB's New Postseason Plan Could Forever Change Playoff Baseball for the Better

    Bleacher Report "Get ready for a Major League Baseball postseason unlike any that's come before.  We've known since MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to an expanded playoff field—from 10 to 16 teams—in July that this year's postseason would be..." September 17

  • Permanent 16-team MLB postseason would be catastrophic for players

    The Score "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. Mired in a 3-7 slide that had hamstrung their chances of a division title and plainly reeling from the injury absences of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton, among others, the Yankees still felt no need for..." September 17

  • Cardinals Designate Rob Kaminsky Amid Flurry Of Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced a series of roster moves Wednesday, perhaps most notably designating left-hander Rob Kaminsky for assignment. The Cards also reinstated Johan Oviedo from the Covid-19 injured list and recalled both infielder Max Schrock and..." September 16

  • MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." September 16

  • Cards' Mike Shildt suspended one game

    TSN "Major League Baseball announced a one-game suspension for St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt on Tuesday. The ban comes as a result of his actions that led to the benches clearing during the fifth inning of Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. " September 16

  • Major League Baseball umpire Joe West has never missed a call. Just ask him

    ESPN "White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was furious with umpire Joe West, as many have been these past 44 years. On this day in 2010, West had called a second balk of the game on Mark Buehrle, and Hawk was so outraged he said on the air, "Joe West should..." September 16

  • Rob Manfred: Expanded playoffs likely to remain beyond 2020

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." September 16

  • MLB, MLBPA Reportedly Agree to Playoff Plan Featuring Neutral-Site Bubbles

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the..." September 15

  • MLB postseason format will be true test of pitching depth

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB has officially announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and pitching depth will likely be more important than ever in determining which team is crowned World Series champion. Expanding the postseason from 10 to 16 teams means more games, and MLB is accommodating that with..." September 15

  • World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since..." September 15

  • Homers, RBIs, WAR ... conscience? In MLB's difficult 2020 season, who is MVP material?

    Yahoo! Sports "At the end of a two-month season played behind a mask, at a responsible distance and between clouds of spittle, there arrives an opening to contemplate again the concept of value. Baseball value. In 2020. The value of anything, really, in 2020, when a trip to the grocery store is a..." September 15

  • Cards set pitching plans for series vs. Crew

    MLB.com "The Cardinals will have played all of their games against the Reds this season by the time they play one against the Brewers. But those matchups against the team chasing the Cardinals for second place in the National League Central will come in a cluster this week, with a five-game,..." September 14

  • Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games

    CBS Sports "Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been..." September 14

  • 30 emerging players primed for big futures

    MLB.com "For all the talk about how short this season has been, there has been plenty that every team has learned about itself. And one of the key things any team can learn: Who is in this for the long haul? So, today at the Thirty, we take a look at the player on each team whose positive 2020..." September 14

  • MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations

    New York Post "Teams control the alcohol. So that is one area MLB will not worry about as it insists on clinching celebrations that are more restrained, distant and outdoors. The league was still finalizing a memorandum it expects to deliver to clubs and players this week in which it will urge..." September 14

  • Way-Too-Early Predictions for the Top 2021 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "If it seems a little early to be looking ahead to the 2020-21 Major League Baseball free-agent market, that's because it is. The regular season isn't even over yet. Still, we thought we'd get a head start on predicting which teams will claim the top..." September 14

  • Cardinals Scout Charles Peterson Dead At 46 After COVID-19 Battle

    TMZ "Charles Peterson -- a longtime amateur scout for the St. Louis Cardinals -- died Sunday after a weeks-long battle with COVID-19 ... the team announced. He was only 46-years-old. The baseball scout had been hospitalized with coronavirus on Aug. 17 ... and had been placed..." September 14

  • After Albert Pujols, who will be the next MLB slugger in the 600-homer club?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continued his climb up the all-time home run list on Sunday by hitting a two-run blast against the Colorado Rockies for No. 660 in his career. That tied the 40-year-old Los Angeles Angels slugger with Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place in MLB..." September 14

  • 2020 MLB Playoffs: Seeding Predictions and Round-by-Round Picks

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB playoffs will begin Sept. 29. If that feels soon, well, it's because it is.  The final couple of weeks of this abbreviated 60-game slate should bring ample drama as clubs jockey for position in the expanded 16-team postseason field. While we wait for..." September 13

  • After COVID-caused shutdowns, September schedule intimidating for Cardinals, Marlins and Phillies

    USA Today "The bill for Major League Baseball’s biggest outbreaks of COVID-19 has come due. And the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins and Philadelphia Phillies will foot most of it. The Cardinals and Marlins were ravaged by the novel coronavirus at the start of MLB’s 60-game season,..." September 11

  • Full Count: Impending free agents not doing themselves any favors

    The Score "The upcoming offseason was always going to be a nightmare for free agents. Reduced revenues in 2020 because of the pandemic are set to precipitate a winter of austerity, with many teams looking to cut costs rather than spend big. Uncertainty over the game's financial future beyond..." September 11

  • MLB postseason bubble: Globe Life Field to be home of the NLCS, World Series; Petco Park to host ALCS

    USA Today "Major League Baseball and the players union are moving towards an agreement for the final three rounds of the postseason, with the entire World Series to be played at a neutral site. Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, would stage the World Series as well as the National League..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA close to agreement on neutral sites for playoff bubbles

    Yardbarker "The MLB and MLB Players Association are closing in on an agreement for where the playoffs will be played, with the World Series set to be played at Globe Life Field, a neutral site in Arlington, Texas. Currently, the MLB plans to implement a two-bubble strategy, with separate..." September 10

  • MLB considering two playoff bubbles and neutral-site World Series at Rangers' Globe Life Field

    CBS Sports "At this point, we're close enough to MLB's regular-season finish line to know that the 2020 season -- the 60-game version -- is going to finish. It's going to be one of the craziest things we've ever seen in the sport, and no doubt the most doubleheaders in such a short time..." September 09

  • Cardinals activate Carlos Martinez from IL, option Dylan Carlson

    KMOV "The Cardinals announced Tuesday they have activated pitcher Carlos Martinez from the Injured List following his battle with COVID-19. The corresponding move by the team to make room on the roster for the returning pitcher might raise a few eyebrows. St. Louis optioned rookie..." September 08

  • Who are the hottest rookies right now?

    MLB.com "Another week, another slew of exciting big league callups for top prospects. From MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list alone, we saw the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes, Miami's Jazz Chisholm, and the Yankees’ Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt make their Major..." September 07

  • Jason Heyward sent to hospital after feeling ill

    Larry Brown Sports "Jason Heyward was sent to the hospital on Sunday night after feeling ill during the Chicago Cubs’ 7-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. Heyward went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and was replaced by Cameron Maybin in right field before the start of the fifth inning. According to the..." September 07

  • Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals legend and Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 81

    CBS Sports "Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock, a six-time MLB All Star and St. Louis Cardinals legend, died Sunday. He was 81. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Brock died Sunday afternoon after fighting numerous medical conditions. CBS Sports HQ's Jim Bowden confirmed Brock's..." September 06

  • Cards place Kwang Hyun Kim on IL, activate Andrew Miller

    MLB.com "A day before Cardinals lefty Kwang Hyun Kim was set to make his fifth start of the year, an injury has paused his season and caused the team to reshuffle its rotation. The Cardinals placed Kim on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, retroactive to Wednesday. On..." September 05

  • MLB power play will end Minor League Baseball as we know it

    Sportsnaut "It has been a devastating 2020 calendar year for Minor League Baseball. The season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this cancellation came the loss of jobs throughout the minors — players themselves included. Sadly, this is going to be taken to a whole new..." September 05

  • Way-Too-Early Team-by-Team MLB Free-Agency Predictions Post-2020 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB trade deadline has come and gone. The focus now is on the fast-approaching postseason, with its expanded 16-team format. While we wait for the October excitement to unfold, let's make some way-too-early offseason free-agency predictions. This..." September 04

  • 10 MLB stars that could be on the move this winter

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed Monday afternoon, with Mike Clevinger serving as the biggest name to change teams. Clubs will now be unable to make external additions through the rest of the 2020 MLB season, but that doesn't mean that the speculation..." September 03

  • Why it's time for Major League Baseball to ban the shift

    CBS Sports "Maybe I just needed to get north of 40 years old to achieve my "old man yells at clouds" moment, but it's arrived.  I've held out for years. For a long time, when I heard people say "ban the shift" my response was that hitters should adjust and the..." September 03

  • Dexter Fowler heading to IR for precautionary reasons

    KSDK "The Cardinals will be without one of their most consistent offensive pieces so far this season for the foreseeable future. On Wednesday, the team announced Dexter Fowler was heading to the Injured List. Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a..." September 02

  • Rob Manfred: Fans acted like MLB rule changes were ‘crime against humanity’

    Sportress of Blogitude "  Rob Manfred is perhaps the most embattled commissioner in all of American professional sports, and his recent critical comments about fans are not likely to garner him more support among them.   The MLB commissioner recently took part in an..." September 02

  • Cardinals' Jesus Cruz cast off 40-man roster

    CBS Sports "Jesus Cruz was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Tuesday. Cruz was working at alternate camp recently, but he'll now be removed from the Cardinals' 40-man roster after Ryan Helsley (not injury related) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list..." September 01

  • 2021 MLB Draft to be held in Atlanta before All-Star Game

    The Score "The 2021 MLB Draft will take place in Atlanta from July 11 to 13, sources told Carlos Collazo and J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. Next year's event will be at least 20 rounds - and up to as many as 30 - based on an agreement between the league and the Major League Baseball..." September 01

  • 7 prospects who should be untouchable

    MLB.com "There’s absolutely no way the Rays will trade shortstop Wander Franco, who is No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list. Yes, some prospects really are untouchable. Dozens of others have been mentioned in this feeding frenzy of a Trade Deadline that will..." August 30

  • These 5 blockbuster trades didn't pan out

    MLB.com "One constant of every Trade Deadline, even this most unusual one, is that every seemingly consequential trade will be sold as "The Biggest Trade Ever." This has always been the case -- there was a time when Mike Bordick going to the Mets (look it up!) felt like it would change the..." August 30