CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Offense sputters as Cards slip in Wild race

The Cardinals may be scoreboard-watching, but no one else's results matter if they don't start tabulating victories of their own. And on Wednesday night, they fell to the Reds, 2-1, in a loss that dropped St Louis further back in a race entering its final days.
Via Cardinals.com
11 hours ago

Molina raising catcher durability standard

After establishing a career best with his 138th start behind the plate on Tuesday, Yadier Molina continues marching toward becoming the third catcher in franchise history to log at least 1,200 innings behind the plate in a season.
Via Cardinals.com
13 hours ago

The Miami community honors Jose Fernandez in a memorial service

Fans, teammates and members of the Marlins’ front office gathered Wednesday for an emotional public memorial for Jose Fernandez.Fernandez, the team’s 24-year-old charismatic ace, was killed tragically in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning with two other young men. The Marlins honored Fernandez on Monday, when everyone in uniform wore his No. 16, which will be retired...
Via FOX Sports
20 hours ago

Cardinals Expect To Retain Mike Matheny For 2017

Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. says that skipper Mike Matheny will remain at the club’s helm next year, as Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Matheny’s contract runs expires after 2017. There had been at least some outside questions of Matheny’s status, given the Cards’ somewhat disappointing 82-75 mark with five games left to play. St. Louis is...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
21 hours ago

Mozeliak: Cardinals Intend To Improve Fielding This Winter

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak called his team’s defense “porous” and suggested that the club would look to improve in that area this winter, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. This year’s St. Louis team has been one of the worst in baseball by measure of UZR. Mozeliak evidently agrees with that assessment, though it should be noted that DRS rates the Cards’...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
23 hours ago

Bombing Away Instead of Just Bombing

One thing that we’ve said over and over about this year’s version of the Cardinals (and, indeed, many other years as well) is that they seem to be allergic to momentum.  Big wins never spark long winning streaks.  Thankfully, it goes both ways. A day after completely not showing up, the Cardinals gave an early [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Leake faces former team amid Cards' Wild chase

As their postseason hopes hang in the balance, the Cardinals could use a strong outing from Mike Leake against his former team, the Reds, on Wednesday night in St. Louis.
Via Cardinals.com
1 day ago

Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Column: Don’t overreact to Monday’s depressed Cardinals attendance

While tens of millions of Americans watched Monday night’s Presidential debate, a much smaller number watched the Cardinals flounder against the last-place Cincinnati Reds. Only around 35,000 fans watched an absolutely brutal game. The Reds don’t have Billy Hamilton, the base-stealing threat that absolutely torments Yadier Molina. Yet that didn’t stop them from running roughshod...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

2016 Cardinals Yearbook Spotlights Iconic Photos from Franchise History

Annual 208-page Keepsake Available for Just $15 – Online, at Busch Stadium and at Area Retailers ST. LOUIS, Mo., September 27, 2016 – Presenting one of the finest collections of Cardinals photography ever assembled, the 2016 Cardinals Yearbook is now available and themed around a spectacular centerpiece: “Famous Frames: Classic Photos From Cardinals History and [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Don’t Expect Regular Cardinals Minor League Telecasts

As the 2016 minor league season wound down, an unusual set of circumstances led to a St. Louis Cardinals game featuring the soon-to-be Appalachian League champions, the Johnson City Cardinals, to be televised. With the Cardinals having no scheduled game on Monday, August 22, the club’s television rights-holder, FOX Sports Midwest, surprisingly slotted in a Cardinals minor league...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago

Cardinals Unfurl A Truly Odious Game On Unsuspecting Public

Wow. My heart aches…..and I'm not even watching the debate. #STLCards — Jim Hayes (@TheCatOnFox) September 27, 2016 Conolances if you spent any part of your evening watching the Cardinals ‘play baseball’. Tonight, the #Reds recorded 22 hits for the first time since June 13, 2003 vs. Phillies. pic.twitter.com/iMAIUp125L — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) September 27, 2016 ...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago

Both St. Louis & Los Angeles audiences tuned out the Rams’ return

St. Louis is understandably bitter about the way the Rams franchise left for Los Angeles. Los Angeles, meanwhile, is full of Los Angeles sports fans. When the Rams played their first game since returning to the once-again home of L.A., both fanbases did what you’d expect them to do. Not care. The latest Paul Finebaum calls Michigan fans 'a whiny and...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez leads Cardinals over Rockies 5-3 with his arm and bat

DENVER -- Carlos Martinez threw five effective innings and added a two-run double, helping the St. Louis Cardinals gain ground in the NL playoff race with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.The Cardinals moved within one game of wild card-leading New York after the Mets lost to Atlanta. San Francisco played later in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.Martinez, who turns...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday’s Absence Not Inconsequential for St. Louis

We don’t talk much about Matt Holliday these days. It’s been awhile since he was one of the best players in baseball. Probably the last time you could have honestly made that claim was in 2014, when his 132 wRC+ was 28th-best in the game. However, with the news that Holliday has probably succumbed to his thumb injury for the rest of the season, I thought we would take a minute...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal activated by St. Louis

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Right-hander Trevor Rosenthal was activated from the 15-day disabled list by the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. He had been sidelined since July 26 with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, that after losing his job as closer in late June. He is 2-4 with a 5.13 ERA and 14 saves in 18 chances in 40 appearances this season, though manager Mike Matheny had...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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