CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals shut out behind shaky Garcia

On a night the Marlins suffered a significant blow to their rotation, the offense stepped up with seven extra-base hits, including a two-run homer from Marcell Ozuna, in an 11-0 win over the Cardinals at Marlins Park on Saturday.
Via Cardinals.com
1 hour ago

Peralta joins Cards in Miami, shows off improved thumb

Infielder Jhonny Peralta rejoined the Cardinals on Saturday to pass some final tests before the club activates him from the 15-day disabled list. If all goes as planned, that transaction will be made on Tuesday, the first day Peralta is eligible to return from a ligament strain in his left thumb.
Via Cardinals.com
3 hours ago

As Deadline nears, Cardinals remain quiet -- for now

This has been an active date for dealing by the Cardinals, who, in each of the last three seasons, have completed a trade on July 30. This year, however, there appears to be no impending transaction, as the Cardinals continue to inch toward the non-waiver Trade Deadline without a morsel of tangible activity thus far.
Via Cardinals.com
4 hours ago

Cardinals 2016-2017 International Bonus Update

As most readers know, because of their 2015 regular season success, the St. Louis Cardinals received the smallest international bonus pool allocation of all clubs for the 2016-2017 signing season at just over $2 million. However, due to favorable external conditions, the Cardinals decided to over-spend and incur MLB penalties. Contributing factors to making this decision included...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago

The Cardinals successful in another 1 run game because Final Boss!

Stone Buddha took one for the team tonight and closed it down again for his 7th save of the season while Aledmys Diaz hit his 14th home run. Michael Wacha was just good enough and the bullpen was pretty great. Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS MIAMI MARLINS Jeremy Hazelbaker - CF Dee Gordon - 2B Aledmys Diaz - SS Martin Prado - 3B Stephen Piscotty - RF Christian...
Via Viva El Birdos
2 days ago

Cardinals get to Jose Fernandez, come away with 5-4 win over Marlins

MIAMI -- Aledmys Diaz homered, doubled and drove in three runs against childhood pal Jose Fernandez, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Thursday.Fernandez gave up five runs in five innings and fell to 26-2 at Marlins Park.Miami's Dee Gordon, the 2015 NL batting and stolen bases champion, returned from an 80-game suspension for failing a drug test and went...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Jake Woodford's career-best start, Brian Sanchez continues his tear through the DSL, and 1st rounders Delvin Perez and Dylan Carlson collect two hits apiece

The farm was 3-3 as Memphis' game was postponed. Triple-A: Postponed A double header is scheduled for today to make up the missing game. Double-A: Springfield 5 -- Tulsa 7 Nick Martini, CF, 1-for-3, BB, K, HR, R, 3 RBI Casey Turgeon, 2B, 2-for-4, BB, 2 Runs Paul DeJong, 3B, 0-for-4, K Luke Voit, 1B, 2-for-5, RBI Class A Advanced: Palm Beach 3 -- Fort Myers 7...
Via Viva El Birdos
2 days ago

Cardinals to start LHP Jaime Garcia on short rest on Saturday

Because the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals were forced to play a double-header on Tuesday as a result of Monday’s postponement due to rain, each team will turn to one of their starting pitchers on short rest for their respective Saturday matchups. While the Mets have already elected to send veteran hurler Bartolo […] The post Cardinals to start LHP Jaime Garcia on short...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Don’t expect Cardinals to land big-name reliever

As Jon Heyman reports, the St. Louis Cardinals are heavily in on the relief-pitching market. Certainly, the team needs relief help more than anything else — Brandon Moss and Matt Carpenter are on the cusp of returning to a lineup that’s averaged around five runs per game in their absence, which’ll turn a good offense […] The post Don’t expect Cardinals to land big-name...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Cardinals Add Five Dates To 2016 Theme Night Calendar

Tickets on Sale Now for Y98 Night, Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park, Nurses Night II and College Nights ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 28, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the addition of Y98 Night & Zumba® Fitness Party at the Park to the 2016 Theme Ticket schedule.  The club also announced a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

2011 Revisited: Cardinals Move On

I hope you’ve been enjoying this look back like I have.  It’s fascinating to see some of the same problems we talk about now were part of that 2011 team as well, plus seeing the reaction to things as they happened.  After the huge shakeup, the club still had to play some games and a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

Cardinals: Adam Wainwright Has Rebounded from Slow Start

Source: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America After a bumpy commencement to the season, starter Adam Wainwright has pieced together a pair of fine months for the Cardinals, clearing up many blemishes that haunted the complexion of his season in the early going. The 34-year-old Wainwright missed all but about 30 innings of the 2015 season with a torn Achilles. This season, it...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 days ago

Heyman: The Cardinals are looking for a top reliever

The St. Louis Cardinals are a surprise new entry in the relief market. Even before former closer Trevor Rosenthal went on the disabled list, the Cardinals were looking around for back-end relief help. Seung-hwan Oh, aka The Final Boss, has done a terrific job. But Trevor Rosenthal’s slump and injury has them scouring the market. […] The post Heyman: The Cardinals are looking...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Wacha takes mound for Cardinals as 2015 NL batting champion returns

MIAMI -- With Jose Fernandez on the mound, Dee Gordon returning from suspension, Ichiro Suzuki continuing to chase 3,000 hits and two teams battling for wild-card playoff spots, there will be no shortage of story lines on Thursday when the Miami Marlins play host to the St. Louis Cardinals.Fernandez is nearly unbeatable at Marlins Park. The way he has pitched at home -- 26-1 with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals and On The Run Announce $6 Ticket Offer

$6 Tickets Available for Cardinals vs. Reds on August 8-10 ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 27, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals are partnering with On the Run to provide fans with a special discount ticket offer.  Starting today, fans can purchase $6 Pavilion and Terrace level seats to watch the Cardinals square off against division [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago

Cardinals Fans Are Probably Going To See History This Weekend

Last night Ichiro posted the 2,997th hit of his MLB career. And with a four game set against the Marlins in Miami upcoming, there is a good chance that Ichiro will become the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club while facing the Cardinals. He arguably will be the most impressive member of the club, since Ichiro also accumulated 1,278 hits in Japan before even joining Major League Baseball...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

Cards put Rosenthal on 15-day DL, recall Kiekhefer

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals have put reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.The Cardinals made the move before Tuesday's doubleheader against the New York Mets. They promoted lefty Dean Kiekhefer from the minors for his third stint with St. Louis this year.Rosenthal lost his closer's job in late June. The 26-year...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Cardinals rookie made history with one of the worst debuts ever

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Mike Mayers went into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with high hopes of putting on a show in his major league debut. He made history in his first start in the bigs, but not the good kind. In 1 1/3 innings, Mayers allowed nine runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out one. It was statistically the worst debut ever for a pitcher, one...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Adams flips bat and screams into Cardinals dugout after dramatic walk-off HR

Matt Adams' only hit in Friday's game put the finishing touch on a marathon that actually ended on Saturday morning.Adams sent a Bud Norris offering deep -- 444 feet to be exact -- into the right-field seats to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th inning.And he certainly showed some exuberance as he passed his dugout on the way to first...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Have Had Historically Horrible Timing

Back in the middle of May, Dave wrote about how the Cardinals were off to something of an unlucky start. Their record hadn’t tanked or anything, but they weren’t winning as often as it looked like they should’ve been. Based on, you know, the various other indicators. The post went how those posts usually go — Dave observed that the Cardinals were missing wins, and then he...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals hacker Chris Correa gets 46 months in prison

Chris Correa, the former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who hacked the Houston Astros’ database over a year span from 2013-2014, was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Monday for his crimes. Correa pleated guilty in January to five counts related to his hacking, so he had been awaiting his sentencing. He admitted to using unauthorized access to view scouting reports, evaluations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinals exec sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking

Christopher Correa, the St. Louis Cardinals executive who hacked into the Houston Astros computer database, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on Monday for his role in the scandal. Correa, who pled guilty on Jan. 8 to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013-14, will begin serving his sentence in the next two-to-six weeks. Chris Correa...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to win first series of second half on Sunday

ST. LOUIS -- Lost in the dominant shutout tossed by Adam Wainwright Saturday night was some good situational hitting by the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the third inning.Four consecutive hitters stepped to the plate with a man at second and no outs. Aledmys Diaz walked. Stephen Piscotty doubled home two runs. Randal Grichuk doubled in Piscotty, and Matt Adams singled Grichuk...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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