CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals non-tender RP Maness, making him free agent

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals are not tendering a contract for 2017 to right-hander Seth Maness, who had elbow surgery in August. The move makes Maness a free agent. He went 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 relief appearances this year. Maness was drafted in 2011 by the Cardinals and made his big league debut two years later. He is 17-10 with a 3.19 ERA in 244 career relief...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals send LHP Jaime Garcia to Braves for 3 prospects

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have traded left-hander Jaime Garcia to the Atlanta Braves for a trio of prospects, including second baseman Luke Dykstra, the son of former All-Star Lenny Dykstra. The Cardinals also got right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis on Thursday. Garcia has spent his entire injury-interrupted career with the Cardinals, going 62-45 with a 3.57...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

One Big Rea$on Why Carson Kelly Should Open 2017 in the Minors

Much has been written in recent days (including here) about the evolving catching situation with the St. Louis Cardinals. The clear heir-apparent to long-time star Yadier Molina is 22-year-old Carson Kelly. The prospect, just three years into catching, continues to demonstrate marked improvement in both his defense and his offense. With the release of prior Molina understudy Brayan...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago

Cardinals Announce Minor League Staffs for 2017

FAN-FAVORITE “STUBBY” CLAPP TO MANAGE MEMPHIS REDBIRDS (AAA); JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ TO MANAGE SPRINGFIELD (AA) & CHRIS SWAUGER TO PILOT PEORIA (A) ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 30, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals today announced their Minor League coaching staffs and Player Development personnel for the upcoming 2017 season. Former Cardinal and Memphis Redbirds fan-favorite Richard [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago

Job Posting: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellowship

Position: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellowship Location: Jupiter, Fla.Description: The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals 2017 Ticket Packs and All-Inclusives On Sale Friday

Variety of Five & Ten-Game Packs Available For As Low As $79 ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 30, 2016 – Ticket sales for the 2017 Cardinals season begin this Friday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. CT.  Fans can purchase single-game all-inclusive tickets or choose from a variety of five and ten-game packs centered around popular promotional [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago

BP Job Postings: Cardinals Fellowship Position by Rob McQuown

The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent with a typical Cardinals full-time employee.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Shannon’s Restaurant / Cardinals Drama Is Kind Of Juicy

Hard to believe, but we’re approaching a whole year since Mike Shannon’s Steak & Seafood closed its doors after 30 years in downtown St. Louis (the most recent iteration on Market Street open since 2006). Once a stalwart of pre/post game partying before Cardinals games, Shannon’s, like many downtown businesses, faced declining revenue in the shadow of Ballpark Village...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
4 days ago

Cardinals Announce Medical Staff for 2017

DR. GEORGE PALETTA RETURNS AS THE TEAM’S HEAD ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN ALONG WITH MERCY HEALTH EAST SPORTS MEDICINE ST. LOUIS, Mo., November 29, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Medical Team for the upcoming 2017 season today, including the return of Dr. George Paletta, Jr. as the Team’s Head Orthopedic Physician along with Mercy [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 days ago

Cardinals reportedly have interest in Justin Turner

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to think that Red will look good in red. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Cardinals have interest in LA Dodgers free agent third baseman Justin Turner but would probably have to deal infielder Jhonny Peralta to make a match realistic. Sources: #STLCards have interest in free agent Justin Turner. For match to be realistic, they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Trade targets – Chris Sale

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rough year in terms of pitching this past season. Adam Wainwright had the worst season of his career, Mike Leake was bad in the first year of his contract, Jaime Garcia struggled, and the bullpen had their issues as well. The lone bright spots in the rotation were Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes, the latter of which barely pitched. Both Martinez and Reyes...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals may have interest in Marcell Ozuna

As the St. Louis Cardinals look to shore up their outfield, a team from across the National League may be of some assistance to them. According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN on Monday, Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is “one name to keep an eye on” with the Cardinals in the market for a center fielder. Ozuna, 26, was an All-Star last season, hitting .266/.321/.425...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals add 4 to roster to protect from Rule 5 draft

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Cardinals have purchased the contracts of outfielder Magneuris Sierra, infielders Eliezer Alvarez and Edmundo Sosa and right-hander Rowan Wick and added them to their 40-man roster. Adding them to the roster protects them from the Rule 5 draft. St. Louis also announced left-hander Tim Cooney was claimed off waivers by the Indians, while outfielders Chad Huffman...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday reportedly says he would consider the Rockies in free agency

Matt Holliday officially became a free agent this week, and the outfielder is not ruling out a return to where it all started for him 13 years ago. Holliday told Troy E. Renck of Denver’s KMGH-TV 7 on Friday that a reunion with the Colorado Rockies is a possibility. “I don’t have any idea of what my market will be but if they were competitive with their offer I’d definitely...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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