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Cardinals Nation Valentine’s Day Specials

DINNER FOR TWO OR SUNDAY BRUNCH FOR CARDINALS LOVEBIRDS ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 5, 2016 – Cardinals fans, grab your sweetheart and head to Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar in Ballpark Village for Valentine’s Day. Cardinals Nation Restaurant will be hosting two separate events on Valentine’s Day weekend, one on Saturday night, February 13, and [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Keane’s mistake to leave the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Recapping the managerial career of 1960s MLB manager Johnny Keane, it is easy to discuss the difficulties he faced to get to the major leagues. He certainly took the the scenic route to get to there. With his minor league baseball career ending in the mid part of his twenties, he started to learn about being a coach. By the time he was 26, he was a manager in the minor leagues...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Offseason Report Card

Credit: Michael B. Thomas / Getty Images North America After a tumultuous offseason that left many St. Louis Cardinals fans disappointed, Spring Training is finally right around the corner. With camp opening soon, the Cardinals and their fans will be eager to see how Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty will perform in Jason Heyward‘s absence, and the team’s coaches will also...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Nation Hosts Family Night with Fredbird

Every Wednesday Night until the Regular Season Starts Kids Can Eat Free ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 2, 2016 – Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar in Ballpark Village has announced a new Family Night with Fredbird that begins tomorrow, February 3.  During Family Night with Fredbird, families will receive one free kids meal for any child [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals reliever Walden expected to be full participant in spring training

While Jason Heyward has departed the St. Louis Cardinals in free agency for the Chicago Cubs, the Redbirds still have one piece of the trade with the Atlanta Braves in reliever Jordan Walden.Walden was limited in 2015, appearing in only 12 games before his season ended prematurely on April 30 with a biceps injury. Instead of opting for surgery, the setup man elected to rehab the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A: Luke Weaver, Cardinals Pitching Prospect

Luke Weaver dominated high-A in his first full professional season. In 19 Florida State League starts, the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2014 first-round pick had a 1.11 WHIP and a 1.62 ERA. There was no opportunity for the lanky righty to prove himself in Double-A. He didn’t make his first 2015 appearance until mid-May — according to St. Louis assistant GM Michael Girsch, there was...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Setting the Cardinals’ table: Matt Carpenter or Kolten Wong?

For a sizable chunk of the previous season, Cardinals’ third baseman Matt Carpenter served as the team’s leadoff hitter. Nonetheless, when he was not there, a significant decline in offensive production was the outcome.  It’s claimed that the decrease was only coincidental, and there are happenings to support that. So, it’s possible that sifting the two-time All-Star a...
Via STLSportsMinute
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Cardinals Spring Training Number Assignments

The St. Louis Cardinals have a new arrival wearing number 3, the lowest number for spring training. Many other changes from 2015 to 2016 are all noted here. The Roster Matrix right here at The Cardinal Nation Blog and the St. Louis Cardinals 2016 roster on the main site, The Cardinal Nation, are fully up to date. The former indicates all players invited to Major League spring training...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Group Tickets for the 2016 Cardinals Season On Sale Today

Groups of 20 or more can purchase discounted tickets to single games and receive additional incentives ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 27, 2016 – Beginning today, organized groups of 20 fans or more may begin purchasing tickets to single games during the 2016 Cardinals season.  This season the club has reduced the number of people needed [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
12 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Burning Questions for the St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals won 100 games in 2015, which may lead one to believe that the Redbirds are a sound team without many worries heading into the 2016 season. These beliefs would be false, as the Cardinals have uncertainty all around the diamond with their current team. The health of the rotation is in […]
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony LaRussa Gives Tour Of Cardinals Locker Room

Found something on YouTube, friends. This Tony LaRussa video was published around 3 months ago, but was shot sometime after the ’11 season. Let’s take a look: Candidly, I’m not sure what’s going on here. I mean, yes, I know what’s going on here. It’s a tour of the Cardinals facilities let by Tony LaRussa. And FWIW, it’s good video. The part where he’s in the equipment...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Smokies Ownership Group Assumes Management of Johnson City Cardinals

Though the St. Louis Cardinals hold the Johnson City franchise in the Appalachian League, providing coaches and players, they do not manage the local operation. That role has been played since 2004 by the non-profit, charitable-focused Johnson City Sports Foundation, but recent financial challenges and the need to improve the Cardinal Park facility has led to a change in leadership...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright angry over going late in ‘expert’ fantasy draft

For every 1,000 professional athletes that claim they don’t pay attention to fantasy sports and could not possibly care less about your fantasy team, there is a guy like St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright who pays close attention to where he is drafted. Earlier this week, Sirius XM held its F.S.T.A Experts Baseball Draft. Wainwright, who is less than nine months removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Plan At Least Nine 6 PM Starts At Home In 2016

The Cardinals have been playing around with start times for a couple of seasons. In 2016, they are planning at least 9 home games to start at 6p versus 7p or 7:15p. Fans seem to be split on their opinion of the earlier start time while the players are generally in favor of the 6p first pitch. This note was among the Cardinals tidbits that have made the news this week: +++ The Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Monday, 1/18/16

St. Louis Cardinals photos from Monday’s third and final session of the 2016 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch. Included in row order below are Jhonny Peralta, Carlos Martinez, Jedd Gyorko, Mike Matheny, Kevin Siegrist, Mike Leake, Trevor Rosenthal and Tony La Russa. Readers should check out The Cardinal Nation main site where I wrote summaries...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wong happy to bat eighth -- but man, would he love to lead off

ST. LOUIS -- Kolten Wong wants to be the leadoff man for the St. Louis Cardinals. He recognizes there's quality competition.Seeing the power numbers Matt Carpenter put up last year and touting his own base-stealing ability, Wong believes batting him first and putting Carpenter in the heart of the order would benefit the NL Central champions most. The problem: Carpenter appeared most...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Crowds typically heavy at Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up

ST. LOUIS -- Bill DeWitt says it's been a very productive offseason for the St. Louis Cardinals, even though they missed out on David Price and lost Jason Heyward.Crowds have been typically heavy at the annual three-day Winter Warmup, with fans snaking through long lines to pay triple-digit sums for an autograph from Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina or 2006 World Series star David...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM: ‘More momentum’ for bringing designated hitter to NL

Could the designated hitter be on its way to the National League? St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said on Saturday that there is “more momentum” building to bring the rule to the Senior Circuit. Mozeliak says there is "more momentum" in discussions with GMs and owners for the DH coming into the National League. #MLB #cardinals — Derrick Goold (@dgoold) January...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Winter Warm Up Progressive Blog – Day 1

The unofficial start to Cardinals baseball season is underway this weekend in downtown St. Louis, as the Cardinals Care Winter Warm Up is underway. It is the 20th anniversary of the team’s fanfare extravaganza, and I70 Baseball is on site to bring updates throughout the day from the player media sessions as they return to the Hyatt Regency at the St. Louis Arch as well. As has...
Via i70baseball
23 days ago  |  Discuss

20th Annual Winter Warm-Up To Kick Off Cardinals 2016 Season

  ST. LOUIS, January 14, 2016 – The 20th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2016 baseball season. Winter Warm-Up – the largest fundraising effort for the team’s charitable fund, Cardinals Care – returns to the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch...
Via i70baseball
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals land Korean relief pitcher Oh

On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced their agreement with closer Seung Hwan Oh. The team and Oh came to terms on a one-year deal for the 2016 season with a club option for 2017 after the righthander successfully completed a physical in St. Louis. Rumor has it that the deal and possible team option could be worth around $5 million. The addition of Oh gives the Cardinals...
Via STLSportsMinute
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals scouting director pleads guilty in Astros hacking case

This past June, reports surfaced that the FBI was investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking data from the Houston Astros, who had previously been a fellow NL Central team before moving to the AL West.In July, the Cardinals fired Christopher Correa, their former scouting director who was at the center of these allegations. Those allegations included reports that...
Via Yardbarker
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright Is Acting In Movies? It’s True.

Adam Wainwright is now an offical thespian. The St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher has a role as an ex-boyfriend in the upcoming independent film ‘Proximity’. The BND has the details: The romantic comedy is set in Centralia (IL). Adam plays Roger, an old boyfriend of the 39-year-old main character, Ella. He bumps into her and her new boyfriend at a park, creating an uncomfortable...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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 2016 through December 31, 2016. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent...
Via Fangraphs
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals: A rebound for Matt Holliday?

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday would probably like to forget his injury plagued 2015 season. I know I’d like to forget about it but I can’t because I’m curious. I’m curious to know if the quad injury that sidelined him for extended periods of time twice last season was a freak injury or a sign of his body slowing down. In baseball years, he’s entering that...
Via STLSportsMinute
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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