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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

St. Louis Cardinals release four from their minor league system

Within the last week or so, I took a look at the Cardinals depth chart from top to bottom and saw that there were a few positions that were pretty full and would probably see some cuts during upcoming Spring Training. It appears those cuts started early as the club released four minor leaguers in the past week. This info comes from Baseball America and you can find a full list of...
Via Cardinals Farm
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #7: The Lackey Trade

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished at least two objectives in one in their July 31st trade with the Boston Red Sox. Winning the World Series was not one of them, however. First, they added a veteran starter to their injury-plagued rotation in 35-year-old John Lackey, a big right-hander with a history of success in the post-season. Second, they divested themselves of struggling...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Google Trends For ‘St. Louis Cardinals’ In 2014

You’ve probably seen all sorts of Google Trends stories for 2014 on the interweb the past week, so we’re here to jump on the pile. I’m not smart enough to parse out all this information and show you the work on the methodology, but I’m sure if you click around on the charts below, Google will explain all. Or not. What are the most popular moments in the past 10 years for...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign A.J. Pierzynski to one-year deal

Getty Images The Braves have signed A.J. Pierzynski to be the backup for Christian Bethancourt for the 2015 season. Much of the offseason the Braves have sought a veteran to share time and teach the ropes to the 23-year-old. Pierzynski, 37, hit .251/.288/.337 in 362 plate appearances this past season between the Red Sox and Cardinals. The #Braves and A.J. Pierzynski have reached...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Spending more money does not equate to more wins

This offseason around Major League Baseball has seen a couple of teams open their checkbooks to try to improve their clubs. The San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Miami Marlins all have been very active in the free agent and trading markets. There is a small, but vocal group of St. Louis Cardinal fans who wonder why their club is not partaking in the spending spree. This group...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On The 12th Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

Cardinals fans, bless their hearts, are easy marks for the retail snipers of BIG BUSINESS. They know you know it’s hard to go wrong with a Cardinals themed gift for a friend, co-worker or loved one. So they make literally anything you could ever buy into a ‘great gift for Cardinals fans’ and it’s in your shopping cart before you even realized what you’ve done. These are...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Walden avoid arbitration with two-year, $6.6M contract

ST. LOUIS -- Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million next year and $3.5 million in 2016 as part of Tuesday's deal. The Cardinals have a $5.25 million option for 2017 with a $250,000 buyout. Walden was...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals, RHP Jordan Walden agree to $6.6M, 2-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million next year and $3.5 million in 2016 as part of Tuesday's deal. The Cardinals have a $5.25 million option for 2017 with a $250,000 buyout. Walden was...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals avoid arbitration with Jordan Walden agreeing to a two-year deal

The Cardinals have avoided arbitration with relief pitcher Jordan Walden. Walden, 27, and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.6 million. With the deal the Cardinals have the right handed reliever locked up for two years and have a club option worth $5.25 million for the 2017 season. Acquired the in the trade that brought outfielder Jason Heyward to St. Louis, Walden...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards Sign Reliever Jordan Walden To New Pact

PITCHER SIGNED THRU 2016 WITH CLUB OPTION FOR 2017 ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed with recently-acquired right-handed reliever Jordan Walden on a two-year contract for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, thus avoiding salary arbitration.  The new pact also includes a club option for the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Santa gifts for Cardinals: From dancing lessons to contract extensions

ST. LOUIS -- It's almost Christmas and we know what makes the obvious gift for the Cardinals. That would be a season of full health. While that is out of even Santa's control, there are presents that would be easier for the big man to deliver. Here goes: Matt Carpenter: Another season in the leadoff spot. Why mess with something that worked so well in 2014? Matt Adams: Dancing lessons...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #9: Another Cy Miss

St. Louis Cardinals ace right-hander Adam Wainwright is generally recognized as one of the best pitchers of his generation. He owns two World Series rings but the top individual award for a pitcher has continued to elude him. So it continued in 2014. Despite logging his second career 20-win season and a personal-best 2.38 ERA for the National League Central Division-winning Cardinals...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #10: Right Field Rub

In the 2014 season of multiple offensive disappointments for the St. Louis Cardinals, none was bigger – or a bigger surprise – than right field. Last off-season, veteran Carlos Beltran – productive, but aging and oft-injured – was allowed to seek a big free agent payday from the Yankees. That opened up the position for slugger Allen Craig. A side benefit was to give promising...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Poll: Which St. Louis Cardinal would you start your team with?

The deep freeze of winter is an interesting time for baseball writers and blogs. Ideas for articles become tougher to come by and you start grasping at straws, while at the same time trying to keep the website above float in terms if its rankings with popular search engines. Over the past couple of days, I have had a tough time coming up with relevant and interesting ideas. I knew...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sierra, Gonzales named Cardinals' top minor leaguers of 2014

ST. LOUIS -- Magneuris Sierra and Marco Gonzales represent different ends of the scouting and development spectrum for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sierra is an 18-year-old outfielder who came up through the Cardinals Dominican Academy. Gonzales is a 22-year-old polished left-hander who reached the majors just more than a year after being a first-round pick out of Gonzaga in 2013. But...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Announce 2014 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year

OUTFIELDER MAGNEURIS SIERRA & LEFTY MARCO GONZALES EARN ACCOLADES ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 18, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals today announced the recipients of the team’s 2014 Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year awards with outfielder Magneuris Sierra and left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales taking the honors.  The Cardinals first began awarding their Minor [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Selling Huge 13-Room Fort Worth Mansion For $2.9M (Photos)

John Lackey is saying goodbye to the Lone Star State. The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and Texas native is selling his spacious and rustic mansion in Fort Worth, Texas, for $2.9 million, according to Realtor.com. The massive 10,000 square-foot-home sits on more than an acre of land and boasts five bedrooms to go along with five bathrooms and two and a half...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: new NL central competition?

The St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central last season, narrowly edging out the Pirates after the Brewers led most of the year before collapsing. The Reds and Cubs did not provide very much competition, but we know the Cubs made a huge splash signing Jon Lester this offseason. Does that mean the Cubs are the Cardinals new toughest competition? Let’s break it down: The Cubs’ rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson drawing interest in free agency

The Clevealnd Indians lost interest in Justin Masterson, especially as his on-field performance shrunk in 2014. He was eventually traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for a prospect. We’ll see what the free agency market yields in the way of dollars, but right now there are at least two teams interested in Masterson that have made offers. It’s being reported that both Masterson’s...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: changes this off season

The St. Louis Cardinals continue to make lots of minor changes this off season. The first change they made was trading for right fielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden. After the death of Oscar Taveras the Cardinals were in need of a right fielder. Heyward more than fills the void at that position. That was the key spot that the Cardinals had to fill this off season. All...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

In remembrance of sports columnist Bryan Burwell

I would not profess to say I knew Bryan Burwell for a long period of time at all. In reality, it has now become fact that I only knew him..... The post Remembering Bryan Burwell For The Man He Was And Will Always Be appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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