CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Smith among 5 former Cards to miss out on HOF

Former Cardinals closer Lee Smith and outfielder Larry Walker each garnered significant support, but both fell short when the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 was announced on Wednesday.
Via Cardinals.com
12 hours ago

2017 Cardinals Theme Tickets On Sale Now

Over 30 Theme Dates Scheduled Including Star Wars Night, Grateful Dead Night & Budweiser Bash Series ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 18, 2017 – Tickets for more than 30 Theme Ticket promotional dates during the 2017 season, including Star Wars Night and St. Louis Blues Night, are on sale now at cardinals.com/theme . “Theme Tickets are a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
15 hours ago

Busch Stadium to Host Eighth Annual Boutique Bridal Show on Jan. 29

Guests Can Tour Stadium’s Versatile Event Spaces and Meet Region’s Top Wedding Vendors ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 17, 2017 – Tickets for the eighth annual Busch Stadium Boutique Bridal Event on Sunday, January 29, 2017, are on sale now at cardinals.com/bridalshow . The event, which takes place from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the Redbird Club [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Arbitrary Decisions

There are a lot of good things about Winter Warm-Up.  For one, it raises a lot of money for Cardinals Care.  (Kudos to Adam Wainwright for pledging part of his karaoke receipts to help defray the loss of a day this year.)  It lets folks meet the players and get autographs.  And, most importantly for this site’s [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Cardinals looking to become more aggressive on the bases in 2017

ST. LOUIS -- A year after St. Louis finished last in the National League in stolen bases, the Cardinals are putting an emphasis on becoming more athletic and aggressive on the base paths.The arrival of newly-acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler is leading that push, though the rest of the Cardinals -- including manager Mike Matheny -- are on board, too.St. Louis stole only 35 bases...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Monday, 1/16/17

St. Louis Cardinals photos from Monday’s final session of the 2017 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch. Included in row order below are Mike Leake, Mike Matheny, Bill DeWitt Jr. and Bill DeWitt III, Michael Wacha, Lance Lynn and Adam Wainwright. Readers should check out The Cardinal Nation main site where we posted summaries and the full audio remarks by the...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
2 days ago

Dexter Fowler gives President Obama custom Jordan shoes

The Chicago Cubs are making a rare January visit to the White House (and that’s not a joke about the Cubs winning the World Series) to be honored for their recent World Series championship. While it is customary to bring a custom jersey with the president’s name as a token of appreciation, Dexter Fowler is bringing another nice little personalized gift for President Barack...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Could Extend Yadier Molina

Considering his murky contract status beyond 2017, there’s an outside possibility catcher Yadier Molina is entering his final season with the Cardinals. Molina will make $14MM this year, the last guaranteed season of his contract, and then he and the Cardinals will have a decision to make on a $15MM mutual option ($2MM buyout) for 2018. However, the two sides are motivated to stay...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Cardinals focused on building division winner

Perhaps it's fitting that the Cardinals and Cubs have dueling winter conventions this weekend, as both teams find themselves still having to talk about the other.
Via Cardinals.com
3 days ago

Cards' Harris, Gonzales healthy, ready to compete

Marco Gonzales and Mitch Harris, a pair of pitchers who had their 2016 seasons scrapped due to injury, are both positioned to be at or near the end of their rehab programs when the Cardinals open Spring Training next month.
Via Cardinals.com
3 days ago

2017 ZiPS Projections – St. Louis Cardinals

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the St. Louis Cardinals. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta / Boston / Chicago...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Matt Adams to one-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals and first baseman Matt Adams agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal Thursday to avoid arbitration, though his role remains unclear with Matt Carpenter taking over his everyday job.Adams, who made $1.65 million last season, has been shopped this offseason but could also give St. Louis a power bat off the bench. The left-handed-hitting Adams is a career...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Adams has lost 25 pounds this offseason

Matt Adams appears to have even more motivation than usual entering next season. The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman has lost 25 pounds this offseason by using a new training regime. Brian Stull, who saw Adams at the NHL Winter Classic between the Blues and Blackhawks on Monday, shared some details about Adams’ training for St. Louis Baseball Weekly. According to Stull, Adams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals listening to offers for Matt Adams

We may be witnessing a true changing of the guard this offseason in St. Louis. According to a report by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN on Thursday, the Cardinals are “in listening mode” on Matt Adams, who is a candidate to be dealt with Matt Carpenter set to be St. Louis’ everyday first baseman in 2017. The #STLCards are in listening mode on Matt Adams, sources say. He's a change...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Comparing the Dexter Fowler and Adam Eaton Decisions

Last Wednesday, the Nationals solved their center field problem by trading several of their best pitching prospects to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Adam Eaton. Last Friday, the Cardinals solved their center field problem by giving a bunch of money to free agent Dexter Fowler. Before signing Fowler, the Cardinals tried to trade for Eaton. Had the Nationals not been able to...
Via Fangraphs
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler Trades Cubbie Blue for Cardinal Red

Dexter Fowler, who turns 31 next March, is moving on. His two seasons in Chicago—incidentally the two best of his career—resulted in one championship. For that, and for all his production—hell even for that gosh darn infectious smile of his, even the most irrational of Cubs fans have no reason to dislike Fowler. Even if he’s moving onto St. Louis, which became official this...
Via The Sports Post
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss
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