Found November 10, 2012 on
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The St. Louis Cardinals come into the 2012 offseason having won a World Series in 2011 and falling one game short of returning to the Fall Classic in 2012. The team, for the most part, is set at almost every position. They have publicly said they will be exploring the option of upgrading the middle infield, the only two spots on the team that anyone can easily look at and say “they could be better”.
But that bothers this writer. I do not like a team that simply “stands pat”, no matter how successful they have been in the past. This team can be better at a few spots on the field and with today’s notebook, I look to the top of the free agent class and ask the simple question: Why not look at Michael Bourn?
Now, hear me out before you jump on me for not being a Jon Jay supporter, for wanting to throw money around just for the sake of spending, or for blocking prospects as they progress through the Cardinals’ system. I assure you, there are good reasons to examine the possibility...
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Multiple teams are interested in free agent center fielder
Michael Bourn, including the Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati
Reds and Boston Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
According to executives here,
free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn is among the most popular available players, so
popular he's getting interest from teams...
Earlier in the off-season, three Major League Baseball clubs, Oakland, Colorado and Philadelphia, reminded us that 2013 spring training is not too far away by announcing their tentative slate of February and March games.
Sadly, the A’s and Rockies compete in the Cactus League, making them spring-irrelevant to the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phils, which train on the Gulf Coast of...
I thought it was dead.
I thought that after a season filled with the laziest trope the Cardinals evoked, we were finally done. We wouldn't have to see it ever again and we would all be the better for it.
Than I click on the Sporting News 'Hot Stove 2013' for the Cardinals and there it is. The phrase that SCREAMS that what you're about to read is nothing...
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I'm not going to sugarcoat it... after all that drama in October, there is jack squat to write about in November. And maybe that's being kind.
The news wires are filled with the lamest Cardinals news and various Bleacher Report slideshows. The Cardinals front office is on vacation. And the free-agent signing period is still not open.
Long story short...
As the San Francisco Giants showed in their run to the 2012 World Series title, a good pitching staff is possibly the biggest factor in winning a championship. The St. Louis Cardinals have good, young pitchers, but they could also use an upgrade at shortstop.
To make that improvement, the team will likely have to give up some of its stock of young pitching talent no matter what...
In the National League Silver Slugger Awards announced Thursday night, the St. Louis Cardinals were shut out for the second consecutive season. At catcher, San Francisco’s Buster Posey took the honor, beating Yadier Molina and others.
In the NL outfield, Carlos Beltran (three-time winner) and Matt Holliday (four-time winner) missed out as Ryan Braun, Andrew McCutchen and...
Hot News for C Yadier Molina
Was the St. Louis Cardinals hiring of Mike Matheny last year the start of a new trend? Is he a trailblazing hire that other general managers in MLB will mimic?
With what is happening in the MLB and the recent hiring of Walt Weiss as the Colorado Rockies manager, the trend seems to be continuing.
Last year, there were two "true" rookie managers that were hired, Robin...
Hot News for SP Kyle Lohse
A look back of the performances of the pitchers selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.