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The Cardinal Nation blog:
First, we looked at the top 20 stories affecting the St. Louis Cardinals this past year. Not surprisingly, the list was headlined by the post-season run by the club, along with the recognition of fine individual seasons put together by Yadier Molina and Kyle Lohse.
Now it is time for my annual predictions for the top story lines of this New Year, as well.
As is customary, I will set aside the easiest and most logical entry – the results of the 2013 team on the field. The nature of that story has yet to be determined, shaped by the items discussed here and many more plotlines not yet developed.
As I compiled my list and rankings, I considered the staying power of the story, how long it might remain in the headlines as well as its potential short- and long-term impact – on the 2013 Cardinals and the organization’s future.
Without further ado, here are my projected top five St. Louis Cardinals stories of 2013. As always, your comments are welcome below.
1. Wainwright’s contract
BEST OF MAXIM
FOX Network and ESPN schedules for 2013 involving the St. Louis Cardinals have been announced.
The St. Louis Cardinals will appear on national or regional television at least 10 times in 2013 on either FOX Network or ESPN. Eight of the 10 announced games are road contests, including the final two of the four games at Chicago’ Wrigley Field leading up to the All-Star Break.
Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations
ST. LOUIS, Mo The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with pitchers Mitchell Boggs and Edward Mujica on one-year contracts for the upcoming 2013 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. The team exchanged salary arbitration figures with third baseman David Freese and pitchers Jason Motte and Marc Rzepczynski.
ST. LOUIS - Stan "The Man" Musial, who played his entire 22-year major league career (1941-63) for the St. Louis Cardinals, died this evening at his home in Ladue, Missouri surrounded by his family. He was 92.
The origins of The Man nickname fit the profile he earned among the opposition. A Cardinals traveling secretary relayed a story to Bob Broeg, a late St. Louis Post...
REST IN PEACE
Hall of Fame ballplayer Stan Musial, who spent his entire career with the St. Louis Cardinals, died on Saturday at the age of 92.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to terms with pitchers Mitchell Boggs and Edward Mujica on one-year contracts, avoiding salary arbitration.
The team said exchanged arbitration figures on Friday with third baseman David Freese and pitchers Jason Motte and Marc Rzepczynski.
Boggs appeared in a career-high 78 games last season and his 2.21 ERA ranked sixth among NL relievers....
A St. Louis County judge has ruled against St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny in his court battle with a bank over foreclosure of property he once owned.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/WbF7gZ ) reports that Judge Tom DePriest ruled in favor of Business Bank of St. Louis and against Matheny and his wife, Kristin. It isn't clear how much the ruling will cost...
Stan Musial, one of baseball's greatest hitters and a Hall of Famer with the St. Louis Cardinals for more than two decades, has died. He was 92.
Stan the Man won seven National League batting titles, was a three-time MVP and helped the Cardinals capture three World Series championships in the 1940s.
The Cardinals announced Musial's death in a news release. They said he...
Hot News for P Mitchell Boggs
Sometime around the start of Spring Training, the Cardinals will be approached by agent Steve Hammond about an extension for pitcher Adam Wainwright. Here's my analysis of some of the factors that could come into play in the Cardinals decision on Wainwright:
First and foremost is money. Based on recent signings by Matt Cain (6 years/$127.5 million), Zack Greinke...
ST. LOUIS The greatest Cardinal of them all has passed away.
Hall of famer Stan Musial, winner of three MVP Awards and holder of nearly all franchise records from his 22-year career with the Cardinals, died Saturday at the age of 92.
Musial, the first player in franchise history to have his number retired, passed away at his home in Ladue, Mo., with his family by his side.
FOX Sports Midwest kicks off its 2013 coverage of St. Louis Cardinals baseball with two 30-minute shows from the Cardinals Winter Warm-up. Each episode includes interviews, sights and sounds from the annual event.
Cardinals Winter Warm-up TV specials on FOX Sports Midwest (times Central)
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. (episode 1)
Friday, January 25 at 9:30 p.m. (episode 1)
((HT: Fox 2 St Louis))
The best player in St. Louis Cardinals history, outfielder Stan Musial, passed away at his home at the age of 92.
He played his entire baseball career with the Cardinals from 1941-1963. Musial was inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1969. Musial is the team's leader in almost every offensive category including hits at 3,630- 1,815 at home and...
The “Man,” who passed away Saturday at the age of 92, was the greatest, most beloved player in St. Louis Cardinals history.