Found November 03, 2012 on
One year ago, Cardinal Nation tasted the very definition of bittersweet as the team reveled in its 11th—and inarguably most dramatic and improbable—World Series Championship while also saying goodbye to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, the outgoing brain trust of so much on-the-field success over a decade and a half in St. Louis. Their departure set in motion a transfer of eras to new manager Mike Matheny, and on Friday another big chunk of that transfer disappeared from the Busch Stadium landscape and headed west.
As reported in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire is expected to depart for the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he will assume the same role under manager Don Mattingly. McGwire cited a desire to be closer to his family as the reason for the move.
It’s hard to know just what a hitting coach contributes to a major league team. He does not teach players to hit—they have to know how to do that before they get past Double-A. He can’t provide a magic b...
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Two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the first half of the 20th century are back on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Owner Sam Breadon and shortstop Marty Marion are among 10 candidates under consideration by the Hall’s pre-integration era committee.
The group of former players, executives, reporters and historians is charged with evaluating those who made their...
MAC ON THE MOVE
Mark McGwire may be leaving the Cardinals for the Dodgers. He's been the hitting coach for St. Louis the past two seasons, but he might want to move.
The Cardinals made free agent starter Kyle Lohse a qualifying offer by Friday's deadline, mostly done as a requirement to receive an extra draft pick should he sign elsewhere.
General manager John Mozeliak recently said it would be unlikely the club would resign Lohse given what he will likely command in the free agent market this winter. But by making him the one-year, 13.3...
ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals need to pony up and pay Adam Wainwright. Soon.
The club made the right decision to let Albert Pujols leave. They also made the right choice by locking up Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina. Now its Wainwrights turn, and the Cardinals need to do whatever it takes to bring him back as well.
Wainwright has one year remaining on his current contract and is set...
In an effort to clear room on their 40 man roster, the St. Louis Cardinals have outrighted three players to Triple-A Memphis, clearing three roster spots as free agency and the Rule 5 Draft approach.
Catchers Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill along with right-handed reliever Adam Reifer were the three players affected by the move.
The move clears roster space for general manager...
Big Make has, once again, left the yard.
After refusing the Cardinals contract tender, Mark McGwire is headed to Los Angeles to join the Dodgers as their hitting coach.
This will be the first time since 1997 that McGwire will wear another uniform other than the Cardinals.
Ok, ok. From 2002 through 2009, McGwire didn't technically wear any uniform...
Adam Reifer, Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill have been removed from the Cardinals’ 40-man roster.
Hot News for OF Lance Berkman
Ernie Hayes passed away earlier this week at the age of 77.
If you went to a Cardinals game in Busch Stadium from 1971 to 2010, you've heard Ernie. He was the organist for the Cardinals (one of the few left in MLB stadiums when he retired) and was proud of his work, including making "Here Come The King" a staple during the 8th inning in St. Louis.
Well, that certainly came out of nowhere.
When Dave Hansen was dismissed as the Dodgers' hitting coach on Oct. 12, I don't think one person thought Mark McGwire would be the man to replace him. But here we are, nearly a month later and that's exactly what's happening.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
"Mark McGwire will leave the Cardinals as hitting...
Heres one you probably didnt see coming: The Dodgers are close to hiring Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach.
McGwire has served as the Cardinals' hitting coach for the last three seasons, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that he has told the club he intends to accept the same position with the Dodgers.
The deal with the Dodgers has yet to be finalized, but...
ST. LOUIS - As Mark McGwire phoned his former students this past weekend to inform them he would be accepting an offer to become the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, their reaction was one of disappointment but also happiness.
Orchestrator of the National Leagues best offense during his three-year run as Cardinals hitting coach from 2010-2012, McGwires successful return to baseball...
Hot News for C Mark McGwire
After years hiding from the limelight after his playing career and steroids allegations, Mark McGwire came out of hiding in 2010 to become the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach, serving under managers Tony La Russa and Mike Matheny.
Now, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss -- and since confirmed by other sources -- McGwire...
The St. Louis Cardinals made several changes to their coaching staff this week before free agency gets started. That’s not huge news, but it might be more than the team changes to its player roster during the offseason.
Hitting coach Mark McGwire said Friday he will take the same position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals also announced earlier in the week that bullpen...