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ST. LOUIS - With no fewer than 10 Cardinals ranked among the National League's top five in homers, runs, wins, ERA or other notable stats, the STL should be well represented at the All-Star Game July 16.
All but one of the Cardinals' candidates would have to make the team to break the franchise record of eight All-Stars, set by the 1943 club that went 105-49 before losing to the Yankees in the World Series.
These Cardinals could be hard-pressed to match last year's total of six All-Stars. They are virtually guaranteed of having three and they should have no fewer than five. Landing any more than that, though, will be difficult, as you can see from sizing up their chances.
Carlos Beltran. He's No. 1 among N.L. outfielders in the fans' voting, partly because he's hitting .306 and tied for third with 14 homers. Beltran also benefits in the voting from having been a popular player at each of his stops, which also include Houston, New York and San Francisc...
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We're not even to July yet and the rumors are already flying around the Cardinals.
The latest involves Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
According to Nick Cafardo, the Phillies believe there are at least 3 teams--the Red Sox, Cardinals and Tigers--that may have some interest in their closer.
From a purely "win now" standpoint, Papelbon would make sense for the...
After Tyler Lyons struggled in his last start, many were quick to speculate that the Cardinals might make a change in the rotation again, perhaps even bringing Michael Wacha back. However, the way they are handling their starting pitchers down at AAA Memphis tells a different story.
As reported by Derrick Goold, the Cardinals are shifting to a modified 6-man rotation down at Memphis...
Joe Schwartz of StlCupOfJoe.com shares his views on Kolten Wong and what the future might hold for him. Make sure you follow Schwartz at @StlCupofJoe on Twitter
In 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals finally addressed a long-term need at second base by taking Kolten Wong with the 22nd pick of the first round in the First Year Player Draft. Just two years later, he is on the verge of making...
ST. LOUIS This is how Michael Girsch recalls the 41st round of the 2008 MLB Draft.
The players he and his fellow St. Louis Cardinals executives had vetted with the team's multi-tier scouting system were gone, swooped up by the Cardinals or some other team.A pool of talent had dried, and it was time to sift for potential diamonds.
Clubs were burning through the last rounds...
Shelby Miller (Photo: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
As the St. Louis Cardinals continue to win at a league-leading pace and their spot in the postseason becomes more and more likely, questions naturally arise about how far this team can go. The Cards, who according to MLB.com have the best on-base percentage in the National League, as well as the second-best earned run average...
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that they had signed seven more 2013 draft picks, along with two undrafted free agents. The most notable player to sign from this group is one of their first round draft picks, Rob Kaminsky.
Kaminsky, a left-handed pitcher, was drafted 28th overall from St. Josephs Regional High School in New Jersey.
"Robert fits everything...
ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Martinez has been stretched out in the minors and Joe Kelly has shown he's always up to start. But if you think either will be starting in place of rookie left-hander Tyler Lyons Friday night, think again.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny on Monday afternoon did not talk as if Lyons, who has lost his past three starts while giving up 14 runs, is in danger of...
Even for those who don’t follow the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system closely, the name Oscar Taveras is becoming well known. Of course, viewers of Fox Sports Midwest may know him better by his pseudonym “Minor League Guy (On Third)”.
No matter what you call him, he’s a an extremely talented prospect for the organization – one that has many fans waiting on the edge...
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In triple-A minor league baseball action Saturday, an ugly bench clearing brawl erupted between the Albuquerque Isotopes (affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers) and Memphis RedBirds (affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals).
It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning when RedBirds pitcher Maikel Cleto hit Isotopes batter Justin Sellers...
Brian Walton interviews St. Louis Cardinals right-handed relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal.
Back in April, the folks at Bovada.lv provided a set of odds on a number of Major League Baseball-related races. Recently, they provided a refresh so I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast then versus now.
A new line has also been established. Because of Yasiel Puig-mania, the oddsmakers at Bovada.lv set lines on the National League Rookie of the Year race. A...
Why cant we all just get along! The triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers were involved in a nasty bench clearing brawl with the St.Louis Cardinals affiliate after Dodgers Justin Sellers was plunked high and tight. Players from both the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Memphis Redbirds exchanged punches and un-pleasantries before order was finally restored. A total of 8 players...
As we near the halfway point in the 2013 Major League Baseball season, I thought we would look at the Rookie of the Year race. We last looked at the race in early May and there was some strong competition with the Cardinals’ Shelby Miller. That competition still exists and a new candidate has joined the fray, Yasiel Puig. Let’s take a look at who the top candidates are after...
ST. LOUIS (AP) Ryan Sweeney and Cody Ransom hit back-to-back homers in a four-run first inning and that was plenty for Jeff Samardzija, who pitched the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 Tuesday night.
Chicago started fast against Adam Wainwright (10-4) and broke a five-game losing streak in St. Louis.
Carlos Beltran hit his team-high 17th homer for the Cardinals, who...
On this day in 1972, US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirmed lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws.
In January of 1970, Curt Flood, an African-American outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals, sued the MLB and its “reserve clause.” While the sport has its history of legal challenges, this was the first time a player of Flood’s...