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Since last week’s announcement that Chris Carpenter will not pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013, some have called for the club to bring in a veteran replacement. In my recent post, “Chris Carpenter overreaction reaction,” I discussed the overall landscape of the rotation as well as free agent Kyle Lohse specifically.
One name considered by some to be a desirable trade target is Houston’s Bud Norris. Not being free agent-eligible for three years, the 27-year-old right-hander has some market appeal. Further, being the highest-paid Astro, at $3 million this season, is akin to having a bulls-eye on one’s back.
Last week, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the Cardinals were among three clubs that “expressed varying levels of interest in Norris at the winter meetings.” That event was held two months ago, by the way. (The other teams named are San Diego and Baltimore.)
Of course, we have no idea as to the level of that interest, previously or currently.
After reviewing Norris’ n...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter hasn't ruled out pitching again, including this year.
The 37-year-old Carpenter met with reporters at Busch Stadium on Monday as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Jupiter, Fla. Last week, the team all but ruled him out for this year after problems in his right arm.
Carpenter is entering the second...
It is almost a certainty that Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals will miss the upcoming 2013 MLB season, but now reports are stating he may be forced into retirement.
John Mozeliak said Carpenter is still suffering from the same problem that kept him out a majority of the 2012 MLB season, but the former Cy Young winner is searching for multiple opinions.... Read more
How else to kick off our 30 Prospects in 30 Days series than with a profile of Oscar Taveras? Taveras, a twenty-year old outfielder in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, is arguably the best hitting prospect in the minors.
Photo credit: Dustin Holmes
Taveras is the prime jewel of the Cardinals’ farm system, which is at or near the top of basically every organization ranking...
The St. Louis Cardinals reached an agreement with third baseman David Freese on Friday on a deal for the 2013 season. The deal will be for a reported $3.1 million dollars, and with it, the team avoided heading to arbitration to settle the deal. However, the deal represents the just beginning of potentially difficult decision making process over the next few years. And the relationship...
Winter isn't over.
We'll wait until Opening Day to bury the season. But Day 1 of pitchers and catchers reporting is a landmark date. One where we can finally start rinsing out the taste of that NLCS our of our mouths.
With the recent (sort-of) retirement of #2 Chris Carpenter, the Cardinals begin their 2013 story with a dearth of locked in starters and a plethora...
JUPITER, Fla. Lance Lynn did enough last season to deserve a spot in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation in 2013. At least that's what the right-hander thinks.
"The way I approach it is it's my spot," Lynn said Tuesday. "That's just the way it is. It's my spot to lose. I was an 18-game winner last year with an All-Star appearance so I have to do a lot...
Key marks, awards, contracts, injuries and photos of not-yet-retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter.
The St. Louis Cardinals enter spring training this week with another star player entering the final year of his contract just two years after the Albert Pujols contract circus. But the Cardinals suddenly have leverage in these negotiations they never got with Pujols.
Adam Wainwright will be a free agent at the end of the season if he and the Cardinals can’t agree on a long-term...
Some of baseball’s preeminent minor league experts from BaseballHQ share their rankings of St. Louis Cardinals prospects on several tools-related “best of” lists, along with five players in their overall top 100. Plus bonus 2012 draft recap.
When the St. Louis Cardinals knocked off the heavily-favored Washington Nationals in the 2012 MLB National League Division Series, it made sense that some fans would be upset. After all, no team can be loved by 100% of baseball fans, not even the classier and more intelligent Cardinals, who are more realistically loved by 98% of fans. But it seems that some Nationals fans have indeed...