Found January 30, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
In two years in the big leagues, Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has already won a World Series and played well enough that two outfielders were traded to give him more playing time. But you won't see the 26-year-old Jay feeling like he has it made anytime soon. After appearing in a team high 159 games last season and contributing both in the field and at the plate, Jay is motivated for even bigger things in 2012. "I'm continuing to try to prove myself in this league," Jay said. "It's my third season, which is crazy, but I'm just trying to be consistent out there and help the team win. Nothing changes for me. I'm just trying to get better and get smarter." Jay's first two big league seasons were eerily similar. He burst out of the gate with a fast start in both, allowing the Cardinals to make deadline deals to help the club. The Cardinals traded Ryan Ludwick to the San Diego Padres for pitcher Jake Westbrook at the trade deadline in 2010...

St. Louis Cardinals open virtual museum

As regular readers know, I have been a vocal critic of the St. Louis Cardinals for closing their museum back in 2008 and keeping it closed indefinitely. Since it may be some time (Phase 1 of Ballpark Village) until it re-opens, the club has invested in a virtual museum experience. The new website,, has been launched today, January 30, with the goal of highlighting...

Cardinals' Rally Squirrel Gets Baseball Card, Upstaging Skip Schumaker Once Again (Photo)

Cardinals outfielder Skip Schumaker's connection to the Rally Squirrel in St. Louis is going to last forever. Or, at least as long as few small pieces of cardboard hold up. points out that Schumaker's 2012 Topps baseball card will feature just his right foot. The rest of the card is reserved for one pesky squirrel who became a national celebrity during last year&...

Rally squirrel steals Cardinals Skip Schumaker's card

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman/outfielder Skip Schumaker had a decent showing in the Cardinals run to a World Series championship last season. He finished the playoffs going a combined 8 for 21 with four rbis. But apparently that won't cut it according to Topps, a baseball card manufacturer. Either that or somebody there doesn't like Skip. On his 2012 card, Topps...

Ship McClellan To The Padres

It does seem odd that the St. Louis Cardinals are willing to send do-everything pitcher Kyle McClellan somewhere else.  He’s a local boy.  He moved through the ranks as a starting pitcher but willingly switched to the bullpen to help the big club, becoming a dependable late-innings guy.  Last season, after Adam Wainwright went down, he willingly switched back to the rotation...

Top 50 Prospects: #4 – Shelby Miller

#4 Shelby Miller St. Louis Cardinals DOB: 10/10/1990 Previous Rank: 16 ETA: 2012 Aside from a team-issued suspension for being an idiot, Shelby Miller had an outstanding 2011 that only served to reinforce his spot as the top righty in the Minor Leagues.  He posted a 2.77 ERA in 25 starts across two levels including his final stop in Springfield where he collected 16 Double-A starts...

Roy Oswalt must deliver right answers to join Rangers

The team wonders about Roy Oswalt's commitment as it meets with the pitcher today.

First Bernie, Then Beltran

With Carlos Beltran leaving the Mets via trade and then signing with the Cardinals, there appears to be a lot of nostalgia going around about his career. In fact, it seems lately that Carlos Beltran and “Hall of Fame,” have been seen together in several discussions with Mets fans. Personally, I think the Hall of Fame is getting a bit too watered down. I love that a guy like Ron...

Plan 9 from Kenmore Square

According to the latest rumors, Roy Oswalt is likely to end up in St. Louis. Edwin Jackson has "multiple" three-year offers, but may accept a one-year deal to see what his market is for next year. (Which puzzles me a bit, actually. Why not the bird in the hand?) The Sox are still mentioned as a possible one-year destination for Jackson.We're past plan B, and probably...

Roy Oswalt and the Rangers

This post is quite a bit shorter than our normal fare here. We’re going to experiment with some quicker news analysis pieces for things that are still churning through the rumor mill. Don’t worry, these pieces won’t take the place of the more in-depth articles you’ve come to expect from the site. A few weeks ago, I talked about how Roy Oswalt could end up as the steal of...

BaseballHQ on Cardinals Prospects: 2012

In the first of a three-part series, we highlight the top 15 St. Louis Cardinals prospects from the Minor League Baseball Analyst with the details as to why they’re ranked where they are.

Source: Oswalt will meet with Rangers Monday

The Rangers are scheduled to meet with free agent right-handed starter Roy Oswalt on Monday, a source confirmed Sunday afternoon.

Oswalt not short on suitors for his services

Roy Oswalt has been in the top six in the National League Cy Young Award balloting six times. If you need a guy for Game 7 in a World Series, you could do a whole lot worse than the man from Mississippi.

Astros GM Luhnow begins executing his plan

When the Astros approached him about their general-manager vacancy, Jeff Luhnow started to type out all the ideas that had been percolating in his mind over the course of eight years in the baseball business with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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