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JUPITER, Fla. Despite dominating down the stretch, going 4-0 in the playoffs and leading the Cardinals to a World Series title, ace Chris Carpenter wasn't completely pleased with how he pitched last year.
The former Cy Young Award winner was one of the best pitchers in the league the final half of the season and won the clinching games in both the Division Series and World Series. But you'd have never known it based on how he felt.
"I pitched good the second half but I was still not in control the way I'd like," Carpenter said. "I just found a way to make it work."
While most of the attention and focus regarding Carpenter has been on a heavy workload a year ago, the right-hander arrived in Jupiter with other concerns.
Instead of focusing on results, Carpenter plans on using this spring to focus on what helps him get results the mechanics of his delivery and his balance on the mound.
"I need to get back in command, not of my pitches, but of...
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Last Opening Day, knowing he was out for the season, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright got all dressed up for his new role.
Not pitcher. Cheerleader.
Yes, that was Wainwright, parading through the clubhouse after batting practice last March 31, displaying his feminine side.
His wife, Jenny, came up with the idea. Their friend, Beverly Baynes, produced a custom-made...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals have scheduled a Thursday afternoon news conference to announce a new contract for four-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina.
The 29-year-old Molina is a lifetime Cardinal entering the final year of his contract. He's considered one of the best defensively at any position, winning a platinum glove last season in voting by fans, and...
Yadier Molina is one of my favorite players in the sport. His combination of elite defensive skills and developing offense gives him a real argument to be considered the best catcher in the sport, and he’s one of the main reasons the Cardinals have been a contending team since he took over as their regular catcher in 2005. And, beyond just his on field value, Molina is remarkably...
JUPITER, Fla. -- The twin towers of the Cardinals rotation, Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, threw live batting practice this morning to a group including Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran, Matt Holli
Adam Wainwright was challenged by the Cardinals' biggest bats on Tuesday, as the right-hander declared his latest throwing session a success.
The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina are reportedly close to an agreement on a new contract.
The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract with four-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina.
The past two springs, Kyle McClellan has been competing for a spot in the rotation.
The Cardinals have agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract with four-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina that will keep him in St. Louis through the 2017 season.
JUPITER, Fla. • The St. Louis Cardinals lost the best hitter of his generation to free agency and a Hall of Fame manager to retirement, and yet there has been this opinion creeping through camp this s