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The St. Louis Cardinals, hoping to improve their infield depth, especially at shortstop, signed once-promising infielder Ronny Cedeno to a one-year, $1.15 million contract. Cedeno, 30, is an eight-season veteran who batted .259 in part-time duty with the New York Mets last season. He also has played with the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners. To make room for Cedeno, a .247 lifetime hitter, on the 40-man winter roster, the Cardinals designated left-hander Barret Browning for assignment. The 28-year-old reliever went 1-3 with a 5.12 ERA in 22 games with St. Louis last season. Cedeno is a career .303 hitter (27-for-89) at Busch Stadium, but general manager John Mozeliak said he envisioned Cedeno not as a regular but as "protection" in case Rafael Furcal's right elbow becomes a problem. Furcal suffered a torn elbow ligament Aug. 30. The move does not mean that Pete Kozma, who exceeded expectations as a rookie in September and October, will be f...
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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday feels that the current penalties for performance-enhancing drug users are not deterring players from cheating, therefore harsher penalties are needed to help clean up the game. Holliday appeared on MLB Network Radio’s “Inside Pitch” with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday, the day after several top MLB players were implicated in...
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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2013 season, thus avoiding arbitration.
Rzepczynski, 27, appeared in 70 games for the Cardinals last season, second-most on the team and ended the season with eight consecutive scoreless...
As spring training inches closer and closer, the St. Louis Cardinals have still not come to terms with one of their most popular players. David Freese and the organization are still discussing what the third baseman should receive in salary in hopes of avoiding arbitration.
According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, he Cardinals have offered Freese $2.4 milliion for...
ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. While preliminary site work began today, the team announced that a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, February 8th at 11 am on...
For St. Louis Cardinals fans, this has been one of the most uninteresting offseasons of all time. Names such as Randy Choate do not generate much excitement. And neither do names such as Ronny Cedeno and Ty Wiggington!
One explanation is simple: roster depth. But the Cardinals farm system is now ranked #1… Is there not enough depth in the farm to avoid signing players like this...
Before joining the St. Louis Cardinals as the hitting coach at Double-A Springfield prior to the 2011 season, Phillip Wellman enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame due to one of the greatest baseball tantrums of all time.
As manager of the Double-A Mississippi Braves in the Atlanta system in 2007, Wellman melted down over an umpire’s call in a masterful, long-running performance that...
Yes, this news is over a week old. And yes, we're just now getting to it.
The Cardinals have signed veteran IF Ronny Cedeno to a 1 year deal for 1.15M (plus another 850K in performance bonus incentives) as an insurance policy against the arm of Rafael Furcal.
Kozmania iced for another year, right?
At first blush, looks like a pretty solid signing. Sure, .247 BA...
The St. Louis Cardinals and left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski avoided arbitration by settling on a one-year, $1.1 million contract on Friday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Rzepczynski, 27, requested $1.3 million and the Cardinals offered $900,000 in exchanging arbitration figures before deciding on a deal. Rzepczynski can earn another $25,000 if he makes 70 appearances...
Development Team Closes Financing Today. Groundbreaking Ceremony Slated for Friday February 8th.
ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. While preliminary site work began today, the team announced...
Left-hander Marc Rzepczynski and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.
Rzepczynski can earn an additional $50,000 under Friday's agreement: $25,000 each for 70 and 75 appearances.
The 27-year-old was 1-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 70 games last year, when he made $501,000. Eligible for arbitration for the first time...
Former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse headed into the off-season expecting to be one of the most coveted free agent starting pitchers on the market. The belief was, that after a 16-3 season with the Cardinals in 2012, that Lohse would cash in big with a team strapped for quality starting pitching.
Unfortunately, at this point, it has not worked out that way for...
For all that baseball is in St. Louis, in some ways it also isn’t. Busch Stadium is a remarkable building in the midst of mostly drab downtown scenery, but by and large that’s it when it comes to the St. Louis Cardinals visual imprint on the city. Made worse by that is the fact that much maligned, graveyard of where the majority of the current stadium’s predecessor stood takes...
I only recently started blogging about the Cardinals, but one of the immediate benefits of doing so was being able to join the United Cardinals Bloggers. For those of you who are not familiar with the UCB, it is an "organization of quality, active bloggers who interact regularly and
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Jon Jay might have some value if he can sneak into that leadoff spot. We’re counting down to our 2013 Draft Kit, which will include position-by-position rankings, projections and play tips, all in an easy-to-read format. As we count down to our ’13 release we’ll be sharing 13 lists, all of which we hope will give you a little edge on draft day. Our first list is 13 guys who...
Brian Walton’s exclusive 30-minute interview with St. Louis Cardinals’ director of amateur scouting Dan Kantrovitz.