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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 between the 30-year old and the club could be put the test as well.
Freese represents a paradox in several areas. He’s a late bloomer that’s coming into his own during his prime seasons. While his 2011 postseason heroics and honors set the tone, he really put his stamp on his future in what he delivered in the follow up season. In 2012, he played a career-high 144 games, while hitting for a .293 average, along with 25 home runs, 79 RBI, 25 doubles and 70 runs scored, all career highs as well. He took this into his first arbitration-eligible season, and the Cardinals responded with a $2.4 offer, while ...
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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.
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Taveras is the prime jewel of the Cardinals’ farm system, which is at or near the top of basically every organization ranking...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Key marks, awards, contracts, injuries and photos of not-yet-retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter.
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Over the next week or so we will be releasing teasers of our staff consensus rankings with the hopes that you will break the bank and purchase our 2013 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit to see the full versions, and more importantly, show us your support.
Thanks in advance.
Here are the third basemen we have ranked 10-16, guys who might...