Found February 13, 2013 on
Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
If you follow the Hot Stove League, like I do, you are probably quite aware of the Cardinals offseason moves (or lack thereof). A while back, Joe Strauss expressed his concerns about the lack of moves by the Cards and, with other teams making significant moves to improve their rosters, it begs the question as to whether the Cardinals have lost ground to the other contenders for the NL crown.
Here's a look at the contenders in the NL and their offseason moves (to date):
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals lost Kyle Lohse and Lance Berkman (who missed most of the 2012 season) to free agency and recently lost Chris Carpenter to injury.
Carpenter also missed most of the 2012 season to injury, so that's a wash. Berkman was replaced at first by Allen Craig, who will be healthy to start the 2013 season. So the only real whole that the Cardinals need to fill is that of Lohse, who will be replaced in the rotation by one of Shelby Miller, Joe Kelly or Trevor Rosenthal. You can ex...
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When I imagine people who project players for a coming season, I think of huge spreadsheets, fast computers and a lot of trying to figure out how a player is trending. But those who project Adam Wainwright have to consider him like a dream. He has his parameters from year to year that you can count on. Some players are up and down in peaks and valleys. Not Adam Wainwright. He is...
With pitchers and catchers hard at work in Jupiter, Florida, many of the St. Louis Cardinals are getting back together for the first time since the team fell to the San Francisco Giants in Game 7 of the National League Division Series.
Some things have changed since October, particularly, the waist size of starter Lance Lynn.
One thing that has not changed, is the velocity on...
JUPITER, Fla. - The questions have been the same the past few days, but so have the answers.
And Cardinals manager Mike Matheny can't wait until left-hander Jaime Garcia can get through spring training and into the regular season to prove that he's back to full health.
Garcia, who was forced to leave a start in Game 2 of the Division Series last fall due to reoccurring...
JUPITER, Fla. One year was apparently all it took for the Cardinals to approve of manager Mike Matheny.
The Cardinals rewarded Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak with contract extensions during a morning news conference at their spring training complex at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday.
Matheny had his option for 2014 picked up while the Cardinals gave Mozeliak a three...
With pitchers and catchers already having a couple of days of workouts under their belts, there does not seem like a better time than now to talk some St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
That is exactly what Corey Rudd (@CoreyRudd), host of The Cruddy Show and owner and editor of this very space in internet land, did on Wednesday night as a guest co-host on The UCB Radio Hour.
St. Louis Cardinals ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright announced Tuesday that contract talks between himself and the Cardinals have stalled for the time being. It’s not time to panic that Wainwright won’t come back, but the result wasn’t pretty the last time contract talks between the Cardinals and a superstar fell apart in spring training.
That last time was in 2011 when...
Oscar Taveras leads ten St. Louis Cardinals prospects featured in FOX Sports NEXT/Scout.com’s annual list of the best prospects in baseball.
Starting over three years ago, what began as a simple question about a curious photo turned into an intensive search. My self-initiated challenge became to try to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the circumstances surrounding a photo of a very young Stan Musial.
In it, The Man, then still a very young man, wore a St. Louis Cardinals jersey that was clearly not his trademark number...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ farm system is the envy of the league. ESPN’s Keith Law recently ranked the Cardinals’ minor-league teams Number 1 in his annual farm-system rankings, with Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal and Oscar Tavares all in Law’s Top 100 prospects. Baseball America agreed.
But all is not well for the Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific...