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The Cardinals will have as much fantasy talent as any team in baseball in 2013.Photo by Keith Allison
St. Louis Cardinals — Predicted Finish: First Place, NL Central
The Cardinals have about as many fantasy options as any team in baseball. You have to love the middle of their order with a rising star in Allen Craig, established bats like Matt Holliday, Carlos Beltran, and Yadier Molina, and plenty of upside at the bottom from David Freese and Jon Jay. It is an offense that looks like it should score plenty of runs.
The pitching staff will be solid as usual, but there are questions just how it will shake out. Chris Carpenter should be good to go, but at age 37 he could slow down a bit. Adam Wainwright should bounce back from a down year for him while Jaime Garcia may not be back from injury right away. Lance Lynn and Jake Westbrook are potential starters, but Shelby Miller should battle them in the spring.
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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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On Tuesday, MLB.com released their top 100 prospects for 2013 and the Cardinals had six players on that list. Pitchers Michael Wacha, Trevor Rosenthal, Carlos Martinez, and Shelby Miller to go along with second baseman Kolten Wong and outfielder Oscar Taveras made the list.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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
respectfully as they report and opine about the St. Louis Cardinals."
At the end of...
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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...
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...
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.