Posted December 14, 2011 on
Dustin Mattison catches up with one of the newest members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization, outfielder Erik Komatsu.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #20: Jaime Garcia’s extension

On July 13, the St. Louis Cardinals made an announcement that reminded us that the club continues to make smart, proactive moves to lock up the services of their young stars long before their free agent years arrive. The Cardinals and left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia came to terms on a four-year contract with two club options for 2016 and 2017. The deal is worth $27 million over...

Cards' Schumaker excited to be back

ST. LOUIS - Like the rest of the baseball world, Skip Schumaker sat back and watched as Albert Pujols weighed free agent offers and tried to decide where he wanted to play next season. But unlike most, Schumaker's future was directly related to Pujols' decision. With the Cardinals needing every possible penny to try and bring back their slugger, the arbitration eligible...

Inbox: Will Cardinals pursue Fielder?

In the latest installment of the Cardinals Inbox, fans ask about Prince Fielder, Kyle Lohse, Jake Westbrook, Yoenis Cespedes and others.

Cardinals sign lefty reliever J.C. Romero

ST. LOUIS, Mo. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have signed left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2012 season. The 35-year-old free-agent has 11-plus years of service in the majors with five Major League clubs. Romero is a proven lefty specialist, who has been a valuable bullpen piece for winning teams throughout his career...

Counting down The Cardinal Nation Blog’s top 20 stories of 2011

As December 15 has arrived, it is once again time for my view of the top 20 stores across the St. Louis Cardinals Nation during this past year. As has been the case in recent years, the countdown begins with story number 20 and will continue until number one. I will then wrap up the series with my prediction for the top five Cardinals stories of 2011 and audit how well I did in attempting...

La Russa: Pujols pained by decision

Former Redbirds manager Tony La Russa believes the divorce of the defending World Series champions from their three-time National League MVP last week was "unavoidable."

Cards sign Schumaker to two-year deal, cut Theriot

Second baseman Skip Schumaker has agreed to a $3 million, two-year deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, who did not tender a contract offer to infielder Ryan Theriot before Monday night's deadline.

Well-Traveled Lefty Romero Lands in St. Louis

After being released three times last season alone, left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero is joining the St. Louis Cardinals for 2012.

25,000 days of St. Louis over .500

On July 6, 1943, 25,000 days ago, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Phillies 4-0 for the second victory in what turned out to be a six-game winning streak for the Cardinals. In and of itself, the game was nothing important. The big series for St. Louis came just before this, when the Cards swept Brooklyn in an Independence Day weekend series for first place. St. Louis and...

Free agent Nick Punto fields a contract

At first blush, it seems the Red Sox agreed to terms yesterday with veteran infielder Nick Punto simply to replace...

Cardinals sign J.C. Romero

The St. Louis Cardinals signed left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Cards, LHP Romero agree on 1-year deal (AP)

Left-handed reliever J.C. Romero has agreed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. The 35-year-old last season between Philadelphia and Colorado, going 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA in 24 2-3 innings over 36 games. Romero ended the 2011 season with Colorado after beginning the year with Philadelphia.
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