Posted January 04, 2012 on
The St. Louis Cardinals have hired Dan Kantrovitz as their director of amateur scouting.

Cards' roster still needs work

The World Champion Cardinals have had a busy couple of months since they paraded down the streets of St. Louis to celebrate their improbable World Series title. But with 46 days left before pitchers and catchers report to their Spring Training complex in Jupiter, Fla., the Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak still have plenty of work left to do. After future hall of fame...

Oswalt to the Cardinals doesn't make sense

ST. LOUIS - A report in the Boston Globe Tuesday linked the Cardinals to free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt. But with five starting pitchers under contract and the two who would be trade candidates both holding no-trade clauses, the rumors dont seem to make much sense. The possibility has since been squashed by general manager John Mozeliak, who said in a text to Bernie Miklasz of...

Reviewing the predictions: TCN Blog’s top five Cardinals stories of 2011

Just over a year ago, last January 21, I published my predictions of the topics I thought could evolve into the top five stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2011. With the benefit of full hindsight, including the top 20 stories of 2011 countdown now in the books, this is a look back at my initial forecast. The original top five projections follow, along with where the stories actually...

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #2: Pujols leaves

Only in a year that his team, the St. Louis Cardinals, won the ultimate prize, the World Championship, could the surprise departure of Albert Pujols not be named the top story of the year. Yet in terms of long-term ramifications to both the player and his former club, the 31-year-old’s decision to sign a 20-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will be felt long...

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #1: 11th World Championship

For their third consecutive post-season series, the St. Louis Cardinals were installed as the decided underdog, this time to the American League Champion Texas Rangers, back in the World Series for a second consecutive year. The actual margin of difference between the two clubs proved to be razor-thin. When all seven games had been played, it was the Cardinals who finished on top...

Xavier Scruggs from Colombia, Week 6

St. Louis Cardinals first base prospect Xavier Scruggs continues his reports from winter ball in Colombia.

Inbox: What will be Cards' batting order?

Matthew Leach fields questions from Cardinals fans on topics ranging from the projected batting order to prospects in waiting in the first Inbox of 2012.

Cards' Duncan taking leave from team

Dave Duncan, one of the game's most respected pitching coaches, is taking a leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals, general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday night.
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