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ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny hasnt had much time to sit and reflect on his recently completed first season as a big league manager. But the Cardinals skipper plans to do that soon, hopefully in a deer stand somewhere within Americas wilderness.
By that point, Matheny will hopefully be able to find the positives from a season that finished in heartbreak and disappointment. The first year manager looked the part at times, but overcame an unfair amount of injuries and expectations to lead the Cardinals within one game of a trip to the World Series.
The odds were against Matheny from the start. Taking over a team that just won their 11th World Series Championship less than a month earlier, he also had to replace a future Hall of Fame manager in Tony La Russa and do it without Albert Pujols, a St. Louis staple since his arrival to the big leagues in 2001.
It looked rough at times, including a 15-24 stretch in May and June that took the Cardinals from 3.5 games up in the Central Division ...
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As a manager, Tony La Russa was known as a fierce competitor, never willing to give his opponents an inch, while constantly seeking methods to motivate his players.
Having retired from his post leading the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2011 World Championship season, the 68-year-old is now a special assistant to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Perhaps that has led to...
Lance Berkman had a rough season hitting as many homers as he had knee surgeries (2). He was coming off a ‘11 campaign where he hit .301/.412/.547 with 31 HR's, 94 RBI's, 90 runs and a .959 OPS. But he was bitten hard by the injury bug which has put his future and career in doubt.
Joe Strauss of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with Berkman after the Cardinals were...
Although the St. Louis Cardinals looked poised for another exhilarating run to a championship while up three games to one on the San Francisco Giants in the NLCS, the Giants came back to win the series. Instead of looking at the series as a complete failure by the Cardinals, a more realistic view might show the Giants were simply a better team in 2012.
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The St. Louis Cardinals finished second in the National League Central Division for the third consecutive year, making the playoffs as the new second wild card. First of three articles summarizing the 2012 season.
ST. LOUIS - Jon Jay may win a Gold Glove at some point in his career. It wont come this year.
Rawlings announced the finalists for the Gold Glove Awards Monday and the talented Cardinals outfielder was not among the three National League finalists for center field. Selected instead were Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves, Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Drew Stubbs...
A look inside the stats behind the St. Louis Cardinals’ successful 2012 regular season. Second of three articles summarizing the 2012 season.
Last week, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told the media that he thinks it will be highly unlikely that Lohse will be back with the Cardinals next season.
"I suspect the free agent market is going to treat him very kindly," Mozeliak said last Thursday. "And when you see the depth that we have coming, it's not something I'm prepared to rule...
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was recognized last week and awarded the Fielding Bible Award, an award given out by Peter Gammons, Bill James and some other prominent baseball historians and journalists to the best defensive players at each position throughout baseball.
On Tuesday, Molina added some more hardware that proves he is the best defensive player of his generation...
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