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JUPITER, Fla. • It's been three months since
Mike Matheny took over as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, and
while he's filled those days with ample work -- piecing together a
staff, learning an org
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New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny inherits a ballclub that enters the 2012 season as the defending World Series Champions. But he also inherits a ballclub that is very different than the ones from years past. Former manager Tony La Russa, first baseman Albert Pujols, and pitching coach Dave Duncan are all gone for one reason or another. Matheny, in his rookie season...
JUPITER, Fla. -- The St. Louis Cardinals and All-Star catcher Yadier Molina have tabled talks for a possible contract extension, at least for now.
Molina, who will make 7 million this year, enters the final year of what became a 5-year, 22.5 million deal after his option was picked up shortly after the World Series ended.
"We were talking for the last two weeks and we'...
With the official reporting of St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers to Jupiter, Fla. this weekend, the final questions have been resolved with respect to spring training uniform number assignments for the 60 players invited to major league camp.
The information follows below, presented in four formats. The first breaks out the 40-man roster players and the non-roster invitees...
Though he won't be leading the Cardinals through their spring workouts for the first time in 17 years, former manager Tony La Russa is not going to be entirely absent from the Spring Training scene.
Cardinals reliever Jason Motte asserted himself as the team's
closer in 2011. But will he have a World Series hangover in 2012
after working more games and innings than any other season in
his career? - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
Coming into the 2012 season, one of the biggest strengths of the St. Louis Cardinals, who will look to repeat as World Series Champions, looks...
Last year Matt Holliday was on pace for another Holliday-esque season, but a variety of injuries limited him to just 124 games. While the counting stats weren’t what we are used to, he actually posted a four-year high in ISO (.229) at 31 years old. While his power will start decreasing at some point, Holliday is as consistent as they come and will provide you with very good numbers...
The Cardinals have indicated that Chris Carpenter will play a large role in determining his spring workload, given that he is coming off a year in which he threw 237 1/3 regular-season innings and then another 36 in the postseason.
This idea of pairing the most experienced with the youngsters at camp was proposed by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and immediately embraced by the veterans.
The Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina have put discussions about a contract extension on hold after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement during a recent two-week period of talks.
The Cardinals' quest to defend their World Series crown begins in earnest this weekend. Pitchers and catchers are required to report to the club's Jupiter, Fla., complex by the end of the day Saturday in advance of Sunday's first official workout.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan.
The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of upheaval. Now they enter spring training looking for a new No. 3 hitter and breaking in a rookie manager and pitching coach. Time for the newcomers to step forward.
Before meeting with reporters, just steps from the closest...
Adam Wainwright's season-ending elbow injury last February was supposed to ruin the St. Louis Cardinals' season. Now, the former 20-game winner is healthy again, ready to rejoin a rotation that was strong enough to win it all without him. That's a major reason why the Cardinals are optimistic at the opening of their first spring training without Albert Pujols, Tony La Russa and Dave...
JUPITER, Fla. -- Leery of the toll exacted by
last season's uncompromising workload, the Cardinals will likely
schedule projected Opening Day starter Chris Carpenter for one or
even two fewer Grapefru
So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan. The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of upheaval. Now they enter spring training looking for a new No. 3 hitter and breaking in a rookie manager and pitching coach. Time for the newcomers to step forward. Before meeting with reporters, just steps from the closest of six practice fields...
JUPITER, Fla. — So long, Albert Pujols. Happy trails, Tony La Russa. Timeout, Dave Duncan.