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JUPITER, Fla. - Kyle McClellan heard the trade rumors last month. And he knows they probably will continue.
"I'm sure it's still going to go on all spring," the right-hander admits. "If you have seven guys for five spots and everybody is healthy, there's still going to be talk. That's just the way it goes."
Faced with a numbers crunch that currently appears to have two extra right-handed relievers than they do spots in the bullpen, the Cardinals reportedly talked with clubs in recent weeks about trading McClellan to alleviate the issue.
McClellan would be the most likely to go in a trade for a number of reasons. He's is slated to make 2.5 million this season, more than any of the other eight relievers currently competing for what will likely be seven spots in the bullpen.
He's also the most versatile, proving last year that he can be both an effective big league starter and late-inning reliever, depending on where a team would have the...
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Last Opening Day, knowing he was out for the season, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright got all dressed up for his new role.
Not pitcher. Cheerleader.
Yes, that was Wainwright, parading through the clubhouse after batting practice last March 31, displaying his feminine side.
His wife, Jenny, came up with the idea. Their friend, Beverly Baynes, produced a custom-made...
JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals utility man Skip Schumaker found himself swinging a little harder than usual during batting practice the other day.
After all, he had to impress the pitcher.
Throwing to a group that included Schumaker, David Freese and Matt Holliday on a back field last week was Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who has taken being involved in practice to a new level in...
The past two springs, Kyle McClellan has been competing for a spot in the rotation.
Yadier Molina is one of my favorite players in the sport. His combination of elite defensive skills and developing offense gives him a real argument to be considered the best catcher in the sport, and he’s one of the main reasons the Cardinals have been a contending team since he took over as their regular catcher in 2005. And, beyond just his on field value, Molina is remarkably...
As players reported to spring training camps, the first betting lines on the number of individual team wins during the 2012 Major League season were released by the Atlantis Casino in Reno, Nev. You can see the full list here, but the National League Central participants opened as follows:
Chicago Cubs 73.5 wins
Cincinnati Reds 86.5 (-120o)
Houston Astros 62.5
Though onlookers regularly rave about the quality, crispness and movement on his pitches, Mitchell Boggs has yet to find a way for his resume to reflect the tools.
Citing an unnamed source, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a report on Monday stating that the Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina are expected to finalize terms of a multiyear extension by the end of the week.
Adam Wainwright was challenged by the Cardinals' biggest bats on Tuesday, as the right-hander declared his latest throwing session a success.
The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina are reportedly close to an agreement on a new contract.
JUPITER, Fla. -- The twin towers of the Cardinals rotation, Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, threw live batting practice this morning to a group including Lance Berkman, Carlos Beltran, Matt Holli
Sinkerballer Jake Westbrook was inconsistent last season, then virtually unused during the playoffs. He shed 20 pounds at the team's urging and wants to show he can be counted upon.
An eighth major national prospect list has been released and the St. Louis Cardinals are well represented.
An early prediction of which non-pitchers may make the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals out of spring training camp.