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Former St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Kyle Lohse headed into the off-season expecting to be one of the most coveted free agent starting pitchers on the market. The belief was, that after a 16-3 season with the Cardinals in 2012, that Lohse would cash in big with a team strapped for quality starting pitching.
Unfortunately, at this point, it has not worked out that way for Lohse, who is still searching for a new team even though pitchers and catchers will begin reporting for spring training in about two weeks for most clubs.
There has been in interest in Lohse lately, particularly by the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners. But nothing looks to be eminent just yet and it definitely does not look like Lohse, who is 34 years old, will land the long-term contract he thought he would receiver prior to becoming a free agent.
There are many factors in play when analyzing why a team has not pounced on Lohse just yet. Here are the four biggest, most glaring reasons why Lohse has...
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The Baltimore Orioles still appear to be in the market for a
reliever, and the team is even a potential match for free agent right-hander
Kyle Lohse, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Lohse is a fit for the Orioles as a veteran sinker-baller that could sit atop their starting rotation. But Baltimore is hesitant to
acquire him for his current cost, which is...
St. Louis Cardinals slugger Matt Holliday feels that the current penalties for performance-enhancing drug users are not deterring players from cheating, therefore harsher penalties are needed to help clean up the game. Holliday appeared on MLB Network Radio’s “Inside Pitch” with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday, the day after several top MLB players were implicated in...
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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski on a one-year contract for the upcoming 2013 season, thus avoiding arbitration.
Rzepczynski, 27, appeared in 70 games for the Cardinals last season, second-most on the team and ended the season with eight consecutive scoreless...
For St. Louis Cardinals fans, this has been one of the most uninteresting offseasons of all time. Names such as Randy Choate do not generate much excitement. And neither do names such as Ronny Cedeno and Ty Wiggington!
One explanation is simple: roster depth. But the Cardinals farm system is now ranked #1… Is there not enough depth in the farm to avoid signing players like this...
Before joining the St. Louis Cardinals as the hitting coach at Double-A Springfield prior to the 2011 season, Phillip Wellman enjoyed his 15 minutes of fame due to one of the greatest baseball tantrums of all time.
As manager of the Double-A Mississippi Braves in the Atlanta system in 2007, Wellman melted down over an umpire’s call in a masterful, long-running performance that...
ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. While preliminary site work began today, the team announced that a formal groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday, February 8th at 11 am on...
Yes, this news is over a week old. And yes, we're just now getting to it.
The Cardinals have signed veteran IF Ronny Cedeno to a 1 year deal for 1.15M (plus another 850K in performance bonus incentives) as an insurance policy against the arm of Rafael Furcal.
Kozmania iced for another year, right?
At first blush, looks like a pretty solid signing. Sure, .247 BA...
Development Team Closes Financing Today. Groundbreaking Ceremony Slated for Friday February 8th.
ST. LOUIS (January 30, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals and their development partner the Cordish Companies announced that they closed today on the financing for the construction of the $100 million first phase of Ballpark Village. While preliminary site work began today, the team announced...
Left-hander Marc Rzepczynski and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $1.1 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.
Rzepczynski can earn an additional $50,000 under Friday's agreement: $25,000 each for 70 and 75 appearances.
The 27-year-old was 1-3 with a 4.24 ERA in 70 games last year, when he made $501,000. Eligible for arbitration for the first time...
I only recently started blogging about the Cardinals, but one of the immediate benefits of doing so was being able to join the United Cardinals Bloggers. For those of you who are not familiar with the UCB, it is an "organization of quality, active bloggers who interact regularly and
respectfully as they report and opine about the St. Louis Cardinals."
At the end of...
For all that baseball is in St. Louis, in some ways it also isn’t. Busch Stadium is a remarkable building in the midst of mostly drab downtown scenery, but by and large that’s it when it comes to the St. Louis Cardinals visual imprint on the city. Made worse by that is the fact that much maligned, graveyard of where the majority of the current stadium’s predecessor stood takes...
On Wednesday, ESPN announced its slate of eight spring training games to be televised nationally. The St. Louis Cardinals will be well-represented, with two of the eight, including the first telecast.
On Monday, March 11, the Cardinals game at Tampa against the New York Yankees is the initial game to be covered. Jon Sciambi, Doug Glanville and Jayson Stark will provide commentary...
Brian Walton’s exclusive 30-minute interview with St. Louis Cardinals’ director of amateur scouting Dan Kantrovitz.
Past Kyle Lohse and Javier Vazquez, the best free agent starting pitcher left on the market is probably Joe Saunders, last of the Orioles. Saunders reportedly has a two year, $15 million offer on the table, which is ridiculous to me. That's what Joe Blanton got from the Angels (plus a club option for a third year), and Blanton is a better pitcher across the board than Saunders...