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Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land:
In an effort to spark their team after a recent 6-11 stretch, the Pirates acquired John Buck and Marlon Byrd from the Mets.
As if that wasn't enough, the Pirates have been checking in on Justin Morneau as well.
After 20 years without a winning record or playoff berth, the Pirates are definitely "all-in" in their pursuit of a division crown this year.
In the meantime, the Cardinals appear to be standing pat. John Mozeliak told reporters recently that "trying to get help from the outside is going to be difficult for
multiple reasons. Right now this team is going to have to find a way to do it
There are players out there that have cleared waivers, such as the Nationals Dan Haren, a former Cardinals, who might make sense for the Cards to pursue, but the price appears to be pretty steep. Adam Kilgore quoted Nationals GM Mike Rizzo as saying it would take a "good package of players to consider moving him."
Considering that the Pir...
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Last month, I showed how St. Louis Cardinals prospects stacked up on several national in-season list updates. Since then, two more notable rankings have been released. They are from MLB.com, compiled by Jonathan Mayo, and Scout.com from Kiley McDaniel.
Each is different, however.
MLB.com ranks 100 players. Otherwise, Kolten Wong at 55 would not have made an MLB.com top 50 list....
ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Siegrist won't fib.
"Occasionally, the rookie lefty says.
And why wouldn't he? An instant confidence boost is a quick glance at a stat sheet -- or a couple of laptop clicks -- away. His numbers have caught the attention of opposing teams, after all. He might as well study them, too.
"I don't try to look at them too much,"...
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter doesn't know if he will try another comeback next season. "I really don't know what's going to happen," he said Wednesday.
But Carpenter has figured out what he will do the rest of this season.
He's going to take infield grounders before batting practice, he's going to cheer on the Cardinals from the dugout and he'...
The St. Louis Cardinals demoted Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis, a day after the lefty started against the Reds, and recalled reliever Fernando Salas to boost the bullpen.
Lyons is 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in nine games for St. Louis, and allowed one earned run in five innings with no decision in a win over Cincinnati. He's 7-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 16 starts at Memphis.
ST. LOUIS -- Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings and Matt Holliday drove in a run for a seventh straight game, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
St. Louis has won six of its last seven, including the first two games of this three-game set. The first-place Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 against the third-place Reds...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals promoted a fresh arm from the minors for the second straight day, recalling rookie right-hander Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis and demoting rookie right-hander Carlos Martinez.
The 24-year-old Blazek has appeared in 10 games with St. Louis with an 8.31 ERA in 8 23 innings before Wednesday night's game against the Reds. He's 1...
BREAKING - The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later, according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News Leader.
Axford, the once mighty closer for the Brewers, has served as the team’s eighth-inning guy for the majority of the 2013 season. His performance has been far from his former, dominant self...
Right-hander Jake Westbrook gave a thumbs up after throwing his first bullpen session since being placed on the disabled list because of a lower back strain according to Jenifer Langosch and Chad Thornburg of MLB.com.
Westbrook said he's had minor back issues in the past and what team doctors told him was "not alarming."
"When you're sore, it's hard...
Brian Walton explains his thinking behind his prediction of up to ten additions to the St. Louis Cardinals roster for the final month of the season.
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Adam Wainwright is a contender for the NL Cy Young Award, but he's surely more concerned with increasing the St. Louis Cardinals' lead atop the NL Central.
Wainwright looks to become the NL's first 16-game winner Wednesday night when the surging Cardinals go for their first home sweep of the Cincinnati Reds in almost five years.
Tied with Washington's Jordan Zimmermann...
As most of you know by now, I am a 5th year pharmacy major at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thus, in order to watch the Cardinals while at school, they either have to be on national television or playing against the Cincinnati Reds. Well, tonight, I was lucky enough to catch the action on Fox Sports Ohio. However, I don’t think lucky is the right word to describe...
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals traded for a Brewers right-hander Friday morning, but he was not old friend Kyle Lohse.
The price for John Axford, though, does not figure to cost the Cardinals nearly as much as a deal would for Lohse. The Cardinals will send the Brewers a player to be named for Axford, who is making 5 million this year and will be eligible for arbitration in the off...