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Tony La Russa
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Los Angeles Dodgers
ST. LOUIS - As Mark McGwire phoned his former students this past weekend to inform them he would be accepting an offer to become the Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach, their reaction was one of disappointment but also happiness.
Orchestrator of the National Leagues best offense during his three-year run as Cardinals hitting coach from 2010-2012, McGwires successful return to baseball was done at the expense of his wife and five young children. Those days are over.
No longer will the California native and former USC star be forced to spend a good chunk of the season away from his family. Hell now be able to live with them year round in their Orange County home, making his decision to leave St. Louis for the Dodgers a fairly easy one.
He had a great thing going here in St. Louis but the fact of the matter is he has five or six kids in LA and if he gets to go home and see his kids every single day and still do what he loves to do and teach hitting, its a no brainer, said Skip Schum...
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Two prominent St. Louis Cardinals figures from the first half of the 20th century are back on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Owner Sam Breadon and shortstop Marty Marion are among 10 candidates under consideration by the Hall’s pre-integration era committee.
The group of former players, executives, reporters and historians is charged with evaluating those who made their...
John Mabry moves up to replace Mark McGwire as the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach for 2013. Blaise Ilsley has been promoted from Memphis to be the new bullpen coach.
So I'm trolling around some St. Louis Cards news on the Internet when I come across an article on SB Nation about Lance Berkman possibly heading back to the Houston Astros.
Houston? Those dirty dogs? I mean, I thought Berks got a taste of the filet and wouldn't want round steak anymore. But to each their own.
The article went on to explain that the talks...
The St. Louis Cardinals made several changes to their coaching staff this week before free agency gets started. That’s not huge news, but it might be more than the team changes to its player roster during the offseason.
Hitting coach Mark McGwire said Friday he will take the same position with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals also announced earlier in the week that bullpen...
In an effort to clear room on their 40 man roster, the St. Louis Cardinals have outrighted three players to Triple-A Memphis, clearing three roster spots as free agency and the Rule 5 Draft approach.
Catchers Bryan Anderson and Steven Hill along with right-handed reliever Adam Reifer were the three players affected by the move.
The move clears roster space for general manager...
ST. LOUIS - The Cardinals have tabbed assistant hitting coach John Mabry as the replacement for hitting coach Mark McGwire, who left to take the same position with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The club has also promoted Triple-A Memphis pitching coach Blaise Ilsley to the bullpen coach position with the big league team. Ilsley, 48, spent five seasons with Memphis and replaces former...
As the offseason gets into full swing, many fans are wondering what is going to happen with St. Louis Cardinals free agents Kyle Lohse and Lance Berkman. Neither will likely be back in St. Louis, but where will they land?
If you look forward to next year just a little bit, the startling realization that ace Adam Wainwright will be a free agent in 2013 will hit you square in...
ST. LOUIS - The famous Rally Squirrel that darted across the field while Skip Schumaker was batting last October surfaced again Monday when his trading card sold for 157.50 on EBay.
The card - a 2012 Topps Baseball Variation Proof Card - made headlines in January when it was announced that a limited number of Schumakers cards would prominently feature the squirrel and not the Cardinals...
Adam Wainwright is fixing to get paid. He’s under contract for $12 million in 2013, but he likes St. Louis enough that he’ll give them a chance to sign him this offseason, according to Derrick Goold’s Monday piece in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Finding a comp for his contract talks depends heavily on how you weight his different defining characteristics. Is he just a great...
The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals weren’t exactly the Running Redbirds of old, but showed a slightly greater propensity to steal bases than in recent seasons.
They improved in this area despite the loss of Albert Pujols, the somewhat surprising club leader in base stealing in two of the previous three years. 2011 team steals leader Tyler Greene was dealt away during 2012.
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The Cardinals have promoted John Mabry to hitting coach as the replacement for Mark McGwire, who told St. Louis he won't return after three seasons and appears headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The 42-year-old Mabry, whose 14 major league seasons included three stints with St. Louis, and was assistant hitting coach last season.
St. Louis also promoted Blaise Ilsley to bullpen...
A look back of the performances of the position players selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
One year ago, Cardinal Nation tasted the very definition of bittersweet as the team reveled in its 11th—and inarguably most dramatic and improbable—World Series Championship while also saying goodbye to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan, the outgoing brain trust of so much on-the-field success over a decade and a half in St. Louis. Their departure set in motion a transfer of eras...