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Rick Ankiel is looking for a new home. Should the Cardinals bring him back to help out in the outfield? - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rick Ankiel and the St. Louis Cardinals have a very long and interesting past. The once high-prized pitching prospect turned outfielder has one of the most interesting stories in the history of Major League Baseball and last week his story took another turn.
Ankiel was designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals last week after hitting just .228 with five home runs this season.
It is rumored that Ankiel already has a suitor. The New York Yankees may look to add Ankiel now that he is available.
But with Ankiel available, should the Cardinals look to bring him back and get involved?
While picking up Ankiel would stink of a "low hanging fruit move" by general manager John Mozeliak, it may have merit considering the struggles of Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny admitted to the team's off...
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Former Mets fan favorite Xavier Nady was DFA’d by the Nationals today.
Nady has been on the DL since June for a wrist injury and was activated today. However, the Nationals are playing a double header and wanted to keep Lannan on the roster to start one of the games, therefore Nady had to be DFA’d.
On the season Nady is batting .157 with a .211 OBP, so he would not be a solution...
The Washington Nationals optioned LHP John Lannan to Triple-A Syracuse despite registering a win against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
Lannan was recalled for Saturday's doubleheader against the Braves and earned a win in the nightap. He allowed two earned runs, five hits, two walks and three strikeouts in seven innings.
The Nationals leader with 10 wins last season, Lannan...
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Lost amidst Davey Johnson’s “worst game ever” was Mike Morse’s three-run homer, a 465-foot blast that just about landed in the Red Porch. It was the longest HR the Nats have hit this season, and the longest HR in Nats Park history, by 24 feet. Beast.
And so, after the worst soul crushing loss in the brief history of the Washington Nationals on Friday night, followed by a lifeless loss in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader which cut the NL East lead over the Braves to a flimsy game and a half, the Nationals turn to John Lannan -- back in the fold for a day from his exile in Syracuse.
Welcome back, John. Don'...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs, and Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each had three hits and two RBIs as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 to split a four-game series between the top two teams in the NL East.
After Washington blew a 9-0 lead Friday night in an 11-10 loss, the teams split a Saturday doubleheader. The Nationals...
Things didn’t look all that good for the Washington Nationals half way through this four-game series against the Atlanta Braves. But a former Nats number one starter and the best number five pitcher in baseball had something to say about that.
Friday night was a particularly hard loss for the Nats, as they had a nine-run lead through five innings, which they eventually blew in...
Lance Lynn won his 12th game with six spotless innings, and Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered on consecutive pitches to put the finishing touches on the St. Louis Cardinals' 7-0 victory Sunday that completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs.
Jon Jay and Tony Cruz hit consecutive two-run doubles off Travis Wood (4-5) in the first for St. Louis, which outscored the...
On the verge of a major stumble, Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals proved resilient.
After Friday's 11-inning demoralizing defeat, the Nationals promptly lost the opener of Saturday's doubleheader and the prized rookie to an injured ankle. Without the Harper in the starting lineup for the nightcap, Washington fell behind by two runs in the first inning.
The offensive burst manager Mike Matheny and his team were looking for finally came this weekend. And the starting pitching, excellent as it had been, got even better.
The result was the Cardinals' best series for the season as they blanked the Chicago Cubs for the last 25 innings of the series and outscored them, 23-1, finishing it off with a 7-0 win behind right-hander Lance...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jake Westbrook worked seven innings of three-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals finally backed him -- and then some -- by tying a 76-year-old major league record with seven doubles in a 12-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.
Rafael Furcal's go-ahead single in the seventh turned out to be a mere appetizer as the Cardinals also matched an 86...
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 at Busch Stadium on Friday night. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The St. Louis Cardinals came into Friday night's game with the Chicago Cubs desperately needing a victory.
Thanks to a long home run from Matt Holliday and an outstanding performance from starting pitcher Kyle Lohse, the Cardinals beat the Cubs 4-1 on Friday...
Matt Garza has looked like an All-Star at home but is quite vulnerable on the road.
His outings at Busch Stadium have been no exception to that rule.
Matt Holliday and the Cardinals, who are heating up in St. Louis, look to add to Garza's road woes Saturday night in what could be one of his last starts with the Chicago Cubs.
After coming out of the All-Star break with a 1...