Found July 09, 2013 on Cardinals Diaspora:
Once again 20 games over .500.  1 1/2 games up in the NL Central, the toughest division in baseball. Staff Ace Adam Waiwright (finally) wins his 12th game. Yadier Molina did indeed return to the lineup. And the Cardinals beat the Astros by 4 runs. It's not all roses, though... Earlier in the day the Cardinals cut Ty Wigginton, he the 5 million dollar benchman who couldn't get off it. Randy Choate, another off-season signing sparked a 9th inning Astro rally that morphed the final line from 9-1 to 9-5 and burned a day of use from closer Edward Mujica.  The Cardinals can feast on the Astros and Cubs for the remainder of the week and head into the All-Star break well above that 20+ .500 mark... but this team isn't playing for the regular season anymore.  We know they're good enough to make the playoffs. Anyone here think they're not? And once the playoffs start you're going to need things. A reliable bench bat and a LH pitcher that can get...

Molina thought he'd be a Red

Yadier Molina has only played for one baseball team, but the St. Louis Cardinals catcher says he thought he'd be playing for another franchise.

The St. Louis Cardinals should rest Yadier Molina this week

Yadier Molina The scariest thing for Cardinals Nation happened this past weekend when catcher Yadier Molina had to sit out games due to pain in his knee.  The National League leader in batting average underwent an MRI, but thankfully the results showed only inflammation.  Nevertheless Molina is the club’s most valuable player so even cautionary medical procedures are alarming...

Cardinals' Yadier Molina returns to lineup after knee injury

Frightened St. Louis Cardinals fans can rest easy now knowing Yadier Molina is back.  Despite the fact that it was previously reported that Molina had no structural damage in his injured knee.  Molina went for an MRI over the weekend and was out of action for two games until last night. Molina returned and went 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored last night.  The Cardinals...

Molina Back Tuesday? Could Be Yadier Mind.

Mike Matheny dropped a nuclear bombshell post Saturday's win against the Marlins: Yadier Molina was sent away for an MRI on his right knee. SAY WHAT? He's only the top vote getter in the NL for the 2013 All-Star Game, leading the NL in batting average, the best defensive player on the team and probably all of baseball... NO BIGGIE. Then yesterday came news that...

St. Louis IF Ty Wigginton: A parting of the ways

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Cardinals release Ty Wigginton, promote catcher Rob Johnson

As an update to my article posted less than two hours ago, the Cardinals have given Ty Wigginton his unconditional release and called up catcher Rob Johnson according to Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). As I mentioned in my earlier post, Wigginton was rarely used and unproductive when he was used.  By giving him his unconditional release, he is free to sign with another team for the...

Cardinals cut ties with underperforming Wigginton

ST. LOUIS -- One of my favorite quotes from Cardinals manager Mike Matheny this season came when he was asked about a young player gaining experience from being in a tough situation that did not work out. "We're not in the lesson business," Matheny said. "We're in the winning business." The Cardinals showed that the winning business can get expensive...

Astros-Cardinals Preview

The success of the St. Louis Cardinals largely can be attributed to the contributions of Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright, two of the team's five selections to the NL All-Star squad. Molina could return to the lineup after receiving positive news regarding his injury, and Wainwright will start one day earlier than scheduled as St. Louis hosts the Houston Astros on Tuesday night...

Buster Posey, Mariano Rivera, Yadier Molina Lead Most Popular Jerseys Sold In 2013 (Photos)

As the halfway mark of the baseball season approaches, dedicated fans have done their homework. They’ve scoured stats, watched the games and finally made one of the biggest decisions of the season — what jersey to buy. released the official list on Wednesday to reveal San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey as the most sold jersey of the season. He was followed by...

Cardinals looking to clear dead weight, aka Ty Wigginton, off their roster?

According to Derrick Goold, the Cardinals are exploring their options regarding the little used and highly unproductive Ty Wigginton. Signed to a two-year, $5 million contract this offseason, Wigginton has posted a .158/.238/.193 line in just 57 at bats this season.  He has the fewest starts (7) of any position player and the second fewest at bats (only backup catcher Tony Cruz...
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