Found December 04, 2011 on The Cardinal Nation blog:
Support a great cause and while you are at it, take a shot at winning an exclusive 2012 St. Louis Cardinals spring training package. It costs just one dollar to enter a raffle to benefit the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer. For over 40 years, the nonprofit, charitable organization has been dedicated to raising funds for St. Louis cancer-related charities involved in research, prevention and care. The winner of this particular raffle will receive four tickets to a pair of spring training games in Florida, two nights of hotel accommodations, a rental car with unlimited mileage and a Cardinals merchandise package. Included is an exclusive reception and dinner featuring a 2012 season preview with new manager Mike Matheny. The two spring games to attend will be of the winner’s choice. Other current raffles include a St. Louis Rams package, a new Cadillac SRX, a trip to New York and more as the STLMGAC works toward achieving its immediate goal of collecting $75,000. Best of all, STL...

World Series DVD Set trivia: La Russa on the “other” career wins list

Correctly answer a two-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog. Welcome to the first of a series of 2011 St. Louis Cardinals-related post-season trivia questions here at The Cardinal Nation Blog. Before responding, please familiarize yourself with the complete contest rules (follow the link...

The Pujols Negotiations Are Drawing To A Close

You. Yes, you. It's been 24 long months, hasn't it? You've been at bars talking about it. You've been a work talking about it. You've been at home, funerals, car washes, hot dog stands and even baseball games talking about it. And now, your clarity awaits."IT" is the contract that's been hanging over St. Louis for the past two years. The biggest...

Mabry hired as assistant hitting coach

New St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny finalized his coaching staff, hiring John Mabry as assistant hitting coach working under Mark McGwire. The 41-year-old Mabry replaces Mike Aldrete, who was promoted to bench coach. Mabry had three stints with the Cardinals during his playing career and had his best season in 1996 with a .297 average, 21 home runs and 74 RBIs. Longtime...

Trade With '"O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog: It's Albert Pujols, Of Course I'm Interested.

I completed my second trade with Ryan of '"O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog. It was a simple one for one swap. He posted some card show bait, and I bit quickly on the relic you'll soon see below, sending an Eddie Murray hit Ryan's way.I don't actively seek out Albert Pujols relics - save for the occasional eBay search - but when I see 'em available and...

Cards hire Mabry as assistant hitting coach

The St. Louis Cardinals have hired former player John Mabry as assistant hitting coach on new manager Mike Matheny's staff. Mabry, who will work under hitting coach Mark McGwire, replaces Mike Aldrete. He was promoted to bench coach. The 41-year-old Mabry spent 14 seasons in the majors, including three stints with the Cardinals. His best season with the club came in 1996...

Jaime Garcia Player Projection No. 127

Key Stats:  Jaime Garcia has pitched two full seasons in the majors, and those two seasons have been amazingly consistent. He has identical Wins (13), WHIPs (1.31) and almost identical K/9 (7.27 and 7.21) and line drive rate (18.6% and 18.4%). His ERA is the only major stat that shows significant change from year 1 to 2, moving from 2.70 to 3.56, and it would seem that his...

Cardinals ready for what could be busy week

While Albert Pujols remains top story for many Cardinals fans, the club will have other matters to pursue this week in Dallas during the annual Winter Meetings.

MLB Winter Meetings: Yankees, Mets, Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols and more

A look at the Miami Marlins, key free agents and more

Cardinals Major League Notebook: 12/03/11

St. Louis’ winter meeting plans hinge on the Albert Pujols contract negotiations.

Hot Stove: Cardinals have not modified offer to Pujols

Here is the latest hot stove buzz from the Winter Meetings in Dallas: The Cardinals have yet to modify their current offer to Albert Pujols for $22 million per season, writes Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Strauss also says the Marlins are expected to meet with the agents for Pujols tomorrow at the Winter Meetings. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post says the Phillies...

DeWitt at meetings: 'You don't replace an Albert Pujols'

Cards chairman in Dallas to meet with Pujols' agent. Also: Brewers interested in Dotel

Ron Santo inducted to HOF

Ron Santo has finally got his due. Too late in my opinion as he is not alive to see it. I may be a die-hard St. Louis fan but I know HOF-caliber ballplayers when I see them.Santo was the lone candidate among a ballot of 10 men, whose greatest contributions were realized between 1947 and 1972, to receive the 12 votes necessary to earn 75 percent and election to the Hall of Fame...

Marlins come out swinging in Big D

If you thought the Miami Marlins' offers to both Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols were nothing more than public relations window dressing, think again.
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