Found January 08, 2013 on
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
Now most of the big name free agents have been snapped up, the common denominator among most of those left on the market is the draft pick compensation hanging around their neck. The likes of Kyle Lohse, Rafael Soriano and Michael Bourn remained unsigned and all are clearly candidates to improve a significant number of teams.
It’s understandable that teams would be reticent to both hand over a big free agent deal as well as give up what could be a pretty valuable draft pick. All three of the above names are represented by Scott Boras who has a reputation for holding back in the free agent market to ensure that he has the only first baseman/shortstop/closer (delete as applicable) left on the market, leaving teams to scramble for the last available option. Boras didn’t get where is without knowing how to work the market to his client’s benefit but he does have a couple of miscalculations on his record and it’s possible that his strategy doesn’t work so well under the new CBA rules.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
A thing that happens every offseason is that available players are valued. Front offices for teams decide how much a given player deserves. Fans of teams will do something similar, as well. Fans will evaluate players, but, often, they will tend more toward the extremes. They will identify players they badly want on their teams, and they will identify players they want no part of...
The St. Louis Cardinals have a solid starting rotation that includes two ace-caliber pitchers, a couple of decent No. 3 and No. 4 starters, and a bevy of young flamethrowers. However, they might be in better shape if they re-sign their best starter from last year – Kyle Lohse.
Photo By Erika Lynn
Lohse posted a 16-3 record with a team-leading 2.84 earned-run average and was a strong...
Looking to repeat as Major League Baseball’s champions, the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals clinched the new second wild card berth after Game 161 of the regular season.
As the second wild card winner, St. Louis traveled to Atlanta for the one-game, winner-take-all battle on October 5. It appeared to be a major challenge as Kyle Lohse faced the National League’s Pitcher of the Month...
In 2012, Yadier Molina fully emerged from the long shadow of Albert Pujols and became the clear Most Valuable Player of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Beyond Pujols’ departure, the 30-year-old had additional reason to feel heavy responsibility. Prior to the season, ownership granted him the fourth-largest contract in team history at five years, $75 million. That deal initially raised...
Replica alternate jersey, Musial collectiables, and “high socks” highlight a season of promotional collectibles.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (January 8, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals have released their much anticipated 2013 promotional schedule, consisting of at least 34 giveaways and highlighted by a series of bobbleheads and jerseys, including a replica of the brand new 2013 “St...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (January 8, 2013) – The St. Louis Cardinals have released their much anticipated 2013 promotional schedule, consisting of at least 34 giveaways and highlighted by a series of bobbleheads and jerseys, including a replica of the brand new 2013 “St. Louis” home alternate jersey.
From Stan Musial to Allen Craig, the 2013 promotional schedule celebrates Cardinal...
The greatest disappointment of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 season occurred in their highest level of play as they fell to the eventual World Champion San Francisco Giants in the National League Championship Series.
After having taken the one-game wild card competition in Atlanta, the Cardinals dispatched the Washington Nationals in their Division Series. In the other NLDS matchup...
Jason Motte turned in dominant season last year, taking the age-old route followed by many of the game’s other elite relievers — get drafted in the 19th round as a catcher, play three...
[This is a content summary only. To keep reading just click on the post title, and don't forget to share your comments!]
The Red Sox still don’t have a starting first baseman — at least officially — for the upcoming season, and the market is now a little bit thinner with Lance Berkman reportedly signing a one-year deal with the Rangers.
The Sox did do their homework on Berkman, though. According to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, Boston showed interest in the 36-year-old, but the negotiations never...
Using BaseballHQ’s projections to consider year-to-year performance of the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers for 2013 offers a mixed bag. Conclusion of a two-part series.