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As we head into the final weeks of the baseball season, staying active on the waiver wire could be the difference between finishing the season in the money spots or being just another also-ran. If youâre in a head-to-head league, your playoffs may have already started this week. And itâs very possible some of your fellow owners are already focusing on fantasy football (whatâs that?). This edition of The Waiver Wire will point out the names of some players making an impact right now and who are available in a majority of ESPN, Yahoo! and/or CBS leagues. Feel free to send me a slice of your winnings. I accept PayPal.
Outfielder Jon Jay of the St. Louis Cardinals came out of the gates on fire this season, going 22-for-55 (.400 BA) in 15 April games with two doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, seven runs and a .986 OPS for a virtually undrafted player (ESPN ADP: ~260.0; Y! ADP 244.3; CBS ADP 268.02).
May, June and July were less favorable to Jay as he dealt with right shoulder issues wh...
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to a contract extension with pitcher Jake Westbrook that carries through the 2013 season and includes a mutual option for 2014.
Westbrook, acquired by the Cardinals on July 31, 2010 in a trade from Cleveland, has built a 28-22 mark with a 4.01 ERA in 69 starts as a member...
Fresh off their second World Series championship in the last six seasons, the St. Louis Cardinals have done just about everything a fan could ask of them this year, and statistically speaking, there's no reason they shouldn't be a contender for the crown once again.
Through 121 games in the first season of the post-Tony La Russa era, the Cardinals' pitching has been...
Carlos Beltran, the National League's RBIs leader, missed his second start in three games because of a right hand injury.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the hand has been bothering Beltran for a while.
Beltran was 0 for 8 in a 19-inning loss to the Pirates on Sunday, and Matheny said the injury has flared up, but that he didn't think he'd be out long...
Eleven innings after his departure Jaime Garciaâs return to the Cardinalsâ rotation was buried by the absurdity of one of the seasonâs longest games. After battling back from one run down in the 16th inning, the Cardinals scraped one across to keep the game going, but a Pedro Alvarez home run in the 19th sealed a victory for the Pirates.
But as we look long-term for the Cardinals...
It is a shame that the long histories of St. Louis and Houston baseball will diverge even further when the Astros are moved to the American League West starting next season. Though the current Houston club is one of their worst ever, the city has a proud history, including a long stint hosting Cardinals farm teams.
That doesnât mean I like everything about Houston baseball. Their...
ST. LOUIS -- Barrett Browning sat in front of his locker with an ice pack on his left shoulder and elbow. He sat alone, watching motionless as the seconds slowly tick off the timer in his right hand that would allow him to remove the ice and go home.
The time couldn't pass quick enough.
The final pitcher left in the Cardinals bullpen, Browning entered in the top of the 19th...
The St. Louis Cardinals and Jake Westbrook have agreed to an extension. The new contract is reportedly a one-year, $8.75 million contract for 2013 with a superfluous mutual option worth $9.5 million for 2014 with a $1 million buyout. While the mutual option seems increasingly prevalent, given that it is usually irrelevant in practice, it might be more straightforward to think of...
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright struck out 12 hitters to pick up win number 12 on the season. - Â (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
After Sunday's devastating nineteen inning loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the St. Louis Cardinals needed two things to happen on Tuesday night against the Houston Astros to get things back on track.
First, the Cardinals needed the...
Right-handed pitcher Jake Westbrook will be back in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation in 2013 and perhaps 2014 as well.
The St. Louis Cardinals' longest game in more than two years didn't go their way, but the team remains in the playoff hunt.
The major league-worst Houston Astros aren't even close to contention, but interim manager Tony DeFrancesco still plans to treat the final stretch like a pennant chase.
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright will try to win his sixth straight start...
Kyle Kendrick has been at times both brilliant and frustrating this season. He shut out the St. Louis Cardinals towards the end of May, and hasnât allowed a run in 15 straight innings, blanking the Marlins over seven innings and the Brewers over eight in his most recent start. Between the end of June and beginning of August, he threw 22 straight scoreless innings. However, he...
The Pirates and Cardinals played a marathon game yesterday. Â 19 innings that saw 47 lineup changes, 16 different pitchers and 12,000 fans at Busch Stadium leaving simply because the beer cutoff was in the 7th inning. Â âThis is baseball sober? Â Damn, Iâd prefer a third divorce.â Â Tim Kurkjianâs voice is cracking at the sheer craziness of the game.Â Â Can you believe this...
Did you end up saying Jay one more time? I dared you after allâŚ which makes sense if you remembered last weekâs creepy get together, as we partook in my glorious proclamation that Jon Jay was a good thing for your 21st week of scoring. Also, that Kevin James was his ownÂ stimulus bill for the candy bar industry. And by that I mean heâs fat. Which reminds me, randomly, that...