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Roy Oswalt is no longer a part of the Phillies' rotation and this spring has been one injury after another for the Phillies. Odds are that stretching their division titles to six straight will be tougher than it was to get to five straight.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28

On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals’ had yet another Camp Day during which their clubs faced each other on the back quad on the Roger Dean Stadium complex, named in memory of the late George Kissell. Springfield and Palm Beach claimed wins on the day. The Cardinals’ spring record against external minor league competition remains 15-13-4. Wednesday’s Player of the Day:...

Carpenter returns to Cardinals' camp

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter has returned to the Cardinals' spring training camp, with manager Mike Matheny still unsure when his ace will be back on a mound. Carpenter, who has yet to pitch in a spring training game, underwent four days of tests last week in St. Louis to determine the cause of a nerve ailment that has weakened his throwing shoulder....

2012 season preview: St Louis Cardinals

Heading into September, it didn't look like the St Louis Cardinals would be playing October baseball. But the stars aligned for St Louis  in September. They went on a crazy run and stole the NL's wild card slot away from the Atlanta Braves, who collapsed in horrific fashion over the season's final month. In the playoffs, the Cardinals dispatched the team with the best...

Carlos Beltran Pays For A Nosejob

Having bags full of money won’t make you happy, but it can buy your teammates new noses.  Yesterday it was announced that Carlos Beltran, the new St. Louis Cardinals outfielder had made a 10K payment to former Mets teammate Jon Niese for a nosejob Beltran had promised to pay for. And yes, you read that right, Beltran paid for Niese’s nosejob. I assume this whole situation...

Fox Sports Midwest calls St. Louis Cardinals player, "Minor League Guy" in graphic (Picture)

As Spring Training nears its end, this interesting graphic might be the best thing that you see all week. It comes to us from Fox Sports Midwest and describe one of the Cardinals players as "Minor League Guy": His real name is Oscar Tavares but let him be known as Minor League Guy for the rest of his career. (Courtesy of Joe Sports Fan)

Carlos Beltran Pays For Ex-Teammate’s Nose Job

Carlos Beltran is a man of his word. Last year when he and former teammate Jon Niese were playing for the New York Mets, Beltran jokingly offered to pay for a nose job for Niese after overhearing him talk about getting surgery. This past October, Niese went through with the procedure and Beltran, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, is honoring his word and paying the $10,000 bill...

Report: Beltran fills nose-job promise

Carlos Beltran has finally made good on his offer to pay for former teammate Jon Niese's offseason nose job, ESPN reported Monday. Beltran reportedly sent the Mets left-hander $10,000 to cover the rhinoplasty procedure. The former Mets outfielder joked last season he would be willing to cover the cost of the cosmetic surgery after he overheard Niese talking about getting it...

Halo Headlines: Abreu bashes Angel management, Halos are (or are not) frontrunner for Roy Oswalt, Morales hits his first homer

The March 26th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Baseball’s Greatest Games: 2011 World Series – Game 6 Blu-ray Giveaway

There is an exclusive, invite-only club whose membership is limited to heart-stopping, history-making World Series home runs. That prestigious roster now includes David Freese and his 11th-inning leadoff, walk-off home run that provided a fitting finale to a spectacular Fall Classic. In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, on the edge of elimination, the St. Louis Cardinals trailed...

Wainwright uneven in Cards' win over Tigers

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Wainwright struggled for 4 2-3 innings Wednesday in his final tuneup against big league hitters as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5. Wainwright, coming off reconstructive surgery on his right elbow that sidelined him for the entire 2011 season, had pitched 16 innings without allowing an earned run this spring before the Tigers broke...

We must never know who 'Minor League Guy on Third' was

Without Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa, the St. Louis Cardinals have just become a bunch of guys. [Follow me @TravisHouser]

Season Preview: Houston Astros

Bad team. The Houston Astros were a bad team in 2011 (56-106) and will be a bad team in 2012. Long gone are the days of playoff contending teams. Biggio, Bagwell, and Berkman no longer exist on the Astros’ field. Roger Clemens and Roy Oswalt won’t touch the mound. In 2012, there will be no Houston Astros
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