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Tony La Russa
St. Louis Cardinals
The United Cardinal Bloggers is having its annual preseason Roundtable discussion this month, where a variety of topics surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals organization are presented, and then analyzed by the membership. Yesterday was my day to poise my question, and the direction of choice was to cover the past, present and future, all in wrapped up in one.
Since the current ownership of the team took over, the standing rule on retired numbers has been that they are only officially retired once a player is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
However, in this era of Cardinal baseball (which has been arguably as successful as any), there are a lack of true Hall of Fame candidates. However, when you consider the era, players like Jim Edmonds, Yadier Molina, Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright have all made monumental contributions to the team success….not to mention a certain former first baseman as well.
With that considered, how do you feel about the Cardinals’ policy on retired ...
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VIERA, Fla. Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal suffered a recent setback while rehabbing from a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and has stopped all baseball-related activities.
Furcal reported progress earlier in the week and had hoped to begin playing in the field as early as Saturday. But things changed later in the week and an MRI taken Friday revealed Furcal has an...
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has a ruptured disk in his back.
Matheny, a major league catcher from 1994-06, is scheduled to have an epidural injection Monday to reduce inflammation and get a particle off a nerve. If the injection doesn't help alleviate pain, he said surgery would "have to be something we would consider."
Starting his second season as the...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is getting a second opinion on his ailing elbow.
General manager John Mozeliak said Furcal would be examined Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews.
The 35-year-old Furcal is out indefinitely after reinjuring the elbow he hurt late last season. Furcal and the team elected to try rehab rather than reconstructive surgery in the offseason.
Many of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects have made plenty of noise already this spring. Kolten Wong, Michael Wacha and Matt Adams have all been impressive and all have already appeared on our list of the Cardinals' top prospects.
We continue our ranking of the organization's top prospects today and coming in at No. 3 is a prospect you have heard very little...
Rafael Furcal had hoped to make his spring training debut Sunday. Instead, the 35-year-old shortstop was told to stop baseball activities.
Trying to come back from a torn ligament in his right elbow, the three-time All-Star has been told he must have additional medical tests.
''He's just not feeling good, kind of went in a bad direction,'' Cardinals manager...
Five St. Louis Cardinals players will soon be taking leave from the club’s spring training camps to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Major Leaguers are catcher Yadier Molina and outfielder Carlos Beltran of Puerto Rico, right-handed reliever Mitchell Boggs with USA and right-handed reliever Fernando Salas from Mexico. Double-A right-handed pitcher Richard Castillo...
Adron Chambers and Shane Robinson are battling hard for spots on the St. Louis Cardinals roster this Spring Training.
Up until now, Robinson is leading that charge, putting up much better offensive numbers and playing solid defense. Chambers had been his normal self, showing great speed in the field and on the base paths.
It was his speed that allowed Chambers to show off a flashy...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Kelly remembered his last game appearance, when there was a lot more had stake.
Pitching for the first time since the NL championship series, Kelly opened his bid for a spot in the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation with two hitless innings in Friday's 8-8 tie against the Houston Astros.
"There were no people calling me names out there...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall Of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson was born in 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. He spent his youth there, eventually graduating from Omaha Tech high school, where he was named to the All State Basketball team. He later attended Creighton University and eventually started his professional baseball career with the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in 1957, which was...
Adam Wainwright struggled with location in his second spring-training start, giving up five runs and eight hits over three innings Saturday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Gio Gonzalez won his second exhibition start for the Nationals, allowing two runs and five hits in three innings.
Kurt Suzuki doubled off the Cardinals' ace leading off...