Posted December 28, 2011 on
St. Louis Cardinals first base prospect Xavier Scruggs continues his reports from winter ball in Colombia with holiday week news.

Ranking the Cardinals' Top 11 pitching performances of 2011

The Cardinals' improbable run to the 2011 World Series Championship featured an unforgettable regular season filled with highlights, lowlights and everything inbetween. Before we move into 2012, here's a final look at the Cardinals' Top 11 pitching performances of the 2011 season: No. 11 - April 10 in San Francisco - Kyle Lohse: After the Cardinals lost back-to-back...

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #7: Mo’s man Matheny

The changing of the managerial guard for the St. Louis Cardinals had not occurred in the last decade and a half and of course, never on the watch of general manager John Mozeliak. That officially changed on October 31, following the club’s World Series celebration parade. Tony La Russa, the 16-year skipper of the Cardinals, stunned supporters of the team and the baseball world...

Cardinals Rule 5 Draft History: 2002-2011

The St. Louis Cardinals have been active in recent Rule 5 Drafts both acquiring or losing players. We recap their activity in both the major and minor league phases over the last decade.

Cardinals are a good 'fit' for Carlos Beltran

ST. LOUIS -- About 50 or 60 feet from his house in Puerto Rico is a daily reminder of the work Carlos Beltran needs...

Wainwright has high expectations

As he's advanced the past couple of weeks with his throwing program, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright can no longer fight his nature.

Latest On Edwin Jackson

Edwin Jackson may not be an ace, but he’s the top free agent starter available at this point in the offseason. Agent Scott Boras told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that Jackson is a safer bet than Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish.  “If someone were to say that Yu Darvish would come in, average 200 innings, less than a 4.00 ERA and be a solid two or three starter, they would...

One Last Look Back: Top Five Cardinal Stories

Today, we will take one last look back at 2011. The season was full of ups and downs, ins and outs, and highs and lows for the St. Louis Cardinals.  A season that took a turn for the worse before a single pitch was thrown ended up at the pinnacle of the sport.  Over the course of the season, there were some major stories, moments, and thoughts that captured the audience. Today...

History Repeating Itself?

As most of you probably know by now, the Cardinals yesterday signed Carlos Beltran to a 2 year $26 Million contract. That contract is very reasonable and one that the Giants could have fit into their payroll, had they made re-signing him the top priority. They did not though, and that has angered a lot of Giants fans, myself included. Why didn’t the Giants make Beltran the top...

Beltran Becomes a Royals Legend

By signing a five-year extension with Kansas City, Carlos Beltran ensures that he will finish his career as a life-long Royal and will be firmly established as the second best player in team history. Having spent 14 years patrolling centerfield of Kauffman Stadium, Beltran hopes his career will end on a more competitive note. “We’ve lost a lot during the last decade here in KC...
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