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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was recognized last week and awarded the Fielding Bible Award, an award given out by Peter Gammons, Bill James and some other prominent baseball historians and journalists to the best defensive players at each position throughout baseball.
On Tuesday, Molina added some more hardware that proves he is the best defensive player of his generation at his position.
Yadier Molina won his fifth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday evening.
Molina threw out 46 percent of the runners who attempted to steal off him this season and helped guide the Cardinals pitching staff to yet another deep post-season appearance.
On top of his defensive accomplishments, Molina had a career year at the plate, driving in 76 runs and belting 22 home runs while hitting .315 on the season, fourth best in the National League.
Congrats to Yadier Molina for yet another Gold Glove Award as he continues to build his resume as possibly the best catcher in Ca...
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With the 2012-2013 off-season now underway, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the end of the 2012 regular season until 2013 spring training. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved from short-season ball through the conclusion of the 2012 season.
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As a manager, Tony La Russa was known as a fierce competitor, never willing to give his opponents an inch, while constantly seeking methods to motivate his players.
Having retired from his post leading the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2011 World Championship season, the 68-year-old is now a special assistant to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Perhaps that has led to...
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The 2012 season has just ended, but St. Louis Cardinals second base prospect Kolten Wong is already making his case to stake a claim on the second base job for the Cardinals in 2013.
Less than a week after John Mozeliak told reporters that Wong would likely be in the mix for the starting second base position next spring, Wong was selected to participate in the Rising Stars Game...
ST. LOUIS - Mike Matheny hasnt had much time to sit and reflect on his recently completed first season as a big league manager. But the Cardinals skipper plans to do that soon, hopefully in a deer stand somewhere within Americas wilderness.
By that point, Matheny will hopefully be able to find the positives from a season that finished in heartbreak and disappointment. The first...
Winner of the new second wild card, the St. Louis Cardinals advanced to the seventh game of the NLCS before bowing out. Third of three articles summarizing the 2012 season.
The St. Louis Cardinals finished second in the National League Central Division for the third consecutive year, making the playoffs as the new second wild card. First of three articles summarizing the 2012 season.
The New York Yankees should target St. Louis Cardinals
outfielder Carlos Beltran this offseason, says Joel Sherman of The New York
The Yankees should at least
inquire if the Cardinals would be willing to move Beltran’s $13 million 2013
The Yankees will have a need for outfielders this winter, as
Nick Swisher and Ichiro Suzuki are headed for...
ST. LOUIS - Jon Jay may win a Gold Glove at some point in his career. It wont come this year.
Rawlings announced the finalists for the Gold Glove Awards Monday and the talented Cardinals outfielder was not among the three National League finalists for center field. Selected instead were Michael Bourn of the Atlanta Braves, Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Drew Stubbs...
A look inside the stats behind the St. Louis Cardinals’ successful 2012 regular season. Second of three articles summarizing the 2012 season.
Last week, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak told the media that he thinks it will be highly unlikely that Lohse will be back with the Cardinals next season.
"I suspect the free agent market is going to treat him very kindly," Mozeliak said last Thursday. "And when you see the depth that we have coming, it's not something I'm prepared to rule...
J.J. Hardy thought he'd hit a home run, only to be robbed when Mike Trout made one of the most sensational grabs of the season. On Tuesday night, Hardy caught a break. The Baltimore shortstop won a Gold Glove, putting him among a group of nine players honored for the first time for their fielding excellence. "It means a lot to me," Hardy said. "It'...