On November 6th, the following Cardinals players will officially become free agents:
None of these players received a qualifying offer from the Cardinals, meaning that there will be no extra draft picks for the team if they are singed by another team.
VEB has stated that letting all 5 walk will save the Cardinals...
Prior to Tuesday, all had been quiet down on the farm related to the minor league rosters. About a week and a half went by and not a move was made. That changed on Tuesday with the news that Mark Ellis was traveling to Milwaukee to join the big club.
Let’s take a look at the moves that were made on Tuesday:
St. Louis Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from the disabled list
MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup at second base for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Ellis missed the first 13 games of the season with left knee tendinitis. He went 1 for 3 while playing five innings during a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Memphis.
The St. Louis Cardinals continued their busy offseason by signing veteran second baseman Mark Ellis. Ellis most recently played with the Dodgers, and he will turn 37 next season, but the Cardinals just want him as insurance at second for young Kolten Wong, who they plan to play regularly in 2014. Ellis has played 11 seasons in the majors and is seen as a steady player and a good...
The St. Louis Cardinals took care of the vast majority of their offseason needs before the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings last week in Orlando, but one nagging question remained.
What if rookie second baseman Kolten Wong, who hit .153 in 32 games for the Cardinals in 2013, is not ready to handle the everyday duties at second base?
The Cardinals scrounged what was left of...
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Ellis wasn't the best second baseman on the free-agent market, but he sure looks like the best fit for the Cardinals.
General manager John Mozeliak was seeking a player with experience who bats right-handed, would fit in an already tight clubhouse, wouldn't cost any trade chips and could handle second, short and third.
Check, check, check, check and check...
The Dodgers 2B is out of the hospital after six days after undergoing emergency leg surgery, without which doctors say he could have lost the lower part of his leg.
I was definitely in the minority when the Dodgers signed Mark Ellis in November. Perhaps it's because living in Northern California, I get to watch a lot of Oakland Athletics' games, so I saw him play a lot. Perhaps it's because I have no idea what I'm talking about.
This is what I wrote the day he signed:
"Ellis will likely be the team's starting...
Mark Ellis has been a big contributor to the team's hot start, providing stellar defense at second base and getting on base at the top of the order, with a .373 on-base percentage and 27 runs scored in 37 games through Sunday's 6-5 win over St. Louis. But Ellis will be out for at least six weeks after getting placed on the disabled list on Saturday.
Ellis was hit in the...
Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis needed emergency surgery after injuring his leg on Saturday night, and a recent report indicates he was dangerously close to losing a leg.