CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Matheny may soon have tough OF decisions

Randal Grichuk's homer on Monday gave the Cardinals an early four-run lead, and was followed by home runs by Jose Martinez and Tommy Pham. With Stephen Piscotty nearing a return from the disabled list and Dexter Fowler entrenched in center, Mike Matheny might soon have the right kind of problem to have: How will he find playing time for everyone?
Via Cardinals.com
7 hours ago

Leake, Cards' bullpen stifle Rox in opener

The energy and sharpness that had eluded Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake reappeared during an 8-2 victory over the previously hot Rockies at Busch Stadium on Monday night
Via Cardinals.com
9 hours ago

Piscotty not yet ready to come off DL

The Cardinals won't have to address their overcrowded outfield situation for a little while longer, as Stephen Piscotty continues to recover from a strained right groin. Although Piscotty is eligible to come off the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, there are still steps to be taken before that happens, and there is no timeline for his return.
Via Cardinals.com
12 hours ago

Homestand Highlights (Monday, July 24-Sunday, July 30)

Star Wars Night, Ozzie Smith Bud Bash & Mizzou Night Highlight Ninth Homestand at Busch ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 24, 2017 – The Cardinals return to Busch Stadium for the first time since the MLB All-Star break.  The seven-game homestand begins with a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies (July 24-26) and concludes with four ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
20 hours ago

Grichuk, Leake lead Cardinals to an 8-2 win over Rockies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer, Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Monday night. Leake’s six-strikeout performance was his best since giving up one run over eight innings against Washington on June 30. It was the first win for Leake (7-8) against the Rockies since Aug. 10, 2011. Kevin Siegrist...
Via MyNorthwest.com
21 hours ago

You Have More Control Over The Cardinals Situation Than You Think

With the trade deadline exactly one week away, this upcoming week will be a big one for the franchise. The team that takes the Busch Stadium field tonight will not be the same team that leaves for Milwaukee on August 1st. Moves will be made and those moves will shape the near future for a team coming to grips with the reality of their place in Major League Baseball’s hierarchy...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Down on the farm: Andrew Knizner’s rapid ascent through the St. Louis system

With the rapid graduation of Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner to MLB after they were both first round picks in 2014, the minor league ranks have held few former Wolfpack players of late with much of a shot at making The Show. By virtue of his power potential and lofty draft position in this year’s draft, Joe Dunand has to rank as State’s top prospect alum, but it’s Andrew Knizner...
Via Backing the Pack
2 days ago

A Glorious Ray of Joy in a Cloudy Cardinals Season

2017 has not been anybody’s idea of a great season.  While it’s not a wasteland, it probably should be worse than it is, given the team hasn’t been over .500 since early June.  When we look back on this one, nobody is going to list this as one of their favorite years to watch St. ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

Confused by the Cardinals

The days of having to check to make sure I got the Gonzales part right with Marco are officially over. In what can only be described as an interesting first deal this month, the Cardinals acquired the one thing they seemingly didn’t need. Tyler O’Neill represents yet another top-100 type prospect who provides power for a ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago

Cardinals Add Grichuk, Kelly, Duke To 25-Man Roster; Designate Eric Fryer

The Cardinals announced a series of roster moves prior to today’s game.  Outfielder Randal Grichuk and lefty Zach Duke were both activated from the 10-day and 60-day DL, respectively, while catcher Carson Kelly was recalled from Triple-A.  Righty Sam Tuivailala and outfielder Magneuris Sierra were optioned to Triple-A last night to open up two roster spots, and catcher Eric...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

The St. Louis Cardinals Should Trade Kolten Wong at the Trade Deadline

For most St. Louis Cardinals fans, people adore Kolten Wong and his play. So, when reading this title, do not panic too quickly. There is good reasoning behind it, and it is better for the Cardinals in the long-run. Hear me out. Kolten Wong just came back from injury and is a fan-favorite in the Cardinals locker room as well as with the fans. However, the Cardinals must move on from...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates fan angrily launches home run ball into Allegheny River

The Pirates and Cardinals are division rivals, so when the two teams meet, both fans and players really get into it.So when Jedd Gyorko crushed a two-run dinger in the first inning of Friday’s game, a Pirates fan in the stands who caught the ball wanted to show how he felt about it.And by that, we mean he took the ball and threw it into the Allegheny River in disgust. Nice throw.
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Colby Rasmus has decided to ‘step away’ from baseball

In an abrupt and unexpected announcement, the Tampa Bay Rays revealed on Thursday that outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to “step away” from the game of baseball. Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times also reports that Rasmus is not expected to return in 2017. Rasmus, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Rays this offseason, had been productive until he was slowed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Yadier Molina’s flashy gold catcher’s gear for All-Star game was awesome

Saying that Yadier Molina stood out playing in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night would be an understatement. Molina wore a flashy, all-gold protective vest while behind the dish, and it was pretty awesome. He looked like a gladiator who was set to conquer an entire civilization by himself. Twitter, as you might expect, had a field day. For the record, I’m a fan of it. It...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz has Yadier Molina take his picture with Joe West during at-bat in All-Star Game

The MLB All-Star Game is officially way better when it doesn’t count. Because when it doesn’t count, we get Nelson Cruz asking Yadier Molina to take his picture with infamous veteran umpire Joe West. Cruz pulled out his phone and asked a dumbfounded Molina and West for a picture. Cruz spoke to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal about the photo. He said that he wanted to take advantage of...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz stops All-Star Game for photo with Joe West

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game no longer counts for home field advantage in the World Series, and has subsequently been a bit more light-hearted than in previous seasons.That was made quite obvious in the top of the sixth inning, when Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz stepped up to the plate with his cell phone and prompted catcher Yadier Molina to take a picture of himself with home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Promoting John Mozeliak was the wrong move for the St. Louis Cardinals

Earlier last week, the St. Louis Cardinals promoted John Mozeliak to the position of President of the team. Mozeliak was integral for getting the team together that ended up winning the 2011 World Series and getting the Cardinals to the playoffs in many of the past few years. He has been great for the organization and Cardinal fans owe a lot to him. However, this was the wrong move...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star Watch St. Louis Cardinals Edition

As the first half of the MLB season wraps up All-Star selections have been made, and players have their bags packed and ready for the mid-summer classic, in Miami. In a sub-par season for the St. Louis Cardinals, mostly holding on in third place, fans made their dissatisfaction clear by not participating in the All-Star voting. However, two players from the Redbirds were selected...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro becomes MLB's all-time foreign born hit king

While the Miami Marlins fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made history. With two hits, Ichiro became MLB’s all-time hit king among foreign born players. Panamanian-born Hall of Famer Rod Carew held the previous record with 3,053.Suzuki is one of only three foreign born players in baseball’s esteemed 3,000-hit club. In addition to Carew, the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

We Need To Revise The MLB All-Star Selection Process Before It's Too Late

The voting results for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game were revealed on Sunday, introducing two rosters that consist primarily of established stars with a smattering of sparkling youngsters and surprisingly productive veterans. For the first time since 2003, the Mid-Summer Classic is entirely exhibitory and will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

In 2013, Jeff Locke had a rock-solid 3.52 ERA for the Pittsburgh Pirates and was named to the All-Star Game. Since then, things haven’t gone as swimmingly for the left-hander.Locke saw his ERA rise to 3.91 in 2014, then 4.49 in 2015, and 5.44 in 2016. The Pirates designated Locke for assignment in November and he went on to sign a one-year deal with the Miami Marlins.Well, Locke...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz using strobe glasses in effort to improve defense

Aledmys Diaz is welcoming the future with open arms.According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com on Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals shortstop has begun wearing strobe glasses during pregame work in an attempt to improve his defensive play. The glasses are said to have “the capability of taking visual information away from an athlete at varied increments in order to increase focus...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals to hold first LGBTQ Pride Night

For the first time in their history, the St. Louis Cardinals will host a Pride Night in 2017. The game will take place on Aug. 25 against the Tampa Bay Rays.“We are excited to partner with Pride St. Louis to host Pride Night at Busch Stadium,” team president Bill DeWitt III said, via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We have hosted many LGBT groups at Busch Stadium...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Keon Broxton launches 489-foot blast, the longest homer ever at Busch Stadium III

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton has one of baseball’s most interesting skillsets.The 27-year-old entered play on Thursday with a massive career strikeout percentage of 37.7 (39.3% last year), a very high walk percentage (11.1), terrific speed (34 stolen bases in 144 games), and tremendous power (17 homers in 412 at-bats).And in the Brewers’ game against the St. Louis...
Via The Comeback
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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