CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Retired Carpenter visits Cards in Pittsburgh

With Cardinals gear back on, Chris Carpenter seemingly blended in as he walked around the visitors' clubhouse and accompanied pitchers onto the field for pregame work at PNC Park on Thursday.
Via Cardinals.com
4 hours ago

LIVE Color Feed: Cardinals vs. Pirates

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.
Via Cardinals.com
6 hours ago

Cardinals place Rosenthal on 10-day DL

Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal's right elbow is bothering him enough that he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right posterior elbow irritation, the club announced Thursday.
Via Cardinals.com
6 hours ago

Trevor Rosenthal Placed on DL and Luke Weaver Recalled

ROSENTHAL OUT WITH RIGHT ELBOW IRRITATION; WEAVER RECALLED FOR 3RD TIME THIS SEASON PITTSBURGH, Pa., August 17, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced this afternoon that they have placed right-handed pitcher Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day disabled list with right posterior elbow irritation.  Right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver was recalled from Memphis (AAA) and will ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
7 hours ago

Cardinals Place Trevor Rosenthal On 10-Day DL

The Cardinals have placed reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 10-day DL with what the team is calling right posterior elbow irritation, per an announcement. Young righty Luke Weaver has been recalled to take his spot on the active roster. Rosenthal had recently regained the team’s closer role, turning in quality results as the Cards surged in the standings. But the hard-throwing righty...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 hours ago

Is Cards’ ‘Rally Cat’ in the midst of a looming custody battle?

The St. Louis Cardinals organization are among those behind the “thousands of inquiries” that have been made to a St. Louis animal shelter concerning the ultimate final custody of “Rally Cat.”The feral feline of course became the latest “Rally [Insert Animal Here]” to take Major League Baseball by storm thanks to its appearance in the outfield on Aug. 9 at Busch Stadium...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kolten Wong: New And Improved?

Man, I’m getting dizzy. The Cardinals have been on a roller coaster all season long, struggling with inconsistency. Just when it looked like we had found some momentum (thank you Rally Cat!) we follow up our winning streak with a three game losing streak. Fun. (Not really.) Focusing on the positives, one thing I, and others ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
13 hours ago

We Now Have A #RallyCat Song

The Cardinals, unable to escape the strong gravitational pull to .500, are in the midst of a 3-game losing streak. And the deeper we get into 2017, it’s becoming more likely that the thing we’ll remember most from this season will be this: The Post-Dispatch has been on the #RallyCat beat, blessing us with this very confusing story yesterday. As far as I can tell from the article...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
18 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals getting ready for Rally Cat

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rally Cat is coming back to Busch Stadium. The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to the now-famous cat that darted across the field during the Aug. 9 game against Kansas City, just moments before Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina hit a grand slam. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the cat has officially been named Rally Cat by the St. Louis...
Via MyNorthwest.com
20 hours ago

Cardinals Rediscover Their Way

There were times this season when the St. Louis Cardinals looked lost. But, as president of baseball operations John Mozeliak explains, the team is now playing with "energy and purpose." And they're not going away.
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

Inspiration comes from all variety of places. Sometimes it is a breakthrough year from players already in place and sometimes it is a big-name offseason addition that makes good upon arrival. In some cases, it's a big in-season trade provides the adrenaline shot that propels a team down the stretch, or a divisional rival will collapse presenting a new window of opportunity.And in...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Can’t Wait for September

Today’s offering has been percolating for quite awhile now, as it is time to come clean on a few matters. The lack of moves at the trade deadline caused things to take a sinister tone via social media. It was time to unplug from Twitter as well as breaking my sleep schedule in hopes of ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

The Cardinals Real Win Last Week? Securing Meaningful September Games.

The week ended with a Mike Wacha dud on Sunday afternoon. But the other 6 days? They transformed the 2017 season from an undramatic slog into a 5 week sprint for a division title. For the record… it’s unclear if 50% of the remaining games being against these three teams is the best thing: 4-8 vs Cubs (.333 winning%) 6-8 vs Brewers (.429 winning%) 5-4 vs Pirates (.556 winning...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

Cardinals to hold Rally Cat Night promotion on Sept 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) — This didn’t take long: The St. Louis Cardinals announced a Rally Cat Night promotion for their Sept. 10 game against Pittsburgh. A cat trotted on the field Wednesday with the Cardinals trailing Kansas City 5-4. After a short delay, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam on the next pitch, and St. Louis went on to an 8-5 win. “I’m a dog guy, but I like that cat tonight...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

What is the key to this new St. Louis Cardinals success?

From the Cardinals scoring 10 runs in three consecutive games, to the rally cat last night, this recent Cardinals success has caught everyone off guard. Throughout the season the Cardinals have been lackluster on offense, not showing much leadership, and overall disappointing. All of a sudden, this team is exciting again. During this five game win streak, the Cardinals have averaged...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals say ‘Rally Cat’ is missing

With the bases loaded in bottom of the sixth inning and trailing the Kansas City Royals by a score of 5-4, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina stepped to the plate on Wednesday night.But after a ball was delivered off the arm of Peter Moylan, play was interrupted when a stray feline jumped onto the field and went for a bit of a run. It was promptly retrieved by grounds crew...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals issue statement after ‘Rally Cat’ goes missing

The St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday issued an official statement concerning the now-unknown whereabouts of “Rally Cat.”The latest incarnation of “Rally [Insert Random Animal Here]” occurred on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium when a cat interrupted the Cardinals’ 8-5 win over the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning (more on that here).And now, it appears “Rally...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards grounds crew member ‘okay’ after Rally Cat encounter

Busch Stadium grounds crew member Lucas Hackmann took to social media Wednesday night to tweet he’s “okay” after an uncomfortably scratchy encounter with the St. Louis Cardinals’ newly dubbed “Rally Cat.” Major League Baseball’s latest incarnation of “Rally [Insert Animal Here]” made its debut in the outfield during the sixth inning with the Cardinals down 5-4 to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: ‘Rally Cat’ invades field, helps Cardinals earn comeback victory

The Kansas City Royals ran into a force greater than them on Wednesday night, and that was the difference in them blowing a 5-4 lead in the game.The force didn’t come from a normal obstacle, though. Instead, it was a furry feline that helped contribute to the 8-5 victory for the Cardinals.Faced with two outs and the bases loaded, Yadier Molina had a huge opportunity to break the...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the status-quo is bad news for the St. Louis Cardinals

With the trade deadline passing earlier this week, the St. Louis Cardinals decided to keep the status quo and not trade for any significant player. They kept to themselves, and it sounded like by various reports that the market fell apart of them. However, I do not know if I believe this for a second. In fact, the Cardinals probably decided that this roster was good enough for the...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yet another passive trade deadline for the St. Louis Cardinals

At this point why would we expect anything less? Another uninspiring trade deadline comes and goes in St. Louis. The Cardinals choose to stand pat at the non-waiver deadline, and it seems the only deal we’re left with is Tyler O’Neill from the Mariners for Marco Gonzales. That happened a little over a week ago, and it seems as if it will be the only significant move made until...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Molina takes issue with Matheny over quote about fatigue

There appears to be something of a rift between the St. Louis Cardinals’ manager and their franchise cornerstone.On Thursday, Mike Matheny strongly implied that he felt catcher Yadier Molina is dealing with a bit of fatigue from watching him run the bases, with backup catcher Carson Kelly getting a slightly larger role instead.Molina clearly took umbrage with that assessment, posting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 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
July 14, 2017  |  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
July 13, 2017  |  Discuss
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