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St. Louis Cardinals: Spending more money does not equate to more wins

This offseason around Major League Baseball has seen a couple of teams open their checkbooks to try to improve their clubs. The San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Miami Marlins all have been very active in the free agent and trading markets. There is a small, but vocal group of St. Louis Cardinal fans who wonder why their club is not partaking in the spending spree. This group...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Figuring Out the Atlanta Braves

With the Winter Meetings now behind us, one has to wonder just what the Atlanta Braves are trying to do as they shape their team heading into 2015. Yes, there is plenty of time to make moves before pitchers and catchers report, before Spring Training starts—but with the moves they’ve made thus far coupled with their inactivity last week in San Diego, it’s tough to figure...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

When I asked this week’s poll question, I realized it could become one-sided. Lance Lynn was probably the most obvious answer to the question of which player should receive the next contract extension. To make things more interesting, I could have included Jason Heyward in the poll, but technically the Cardinals would not be buying out arbitration years with Heyward, which was...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Winter-Meetings Outlook: St. Louis Cardinals

Much like it’s counterpart in the American League, the NL Central promises to be one of the most competitive divisions in all of baseball this year. The St. Louis Cardinals are the reigning division champs, and they will have their eyes set on the pennant again in 2015 after adding Jason Heyward to man right field, and righty Jordan Walden to lock down the eighth inning in the...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: new NL central competition?

The St. Louis Cardinals won the NL Central last season, narrowly edging out the Pirates after the Brewers led most of the year before collapsing. The Reds and Cubs did not provide very much competition, but we know the Cubs made a huge splash signing Jon Lester this offseason. Does that mean the Cubs are the Cardinals new toughest competition? Let’s break it down: The Cubs’ rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding a spot for Matt Carpenter in the St. Louis Cardinals lineup

During the 2014 season, it became apparent that the favorite activity of Cardinals fans was to scrutinize the lineups that manager Mike Matheny would put out on a daily basis. It seemed like every gameday there would be tons of people taking to twitter to offer criticism of the manager’s choice for that day, while some would offer their ideal lineup. For the most part, I decided...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roundtable Review: A look at future St. Louis Cardinals trades

The roundtable question this week paralleled the poll question and wanted to know who was the next St. Louis Cardinal player to likely be traded. Unlike with the poll question, our responses can get pretty specific with the roundtable. Here were the responses to this week’s roundtable question:MichajoPeralta and Rosenthal. Both have high value right now, but Peralta is past his...
Via Cardinals Farm
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll Results: Which St. Louis Cardinal could be traded next?

It seems like my poll questions have been curses lately, in that something happens throughout the week to make the question no longer valid. It has happened several times this offseason and with the winter meetings this week, I was certain it would have happened this week with this specific question.Prior to the winter meetings, the Cardinals appeared to be targeting a bench bat...
Via Cardinals Farm
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Day 4: No major deals for Braves in San Diego

There was no splash. The Atlanta Braves were among the most active teams in baseball before the Winter Meetings kicked off at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel this week, and there were strong indications more waves were on the way. After trading star outfielder Jason Heyward, acquiring young starter Shelby Miller and talented prospect Tyrell Jenkins and signing former Orioles...
Via Fox Sports South
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Mark Reynolds to One-Year Deal

The St. Louis Cardinals, who have been quiet since acquiring Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden from the Atlanta Braves by sending their young pitchers, Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to the Braves, have made their mark on the Winter Meetings by reportedly signing slugger Mark Reynolds to a one-year deal per Jon Heyman. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has made it obvious the Cards were...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Let the debate begin: Who hits where in Cardinals' lineup?

SAN DIEGO -- First, the multiple choices: a. Carlos Martinez in the rotation, b. The battle for the utility infielder jobs, c. The batting order. Next, the question: What Cardinals topic will be talked about the most between now and Opening Day? And the answer: Considering the Cardinals scored 164 fewer runs in 2014 than in 2013, it's gotta be about the offense. And because the lineup...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller, Worth It To The Atlanta Braves

With Winter Meetings being underway and an abundance of big fish still yet to be netted, the probability that the proverbial dominos will start to fall soon is a definite. Even with some of the bigger names still in play, namely the top notch arms of Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, one could argue in favor of the some of the moves made so far being more important than any other occurrence...
Via Baseball Essential
16 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: changes this off season

The St. Louis Cardinals continue to make lots of minor changes this off season. The first change they made was trading for right fielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden. After the death of Oscar Taveras the Cardinals were in need of a right fielder. Heyward more than fills the void at that position. That was the key spot that the Cardinals had to fill this off season. All...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

No one is willing to meet Atlanta’s asking price on Justin Upton

It’s obvious that the Braves really want to trade outfielder Justin Upton. And following the team’s trade of Jason Heyward (and Jordan Walden) for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, expectations are set high for the club’s return. There’s only one problem – teams think that the Braves got overpaid for Heyward, and don’t want to top that package for Upton. CBS’s Jon Heyman...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

No one is willing to meet Atlanta’s asking price on Justin Upton

It’s obvious that the Braves really want to trade outfielder Justin Upton. And following the team’s trade of Jason Heyward (and Jordan Walden) for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, expectations are set high for the club’s return. There’s only one problem – teams think that the Braves got overpaid for Heyward, and don’t want to top that package for Upton. CBS’s Jon Heyman...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying To Figure Out Everyone’s Obsession With Power…

Jason Heyward only hit 11 homers last year, which I think is a part of the reason he got traded. If Heyward produces at the exact same level he did last year though, with excellent defense, a touch of speed and hitting righties well, without an increase in home runs, I’d be happy. The only thing I’d [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
20 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Roundtable: What’s your lineup?

For week 2 of the our roundtable discussions, I asked Cardinal Nation to form a lineup for Opening Day 2015. It appears the starting 8 is set as Jason Heyward is firmly cemented in right field. Mike Matheny has plenty to work with when it comes to filling out the lineup. He has several options for the top of the lineup and has several left-handed hitters to fit in the order. Here...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll Results: Which John Mozeliak trade was best?

On Monday, I asked Cardinal Nation to pick the one trade that GM John Mozeliak made that stood out from the rest. This coming on the heels of the Jason Heyward deal, which may turn out to be a great deal for the Cardinals. Here are the overwhelming results, which are the least bit surprising. Take Our Poll As you can see, the Matt Holliday deal ran away with the poll, which...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

What happened to Jason Heyward’s power?

The moment the offseason began, the collective of Cardinal Nation clamored for one thing: power. Fans dreamed of trading for Giancarlo Stanton before he signed the largest contract in MLB history to stay with the Miami Marlins. People clamored for signing Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who just recently agreed to a six-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Some pined for a trade...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Still Don’t Need A High-Priced Starting Pitcher After Shelby Miller Trade

The St. Louis Cardinals took a chunk out of their pitching depth with their first big move of the offseason Nov. 17 when they sent right-hander Shelby Miller to the Atlanta Braves as part of a four-player deal for outfielder Jason Heyward, but they should not be in a rush to sign a big-name free agent to fill that void. The Cardinals still have an abundance of pitching depth, and...
Via i70baseball
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Prioritizing The Cardinals’ Holiday Shopping List

Black Friday is quickly approaching, which sits as the unofficial start to the Christmas buying season, but for the Cardinals, the seasonal shopping is well underway. With the addition of Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden, the St. Louis Cardinals have addressed two of their biggest outstanding needs in the young offseason already: an all-around upgrade in the everyday lineup and a...
Via i70baseball
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Impact of the Heyward-Miller trade

Jason Heyward When the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals swapped Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, many people were shocked. It was only a few years ago that Heyward made his MLB debut, homering in his first at bat and making an All-Star appearance in his rookie campaign. Heyward seemed to be the building block of the Atlanta Braves, and...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny gives up No. 22 to newly acquired Jason Heyward

Jason Heyward will continue to wear the No. 22 when he takes the field for the Cardinals in 2015. After wearing the number for his full tenure with the Braves, Heyward was traded along with reliever Jordan Walden to the Cardinals. Saturday Heyward announced via twitter that he would continue to wear the number which had been worn by Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. Would like to...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny gives up No. 22 to Jason Heyward

One question that was raised shortly after Jason Heyward was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals was whether or not he’d get to keep wearing No. 22 on his jersey. Manager Mike Matheny donned 22 for most of his career, including from 2000-2004 when he was with the Cardinals, and has worn it ever since he took over as manager [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller plus right-handed pitching prospect...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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