CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Do You Feel About Mark McGwire Being Elected To Cardinals Hall of Fame?

The St. Louis Cardinals 2017 Hall of Fame Class was announced this weekend. Here’s who will go in: Pepper Martin (red ribbon selection committee) Tim McCarver (fan vote) Mark McGwire (fan vote) Over a 6-week period this past winter/spring, around 40,000 ballots were cast and the Mc’s took the top two fan spots over five other nominees (Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Steve...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals History: Rocky Nelson's Inside the Glove Homer

Via FOX Sports
13 hours ago

Peralta regaining energy; rehab games on horizon

Having regained strength after weaning himself off medication that was causing adverse side effects, Jhonny Peralta expects to report to the Cardinals' complex in Florida next week to return to the field in rehab games. That could position him to be activated from the disabled list when the Cardinals are in Miami for a series from May 8-10.
Via Cardinals.com
1 day ago

Cardinals and Reds Game Today Postponed Due to Weather

Game Will Be Made Up At A Date & Time To Be Determined ST. LOUIS, MO April 29, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that their game against the Cincinnati Reds scheduled for 1:15 p.m. today has been postponed due to severe weather. The two teams will make up today’s scheduled game at a [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Fowler, Gyorko power Cardinals past Reds 7-5

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler and Jedd Gyorko homered and Yadier Molina short-circuited a rally with a bases-loaded pickoff to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. St. Louis won for the ninth time in 11 games and moved above the .500 mark for the first time since winning its season opener against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds have lost...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Cardinals Grab Two Wins Despite Papa John’s Best Jinx Attempt

The Cardinals had runners on 2nd & 3rd in the bottom of the 8th inning on Thursday night. Fixing to bust the second game of a doubleheader against the Blue Jays wiiiiiide open. And then, our benevolent commander-in-pizza, Papa John Schnatter, had his marketing minions shatter a million mirrors all over the Busch Stadium backstop: Sure, the Cardinals ended up winning. I’m just...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago

Matt Carpenter’s walk-off grand slam was pretty rare

Everybody loves the dramatic moment that comes with a walk-off home run. What could be better?A walk-off grand slam. In extra innings.That’s what Matt Carpenter did for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kolten Wong tied the game up in the 11th inning with a run-scoring triple before Toronto opted to walk the bases loaded...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nailed it! Carpenter's slam could be catalyst

Before Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny toyed with the idea of moving Matt Carpenter out of the three-hole as a means to potentially jump-start the first baseman's bat. Matheny eventually opted against the switch, yet he ended up with the desired result anyway.
Via Cardinals.com
2 days ago

Wainwright to close Cardinals' doubleheader

St. Louis' Adam Wainwright will face Toronto's Casey Lawrence in the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader. Wainwright ended a three-start losing streak last time out with his first win of the season. Lawrence might be making his final start before returning to the Minors.
Via Cardinals.com
3 days ago

Cardinals Outright Anthony Garcia

Cardinals outfielder Anthony Garcia has cleared waivers and been outrighted off the 40-man roster, per the club’s transactions page at MLB.com. It doesn’t appear as if there will be an immediate corresponding move, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Garcia’s outright was more about keeping an open roster spot on the 40-man for the future than for accommodating...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2017 to be Announced Friday

FOX Sports Midwest press release The St. Louis Cardinals 2017 Hall of Fame induction class will be announced on FOX Sports Midwest in a 30-minute special on Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. CT. FOX Sports Midwest play-by-play announcer Dan McLaughlin hosts the show, joined by Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and President Bill DeWitt III. Fans selected two players for induction from...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
3 days ago

MLB Postpones Cardinals Game; Provides Time For Them To Look At What They Did

“LOOK!” “Go ahead and look at what you did.” Ever get told that as a kid? Generally when I heard it, wasn’t because I did something awesome. Nope. It was because I made a mess. A big mess. MLB cancelled the Cardinals v Blue Jays game Wednesday evening, giving the Cards more time to look at what they did last night. Spoiler alert: they made a mess. (I’m embedding the Mike...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
4 days ago

Chris Coghlan goes airborne to avoid tag, scores incredible run

Chris Coghlan went full Willie Mays Hayes to score a run for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.Coghlan walked with one out in the 7th inning of Toronto’s clash with the Cardinals. The next batter was Kevin Pillar, who drove a ball to deep right off the wall, which had Coghlan motoring around the bases.By the time he got towards home, Yadier Molina was waiting as the throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw blasted the hardest-hit home run of the season

Thursday night was a good night for sports in the city of Milwaukee. The Bucks blew out the Raptors in the NBA Playoffs, and then the Brewers held off the Cardinals for a 7-5 victory to get back above .500 at 9-8.The biggest highlight of the evening with this moonshot by Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the first inning: What a bomb.According to ESPN...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The time has come: Adam Wainwright must move to the bullpen

Ever since 2006, St. Louis Cardinals fans have held Adam Wainwright in the most positive of lights. Whether it is him closing out the 2006 World Series, or leading the NL in wins in 2009 or 2013, he has been near and dear to the Cardinals hearts. No one has ever dared try to criticize Adam Wainwright. However, today is the day. It is time Cardinals organization. Wainwright must go...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s the Point of the Matt Adams Outfield Experiment?

Over the winter, the Cardinals talked a lot about upgrading their defense and getting more athletic in the outfield ,in particular. They let longtime Cardinal Matt Holliday go become a DH in the American League, preferring not to put his glove in left field any longer. After trying to trade for Adam Eaton, they eventually signed Dexter Fowler to play center field, allowing them to...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Lou Brock diagnosed with cancer

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock has been diagnosed with bone cancer and is currently undergoing treatment for Multiple Myeloma. Brock started his career with the Chicago Cubs, but was traded to St. Louis in 1964, in what amounts to one of the most lopsided deals in baseball history. His impact was immediate, as Brock hit .348/.387...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz hit a home run in Busch Stadium’s most famous spot (VIDEO)

There are a lot of high hopes for the St. Louis Cardinals’ young shortstop Aledmys Diaz, due to his range but also incredible power that puts him ahead of most people who play his position. Diaz hit a moon shot in batting practice Saturday, with the ball landing in the “Big Mac Land” sign. The ball actually landed in the “G,” and stayed there throughout the game, which...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina takes offense to pine tar questions

Yadier Molina took offense to questions he received after the Cubs-Cardinals game on Thursday about his potential use of an illegal substance.The turning point in the game occurred in the 7th when Kyle Schwarber blasted a 3-run shot to put Chicago up against St. Louis 5-4. The lead runner was able to reach base on a dropped third strike. Molina was unable to locate the ball in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yadier Molina can’t find ball, stuck to catcher’s gear

You know those moments we all have when we are looking for our car keys only to find out they’re in our hands? Something similar happened to seven-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina.The St. Louis Cardinals were playing the Chicago Cubs Thursday when this happened. The 34-year-old recently signed a three-year $60-million extension with the Cardinals through 2020. He will be 38...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Wainwright With Worst Pitch of 2017

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is a three-time All Star, two time Gold Glove winner and a Cy Young contender. The 35-year-old has his mistakes and one of them happened against the Cubs. Wainwright was attempting to throw a pitch but it did not come close to home plate which is why this pitch is the leading contender for “Worst Pitch of 2017.” #SCNotTop10 pic.twitter...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright explains Tuesday's horrific wild pitch

During Tuesday night’s Cubs-Cardinals game, Adam Wainwright threw a pitch that can only be described as 50 Cent-level bad. The pitch bounced maybe halfway to the plate and far enough up the first-base line that catcher Yadier Molina had no prayer of stopping it. There were two runners on base at the time, and obviously both of them moved up as a result of the wild pitch.So what...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty hit three times in one inning, leaves game with head contusion

This was a very scary moment. Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was attempting to score on an infield grounder when a throw from Cubs 2B Javy Baez drilled him in the helmet on Tuesday night: Piscotty left the field under his own power, but he was removed from the game and will likely undergo concussion testing. As that tweet notes, it was an inning full of unfortunate events...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yadier Molina finalizing three year extension worth over $55 million

Yadier Molina reportedly did not want to negotiate a contract extension during the season. It looks as though there will be no need for that.Molina was potentially headed towards free agency after this season, although there is a mutual option in his contract for the 2018 season at $15 million with a $2 million buyout. Despite being 34 years old, Molina is still among the best all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals interested in White Sox ace Jose Quintana

With the MLB regular season set to get going this weekend, teams are finalizing their 25-man rosters. They are looking forward to moving on from meaningless preseason games in hopes of taking down the defending champion Chicago Cubs.That latter goal has to be what is driving the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals following a 2016 campaign that saw them miss the playoffs for the first...
Via Sportsnaut
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss
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