CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wacha makes case as Cards overpower Reds

His hold on a rotation spot loosening with each subsequent start, Michael Wacha regained that grip on Monday by notching his second quality start in his past seven tries. Supported by an abundance of offense, Wacha covered the first six innings in the Cardinals' 8-2 rout of the Reds, who stopped by Busch Stadium for a one-game makeup of an April rainout.
Via Cardinals.com
30 minutes ago

Grichuk, Gyorko homer, lead Cardinals over Reds 8-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday. It was a makeup for an April 29 game that was postponed because of severe weather. Grichuk hit his second homer in two games since being recalled from Triple-A. The two-run drive in the fourth inning was his sixth of the season...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 hours ago

The Cardinals Just Don’t Have The Talent To Compete

You get a call. The number isn’t one you have saved, but it does have a 314 area code and you were just scrolling through Instagram anyway, so you pick it up. It’s John Mozeliak, General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. He has just offered you a position on the major league team. MLB minimum salary of $535,000.00 (prorated) to finish out the ’17 season. You’ll immediately...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
13 hours ago

St. Louis native Voit gets callup to Cards

Outfielder Randal Grichuk is getting another shot to show he can stick in the Majors, while first baseman Luke Voit has arrived ready for his first. Both players were summoned from Triple-A Memphis as the Cardinals made six roster moves prior to Sunday's series finale against the Pirates.
Via Cardinals.com
21 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fowler (heel), Siegrist (spine) placed on DL

After placing Dexter Fowler (right heel spur) and Kevin Siegrist (cervical spine sprain) on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, the Cardinals scheduled medical studies for both players in order to determine the severity of their chronic injuries. Fowler will visit a podiatrist on Monday. Siegrist left Busch Stadium on Sunday afternoon for his appointment.
Via Cardinals.com
1 day ago

Cardinals Place Dexter Fowler, Kevin Siegrist On DL

The Cardinals have placed center fielder Dexter Fowler and reliever Kevin Siegrist on the disabled list, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com (on Twitter). In other moves, the team has optioned outfielder Chad Huffman to Triple-A, recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk and reliever Mike Mayers, and selected the contract of outfielder Luke Voit, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Grichuk homers in return, helps Cardinals top Pirates 8-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk homered in his return to the majors, Yadier Molina had three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 on Sunday night. Grichuk, who was sent to the minors on May 29 after struggling with consistency, had two hits — including his solo homer in the sixth inning — and scored twice. Molina, who had missed the previous two...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Holding On

The Cardinals started the season on a rollercoaster and have quickly become the Tea Cup ride…they are simply spinning in circles. Their wins happen against losing teams, and sometimes, that is not a given. They lost 2 of 3 to the Orioles and failed to sweep the supposed worst team in baseball, the Phillies. The two games ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Why the St. Louis Cardinals should not trade for Adeiny Hechavarria

There is just over a month left before the MLB trade deadline and rumors are already swirling. One of those rumors concerns the St. Louis Cardinals and Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. The defensive magician has a triple slash line of .277/.288/.385 in 65 at bats, but the Cardinals defensively have been a nightmare and the 28 year old Cuban shortstop would be a huge help...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals walk a tightrope between Christian Day and Pride Night

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

What is wrong with the St. Louis Cardinals?

The St. Louis Cardinals mid-June road trip has drawn to a close and suspicions as to how bad this team is have now been confirmed. After the Cards dropped a series to the Baltimore Orioles, they were able to take a series from Philadelphia. The cratering Cardinals, took two extra inning wins away from the Phillies but were unable to close out the sweep in the third game losing 5...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Yadier Molina needs to be benched

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Move Michael Wacha to the bullpen

Michael Wacha was originally off to a hot start in 2017. With six quality starts in his first seven outings, Cardinal fans were hopefully that Wacha may have conquered the nagging shoulder injuries that appeared to possibly derail his once promising career. Yet now, in his last six starts, Wacha has pitched over five innings just once. In those starts he is averaging just 4.1 innings...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Sign Six Additional Draft Picks From 2017 Class

Two Non-Drafted Free-Agents Also Join Cardinals Organization ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 22, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the signing of six more players from the 2017 First-Year Player draft, as well as two non-drafted free agents who have agreed to terms with the organization.  Five pitchers, two outfielders and a catcher are among ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 days ago

Freddie Freeman planning to play third base upon return from disabled list

Freddie Freeman has been on the disabled list since mid-May and apparently his time on the shelf has triggered something of a reawakening in him.The Atlanta Braves slugger told reporters on Wednesday that he plans to play third base for the team upon his return from injury.“[My] mindset is to return as a third baseman,” said Freeman, per ESPN. “I mentioned it and said I’d...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong leaves game

Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Berkman’s upcoming speech at Cardinals 'Christian Day' draws ire from LGBTQ+ community

The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting “Christian Day” once again this year, but one of their speaker choices has some in the LGBQT+ community questioning the decision.Former Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman will speak during the celebration. That's the same Lance Berkman who has condemned equal rights for LGBT people in Houston and called out a law that allowed transgendered...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

GM John Mozeliak: Cardinals are not a playoff team

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not sugarcoating things about his team’s play of late.Mozeliak spoke with reporters on Friday while announcing some moves and said that his Cardinals are not a playoff team. The Cardinals are on a 7-game losing streak and have gone 5-17 in their last 22 games. Among the team’s moves was designating Jhonny Peralta for assignment to create space for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Scooter Gennett had one of the most incredible hitting performances in baseball history

Cincinnati Reds utility man Scooter Gennett had an absolutely stunning night at the plate on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, going 5-for-5, with four (!) home runs and 10 (!) runs batted in. Yes, Scooter Gennett. The same Scooter Gennett that the Milwaukee Brewers waived in May. The same Scooter Gennett who entered play on Tuesday with 38 home runs in 1,754 plate appearances...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester successfully picks off a runner at first base… No, really

It’s a well-known fact that Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggles with throwing over to first base, so it’s not uncommon to see baserunners take a big lead when the veteran left-hander is on the mound.But in the case of St. Louis Cardinals left-fielder Tommy Pham, his lead was just a little too big for Lester’s liking. Lester successfully picking off a runner at first base...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler gets World Series ring from Cubs, promptly hits lead-off homer

Friday marked Dexter Fowler’s return to Wrigley Field for the first time since leaving the Chicago Cubs. It was certainly a memorable return.Prior to the game, Fowler, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, finally received his well earned World Series ring. Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo presented the ring to Fowler in a pregame ceremony, which included a standing ovation from the...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa says Cardinals ’embarrassed’ Albert Pujols

The 2011 World Series marked the final games in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform for both manager Tony La Russa and first baseman Albert Pujols (though La Russa would return for the 2012 All-Star Game).La Russa retired and Pujols signed a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. On Friday, Brenden Schaeffer‏ of KMOV quoted La Russa, who criticized the Cardinals...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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