CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Early Returns On Jhonny Peralta Not Favorable For Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals took a bit of a risk when they signed shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year $53 million deal in the 2013 off-season since he was coming off a season in which he was suspended 50 games for testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. The Cardinals hoped they were getting the Peralta that had hit more than 20 home runs on four occasions and topped 80...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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The St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Unknown Rookie: April 24, 2004

Ten years ago today, the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers met in Milwaukee for an early-season matchup. Both teams’ records hovered near the .500 mark, neither team sure which direction its season would go. This one game would not provide much clarity on that issue, but it did offer something that hadn’t happened in a major-league game since 1899. Let’s take a trip...
Via i70baseball
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

McNeal: Don't blame Oquendo for Cards' 3-2 loss to the Mets

Don't blame third-base coach Jose Oquendo for the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday night. Yes, his decision to send home Matt Carpenter backfired on the Cardinals. If Carpenter had stayed at third instead of being thrown out at home, there would have been only one out when Matt Holliday lofted a long fly to right. If Curtis Granderson then makes the catch in foul...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Pitcher Michael Wacha’s Hat Blows Off His Head At Blustery Citi Field

With gusts up to 41 mph tonight at Citi Field, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha is having a tough time keeping his hat on against the New York Mets.  Luckily for him, second baseman Mark Ellis was there to field it for him.  As always, special thanks to @MetsKevin11 The post Cardinals Pitcher Michael Wacha’s Hat Blows Off His Head At Blustery Citi Field appeared first...
Via The Daily Stache
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Guess who is leading the Cardinals in hitting?

With the heroics Tuesday night from St. Louis Cardinals Adam Wainwright, Matt Holliday and Jon Jay, the contributions of Matt Adams were perhaps not fully appreciated. Not only is the big first baseman continuing to impress defensively, the left-handed hitter went 2-for-4 with a run scored in St. Louis’ 3-0 win over the New York Mets. Now batting .346 on the season, Adams...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wainwright OK after twisting knee

The awkwardness of how Adam Wainwright’s knee bent when trying to field the ball in the seventh inning was not in the eye of the beholder but in the report from the Cardinals medical staff. Before his teammates could chuckle at his misstep, they had to take a breath. “Once I realized he was alright, I was able to make fun of him a little bit,” left fielder Matt Holliday admitted...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jay delivers key hit, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0

NEW YORK -- The only thing that stopped Adam Wainwright from throwing his second straight shutout was a hyperextended right knee. The perennial Cy Young Award contender tossed seven neat innings before leaving with an injury Tuesday night, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets. "Just give me a couple of days...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could the Cardinals trade one of their surplus outfielders for relief help?

Over the last few years, the Cardinals have been know for developing and promoting power arms, including such standouts as Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Michael Wacha, Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez.With those pitchers having already graduated to the majors, it appears that the Cardinals system strength is now their outfielders.In addition to major league regulars Matt Holliday...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Oscar Taveras (ankle) scratched from Triple-A game

Outfielder Oscar Taveras, rated the No. 2 prospect in MLB, is out of the Triple-A Memphis lineup for "precautionary reasons" and is listed as "day-to-day" after twisting his ankle, tweets Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. She also notes this is his left ankle, not the ankle which was surgically repaired in August of 2013. But for that injury, Taveris would been a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty homers, Oscar Taveras leaves with apparent injury on Monday

It was a solid night for Cardinals’ affiliates, as they went 3-1 with Palm Beach suffering the only loss. The Memphis Redbirds’ outfield continues to rake, collecting 6 more hits and 3 RBI’s on Monday, including a home run from Stephen Piscotty. A bit of disconcerting news came in the 7th inning when Oscar Taveras was removed for a pinch runner after hitting a single. It was...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Have Yet To Take Flight In 2014

The St. Louis Cardinals are off to a less than stellar start this season and in large part it is a result of three areas. First, the front office anticipated the continued emergence of young hard throwing pitchers Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, and Kevin Siegrist at the back end of the Redbirds bullpen. In addition, youngster Seth Maness, who led all Major League pitchers in...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote Lyons, option Rondon

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals promoted left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and started him Monday night against the New York Mets. Right-handed reliever Jorge Rondon was optioned to Triple-A. The 26-year-old Lyons will take the rotation spot held by Joe Kelly, who was put on the 15-disabled list last week. Kelly strained his left hamstring trying to beat out a bunt...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Times Profiles Yadier Molina

The name of the piece is “From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchestrates The Cardinals”. At this point, you can pretty much rest assured that this isn’t your typical Cardinals media fare. You’d be right, because yesterday the NY Times’ Tyler Kepner profiles Yadier Molina and got some interesting information: Brian McCann, a 7-time All-Star studies what Molina does...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras and Randal Grichuk lead Memphis to a walk-off win on Sunday

It was a quiet Easter for the Cardinals’ affiliates as Memphis and Springfield were the only two clubs in action. Memphis won with a thrilling walk-off, while Springfield’s bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. The Redbirds prized outfield lived up to their hype on Sunday going a combined 5-12 with 2 doubles, a home run, 2 runs batted in, and 3 runs scored. Here are the results from...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals announce the release of three minor league players

With recent movement throughout the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, a few players found their careers over with the organization. Releases like this happen in the regular season when the team feels like the player is not progressing enough and the player would like a fresh start with a new organization. On Thursday, the Cardinals announced the release of these three players: Vance...
Via Cardinals Farm
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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