Let’s make this clear right up front: the first start of a pitcher’s spring really doesn’t mean anything.  They are facing live hitters that aren’t their teammates for perhaps the first time since September.  It’s a time where the rules are made up and the scores don’t matter, so if they don’t feel like they [...]

Fans to Select One Former Cardinals Great to Join 2020 Class for August Induction Fan Voting Open Now Through April 17 at cardinals.com/HOF ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 1, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals have revealed Steve Carlton, Keith Hernandez, Matt Morris, Edgar Renteria and Lee Smith as the five players nominated for possible induction into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame, presented by [...]

“This is Cardinals baseball!” Dan McLaughlin intoned as the camera gave us our first real views of the 2021 St. Louis Cardinals.  At least, I assume he did–12:05 starts on a Sunday usually mean I miss the early part of a game due to church.  However, I got to watch some of the first half [...]

Black Friday

We made it! In honor of my wife having to share my attention for at least the next 6 or 7 months, I rewarded the occasion by wearing all black to work. Because try as everything did, baseball starts back this weekend and honestly no better words have been spoken after the year that was. [...]

FOX Sports Midwest to Televise 12 Games, KMOX to Broadcast 18 Games MLB App & cardinals.com to Stream All 24 Spring Training Contests ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 19, 2021– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that fans will be able to catch all of the club’s 2021 spring training games on either FOX Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120 [...]

A Couple of Answers From Mo

The Cardinals have been pretty good over the last half-decade or more of letting the bloggers submit questions to John Mozeliak during the offseason and, at some point, Mo will answer some of them.  (I always try to list out 8-10 questions so as to more likely get 1-2 answered.)  This year, we sent in [...]

24-Game Spring Slate Kicks Off on Sunday, February 28, Runs Through Monday, March 29 Club Will Limit Their Matchups to Four Other Teams Along Florida’s East Coast ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 12, 2021– The St. Louis Cardinals announced their revised 2021 Spring Training schedule today in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s league-wide release.  The team’s [...]

65 PLAYERS INVITED FOR 24TH YEAR OF TRAINING IN JUPITER, FLA ST. LOUIS, MO., February 11, 2021– The St. Louis Cardinals will be opening their 24th year of Spring Training in Jupiter, Fla. when the team’s pitchers and catchers report on Wednesday, February 17.  The Cardinals full squad will conduct their first workouts on Monday, February [...]

PREMIER FRANCHISE PLAYER SET TO ENTER 18TH SEASON AS A CARDINAL ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 9, 2021–The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with premier franchise catcher Yadier Molina on a one-year contract for the 2021 season.  Financial terms were not disclosed. Molina, 38, a nine-time Rawlings Gold Glove award winner, four-time Platinum Glove winner [...]

Return of the Other King

What do the Cardinals owe the legends?  Apparently about $17 million. Last night, the inevitable became official and Yadier Molina will be back for his 18th season wearing the birds on the bat.  After an offseason of dancing around, Instagram trolling, and searching the market, Molina comes home on a one year deal for $9 [...]

Hydra’s main slogan is if you cut off one head, two more will rise to take its place.  This week, the Cardinals did the reverse Hydra, bringing in one player and cutting ties with two more.  While Kolten Wong was expected, given that he was on the free agent market and there seemed little chance [...]

Goodbye, Mr. Wong, and Thanks

“They grab Ugarte and she walks in.  Well, that’s the way it goes.  One in, one out.”–Rick Blaine, Casablanca Roughly 24 hours after the Cardinals officially welcomed a Gold Glove infielder, they officially said goodbye to another.  Kolten Wong, after having his option for 2021 declined by the Cards to start the winter, finally agreed [...]

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