As I stood out just behind the right field bleachers at Busch Stadium talking to my friend Andy a few years ago, I asked him his thoughts on the Jason Heyward deal.  Andy’s quick-witted remark?  “Welcome to Baseball Purgatory, Mr. Heyward.  You’ll do fine here, but we all know you are looking at much bigger [...]

It’s still a slow time for Cardinal baseball.  The Winter Warm Up has come and gone and while many interesting things came out of that, it was still a lot of the players hoping for a good season.  We found out Luke Gregerson is the closer–for now–and had reemphasized that Alex Reyes probably won’t be [...]

DOMINIC LEONE & CONNER GREENE JOIN REDBIRDS; RANDAL GRICHUK HEADS TO TORONTO ST. LOUIS,MO., January 19, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Dominic Leone (pronounced lee-OHN) and Conner Greene from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Randal Grichuk. Leone, 26, enjoyed a solid 2017 campaign for Toronto, going 3-0 with a 2.56 [...]

Usually the Winter Warm Up is a time of celebration, a time to look forward to the upcoming season, to get a little baseball injected into the middle of a winter weekend.  This past weekend, while there was still some of that and it was good to see the players talk to the media (and [...]

GRICHUK, LYONS, OZUNA & WACHA SIGNED FOR 2018 ST. LOUIS,MO., January 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have reached agreements on one-year contracts for 2018 with outfielder Randal Grichuk, pitcher Tyler Lyons, outfielder Marcell Ozuna and pitcher Michael Wacha, avoiding salary arbitration with all four players.  Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. Grichuk, 26, belted [...]

Budweiser Terrace is a brand new multilevel destination within Busch Stadium featuring a social-friendly atmosphere with full views of the playing field ST. LOUIS,Mo., January 12, 2018– The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the construction of the Budweiser Terrace, a redesign and renovation of the upper right field seating area and adjacent concourse at Busch [...]

Winter Ice & Snow Storm Forces Cancellation of Caravan #3 Headed to Memphis, Jonesboro & Dyersburg ST. LOUIS,MO, January 12, 2018– Due to severe winter weather and travel safety concerns for players, staff and fans, the St. Louis Cardinals have announced that the Cardinals Caravan #3 stops scheduled for Memphis, Jonesboro and Dyersburg are canceled.  [...]

Weekend Highlighted by 2018 Winter Warm-Up, Cardinals Caravan & Writers’ Dinner ST. LOUIS,Mo., January 11, 2018– The 22nd annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up (#CardsWarmUp) and the Cardinals Caravan (#CardsCaravan) highlight a busy Cardinals-themed holiday weekend that kicks off the 2018 season.                 Winter Warm-Up—the largest fundraising effort for the team’s charitable fund, Cardinals Care—returns to [...]

This off-season, there are several players still available in in free agency who could help the Cardinals: Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. Plus there’s that never ending rumor that the Cardinals have been trying to get Josh Donaldson. What do these three players have in common? They all play corner infield spots, possible homes for [...]

(For explanation, see this post.) On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Cardinal love gave to me Twelve wins a-leading, Eleventh place for Tommy, Ten balls a-sOHring, Nine Cards a-scoring, Eight extras a-hitting, Seventh place a-sitting, Six homers a-helping, Five slugging Redbirds, Four players to Miami, Three Patron saves, Two Cardinal stars, And an unmovable [...]

(For explanation, see this post.) On the eleventh day of Christmas, my Cardinal love gave to me Eleventh place for Tommy, Ten balls a-sOHring, Nine Cards a-scoring, Eight extras a-hitting, Seventh place a-sitting, Six homers a-helping, Five slugging Redbirds, Four players to Miami, Three Patron saves, Two Cardinal stars, And an unmovable Yadi. Yadier Molina [...]

(Editor’s note: Perhaps due to Doug’s vacation, he seemed to miss the fact that Sierra went in the Marcell Ozuna deal.  We are sorry for the error.) Hope everybody had a good holiday break! Like everybody else, I was excited by the trade to acquire Ozuna. I will miss Stephen Piscotty, as I think he’s [...]

 

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