Redbird Dugout

The Cardinals hit the natural halfway point of the season this week as the league pauses for the All Star Break. They find themselves at 44–44 and 2 games out of a division lead. Of course, they’re also 2.5 games out of last place as the NL Central first to fifth is closer than first [...]

It’s July 1st and the Major League Baseball trade deadline now stands 31 days away and we are entering the beginning of trade season. There is one question that every member of the Cardinals’ front office should be asking themselves: what can they do to make this team better? Something important to note is that [...]

After three straight seasons of missing the playoffs, this season’s edition of the Cardinals doesn’t feel much different than what we’ve seen before. For all the talk over the last few years of improving the team, the team’s performance on the field has yet to make a substantial leap forward. Many assumed that the acquisition [...]

This past week I was listening to Golic and Wingo on my way to work and they had former NHL player Eddie Olczyk on to talk about the Stanley Cup Finals. During the spot he sort of mocked the fact that the St. Louis Blues had yet to remove the interim tag from interim head coach [...]

In the 9th inning yesterday afternoon Jordan Hicks had to be bailed out by fellow reliever John Gant who came in and slammed the door on the Chicago Cubs to secure a 2–1 Cardinals victory. But it wasn’t the first time that Hicks has arrived on the mound looking shaky. After saving 9 games in [...]

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced that they have signed LHP Andrew Miller to a two year contract with a third-year vesting option. The contract is 2 years, $25 million with a $12 million option that will vest with 110 appearances over those first two seasons. There is also a $500k incentive for a yet [...]

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded 3B Patrick Wisdom to the Texas Rangers in exchange for IF/OF Drew Robinson according to the Rangers. The numbers Wisdom, 27, was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft and made his long awaited Major League debut last season. In 32 games, he [...]

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, IF Andy Young, and the Cardinals’ selection in Compensation Round B of the 2019 Major League draft. The numbers Paul Goldschmidt, 31, joins the Cardinals in the final year of a 6 year, [...]

Prior to last night’s non-tender deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have reached an agreement on a 1 year, $900,000 deal with left handed pitcher Chasen Shreve to avoid arbitration, and likely a non-tender, and also tendered contracts to the remaining players on the team’s 40 man roster, including their three remaining arbitration [...]

The MLB offseason, often called the “hot stove” (though at this point the stove might only be set to low), is generally a time of great hope for teams and their fans. Teams explore all the options and for fans are excited because anything could happen. Discussion of what could happen dominates interactions. From trade [...]

This article was previously posted on October 31, 2018 on the Redbird Dugout Facebook page. The Boston Red Sox are World Series Champions and the real start to free agency is on the horizon. Today, I was going to take a quick look at five players who I believe the Cardinals should have on their [...]

This article was previously posted on October 11th on the Redbird Dugout Facebook page. At 1:23 pm Eastern time, the press release hit my inbox. “Cardinals & Adam Wainwright agree to a 2019 contract.” And there it was. Adam Wainwright has agreed to terms on a one year deal that will keep him with the [...]

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Last updated: 09/30/2019