CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

St. Louis Reaches Agreement with Dexter Fowler

Despite reports that Dexter Fowler was not interested in the team due to issues with manager Mike Matheny, the St. Louis Cardinals have managed to reach an agreement with the 30-year-old outfielder pending the results of a physical on Friday. The agreement was originally hinted at by Frank Cusumano of KSDK Sports, who tweeted the news that Fowler was coming in for a physical with...
Via Baseball Essential
14 minutes ago

Cardinals: What’s Next

On Thursday December 8, 2016 Frank Cusumano tweeted out that Dexter Fowler was en route to St. Louis to take a physical. And like that, Cardinals Twitter started to get fun again.  We’ve talked ad nauseam about what was going to happen in the outfield. Now, it’s time to start wonder “What’s next?” for the Cardinals. To assess that, we need to assess the team’s financial...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 hour ago

Can Austin Wilson Become Luke Voit?

The St. Louis Cardinals added one player in Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft – outfielder Austin Wilson, a former draft target of the Cardinals as a high schooler in 2010 and a later second-round selection by Seattle in 2013. An impressive physical specimen at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, Wilson has been a prospect that some have drooled over long before St. Louis unsuccessfully wooed him...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
6 hours ago

Angels Asked Cardinals About Kolten Wong

The Angels asked the Cardinals about second baseman Kolten Wong this week, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation tweets. The Cardinals, though, greatly prefer to keep Wong, as MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch explained earlier this week. They see Wong’s defensive ability as a plus, manager Mike Matheny says. “None of us have shied away from the fact that this should be a top-tier defender at...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 hours ago

Cards lose Cordoba, add Wilson in Rule 5 Draft

A year after the Padres snagged a promising pitching prospect from the Cardinals in the Rule 5 Draft to assist in their rebuilding efforts, San Diego went after St. Louis' talent again. This time it was plucking infielder Allen Cordoba, who led the Appalachian League in batting average this past season and was ranked as the organization's 19th-best prospect in MLB Pipeline, with...
Via Cardinals.com
11 hours ago

Holliday, Yanks finalize $13 million, 1-year contract

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Free agent outfielder Matt Holliday and the New York Yankees have finalized a $13 million, one-year contract. Holliday, who turns 37 next month, fits into the Yankees strategy of signing veterans to short-term deals while pivoting toward a youth movement. A seven-time All-Star with a .303 career average, Holliday was drafted by Colorado in 1998, traded to Oakland...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Tale Of Three Center Fielders…

The Cardinals, as you know, are in the market for a center fielder. They are rumored to be in on Dexter Fowler , which would be a nice acquisition, but I thought I’d explore another option, as well as compare those two to one that got away. Here are the 2016 stats for our three CF 1) [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago

Latest On Cardinals’ Outfielder Search

The Cardinals are exploring several options as they look to the outfield market, with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporting that the club is thought to have spoken to the White Sox about a trade for Adam Eaton.  The Rockies are also open to the idea of swapping Charlie Blackmon for “a high return” and Goold notes that the Cards and Rox have held discussions...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Cardinals Crapmas Is Almost Here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to give and receive crappy gifts plastered with the St. Louis Cardinals logo all over it! That’s right, Cardinals Crapmas is coming back soon. Gift 1 will premiere on DEC 12 with the last daily gift posted on DEC 24. That’s 12 very special gifts for your amusement. What is Cardinals Crapmas? Well, it’s things like the pic above...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago

Cards want to build around Wong, not trade him

As the Cardinals continue to explore the trade market for a potential outfield addition, it's no surprise that clubs have often asked for top prospects in return. But there has also been widespread interest in players who have already ascended to the Majors, one of those being second baseman Kolten Wong.
Via Cardinals.com
2 days ago

St. Louis Cardinals Wish List for 2017

The St. Louis Cardinals fell way short of expectations in 2016. Maybe it was the Chicago Cubs’ excellence from start to finish; maybe it was injuries to key players; maybe it was the lofty expectations from a 100-win 2015. Maybe it was a mixture of all of those factors. Going back to the topic of the Cubs though, it is clear that the Cardinals are likely not going to win a division...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Holliday figures to balance Yanks' batting order

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Matt Holliday figures to balance the New York Yankees' lineup while not adding a lengthy payroll commitment to a team trying to get under the luxury-tax threshold within the next two years. ''Our preference would be to find someone that would be a short-term contract, that allows us to retain our draft pick, that provides us payroll flexibility as we move forward...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

'Play Ball' auction offers exciting Cardinals items

An opportunity to watch a Cardinals game from the owner's box and a Busch Stadium specialty ticket package are among the items fans are now able to bid on as part of the 'Play Ball' Charity Auction.
Via Cardinals.com
3 days ago

Yankees find short-term DH with Matt Holliday signing

The New York Yankees needed someone to fill a hole in the team’s DH spot for the short term, and they appear to have found their man. A number of different outlets reported Sunday that New York has signed former St. Louis Cardinal Matt Holliday to a one-year, $13 million deal. As a team with a lot of young talent coming up, Holliday is the perfect fit. Yanks have deal with...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals non-tender RP Maness, making him free agent

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals are not tendering a contract for 2017 to right-hander Seth Maness, who had elbow surgery in August. The move makes Maness a free agent. He went 2-2 with a 3.41 ERA in 29 relief appearances this year. Maness was drafted in 2011 by the Cardinals and made his big league debut two years later. He is 17-10 with a 3.19 ERA in 244 career relief...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting the Cardinals’ Return for Jaime Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals sent lefty Jaime Garcia to Atlanta in exchange for a trio of minor leaguers this evening. Below are my thoughts on the prospects heading to St. Louis in the deal. John Gant, RHP (Profile) The good-bodied and eccentric Gant is probably the likeliest to yield big-league value of the triumvirate acquired by St. Louis tonight. He’s already spent time there,...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellowship

Position: St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Operations Fellowship Location: Jupiter, Fla.Description: The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Job Postings: Cardinals Fellowship Position by Rob McQuown

The St. Louis Cardinals baseball club is seeking candidates for a new Baseball Operations Fellowship position to be based out of the Jupiter, FL complex. The Fellowship position runs from early 2017 through December 31, 2017. It is a full-time position eligible for insurance consistent with a typical Cardinals full-time employee.
Via Baseball Prospectus
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals reportedly have interest in Justin Turner

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to think that Red will look good in red. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Cardinals have interest in LA Dodgers free agent third baseman Justin Turner but would probably have to deal infielder Jhonny Peralta to make a match realistic. Sources: #STLCards have interest in free agent Justin Turner. For match to be realistic, they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Trade targets – Chris Sale

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rough year in terms of pitching this past season. Adam Wainwright had the worst season of his career, Mike Leake was bad in the first year of his contract, Jaime Garcia struggled, and the bullpen had their issues as well. The lone bright spots in the rotation were Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes, the latter of which barely pitched. Both Martinez and Reyes...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals may have interest in Marcell Ozuna

As the St. Louis Cardinals look to shore up their outfield, a team from across the National League may be of some assistance to them. According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN on Monday, Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna is “one name to keep an eye on” with the Cardinals in the market for a center fielder. Ozuna, 26, was an All-Star last season, hitting .266/.321/.425...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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