CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jedd-i night & day: Gyorko opens, closes DH with HRs

Infielder Jedd Gyorko homered in the opener and nightcap of the Cardinals' doubleheader against the Mets.
Via Cardinals.com
4 hours ago

Wainwright looks to give Cards series win in NY

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has insisted the club will likely not trade for a starting pitcher, meaning Logan Verrett will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future. The right-hander starts Wednesday night against Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright, who has rebounded from a rough start to his season.
Via Cardinals.com
6 hours ago

Cardinals Launch Treasure Hunt Fan Video Contest

Fans Asked to Create Videos Showcasing Their Most Treasured Cardinals Collectible & the Story Behind the Item ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 26, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they have launched the Cardinals Treasure Hunt Fan Video Contest, a new #CardsFanFlix fan engagement promotion encouraging fans to submit videos sharing the stories behind [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
13 hours ago

Cards put Rosenthal on 15-day DL, recall Kiekhefer

NEW YORK -- The St. Louis Cardinals have put reliever Trevor Rosenthal on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right shoulder.The Cardinals made the move before Tuesday's doubleheader against the New York Mets. They promoted lefty Dean Kiekhefer from the minors for his third stint with St. Louis this year.Rosenthal lost his closer's job in late June. The 26-year...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

I Thought Wacha Was The Rainmaker

Last week, Carlos Martinez was scheduled to take the mound Tuesday, but rain came and forced a cancellation, creating a doubleheader the next day.  Apparently that was such a good idea the Cardinals thought they’d do it again this week.  I guess it could have been worse.  I mean, if you are playing the God of Thunder, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
18 hours ago

Cardinals Draft Interview: J.D. Murders

I spoke with the new Cardinal last month before he officially signed. Read what J.D. Murders had to say. Draft Day can be a stressful time for both team and player. What happens afterwards can be especially taxing. In the NFL, it’s simple. A player is drafted and more than likely plays for the big team that year. In the game of baseball, it’s nearly impossible to chart a player’s...
Via STLSportsMinute
19 hours ago

Cardinals arrive in New York at 8:30 am after flight delay

NEW YORK (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals did not arrive at their hotel in New York until 8:30 a.m. Monday after a flight delay that followed a nationally televised night game. St. Louis' 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sunday night's ESPN game lasted 3 hours, 49 minutes, and ended shortly before 11 p.m. CDT. The plane taking the Cardinals to New York did not land in St. Louis...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Cardinals rookie made history with one of the worst debuts ever

St. Louis Cardinals rookie Mike Mayers went into Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with high hopes of putting on a show in his major league debut. He made history in his first start in the bigs, but not the good kind. In 1 1/3 innings, Mayers allowed nine runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out one. It was statistically the worst debut ever for a pitcher, one...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals promote RHP Jerome Williams, option RHP Mike Mayers

According to a statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams from Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding roster move, the Cardinals have elected to option fellow right-hander Mike Mayers down to Triple-A Memphis. Adding to the club’s transactions from Monday, the Cardinals […] The post...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

How The St. Louis Cardinals have transformed into a big market club

For the past decade the Cardinals organization has been on an unprecedented run of success, winning two world series, three league pennants, and playing October baseball seven out of the past ten years. There’s no question that the Cardinals know how to construct a winning roster year after year, but what most fans do not realize is, accompanied with the on-field success, the St...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 day ago

Cardinals Lose Game, Series To Dodgers

Timing is everything. On Friday evening the Memphis Redbirds postponed their game against the Iowa Cubs and Mike Mayers and his teammates got an unexpected day off. Later in the night/early morning, the Cardinals engaged in a 16 inning affair with the Dodgers. Since they played a doubleheader earlier in the week and used Tyler Lyons for 4 2/3 relief innings, the team was in need...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago

Cardinals’ LHP Tim Cooney to undergo shoulder surgery

According to a report from Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com on Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals’ left-handed pitcher Tim Cooney has officially been diagnosed with a Bennett lesion. Now slated to undergo shoulder surgery to repair the newly uncovered setback, Cooney is expected to be fully healed by the time camp gets underway next February. The 25-year-old […] The post Cardinals’ LHP...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

WATCH: Matt Holliday gets hit in face by a 95-mph fastball

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday left Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres after getting drilled right on the nose by an Andrew Cashner 95-mph fastball. Holliday stayed on his feet and walked to first base, before the Cardinals wisely chose to remove him from the game. Fortunately, Holliday suffered no fractures, and the Cardinals are referring to his...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Have Had Historically Horrible Timing

Back in the middle of May, Dave wrote about how the Cardinals were off to something of an unlucky start. Their record hadn’t tanked or anything, but they weren’t winning as often as it looked like they should’ve been. Based on, you know, the various other indicators. The post went how those posts usually go — Dave observed that the Cardinals were missing wins, and then he...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gyorko has homered in 3 straight vs Padres

ST. LOUIS -- Jedd Gyorko has just about chomped off the hand that once fed him.The former San Diego Padre has feasted on his old team's pitching in four meetings this year, going 9-for-14 with three homers and five RBIs. He was 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs Monday night in the St. Louis Cardinals' 10-2 win.However, Gyorko downplayed the concept of getting up a little more...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals hacker Chris Correa gets 46 months in prison

Chris Correa, the former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director who hacked the Houston Astros’ database over a year span from 2013-2014, was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Monday for his crimes. Correa pleated guilty in January to five counts related to his hacking, so he had been awaiting his sentencing. He admitted to using unauthorized access to view scouting reports, evaluations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Cardinals exec sentenced to 46 months in prison for hacking

Christopher Correa, the St. Louis Cardinals executive who hacked into the Houston Astros computer database, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on Monday for his role in the scandal. Correa, who pled guilty on Jan. 8 to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer from 2013-14, will begin serving his sentence in the next two-to-six weeks. Chris Correa...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals look to win first series of second half on Sunday

ST. LOUIS -- Lost in the dominant shutout tossed by Adam Wainwright Saturday night was some good situational hitting by the St. Louis Cardinals in the bottom of the third inning.Four consecutive hitters stepped to the plate with a man at second and no outs. Aledmys Diaz walked. Stephen Piscotty doubled home two runs. Randal Grichuk doubled in Piscotty, and Matt Adams singled Grichuk...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Aledmys Diaz, the Improbable All-Star

Beginning last season, there’s been a raging debate concerning the identity of baseball’s best shortstop. In fairness, I guess, people have probably been arguing about this forever, but now there’s this outstanding, new, young crop, and it’s hard to believe they all exist. There are veterans in there like Troy Tulowitzki and Brandon Crawford, but you’ve also got Carlos...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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