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CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals Rumors: Team picks up option on John Lackey for 2015

The St. Louis Cardinals made the easiest move of the offseason as Jenifer Langosch is reporting that they have picked up their option for starting pitcher John Lackey for the 2015 season. #455199794 / gettyimages.comAlthough Lackey's best days may be behind him, he will certainly be baseball's biggest bargain at $500,000 next season. He will earn this amount do to missing...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

4 Prospects That Could Make St. Louis Cardinals’ 2015 Roster

St. Louis was booted into the offseason by Travis Ishikawa, who corked a walk-off three-run home run into the right field bleachers to send San Francisco to the World Series. Suddenly, Red October came to a crashing halt. But the Cardinals’ core will remain intact as we begin to peak into 2015. The Cardinals’ brass doesn’t figure to rattle the clubhouse by dealing any of...
Via i70baseball
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Exit Interview: Allen Craig

The last couple of years, I spent the time immediately after the season examining each player that had made an appearance in St. Louis during the season.  This series was well received and so I’m bringing this idea back for the 2014 offseason.  More summaries than anything, I imagine the player coming into Mike Matheny ‘s office [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 50-46

This is our first look at the St. Louis Cardinals top 50 prospects, as delivered by me, John Nagel editor of CardinalsFarm.com. The first five prospects in our rankings are a good mix of experienced veterans to just drafted rookies. Also a good mix of pitchers and hitters. If you are wondering how I rank the players, check out THIS POST. Sam Gaviglio, 24 In the 2014 rankings, I...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Emotional tweets tell story of Oscar Taveras funeral

Major League Baseball, it’s fans, and even fellow players are struggling to deal with the sudden death of St. Louis Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras on Sunday.  Widely acclaimed as one of the top 5 prospects in baseball, there is no doubt of his baseball talent.  But there seemed to be a lot more surrounding the youngster from the Dominican Republic, as friends, colleagues, and...
Via Reading Between The Seams
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began to circulate social media after his death

The baseball world is mourning the tragic passing of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveres and it appears thanks to a ghoulish practice by some reporters, a photo of his corpse, taken at the morgue, has begun to circulate social media, according to a report from Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today Sports. Taveres, 22,...Read More The post Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Poll: Who is the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect for 2015?

Editor’s Note: Our poll typically runs on Monday, but we did not feel it was appropriate to post after the death of Oscar Taveras. Our top prospect countdown will begin on Wednesday and pick up it’s regular schedule on Thursday. With the St. Louis Cardinals’ offseason underway, it is time to turn to prospect rankings. You will be seeing them from many different websites and...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny Issues Statement Regarding Oscar Taveras

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny proved baseball goes much further than the diamond when issuing a heartfelt statement about the death of Oscar Taveras. As you can read below it is going to take the Cardinals a long time to get over the tragic death of their teammate and friend.   “I was asked last night to give some words regarding the tragic death of Oscar Taveras...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

In Memory of Oscar Taveras: A Personal Account from Scott Schook

The St. Louis Cardinals are no strangers to tragedy. Darryl Kile passed away in his sleep in 2002. Josh Hancock lost his life in a car accident in the early months of the 2007 season. Sunday, October 26th, the Cardinals confirmed one of their brightest young stars passed due to a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Oscar Taveras, who homered for his first and last hits as a...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Tavares struck down before his time

Jim Morrison once wrote “death makes angels of us all.” Well, Sunday the St. Louis Cardinals lost their brightest star for the future in Oscar Tavares. His game clinching homer in the playoffs this year, and his steady-but-not-spectacular play as a rookie in 2014 was supposed to be the springboard to a superstar career. Oscar was a consensus top-five prospect going into both...
Via Brush Back Pitch
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Lure Away Cardinals Scout Charlie Gonzalez

First reported by the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Astros have lured away another member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Area scout Charlie Gonzalez has agreed to become a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow. With the Cardinals, Gonzalez worked on the amateur side under scouting director Dan Kantrovitz. Based in Florida, Gonzalez had a hand in signing...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

On a night that was supposed to be highlighted by Game 5 of the World Series, the baseball world was delivered some shockingly terrible news. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car crash along with his girlfriend Sunday while driving to his hometown of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Taveras’ agent confirmed the news to reporters Sunday night...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Tavares killed in car accident

St. Louis outfield prospect Oscar Tavares (22) was reportedly killed in car accident while driving to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic with his girlfriend who also died. Tavares’ agent Brian Mejia confirmed the sad news. From Mozeliak: "Obviously, we have deep condolences to his family. We are still waiting for more details before issuing a full […]
Via The Majors National
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals didn’t have any good postseason options with Adam Wainwright

St. Louis Cardinals ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright followed one of the most up-and-down, 20-win regular seasons in recent memory with a postseason filled with more lowlights than highlights, and now the organization has revealed a likely cause. Wainwright underwent arthroscopic surgery Friday to trim cartilage in the back of the right elbow in his pitching arm after he had...
Via i70baseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright Has Some Sort Of Elbow Surgery

Friday afternoon is a dead zone for media. Most people are focused on wrapping up their week so they can get to whatever plans they have for the weekend. The usage rate for all media – TV, Radio, Internet… they all dip on Friday PM into the night. Dropping news releases during this time is the equivalent of waiting until mom and dad have a bottle of wine in their bellies before...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stadium Journey Reviews Every Ballpark In STL Cardinals System

You’re a Cardinals fan. So by proxy, you’re a Memphis fan. And a Springfield fan. And a Palm Beach, Peoria, State College and Johnson City fan. After all, that’s where the Baby Birds are hatching, right? Some of you might not have an interest seeing anything but the finished product… So our friends over at Stadium Journey have worked their butts off in 2014 to review every...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: Could shop outfielders this winter

The St. Louis Cardinals won 90 games this season and a National League Central division championship, but lost in five games in the NLCS to the San Francisco Giants. Heading into the off season, the Cardinals will look to improve on an offense that was 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored. With much depth in the outfield, the Cardinals could shop one or more to improve next season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ girlfriend criticized Mike Matheny on his Twitter account

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny came under a firestorm of criticism for his managing during the Cardinals’ 5-4, ten inning loss in Game 3 of the NLCS to the Giants. One of the critics appeared to be Cardinals reliever Seth Maness, who was retweeting negative thoughts of Matheny after the game. Huh, well that’s something. Maness only threw six pitches in the ninth and...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ girlfriend upset Cardinals put in Randy Choate

Even St. Louis Cardinals WAGs are complaining about Mike Matheny’s handling of the bullpen during Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday. Cards reliever Seth Maness followed Marco Gonzales and Pat Neshek by throwing a scoreless inning in relief of John Lackey. Maness went 1-2-3 against the Giants in the bottom of the 9th and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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