CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wacha eyes better results vs. Maeda

The Dodgers-Cardinals games this week will feature multiple rematches from their series in Los Angeles last week. For Michael Wacha, the hope is that his second consecutive start against the Dodgers bears almost no resemblance to the first. Kenta Maeda, on the other hand, will be looking to continue his recent success against the Cards.
Via Cardinals.com
1 hour ago

Cards activate Martinez, option Grichuk

After missing 18 games with a groin injury, Jose Martinez was activated by the Cardinals on Monday. The club sent Randal Grichuk down in a corresponding roster move ahead of the team's four-game series against the Dodgers in Busch Stadium.
Via Cardinals.com
3 hours ago

Cardinals Option Randal Grichuk

The Cardinals have optioned outfielder Randal Grichuk to Class-A Advanced so that he can put in extensive work on his pitch-recognition, GM John Mozeliak tells David Solomon of KTRS 550 AM (Twitter link). Per a team press release, the Cardinals have also activated outfielder Jose Martinez from the disabled list. [Related: Updated St. Louis Cardinals depth chart] The move comes as...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 hours ago

Leake, Hill set for rematch in St. Louis

After having his worst start of the season in loss to the Cardinals and Mike Leake five days prior, Dodgers lefty Rich Hill will get another start against both of them on Monday, this time in St. Louis.
Via Cardinals.com
23 hours ago

Cardinals Place Kolten Wong On DL, Promote Paul DeJong

The Cardinals have placed second baseman Kolten Wong on the 10-day disabled list with a left elbow strain. His roster spot will go to infield prospect Paul DeJong, whose contract has been purchased from Triple-A. [RELATED: Updated Cardinals Depth Chart] After a down season last year in which he lost playing time at the keystone to Jedd Gyorko, Wong created a mini-controversy in March...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

St. Louis Cardinals: How to fix the struggling bullpen

For the St. Louis Cardinals the starting pitching has been nothing short of phenomenal. Mike Leake has looked completely different from his 2016 self and is sporting an ERA of 1.91 in 9 starts. Lance Lynn has an impressive 2.53 ERA coming off of needing Tommy John surgery. The only struggling starter is Adam Wainwright, but he has looked like his old self recently as after his start...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Select John Brebbia’s Contract, Designate Miguel Socolovich

The Cardinals have announced that they’ve selected the contract of righty John Brebbia from Triple-A Memphis. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve designated fellow righty Miguel Socolovich for assignment.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Cards Purchase RHP John Brebbia from Memphis

MIGUEL SOCOLOVICH DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT  DENVER, CO., May 27, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Denver that they have purchased right-handed pitcher John Brebbia from Memphis (AAA) and designated right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich for assignment.   Brebbia (pronounced Breh-be-ah), who will be making his Major League debut, has been...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
2 days ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are far from a complete team

The St. Louis Cardinals have been known as a model franchise through their fantastic farm system, and personnel they have been able to pick up. This season early on they showed they were a solid team that was a force to be reckoned with in the MLB. They reeled off six wins in a row at one point and led the NL Central. However, this team has taken many steps backwards since that time...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Cardinals, In Moves We Trust

Many times I feel compelled to vent my frustration and decide it would be better to wait and see as baseball has the longest season of any of the professional sports. This campaign has started not unlike many in recent years, but the waiting game in St. Louis has expired. If the Cardinals are content ... [Read more]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago

Proceed With Caution: Cardinals ’17 Season Could Be Slipping Away

With the Cardinals 7-3 loss Thursday night to the LA Dodgers, the team has now lost 3 consecutive series and have slipped to 3rd place in the NL Central. The team is 4-6 in their last 10 games, including 2 losses where starters went a combined 17 innings surrendering 1 run. And that’s the good news… The Cardinals start a 10 game streak tonight in Colorado where they’ll face...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
3 days ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Mike Leake is an early Cy Young Candidate

Mike Leake has never been a flashy pitcher who possessed an upper nineties fastball or a devastating breaking pitch. He isn’t known for amassing double-digit strikeouts each game and has never been considered an “ace” or even a solid number two. Many around baseball thought the contract the Cardinals gave him in the 2016 offseason for five years $80 million was an overpay for...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds’ speedster Billy Hamilton scores go-ahead run from first on single to left field

Cincinnati Reds’ center fielder Billy Hamilton is known for his remarkable speed, especially on the basepaths, and he showed that off in amazing fashion Wednesday night. With the Reds trailing the Cleveland Indians 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Arismendy Alcantara on third and Hamilton on first, and Cody Allen pitching for Cleveland, Hamilton took off with the pitch and Zach Cozart...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Switch hitter Yasmani Grandal wears wrong helmet to plate

Yasmani Grandal made an inadvertent mistake when he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat on Wednesday.Grandal is a switch hitter, so he wears a different helmet depending on which side of the plate he’s batting from. His first at-bat was from the left side while facing the St. Louis Cardinals’ Mike Leake, so he was supposed to use a helmet with the ear flap on the right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joc Pederson, Yasiel Puig involved in nasty collision

Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig were both hurt after colliding while pursuing a ball hit to right-center during the 10th inning of Tuesday’s Dodgers-Cardinals game.Yadier Molina was up with nobody on and two outs in the top of the 10th and smoked a ball to deep right-center. Puig and Pederson both raced after the ball in the gap, with Puig making the catch to end the half inning for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Activate LHP Tyler Lyons from DL

SAM TUIVAILALA OPTIONED FOLLOWING SUNDAY’S GAME ST. LOUIS, MO., May 23, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Los Angeles that they have activated left-handed pitcher Tyler Lyons (right intercostal strain) from the 10-day disabled list.  The team optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis (AAA) following Sunday’swin. Lyons, 29...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
6 days ago

Braves acquire 1B Matt Adams from Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves have found a short-term replacement for the injured Freddie Freeman at first base. The team announced on Saturday that it has acquired first baseman Matt Adams from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league infielder Juan Yepez. Adams, a former starter for the Cardinals, is having a solid 2017 campaign, boasting a .292 average in 48 at-bats, though,...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon, Lester rip slide rule after controversial call

Baseball’s slide rule, enacted in 2016 after a pair of hard slides injured Jung Ho Kang of the Pirates and Ruben Tejada of the Mets during the end of the 2015 season, has been a source of controversy among the players and coaches throughout the game. Many feel that the slide rule is just another way to baby players and is an overreaction to a pair of freak incidents.Two such people...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs promote top prospect Ian Happ

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs are in need of a wake-up call after sleeping through the first month-plus of the MLB season.At 18-17, Chicago finds itself in fourth place in the NL Central. Not exactly where the team had envisioned itself heading into the year.In a potential attempt to give themselves a shot in the arm, the Cubs have promoted top prospect Ian Happ...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Man says team warned him about risqué behavior by guest

Laurence Levy, otherwise known as Marlins Man, has made a name for himself due to his penchant for showing up at random sporting events rocking his patented Miami Marlins jersey. Seated in premium, high-buck seats, Marlins Man can often be easily spotted during broadcasts of big-time playoff games and the like.Lately though, Marlins Man has attracted even more attention by bringing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals delete tone-deaf tweet about ring giveaway

The St. Louis Cardinals quickly deleted a tweet about an upcoming giveaway at Busch Stadium that some are arguing is sexist.The Cardinals on May 18 will hand out replica World Series rings from the organization’s 1967 championship. To promote the giveaway, the team issued up the following tweet which alludes to a questionable win-win scenario involving a men’s apparent love of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

A fan was hit by a stray bullet inside Busch Stadium

A 34-year-old woman is unhurt after a stray bullet from outside Busch Stadium went inside and hit her in the arm.Thankfully the bullet just grazed her arm and the extent was an abrasion but it could’ve been much worse. Especially since the reports of gunfire happened less than a mile outside the stadium and the bullet went into a stadium with thousands of people.While the woman...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan hit by stray bullet during Cardinals game at Busch Stadium

A fan attending Tuesday night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium was grazed by a  bullet believed to have been fired a little less than a mile away from the ballpark.Via a report from Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis police said the 34-year-old woman was sitting in her seat when she felt pain to her arm, removed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter’s walk-off grand slam was pretty rare

Everybody loves the dramatic moment that comes with a walk-off home run. What could be better?A walk-off grand slam. In extra innings.That’s what Matt Carpenter did for the St. Louis Cardinals in the first game of their doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kolten Wong tied the game up in the 11th inning with a run-scoring triple before Toronto opted to walk the bases loaded...
Via The Sports Daily
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Coghlan goes airborne to avoid tag, scores incredible run

Chris Coghlan went full Willie Mays Hayes to score a run for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.Coghlan walked with one out in the 7th inning of Toronto’s clash with the Cardinals. The next batter was Kevin Pillar, who drove a ball to deep right off the wall, which had Coghlan motoring around the bases.By the time he got towards home, Yadier Molina was waiting as the throw...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 25, 2017  |  Discuss
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