3:56 AM EST, Sun February 28, 2021
12 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Could Alex Reyes be a super-reliever?

Alex Reyes is hoping to make 2021 his second-straight healthy year in the MLB. Could he be a super-reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals? Over the course of spring training, the competition for the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5th starter is going to be one of the few position battles that the team has. Unlike in […] St. Louis Cardinals: Could Alex Reyes be a super-reliever? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Ali Sanchez for back-up catcher?

Most expect Andrew Knizner to be the St. Louis Cardinals back-up catcher in 2021. Don’t overlook Ali Sanchez as a candidate for that role, however. When the St. Louis Cardinals made a minor trade with the New York Mets for catcher Ali Sanchez on February 12, it was easy to overlook it. After all, with […] St. Louis Cardinals: Ali Sanchez for back-up catcher? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
14 hours ago

Cardinals: Matt Carpenter not ready to admit he’s part-time player

It has been assumed that the Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter will be a part-time player in 2021. Not so fast, he says. Matt Carpenter is in a difficult position. After finishing ninth in the MVP voting in 2018, his numbers have steadily declined. His defense is subpar and he would likely be the designated hitter should […] Cardinals: Matt Carpenter not ready to admit he’s part-time player - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals should stay away from a six-man rotation

Coming off of a 58-game season and no minor leagues in 2020, should the St. Louis Cardinals go to a six-man rotation? Planning the rotation for 2021 isn’t going to be easy for the St. Louis Cardinals. There are a number of dilemmas for Mike Shildt to work through in Spring Training including: No Dakota […] The St. Louis Cardinals should stay away from a six-man rotation - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

Goldschmidt: Nolan Arenado should fit seamlessly with St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals’ addition of Nolan Arenado shocked baseball. Count Paul Goldschmidt among those happy with the trade. The St. Louis Cardinals’ addition of Nolan Arenado has drawn most of the headlines this winter, and rightfully so. He has made a talented Cardinals team even better, putting them in the conversation to compete with the Dodgers […] Goldschmidt: Nolan Arenado should fit seamlessly with St. Louis Cardinals - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: Harrison Bader talks Fowler, leadership

Harrison Bader is now the St. Louis Cardinals’ most-tenured outfielder. In his recent media session, he talked about what that means for him. One of the most important intangibles to look for on any team will always be leadership. In baseball too, leadership can sink or float an entire organization. And while they may not […] St. Louis Cardinals: Harrison Bader talks Fowler, leadership - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

Cardinals: St. Louis looking forward to full season of Dylan Carlson

Dylan Carlson will finally get a full season with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the team isn’t hiding its excitement. The St. Louis Cardinals want to get Dylan Carlson as much playing time this season as possible. It was their motivation behind trading Dexter Fowler to the Los Angeles Angels and not signing any free-agent […] Cardinals: St. Louis looking forward to full season of Dylan Carlson - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

Matt Carpenter is a game of what if for the St. Louis Cardinals

Most fans have Matt Carpenter’s position for 2021 on the bench. What if Matt Carpenter rights his ship and doesn’t let the shift sink him in 2021? During the 2019 and shortened 2020 season, Matt Carpenter created a lot of anxious St. Louis Cardinals fans when he stepped up to the plate. After the 2018 […] Matt Carpenter is a game of what if for the St. Louis Cardinals - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 26, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: 7 Cardinals who were blessed by Devil Magic

These seven St. Louis Cardinals players performed far beyond expectations with the team, whether it was for a few weeks or several seasons. “Cardinals Devil Magic,” also known as “pixie dust,” is a phenomenon that we mortals don’t fully understand. It appears on rare occasions, dusting random players and fading away. The result is that […] St. Louis Cardinals: 7 Cardinals who were blessed by Devil Magic - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals News: Half of spring games to be on FSMW

The St. Louis Cardinals are starting their spring training slate of games on Sunday and though they won’t all be on television, half will. It won’t be a normal spring training, but any spring preceding a 162-game season is a welcome sight for St. Louis Cardinals fans. In a normal year, the Cardinals play around […] St. Louis Cardinals News: Half of spring games to be on FSMW - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals News: Jack Flaherty already tabbed for Opening Day

The St. Louis Cardinals have yet to play a single spring training game, but Jack Flaherty has already been tabbed as Opening Day starter. While the St. Louis Cardinals are still three days away from playing their first game of the spring, they are already making decisions for a month down the line. First among […] St. Louis Cardinals News: Jack Flaherty already tabbed for Opening Day - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals: Predicting the 26-man roster at the start of spring

In three days, we will get to see St. Louis Cardinals baseball for the first time this year! What is an early prediction for the 26-man roster? “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” That […] St. Louis Cardinals: Predicting the 26-man roster at the start of spring - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 24, 2021

Celebrate Waino & Yadi with this new St. Louis Cardinals shirt

For the last 16 seasons, Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina have been St. Louis Cardinals teammates. Let’s make it 17-straight, shall we? Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina have spent nearly two decades together on the St. Louis Cardinals roster. They’ve won two World Series Championships together, although Wainwright missed the entirety of the 2011 campaign. […] Celebrate Waino & Yadi with this new St. Louis Cardinals shirt - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 24, 2021

Cardinals: Matthew Liberatore not worried by increased expectations

Cardinals pitcher Matthew Liberatore watched Randy Arozarena tear up the postseason, but says it will not impact him moving forward. When the St. Louis Cardinals acquired Matthew Liberatore, the team envisioned landing the future ace of their starting rotation. After all, the left-hander was the consensus top pitching prospect in baseball and the front office, […] Cardinals: Matthew Liberatore not worried by increased expectations - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 24, 2021

Cardinals: Harrison Bader eyes winning a Gold Glove Award

Harrison Bader will be the Opening Day center fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals. But can he live up to his potential? Harrison Bader is entering a critical season for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is expected to be the Opening Day center fielder, something that has drawn the ire of fans. But really, Bader […] Cardinals: Harrison Bader eyes winning a Gold Glove Award - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More