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Craig Kimbrel: Demotion From Dodgers Closer ‘Opportunity To Get Right’

When the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to re-sign Kenley Jansen in free agency, they filled the...

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Is the next Harrison Bader already in the Cardinals system?

Harrison Bader was recently traded, opening a hole in centerfield. Is his replacement already in the Cardinals’ minor league system? Now that Harrison Bader has finally debuted with the Yankees (and what a debut it was, going 2-4 with three RBIs), talk has again turned to the trade that sent him from the St. Louis […] Is the next Harrison Bader already in the Cardinals system? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: What it was like watching Albert Pujols play in-person for the last time

A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, Ben Remis reflects on what Albert Pujols has meant to an entire generation. In the game after Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run, the St. Louis Cardinals took on Clayton Kershaw and lost badly. Batting second, Pujols went 1-4 with a single and two strikeouts. A disappointing box […] Cardinals: What it was like watching Albert Pujols play in-person for the last time - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Why Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run at inopportune time

St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols hit home run number 700 of his career on Friday night, but it could have been so much better. Baseball is a beautiful sport. Games such as Albert Pujols’ first return to St. Louis when playing for the Los Angeles Angels was one of the best moments I can […] Cardinals: Why Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run at inopportune time - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Dodgers News: Heath Hembree Elects Free Agency

Heath Hembree, who the Los Angeles Dodgers designated for assignment on Sept. 13, elected free agency...

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw thinks he has another run in him

There was plenty of speculation surrounding Clayton Kershaw last offseason. Not only had he entered free agency for the first time in his career, but it was uncertain as to whether or not he would even want to keep playing. Eventually, he returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one year deal, continuing his […] Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw thinks he has another run in him - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Former Atlanta Braves prospect Ji-hwan Bae to debut with Pittsburgh Pirates

Ji-hwan Bae took a strange journey from the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had been one of the 13 prospects that went back into free agency due to the multitude of violations that the Braves had committed in the international market. Bae, who was set to sign in Atlanta, instead found himself with […] Former Atlanta Braves prospect Ji-hwan Bae to debut with Pittsburgh Pirates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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4 takeaways as Cardinals avoid sweep by Padres

After getting shut out in three consecutive games, the St. Louis Cardinals finally broke the cycle and won with help from the team’s youngsters.  The Cardinals had a terrible string of bad luck as they lost to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday 5-0 and Wednesday 1-0. But with some help from the club youngsters, […] 4 takeaways as Cardinals avoid sweep by Padres - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals Rumors: Nolan Arenado will not opt out after 2022 season

Another report says that Nolan Arenado will not opt out of his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2022 season. When the St. Louis Cardinals traded for Nolan Arenado, it was generally viewed as a coup. They acquired a superstar for a light prospect haul while the Colorado Rockies paid them more than $50 million […] Cardinals Rumors: Nolan Arenado will not opt out after 2022 season - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Here’s why the St. Louis Cardinals need Moises Gomez

The St. Louis Cardinals should call on the services of Moises Gomez to start next season. The St. Louis Cardinals outfield is in shambles, and with a terror wreaking havoc at Triple-A in the form of Moises Gomez, the Cardinals may need to give him a chance to make the team out of Spring Training […] Here’s why the St. Louis Cardinals need Moises Gomez - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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What the heck has happened to the St. Louis Cardinals offense?

For months, the St. Louis Cardinals offense was a juggernaut. Now, they have been shutout in three consecutive games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense, at least on paper, is a juggernaut. For the first few months of the season, their play on the field matched that description. Paul Goldschmidt emerged as the favorite to win […] What the heck has happened to the St. Louis Cardinals offense? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

The Crawfish Boxes

Oops! All Astros: Johan Figuereo & Tim Borden

Today we’ll look at a reliever and an infielder who played 2022 in Houston’s lower minor leagues. Throughout the current offseason, The Crawfish Boxes will be taking a deep dive into the Houston Astros system. Namely, we’ll be recapping all 316 players to appear at any level through the 2022 campaign. Today we’re looking at the 19th and 20th players in the series. Johan Figuereo Johan Figuereo is a six-foot, 172 lb. right-handed relief pitcher from San Cristobal, DR. Born on June 27, 2000, Figuereo signed with Houston through free agency on April 30, 2021. Initially...

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Cardinals: What are St. Louis’ odds to win the World Series?

At this point, the St. Louis Cardinals are all but guaranteed a playoff berth. But what are their chances of winning the World Series? The St. Louis Cardinals are going to the playoffs. Well, their odds are 99.9 percent entering Wednesday as their lead in the National League Central sits at 8.5 games, so it’s […] Cardinals: What are St. Louis’ odds to win the World Series? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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St. Louis Cardinals turn to outfield platoon amid offensive struggles

The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling and have resorted to platooning all three outfielders. The St. Louis Cardinals are in a funk. Every player seems to be in a cold spell, and the outfielders might be hit the hardest. Manager Oliver Marmol announced that going forward, the entire outfield will be a platoon: Against right-handers, […] St. Louis Cardinals turn to outfield platoon amid offensive struggles - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: St. Louis listed as potential destination for these 3 stars

The Athletic’s Jim Bowden listed the St. Louis Cardinals as a player for three of today’s stars via trade this offseason. The St. Louis Cardinals are no stranger to being linked to today’s biggest stars. They acquired both Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado in recent years via trade, and were a major player for Juan […] Cardinals: St. Louis listed as potential destination for these 3 stars - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Jays Journal

Ross Stripling and the Blue Jays upcoming free agency approach

At 32 years of age, Ross Stripling is having a career season that is setting him up for the most important offseason of his career, as he hits free agency for the first time later this year.  The question is, what do the Blue Jays have in Stripling and how do they go about locking […] Ross Stripling and the Blue Jays upcoming free agency approach - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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Six High-Profile Free Agents Red Sox Could Target This Offseason

The 2022 Major League Baseball season has been a disappointment for the Boston Red Sox. That’s the bad news for Boston. The good news? The Red Sox still have several talented players under contract for 2023, as well as the resources to make a splash this offseason, with free agency being one possible avenue for […] The post Six High-Profile Free Agents Red Sox Could Target This Offseason appeared first on NESN.com.

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4 recent St. Louis Cardinals whose careers went awry

These four recent St. Louis Cardinals seemingly vanished after having some productive years for the team. Playing baseball is a tough, demanding job, and usually only a few draft picks per team every year will make it to the major leagues. Far fewer players will have lengthy or noteworthy careers, with many simply appearing in […] 4 recent St. Louis Cardinals whose careers went awry - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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5 takeaways from St. Louis Cardinals series win over Reds

It was a very frustrating series offensively for the Cardinals, but they were somehow able to grind out a series win over the Reds.  The Cardinals lost Thursday 3-2. The Cardinals won Friday 6-5. The Cardinals swept the doubleheader, taking the afternoon game 5-1 and the evening game 1-0 in 11 innings. They lost Sunday […] 5 takeaways from St. Louis Cardinals series win over Reds - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Nolan Gorman optioned to AAA, Juan Yepez called up

In a surprise move by the Cardinals, St. Louis has sent down hyped prospect Nolan Gorman to AAA Memphis and called up Juan Yepez. The St. Louis Cardinals expected big things from Nolan Gorman this season, and although it has not been a bad rookie season, he has not lived up to the hype that […] Cardinals: Nolan Gorman optioned to AAA, Juan Yepez called up - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson make an elite platoon

The St. Louis Cardinals have begun using platoons in their lineup to maximize results. Dylan Carlson and Lars Nootbaar form a great one. The St. Louis Cardinals have been playing a mix and match game with their outfield all year long, but may discover an elite outfielder in their everyday lineup if they play the […] Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson make an elite platoon - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Pujols, Arenado and Goldschmidt slugging at historic rate

Cardinals stars Albert Pujols, Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt have been historic players at launching baseballs. The St. Louis Cardinals are known for having Hall of Famers throughout the generations. When it comes to slugging percentage though, few players in history have mashed the ball like Albert Pujols, Nolan Arenado, and Paul Goldschmidt. Out of […] Cardinals: Pujols, Arenado and Goldschmidt slugging at historic rate - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Purple Row

Monday Rockpile: Looking at next year’s payroll

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, September 19, 2022 In the post-Moneyball era, teams are continually looking for ways to maximize production for their money. Recently, teams have gone from taking advantage of players on reduced salaries during their arbitration years to signing young players to mega-deals before they hit free agency. Julio Rodriguez recently signed a contract during his rookie year that has the potential to max out at 17 years and $470 million. Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez each signed extensions with the White...

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Cardinals: What is Tyler O’Neill’s future with St. Louis?

Tyler O’Neill was supposed to be the third fiddle to Goldschmidt and Arenado, but now his future is in question. The St. Louis Cardinals came into the 2022 season with high expectations for their offense, due in large part to the emergence of outfielder Tyler O’Neill. Like many others, I thought Tyler O’Neill was ready […] Cardinals: What is Tyler O’Neill’s future with St. Louis? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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St. Louis Cardinals fans need this Albert Pujols bobblehead

The St. Louis Cardinals have had plenty of legends through the years, but there aren’t many better than The Machine. Check out this Albert Pujols bobblehead. Albert Pujols has plenty of accomplishments throughout his legendary, Hall of Fame career. Not the least of which is an impressive 11 trips to the All-Star Game. Which is […] St. Louis Cardinals fans need this Albert Pujols bobblehead - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals division rival officially eliminated from postseason contention

In not-so-shocking news, a prime St. Louis Cardinals division rival — the Chicago Cubs — have been eliminated from postseason contention. Entering the regular season, the National League Central was widely viewed as a two-team race between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals. The ultimate winner was anyone’s guess — I predicted the Cardinals […] Cardinals division rival officially eliminated from postseason contention - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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St. Louis Cardinals: Was Albert Pujols the best offseason signing?

Was St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols the best offseason signing? He’s at least in the conversation as the best bargain signing. Albert Pujols is two home runs away from 700 in his career. He has helped guide the St. Louis Cardinals to a comfortable lead in the National League Central, who now look like […] St. Louis Cardinals: Was Albert Pujols the best offseason signing? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

New York Post

Lack of alternatives leaves Mets with pivotal Brandon Nimmo decision

When it comes to free agency for the Mets, deGrom and Diaz might be front, but Nimmo is center.

MLB.com FastCast: Tigers sign Josh Harrison - 2/20/19

The baseball world's attention focuses on Bryce Harper's free agency, plus Josh Harrison agrees to a one-year deal with the Tigers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United Stat

Jerry Remy Previews 2019 Red Sox Season, Talks Health, Free Agency

NESN's Jerry Remy previews the 2019 Boston Red Sox season with Adam Pellerin. They discuss the Sox bullpen, re-signing Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce and Remy gives an update on his health. For more: https://nesn.com/boston-red-sox/

12/17/18 MLB.com FastCast: Machado tours South Side

Manny Machado's free-agency tour starts with the White Sox, plus the Astros near a deal with Michael Brantley and the Mets sign Wilson Ramos About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U