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Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis linked to Frankie Montas

The St. Louis Cardinals have been linked to A’s star Frankie Montas, but a deal would appear to be unlikely. With Jack Flaherty on the Injured List, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching depth has been tested. In turn, they have seen some brilliant pitching performances from Miles Mikolas and Adam Wainwright. But they have also […] Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis linked to Frankie Montas - 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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Underrated trade option that the St. Louis Cardinals should explore

The St. Louis Cardinals are likely to be in the market for a starting pitcher, and Chad Kuhl could be an underrated trade option that they explore. Perhaps the best value signing of the offseason was the Colorado Rockies’ one-year, $3 million contract with right-hander Chad Kuhl. And with the Rockies likely to sell once […] Underrated trade option that the St. Louis Cardinals should explore - 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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KC Royals: Daniel Lynch is now realizing his potential

The KC Royals made lefty Daniel Lynch the 34th overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft. The selection—a comp pick acquired because Lorenzo Cain departed for free agency—proved to be one of several the organization used to grab pitchers in a clear effort to rebuild and redefine its pitching talent. In fact, Kansas City, went […] KC Royals: Daniel Lynch is now realizing his potential - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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St. Louis Cardinals positives and negatives from Mets series

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rough series in New York, going 1-3 in the hard-fought series. The St. Louis Cardinals had their moments all series where they looked great but unfortunately were only able to get one win in the four-game set. The series left the club so up in the air, that the […] St. Louis Cardinals positives and negatives from Mets series - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Fish Stripes

Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 5

Breaking down nine more Marlins prospects. Prospects within the same tier are largely interchangeable—considering their ceiling, floor, injury risk, position, room for development, ability to adjust and intangibles, I expect them to have similar career value. The notes below were last updated on May 19, 2022. 13) C Joe Mack Fish Stripes original GIF Acquired via MLB Draft in 2021 2021 MiLB stats: .132/.373/.208, 86 wRC+ in 75 PA (Rk) Current level: Low-A 2022 is age-19 season 14) OF Victor Mesa Jr. Acquired via international free agency in 2018...

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Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 6

Breaking down nine more Marlins prospects, plus several others who just missed cracking the Top 30. Prospects within the same tier are largely interchangeable—considering their ceiling, floor, injury risk, position, room for development, ability to adjust and intangibles, I expect them to have similar career value. The notes below were last updated on May 19, 2022. 22) C Ronald Hernández View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ronald Hernandez (@ronalddhc) Acquired via international free agency in 2021 2021 MiLB stats:...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Get your MLB Armed Forces Day gear now

MLB Armed Forces Day gear is available now, which is perfect timing considering the St. Louis Cardinals will be wearing the new threads this weekend. From May 20-22 American professional baseball teams will be honoring members of the United States military. The new MLB Armed Forces Day hats from New Era are available to order […] St. Louis Cardinals: Get your MLB Armed Forces Day gear now - 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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Looking at a potential St. Louis Cardinals trade for Juan Soto

Executives around the league believe the Nationals will shop superstar Juan Soto this summer, let’s take a look at what the Cardinals could offer for him. There have been few players this in the last decade that have as much talent at the plate as Nationals outfielder Juan Soto. Since debuting at age 19 in […] Looking at a potential St. Louis Cardinals trade for Juan Soto - 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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Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter?

Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter? It may seem unlikely, but it’s not as crazy as you might think. OK, let me get ahead of this. After how Matt Carpenter performed with the St. Louis Cardinals in recent seasons, a reunion would seem to make little sense. But his numbers […] Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter? - 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 News: St. Louis calling up Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore

In a shocking development, the St. Louis Cardinals are calling up top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore. The future has arrived. The St. Louis Cardinals are calling up top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Gorman will join the team on Friday while Liberatore will […] Cardinals News: St. Louis calling up Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore - 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: Dylan Carlson appears to be breaking out of early slump

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson appears to be breaking out of early slump, and the team needed it in the worst way. The St. Louis Cardinals have had an up-and-down first month on offense, with Paul DeJong’s struggles leading him to the minors. Tyler O’Neill has looked like a shell of his 2021 self. […] Cardinals: Dylan Carlson appears to be breaking out of early slump - 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 coach, Mets’ Pete Alonso make up after recent brawl

St. Louis Cardinals coach Stubby Clapp and Mets first baseman Pete Alonso made up on Tuesday after a recent brawl. There has been some bad blood between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets. Earlier this season, Pete Alonso was hit in the head by a pitch. The next night, J.D. Davis was hit […] Cardinals coach, Mets’ Pete Alonso make up after recent brawl - 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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Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Michael Wacha, Tyler Danish

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ With the Celtics advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, continuing an incredible turnaround after looking lost for the first half of the season, the Red Sox are hoping to pull of a similar feat. Alex Cora isn’t going to shy away from the comparisons. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) There has been a lot of talk of late about the contract situation for Xander Bogaerts, which of course makes sense as he’s almost certain to hit free agency at the end of the year. That said, he’s indicated he’s willing to negotiate...

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5 shortstop trade options the St. Louis Cardinals should consider

The St. Louis Cardinals have a shortstop problem.  There are a few internal candidates, but is the best option to go outside the organization for a solution? The St. Louis Cardinals finally determined Paul DeJong‘s bat was so flaccid they needed to send him back to … well, the Redbirds – the actual ones in […] 5 shortstop trade options the St. Louis Cardinals should consider - 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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How the Cardinals are trying to get Tyler O’Neill to bounce back

How the St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get Tyler O’Neill to bounce back, starting with rest and different kinds of work in batting practice. There have been many mysteries in the first month of the regular season, perhaps none bigger than the fall of St. Louis Cardinals star outfielder Tyler O’Neill. Last season, O’Neill […] How the Cardinals are trying to get Tyler O’Neill to bounce back - 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 pitching bobblehead

St. Louis Cardinals fans are going to love this new, limited-edition bobblehead, featuring Albert Pujols on the mound for the Redbirds. Albert Pujols has accomplished a ton in his professional career. The St. Louis Cardinals legend is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, a two-time World Series champion, a 10-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove winner […] St. Louis Cardinals fans need this Albert Pujols pitching 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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6 key St. Louis Cardinals performers in Giants series

It was a good weekend for the St. Louis Cardinals as they won their series with the San Francisco Giants. After a terrible loss Friday, the Cardinals put on an absolute show for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball to win their series with the Giants. The Cardinals lost Friday 8-2. The Cardinals won on Saturday 4-0. […] 6 key St. Louis Cardinals performers in Giants 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: This Albert Pujols stat will blow your mind

This Albert Pujols stat, which puts the Cardinals slugger in an exclusive group with the legendary Babe Ruth, will blow your mind. For the first time in his 22-year career, Cardinals legendary first baseman Albert Pujols pitched against the San Francisco Giants. He allowed four runs, got trolled by Adam Wainwright, and sealed a win […] St. Louis Cardinals: This Albert Pujols stat will blow your mind - 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: Adam Wainwright trolls Albert Pujols after first pitching performance

St. Louis Cardinals legendary pitcher Adam Wainwright trolled Albert Pujols after first pitching performance on Sunday. As the St. Louis Cardinals blew out the San Francisco Giants, manager Oli Marmol wanted to preserve his bullpen arms in the late innings. That meant getting creative and making history at the same time. In the ninth inning, […] Cardinals: Adam Wainwright trolls Albert Pujols after first pitching performance - 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 Options to Play Shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals have had disappointing production from the shortstop position to start the year, who can fill the void for the rest of the 2022 season? Sitting at 18-15 going following Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals have cooled off a bit after a hot start to the 2022 […] 5 Options to Play Shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals - 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: Checking in on Paul DeJong with Triple-A Memphis

It’s been less than a week since he was optioned, but let’s check in on St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong with Triple-A Memphis. It has been a little less than a week since the St. Louis Cardinals optioned Paul DeJong to Triple-A Memphis. It was a move that was a long time coming yet […] Cardinals: Checking in on Paul DeJong with Triple-A Memphis - 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: Yadier Molina read signs from Giants coaches, makes brilliant play

Watch St. Louis Cardinals legendary catcher Yadier Molina read signs from Giants coaches and make an absolutely brilliant play. Yadier Molina is known for many things. But his baseball IQ, and situational awareness, may be No. 1 – and was that ever displayed in the St. Louis Cardinals series against the San Francisco Giants. With […] Cardinals: Yadier Molina read signs from Giants coaches, makes brilliant play - 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 offense is becoming a problem

The St. Louis Cardinals’ struggling and stagnant offense is becoming a problem that could impact their season if it doesn’t change soon. Before the regular season, both manager Oli Marmol and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak pinpointed the offense as a unit with elite potential for the St. Louis Cardinals. How could they not? […] St. Louis Cardinals offense is becoming a problem - 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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Andrew Benintendi wins arbitration case against the Royals

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The outfielder will make $8.5 million in his last year before free agency. Andrew Benintendi won his arbitration hearing against the Royals this year and will earn $8.5 million in his final year under the arbitration system. The Royals had countered with an offer of $7.3 million. The arbiter must rule for one side or the other, not a split in the difference. The Royals have only had one arbitration case go to a hearing under Dayton Moore, with Brandon Maurer losing his case in 2018. Arbitration hearings typically take place in February, but they...

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St. Louis Cardinals reliever Packy Naughton deserves better

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Packy Naughton needs a longer look based on his performance. As you go about your day, spare a thought for Packy Naughton, who has done his job for the St. Louis Cardinals, only to be rewarded with multiple rides back to Memphis. Some of this is just the business of […] St. Louis Cardinals reliever Packy Naughton deserves better - 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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The St. Louis Cardinals need Tyler O’Neill to breakout, and fast

Tyler O’Neill’s early season slump has been a major reason why the St. Louis Cardinals have been slightly underperforming to start the season. The St. Louis Cardinals have a balanced team this season. With decent-to-excellent hitting, fantastic speed, tremendous defense, above-average starting pitching, and a solid bullpen, the Cardinals should be winning more games than […] The St. Louis Cardinals need Tyler O’Neill to breakout, and fast - 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 are stealing bases, not scoring runs

If the St. Louis Cardinals stay aggressive on the bases, the runs (and wins) should start piling up as we approach the summer portion of the season. The St. Louis Cardinals are playing slightly above .500 baseball at this point in the season. 31 games into the 2022 campaign, one thing is clear: the Redbirds […] St. Louis Cardinals are stealing bases, not scoring runs - 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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Meet the Cardinals designated hitters in 2023 or maybe sooner

The Cardinals have a couple of veterans – including a team legend – serving as their designated hitters this season.  That will change next year. With the designated hitter added to National League rosters for 2022, the Cardinals made the decision to choose experience (and nostalgia) to fill the role, bringing all-time great Albert Pujols […] Meet the Cardinals designated hitters in 2023 or maybe sooner - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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