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South Side Sox

Gamethread: Royals at White Sox

August trade candidate James Shields makes another start against his former club It’s a special night for James Shields, who’s making his 400th career appearance in the major leagues. As August winds down, he continues to be a waiver trade candidate for a club that really needs an innings eater. Shields will be opposed by Jakob Junis, who threw six innings of one-run ball against the Cardinals in his last start. James Shields is scheduled to make his 400th career appearance (398th start) tonight.⏰: 7:10 PM CT : @WGNTV : @WGNRadio : https://t.co/55ArzXsN5T...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Trevor Rosenthal planning showcase

Former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal is planning a showcase this fall. What could he show before teams hit official free agency? Former All-Star closer Trevor Rosenthal did not get a contract last season after being a free agent following Tommy John surgery in the middle of the St. Louis Cardinals 2017 season. As […] St. Louis Cardinals: Trevor Rosenthal planning showcase - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: August Reflections; The Future is Now

As the trade deadline has taken its place in the rear view mirror, there have been a fair share of mixed reviews and reactions from the moves made by the St. Louis Cardinals. It appears the St. Louis Cardinals Organization lacked luster in trading for that “game-changer.” In all reality however, determining whether or not […] St. Louis Cardinals: August Reflections; The Future is Now - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Federal Baseball

Wire Taps: Max Scherzer for MVP; Brandon Kintzler talks trade

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the St. Louis Cardinals. ... A pitcher for MVP? It's rare, but this could be Max Scherzer's year (ESPN)Given that there are no true runaway MVP candidates in the NL, plus the fact that Max Scherzer's ERA could start with a 1 by season's end -- and likely will be the lowest he's ever posted -- added on to his prolific hitting and league-leading WAR numbers -- how can you not name him MVP? Kris Bryant compares notes with Bryce Harper and leaves no doubts about his return to Cubs lineup this season (The...

Royals Review

Game CXVI Thread: Cardinals at Royals

We’re still doing this? OK. Remember just a few short years ago when competitive Royals teams enticed enough Royals fans to come out to Kauffman stadium and finally outnumber the rowdy St. Louis fans for these kinds of series? It’s beginning to feel like a dream. And I’ve never been the guy with the city spirit where I particularly cared about the KC vs StL rivalry so I don’t know why I would share in that group delusion, but whatever. It also makes me wonder at the people who comment on the internet that the Royals can’t trade Whit Merrifield or Lucas Duda because they’re all...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Injury complicates limited Fowler trade options

Dexter Fowler’s recent injury has made him more difficult for the St. Louis Cardinals to trade.  What options do the Cardinals have left for the 32-year old outfielder? Dexter Fowler’s broken ankle he suffered in Friday night’s game vs the Pittsburgh Pirates, has made trading him more problematic for the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Cardinals […] St. Louis Cardinals: Injury complicates limited Fowler trade options - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The NL Central after the trade deadline

Who got stronger? Who got weaker? How did the Cubs fare? There was a lot of activity at the trade deadline and the NL Central had a few surprises, let’s take a look at the moves for each team, whether or not they met their needs and their outlook now that the dust has settled a bit from the deals. Overview The NL Central race has seen the Brewers and Cubs at the top of the division for most of the season. At times the Cardinals and Pirates have made small runs at the front runners, but none of those have really been sustained. As of this writing the standings look like this: As you’ll...

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San Diego Padres lose starters Jordan Lyles and Tyson Ross

The San Diego Padres placed starters Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles on the waiver wire. The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers claimed these players and acquired them and their contracts for nothing in return. The San Diego Padres  made no trades in these acquisitions. The Cardinals have recently lost Carlos Martinez due to injury […] San Diego Padres lose starters Jordan Lyles and Tyson Ross - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Padres let Ross, Lyles go on waivers

The Padres moved into full discovery mode Sunday, allowing starting pitcher Tyson Ross to go to the Cardinals and fellow right-hander Jordan Lyles to go to the Brewers after both were claimed off trade waivers. The Padres have the worst record (43-70) in the National League and have been set on...

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: High expectations, and questionable results

The Trade Deadline has passed and the St. Louis Cardinals made some moves.  Expectations were high, but the results were questionable. Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas, Josh Danielson, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, and Chris Archer were some of the names St. Louis Cardinals fans heard as possible Trade Deadline targets for the franchise.  Instead, the names […] St. Louis Cardinals: High expectations, and questionable results - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Goold: Gorman's power, Pham's trade rewrite Cardinals top-prospect rankings

In a series of deals around the deadline, the Cardinals added seven minor-leaguers, at least three of whom could crack the team's top 20 prospects.

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FanPost Friday: What would you have changed about the trade deadline?

Could the Cubs have done better? The Cubs did well for themselves ahead of the trade deadline, grabbing players like Cole Hamels and Brandon Kintzler without sacrificing too much in return. They seem to have put important pieces in play to help themselves succeed going into the postseason. Still, after the deadline dust has settled, many wonder “Could they have done more?” and “Were these moves the right ones?” With division rivals buying (Chris Archer to the Pirates) and selling (Tommy Pham from the Cardinals to the Rays... what?) do you feel good about what the Cubs accomplished?...

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FanPost Friday: How would you change the trade deadline?

It was a wild one. By the time the deadline was over, the Rays had made more moves than any other team. Gone was catcher Wilson Ramos, not surprising anyone. Gone too were Nathan Eovaldi, Matt Andriese, Jonny Venters, and yes, even Chris Sale. Brought on were hot prospects, and the unexpected addition of Tommy Pham from the Cardinals. While the Rays may not be competing for this season, they certainly appear to want to compete soon. Still, with the help of hindsight, we’ve had some time to reflect on these moves and how we feel about them. Did the Rays make the right choices? Are they...

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: Official Redbird Rants podcast episode 2.17

The St. Louis Cardinals limped through the trade deadline and the staff of Redbird Rants will join together to share their opinions of the moves. Redbird Rants will host our next episode of our world-famous St. Louis Cardinals podcast on Thursday, August 2. Our podcast will be recorded live at 6:00PM CT and, as always, […] St. Louis Cardinals: Official Redbird Rants podcast episode 2.17 - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Oscar Mercado trade was a mistake

The St. Louis Cardinals traded their prospect outfielder at the trade deadline and I am not happy about it. The St. Louis Cardinals announced near the trade deadline that they had traded center field prospect Oscar Mercado to the Cleveland Indians. Was the return worth the give? The St. Louis Cardinals received CF prospect Conner […] St. Louis Cardinals: Oscar Mercado trade was a mistake - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Shot Clock: Bradford vs. Rosen; D-Backs trades

azcentral sports Kent Somers and Jay Dieffenbach discuss the Cardinals quarterbacks and Diamondbacks trades in our Shot Clock video.         

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Rockies get two-run homers by Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez to beat Cardinals

On the final day of July, as the baseball season got really serious at the trade deadline, the Rockies showed they are ready to make a run with a 6-3 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals deal Pham, put a 'peek at the future' at center of moves

For a club that has made a series of significant and shocking moves in a short burst this past month, the Cardinals leaned into a long-term view at Tuesday’s trade deadline that continued to make them younger and, they insist,…

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View from the Catwalk: Welcome Tommy Pham, Austin Meadows, and Tyler Glasnow

Goodbye Chris Archer, Rays defeat Angels, and the trade deadline aftermath The trade deadline has passed and the Rays were very active, but not in the way most expected as they shocked the baseball world by pulling off the first trade of the day as they acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the St Louis Cardinals for a trio of prospects. Later on, they completed the deals that were expected of them as they traded Wilson Ramos to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later, and then capped off the afternoon by sending Chris Archer to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tyler Glasnow,...

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Cleveland Indians acquire Oscar Mercado from Cardinals

With outfield injuries and production issues, the Cleveland Indians turned to the minor league trade market to add depth to their outfield crew The Indians made a move to bolster their outfield rotation by acquiring Leonys Martin from the division rival Detroit Tigers, but they weren’t done dealing on deadline day.  The Indians traded Conner […] Cleveland Indians acquire Oscar Mercado from Cardinals - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Cardinals deal Pham to Rays as trading deadline arrives

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the Tampa Bay Rays for three minor league players, outfielder Justin Williams, left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera and right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez.The Cardinals also received international cap space in the four-player trade announced Tuesday, baseballs deadline for trades without waivers.There had already been a flurry of moves this week, including closers Roberto Osuna (to Houston) and Ken Giles (to Toronto) switching teams, Seattle picking up Adam Warren and Zach Duke, Lance Lynn joining the New York Yankees, Adam Duvall...

Lookout Landing

The Mariners new look bullpen

The Mariners added three new relievers to their bullpen, giving them a ton of depth to work from down the stretch. We knew Jerry Dipoto wasn’t going to sit out this trade deadline. Not with the Astros looking weaker than they have in a couple of seasons and the Athletics suddenly a couple of games behind the Mariners. The only questions were which positions he was going address and how many moves he’d make to get there. His first move seemed fairly innocuous, adding RHP Sam Tuivailala from the Cardinals on Friday. But yesterday afternoon, Dipoto swung two trades in quick succession,...

Cardinals trade Pham to Tampa Bay for three prospects

ST. LOUIS • The center fielder's absence from the lineup Monday night against the Colorado Rockies was notable but not as much as the answer afterward.

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The Latest: Bryce Harper reportedly staying with Nationals

The Latest on Major League Baseball trades on the deadline day for deals without waivers (all times Eastern):11:50 a.m.Washington Nationals president and general manager Mike Rizzo says Bryce Harper will not be traded before Tuesdays deadline.Rizzo tells the Washington Post in a text message that Harper is not going anywhere.The Nationals have been one of baseballs biggest disappointments. They entered Tuesday with a 52-53 record, but they are still within 5 ½ games of the NL East lead and the second wild card.___11:30 a.m.The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Tommy Pham to the...

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Boston Red Sox trade: Ian Kinsler is major defensive upgrade at second base for Alex Cora's club

Red Sox's Ian Kinsler ranks second in defensive runs saved (10) among major league second basemen behind only Cardinals' Kolten Wong (15), per Fangraphs.com.

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Video: Adam Warren and Chasen Shreve’s best Yankees moments

The Yankees cleared out the bullpen this week. Let’s look back at some of Shreve and Warren’s best moments in pinstripes. This has been an interesting trade deadline for the Yankees. The team’s greatest weakness was starting pitching, and while Brian Cashman did add a few arms, he also somewhat dismantled the bullpen. On Saturday night, the Yankees shipped Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos to the Cardinals. He also flipped Adam Warren to the Mariners yesterday. Shreve seemed to be on the brink of being designated for assignment for most of this season, so it was nice to see him...