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AZ Snake Pit

Astros and Cardinals in “meaningful discussions” about Paul Goldschmidt trade

Still very early days though. The Arizona Diamondbacks have made no secret of their willingness to at least listen to offers for superstar first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Goldy is entering the final year of his current contract, and even at the highest salary of his career ($14.5 million for next season), would still represent excellent value for money. When Jack looked at Goldy’s trade value, he concluded even just one year was worth “a hitting prospect in the 51-75 range or a pitching prospect in the 26-50 range.” And that estimate did not include an additional piece of value: if...

BenFred: Cardinals out on Harper? Sounds like that would be news to them

Mozeliak warns of rumors when asked about assumption Cardinals won't pursue superstar free agent

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St. Louis Cardinals: Will Nicholas Castellanos be traded to the Cardinals?

The offseason trade rumors continue.  Now, Bleacher Report is predicting that Detroit Tigers outfielder/third baseman Nicholas Castellanos will end up in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform next year.  Will it happen? St. Louis Cardinals fans have been inundated with rumors of trades and free agent signings since the end of the 2018 season. These rumors […] St. Louis Cardinals: Will Nicholas Castellanos be traded to the Cardinals? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

OC Register

Angels bring back Peter Bourjos on minor-league deal

Bourjos played the first four seasons of his career with the Angels, before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in the David Freese trade. He has been with four other teams since.

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St. Louis Cardinals: What is the right price for Bryce?

Bryce Harper is arguably the most coveted free agent ever, and the St. Louis Cardinals will be a major player for his services. With Scott Boras trying to break the bank for Harper, the question that still has to be asked by the Cardinals is this: What price is right for Bryce Harper? The big […] St. Louis Cardinals: What is the right price for Bryce? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

As GM meetings conclude, Cardinals are all about the upgrades

The Cardinals, like most teams, spent the week operating on parallel tracks. They were both shopper and seller when talking with teams about trades.

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs: What if the Cardinals went big in free agency this winter?

You might think the Chicago Cubs losing out on marquee names is a worst-case scenario. But what if one of those guys wound up in St. Louis this winter? If the St. Louis Cardinals found a way to finally make the impact free agent signing they’ve missed out on the last three seasons, the National […] Chicago Cubs: What if the Cardinals went big in free agency this winter? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Darn Josh Donaldson rumors continue

Those darn rumors of Josh Donaldson signing as a free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals won’t stop.  Now, three more baseball sites have Donaldson signing with Cards. MLB Trade Rumors, SI MLB and MLB.com have listed the St. Louis Cardinals as a likely destination for free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson.  The Cardinals and Donaldson were linked […] St. Louis Cardinals: Darn Josh Donaldson rumors continue - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lone Star Ball

MLB Top 34 Free Agent Predictions

You can just skip to March because this is where all the free agents will sign MLB Free Agency Predictions - I’m back to make my always 100% correct predictions like the time I predicted the Mets would sign Shin-Soo Choo and laughed about it or the time I predicted the Cardinals would sign David Robertson like I do again in this very article or the time I predicted the Rangers would sign Doug Fister only it was two years before the Rangers actually signed Doug Fister or the time last year when I predicted the Mariners would sign Yu Darvish. Last year I only predicted where the top 30 free...

As GM meetings open, Cardinals watch which way trade winds blow

Teams such as Arizona and Seattle might be willing to deal the kind of player the Redbirds need.

Federal Baseball

New Nationals’ reliever Trevor Rosenthal on Tommy John rehab process; signing with Washington...

New Washington Nationals’ reliever Trevor Rosenthal spoke to reporters on Monday about going through the rehab process after Tommy John surgery and finding a new home in D.C. In spite of the fact that he missed the entire 2018 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, the Washington Nationals were willing (and eager, apparently, considering how quickly it happened once free agency began) to sign 28-year-old veteran reliever Trevor Rosenthal to a 1-year/$6M deal which includes an option for 2020 and incentives that could earn the one-time St. Louis Cardinals’ closer as much as...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Is now the time to trade Carlos Martinez?

The St. Louis Cardinals should have an open debate on who is the best starting pitcher on the team moving forward. There is a simple way to look at baseball with a “three strikes and you’re out” encompassing philosophy. The St. Louis Cardinals have now missed not one, not two, but three consecutive years of […] St. Louis Cardinals: Is now the time to trade Carlos Martinez? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Federal Baseball

Trevor Rosenthal on role with Nationals, repertoire post-Tommy John + more...

Trevor Rosenthal’s free agent deal with the Washington Nationals was officially inked this weekend, and the 28-year-old reliever talked with reporters in the nation’s capital on Monday about what lies ahead in 2019. Opposing hitters had a .271 AVG against Trevor Rosenthal’s fastball in 2017. He averaged 98.4 MPH with the heater, which got up to 101.5. He threw his slider more than he’d ever thrown it before (12.9% of the time, up from 5.8% and 6.8% in the previous two seasons), holding opposing hitters to a .097 AVG on the pitch, and the former St. Louis Cardinals’ closer mixed in...

Bud Norris set to enter free agency this offseason

Bud Norris will enter the free-agent market this offseason after spending the 2018 season as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

Greg Holland to enter free agency this offseason

After spending the 2018 season with both the Cardinals and Nationals, 32-year-old Greg Holland will become a free agent this offseason About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United

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St. Louis Cardinals: Is Bryce Harper “Overhyped”?

Bleacher Report’s Joel Reuter recent article listed seven overhyped players who will be free agents and likely to be overpaid. Bryce Harper is one of the seven. Is Reuter right in calling the potential target of the St. Louis Cardinals overhyped? One of the targets for the St. Louis Cardinals this off-season is reportedly Bryce Harper. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Is Bryce Harper “Overhyped”? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Tyson Ross set to become free agent this offseason

Veteran right hander Tyson Ross will become a free agent after spending his 2018 season with the Padres and Cardinals About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consis

The Crawfish Boxes

Astros Crawfish Boil: October 30th, 2018

Start your day with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Six Astros have officially become free agents (Houston Chronicle)And of those, Houston will give Keuchel a QO while taking a pass on Marwin (RotoBaller)But there are also other free agent fits for the Astros (Climbing Tal’s Hill)Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the most epic World Series game ever, let’s remember it (House of Houston)Collin McHugh was named to the MLB team for Japan All-Star series (Houston Chronicle)Astros Assistant hitting coach Jeff Albert has been signed as the Cardinals’ new hitting...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Finding a place for Marwin Gonzalez

The St. Louis Cardinals have the ability to add a Swiss army knife to the lineup. The front office and management of the St. Louis Cardinals will tell you the importance of flexibility.  They will tell you that adding flexibility was the impetus to trade for infielder Jedd Gyorko.  In fact, the flexibility of Matt […] St. Louis Cardinals: Finding a place for Marwin Gonzalez - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: Is Trevor Rosenthal worth pursuing as a free agent?

In their search for veteran bullpen pieces, should the Blue Jays turn to former St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal? Once a dominant bullpen arm, Trevor Rosenthal has fallen on some hard times. Following Tommy John surgery, he’s had to completely re-evaluate his career and plot out a new route to get back on track. […] Blue Jays: Is Trevor Rosenthal worth pursuing as a free agent? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Federal Baseball

Wire Taps: Nationals exercise Sean Doolittle’s option; more Bryce Harper chatter...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news on a rare offseason day that actually has a lot of links... There was some actual news yesterday (with the Nationals exercising the $6M club option for Sean Doolittle in 2019) and plenty of speculation (when Bryce Harper officially hit free agency), so catch up on the latest news on Washington, D.C.’s favorite baseball team and enjoy a link-filled day... NATS BEAT: Cardinals 'underrated' player in Nationals' Bryce Harper sweepstakes - (106.7 The Fan)"Speculation has been raging for months, years even, about where Harper will land —...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Valuing prime years of a star player

With free agency approaching, the St. Louis Cardinals will seek to finally have an offseason where they reel in a big star. How much value could  signing such a star bring for John Mozeliak? The St. Louis Cardinals will be entering the free agency period following the finish of the World Series. Last week’s article, […] St. Louis Cardinals: Valuing prime years of a star player - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Former Cardinal Kelly, and pending free agent, becomes a Boston hero

LOS ANGELES • Before Joe Kelly had a full season in the majors he had a postseason as one of the young lions the Cardinals leaned on to reach the National League Championship Series in 2012 and win the pennant…

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St. Louis Cardinals: Please do not bring Matt Adams back in 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals added a former first baseman to their midst at the end of the 2018 season for protection. He is a free agent now and the Cards would be wise to leave it that way. Matt Adams rejoined the St. Louis Cardinals after the Washington Nationals were effectively done with him. Adams […] St. Louis Cardinals: Please do not bring Matt Adams back in 2019 - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: Three trades that propelled the Cards to the 1982 WS Championship

The St. Louis Cardinals were propelled to the 1982 World Series by three off-season trades.  Without trading for Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, and Lonnie Smith, the Cardinals would not have won the 1982 World Series. First Willie McGee came in October, then Lonnie Smith came in November, and finally, Ozzie Smith came in December.  St. […] St. Louis Cardinals: Three trades that propelled the Cards to the 1982 WS Championship - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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St. Louis Cardinals: One free agent off the board not with the Cards

The Arizona Diamondbacks snagged the first free agent off the offseason board keeping one potential signing from the St. Louis Cardinals. On Monday, the Arizona Diamondbacks welcomed back into their fold Eduardo Escobar. The switch-hitting third baseman is now marked as the first free agent off the eligible board this offseason. Likewise, he becomes the […] St. Louis Cardinals: One free agent off the board not with the Cards - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More