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St. Louis Cardinals: Doors are opening for Yadier Molina as manager

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is well positioned to become a successful manager in the major leagues. Nineteen-year St. Louis Cardinals veteran catcher Yadier Molina will take the reins as the skipper for team Puerto Rico in the 2023 World Baseball Classic, which could lend itself to other managing opportunities down the road. Molina also […] St. Louis Cardinals: Doors are opening for Yadier Molina as manager - 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: Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball once sold for $3 million

In light of recent history home run chases from Albert Pujols and Aaron Judge, Mark McGwire’s historic 70th home run ball in 1998 once sold for $3 million The St. Louis Cardinals are not strangers to epic home run chases. As Albert Pujols went for 700 career home runs this season and Aaron Judge chased […] Cardinals: Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball once sold for $3 million - 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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Pittsburgh Pirates: Johan Oviedo Continues to Impress

Since joining the Pittsburgh Pirates, right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo has impressed and looks like a potential building block for the starting rotation Prior to the August 2nd trade deadline the Pittsburgh Pirates made the rare inner-division trade. This trade saw the Pirates send pitchers José Quintana and Chris Stratton to the St. Louis Cardinals. In […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Johan Oviedo Continues to Impress - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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MLB Insider says Cardinals will pursue star shortstops in offseason

The St. Louis Cardinals have money to spend this offseason, and an MLB insider is reporting they will be in on the superstar shortstop market. According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the St. Louis Cardinals are expected to join a number of teams in pursuing the top shortstops on the market this offseason […] MLB Insider says Cardinals will pursue star shortstops in offseason - 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 to get bold and call up Jordan Walker

The New York Mets are the latest contender to call up a top prospect down the stretch, and the St. Louis Cardinals need to follow suit with Jordan Walker The New York Mets called up No. 1 prospect in baseball Francisco Alvarez on Thursday, adding another bat to their lineup as they gear up to […] The St. Louis Cardinals need to get bold and call up Jordan Walker - 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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Remembering the 1993 Atlanta Braves race to the playoffs

The Atlanta Braves have a history of making game-changing deals at the mid-season trade deadline.  This deal has had the biggest impact by far. July 19, 1993.  The St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Atlanta Braves on this date, 4-0. This setback aside, the Braves weren’t playing badly, mind you.  At 53-41, they were still […] Remembering the 1993 Atlanta Braves race to the playoffs - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

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St. Louis Cardinals: 2022 was arguably the best trade deadline

Cardinals executive John Mozeliak’s acquisitions of Jordan Montgomery and Jose Quintana were some of of his most successful deadline deals. Every year, fans doubt St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and call for his firing after expressing dissatisfaction for his actions at the trade deadline, or lack thereof. But more often than […] St. Louis Cardinals: 2022 was arguably the best trade deadline - 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 clinch then split with Brewers

The Cardinals were able to clinch the NL Central Tuesday only to lose frustratingly to the Brewers Wednesday.  The Cardinals clinched the NL Central with a 6-2 victory over the Brewers Tuesday evening. They lost to the Brewers 5-1, looking like a shell of themselves with most of their starters taking the night off. The […] St. Louis Cardinals clinch then split with Brewers - 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: Did St. Louis confirm Adam Wainwright is returning in 2023?

One postgame speech from Oli Marmol and a press release from the the Cardinals have raised questions about whether 2022 is Adam Wainwright’s last season. The St. Louis Cardinals are incredible at honoring club legends, and 2022 has been a prime example of this. From Opening Day, the club began to welcome Albert Pujols, Yadier […] Cardinals: Did St. Louis confirm Adam Wainwright is returning in 2023? - 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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Who will the St. Louis Cardinals start in Game 1 of the postseason?

The St. Louis Cardinals’ recent pitching inconsistencies have left it up in the air who will start Game 1 of the playoffs. When Jordan Montgomery began his St. Louis Cardinals career like gangbusters, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that when the playoffs came around, he would be the starting pitcher for the first […] Who will the St. Louis Cardinals start in Game 1 of the postseason? - 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: Inside Albert Pujols’ playoff clinching speech

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals clinched a postseason berth, and Hall of Fame slugger Albert Pujols gave a heartfelt speech to his teammates. This season could not have gone better for Albert Pujols. Not only did he eclipse 700 home runs, becoming the fourth player in baseball history to do so, but the St. […] Cardinals: Inside Albert Pujols’ playoff clinching speech - 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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Projecting the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card roster

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to clinch the NL Central division crown. Now, as attention shifts to the postseason, who will make up the 26-man roster for the wildcard series? Entering Tuesday’s game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals are inching ever so close to winning the NL Central. Because the […] Projecting the 2022 St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card roster - 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: St. Louis almost traded Albert Pujols in 2000

The St. Louis Cardinals almost traded Albert Pujols in 2000 — and it makes you wonder how much different the last 20 years nearly were. In perhaps the greatest “What if?” scenario in St. Louis Cardinals history, what would have happened had the team traded Albert Pujols? Because it was a possibility — and almost […] Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis almost traded Albert Pujols in 2000 - 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: What made win Friday great, make losses sting

The Cardinals are fully capable of pulling off impressive victories like Friday, which makes the losses fans witnessed Saturday and Sunday sting.  Friday evening’s 11-0 win for the Cardinals over the Dodgers was memorable. Albert Pujols knocked his 699 and 700th home runs. Lars Nootbaar and Juan Yepez knocked a home run, and Alec Burleson […] St. Louis Cardinals: What made win Friday great, make losses sting - 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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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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Cardinals: MLB Network predicted exact time of Albert Pujols’ 700th homer — in April

MLB Network host Greg Amsinger predicted the time and place of Cardinals legend Albert Pujols’ 700th home run — in April. This is, quite honestly, the best prediction in baseball history. If there’s one better than this, I have not yet found it. Because MLB Network analyst Greg Amsinger correctly predicted the time AND place […] Cardinals: MLB Network predicted exact time of Albert Pujols’ 700th homer — in April - 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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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

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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

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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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Cardinals: How Adam Wainwright’s “dead arm” impacts St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright admitted Tuesday that he has “dead arm.” How does it impact them moving forward? For most of the second half of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals have been a dominant force. They have opened up a significant lead in the National League Central and are the heavy favorite […] Cardinals: How Adam Wainwright’s “dead arm” impacts 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 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: 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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The Yankees should use Harrison Bader in left field, not center

Photo by Scott Kane/ As long as Oswaldo Cabrera is in the outfield, the Yankees shouldn’t risk changing his position this late in the season. Later today, the last of the Yankees’ trade deadline acquisitions, Harrison Bader, is expected to make his pinstriped debut. A native of Bronxville, New York, Bader was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2015 draft; he made his MLB debut just two years later, and has until this point spent the entirety of his six-year career in St. Louis. In that time, he has established himself as one of the premier gloves in...

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