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If Cardinals do not add or discover boost for lagging offense, it could be splitsville for lineup

If Cardinals do not add or discover boost for lagging offense, it could be splitsville for lineup

During a recent interview meant to substitute for the town hall-style event he annually entertains with fans, Cardinals executive John Mozeliak outlined how the club and industry approach the 2021 season with a multitude of unknowns.
Jan 19, 2021
Fans back in the stands? Cardinals prepping for possible crowds of 8,000-12,000 at some point in 2021

Fans back in the stands? Cardinals prepping for possible crowds of 8,000-12,000 at some point in 2021

During an online interview conducted as part of the Winter Warm-Up, team president Bill DeWitt III outlined limits on capacity and vaccine plans.
Jan 19, 2021
Out of sight, but definitely in mind: 'Iconic' Cardinals Molina, Wainwright were all the talk of Warm-Up, as talks continue

Out of sight, but definitely in mind: 'Iconic' Cardinals Molina, Wainwright were all the talk of Warm-Up, as talks continue

Chairman DeWitt says offers have been made to both players but 'someone may come in and offer them more, and they may choose to take it.'
Jan 19, 2021
Stingy 'stuff': While hoping for more offense, Cardinals' strength remains flexing pitching depth, defense

Stingy 'stuff': While hoping for more offense, Cardinals' strength remains flexing pitching depth, defense

The Cardinals’ pathway back to the postseason and, until further notice, into their plans to contend this year has been paved by prevention, by excelling at slowing other offenses so they can catchup. They’ve done that with an elite blend…
Jan 18, 2021
Cardinals Shildt relishes NL-style strategy, 'constant conversation' in dugout and seeking mental edges for 'physical chess'

Cardinals Shildt relishes NL-style strategy, 'constant conversation' in dugout and seeking mental edges for 'physical chess'

In an online conversation with bench coach Marmol, Cardinals manager explores the 'most challenging' decision he has each game, and how a new rule could make it even trickier.
Jan 17, 2021
Shildt, Cardinals coaches planning multiple, malleable plans for spring training

Shildt, Cardinals coaches planning multiple, malleable plans for spring training

Camp is scheduled to open Feb. 17, exhibition opener on Feb. 27.
Jan 16, 2021
Cardinals strike agreements with Bader, Reyes, Hicks as deadline reveals gap in salary talks with Flaherty

Cardinals strike agreements with Bader, Reyes, Hicks as deadline reveals gap in salary talks with Flaherty

Flaherty requests $3.9 million salary, Cardinals counter with $3 million. Also: Cardinals sign 15 players, including touted SS from the Bahamas, as the international market opens.
Jan 15, 2021
Cardinals, Reyes agree on one-year, $900,000 deal to avoid arbitration; Bader, Hicks, Flaherty still in talks as deadline ticks

Cardinals, Reyes agree on one-year, $900,000 deal to avoid arbitration; Bader, Hicks, Flaherty still in talks as deadline ticks

Righthander agrees to a one-year, $900,000 deal right before deadline, per source. Three other players have until noon St. Louis to agree, or they will swap salary figures with the Cardinals and await an arbitration hearing.
Jan 15, 2021
Signs of the times: International market opens for Cardinals same day as salary-swap deadline with eligible players

Signs of the times: International market opens for Cardinals same day as salary-swap deadline with eligible players

Cardinals to sign a handful of shortstops on the first day of the delayed "July 2" free agency, including the 47th-ranked player in the class. Also: Flaherty, three others could reach a arbitration deadline without agreements.
Jan 14, 2021
Molina says in interview he can retire with 'head held high'

Molina says in interview he can retire with 'head held high'

Veteran catcher's agent talks weekly with Cardinals and an offer could yield quick resolution while Molina tells La Vida Baseball if acceptable deal isn't there he'll 'retire happy.'
Jan 13, 2021
Cubs, Cardinals, and NL Central rivals are busy making moves, going nowhere

Cubs, Cardinals, and NL Central rivals are busy making moves, going nowhere

Cardinals are the only team in their division yet to make a trade this winter, but they haven't lost the most talent, and what really stands out is the absence of an addition to upset the standings.
Jan 7, 2021
Twenty (more) Questions: How can Major League Baseball energize pace of play and pace of offseason?

Twenty (more) Questions: How can Major League Baseball energize pace of play and pace of offseason?

Another round of 20 questions from the Cardinals chat includes a discussion on expanding the strike zone, outlawing the shift, and this one facing the Cardinals: Where is the next Ryan Ludwick?
Jan 7, 2021
Twenty Questions: What statistics will convince writers to vote Molina into Hall of Fame?

Twenty Questions: What statistics will convince writers to vote Molina into Hall of Fame?

Weekly Cardinals chat overflowed with questions, so it's time for a mailbag: Fielding questions about Molina's Hall of Fame case, whether pitching can win championships, and The Beatles.
Dec 26, 2020
Before record-setting six TDs, Nevers made his pitch as a ballplayer in St. Louis, struck out the Babe (twice)

Before record-setting six TDs, Nevers made his pitch as a ballplayer in St. Louis, struck out the Babe (twice)

Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored six rushing touchdowns on Christmas to tie a pro football record set in 1929 by Ernie Nevers, a former pitcher for the Browns.
Dec 24, 2020
On Dec. 24, 1969, Curt Flood mailed a letter that changed baseball history

On Dec. 24, 1969, Curt Flood mailed a letter that changed baseball history

By rejecting a trade, Cardinals outfielder launched a labor relations revolution that led to free agency for players — and cost him his career.

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