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Last Build Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2016 18:52:03 EDT


Fowler, Cardinals agree on 5-year deal

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:25:39 EDT

Though the Cardinals did not make any transactions during their four-day stay at the Winter Meetings, it did not take long after their return to St. Louis for them to complete their pursuit of a new center fielder. St. Louis announced Friday morning that it had signed veteran Dexter Fowler.

Birds of a feather: Fowler a perfect fit for Cardinals

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:47:26 EDT

The negotiations between Dexter Fowler and the Cardinals were nearing the home stretch this week when general manager John Mozeliak wanted to call the center fielder he was courting from the Winter Meetings. Fowler did not answer his phone, however.

Fowler should help Cards get back to strengths

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:10:51 EDT

No, the Cardinals won't get better than the Cubs with this one potential move, regardless of how smart it appears to be. All the signing of center fielder Dexter Fowler will do is close the gap.

Cardinals add Fowler, Busch Stadium masher

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:15:02 EDT

Cardinals add Fowler, Busch Stadium masher

Cardinals lay groundwork at Meetings

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 21:52:21 EDT

A Winter Meetings stay that included myriad discussions with agents and clubs, as well as internal debate about the optimal way to solve their outfield void, ended without the Cardinals completing any actual transaction. They hope, however, that the work done over their four-day stay outside Washington, D.C., formed the foundation for future action.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Cards lose Cordoba, add Wilson in Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:17:06 EDT

A year after the Padres snagged a promising pitching prospect from the Cardinals in the Rule 5 Draft to assist in their rebuilding efforts, San Diego went after St. Louis' talent again. This time it was plucking infielder Allen Cordoba, who led the Appalachian League in batting average this past season and was ranked as the organization's 19th-best prospect in MLB Pipeline, with the third overall pick in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday.

Mozeliak won't sacrifice future for present

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:28:27 EDT

Dealing next-level prospects would affect the depth of the farm system and, in turn, the pipeline of talent arriving in the Majors in coming seasons.

Cardinals' Top 30 prospects list

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:11:00 EDT

Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Cards rework Spring Training plan to get more athletic

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:22:17 EDT

While the Cardinals are unlikely to distinguish themselves as among the offseason's most active, the organization remains persistent with its intent to shift its on-field identity once again. The desire now is to trend more athletic.

Cards want to build around Wong, not trade him

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:44:41 EDT

As the Cardinals continue to explore the trade market for a potential outfield addition, it's no surprise that clubs have often asked for top prospects in return. But there has also been widespread interest in players who have already ascended to the Majors, one of those being second baseman Kolten Wong.

Cards clear Martinez, Reyes for '17 Classic

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:38:14 EDT

Though neither has been formally announced as a participant in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, pitchers Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes have been granted permission by the Cardinals to represent the Dominican Republic in the international tournament, a source confirmed to's Jesse Sanchez.

Cards won't utilize Kelly as backup catcher

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:19:53 EDT

General manager John Mozeliak said Monday the Cardinals are leaning toward having 22-year-old catcher Carson Kelly begin the 2017 season in the Minors, which means that the club will remain engaged in the catching market this offseason.

Molina commits to World Baseball Classic

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDT

With the World Baseball Classic just a few months away, the rosters are beginning to take shape. More names surfaced Monday as the World Baseball Classic released an initial list of 30 players, spanning 16 countries, who are confirmed to be participating in this year's tournament.

Kelly, Bader on Fall League's Top Prospects Team

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDT

The Arizona Fall League announced it's official Top Prospects Team on Monday. Selected by Fall League managers and coaches, the team recognizes 24 players who distinguished themselves throughout the league's six-week schedule against other top prospects from every organization in Major League Baseball.

Holliday's Cards tenure over with Yanks deal

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:40:31 EDT

Matt Holliday's chances of returning to St. Louis in 2017 went from slim to none on Sunday as he agreed to a one-year contract with the Yankees. Holliday, according to's Jon Morosi, will earn $13 million under the one-year deal.

Cardinals non-tender Maness to have flexibility

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:38:10 EDT

Reliever Seth Maness, once the bullpen's double-play specialist, is now a free agent after the Cardinals opted not to tender the second-year arbitration-eligible player a contract before Friday's deadline.

Cardinals part with Garcia, land 3 Braves prospects

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:39:13 EDT

Jaime Garcia's injury-plagued tenure with the Cardinals has come to an end, as St. Louis dealt the lefty starter to Atlanta on Thursday for a trio of young players. In return, the Cards landed right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis and second baseman Luke Dykstra.

Peace & glove: Owners, players reach CBA deal

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDT

Major League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.

Cards to honor '67 title team, '16 top players

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:58:16 EDT

Members of the Cardinals' 1967 World Series championship team, as well as top performers from last year's club, are slated to be honored at the 59th annual St. Louis Baseball Writers Dinner on Jan. 15, 2017.

Cardinals announce Minor League staffs

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:52:53 EDT

The recent promotions of Mike Shildt and Oliver Marmol to manager Mike Matheny's big league staff opened a pair of Minor League managerial jobs. Those have now been filled.

The Next Big Leaguers: Cardinals' Kelly

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDT

The Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of's "The Next Big Leaguers," which premieres Tuesday, we focused on five prospects: Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger, Twins shortstop Nick Gordon, Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez, Red Sox infielder Yoan Moncada and Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres.

Cards make changes to medical staff

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:46:09 EDT

Dr. George Paletta Jr., who served as the Cardinals' medical director and head team physician from 1998-2013, will return as the organization's head orthopedic physician in '17, the Cardinals announced on Tuesday.

Veteran Pena granted unconditional release

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:51:27 EDT

A week after designating Brayan Pena for assignment in order to create roster space for newly signed reliever Brett Cecil, the Cardinals granted the veteran catcher his unconditional release on Monday. The move immediately drops Pena into the free-agent pool.

Cards' Winter Warm-Up tickets on sale now

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:56:41 EDT

Tickets for the Cardinals' 21st annual Winter Warm-Up, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch from Jan. 14-16, are now available for purchase for $40 for fans 16 and older. Each ticket grants admission for all three days of the event.

5 steps Cardinals can take to catch Cubs

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:17:43 EDT

Is this the start of a Cubs dynasty? Not if the Cardinals can prevent it. Given how a young team ran away from the competition in the National League Central last season, it sure looks like the Cubs could be on top for years. But don't forget who they have to beat en route to hanging up more banners at Wrigley Field. Here's a five-step plan to put St. Louis back on top:

Cards' McLaughlin aids special needs children in community

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDT

Last month, Norwood Hills Country Club hosted the 14th annual Dan McLaughlin Golf Tournament, which has grown to be Special Education Foundation's largest annual fundraiser.

Kelly, Bader among Top 25 Fall League prospects

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDT

Jim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.

Cards' efforts felt throughout local community

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:48:23 EDT

Though the Cardinals fell short in their efforts to advance to the postseason for a sixth straight season, it was another banner year off the field in 2016 as the Cardinals made an impact on the St. Louis community.

Smith makes final HOF bid on BBWAA ballot

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:20:20 EDT

It's closing time for Lee Smith. This year is the last in which the dominant right-handed pitcher will be eligible for the Hall of Fame through the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.

Cardinals welcome strong bullpen fit in Cecil

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:44:48 EDT

When their 2016 campaign ended, the Cardinals didn't expect to make a big bullpen move this offseason. They certainly didn't plan to be players in the market for closers like Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen or Mark Melancon. But there was GM John Mozeliak at Busch Stadium on Monday, presenting a four-year contract -- and a No. 21 Cardinals jersey -- to a reliever. The Cards officially announced the signing of left-hander Brett Cecil, turning the loss of lefty Zach Duke into an opportunity to add an experienced, versatile arm.