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Royals pitcher and a former major leaguer die in Dominican crashes

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:30:00 -0600

Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents.


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Goold: Could a Cardinal get the call from Cooperstown next year?

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:10:00 -0600

Five players with ties to the Cardinals will reach Hall of Fame ballot for the first time in 2017. One, Rolen, may have a quietly excellent case.


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BenFred: Cards run risk of alienating Martinez over small sum of money

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:55:00 -0600

It’s fair to wonder how an arbitration hearing could impact the team’s relationship with a cornerstone of the future who is not set to hit free agency until 2020.


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New Hall of Famer 'Pudge' says Yadi will be one, too

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:10:00 -0600

Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez has become just the fourth Puerto Rican player and first catcher from that island to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Rodriguez, the all-time leader in games caught at 2,427, says he already knows…


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Gordo: How many of Cards' talented prospects will ever reach the majors?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:15:00 -0600

The rewards for making it are enormous, yet the margin separating those that do and those that don’t is surprisingly fine.


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Ortiz: DeWitt committed to Cardinals' approach

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:55:00 -0600

While their rivals were at the White House showing off their World Series trophy on Monday, Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr. acknowledged that the rivalry with the Cubs has intensified.


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'Hackgate' punishment could come before spring training

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:40:00 -0600

Baseball's investigation into the Cardinals' "Hackgate" scandal has wound down, so the team should soon know what sanctions Major League Baseball will impose.


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Matheny: There's a chance Duke could pitch in 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:30:00 -0600

Manager is excited about addition of Brett Cecil, but also hopeful the power lefty Cecil was signed to replace could make an appearance this season


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Vendors, fans make up for lost time after weather shortens Cardinals' Winter Warm-Up

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:30:00 -0600

Cardinals Care, the team's community foundation supporting children, has distributed more than $18 million to area organizations since its inception in 1997.


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Cardinals' 1967 team grabs center stage at BBWAA dinner

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:00:00 -0600

While the annual dinner traditionally is a preview of the season to come, the 1967 team, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its World Series title, was at the forefront of the event.


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Goold: Greg Garcia sets his sights on winning everyday job

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:30:00 -0600

Labeled a "utility guy" and ready for that role again, Garcia, who excelled as a pinch-hitter, doesn't want to settle for the bench.


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Fall success moves prospect Gomber closer to Cardinals

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:25:00 -0600

Lefthanded starting pitcher Austin Gomber missed time with a finger injury last season at Double-A Springfield, so he was fresh for the Arizona Fall League.


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Mozeliak: Dozier report was 'fake news'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:20:00 -0600

During his question-and-answer session with fans Sunday at the Winter Warm-Up, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he found out about the team's reported interest in Twins second baseman Bryan Dozier at the same time the world did. From his…


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Wainwright to the rescue after Warm-Up is shortened

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:15:00 -0600

With the exception of the end of last season, Cardinals righthander Adam Wainwright hasn’t been a reliever since he closed out the 2006 World Series final-game win over Detroit. But he has earned something of a save this weekend.






Cardinals' Warm-Up, writers' dinner set to proceed as scheduled Sunday

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:45:00 -0600

Icy weather and travel issues forced Cardinals to cancel Day 1 of their annual fanfest, but club is hopeful for days 2 and 3.


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Weather puts freeze on Warm-Up's first day

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:30:00 -0600

Fowler’s flight here was canceled and Cecil’s delayed, and neither was to be able to make it in Friday to participate in Saturday’s festivities.


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Cards complete agreements with Rosenthal, Siegrist

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:47:00 -0600

Martinez, who might get a multi-year deal, asks for $4.25 million in arbitration; Wacha seeks $3.2 million.


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Gordo: Cardinals stockpiling trade chips for Mozeliak

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:25:00 -0600

Thanks to deft drafting and aggressive spending on the international market, the Cardinals are building the assets GM John Mozeliak can use to keep the team's competitive window open.


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Adams, Cardinals reach one-year deal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:20:00 -0600

The Cardinals reduced by one their list of players who can file for arbitration by agreeing to terms with first baseman Matt Adams on a $2.8 million contract for this year.


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Maness a trailblazer? New surgery for elbow repair cut recovery time

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:50:00 -0600

Former Cardinal expects to be ready for opening day, just 7½ months after surgery, because of a repair that could eventually prove to be an alternative to Tommy John surgery for some pitchers.


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BenFred: Five questions for the Cardinals new-look outfield

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:13:00 -0600

A former rival takes center stage in what could be one of the better defensive outfields in the National League.


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Carpenter, Reyes commit to play in World Baseball Classic

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:30:00 -0600

Righthander will throw for the Dominican Republic's team while Cardinals' All-Star infielder has accepted invite to play for Leyland's Team USA.


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Goold: Hall of Fame support is building for Bonds, Clemens

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:30:00 -0600

For the first time since PD's Cardinals beat writer earned a ballot, two greats tied to PEDs came close to receiving his vote. A deep discussion on why they didn't.


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Hochman: Big night ahead for ailing fan of Cardinals

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:00:00 -0600

Next month, ailing fan will meet Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Orlando Cepeda and other players who will be honored for the 50-year anniversary of their 1967 World Series title.


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O'Neill: Gagliano was 'Secret Weapon' for Cardinals long before Oquendo

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:15:00 -0600

Phil Gagliano’s ability to play all four infield positions, as well as some outfield, effectively trumped his chances of being taken seriously as a regular in the 1960s.


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BenFred: Cards dealing for Dozier would be costly — and confusing

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 23:40:00 -0600

The latest tidbit in the realm of offseason speculation revolves around the Cardinals reportedly engaging in trade talks for Twins second baseman Brian Dozier. This rumor doesn't hold water.


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Hochman: New Card Fowler, ex-Mizzou star Bradley are bonded

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:20:00 -0600

Phil Bradley, who works for the MLB Players Association, says the new center fielder will ‘embrace’ Cardinals fans.


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Wong makes commitment to St. Louis, adjusts to new challenges

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:10:00 -0600

Second baseman described his first offseason without a return to Hawaii as a natural extension of the commitment the Cardinals made to him this past spring with a five-year contract.


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Goold: With TV riches ahead, will Cardinals hike payroll in 2017?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:05:00 -0600

Encarnacion's deal with Cleveland has stirred the hornet's nest again about Cardinals spending. Math reveals the spending ahead, from Fowler to Martinez.


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Ortiz: DeWitt and Cardinals not committed to catching Cubs

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:25:00 -0600

Bill DeWitt Jr. and John Mozeliak would like you to believe they’re committed to win in 2017, but those claims will ring hollow until they make another significant addition to the lineup.


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Goold: How much would 'Highest-Paid Team in History' make today?

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:10:00 -0600

Sports Illustrated called the '68 Cardinals the 'money men,' but their salaries are out of place today. Let Edwin Encarnacion, Verlander and others show why.


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Top prospects Kelly, Weaver named Cardinals' minor leaguers of the year

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:40:00 -0600

Catcher Carson Kelly and righthanded pitcher Luke Weaver, both of whom finished the 2016 season in the majors, have been named the Cardinals’ minor league player and pitcher of the year, respectively. Both will be honored at the St. Louis…


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Goold: Cue the griping from rivals as Cards gain extra draft pick

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 01:45:00 -0600

Days after losing a pick to sign Fowler, club gets a gift -- a competitive balance pick that irks rivals. Let the griping by rivals begin.


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Cardinals score extra pick in draft

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 23:35:00 -0600

In a sense, the Cardinals will get their high draft pick back, helping to offset the one they lost for signing free-agent Dexter Fowler, the former Chicago Cubs center fielder who had received a qualifying offer from the Cubs.


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Cardinals get Fryer back, sign four other players

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:55:00 -0600

Fryer, who was signed as a minor league free agent by the Cardinals a year ago, played in a major-league, career-high 60 games last season.


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Hochman: Barring big turnaround, Mizzou's Anderson needs to go

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 23:45:00 -0600

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Cardinals go 'over the top' to catch Fowler

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:40:00 -0600

Deal for free-agent center fielder Dexter Fowler has been described by sources as substantial and beyond the Cardinals’ initial play — it could stretch them to five years and around $80 million. Club also could turn toward free-agent sluggers Mark…


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Ortiz: Fowler is a leader who could energize Cards' clubhouse

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0600

Cardinals fans should feel much better about their team with the addition of a veteran leadoff hitter who also will bring a bit of life to the clubhouse.


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Hochman: Evolution of Fowler leads to Cards' rejuvenation

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:10:00 -0600

Once a lovable loser in Colorado, Fowler helped lead the lovable losers in Chicago to the title -- and now he's a Cardinal.


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Padres pick up Cards prospect Cordoba in Rule 5 draft

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:55:00 -0600

The Cardinals took a risk by leaving a rising, enticing prospect unprotected for Thursday’s Rule 5 draft and lost, but maybe only for a few months.


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Ortiz: Cardinals wisely won't give up the farm

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:10:00 -0600

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • Long before the World Series champion Cubs fortified their roster by acquiring closer Wade Davis on Wednesday, the howls emanating from St. Louis were deafening on social media.


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Ortiz: Mozeliak optimistic despite failing to accomplish goals

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0600

But the Cardinals are no better today than they were when they arrived at the winter meetings site on Sunday.


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New CBA won't pinch Cardinals, even after record spending on Cuban, Latin talents

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:15:00 -0600

Team has blown past their spending limit on international amateurs -- and intend to spend more -- but the new labor agreement won't further limit them.


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Cardinal expose lefty relievers, highly regarded infielder in Rule 5 draft

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:05:00 -0600

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • Rising talent from the Cardinals’ Latin America scouting and injuries to players like reliever Zach Duke have left the team unable to protect some players it wanted to before Thursday’s Rule 5 draft.


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Ortiz: Matheny works hard at getting even better

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:00:00 -0600

It’s almost unfair that so many fans question whether Matheny can lead the Cardinals to the franchise’s 12th World Series title.


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Cardinals planning to keep Wong

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:05:00 -0600

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • The contract Kolten Wong received from the Cardinals last spring and the playing time he didn’t during the summer have led some teams this offseason to do the math and believe that the young second baseman…


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Ortiz: Winter Meetings Q-&-A with Mike Matheny

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:37:00 -0600

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • Cardinals manager Mike Matheny addressed dozens of issues during his annual briefing at MLB's Winter Meetings.


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Ortiz at the winter meetings: Pioneer Claire Smith earns historic honor

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:12:00 -0600

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • Claire Smith didn’t just help open baseball clubhouses to female journalists. She fought those battles and also helped other women and people of color as they established themselves in the profession.