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Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:02:17 EDTThough 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.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:10:51 EDTNo, 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.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:15:02 EDTCardinals add Fowler, Busch Stadium masher
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 21:52:21 EDTA 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.
Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:17:06 EDTA 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:59:55 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 21:28:27 EDTDealing 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.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:22:17 EDTWhile 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:11:00 EDTWho do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 19:44:41 EDTAs 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.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 19:38:14 EDTThough 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 MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 20:19:53 EDTGeneral 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.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 14:16:08 EDTWith 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.
Mon, 5 Dec 2016 11:00:09 EDTThe 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.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 23:40:31 EDTMatt 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 MLB.com's Jon Morosi, will earn $13 million under the one-year deal.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:38:10 EDTReliever 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 19:39:13 EDTJaime 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.
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:15:09 EDTMajor League Baseball's players and owners have reached a tentative five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement through the 2021 season.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:58:16 EDTMembers 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:52:53 EDTThe 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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:33:11 EDTThe Arizona Fall League always is loaded with talent, and it was stronger than usual in 2016. In the initial installment of MLBPipeline.com'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.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:46:09 EDTDr. 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:51:27 EDTA 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:56:41 EDTTickets 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:17:43 EDTIs 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:
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:00:00 EDTLast 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:39:49 EDTJim Callis identifies the top 25 prospects from the 2016 Arizona Fall League.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:48:23 EDTThough 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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 12:20:20 EDTIt'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.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:44:48 EDTWhen 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.