Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

MLB News

Young players stole the show in 2013, and just four days into the 2014 season, several young pitchers are already making their mark. Youthful hurlers Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Archer have turned in strong outings after making good showings in 2014. In addition, Sonny Gray, Tony Cingrani, and James Paxton had excellent first […]

The St. Louis Cardinals Rotation: A Good Problem to Have

Cardinals News

The St. Louis Cardinals had one of baseball’s better starting rotations in 2013. They finished the regular season with a team ERA of 3.42, and 13.6 fWAR. Only their division rival, the Pittsburgh Pirates, could top their team ground ball rate of 48.1 percent. Behind Adam Wainwright and rookie sensation Michael Wacha, the Cardinals rode strong pitching all […]

Carlos Marmol, Chaz Roe Sign with Marlins, Pat Neshek with Cardinals

Marlins News

Relievers Carlos Marmol and Pat Neshek have signed with the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively. Marmol received a one year major league deal worth $1.25, reports Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. Neshek agreed to a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training, according to Keith Olbermann of ESPN.com. The 31 year-old Marmol posted a 17.8 percent walk rate […]

Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Kevin Gausman Comparison

MLB News

Young hurlers Michael Wacha, Sonny Gray, and Kevin Gausman all got their first taste of the big leagues in 2013. All three are college pitchers and former first-round draft picks. Gray was selected 18th overall out of Vanderbilt in the 2011 Draft. Gausman was the fourth overall pick from LSU in the 2012 Draft, and Wacha went 18th from Texas A&M in that same draft. […]

St Louis Cardinals: More Moves Before Spring?

Cardinals Rumors

Every offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals lose valuable veterans and somehow seemingly always manage to find capable replacements, either through acquisitions or from their productive farm system. The reigning National League champions will have to duplicate that feat again in 2014. Editor’s Note: This “New Year, New Season” post marks the second in a series […]

Cardinals Reach Agreeement With Mark Ellis on One-Year Deal

Cardinals Rumors

The St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement with free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis on a one-year deal pending a physical. Ellis will likely serve as a right handed hitting compliment and insurance to Cardinals prospect Kolten Wong who is expected to be the Cardinals primary second baseman. Financial details were not released but Ellis made […]

St. Louis Cardinals Reach Agreement with Jhonny Peralta

The St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement with Jhonny Peralta. The four-year deal is worth slightly more than $52 million. The deal is  pending a physical. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, as he served a 50-game suspension due to his ties to the Biogenesis […]

St. Louis Cardinals Send David Freese to Angels in Four Player Trade

St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors

The St. Louis Cardinals sent former World Series MVP third baseman David Freese and pitcher Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels for center fielder Peter Bourjos and outfielder Randal Grichuk. Freese, who was an All-Star in 2012 and was named the World Series MVP in 2011, hit .262 with nine home runs, 60 RBI and a .721 OPS in 138 games […]

Cardinals Matt Carpenter and His Playoff Woes

World Series 2013

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter had a great regular season. The former 13th round draft pick put up a .318/.392/.481 batting line. He led all second basemen in batting average and on-base percentage, and trailed only Robinson Cano in slugging percentage. His 7.0 fWAR was the sixth best in the majors. All in all, he has a solid […]

David Ross Key to Red Sox Victory

Red Sox World Series

The Boston Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night. Starting pitchers Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright each dominated, combining for 17 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 24 swings and misses. The game took just three hours. Red Sox catcher David Ross was essential to the victory. The 36 year-old veteran produced two hits, including the go-ahead double off Wainwright in the top of […]