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Cardinals Rumors: Payroll expected to increase significantly

The St. Louis Cardinals have built their roster around young homegrown talent for years. Currently they have plenty of young stars on the roster with players like Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Lance Lynn, and Michael Wacha. But as these players continue to succeed Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that salary is expected to grow significantly in the upcoming...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny to release book on managing in February

It has only been a few short days since the St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated from the post-season by the San Francisco Giants.  Many in St. Louis still are fuming about the way it all went down. For most, it felt like a missed opportunity, with the main culprit of blame of course being the manager, Mike Matheny. Now, according to Amazon, the St. Louis manager that so many in...
Via Cardinals Farm
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: how much is Matheny to blame?

The St. Louis Cardinals were knocked out of the postseason in game 5 of the NLCS following a bullpen implosion leading to a walkoff home run despite the team firing on all cylinders most of the night. Highly criticized is manager Mike Matheny’s decision to bring in starter Michael Wacha in the 9th inning despite Wacha having not pitched in a month. How much of this game was decided...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards

More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season – the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the room (perfect for protecting autographed bats), and trashcans were waiting for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will the Cardinals Add Their Own Don Zimmer?

With all the recent criticism of the managing approach of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, as well as his hitting coach, John Mabry, in the area of the club’s ongoing offensive struggles, it seems odd that Matheny’s apparent right-hand man, Mike Aldrete, has remained above scrutiny. Perhaps it is because the bench coach is rarely seen on television other than to be...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ Elimination Stings Because Future Success Is Far From Guaranteed

San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa created one of the most dramatic moments in Major League Baseball history when he hit a walk-off, three-run home run Thursday to send the Giants to the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals. And he left the Cardinals to head into the offseason with nothing more than thoughts about how difficult it is to be one of the two teams...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents

Once the sting of this National League Championship Series loss to San Francisco passes, the Cardinals will reflect on how much they accomplished en route to a second straight division title in 2014. But they won't just be looking back. They'll also be looking ahead. One hundred and seventy-one days sit between the 6-3 loss in Game 5 and Opening Day 2015, and the Cardinals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis not expected to retain Pat Neshek

Pat Neshek had an excellent year in 2014 with the St. Louis Cardinals.  He not only was the most reliable pitcher in the rocky Cardinal bullpen, but he made it to the all-star game as a non-closer.  But after surrendering the lead in the deciding game of the National League Championship Series, Neshek has probably thrown his last pitch as a Cardinal. #457336944 / gettyimages.comMLB...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: A look at the offseason schedule, free agents, and arbitration eligible players

This is a post that I was hoping would not be written until late October or early November after the World Series. The Cardinals’ “early” exit pushes this post up a week or so. I use “early” in quotes because sometimes I have to remember how lucky Cards’ fans are to witness their team making 4 straight NLCS’. There are several key events in the offseason from qualifying...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: St. Louis Cardinals

This was such a strange year for the Cardinals. They didn’t clinch the NL Central until the final day of the 2014 season. They didn’t take sole possession of first place until September 1st. Yet, the Cardinals still won 90 games, beat Clayton Kershaw twice in the NLDS, and advanced to the NLCS. For most teams, that end to their season would be considered an accomplishment. For...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Matheny’s logic behind not using his closer in a tie game will infuriate you

The St. Louis Cardinals saw their season end Thursday night with their top two relievers still in the bullpen while a guy who hadn’t pitched in a month gave up a walk, single and walk-off 3-run home run. It wasn’t exactly Mike Matheny’s finest hour as a manager. But what will infuriate most enlightened baseball...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Season ends in dramatic fashion

Playoff games have a funny way of turning around in a heartbeat. For the San Francisco Giants Thursday night, that turnaround came off late-inning home runs by Michael Morse and Travis Ishikawa to vault them to a 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in game five of the NLCS. With the victory, the Giants clinched the National League Pennant and advanced to the World Series against...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball’s Best Fans Bid Adieu To Season The Only Way They Know How

Salty St. Louis Cardinals fans shooting out mean and vile tweets after an NLCS loss: it's a tradition unlike any other. Here's a roundup.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ girlfriend criticized Mike Matheny on his Twitter account

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny came under a firestorm of criticism for his managing during the Cardinals’ 5-4, ten inning loss in Game 3 of the NLCS to the Giants. One of the critics appeared to be Cardinals reliever Seth Maness, who was retweeting negative thoughts of Matheny after the game. Huh, well that’s something. Maness only threw six pitches in the ninth and...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Maness’ girlfriend upset Cardinals put in Randy Choate

Even St. Louis Cardinals WAGs are complaining about Mike Matheny’s handling of the bullpen during Game 3 of the NLCS on Tuesday. Cards reliever Seth Maness followed Marco Gonzales and Pat Neshek by throwing a scoreless inning in relief of John Lackey. Maness went 1-2-3 against the Giants in the bottom of the 9th and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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