CARDINALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peralta's glove, Kelly's hammy are concerns coming out of loss to Brewers

The Cardinals won another series but left Milwaukee without a feat that has eluded them during the season's first two weeks: A sweep. Taking advantage of a two-out error by Jhonny Peralta, the Brewers scored three unearned runs in the fifth on the way to a 5-1 victory that gave them the last game of the three-game series and ended the Cardinals' winning streak at four. The...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals make a series of minor league roster moves on Tuesday

Prior to Tuesday, all had been quiet down on the farm related to the minor league rosters. About a week and a half went by and not a move was made. That changed on Tuesday with the news that Mark Ellis was traveling to Milwaukee to join the big club. Let’s take a look at the moves that were made on Tuesday: St. Louis Cardinals activate Mark Ellis from the disabled list Ellis had...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Carpenter makes funny face

We’ve gotten some pretty great baseball GIFs so far in this young season, but this one – featuring Matt Carpenter’s derp face – is definitely the greatest, and it may never be topped for the rest of the year. If that derp face is juicin’ (and it very well may be) it’s still getting into the Hall of Fame on the first ticket. That’s about as good as it gets, ladies and...
Via Next Impulse Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

What does Daniel Descalso do well?

On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals activated Mark Ellis from the disabled list and sent shortstop Pete Kozma down to Triple-A Memphis. It took just hours for manager Mike Matheny to insert Ellis in to the lineup.The activation of Ellis obviously had an effect on Kozma, but what kind of effect does it have on the other backup infielder Daniel Descalso?With Ellis active, and able...
Via STLSportsMinute
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals activate 2B Mark Ellis from DL

MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Mark Ellis from the 15-day disabled list and inserted him into the starting lineup at second base for Tuesday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ellis missed the first 13 games of the season with left knee tendinitis. He went 1 for 3 while playing five innings during a rehab game Sunday at Triple-A Memphis. Ellis signed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Garza turns into googly-eyed madman after giving up home run (GIF)

Matt Garza had otherwise pitched a great game heading into the sixth inning in the Milwaukee Brewers’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday. He had only surrendered one run on a solo shot by Jhonny Peralta in the second inning. But things unraveled a bit in the sixth when Jon Jay cleared the […] The post Matt Garza turns into googly-eyed madman after giving up home run...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Have the Cardinals lost their hitting with RISP magic?

There's no secret to the Cardinals success last year--clutch hitting. Their .330 average with runners in scoring position (RISP) led the majors.  Not only that, but their .330 mark was nearly 50 points higher than the next closest team, the Detroit Tigers, who hit .282 with RISP and they shattered the record for hitting with RISP, previously held by the 2007 Tigers, who hit...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wong Place, Right Time For Steals

Kolten Wong has received the Grey seal of approval from the BUY column, but I'd like to take a minute to talk about his wheels, considering he's owned in less than 20 percent of ESPN leagues. He's hitting higher in the batting order for the Cardinals now, and has stolen three bases in the past week. He's also hot, riding a six-game hit streak entering today. Wong...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal's velocity drop is worth noting but not obsessing over

ST. LOUIS -- Of the 25 pitches Trevor Rosenthal threw against the Cubs on Sunday, 17 were fastballs. Of those, only one was timed as slow as 95 mph. Twelve registered at 96 mph, three at 97 and one at 98, according to mlb.com's play by play. But despite throwing with greater speed than most pitchers in the big leagues, there's concern about diminishing velocity of the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Mike Matheny: Decision to Bat Trevor Rosenthal

Questioning Mike Matheny is a series of articles that takes a look at decisions the manager makes in game situations.  It is a right of passage for managers of baseball teams and the writers that cover them.  Today’s article comes from Jacob Mayer and questions Matheny’s decision to allow his closer to hit. Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals manager, has had one of the greatest...
Via i70baseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Daily Roundup (4/14): Cardinals-Brewers Series Preview, Weekend Recap & This Day in MLB History

Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Brewers: No one had the Brewers pegged as being the first team to win 10 games.  Milwaukee lost the final two of its opening series against Atlanta, and then rebounded to sweep Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in succession. But if the NL Central is to be won, St. Louis is the […] 
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly looks to keep strong start going against the league's best Brewers (Week 3 Preview)

Today begins a year long journey in which we look at a handful of key MLB matchups taking place throughout the week, whether they feature fantasy baseball significant, real world standings implications, or simply a footnote of interest each Monday we’ll highlight the most intriguing matchups of the week and give you all the relevant fantasy baseball information we can. Fantasy...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Six-inning Joe Kelly may have been a better idea

For some reason, I cannot get Friday night’s St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 11-inning home loss to the Chicago Cubs out of my mind. Perhaps it is because the game appeared to be very winnable. It seems like far too often at the end of a season, one looks back to missed opportunity games like this as having made a difference. Many have already expressed their concerns about the contest...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Piscotty is not Oscar Taveras, and it’s not close

COMMENTARY | Spring Training 2014 was a big one for Stephen Piscotty, he stuck around big league camp all the way to the end. He had a very promising spring in which some called for him to make the major league roster out of spring. On the flip side, Oscar Taveras saw just six at-bats with the big club due to lingering ankle issues (whether mentally or physically). With their spring...
Via Cardinals Farm
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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