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St. Louis Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired veteran right-hander Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor-league outfielder James Ramsey. Masterson, 29, has pitched to a 5.51 ERA in 98 innings of work this season. However, a nagging knee injury played a role in those disappointing numbers (he’s been on the DL since July 8 but is set to come off later...

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a trade that will send right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to’s Peter Gammons. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports St. Louis is sending outfield prospect James Ramsey to Cleveland in return. Masterson...
Via Sports-Glory
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Is Adam Wainwright a future Hall of Famer?

It seems to be common knowledge that some players across Major League Baseball are an easy choice as first ballot Hall of Famers, people like Derek Jeter, Ichiro, Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Then there are others who may have to wait but eventually get in, such as Adrian Beltre. Some of them are still young, like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Craig Kimbrel, but are all...
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians Trade Justin Masterson to St. Louis Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have traded Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals for an OF prospect.  Masterson is currently on the disabled list, and hasn't pitched since July 7th, and has not pitched more than 4 innings pitched June 19th.  Masterson won a career high 14 games last season, his 3rd straight double digit win season.  With the MLB trade deadline tomorrow, it appears...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

More Cardinals trade rumors: Pitching, pitching and more pitching

The non-waiver deadline is only a day away and the Cardinals remain linked to various starting pitchers.  Joe Strauss has a nice article explaining why starting pitching is the focus for the Cards, while the offense continues to struggle.  He lists Jon Lester, Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, Cole Hamels, Ian Kennedy, Justin Masterson and David Price as the pitchers that the team is at...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres reliever gets revenge on Cards' Wainwright for trashing locker

Adam Wainwright had quite the Tuesday in San Diego. A few weeks after expressing his distaste for social media at the All-Star Game, the Cardinals' ace officially joined the 140-character-or-less world of Twitter. His new handle, @UncleCharlie50, is a nod to his trademark curveball, which he calls Uncle Charlie. The tall righty gathered over 27,000 followers in his first day...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

In A Perfect World

In a perfect world, the 2014 season would be a gas for Cardinals fans. There would be no need for 64 different articles about the decline of Allen Craig ‘s swing(I have accounted for 6 of those). There wouldn’t be a need for a baseball swing forensic analyst to consider looking at Craig’s broken swing. The veteran [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB Pitcher Chris Carpenter Selling Palm Beach Home For $675K (Photos)

World Series-winning pitcher Chris Carpenter is selling his Palm Beach, Fla., home, and you might actually be able to afford it. The Exeter, N.H., native listed the four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home for $625,000 on Tuesday, and it’s a pretty nice place for the asking price. The home is located in the BallenIsles Country Club community, which is home to some of the most famous golf...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Jon Lester trade rumors heating up as quest for a starter continues

While yesterday we learned that the Phillies have made Cole Hamels available and that the Cardinals are interested, today's trade rumors surround Boston's Jon Lester.After getting a good return in the Jake Peavy trade to the Giants, the Red Sox are apparently willing to consider trading rotation stalwarts Jon Lester and John Lackey, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Jim...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting for Second Basemen: A look at the top five second basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

Twice a year, I like to look at the depth of each position in the Cardinals organization. What I like to do is to rank them based on which players have the best chance of having an impactful major league career. This is not about who is closest to the majors, we are looking for MLB impact players. In this case, we are looking for a player who could step into the starting role at...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Regardless, Pierzynski is a sound short-term investment for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Pierzynski needed all of one game to show why the Cardinals wanted him. He can hit. Fresh off the plane from Cooperstown, where he was on hand for the induction of former teammate Frank Thomas, Pierzynski went 3 for 5 with an RBI in a 6-3 victory over the Cubs. No adjustment period needed, no shaking off the rust required. Not bad for a guy who hadn't played...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Cole Hamels be an option for the Cardinals?

Yesterday I posted a list of possible starting pitching trade targets for the Cardinals.  Well, now you can add one more name to the list of possibilities.According to Jon Paul Morosi, the Phillies have made Cole Hamels available, however, the asking price is said to be very high.Hamels can block a trade to 20 teams, however, the Cardinals are not one of those 20.  The Dodgers...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which St. Louis Cardinals player would you hate to see traded the most?

I originally wanted to title this post, “Which Cards player is off-limits the most?” Problem with that is, many reasonable fans would realize that no player is off-limits. If the right deal was proposed, you would be willing to part with that one “untouchable” prospect. I also chose this question because the trade deadline is this week, and there is a great chance the Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Thoughts on MLB’s mid-season top 20 prospect list

On Sunday night, unveiled their mid-season top 100 prospect list for all of Major League Baseball. Within that, they released top 20 lists for each team. Click HERE to view the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. Here is how ranked the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. In parentheses is the player’s rank in the overall top 100. Oscar Taveras (2) Stephen Piscotty (57...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kapler: Cardinals ‘should go after David Price’

Two key losses for the St. Louis Cardinals in July opened the door for two specific moves to happen before the July 31 trade deadline. First was replacing catcher Yadier Molina , who will be sidelined until at least September with a sprained thumb. General Manager John Mozeliak filled that void by signing veteran free agent A.J. Pierzynski before [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago  |  1 Comment
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