A minor move for a one-time heartbreaker paid off in a major way for the 2004 Cardinals.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
Matt Holliday, encouraged by manager Mike Matheny, texted constantly. Skip Schumaker blew up the same man’s cell phone.
Friday, January 10, 2014
The sun doesn’t rise as fast as Kolten Wong does these days.
Monday, November 25, 2013
First of all, don’t worry about the money. The Cardinals have a lot of it. Piles of it. There’s plenty of cash on hand to take care of urgent business, and the Cardinals enticed Jhonny Peralta to St. Louis to become their new shortstop.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Baseball has had its characters over the years, and St. Louis baseball has them on both sides of the stadium walls.
Joe's St. Louis
Joe's St. Louis
Friday, September 13, 2013
Finally, the Cardinals have a second baseman to build around in Matt Carpenter.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
For almost 70 years, from 1940 when he signed his first minor league contract and until his death in 2008, there was always George Kissell in the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Always.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Hall of Famer Lou Brock had 118 stolen bases for the Cardinals in 1974, and 117 occurred in his role as the team's leadoff hitter.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
When Albert Pujols is preparing to play a West Coast game involving his Los Angeles Angels, he often finds himself watching the early baseball around the majors on television, specifically the games of one team, the Cardinals.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
With the MLB amateur player draft now just a week away, attention is beginning to build about who the Cardinals will take with their two first-round selections, the 19th and 28th overall picks in the draft.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Of the many positive developments that have catapulted the 34-17 Cardinals to baseball’s best record, the emergence of Matt Carpenter as an onbase machine at the leadoff position ranks high on the list.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
If Daniel Descalso represents the incumbency and Matt Carpenter the bright shiny object set to challenge him immediately, Kolten Wong must represent something altogether different.
Monday, June 6, 2011
My story on Kolten Wong has been filed and should be updated on Cardinals.com in a bit. But I had a few things I wanted to add, because surprisingly 1000 words is not enough. I don’t know who I’m turning into, but whatever.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Whether he was discussing Anthony Reyes as starter, Ryan Ludwick as cleanup hitter or, more recently, Mitchell Boggs as closer, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa says there are "boxes" that must be checked when it comes to taking over those roles. They're job prerequisites, hurdles that must be cleared for consideration, and La Russa usually has a litany of them.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
During Friday night’s St. Louis Cardinals game, another lop-sided victory over the Dodgers in Los Angeles, researcher Tom Orf was pounding out the factoids, or should I say the tweets.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Many times during off-season articles, writers like to focus on lists over the history of the franchise. These articles focus on the best players at each position, the best players over a time frame, and the best seasons the team put together.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Cardinals' annual Winter Warm-Up this weekend at the Hyatt Regency will feature autograph-signing sessions by virtually every player who figures to make the 2011 roster, plus there will be signings by many Cardinals stars of the past.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Even considering a trade for Florida’s Dan Uggla would require a major change in strategy for the St. Louis Cardinals, but it has been done before.
Friday, November 12, 2010
With 21 Gold Glove Awards over the last ten years, the St. Louis Cardinals almost doubled the next closest team and added another 13 Sliver Slugger Awards.