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St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 weeks 6 days ago
Ten days after the Cardinals’ postseason run ended just shy of their intended destination, a tragedy stunned the organization and sent its future in an unplanned direction. The prospect the Cardinals intended to unleash in right field and one who could partially answer their offensive needs, Oscar Taveras, was killed with his girlfriend in a single-vehicle crash in the Dominican Republic....

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 5 days ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it” or...

Cards, Jay avoid arbitration with 2-year deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals and outfielder Jon Jay agreed on a two-year contract through 2016, avoiding salary arbitration, the team announced Monday. Jay, 29, hit team-best .303 with three homers and 46 RBI last season. He fell just 34 plate appearances shy of qualifying among the league batting leaders. In the postseason, he hit .483, which was the second-...

Cards sign P Villanueva to minor-league deal

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals signed pitcher Carlos Villanueva to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training on Wednesday. The right-hander appeared in 42 games, with five starts, last season for the Cubs, going 5-7 with a 4.64 ERA. Over nine seasons with the Brewers, Blue Jays and Cubs, Villanueva is 45-50 with a 4.26 ERA, appearing in...

Cardinals give Lynn three-year deal

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn has agreed to a three-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Financial terms were not disclosed, but CBSSports.com reported the deal to be worth $22 million. It will cover the remainder of Lynn's arbitration-eligible years. "We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Lance," said Cardinals general manager...

Cards strike deal with Walden

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals and reliever Jordan Walden avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to terms on a two-year contract Tuesday. The deal includes a club option for 2017. St. Louis acquired the right-hander along with outfielder Jason Heyward in a trade with the Atlanta Braves last month. Walden, 27, had a 2.88 ERA and struck out 62 batters in 58...

Rockies sign Descalso

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Colorado Rockies signed infielder Daniel Descalso to a two-year contract on Tuesday. Descalso spent the first five years of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals. Last season, he hit .242 in 104 games. For his career, Descalso has a .243 average with 10 homers and 111 RBI. 

Cards, Reynolds agree to deal

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals signed infielder Mark Reynolds to a one-year contract on Thursday. Reynolds hit just .196 in 130 games last season for the Milwaukee Brewers and hasn't gone above .225 since 2009. However, he did hit 22 home runs and has averaged 30 home runs per 150 games for his career. He's also led the league in strikeouts four times. ...

Cards ink reliever Belisle

By The Sports Network, 3 months 4 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Cardinals announced the signing of free agent reliever Matt Belisle to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Belisle spent the last six seasons with the Colorado Rockies, accumulating a 32-32 record and 3.88 earned run average in 412 2/3 innings over 392 appearances. In 2014, the right-hander was 4-7 with a 4.87 ERA in 66 contests. Since...

Braves send Heyward to Cardinals for Miller

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 1 week ago
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Jason Heyward and relief pitcher Jordan Walden to the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.The trade is the first major move for the Braves under new general manager John Hart.Heyward, 25, hit .271 with 11 homers and 58 RBI in 149 games last season with the Braves. A five-year veteran,...