11/26/2014 | Cardinals Care donates to more than 100 organizations
For all the attention garnered during a fourth straight trip to the National League Championship Series, the Cardinals also enjoyed a banner season off the field and out of the spotlight. And while it was executed with little fanfare, the organization's decision to pour its time and resources into the community made a key impact.
11/25/2014 | Matheny offers to give No. 22 to Heyward
New Cardinals right fielder Jason Heyward didn't make the request, but manager Mike Matheny didn't feel he needed to wait for one. What better way to welcome Heyward into the organization, Matheny thought, than to initiate a potential jersey swap himself.
11/24/2014 | Kantrovitz leaves Cardinals to be A's assistant GM
Dan Kantrovitz has departed his position as the Cardinals' director of amateur scouting to be Oakland's assistant general manager, the A's announced on Monday.
11/24/2014 | Cardinals to use spring to find right mix for lineup
The only conclusion that Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he's come to regarding a projected 2015 batting order is that it won't be decided until a little experimentation can be done. And experimentation, of course, is on hold until spring.
11/24/2014 | After big dip in support, Smith hoping to close out Hall bid
Lee Smith fell from 50.6 percent in 2012 to 29.9 percent of the voting in last year's Hall of Fame balloting, but the former career saves leader has three years remaining to earn a spot in Cooperstown.
11/24/2014 | McGwire hoping to reverse trend on HOF ballot
Entering his ninth year on the Hall of Fame ballot, the question is whether Mark McGwire can get the kind of big jump in support he'll need during his allotted 10 years on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.
11/22/2014 | Musial exhibit sure to be hit with Cardinals fans
On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum opened its first temporary exhibit, Stan Musial: "The Man" Off the Field. The exhibit focuses on the life and contributions that Musial made outside of baseball, and it will be in place until next November.
11/21/2014 | Back to school: Berkman hits the books at Rice
A year after retiring from the big leagues, Lance Berkman has returned to his alma mater Rice University, looking to earn a kinesiology degree next summer.
11/20/2014 | Cardinals acquire infielder Kelly in trade with Mariners
The Cardinals acquired infielder Ty Kelly from the Mariners Thursday in exchange for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio. Kelly was added to the Cardinals' 40-man roster, which is now at 37.
11/19/2014 | NL Central projects to be most dominant division in 2015
As we speak, the most balanced, deepest and quite possibly toughest division in baseball is the National League Central. No other division can claim to have this much talent, established or youthful, spread throughout its five clubs.
11/18/2014 | With crowded outfield, Cardinals release Robinson
With a high concentration of outfielders already projected to be on the Cardinals' Opening Day roster, Shane Robinson has been squeezed out of a roster spot and sent looking for another club to latch onto for 2015.
11/18/2014 | Most of Cardinals' offseason to-do list checked off
Though the Cardinals' offseason plans changed course substantially after Oscar Taveras' death in late October, the organization was still able to address its most glaring needs within two weeks of free agency opening. So what does that leave the Cardinals needing to do in the remaining weeks before Spring Training? Perhaps not much.
11/18/2014 | Cardinals unveil 2015 Spring Training schedule
The Cardinals unveiled their 2015 Grapefruit League schedule on Tuesday. The 28-game slate includes a rare visit from the American League East champion Orioles, as well as home games against 2014 postseason participants Washington and Detroit.
11/17/2014 | Miller's departure opens rotation competition
Because the Cardinals were able to land outfielder Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden by dealing from their starting-pitching depth, they now project to enter Spring Training ready to host another fifth-starter competition.
11/17/2014 | Cards hire Mueller as assistant hitting coach
In hiring their fourth assistant hitting coach in the last four seasons, the Cardinals again went outside the organization to land former batting champ and St. Louis-area native Bill Mueller. General manager John Mozeliak announced the hire at the end of a press conference he held on Monday.
11/17/2014 | Cards-Braves deal full of varying upside, risk
This is a tremendous trade for the St. Louis Cardinals. Not because they got the best of the Atlanta Braves. Truth is, they may not have. In fact, the Braves know exactly what they're getting, and it's plenty good. The Cardinals can't do this. They're getting a quality player. They're also taking a bigger risk, and isn't this why we love the Hot Stove League?
11/17/2014 | Cards land Heyward in four-player deal with Braves
Needing to fill an unexpected hole in right field for 2015, the Cardinals went for a big splash, acquiring outfielder Jason Heyward from the Braves along with right-handed reliever Jordan Walden. The cost was heavy, however, as the Cardinals sent a pair of former first-round Draft picks -- right-handers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins -- to Atlanta to complete the four-player trade on Monday.
11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
11/15/2014 | Changes or no changes, Cards the NL Central favorite
If the St. Louis Cardinals didn't change a thing with their everyday lineup, how good would they be in 2015? Not many teams could even consider a question like that one. But the Cardinals are good enough to do just that. Spoiler alert. The Cardinals seem likely to make changes.
11/14/2014 | Healthy Jenkins flashed potential for Cardinals in '14
Cardinals pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins is closing his 2014 season on the rise and looking to use his Arizona Fall League success as a springboard to the breakout season that injuries have thwarted in years past.
11/14/2014 | MLB stars take part in Japanese tea ceremony
A day after arriving to Tokyo from Osaka via bullet train, Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler, Cardinals reliever Randy Choate and Angels pitcher Hector Santiago participated in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on Friday, several hours before their game against the Japanese National Team at the Tokyo Dome.
11/13/2014 | Cards have one vacancy to fill on coaching staff
The October departure of bench coach Mike Aldrete led to some internal shuffling within the Cardinals' coaching staff, which leaves the organization still needing to fill one vacancy.
11/12/2014 | Report: Taveras intoxicated at time of crash
Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras had a blood-alcohol content of .287 when he crashed his car into a tree on Oct. 26, according to an Associated Press report citing Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the attorney general's office in the Dominican Republic. The legal limit in the Dominican Republic is .05.
11/12/2014 | Mozeliak not afraid of pushing young Cardinals pitchers
There are a lot of reasons for the rest of the National League Central to envy the Cardinals and their perennial success. However, one of the most impressive aspects of their M.O. is the track record for quickly advancing high-ceiling pitchers. St. Louis GM John Mozeliak attributed the trend to having the nerve to try it and to having the foresight to Draft the right guys to carry it out.
11/12/2014 | Waino earns fourth top-three Cy Young Award finish
In a vote that unanimously selected Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw as the NL Cy Young Award recipient, Cardinals' ace Adam Wainwright came in third, also behind Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto. Of the 30 ballots cast, seven placed Wainwright second and the other 23 slotted him in third place.
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