John Axford not enough for St. Louis Cardinals to give up Michael Blazek

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak made his first and only trade of the season Friday when he got right-handed reliever John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Kansas City Royals Power Rankings

Each week we’ll rank the top five Royals in 2013 with a heavy emphasis on their performance in the past seven days.

2012 Key Players: It’s Wainwright, or it’s way wrong

Is there a single player, let alone pitcher, whose 2012 season will be more important to the Cardinals’ success this year?