In a move spurred by a cocktail of both developing and established issues, the Cardinals pulled the trigger on what could be called their most aggressive (and questionable) trade in … Read More
After many days of non-stop prognosticating regarding what direction the Cardinals would direction their steps would take heading into the trade deadline, the club finally made its move, acquiring pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians. And while the days leading into today’s deadline saw them be associated with every big name arm either potentially or actually available, in the end John Mozeliak returned to the low road to solve what could potentially be a major need.
The rumor mill regarding the Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price is spinning at a nearly 24 hour a day pace now as the trade deadline approaches. However, one thing is for certain: the team has not had a clearer and more present need to swing a major move than it does now in several years.
The Cardinals were dealt a combination of rolling punches on Sunday when the team sent 40% of its starting rotation to the disabled list on one afternoon, yet for a sole reason. Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia will both begin stints out of action on Monday due to shoulder complications, and the team faces an uncertain run of time with a depleted edition of its lone source of dependable contribution this year.
The Cardinals continued to make the future the present, by promoting second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis. While the long-term are clear, in an immediate sense, his presence is just as strategic as it is symbolic
Meet your newest Royal, reserve outfielder Justin Maxwell.
This is the time of year when we find out who the contenders and pretenders are.
In this week’s Triple Play, we look at some of the players who are being bandied about in trade rumors, plus a few players who SHOULD be traded, along with our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch.
There have been numerous reports recently that the St. Louis Cardinals are interested in White Sox starter Jake Peavy.
Is it too early to start thinking about the trade deadline? That used to be an easier question to answer.