St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Without really having been absent, Michael Wacha returned Friday night. This was the one who had been 7-0 with a 1.87 earned run average after his first nine starts for the Cardinals this season. In his next 10 starts, the other one had been 4-4 with a 4.35 ERA and, over his previous three..." August 01
Jonathan Broxton going to #STLCards in a trade.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Fans, media and, notably, manager Cardinals Mike Matheny had been searching for the key to unlock that door to where Matt Carpenter’s offensive skills mostly had lain dormant since the first month of the season. Carpenter had been ordered to rest after he had driven himself into a state of..." July 31
Brew Crew Ball "With only hours to go until the trade deadline, Doug Melvin isn't done yet: The Brewers have traded reliever Jonathan Broxton to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The Brewers will receive outfielder Maik Collymore in return, but are also sending some cash to the..." July 31
Walden left Wed appearance in Memphis after 2/3 IP because of heat there; it was scorching. Arm OK. Will pitch Fri, as planned. #Cardinals
Cincinnati Enquirer "A milestone home run from Jay Bruce and some fine pitching from Anthony DeSclafani and the back end of the bullpen added up to something rare for the Reds Wednesday: a series win in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. Bruce’s home run produced the only run in the Reds’ 1-0 victory Wednesday night..." July 30
CBS Sports "The Cardinals placed left fielder Matt Holliday on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a right quadriceps strain. The veteran outfielder is on the disabled list for a second time this season due to a right quad strain. He missed 31 games from June 9-July 16 due to the injury. The Cardinals..." July 30
Matt Holliday, of course, has been placed on the 15-day DL. #STLCards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "A few hours after their left fielder Matt Holliday sustained his second leg injury of the season, the Cardinals moved swiftly to complete a deal with Cleveland that brings them lefthanded-hitting outfielder Brandon Moss. The deal was confirmed Thursday morning by The Post-Dispatch's Bernie..." July 30
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Capitalizing on their history of success and baseball’s skyrocketing value as real-time TV, the Cardinals have reached a deal with Fox Sports Midwest that will guarantee the team more than $1 billion and assert for years to come their televised presence in a broad, devoted region. The team and..." July 30
INJURY REPORT: Matt Holliday left today's game with a strained right quad. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Cincinnati Enquirer "If the Reds are going to trade Mike Leake before Friday’s non-waiver trade deadline, Tuesday’s start was his last as a Red — at least this year. Leake went eight shutout innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Tuesday night before a crowd of 41,466 at Busch Stadium. He allowed four hits,..." July 29
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "One shy of 100 games played for the season, the Cardinals managed more than three runs for the 50th time on Monday night. This is not a particularly lofty figure for the team with major league baseball’s best record. But, you can pretty much book it when the Cardinals do score four or..." July 28
#STLCards have placed LHP Jaime Garcia (left groin strain) on the 15-day DL and recalled LHP Tim Cooney from Peoria (A)
Tim Cooney has been placed on the Minor League disabled list due to appendicitis. #stlcards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The lightning strike of improved offense that could have reversed the outcome of Sunday’s game isn’t going to change the urgency with which the Cardinals have to find a bat this week. The purpose of their search always has been to change games like Sunday’s. With less than a week before July’s..." July 27
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With the trade deadline arriving Friday, the Cardinals have had conversations recently with Milwaukee, and the Brewers are believed to be willing to trade first baseman Adam Lind. Lind has 16 homers, a .549 slugging percentage against righthanded pitchers, and the lefthanded swing the Cardinals..." July 27
As expected, Jaime will start Tuesday vs Reds, Matheny says.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals’ past, present and what would have been their future were all on display Saturday night at Busch Stadium in a tantalizing matchup of righthanded prodigies Carlos Martinez and Shelby Miller, Cardinals teammates until last November. They ceased being teammates through circumstance, a..." July 26
With Cooney sent back to AAA, Mike Matheny confirms Jaime Garcia will start for #STLCards next week. "Looking at possibly Tuesday."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Having traded for Miami reliever Steve Cishek earlier in the day, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that not only was he satisfied with the club’s rotation he was quite pleased with it. Mozeliak noted the imminent return of injured lefthander Jaime Garcia and, then discussing emerging..." July 25
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The 1985 uniforms didn’t bring back that year’s World Series trophy to the Cardinals Thursday night at Busch Stadium. But at least the Cardinals’ bullpen got the last out in Game 6 against the Kansas City Royals this year as they won this year’s interleague competition between the two teams four..." July 24
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After watching his catcher spend 18 innings behind the plate Sunday and still have enough verve for two hits — one in the 13th, another in the 16th — manager Mike Matheny approached Yadier Molina several times this week to check how he felt, whether he needed a breather. Matheny knew the answer..." July 23
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Although quickly back in the swing of the game after losing six weeks to heal a torn quadriceps, Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday has received and understood strict orders not to push at full speed on the bases. For the decisive blow Tuesday he only had to trot. Holliday staked the..." July 22
Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22
SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22
Hardball Talk "Cardinals outfield prospect Stephen Piscotty recently started playing some first base at Triple-A and now–after six total appearances at the position–he’s on his way to St. Louis as an alternative to Mark Reynolds. Rob Rains of STLSportsPage.com reports that he’ll join the team in time for..." July 20
New York Post "A blind squirrel will find acorns — eventually. In the Mets’ case it took until the 13th inning Sunday to find their first run, and victory couldn’t be claimed until the 18th. But after such an atrocious afternoon and early evening offensively, the Mets were in no position to..." July 20
Jordan Walden has another bullpen set for tomorrow. He tells me if it goes well, he's hoping to go out on a rehab assignment. #STLCards
J Garcia says he expects to go out on a rehab assignment later this week. #STLCards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Although left fielder Matt Holliday is back in the Cardinals’ lineup after nearly six weeks off to heal a torn quadriceps, manager Mike Matheny is keeping a close eye on Holliday’s playing time. Matheny pulled Holliday from the field after seven innings on Friday night and did so again Saturday..." July 19
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Percentages don’t lie. And Saturday’s 12-2 Cardinals lambasting of the New York Mets at Busch Stadium was all about the percentages, which certainly were abetted by one St. Louis batsman getting five hits and another blasting two homers and driving in six runs. The Cardinals’ victory was their..." July 19
#Cardinals release 2010 second-round RHP Jordan Swagerty, who struggled in Double-A bullpen this year after missing all of 2012 and 2014.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Early in his career Cardinals starter Lance Lynn pitched with the tailwind of enviable run support, but this season the gusts have been fewer for him, his games closer. That hasn’t changed how he computes the simple math of his situation. If he allows zero, his team cannot lose while he’s on the..." July 18
NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16
MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday intends to increase the intensity of his running during the next two days so that he can return to the lineup Friday after more than a month on the disabled list because of a torn quadriceps muscle. Elected to the NL’s starting lineup by the fans, Holliday..." July 15
Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15
Sporting News "It's safe to say Reds fans weren't too happy when the NL Central rival Cardinals invaded Great American Ball Park with six players elected to the Midsummer Classic. In fact, they turned into boo birds when Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was introduced to the crowd. Not shying away from the..." July 15
Trevor Rosenthal feeling a little sore after throwing yesterday, talked to Bochy/Matheny and he won't pitch tonight in All-Star Game.
ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14
Sporting News "Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal named to his first All-Star game this year, has decided to sit out the game, according to multiple reports. Rosenthal talked with NL All-Star manager Bruce Bochy and Cards manager Mike Matheny today after feeling sore while throwing Monday. He has opted to..." July 14
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates are heading into the All-Star breaking closer to first place than they’ve been since April, and are doing so on an absolute tidal wave of momentum. Gregory Polanco’s 10th-inning single gave the Pirates a 6-5 win against the Cardinals at PNC Park Sunday night, the team’s second..." July 13
The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13
Ryan Braun added to NL All-Star team as replacement for Matt Holliday.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Lefthander Nick Greenwood, then with Memphis, recalled looking around the Redbirds’ locker room the other day and wondering how many players on the Cardinals’ 40-man spring roster hadn’t been brought up this year, not counting the ones who had been added to the 40 and then summoned. The answer..." July 12
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There was controversy, drama and, in the end, an absolutely electric and delirious PNC Park. Andrew McCutchen hit a 415-foot, two-run home run to dead center field in the bottom of the 14th to turn a one-run deficit into a 6-5 win against the division rival Cardinals. “Just to have that..." July 12
ESPN "Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will not play in the All-Star Game because of the quadriceps injury that has sidelined the slugger for more than a month. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced Friday that Holliday would not be activated from the disabled list this weekend, making..." July 11
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Neil Walker contributed plenty at the plate Friday night. The happenstance role he played on the bases didn’t hurt either. Walker had three hits, including a two-run home run, and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2, at PNC Park, taking advantage of Cardinals starter Lance Lynn’s..." July 11