St. Louis Cardinals Breaking News
Jordan Walker demoted, Taylor Motter promoted
The Cardinals decided to try to shake things up.
Cardinals trade Harrison Bader for LHP Jordan Montgomery
Well, the Cardinals made a move for another starter.
So uhhh… is Albert Pujols returning to the St. Louis Cardinals?
Did you all see that Will Smith thing at the Oscars? That was really weird right? It gave me really bad secondhand embarrassment and I’ve been having trouble sleeping. My mind has been racing all night. As it turns out, the universe had a plan. You see, if I had fallen peacefully asleep I would’ve missed John Denton of MLB.com reporting that Albert Pujols has signed a one-year $2.5 million contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. You might recall that Pujols had spent 11 years with the Cardinals, winning two championships in 2006 and 2011 before signing a 10 year contract with the Los Angeles Angels and spent the last half of 2021 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rumors have been swirling about a possible return to St. Louis for the former MVP, but honestly I didn’t think it would happen. I don’t think I am getting any sleep tonight.
Matt Carpenter and the Cardinals just agreed to a little ole’ extension
Contract has a no-trade that kicks in for 2020. The option, at $18.5 million, for 2022 kicks in with 1,100 PAs total in 2020-21 AND at least 550 PAs in 2021, per source. Has a $2m buyout, $18.5m salary and that’s how it gets to $39m guarantee, per sources. https://t.co/tnLZACxwCu— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) April 10, 2019
The St. Louis Cardinals announced a mysterious press conference for today at 3:00pm. Since everyone is signing extensions nowadays, that seemed to be the popular guess as to the reason. Turns out we were right. At the press conference the Cardinals announced they have agreed to a contract extension with Matt Carpenter. The Cardinals drafted Carpenter back in 2009 and he has been with the team ever since, making his debut in 2011. In 2012 he got his first real taste in the big leagues as the Cardinals toughest bench bat. He broke out for real in 2013 and has not looked back. In eight seasons with the Birdos he has amassed 28.5 fWAR and put up a 132 wRC+. 2019 marks his age 33 season, keeping him a Cardinal until he is at least 35, hopefully 36 (because that would mean he has played well enough to trigger the vesting option).
The Cardinals made a move today to add a veteran backup catcher of fairly high quality. It’s strange that it feels so strange to see this happen.
Cardinals Sign Miles Mikolas to Contract Extension
The newly anointed Opening Day starter is now signed as a Cardinal from 2020-2023
Summarizing the Players in the Paul Goldschmidt Trade
Here are quick blurbs on every player involved in today’s blockbuster
Cardinals acquire Paul Goldschmidt
The six-time All-Star selection is heading to St. Louis in a four-player trade
The Cardinals and Adam Wainwright agree to a deal for 2019 - UPDATED
The #STLCards announced they’ve brought back Adam Wainwright for 2019.— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) October 11, 2018
The specifics are unknown, though according to Saxon: "That Mozeliak quote makes it sound like it’s an incentive-laden deal." The 2019 season will mark his fifteenth season in the Majors, all of them being with the St. Louis Cardinals. We will keep you posted as more information is released! As of now, Adam Wainwright will be a Cardinal in 2019. UPDATE October 12: According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the contract with Waino is for one year at "an undisclosed low base salary, but two sources described how his new contract is rich in incentives". Goold also wrote that Wainwright will prepare for a starters role to start the 2019 season, but his contract is written to assure "he’ll be rewarded regardless of his role — which could be starter or reliever".
System Sundays: The Seth Elledge Scouting Report — And Other Stuff
An exhaustive — and exhausting — writeup of all the moves made by the Cardinals the past few days.
Cardinals trade Tuivailala, DFA Holland and Lyons, place Cecil on DL in flurry of bullpen moves
Weaver, Poncedeleon, Webb, and Hudson added to active roster
Mike Matheny, John Mabry, Bill Mueller dismissed
Bench coach Mike Shildt will act as interim manager
Mike Matheny has been fired.
#stlcards have tweeted out they dismissed Mike Matheny.— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) July 15, 2018
It. Actually. Happened. For real. More details to follow.
Red Schoendienst has passed away at the age of 95
#Breaking - Mike Shannon and John Rooney announce the passing of #STLCards Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst - he was 95 years old pic.twitter.com/VRyhqwqf5d— KMOXSports (@KMOXSports) June 7, 2018
From the tweet embedded above, Mike Shannon and John Rooney announced the passing of longtime and beloved Cardinal Red Schoendienst at the age of 95. Red missed Opening Day festivities for the first time in many years this year and it was revealed he was in poor health later on. Red had spent over seventy years in a Cardinal uniform as a player, manager, coach, and instructor. He will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace, Red.
Cardinals don’t sign Lance Lynn; the qualifying offer is unfair
The longtime Cardinal signed with the Minnesota Twins for $12 million.
Cardinals trade Randal Grichuk to Blue Jays
They will receive reliever Dominic Leone and minor leaguer Conner Greene
Stephen Piscotty trade update: Two prospects from Athletics are Max Schrock and Yairo Munoz
We now know who is in the deal.
Marcell Ozuna trade update: Sandy Alcantara and Magneuris Sierra in deal
They got a big bat. We now know all the players in the deal.
Cardinals sign Luke Gregerson
The ex-Cardinals reliever is now a current Cardinals reliever.
Giancarlo Stanton will not be traded to the Cardinals
Stanton will not waive his no trade clause and the Cardinals are moving on.
Cardinals trade Aledmys Diaz to Blue Jays
The former All-Star shortstop was dealt for minor leaguer J.B. Woodman.
Cardinals trade Mike Leake to the Mariners
Cardinals make surprise move before waiver deadline
Grichuk/Mayers/Voit to St. Louis, Huffman to Memphis, Fowler/Siegrist to DL
Many roster moves will affect the look of the Cardinals going forward
Cardinals make coaching changes
Chris Maloney reassigned. Bill Mueller taking a leave of absence.
Cardinals release Jhonny Peralta
Although he was owed $10 million for 2017, the Cardinals have opted to designate the veteran infielder for assignment
Cardinals activate Peralta, demote Sierra to AA
A not totally unexpected roster move has happened
Cardinals, Yadier Molina agree to extension
The long-time Cardinals catcher will be a Cardinals catcher for a little bit longer now
Cardinals sign Adolis Garcia
The Cuban free agent could be an intriguing outfield option for the Cardinals in 2017.
Cardinals to go to arbitration hearing for Martinez, Wacha
This marks the first time in a generation that the Cardinals will reach this stage of the salary arbitration process.
Dexter Fowler to have physical in St. Louis tomorrow
The highly-coveted Cubs center fielder could be on the verge of arriving in St. Louis
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