A month ago, the Cardinals has made some decisions, revealing a little bit about what the team’s offseason plans may be. Since then, they have done more things. Here is the latest Cardinals hot stove news:
- The Cardinals have signed left-handed reliever Brett Cecil for four years and $7.5 million AAV.
- The team also signed a minor league deal with infielder Wilfredo Tovar
- Brayan Peña, GREAT PERSON AND HUMAN BEING, has sadly been released. Peña had a disappointing and injury-riddled season with the Birdos, amassing only fourteen plate-appearances during his tenure wearing the Birds on the Bat. He is a fun-loving and seemingly kind person, so his presence shall be missed. He is still owed what remains of his two-year, $5 million contract.
- The team did not elect to tender a contract to lovable sinkerballer Seth Maness, who underwent surgery to repair a ligament in his elbow (not Tommy John).
- After exercising his option just a month ago, the Cardinals have traded long-time Birdo Jaime Garcia to the Braves in exchange for minor league infielder Luke Dykstra and right-handers John Gant and Chris Ellis.
- The Cardinals have made known Michael Wacha is available for trade, though his value seems to be low at the moment.
- The Cardinals will not trade Alex Reyes or Carlos Martinez.
- Though Mark Saxon of ESPN has noted that Cardinals do not appear interested in third-baseman Justin Turner, there have been several rumors to the contrary. The two parties seem like a good fit and Jon Morosi of MLB Network stated the team seems to have some interest.
- Several teams, specifically the Cardinals, Giants, and Blue Jays, have apparently shown interest in free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler. Fowler is said to be looking for a multi-year deal worth upwards of $18 million AAV.
what else is going on in baseball...
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- MLB Hot Stove, free agent and rumor roundup | MLB.com
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- Justice: 7 teams to watch at Winter Meetings | MLB.com
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- Carlos Beltran is an Astro again, so let's watch every dinger from his iconic 2004 postseason | MLB.com
- Carlos Beltran Adds to League-Best Lineup | FanGraphs Baseball
- Tigers Miguel Cabrera open to offseason trade | MLB.com
- Bud Selig grew baseball as Commissioner | MLB.com
- Bud Selig and John Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame | SBNation.com
- No surprise John Schuerholz, Bud Selig elected to Hall of Fame | SweetSpot | ESPN
- Yankees agree to contract with Matt Holliday | MLB.com
- For Yankees, Matt Holliday better fit than Edwin Encarnacion | Yankees Blog | ESPN
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- The Nationals want to trade for Chris Sale and Andrew McCutchen | SBNation.com
- Los Angeles Dodgers head to winter meetings with work left to do | Los Angeles | Dodgers Report- ESPN
what the cardinals are up to...
- As St. Louis Cardinals fans chirp, John Mozeliak is listening | St Louis Cardinals | ESPN
- St. Louis Cardinals non-tender RP Seth Maness, making him free agent | ESPN
- As Holliday and ex-teammates move on, Cardinals still need a move | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Acquiring athletic center fielder still a priority for Cardinals | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- 'Cha Cha' Cepeda to be part of writers' dinner | Cardinal Beat | stltoday.com
- Chicago writer questions 'best fans in baseball' | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Hochman: MLB's move against the chew is a good one | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- After Trading Jaime Garcia for Prospects, It's Time for the Cardinals to Make a Big Move | 101Sports.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
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- Three Chicago Cubs winter meetings questions: Is Tyson Ross in play? | Chicago Cubs Blog | ESPN
- Joey Votto does not want to be traded | MLB.com
- Holiday parade grand marshal Ben Zobrist was honored with his own day in Tennessee | MLB.com
- Andrew McCutchen will be traded, and other Winter Meetings predictions | SBNation.com