10/29/2014 | Cards' Wilson gets clutch hit in Fall League win
The Cardinals' Jacob Wilson came to the plate in the Fall League today with runners on first and third and a chance to complete a comeback. He didn't disappoint.
10/29/2014 | Mourners pay final respects to Taveras at funeral
Grief wore a diamond-stud earring, a fitted gray shirt with a black collar, two metal bracelets and one thick yellow rubber band that read "VIP: Lifestyles Resort."
10/28/2014 | Cards' Tuivailala steps up in relief for first Fall League win
Sam Tuivailala, the Cardinals' No. 13 prospect, struck out one batter and didn't allow a run or a hit in his one inning of work.
10/27/2014 | Shocked Mozeliak, Matheny travel to visit Taveras' family
A week before Oscar Taveras was to arrive in Jupiter, Fla., to begin a conditioning program that would prepare him to compete for a starting job with the Cardinals next spring, general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny boarded a flight to the Dominican Republic, where they were to meet with a family grieving the loss of a son, a brother, a budding baseball star lost too young.
10/27/2014 | Cards bench coach Aldrete moving on to A's
Though it seems a trivial matter in light of the tragedy that struck the Cardinals on Sunday, the organization will soon be searching for a new bench coach after it was announced on Monday that Mike Aldrete will be leaving to take the same position with the A's.
10/27/2014 | Mike Matheny statement on Oscar Taveras
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny issues a statement on Oscar Taveras.
10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent
Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.
10/27/2014 | World Series shaken by Taveras' passing
The Giants had just won a World Series game, but there was very little celebrating going on in their clubhouse. The news of the death of Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras wasn't even a few hours old, and Giants players, many of whom learned of it in the middle of the game, were affected.
10/24/2014 | Wainwright has cartilage trimmed from elbow
After pitching through on-and-off right elbow discomfort this season, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had a piece of cartilage trimmed from the elbow on Friday. The procedure is not expected to affect his readiness for Spring Training, as Wainwright should be able to resume throwing in eight weeks, after six weeks of physical therapy.
10/24/2014 | Small tweaks all the Cardinals need this offseason
With a rotation coming back in full and lineup of returning position players, the Cardinals are expected to spend the next few months looking to complement rather than overhaul. General manager John Mozeliak recently described the organization's position as "opportunistic" -- the same word he used leading into the winter a year ago.
10/23/2014 | Molina, Wainwright finalists to be repeat Gold Glove winners
Catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Adam Wainwright, both Gold Glove winners in the National League last season, have again been named finalists for the annual defensive award. Rawlings announced the three league finalists at each position on Thursday, and among Cardinals players, only Molina and Wainwright made the cut.
10/22/2014 | Navy grad Harris finally pursuing MLB dream
For five years, United States Naval Academy graduate Mitch Harris sailed around the world and watched his dreams of playing professional baseball grow even more remote than the exotic locales he visited. Now, he's back on the mound, weeks away from his 29th birthday and a level or two from the Major Leagues.
10/21/2014 | Cardinals may gain Spring Training neighbors, stay in Jupiter
The Cardinals appear on the verge of gaining two new spring neighbors, as the Board of County Commissioners in Palm Beach County, Fla., approved financing for the Nationals and Astros to build a Spring Training facility in the county on Tuesday. The organizations now have 90 days to select a site for the complex, which will be a close commute for the Cardinals, who share a Spring Training facility with the Marlins in Jupiter.
10/21/2014 | Despite NLCS loss, Cards happy to be in 'Final Four'
Based solely on the endpoint, the Cardinals essentially did as most expected them to in 2014, a year in which they entered as overwhelming favorites to repeat as National League Central champions.
10/20/2014 | Cardinals prioritize upgrading bench, bullpen
Describing the organization's offseason strategy as opportunistic, general manager John Mozeliak is expected to seek bullpen and bench depth this offseason while relying on returning players to fill the rotation and starting position player spots.
10/20/2014 | With RF unsettled, Cards think Taveras can step up
The only truly unsettled spot as the Cardinals begin to project their eight starting position players for next spring is right field, though it is also a position that the organization believes can be filled internally. The Cardinals will consider Randal Grichuk, Oscar Taveras and Stephen Piscotty for that job.
10/20/2014 | Cards expect full coaching staff to return
Unless any of manager Mike Matheny's coaches choose to take a position elsewhere, the Cardinals anticipate retaining their full coaching staff for 2015. Most members of the staff are already under contract for next season, and general manager John Mozeliak indicated on Monday that any who aren't will be offered an opportunity to return.
10/20/2014 | Jay to have wrist surgery; Yadi, Waino prescribed rest
Jon Jay will have his left wrist scoped on Wednesday in order to address an injury that occurred about three months ago. As for other injuries, the Cards expect Yadier Molina (left oblique strain, right thumb injury) and Adam Wainwright (right elbow discomfort) to return in spring at full strength.
10/17/2014 | Cardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance
By their nature, long baseball seasons always end abruptly for the good teams that play their way into October, and for more than 100 years, when the final pitch has been thrown and the clubhouse disappointment is heavy, the manager gathers his players to tell them to walk away proud. That is precisely the message Mike Matheny delivered to the final gathering of the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals late Thursday.
10/17/2014 | Neshek leads list of Cards' five free agents
While general manager John Mozeliak won't let the winter pass without trying to fill some holes, the Cardinals are fortunate in that they won't have many of them. Just three players on their postseason roster (Pat Neshek, A.J. Pierzynski and Mark Ellis) are eligible for free agency, and only Neshek played a prominent role for this team. Jason Motte and Justin Masterson round out the Cardinals' free-agent class.
10/17/2014 | Put in 'tough spot,' Wacha allows series-ending homer
Nineteen days had come and gone without Michael Wacha throwing a meaningful pitch before he stepped into the center of the baseball universe on Thursday to throw the most important pitches of the Cardinals' season. One hundred and seventy-one more days will pass before Opening Day 2015, leaving plenty of time to dissect whether the Cardinals made the right choice.
10/17/2014 | Adams takes another ace lefty deep in the postseason
The sold-out crowd at AT&T Park was still abuzz on Thursday after Joe Panik gave the Giants a lead in the bottom of the third inning in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series with a two-run home run. Matt Adams, a big factor in the Cardinals' Game 4 loss because of his two fielding gaffes that led to runs, sucked the air out of the place with one mighty swing just a half-inning later.
10/17/2014 | Dejected Jay appreciates season of resiliency
A second straight trip to the Fall Classic was not in the cards this year for St. Louis, but it was not for a lack of inspired performance by Jon Jay, one of nine current Cardinals who's been present for all four of the club's consecutive runs to the NLCS.
10/17/2014 | NLCS can't get any better -- until it does
Like the Giants, the Cardinals were a team that had trouble making the pieces fit in a rollercoaster of a season. Like the Giants, the Cardinals kept pushing and fighting and clawing. They did themselves proud on a bunch of different levels. In a magical postseason, the Giants just had a bit more.
10/17/2014 | In must-win Game 5, Wainwright returns to form
Facing elimination, the Cardinals handed the ball to their ace on Thursday without any hint of trepidation even though he's scuffled during these playoffs. But in Game 5 at AT&T Park, and with St. Louis needing a victory to stay alive in the National League Championship Series against the Giants, he looked like his old self.
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