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Motte excited about playing for Cubs, Maddon

Motte excited about playing for Cubs, Maddon

MLB.com Updated Dec 19 (yesterday)
After spending his entire career with the Cardinals, Jason Motte had no trouble signing with their biggest rival, the Cubs.
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  • Rockies, SS Descalso agree to 2-year deal

    Rockies, SS Descalso agree to 2-year deal

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (4 days ago)
    The Colorado Rockies reached agreement Tuesday on a two-year contract with former St. Louis Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso, the team announced.
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  • Motte, Cubs agree on one-year deal for 2015

    Motte, Cubs agree on one-year deal for 2015

    MLB.com Dec 16 (4 days ago)
    The Cubs have yet to officially announce that they have signed Jason Motte to a one-year contract, but the pitcher confirmed that he has signed with the Cardinals' rival. On Tuesday, Motte said goodbye to Cardinals fans via Twitter.
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  • Cardinals sign slugging first baseman Reynolds

    Cardinals sign slugging first baseman Reynolds

    MLB.com ESPN.com Dec 11
    After a week of meeting with agents of available players who could fill the Cardinals' need to add a right-handed-hitting first baseman, the club has found a fit in Mark Reynolds.
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  • Roster set, Cards use Meetings to lay foundation for future

    Roster set, Cards use Meetings to lay foundation for future

    MLB.com Dec 11
    It wasn't all that long ago that the Cardinals found themselves under the brightest of Winter Meetings spotlights while they attempted to re-sign a franchise first baseman. The club has yet to come close to generating that sort of Winter Meetings intere…
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  • Cards RHP to wear No. 18 to honor Taveras

    Cards RHP to wear No. 18 to honor Taveras

    St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez will wear No. 18 next season to honor his late friend and former teammate Oscar Taveras, who died in a car accident in October.
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  • Orioles have earned benefit of the doubt

    Orioles have earned benefit of the doubt

    MLB.com Dec 4
    Maybe the Orioles will one day see the week in which they said goodbye to Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis as one in which their discipline and smarts paid off. The Cardinals made a similar tough call three years ago in allowing Albert Pujols to depart, an…
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  • Cardinals willing to rework Lackey's reduced contract

    Cardinals willing to rework Lackey's reduced contract

    MLB.com Dec 3
    Though the Cardinals have veteran starter John Lackey under contract for the 2015 season, general manager John Mozeliak said he plans to meet with Lackey's agent, Steve Hilliard, at next week's Winter Meetings to possibly discuss the good-faith gesture …
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  • Carpenter leaves Cardinals' front office

    Carpenter leaves Cardinals' front office

    MLB.com Dec 3
    Nearly 11 months after general manager John Mozeliak announced that Chris Carpenter would move into a front-office role with the Cardinals, Mozeliak confirmed that Carpenter will not be returning to the organization next season.
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  • Braves prepare to gauge interest for remaining outfielders

    Braves prepare to gauge interest for remaining outfielders

    MLB.com Dec 3
    Atlanta addressed its need for starting pitching by trading Jason Heyward to the Cardinals and acquired Nick Markakis to take over in right, but the club remains positioned to make at least one more significant move as it prepares for this year's Winter…
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  • Cards opt not to bring back Descalso

    Cards opt not to bring back Descalso

    MLB.com Dec 2
    As had been anticipated, the Cardinals tendered contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players except Daniel Descalso before Tuesday's deadline. By choosing not to move forward in the arbitration process with Descalso, the Cardinals have freed t…
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  • Cardinals agree to one-year deal with righty Belisle

    Cardinals agree to one-year deal with righty Belisle

    MLB.com Dec 2
    Right-handed reliever Matt Belisle, an 11-year Major League veteran, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals, the organization announced on Tuesday. The addition further fortifies the Cardinals' bullpen, which is expected to lose 2014 contr…
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  • Braves facing tricky decisions on J. Upton, Gattis

    Braves facing tricky decisions on J. Upton, Gattis

    MLB.com Dec 2
    When the Braves sent Jason Heyward to the Cardinals, there was reason to wonder if they would also trade Justin Upton or Evan Gattis. As the club looks toward the future -- with a weak farm system and limited financial flexibility -- there might be temp…
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  • Cardinals name Correa director of scouting

    Cardinals name Correa director of scouting

    MLB.com Dec 2
    Moving swiftly to replace Dan Kantrovitz, who accepted an assistant general manager job with the A's last week, the Cardinals announced on Tuesday that they have promoted Chris Correa to fill their vacant director of scouting position.
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  • Ex major league pitcher Sadecki dies at 73

    Ex major league pitcher Sadecki dies at 73

    Ray Sadecki, who pitched in the major leagues for 18 seasons and won 20 games for the 1964 World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, has died from complications of blood cancer, his son, Steve, said. Sadecki was 73.
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  • Rumor roundup: Rangers asking about J. Upton

    Rumor roundup: Rangers asking about J. Upton

    MLB.com Nov 23
    Because the Braves dealt Jason Heyward to the Cardinals this offseason, there has been talk that Atlanta also might consider parting ways with fellow outfielder Justin Upton. As the Hot Stove season continues to heat up, multiple reports Sunday said the…
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  • Musial exhibit sure to be hit with Cardinals fans

    Musial exhibit sure to be hit with Cardinals fans

    MLB.com Nov 22
    On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum opened its first temporary exhibit, Stan Musial: "The Man" Off the Field. The exhibit focuses on the life and contributions that Musial made outside of baseball, and it will be in plac…
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  • Oscar Taveras' family uses his Twitter to share fan tributes

    Oscar Taveras' family uses his Twitter to share fan tributes

    yahoo.com Nov 21
    The family of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who died last month at age 22 in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, has started using his Twitter account as a digital memorial. On Thursday night, an unidentified family member told the…
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  • Mariners acquire Gaviglio from Cards for Kelly

    Mariners acquire Gaviglio from Cards for Kelly

    MLB.com Nov 20
    Mariners infielder Ty Kelly, who spent all of last season with Triple-A Tacoma, was traded to the Cardinals on Thursday for right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio.
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  • Miller excited to get started with Braves

    Miller excited to get started with Braves

    MLB.com Nov 18
    Instead of worrying about what he is leaving behind, Shelby Miller has grown excited about the chance to become an integral part of a Braves organization that is currently making a flurry of changes with the hope of realizing some of the consistent succ…
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  • Video - Red Sox Targeting Lester, Masterson 02:36

    Red Sox Targeting Lester, Masterson

    Dec 9
    ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reports the latest Red Sox news from the winter meetings, including Jon Lester's free-agent decision and Boston offering Justin Masterson a contract.
  • Video - Braves Trade Heyward To Cardinals 00:46

    Braves Trade Heyward To Cardinals

    Nov 17
    Buster Olney breaks down the Braves' decision to trade Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden to the Cardinals for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.
  • Video - Heyward Addition Big Plus For Cardinals 02:20

    Heyward Addition Big Plus For Cardinals

    Nov 17
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss the Cardinals' trade for outfielder Jason Heyward.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Catching Up With Ozzie Smith 04:33

    Mint Condition: Catching Up With Ozzie Smith

    Nov 5
    Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith discusses the amount of recognition he still receives for his appearance on "The Simpsons", the memorabilia he kept from his career and the strangest autograph request he's ever received.

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