St. Louis Cardinals

Here's what Cards did in the AFL on Thursday

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday. ... Continue Reading

Wainwright signs for 15th season with Cards

Adam Wainwright's tenure as a St. Louis Cardinal will extend into a 15th season after he and the club reached an agreement on a one-year contract for 2019. ... Continue Reading

Here are key FAQs about Cardinals' offseason

While the Cardinals are taking time to unpack an 88-win season and the individual performances that defined it, the organization is also pivoting to what's ahead. Though MLB's offseason won't commence for a few more weeks, here is a look at some of the key decisions and dates that will guide the Cardinals' winter work. ... Continue Reading

Pipeline names Cards' Prospects of the Year

Elehuris Montero has also been chosen by the MLB Pipeline staff as the Cardinals' Hitting Prospect of the Year. Daniel Poncedeleon, a key contributor at the big-league level in the second half, was named the organization's Pitching Prospect of the Year. ... Continue Reading

Freese's triple among best playoff moments

To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's… ... Continue Reading

Wednesday's AFL roundup

Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

30 top prospects in the AFL -- 1 from each team

Seven clubs are sending their No. 1 prospect to the Arizona Fall League this year, and each team is sending an impressive array of up-and-coming talent. Here is a list of the top prospect from each organization that fans can check out in AFL action next week. ... Continue Reading

Inbox: What changes should Cards make?

What are the specific areas Cardinals GM Mike Girsch might focus on this offseason? Reporter Jenifer Langosch answers that question and more in the Inbox. ... Continue Reading

Gorman makes leap on Top 100 Prospects list

The last time we updated our Top 100 Prospects list was back in a full re-rank at the end of July. Now that the final month of the Minor League season, plus the playoffs, are over, we had a minute to look back and see if anything needed tweaking. ... Continue Reading

The Cardinals' most unlikely postseason hero

What do all playoff teams in history have in common? Their rosters are stacked with recognizable, star players who deservedly receive most of the credit for everything good that happened to their clubs both in October, and the weeks leading up to it. But take a closer look -- for every handful of All Star-caliber… ... Continue Reading

2019 Draft order set: Cards pick 19th

Unlike in 2017, when the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the next year's Draft came down to a walk-off homer on the final day of the season, there was no such drama this summer. The Orioles, whose 115 losses were the fourth-most in modern big league history, clinched the top choice in… ... Continue Reading

Cards end season of 'what if's' with loss to Cubs

Reality struck the Cardinals on Saturday when they were officially eliminated from the postseason hunt while watching the Dodgers defeat the Giants. Finality arrived on Sunday with a 10-5 loss to the Cubs in the season finale at Wrigley Field. ... Continue Reading

Five offseason questions facing Cardinals

As the Cardinals unpack the emotions of a season they couldn't extend into October, they also begin to turn their attention to the decisions that will define the months ahead. Decisions about roster construction and free-agency pursuits, potential trade targets and future roles, all loom. ... Continue Reading

As Cards look ahead, Bader an integral piece

Though the Cardinals have an offseason ahead to rebuild their roster and recast roles, center fielder Harrison Bader doesn't appear to be going anywhere. General manager Michael Girsch acknowledged on Sunday that the Cardinals plan to move forward with Bader as their full-time center fielder. ... Continue Reading

Despite elimination, Cards optimistic for future

Sitting in postseason position at the start of the season's final week, the Cardinals will go into the last game of the regular season on Sunday reluctantly redirecting their attention to 2019. ... Continue Reading

Cards top Cubs but see postseason hopes end

Despite a win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon, the Cardinals' postseason hopes were dashed when the Dodgers defeated the Giants later in the day, eliminating the Cards from the NL Wild Card race. Miles Mikolas tossed eight sharp innings for St. Louis, limiting Chicago to an unearned run on an error, as the Cubs… ... Continue Reading

Cards close to elimination after loss to Cubs

If that was indeed the final moment, the final pitch of Adam Wainwright's career as a Cardinal, it was summed up with symmetry. A right-hander who boasted one of the best curveballs of his generation, and threw one of the biggest in franchise history, ended his five-inning start at Wrigley Field with one more. Fittingly,… ... Continue Reading

Reliever Norris exits with hamstring tightness

Manager Mike Shildt acknowledged that Cardinals reliever Bud Norris will likely not pitch again this regular season after having to exit Friday's 8-4 loss to the Cubs due to left hamstring tightness. ... Continue Reading

Molina jersey among MLB's best sellers

Many of the names on the list of top jersey sales are perhaps usual suspects -- young stars on the rise, whose personalities and performances have resonated among a wide swath of fans, reflecting MLB's strategy of marketing its young, promising talent. ... Continue Reading

Who was Cardinals' MVP this season?

From familiar faces like Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt and Jose Abreu to relative newcomers to the spotlight like Blake Snell, Aaron Nola and Kyle Freeland, there was certainly no shortage of star power to go around the Majors in 2018. Whether they were fueling postseason pushes, serving as veteran leaders on young teams or captivating… ... Continue Reading