The Cardinals are auctioning off a complete set of 2017 promotional items and a collection of team-issued hats as part of this year’s Winter Meetings charity auction, which runs until 9 p.m. CT on Thursday.
After monopolizing Hot Stove headlines for weeks, Giancarlo Stanton commanded one last wave of winter attention on Monday as he slipped on a pinstripe jersey while being officially introduced as a Yankee on the first day of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings.
The Cardinals and free-agent reliever Luke Gregerson have agreed on a two-year, $11 million deal that includes a vesting option, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. The deal is pending a physical. The club has not confirmed.
With their pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton now in the rearview mirror, the Cardinals have arrived at the Winter Meetings ready to pursue various other paths toward what has always been the end offseason goal: to turn an 83-win team into a postseason participant again.
Though he remains one of the best-hitting catchers in baseball history, Ted Simmons, whose 21-year career included time with St. Louis, Milwaukee and Atlanta, was once again unable to garner enough support to earn a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Beginning at noon CT on Monday, fans can purchase player autograph tickets for the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up, which will be held January 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
In advance of Major League Baseball’s 2018 Winter Meetings, which open Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., MLB.com is highlighting each club’s most memorable Winter Meetings in recent history. For the Cardinals, that requires a look back at 2011, when their negotiations with Albert Pujols reached an end.
St. Louis Cardinals Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt, Jr., and President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak issued the following statements on the club’s potential acquisition of Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton.
The Cardinals’ pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton officially ended on Friday after the team was informed that the Marlins slugger would not waive his no-trade clause to accept a trade to St. Louis.
According to MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal, Giancarlo Stanton does not wish to play for the Giants or the Cardinals. The Giants were believed to be a frontrunner for the Marlins slugger.
Former Cardinals pitcher Anthony Reyes, best remembered for outdueling Justin Verlander in the 2006 World Series, is now engaged in a much more serious battle.
The shuffle in job titles and responsibilities that began with John Mozeliak’s promotion to president of baseball operations over the summer has prompted another round of moves and new hires that the Cardinals announced on Thursday.