St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton
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Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season.

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Tough decisions loom as Rule 5 deadline nears
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Another round of roster decisions looms for the Cardinals, who have until 7 p.m. CT on Monday to protect eligible players from the Rule 5 Draft by placing them on their 40-man roster.

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MLB Awards grand finale (7 CT, MLB Network)
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After inadvertently spilling a Cardinals fan’s nachos when he flew into the stands while trying to catch a foul ball, Addison Russell made it up to the man by bringing him another tray of the cheesy snack and joining in on a selfie.

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Cards could use OF depth to address needs
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Outside attention may be focused on the potential additions the Cardinals are pursuing, but the organization is also weighing what subtractions will be necessary to clear a cluttered roster.

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Lynn rejects qualifying offer, becomes FA
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As expected, right-handed starter Lance Lynn declined the qualifying offer the Cardinals made last week and will continue to explore his options as a first-time free agent.

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Cards have the trade pieces to make a splash
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The Cardinals have an abundance of the most coveted commodity in baseball: young, talented starting pitchers. Judging by the team’s trade discussions at this week’s General Managers Meetings, the Cardinals won’t be shy about moving one — or perhaps more — in order to acquire the right outfield and bullpen upgrades.

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Cards consider moving Fowler out of center
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Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak met with Dexter Fowler at his home in Las Vegas this offseason to discuss the possibility of the outfielder making the switch from center field to a corner spot in 2018, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Cards prefer established closer to anchor 'pen
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As soon as Trevor Rosenthal walked off the Fenway Park mound, his elbow aching after an abbreviated August appearance, the Cardinals found themselves thrust into a market that they hadn’t necessarily anticipated wading into this winter.

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DeJong is runner-up in NL ROY voting
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It took a historic season for the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger to deny Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong in the race for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

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Cards said to be in market for top-tier starters
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With every intention of contending in 2018 and snapping a two-year postseason drought, the Cardinals are reportedly in the market for a frontline starter — including free agents Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. However, the Cardinals will first seek trades for starting pitchers before pursuing any moves in the free-agent […]

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Knizner, Alcantara battery impresses in AFL
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A pair of Cardinals prospects stole the show in the Arizona Fall League on Friday night as right-hander Sandy Alcantara and catcher Andrew Knizner paced Surprise on the mound and at the plate, respectively, in an 11-4 win over the Javelinas at Peoria Sports Complex.

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DeJong worthy of NL Rookie of Year Award
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While not the favorite for the National League Rookie of the Year Award, Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong certainly built a compelling case for inclusion in the discussion.

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