Days after publicly expressing his disappointment in the prospect of entering Spring Training as the Cardinals’ fourth outfielder, Randal Grichuk is on the move. St. Louis dealt Grichuk to the Blue Jays on Friday in exchange for right-handed pitchers Dominic Leone and Conner Greene.
Opportunity is about the only thing slowing Carson Kelly these days, as he once again ranks among the top catching prospects in baseball.
Without putting anything in ink for 2018, manager Mike Matheny hinted this week that the Cardinals are leaning toward a lineup configuration that does not feature Matt Carpenter up top.
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina appears to be taking exception to recent comments from Cubs catcher Willson Contreras about how he plans to be a better backstop than perennial All-Stars Molina and Buster Posey.
As Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty separated for the offseason, they anticipated that their time as teammates was ending. The Cardinals’ offseason priorities were evident, and among them was an intention to clear some outfield clutter.
Describing the Cardinals’ 2018 roster as “strong” and “improved,” principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. suggested on Monday that the organization has wrapped up the bulk of its winter work.
Catcher Yadier Molina said on Monday that he plans to play out his current contract with the Cardinals and then call it a career.
Though the Cardinals continue to canvass the free-agent and trade markets for a potential pitching boost, they repeatedly come back to what they already have. And that begins with Alex Reyes.
For Marcell Ozuna, Sunday was a day of first impressions. A first-time participant in the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up event, Ozuna got an intimate introduction to the fanbase. Fans, in turn, were greeted by Ozuna’s glowing smile.
Though more experienced closers remain available on both the free-agent and trade markets, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, speaking on the first day of the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up, expressed confidence in one the club already has: Luke Gregerson.
The organization will introduce its prized offseason acquisition at Winter Warm-Up on Sunday when Marcell Ozuna makes his first public appearance for the Cardinals. The question still lingering, though, is whether the Cardinals will have another impact addition ready to show off in the coming weeks.
Second baseman Kolten Wong was eating breakfast and scrolling through social media in St. Louis on Saturday morning when he spotted the news. Back home in Hawaii, his family and friends were receiving alerts that a ballistic missile was headed toward the island. “This is not a drill,” it read.