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Alex Reyes’ injury reaffirms Cardinals need to trade for bullpen help

Alex Reyes’ injury reaffirms that the St. Louis Cardinals need to trade for bullpen help come the August 2 trade deadline. Entering Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals ranked 13th in baseball in bullpen ERA (3.58). They have gotten strong contributions from Ryan Helsley, who has emerged as one of baseball’s best relievers, while Nick Wittgren […] Alex Reyes’ injury reaffirms Cardinals need to trade for bullpen help - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees Free Agent Hit or Miss: Hitters Edition

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees passed on many position players in this free agent class. How have those players fared so far? Last offseason was uncharacteristically quiet for the Yankees in free agency with very few notable signings other than bringing back Anthony Rizzo. As the season nears its quarter mark, its a great time to check in on some of the best potential free agent position players that the Yankees could have signed. I am focusing on five of the most valuable position players (apart from Starling Marte) that the Yankees could have signed and...

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Colorado Rockies game no. 41 thread: Chad Kuhl vs JT Brubaker

Photo by C. Morgan Engel/ The Rockies look to start their road trip on the right foot After a homestand in which the Rockies went 3-6, they’ll try to find success away from Coors, starting with a stop in the steel city for a set with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chad Kuhl (3-2, 3.86 ERA) gets the ball for the visiting Rox. Kuhl, who was acquired in free agency after departing these same Pirates, was fantastic through his first five starts of the year before getting roughed up by the Giants. He allowed five runs in each of his last two starts (one in San Francisco and one...

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St. Louis Cardinals offense lights up in sweep of Pirates

The Cardinals got the offensive outpour they have been seeking as they were able to sweep the Pittsburgh Pirates this weekend. A number of storylines converged and made for quite a spectacular weekend for the St. Louis Cardinals. They swept the series, defeating the Pirates 5-3 on Friday, 5-4 on Saturday, and 18-4 on Sunday. […] St. Louis Cardinals offense lights up in sweep of Pirates - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Why the Cardinals promoted Matthew Liberatore and what it means

Why the St. Louis Cardinals promoted left-hander Matthew Liberatore and what it means for the team moving forward. After Steven Matz walked off the mound at PNC Park with trainers on Sunday, two thoughts immediately popped into my head: 1) how significant is the left shoulder injury? and 2) how will the Cardinals replace him […] Why the Cardinals promoted Matthew Liberatore and what it means - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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With Steven Matz injured, Cardinals rotation in precarious position

With Steven Matz injured, the St. Louis Cardinals rotation is in a precarious position as it waits to see how long the left-hander is out. We don’t know how long Steven Matz will be out. All we know is that he was removed after throwing only four pitches on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates with […] With Steven Matz injured, Cardinals rotation in precarious position - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the National League Central

What are the 10 worst contracts not just for the Cardinals, but in the NL Central, focusing on the future and not so much on past performances? With four of the five teams in the division in small- or medium-sized markets, most of the NL Central squads can’t afford to make bad decisions on big-ticket […] Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the National League Central - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Albert Pujols breaks down his pitching performance

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman/designated hitter/relief pitcher Albert Pujols broke down his first-career pitching performance. Last week, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame first baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols took the mound for the first time. On Sunday, during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he took the opportunity to break down the performance. “You know […] Cardinals: Albert Pujols breaks down his pitching performance - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis linked to Frankie Montas

The St. Louis Cardinals have been linked to A’s star Frankie Montas, but a deal would appear to be unlikely. With Jack Flaherty on the Injured List, the St. Louis Cardinals pitching depth has been tested. In turn, they have seen some brilliant pitching performances from Miles Mikolas and Adam Wainwright. But they have also […] Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis linked to Frankie Montas - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Underrated trade option that the St. Louis Cardinals should explore

The St. Louis Cardinals are likely to be in the market for a starting pitcher, and Chad Kuhl could be an underrated trade option that they explore. Perhaps the best value signing of the offseason was the Colorado Rockies’ one-year, $3 million contract with right-hander Chad Kuhl. And with the Rockies likely to sell once […] Underrated trade option that the St. Louis Cardinals should explore - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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KC Royals: Daniel Lynch is now realizing his potential

The KC Royals made lefty Daniel Lynch the 34th overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft. The selection—a comp pick acquired because Lorenzo Cain departed for free agency—proved to be one of several the organization used to grab pitchers in a clear effort to rebuild and redefine its pitching talent. In fact, Kansas City, went […] KC Royals: Daniel Lynch is now realizing his potential - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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St. Louis Cardinals positives and negatives from Mets series

The St. Louis Cardinals had a rough series in New York, going 1-3 in the hard-fought series. The St. Louis Cardinals had their moments all series where they looked great but unfortunately were only able to get one win in the four-game set. The series left the club so up in the air, that the […] St. Louis Cardinals positives and negatives from Mets series - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals Rumors: Why St. Louis won’t trade for Juan Soto

Juan Soto was mentioned as a trade candidate, but here’s why the St. Louis Cardinals will not trade for the young phenom outfielder. The trade rumors surrounding Juan Soto made little sense to begin with. Why would the Washington Nationals be motivated to move their young superstar, a generational player who is signed until 2025? […] Cardinals Rumors: Why St. Louis won’t trade for Juan Soto - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Fish Stripes

Ely Sussman’s Top 30 Marlins prospects: Tier 6

Breaking down nine more Marlins prospects, plus several others who just missed cracking the Top 30. Prospects within the same tier are largely interchangeable—considering their ceiling, floor, injury risk, position, room for development, ability to adjust and intangibles, I expect them to have similar career value. The notes below were last updated on May 19, 2022. 22) C Ronald Hernández View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ronald Hernandez (@ronalddhc) Acquired via international free agency in 2021 2021 MiLB stats:...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Get your MLB Armed Forces Day gear now

MLB Armed Forces Day gear is available now, which is perfect timing considering the St. Louis Cardinals will be wearing the new threads this weekend. From May 20-22 American professional baseball teams will be honoring members of the United States military. The new MLB Armed Forces Day hats from New Era are available to order […] St. Louis Cardinals: Get your MLB Armed Forces Day gear now - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Looking at a potential St. Louis Cardinals trade for Juan Soto

Executives around the league believe the Nationals will shop superstar Juan Soto this summer, let’s take a look at what the Cardinals could offer for him. There have been few players this in the last decade that have as much talent at the plate as Nationals outfielder Juan Soto. Since debuting at age 19 in […] Looking at a potential St. Louis Cardinals trade for Juan Soto - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter?

Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter? It may seem unlikely, but it’s not as crazy as you might think. OK, let me get ahead of this. After how Matt Carpenter performed with the St. Louis Cardinals in recent seasons, a reunion would seem to make little sense. But his numbers […] Could the St. Louis Cardinals pursue a reunion with Matt Carpenter? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals News: St. Louis calling up Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore

In a shocking development, the St. Louis Cardinals are calling up top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore. The future has arrived. The St. Louis Cardinals are calling up top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Gorman will join the team on Friday while Liberatore will […] Cardinals News: St. Louis calling up Nolan Gorman, Matthew Liberatore - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Dylan Carlson appears to be breaking out of early slump

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson appears to be breaking out of early slump, and the team needed it in the worst way. The St. Louis Cardinals have had an up-and-down first month on offense, with Paul DeJong’s struggles leading him to the minors. Tyler O’Neill has looked like a shell of his 2021 self. […] Cardinals: Dylan Carlson appears to be breaking out of early slump - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals coach, Mets’ Pete Alonso make up after recent brawl

St. Louis Cardinals coach Stubby Clapp and Mets first baseman Pete Alonso made up on Tuesday after a recent brawl. There has been some bad blood between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets. Earlier this season, Pete Alonso was hit in the head by a pitch. The next night, J.D. Davis was hit […] Cardinals coach, Mets’ Pete Alonso make up after recent brawl - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Over the Monster

Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Michael Wacha, Tyler Danish

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ With the Celtics advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday, continuing an incredible turnaround after looking lost for the first half of the season, the Red Sox are hoping to pull of a similar feat. Alex Cora isn’t going to shy away from the comparisons. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) There has been a lot of talk of late about the contract situation for Xander Bogaerts, which of course makes sense as he’s almost certain to hit free agency at the end of the year. That said, he’s indicated he’s willing to negotiate...

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Wynton Bernard is having a breakout year in 2022

Tim March The 31-year-old outfielder was named PCL Player of the Week last week Wynton Bernard has been on a baseball journey. The 31-year-old outfielder was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 35th round of the 2012 draft (1065th overall) out of Niagara College. He was released by the Short-A Eugene Emeralds on March 3, 2014 and signed by the Detroit Tigers 23 days later. He made it all the way up to the Double-A Erie SeaWolves before electing free agency after the 2016 season. Bernard would then bounce between the San Francisco Giants’ and Chicago Cubs’...

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5 shortstop trade options the St. Louis Cardinals should consider

The St. Louis Cardinals have a shortstop problem.  There are a few internal candidates, but is the best option to go outside the organization for a solution? The St. Louis Cardinals finally determined Paul DeJong‘s bat was so flaccid they needed to send him back to … well, the Redbirds – the actual ones in […] 5 shortstop trade options the St. Louis Cardinals should consider - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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How the Cardinals are trying to get Tyler O’Neill to bounce back

How the St. Louis Cardinals are trying to get Tyler O’Neill to bounce back, starting with rest and different kinds of work in batting practice. There have been many mysteries in the first month of the regular season, perhaps none bigger than the fall of St. Louis Cardinals star outfielder Tyler O’Neill. Last season, O’Neill […] How the Cardinals are trying to get Tyler O’Neill to bounce back - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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St. Louis Cardinals fans need this Albert Pujols pitching bobblehead

St. Louis Cardinals fans are going to love this new, limited-edition bobblehead, featuring Albert Pujols on the mound for the Redbirds. Albert Pujols has accomplished a ton in his professional career. The St. Louis Cardinals legend is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, a two-time World Series champion, a 10-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove winner […] St. Louis Cardinals fans need this Albert Pujols pitching bobblehead - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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St. Louis Cardinals: This Albert Pujols stat will blow your mind

This Albert Pujols stat, which puts the Cardinals slugger in an exclusive group with the legendary Babe Ruth, will blow your mind. For the first time in his 22-year career, Cardinals legendary first baseman Albert Pujols pitched against the San Francisco Giants. He allowed four runs, got trolled by Adam Wainwright, and sealed a win […] St. Louis Cardinals: This Albert Pujols stat will blow your mind - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: Adam Wainwright trolls Albert Pujols after first pitching performance

St. Louis Cardinals legendary pitcher Adam Wainwright trolled Albert Pujols after first pitching performance on Sunday. As the St. Louis Cardinals blew out the San Francisco Giants, manager Oli Marmol wanted to preserve his bullpen arms in the late innings. That meant getting creative and making history at the same time. In the ninth inning, […] Cardinals: Adam Wainwright trolls Albert Pujols after first pitching performance - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

MLB.com FastCast: Tigers sign Josh Harrison - 2/20/19

The baseball world's attention focuses on Bryce Harper's free agency, plus Josh Harrison agrees to a one-year deal with the Tigers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United Stat

Jerry Remy Previews 2019 Red Sox Season, Talks Health, Free Agency

NESN's Jerry Remy previews the 2019 Boston Red Sox season with Adam Pellerin. They discuss the Sox bullpen, re-signing Nathan Eovaldi and Steve Pearce and Remy gives an update on his health. For more: https://nesn.com/boston-red-sox/

12/17/18 MLB.com FastCast: Machado tours South Side

Manny Machado's free-agency tour starts with the White Sox, plus the Astros near a deal with Michael Brantley and the Mets sign Wilson Ramos About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U