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This St. Louis Cardinals rival could be surprise contender in 2022

The Chicago Cubs could be a surprise division contender alongside the St. Louis Cardinals — as long as they add Carlos Correa. When it comes to the National League Central, it is widely expected to be a two-horse race between the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals. But could the Chicago Cubs be a surprise […] This St. Louis Cardinals rival could be surprise contender in 2022 - 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 interested in Ryan Tepera

The St. Louis Cardinals are interested in reliever Ryan Tepera, who would be a perfect addition to the bullpen. The St. Louis Cardinals’ decision to not re-sign reliever Luis Garcia was not, uh, popular among fans. He signed a two-year, $7 million deal with the San Diego Padres which, on the surface, seems like an […] Cardinals Rumors: St. Louis interested in Ryan Tepera - 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 make curious decision not re-signing Luis Garcia

St. Louis Cardinals make curious decision not re-signing Luis Garcia, but here’s why they decided to let him go. After signing left-hander Steven Matz, the St. Louis Cardinals turned their attention to addressing the bullpen. They had many calls out to free agents and, given their need for depth, could use as many as two […] St. Louis Cardinals make curious decision not re-signing Luis Garcia - 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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The St. Louis Cardinals are built to withstand lockout

The St. Louis Cardinals are built to withstand lockout — and the Oli Marmol hire is a big reason why. Welcome to the lockout, everyone. We all saw it coming. There was no way of avoiding it. The good news is that the lockout, at least as of right now, is not expected to threaten […] The St. Louis Cardinals are built to withstand lockout - 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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3 free-agent relievers available for the St. Louis Cardinals

The hot stove has been hotter than usual with a lockout looming. There are still many pitching options available for the Cardinals to consider. The Thanksgiving weekend flurry of activity was fun to watch. With hours remaining before the end of the current collective bargaining agreement between the players union and MLB, the St. Louis […] 3 free-agent relievers available for the St. Louis Cardinals - 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 continue to explore free-agent relievers

The St. Louis Cardinals continue to explore free-agent relievers, with options being Ryan Tepera and Joe Kelly, among others. After signing Steven Matz to a four-year, $44 million deal, the St. Louis Cardinals have turned their attention toward addressing the bullpen. Ideally, they would like to add a high-leverage reliever. Among the available options include […] St. Louis Cardinals continue to explore free-agent relievers - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

'An ideal fit': Cardinals, Matz finalize four-year contract as free-agent market zooms to 'fever pitch'

Lefty signs a four-year, $44-million deal that installs him as part of Cardinals' rotation.

Scherzer and Mets nearing $130M, three-year deal which would set new average salary record

Cardinals had conversations with Scherzer's agent this offseason but bowed out as things progressed with other starters.

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5 best St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers since 1967

Who are the five best St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers since 1967? In my opinion, here are the five best. Let me start out by explaining why this list is the best St. Louis Cardinals pitchers since1967, and not in team history. It’s because 1967 was the year I first started watching Cardinals baseball. Since […] 5 best St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers since 1967 - 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: Is Harrison Bader’s 2021 season sustainable?

Harrison Bader had his best year yet in 2021 for the St. Louis Cardinals. A change in approach at the plate played a big part. Harrison Bader has been a lightning rod for fan criticism since he debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals all the way back in 2017. He’s flashy, he’s got the swag, […] St. Louis Cardinals: Is Harrison Bader’s 2021 season sustainable? - 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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5 non-tender candidates for the St. Louis Cardinals

The MLB non-tender deadline has been moved up in anticipation of the likely work stoppage starting early December. Who are some players the St. Louis Cardinals could let go? Usually, the Major League Baseball deadline to tender contracts to players is in December. This year, however, the MLB and MLBPA have decided to move that […] 5 non-tender candidates for the St. Louis Cardinals - 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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Chicago Cubs watch multiple free agent fits go to the Mets in one day

Well, if you’re a New York Mets fan who was worried owner Steve Cohen’s Twitter rant earlier in the week over Steven Matz joining the Cardinals would scare off free agents, you probably rested a bit easier on Friday night after the team signed not one, not two, but three position players in the span of […] Chicago Cubs watch multiple free agent fits go to the Mets in one day - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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Fabulous flameouts: The sad case of St. Louis Cardinals’ Von McDaniel

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Von McDaniel took the baseball world by storm in 1957. His career was over less than a year later. One of the greatest hoaxes in baseball history began on April 1, 1985, when journalist George Plimpton concocted the tale of fictitious New York Mets pitching prospect Sidd Finch. The story ran […] Fabulous flameouts: The sad case of St. Louis Cardinals’ Von McDaniel - 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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What’s next for the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason?

What’s next for the St. Louis Cardinals after signing Steven Matz? By signing Steven Matz, the St. Louis Cardinals have shored up their starting rotation. With Matz, as well as Jack Flaherty, Adam Wainwright, Miles Mikolas and Dakota Hudson, the unit is a strength headed into the 2022 season. So what’s next for the Cardinals […] What’s next for the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason? - 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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The St. Louis Cardinals need Raisel Iglesias for the end of games

The St. Louis Cardinals found a starter but now are looking to add to their bullpen. Rasiel Iglesias should be at the top of their list. John Mozeliak brought St. Louis Cardinals fans a welcome surprise this week by signing Steven Matz to a very reasonable four-year, $44 million deal. This action from the Cardinals’ […] The St. Louis Cardinals need Raisel Iglesias for the end of games - 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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Perfect holiday gifts for the St. Louis Cardinals fan

The holidays are here! And with shipping rates and times escalating, you need to start shopping for the St. Louis Cardinals fans in your life. If you’re like me, the sleigh bells are about to start ringing. As soon as that Thanksgiving dinner is finished, we transition to Christmastime. Or maybe you crank up the […] Perfect holiday gifts for the St. Louis Cardinals fan - 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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3 reasons to be thankful for St. Louis Cardinals this Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, St. Louis Cardinals fans! The team has many things to be thankful for this offseason. The St. Louis Cardinals had quite the 2021 season and look to build toward a better 2022 season. After a 2021 season that started with high expectations after the acquisition of Nolan Arenado, the season took a wild […] 3 reasons to be thankful for St. Louis Cardinals this Thanksgiving - 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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Mets owner blasts agent for newest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steven Matz

New York Mets owner Steve Cohen blasted the agent for newest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steven Matz. Meet the Mess, er, I mean the Mets. Late Tuesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with free-agent left-hander Steven Matz. They were one of eight teams in on him, with the […] Mets owner blasts agent for newest St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Steven Matz - 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 in agreement with Steven Matz

Steven Matz was the first pitcher rumored to be of interest to the Cardinals. On Tuesday, he agreed to a deal to spend four seasons in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals were aggressively looking for a free-agent starting pitcher. They had eyes on Alex Wood, Alex Cobb, Max Scherzer and Marcus Stroman, among others, […] Cardinals News: St. Louis in agreement with Steven Matz - 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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MLB analyst says Steven Matz is a perfect fit for St. Louis Cardinals

An MLB analyst said that Steven Matz is a perfect fit for the St. Louis Cardinals, and it’s not hard to see why. Left-handed starter Steven Matz and the St. Louis Cardinals are in agreement on a four-year, $44 million contract. It was a surprise to some writers that he got four years, but they […] MLB analyst says Steven Matz is a perfect fit for St. Louis Cardinals - 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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Ex-Met Steven Matz agrees to four-year deal with Cardinals

Steven Matz won’t be returning home to join a Mets rotation in need of help. The free-agent pitcher agreed to terms with the Cardinals on a four-year deal worth $44 million, an industry source confirmed Tuesday night. The contract includes incentives that can increase its value to $48 million. ESPN first reported the agreement, which...

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Blue Jays: Steven Matz to Sign Four Year, $44 Million Deal With St. Louis

Jeff Passan of ESPN is reporting that the St. Louis Cardinals have signed free agent lefty Steven Matz to a four-year, $44 million guaranteed contract, pending a physical. Incentives could eventually push that figure as high as $48 million, or an AAV of $12 million. Matz to sign Four Year, $44 Million Deal With Cardinals As […] Blue Jays: Steven Matz to Sign Four Year, $44 Million Deal With St. Louis - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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Outside The Confines: Not a turkey

Mike Watters-USA TODAY Sports Wander Franco is going to be a Ray for a long time. Steven Matz picks a team. The MLBPA gears up for a lockout. If I don’t see you before tomorrow, just let me wish you a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. I hope you get to eat all your favorite foods and spend the day with good company. This news broke late last night and you may have not seen it yet. Free agent pitcher Steven Matz has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, per Jeff Passan. The Cubs were reportedly one of the teams bidding on Matz. Rays rookie...

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Why St. Louis Cardinals are unlikely to trade for starting pitcher

The St. Louis Cardinals are unlikely to trade for a starting pitcher, and it all comes down to the astronomical asking prices. At this point, it’s well-established that the St. Louis Cardinals have made addressing their starting rotation their No. 1 priority this winter. They have missed on a few of their targets, including Alex […] Why St. Louis Cardinals are unlikely to trade for starting pitcher - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

As market for starters begins to accelerate, will Cardinals stay grounded with their pursuits?

Matz and Stroman, two free-agent starters of interest to the Cardinals, share a trait the club values because they'll capitalize on a superior defense.

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Nick Plummer’s release could backfire on St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals’ release of former first-round pick Nick Plummer might have the team once again lamenting what could have been. Former 23rd overall pick Nick Plummer was languishing in the minors for five years, and chances had grown slim on whether he’d ever reach the big leagues. But the 2015 first-round pick of […] Nick Plummer’s release could backfire on St. Louis Cardinals - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Rookie of the Year with Cardinals and a champion after trade to Pirates, Bill Virdon dies at 90

A star athlete for West Plains (Mo.) who called Springfield home no matter where baseball took him, Virdon remains winningest manager in Astros' history.

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Tuesday Bantering: Matz, Semien, and Rogers Selling?

Photo by Cole Burston/ There are some little bits of Jays news: Steven Matz has offers from several teams: Red Sox, Blue Jays, Tigers, Cubs, Cardinals, Giants, Angels, Mets are among teams in on Steven Matz. Deal could come soon. @MLBNetwork— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 23, 2021 It sounds like he wants to make a decision quickly. Actually, it sounds like all free agents want to get signed quickly before the CBA troubles starts. Over in the Athletic, Ken Rosenthal tells us that Marcus Semien is looking for $200+ in a new contract. I don’t know that I’d...

MLB.com FastCast: Reds get Gray from Yankees - 1/21/19

The Reds get Sonny Gray in a three-team trade and sign him to an extension, plus the Cardinals intend to extend Paul Goldschmidt's contract About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Un

Cardinals introduce newly acquired Paul Goldschmidt

The Cardinals officially introduce six-time All-Star Paul Goldschmidt at Busch Stadium, following a trade with the D-backs About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and c

Weaver acquired by D-backs in 4-player trade

Luke Weaver is acquired by the D-backs as part of the trade that sent Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 memb