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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

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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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Paul Goldschmidt has been St. Louis Cardinals best player in May

Although the Cards have gone 7-8 over their last 15 games, Paul Goldschmidt has single-handedly kept the St. Louis Cardinals afloat in the past two weeks. With Tyler O’Neill struggling and on the injured list, the St. Louis Cardinals have received massive contributions from Paul Goldschmidt over the past couple of weeks. He has played […] Paul Goldschmidt has been St. Louis Cardinals best player in May - 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Outside The Confines: No need to panic

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The Mets have now lost both Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom for a while. A look ahead to the trade deadline and some of the best rookies. And other news from around baseball. Poor Mets. They only have a seven-game lead in their division. Everton is safe! Mets pitcher Max Scherzer took himself out of a start on Wednesday against the Cardinals. On Thursday, the Mets announced that Scherzer will miss six-to-eight weeks with an oblique strain. Rustin Dodd writes that Scherzer and Jacob deGrom being injured at the same time is the “nightmare...

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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: 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

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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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6 key St. Louis Cardinals performers in Giants series

It was a good weekend for the St. Louis Cardinals as they won their series with the San Francisco Giants. After a terrible loss Friday, the Cardinals put on an absolute show for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball to win their series with the Giants. The Cardinals lost Friday 8-2. The Cardinals won on Saturday 4-0. […] 6 key St. Louis Cardinals performers in Giants 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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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

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5 Options to Play Shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals have had disappointing production from the shortstop position to start the year, who can fill the void for the rest of the 2022 season? Sitting at 18-15 going following Saturday’s 4-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the St. Louis Cardinals have cooled off a bit after a hot start to the 2022 […] 5 Options to Play Shortstop 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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Cardinals: Checking in on Paul DeJong with Triple-A Memphis

It’s been less than a week since he was optioned, but let’s check in on St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong with Triple-A Memphis. It has been a little less than a week since the St. Louis Cardinals optioned Paul DeJong to Triple-A Memphis. It was a move that was a long time coming yet […] Cardinals: Checking in on Paul DeJong with Triple-A Memphis - 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: Yadier Molina read signs from Giants coaches, makes brilliant play

Watch St. Louis Cardinals legendary catcher Yadier Molina read signs from Giants coaches and make an absolutely brilliant play. Yadier Molina is known for many things. But his baseball IQ, and situational awareness, may be No. 1 – and was that ever displayed in the St. Louis Cardinals series against the San Francisco Giants. With […] Cardinals: Yadier Molina read signs from Giants coaches, makes brilliant play - 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 offense is becoming a problem

The St. Louis Cardinals’ struggling and stagnant offense is becoming a problem that could impact their season if it doesn’t change soon. Before the regular season, both manager Oli Marmol and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak pinpointed the offense as a unit with elite potential for the St. Louis Cardinals. How could they not? […] St. Louis Cardinals offense is becoming a problem - 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 Tyler O’Neill to breakout, and fast

Tyler O’Neill’s early season slump has been a major reason why the St. Louis Cardinals have been slightly underperforming to start the season. The St. Louis Cardinals have a balanced team this season. With decent-to-excellent hitting, fantastic speed, tremendous defense, above-average starting pitching, and a solid bullpen, the Cardinals should be winning more games than […] The St. Louis Cardinals need Tyler O’Neill to breakout, and fast - 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 reliever Packy Naughton deserves better

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Packy Naughton needs a longer look based on his performance. As you go about your day, spare a thought for Packy Naughton, who has done his job for the St. Louis Cardinals, only to be rewarded with multiple rides back to Memphis. Some of this is just the business of […] St. Louis Cardinals reliever Packy Naughton deserves better - 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: 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