Cardinals add Carlos Beltran

Is it Christmas come early for Cardinals fans? John Mozeliak delivered a two-year, $26 million contract for outfielder Carlos Beltran on Thursday night. The deal was announced by the team as pending a physical. The deal also includes a full no trade clause, likely a concessions for a two year deal instead of a three […] Read More

Cardinals sign two to minor league deals

The Cardinals added some minor league depth on Wednesday when they announced the addition of utility man Eugenio Velez and left handed pitcher R.J. Swindle. Velez, 29, is potentially most noteworthy for his -77 OPS+ he posted last season thanks to going hitless in 40 plate appearances. A switch hitter, his best season came in […] Read More

Cardinals sign LHP Romero

In a move that will likely complete the projected bullpen for 2012, the Cardinals have signed LHP J.C. Romero to a one-year deal worth $750,000. Romero, 35, pitched for the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies last season. However, he spent time in the minor league systems of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals between […] Read More

UCB Roundtable

I asked my question earlier this week and should have posted it Tuesday, but I was busy trying to wrap up the necessary work I needed to do in order to make sure I can walk in graduation on Sunday. It's been a long 8 and a half years trying to cram four years of […] Read More

Cardinals finalize arbitration offers

The Cardinals had four arbitration cases to deal with this offseason: Ryan Theriot, Skip Schumaker, Kyle McClellan, and Jason Motte. The Cardinals announced that they have non-tendered Ryan Theriot, agreed with Skip Schumaker on a new two-year contract, and have tendered contracts to Kyle McClellan and Jason Motte. Theriot, 32, was acquired by the Cardinals […] Read More

World Series DVD set winners

I want to thank everyone for their entries in the first ever contest that we've held here at Redbird Dugout. Coincidentally it was on the first anniversary week of the blog as it was just a little over a year ago that I made my first post, a missive on why defense at short stop […] Read More

Review: World Series Collector’s Edition

Thanks again to A+E Networks, MLB Productions, and Foundry Communications for letting me review the World Series collections. A couple weeks ago I got the opportunity to review the 2-disc World Series film that included the film and Game 5 of the NLDS, you can find that review here. Today, however, I bring you my […] Read More

Cardinals agree with Furcal

As the press conference in Anaheim presenting Albert Pujols was under way, the news was reported from Rafael Furcal's agent that he has agreed to a $14 million, 2 year contract to return to the Cardinals. The contract will be finalized after a physical next week. Furcal, 34, proved to be a vital glove man […] Read More