Shortstop Peralta signs with Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals confirmed this afternoon that they have signed free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta. According to the early reports, the deal is a four year contract worth around $53 million. The 31-year-old Peralta was a free agent after a three-year stint in Detroit where he hit .278/.334/.438 with 45 home runs and 204 RBI. His tenure in Detroit was overshadowed by a 50 game suspension for his involvement … Continue reading

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Cardinals strike a deal with the Angels

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have dealt 3B David Freese and RHP Fernando Salas to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for outfielders Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk. The most immediate effect of the deal is that it opens up third base for Matt Carpenter and, as a result, second base for prospect Kolten Wong. Considering that Freese and Salas were widely considered to be … Continue reading

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Cards make last moves before Rule 5 Draft

During their afternoon press conference to announce Mike Matheny‘s extension, General Manager John Mozeliak also announced that the Cardinals have added Oscar Taveras, Mike O’Neill, and Greg Garcia to the 40 man roster. They have also cut John Gast, Jermaine Curtis, and Ryan Jackson. While Gast and Curtis have been outrighted to the minors, Jackson was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros. The moves mean that there are still … Continue reading

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Being the GM

Each and every off season I like to ask myself what I would do if I were the GM of the St. Louis Cardinals.  I look at what I perceive to be the team’s weaknesses and find ways to go about reinforcing those weaknesses. Going into this offseason, I see two main priorities for the Cardinals as they attempt to return to the World Series for the third time in … Continue reading

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The Post-Mortem

104 days until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. For fans of 28 other teams, that coundown had already begun. For Cardinals’ fans, it begins now. Last night the Red Sox did what they did all series long. Pulled a rabbit out of their hat. The entire series they didn’t hit well. In fact, only David Ortiz had more hits than games that were played in the World Series. … Continue reading

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