Freese avoids arbitration

David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided arbitration, settling on a 1 year deal worth $3.15 million. That means the team continues it’s streak of not having a player case reach arbitration since Darren Oliver in 1999. It also puts the team’s projected Opening Day Salary Obligations at $113.9 million, up from $111.8 million last year. Freese, the hometown hero of the 2011 World Series, had filed for arbitration … Continue reading

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Carpenter likely out for season

The Cardinals’ General Manager John Mozeliak announced this afternoon that he didn’t expect Chris Carpenter to pitch for the team in 2013. The issues surrounding his arm with stingers and tingling have returned. It may be the answer to the question I asked earlier this offseason of what do you do about Chris Carpenter. While the “R” word wasn’t mentioned as many speculated it would be, it was pretty clear … Continue reading

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Meet the NRIs: C Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson began his professional career as a fourth round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in the 2004 draft. He attended Saddleback College in California before transferring to the University of Houston where he played one season before entering the MLB Draft in 2004. In the 2005 season, between A and high A ball, he posted a .280/.332/.432 slash line. The organization noticed and he earned the jump to … Continue reading

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Meet the NRIs: OF Justin Christian

Justin Christian was signed by the Cardinals to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training as a free agent. He spent last season with the San Francisco Giants. He has played parts of three seasons in the majors since 2008, including 32 games and 61 plate appearances last year for the Giants where he hit .125/.197/.143. Born in Nebraska, Christian, 32, attended high school in San Mateo, … Continue reading

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Cardinals get two spring games on ESPN

ESPN issued a press release today with their Spring Training television lineup. While every game features a team from the north east United States, two of them include the St. Louis Cardinals. Guess you figured that one out though, eh? The first game ESPN will air is the Cardinals’ contest with the New York Yankees on March 11th. Jon Sciambi, Doug Glanville, and Jayson Stark are the scheduled on-air talent. … Continue reading

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