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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 at short stop down the stretch for the Cardinals, however, his hitting left much to … Continue reading
I just got back from finishing up my Christmas shopping when I sat down at my desk to see a tweet talking about Pujols and the Angels. It piqued my curiosity and I decided to scroll backwards and see what the root of the talk was. Then I spotted it, Pujols accepting a deal valued in the $240-250 million over 10 year range with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. … Continue reading
This morning the annual Major League Baseball Rule 5 Draft was held during the winter meetings in Dallas, Texas. The Cardinals selected Erik Komatsu from the Washington Nationals. Komatsu, 24, was drafted in the 8th round of the 2008 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. The left handed outfielder was traded last season to the Nationals. In 124 games in Double-A, Komatsu had a line of .277/.367/.382. Certainly not horrible, … Continue reading
Jeff Luhnow, the Cardinals Vice President of Player Procurement, has accepted a job with the Houston Astros as their new General Manager. Luhnow will take over for Ed Wade, who was fired last month by the Astros’ new owner Jim Crane. Luhnow, who has essentially controlled the Cardinals’ amateur scouting and drafting departments for the last few years, is responsible for drafting many of the successful Cardinals you see today. … Continue reading
Thanks to the fine folks at A+E Networks, Major League Baseball Productions, and Foundry Communications, we here at Redbird Dugout are getting an opportunity to hold a contest to get copies of the 2011 World Series film in the hands of more Cardinals fans! I’m always for that! The Contest So what do you have to do to win a copy for yourself? It’s simple, write me a story about … Continue reading