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Tag Archives: 2013-14 Offseason
Some readers may remember last year I wrote about Cardinals’ minor league shortstop Vance Albitz and his Gloves 4 Troops drive. This morning I got thinking about it wondering if he’s doing it again this offseason. So I headed over to his site and it sure looks like he is. What Albitz does is collect gloves and baseballs (or money to help buy/ship them) and then he sends them overseas … Continue reading
Cardinals Care announced today that tickets for the 2014 edition of Winter Warm-Up will go on sale on Friday. The 18th annual Winter Warm-Up will be held January 18th through 20th at the Hyatt Regency in St. Louis. Passes can be purchased online, at the official team store in Busch Stadium, and Cardinals Clubhouse stores around St. Louis. Tickets are $40 for people 16 and older, $10 for children 5-15, … Continue reading
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
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
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