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John Mozeliak opens up about St. Louis Cardinals offseason plans

With the Baseball Winter Meetings looming, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak opened up about the Cardinals’ offseason activities and planning. Chris Carpenter had already made known his plans not to return to the front office. Mozeliak opened up ...

Should A Veteran Pitcher Be On John Mozeliak’s Radar?

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has already shown this offseason that he plans on being aggressive. The only proof you need is that he traded a prized, 23-year old, cost controlled pitcher for an outfielder that is ...

Jim Bowden: St. Louis Cardinals pursuing Jon Lester

The St. Louis Cardinals are pursuing left-handed starting pitcher Jon Lester according to ESPN Senior Baseball Insider and Analyst Jim Bowden. #Cardinals have joined the Red Sox, Cubs and Braves in pursuit of Jon Lester according to a club source ...

Cardinals Should Trade For Carlos Gonzalez

With the untimely death of top prospect Oscar Taveras, the St. Louis Cardinals will need to find outfield depth for the 2015 season. If indeed the Colorado Rockies are open to discussing moving All-Star position players Carlos Gonzalez and/or Troy ...

Cardinals Shopping For Complementary Pieces

Just two days after falling to the Giants in the National League Championship Series, the Cardinals' brass and coaching staff gathered at Busch Stadium to consider how to improve their club for 2015. That planning process moved to the back ...

Cardinals Exercise Team Option On John Lackey; Cardinals Lead Golden Era Nominees; Five Cardinals File For Free Agency

The Cardinals exercised the team-friendly option on pitcher John Lackey’s contract before the gates to free agency swung open Thursday, meaning the veteran starter will make the league minimum for 2015. Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Cardinals Exercise Option To Bring Back John Lackey

It was one of the perks that made John Lackey so valuable to the St. Louis Cardinals. A pretty sweet perk, actually! The player’s contract locked Lackey in to earn the Major League minimum in 2015 if he missed significant time ...

Mike Matheny, John Mozeliak Keep Lines Open

For much of the first half of Monday morning’s 58-minute exit news conference at Busch Stadium, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sat impassively next to general manager John Mozeliak. Matheny dressed casual. Mo arrived in suit and bow tie. Mo handled ...

Cardinals Pack Their Bags; Randy Choate To Japan, Briefly; Winter Ball Beckons; Wrestling Can Wait

More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season – the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, ...

PostCards: John Lackey on pitching in 2014 NLCS Game 3

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey spoke to the media on Monday about facing the San Francisco Giants in NLCS Game 3. Q. Two years in a row, you get to the playoffs, how do you manage to avoid the ...

Red Sox Keeping Tabs On Allen Craig

It wasn’t so much that John Lackey muted the Los Angeles Dodgers’ high-scoring offense for seven innings last Monday night in St. Louis. The Red Sox expect such things from the active leader in postseason innings. Boston Herald

PostCards: Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, and John Lackey on 2014 NLDS Game 3

After the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2014 National League Division Series, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, and John Lackey addressed the media. Q. Matt, did you know in the top ...

John Lackey To Show His Postseason Stuff For St. Louis Cardinals

Whenever the St. Louis Cardinals received John Lackey in a trade with the Boston Red Sox for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly, we were told one of the main points of interest was his postseason expertise. In addition to an ...

PostCards: John Lackey on pitching in 2014 NLDS Game 3

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey addressed the media on starting Game 3 of the 2014 National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Q. The last time you were preparing for a postseason start obviously was winner‑takes‑all ...

Tough Loss In Game Two But Cardinals Get A Split

The Cardinals packed quickly and headed to the airport for the flight to St. Louis and were scheduled to arrive with the morning light. They came home from the opening weekend in the National League division series knowing that they’d ...

Michael Wacha Not Surprised To Be In Bullpen; The Playoff Roster; Four-Peat For Jon Jay; Ready For Clayton Kershaw

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Wednesday his four starters for the National League division series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and one of them won’t be the righthander who twice beat the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw last year as the ...

PostCards: Mike Matheny sets NLDS pitching rotation

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has set the pitching rotation as the Cardinals take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2014 National League Division Series. The announcement of the NLDS rotation came this afternoon. It was already a ...

The Trade That Shook Cardinals’ Clubhouse

As much time as they spend together, as many meals as they eat together, and especially as much as they are expected to accomplish together, manager Mike Matheny asks his players to think of the Cardinals as more than a ...

Cardinals To Determine Michael Wacha’s Postseason Role

A day after Michael Wacha made his last audition for a postseason role in October, the Cardinals remained undecided as to how Wacha will fit into those playoff plans. St. Louis Official Site

Deals Get Mixed Reviews

The Red Sox officially interred the 2014 season on July 31. Boston Herald

Another Offensive Dud On The Road For Cardinals

It was the kind of game, and loss, that has undercut the Cardinals all season. They were on the road, matched up against a losing team. They received a quality start from a determined member of a rotation that’s held ...

Cardinals Not Looking For Help

The bad news on Wednesday night for the St. Louis Cardinals was they lost to the Chicago Cubs 3-1. The good news for the team was despite the loss, the Magic Number to clinch the National League Central dropped to ...

Offense lacks for John Lackey again

John Lackey brought the edge for which he’s known. The offense, however, lacked any edge as the Cubs won 3-1 and took the final series this season with Birds. It was disappointing, but at least the magic number to clinch ...

Reds vs. Cardinals: LHP David Holmberg vs. RHP John Lackey

Cincinnati Reds (71-82) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (85-68)   LHP David Holmberg (1-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, .279 OAV) vs. RHP John Lackey (13-9, 3.97 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, .270 OAV)   Friday, September 19, 2014: 8:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium ...

Cardinals Still Counting On John Lackey This Fall

“It is what it is. I just work here.” And in nine words John Lackey addressed his role, his irritable right shoulder, Tuesday’s postponed start and his oft-noted reputation as big-game pitcher in residence. Post-Dispatch

John Lackey Unhappy With Extra Rest; Michael Wacha, The Reliever?; Extra Bases

With the Milwaukee Brewers coming to Busch Stadium for their last three-game challenge to the Cardinals’ lead, Monday’s off day breaks just right for the Cardinals to rearrange the rotation and throw their three best pitchers at one of their ...

Cardinals’ Five Keys To Capturing NL Central

Good morning to the BFIB. Bernie Bytes

John Lackey ejected as St. Louis Cardinals fall to Reds

For the second night in row, the St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they had to turn to the bullpen earlier than they preferred as John Lackey was ejected in the third inning. On ...

Win Gives Brewers Reason For Hope

On a cool Friday evening at Miller Park, the visiting Cardinals had the chance to intensify the Brewers’ anguish and put this most gregarious of cities into a football-season mood. Bernie Bytes

St. Louis Cardinals beat Cubs 9-6, head into September in First Place

The St. Louis Cardinals rallied from behind to defeat the Chicago Cubs 9-6 and enter the month of September tied for first place in the National League Central Division. The Cardinals could not have done it without the San Francisco ...

Derrick Goold On The Mornin After 8-26-14

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Cardinals Promote Tyler Lyons To Protect Bullpen; Extra Bases

A taxing weekend in Philadelphia forced the Cardinals to have an extra pitcher meet them at PNC Park on Monday even with their three most reliable pitchers set to throw against the Pirates in their three-game visit. Post-Dispatch

Derrick Goold & Joe Magrane On The Morning After 8-21-14

Inside STL

Reds vs. Cardinals: RHP Alfredo Simon vs. RHP John Lackey

Cincinnati Reds (61-64) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (67-57)   RHP Alfredo Simon (12-8, 3.28 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, .241 OAV) vs. RHP John Lackey (12-8, 3.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, .263 OAV)   Tuesday, August 19, 2014: 8:15 p.m. at Busch Stadium ...

Allen Craig Starts Rehab Stint, Could Return Friday

The way things are scheduled right now, Allen Craig could be activated by the Red Sox on Friday for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners. Boston Official Site

St. Louis Cardinals score late, beat San Diego Padres 4-3

It took an eighth inning rally but the St. Louis Cardinals held on to for a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres. Starting pitcher John Lackey pitched seven solid innings for the Cards. The recently acquired pitcher allowed two ...

Oscar Taveras Takes A Seat; Yadier Molina Is Catching; Jason Motte Still Not Throwing

Manager Mike Matheny’s lineup for Thursday night’s Cardinals game with the San Diego Padres had several significant omissions/substitutions from the one that defeated Miami on Wednesday. Post-Dispatch

Jenifer Langosch On The Morning After 8-7-14

"Careless Whisper"..., the Cardinals always seem to gain momentum with big wins then have a clunker like Wednesday night, was not high on Trevor Rosenthal pitching as much as he had over the past week, would've thought offense could jump ...

Joe Kelly, Shelby Miller Go From Compadres To Competitors

As the clock ticked toward midnight at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, right-hander Joe Kelly emerged from the visitors' dugout, his new Red Sox jersey in hand, and caught eyes with Shelby Miller across the field. St. Louis Official Site

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

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