As the St. Louis Cardinals increase their brick and mortar investment in Venezuela, the Houston Astros are bailing out.
Their Rochester saviors lost over $250,000 running the Batavia Muckdogs in 2008. While there are plans to try to fix that in 2009, the losses can’t continue.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed “Joey Ballgame”, Joe Thurston, to a minor league deal so their middle infield problems are solved. Well, not exactly. Instead, what we seem to have here is the 2009 version of D’Angelo Jimenez – without the major league service time.
The cost of acquiring Brian Fuentes or any other Type A free agent went up due to the Cardinals’ decision to not offer Braden Looper arbitration. Is it part of a bigger plan?
The St. Louis Cardinals seem to be pushing special ticket deals more furiously than ever before. Is the economy a factor?
Mark Mulder is supposedly making progress in his recovery. The St. Louis Cardinals should run screaming in the other direction. Better yet, they should encourage the Cincinnati Reds to get into the game for the perennially-rehabbing lefty. It seems only fitting.
Former St. Louis infielder Ken Oberkfell remains loyal to the New York Mets as many Cardinals fans remain loyal to him.
Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle is not counting the St. Louis Cardinals out of the 2009 National League Central race, though he sees the local Astros at risk of hitting bottom.
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The St. Louis Cardinals did not offer contracts to lefty relievers Randy Flores and Tyler Johnson, making them free agents, saving money and opening roster spots. Infielder Aaron Miles was also cut loose. Could the Twins and Nick Punto (pictured) partially be to blame? How might the Cards fill the openings?
Brian Walton relives the loss of Anthony Reyes as the St. Louis Cardinals lose Luis Perdomo and Cody Haerther and add Russ Haltiwanger in the Rule 5 Draft.
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Albert Pujols and the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team will train near the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida and will play each other in a March 5 exhibition.
Brian Walton’s responses to reader questions submitted via email. (Click on the page title, “Cardinals Mailbag”, to view the mail items and responses.)
Brian Walton notes the St. Louis Cardinals are saving money by re-using minor league uniforms.
Brian Walton relays Cody Haerther’s goodbye to St. Louis Cardinals fans as he moves to Toronto via the Rule 5 Draft.
Brian Walton is wondering if St. Louis Cardinals reliever Randy Flores will be given his walking papers on Friday.
Brian Walton looks in on the relationship between St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and top prospect Colby Rasmus.
Lists of some of the top current St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers and past major leaguers. (Remember to click on the title to see the entire post.)
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