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DeJong is runner-up in NL ROY voting
(MLB.com) Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong finished second to the Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, who garnered 30 first-place votes en route to winning the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Pittsburgh first baseman Josh Bell finished third.

DeJong's case for consideration was built not only on the offensive production he provided, but also on the stabilization he gave the Cardinals at a key defensive position. A team receiving underwhelming production at shortstop found its answer in DeJong, ...    [ More ]
Cards said to be in market for top-tier starters
(MLB.com) including free agents Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish, per MLB Network's Jon Heyman. However, the Cardinals will first seek trades for starting pitchers before pursuing any moves in the free-agent market.

Darvish and Arrieta are the top starters on the market, and will likely command lucrative long-term deals, which is why president of baseball operations John Mozeliak may be tempted to fill the club's voids via trade. Such options may include the Rays' Jake Odorizzi or Chris Archer, ...    [ More ]
Wainwright wins first Silver Slugger Award
(MLB.com) Amid all the accolades and recognition Adam Wainwright has garnered in his career for his work from the mound, the 36-year-old righty never stopped boasting about his bat. Winning a National League Silver Slugger Award, he has said for years, was something he had long coveted.

Now, the honor is finally his.

Seemingly snubbed from the list of winners a year ago, Wainwright was named by Louisville Slugger on Thursday as the top hitting pitcher in the NL for 2017. The annual ...    [ More ]
DeJong named NL Rookie of Year finalist
(MLB.com) Paul DeJong opened his Major League career in late May with a pinch-hit home run, a fitting prelude for what was to come from the standout shortstop.

DeJong is now being recognized for that breakout season, as he's been named one of three finalists for the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger and Pirates first baseman Josh Bell also were revealed as finalists during a Monday evening announcement on MLB Network.

The winner, which is ...    [ More ]
Lynn gets qualifying offer from Cardinals
(MLB.com) Though the Cardinals aren't expected to engage in long-term contract talks with free agent Lance Lynn, the organization did extend a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer to the right-hander before Monday's 4 p.m. CT deadline.

As a first-time free agent, Lynn is seeking a multiyear contract and is therefore not expected to accept the Cardinals' one-year offer. Officially, he has until 4 p.m. CT on Nov. 16 to make that decision.

o The new qualifying offer rules, ...    [ More ]
Cardinals release Rosenthal, allow All-Star closer to become free agent
(STLToday.com) ST. LOUIS?o Unsure how much he'd be able to pitch to pitch next season and unable to work out a palatable deal for them, the Cardinals released former All-Star closer Trevor Rosenthal on Monday and made the righthander a free agent, though he'll spend much of the coming year recovering from elbow surgery.

The Cardinals' move came late Monday as part of a fine-tuning of the 40-man roster -- a process that will continue in the coming weeks.

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Lynn, Oh, two other Cardinals declared free agents
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ST. LOUIS o The doors to the offseason have not yet flung open, but the shelves are starting to stock with available talent.

Lance Lynn, three other Cardinals, and a total of 149 major-league players became free agents at 8 a.m. St. Louis time on Thursday, by rule. With the end of the World Series comes the immediate declaration of free agents, and at the start of next week the bidding can begin after a five-day ...    [ More ]
Cardinals announce Spring Training schedule
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(MLB.com) excluding tickets for the March 2 game vs. Boston that will not go on sale until Jan. 27  and will be available for purchase in person at Roger Dean Stadium or online at www.cardinals.com or www.rogerdeanstadium.com. For more ...    [ More ]
Cardinals hire Mike Maddux as pitching coach, promote Eversgerd
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ST. LOUIS o Less than a week after the search for a pitching coach got complicated by an onrush of established candidates available and new teams in need of a hire, the Cardinals have landed the next coach they intend to lead their pitching staff.

Former Washington Nationals coach Mike Maddux will be hired as the Cardinals' next pitching coach, The Post-Dispatch has confirmed. The Athletic was the first to report ...    [ More ]
Yadi named NL Gold Glove Award finalist
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(MLB.com) Fans got a sneak peek at Major League Baseball's upcoming awards season on Thursday with the unveiling of the finalists for this year's Gold Glove Awards.

Each position receives three finalists from each league, and after the Gold Glove Award winners are chosen later this year, one player from each league will be named a Platinum Glove Award winner.

o Cast your vote for Best Defensive Player, more in 2017 Esurance MLB Awards

This year's Gold Glove Awards ...    [ More ]