Is Peter Bourjos trade bait?
Although he hit just .245 over 47 games for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, Randal Grichuk was the team's choice to man right field in each and every one of their playoff games.
Making the transition from reliever to starter doesn't always come off without a hitch, but the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping that Carlos Martinez can handle the change in roles for 2015.
Last season, Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals played in 142 games, yet he hit two fewer home runs than he did in 2014, despite almost 250 more plate appearances.
The St. Louis Cardinals are probably very happy that James Shields didn't sign within the National League Central, but there may be another reason why his joining the San Diego Padres rather than say, the Chicago Cubs, is a good thing for the club.
Are the St. Louis Cardinals pulling out of the race to sign James Shields? That seems to be the case, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Philadelphia Phillies have stated that they are not actively shopping Cole Hamels at this time. Nevertheless, the general feeling around the league seems to be that the pitcher could still very well be dealt at some point in the next six months.
Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals should not be expecting to be cheering on the likes of Max Scherzer, James Shields or Cole Hamels in 2015. At least, that's the message that the organization wants to get across right now, that there aren't going to be any major additions to their starting rotation.
Lance Lynn, who ranks in the top three among National League pitchers in wins since 2012, agreed to a $22 million, three-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
The Detroit Tigers haven't completely shut the door on the possibility of Max Scherzer coming back to their rotation for 2015 and beyond, but with each passing day, it is looking less and likely for this story to end with a happy reunion of pitcher and team.
While there's a train of thought that the San Francisco Giants may yet make a move to acquire another starting pitcher for their 2015 rotation, there's no reason to believe the team won't stick with what they've currently got in the clubhouse to start the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals rotation for 2015 still has a lot of question marks, with Adam Wainwright and Jaime Garcia coming off of surgeries and Michael Wacha having some shoulder issues of his own.
When the St. Louis Cardinals made their trade with the Atlanta Braves to get outfielder Jason Heyward, they also acquired reliever Jordan Walden as part of the package.
With the signing of Mark Reynolds to a one-year contract last week, the St. Louis Cardinals feel like they've made all the moves that they need to make before the start of the 2015 season.
The baseball world has gathered in San Diego for what should be a few days of frenzied activity – assuming Jon Lester makes up his mind. “Here's the deal.