12/11/2013 | Cardinals continue to canvas infield market
The Cardinals have made their pitch to several free-agent infielders and now will wait to see if any of them are willing to join an organization where regular playing time is not being promised.
12/11/2013 | Committee agrees with Matheny on plate collisions
Shortly after Mike Matheny stood before members of the Playing Rules Committee and articulated the effect concussions have had on his life, the Cardinals manager watched as Major League Baseball took a step forward toward banning home-plate collisions.
12/11/2013 | Cards increasing efforts in international market
Though the Cardinals continue the process of increasing their presence and operations internationally, general manager John Mozeliak suggested that the club still remains about a year away from potentially becoming serious players in those markets.
12/11/2013 | Cardinals sign Minor League pitcher Castro
The Cardinals did not remain completely quiet at this week's Winter Meetings, as they did add to their Triple-A depth by signing right-handed pitcher Angel Castro to a one-year contract on Wednesday.
12/10/2013 | Cards garnering better understanding of market
While the Cardinals remain transaction-free so far in their Winter Meetings stay, general manager John Mozeliak said they have accomplished some of their information-gathering objectives.
12/10/2013 | Bell set to become Cards' assistant hitting coach
The Cardinals are in the process of finalizing an agreement that would bring David Bell to St. Louis as the team's next assistant hitting coach. General manager John Mozeliak chose not to comment on those negotiations while meeting with the media on Tuesday, but he did confirm that the rest of the Cardinals' Major League staff will be returning in 2014.
12/10/2013 | Matheny helping lead charge vs. collisions at plate
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, along with Giants manager Bruce Bochy, will lead a discussion on Wednesday urging Major League Baseball's general managers and managers to eliminate home-plate collisions.
12/10/2013 | Mozeliak reacts to delay in Memphis vote
A day after the Memphis City Council delayed its vote on the Cardinals' proposal to purchase their Triple-A affiliate, Cards general manager John Mozeliak said he is "still optimistic we can find a way to get this done."
12/10/2013 | Molina, Craig honored with GIBBY hardware
The obstruction call heard 'round the world was celebrated again on Tuesday, as Allen Craig received a GIBBY for top Postseason Moment of 2013. Also taking home a GIBBY was Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, once again voted the game's top defender.
12/9/2013 | Vote delayed again on Cards' purchase of Redbirds
After debating for nearly four hours on Monday night, the Memphis City Council again delayed its vote on a proposal that would permit the Cardinals to purchase the Triple-A Redbirds franchise and Memphis to take ownership of AutoZone Park. The Council will meet to discuss the issue again on Dec. 17.
12/9/2013 | Cards GM Mozeliak preaching patience at Meetings
A right-handed-hitting infielder remains atop the Cardinals' offseason wish list, but general manager John Mozeliak said he feels no pressure to ensure that a deal gets done during his four-day stay at the Winter Meetings.
12/9/2013 | Cards confident Taveras will be 100 percent by spring
Though top prospect Oscar Taveras has still not resumed running, a recent medical checkup by the Cardinals left the organization confident that Taveras will be 100 percent recovered from ankle surgery by the time Spring Training opens.
12/9/2013 | Cardinals Nation reacts to La Russa's Hall selection
Soon after Monday's Hall of Fame announcement, congratulatory messages poured in for Tony La Russa, whose 2,728 managerial wins are third most all-time behind Connie Mack and John McGraw.
12/9/2013 | La Russa's genius was getting players to believe
Tony La Russa's legacy will be that he won the third-most games in history (2,728), revolutionized the use of the modern bullpen, and consistently put guys in a position to succeed. But his real genius was dealing with players, getting them to focus and to believe.
12/9/2013 | History says big trades can happen anywhere
Big trades can happen anywhere, and a crowded hotel bar is certainly no exception. Walt Jocketty and John Schuerholz settled into a couple of cocktails and some good conversation the first night of the 2003 Winter Meetings at the New Orleans Marriott, laying the groundwork for a deal that would involve J.D. Drew, Jason Marquis and Adam Wainwright.
12/9/2013 | La Russa, Torre, Cox going into Hall of Fame
Former managers Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday by a unanimous vote of the Expansion Era Committee.
12/8/2013 | Cards set to add McCarver to broadcast team
As first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, FOX Sports Midwest is nearing completion of a deal that would add Tim McCarver to the Cardinals' broadcast booth in a limited role next season.
12/8/2013 | St. Louis heads to Winter Meetings with pieces in place
Often the setting for some of the offseason's biggest signings and swappings, the Winter Meetings kick off on Monday as an encore to the frenzied week of activity that preceded it.
12/6/2013 | Cards could take a look at complementary pieces
When general manager John Mozeliak and Co. gather in their suite next week, they'll find an offseason checklist that has already been substantially dented. It does not mean the Cardinals will necessarily be silent at the Winter Meetings. But they also will not arrive inclined to have to act.
12/5/2013 | Inbox: When will prospect Taveras be deemed ready?
When will Oscar Taveras arrive in St. Louis? How will that impact the rest of the roster? Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch opens up the Inbox.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Vote on Redbirds' sale delayed until Monday
The Memphis City Council, citing insufficient time to review all the necessary documents, on Tuesday delayed voting on a proposal that would lead to the Cardinals taking ownership of their Triple-A affiliate and Memphis assuming control of AutoZone Park. Council members agreed to reconvene for a special session on Monday to finish discussing the issue and take a vote.
12/2/2013 | Axford a free agent after Cards don't tender contract
Unwilling to pay the salary John Axford would have commanded in the arbitration process, the Cardinals non-tendered the right-handed reliever Monday. As a result, Axford becomes a free agent a little more than three months after the Cardinals acquired him in an trade with Milwaukee.
12/1/2013 | As deadline nears, Axford unlikely to be tendered
The Cardinals entered the offseason with six arbitration-eligible players. Two -- David Freese, Fernando Salas -- have since been traded. Another (Rob Johnson) was taken off the 40-man roster last month. That leaves the Cardinals with three more tender decisions, all of which must be made by Monday's 10:59 pm CT deadline. Outfielder Jon Jay and infielder Daniel Descalso are arbitration-eligible for the first time. Reliever John Axford is in his second year of arbitration eligibility.