Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, reported earlier this month that the Mets had also contacted the veteran shortstop. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The former National League Rookie of the Year in 2000, signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Cardinals […]
There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million contract, so anyone can assume that maybe he is referring to that contract. But I have to agree with Aardsma, […]
Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a 50-game suspension due to his ties to Biogenesis. Not bad… Do PEDs, serve your 50 games, double your average annual […]
The Cardinals have acquired center fielder Peter Bourjos from the Angels in exchange for third baseman David Freese according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Outfield prospect Randal Grichuk will also go to the Cardinals while right-hander Fernando Salas goes to the Angels. Freese, 30, was the MVP of the 2011 NLCS and World Series. He batted .262 with nine homers and 60 RBI in an injury plagued season. Bourjos, 26, is a career .251 hitter with speed, stealing 41 bases […]
Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named American and National League Most Valuable Players tonight by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Mike Trout got five first-place votes and 282 points. Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs, was third. Cabrera, 30, is the first American Leaguer to win back-to-back MVPs since Frank Thomas in 1993 […]
The New York Mets today announced the franchise will salute U.S. service men and women with Military Mondays during the 2014 season at Citi Field with complimentary tickets, retail discounts and community outreach events. The Mets will celebrate the announcement of Military Mondays with Mr. and Mrs. Met marching alongside hundreds of veterans from the Wounded Warrior Project in America’s Parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. America’s Parade is the largest event in the country […]
Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports is reporting that right fielder Carlos Beltran is looking for a three or four year contract and is expected to reject Cardinals’ one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer. That’s probably what the cards were hoping he does as they get ready to usher in the Oscar Taveras era. Beltran, 36, is looking for a deal that will carry him to retirement and with a 3-4 year demand, it’s safe to say he […]
The obstruction call that ended in in a 5-4 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday night Maury Brown of Forbes.com said the broadcast drew 12.5 million viewers on FOX, up 19 percent over Game 3 in 2012 and ranking as the most-watched World Series Game 3 since 2009 based on Nielsen Media Research data. FOX averaged a 7.4 fast national rating for the game, up 21 […]
Red Sox vs Cardinals Sunday, 8:00 PM ET • Busch Stadium What a stunning way to lose Game Three of the World Series last night, as the Boston Red Sox fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 after a bizarre final play that culminated in an obstruction call on third baseman Will Middlebrooks. Despite the shocking finish and all the futile arguing by the Red Sox, the bottom line was that the umpires got it […]
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