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2017 Schedule
83-79, 3rd in NL Cent
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1dBradford Doolittle

Hot stove stock watch: Cardinals

The upside to the Cardinals disappointing 2017 season is that it motivates them moving forward. An impact player tacked onto this baseline would put them back near baseball's elite tier.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

If you're in the Springfield, Illinois, area, there is a very cool exhibit on display on the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Fandom between the two franchises are split in this part of the country.

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2dTravis Sawchik, Special to ESPN.com

One key move for the Cardinals this offseason

With a crowded 40-man roster, the Cardinals have the assets to acquire a big bat, so why not get the best one available?

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3dAssociated Press

Carpenter among 19 Hall of Fame ballot newcomers

Chris Carpenter is among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame. Ballots are due Dec. 31, and results will be announced Jan. 24.

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3dDan Szymborski

Finding the best spot for Giancarlo Stanton

If you're in a division with the Cubs at their best, at some point you have to take a big risk to keep up, but The Stanton of Pitching would be a better big add for the Cardinals than The Stanton of Reality.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán and Alex Cora being honored today in Puerto Rico.

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Keith Law

Juan Nicasio among bargain free agents

Pirates pitching whisperer Ray Searage couldn't make Nicasio into a viable starter, but that, some health and maybe getting out of Coors a few years ago made him a solid right-on-right relief option.

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9dDavid Schoenfield

Will Alex Reyes be baseball's next superace?

Reyes was ready for the rotation this year, but Tommy John surgery in February wiped out his season. We'll see if he still has that power 94-98 fastball when he returns.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton has not expressed an unwillingness to accept a potential trade to Boston or St. Louis, according to a source familiar with the slugger's thinking.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán me dijo en exclusiva que estaría interesado en la vacante de dirigente de los Yankees. A continuación la cita de nuestra entrevista uno a uno después de anunciar oficialmente su retiro: "Yo personalmente pienso ese es un puesto fenomenal; un puesto de impacto increíble. No solamente para los peloteros que ya yo tuve la oportunidad de compartir con ellos, sino para uno seguir haciendo cosas positivas. Al final del día, sí. Uno tiene que escuchar, porque no todos los días esa vacante está disponible para buscar manager en las Grandes Ligas. Imagínate, Joe (Girardi) estuvo ahí 10 años. Uno nunca sabe, las oportunidades que Dios nos brinda, y si tengo (la oportunidad de entrevistar), no la voy a descartar."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltran told me that he would be interested in interviewing for the Yankees manager position. Here's Beltran's quote from our exclusive one-on-one interview after officially announcing his retirement: "I personally think that's a great job; a position with an incredible impact ... it's not every day that there are vacancies available for managing in the Major Leagues. Just think of this, Joe Girardi was there for 10 years. You never know, there are opportunities that God gives us, and if I get an opportunity (to interview) I will not rule it out."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán announces he's retiring. Beltrán had a 20-year MLB career, playing for seven different teams, and just won his first World Series ring with the Houston Astros.

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11dJeff Sullivan

Will Paul DeJong deliver bigger things in 2018?

In 2016, Aledmys Diaz came out of nowhere to play short for the Cardinals before retreating back into the fog. DeJong gives off a similar vibe.

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Wainwright wins Silver Slugger Award

Cardinals P Adam Wainwright was announced as a National League Silver Slugger Award winner on Thursday. The award honors the best offensive player at each position in each league. Wainwright posted a .262 batting average with two home runs and 11 RBIs en route to his first career Silver Slugger win.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs76113th
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3348th
Slugging Percentage.42617th
Earned Run Average4.0110th
Quality Starts79Tied-6th
WHIP1.3011th
BAA.25312th

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