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Cardinals trade Joe Kelly and Allen Craig for John Lackey

OK, stop me if you've heard this before: John Mozeliak: Mike, you got a minute? Mike Matheny: Yeah. Take a seat. John Mozeliak: You can't start Craig in right tonight. You'll have to start Taveras. Mike Matheny: Yeah, I don't want to go fifteen rounds, Mo. The lineup card is mine, and that's all. John Mozeliak: That lineup card is definitely yours. I'm just...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Trade deadline

As the trade deadline rapidly approaches this afternoon, St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak began making some big moves for pitchers. The Cards landed 2013 All-Star righty Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians yesterday. In exchange for Masterson, the Indians acquired outfield prospect James Ramsey. After the lack of pitching due to injuries, it’s no surprise...
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

OUT: Joe Kelly & Allen Craig; IN: John Lackey

The Cardinals made a trade today before the deadline, acquiring starting pitcher John Lackey for outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly. From the Post-Dispatch: Cardinals players appeared stunned and shaken by the news upon arriving at Petco Park for today’s 2:40 p.m. game against the Padres. I guess the good news is that they actually showed up for the game today as opposed...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Improve by Adding Lackey, Subtracting Craig

Wondering if the Cardinals felt good about Michael Wacha‘s shoulder or Shelby Miller‘s general existence? Wonder no more, because less than 24 hours after picking up Justin Masterson from Cleveland, they’ve now added John Lackey from Boston, for the not-insignificant price of Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. Yesterday morning, the St. Louis rotation looked something […]
Via Fangraphs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals trade Kelly, Craig to Red Sox for RHP Lackey

ST. LOUIS -- John Lackey beat the Cardinals last year in the World Series, and now he's going to join them. Allen Craig and Joe Kelly couldn't beat the Red Sox, so now they're going to join them. Continuing to bolster their rotation with veterans, the Cardinals acquired the right-handed Lackey from the Red Sox in exchange for Craig and Kelly, two mainstays on last year...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade John Lackey to St. Louis Cardinals

Today is the MLB trade deadline, and we have already seen Jon Lester be sent to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes.  Hours later, the Boston Red Sox have also traded John Lackey, this time to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig!  The Cardinals acquired Justin Masterson yesterday.  Lackey signed with the Red Sox back in the Winter of 2009, agreeing to a $82.5mil...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masterson Deal Stays In Line With The ‘Cardinal Way’

After many days of non-stop prognosticating regarding what direction the Cardinals would direction their steps would take heading into the trade deadline, the club finally made its move, acquiring pitcher Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians. And while the days leading into today’s deadline saw them be associated with every big name arm either potentially or actually available...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians trade Justin Masterson to Cardinals

The Cleveland Indians have agreed to a trade that will send right-hander Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals, according to’s Peter Gammons. The Indians are trading Justin Masterson to the Cardinals — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) July 30, 2014 Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports St. Louis is sending outfield prospect James Ramsey to Cleveland in return. Masterson...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Adam Wainwright a future Hall of Famer?

It seems to be common knowledge that some players across Major League Baseball are an easy choice as first ballot Hall of Famers, people like Derek Jeter, Ichiro, Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera. Then there are others who may have to wait but eventually get in, such as Adrian Beltre. Some of them are still young, like Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Craig Kimbrel, but are all...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More Cardinals trade rumors: Pitching, pitching and more pitching

The non-waiver deadline is only a day away and the Cardinals remain linked to various starting pitchers.  Joe Strauss has a nice article explaining why starting pitching is the focus for the Cards, while the offense continues to struggle.  He lists Jon Lester, Cliff Lee, A.J. Burnett, Cole Hamels, Ian Kennedy, Justin Masterson and David Price as the pitchers that the team is at...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals and Jon Lester trade rumors heating up as quest for a starter continues

While yesterday we learned that the Phillies have made Cole Hamels available and that the Cardinals are interested, today's trade rumors surround Boston's Jon Lester.After getting a good return in the Jake Peavy trade to the Giants, the Red Sox are apparently willing to consider trading rotation stalwarts Jon Lester and John Lackey, according to Alex Speier of WEEI. Jim...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting for Second Basemen: A look at the top five second basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

Twice a year, I like to look at the depth of each position in the Cardinals organization. What I like to do is to rank them based on which players have the best chance of having an impactful major league career. This is not about who is closest to the majors, we are looking for MLB impact players. In this case, we are looking for a player who could step into the starting role at...
Via Cardinals Farm
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which St. Louis Cardinals player would you hate to see traded the most?

I originally wanted to title this post, “Which Cards player is off-limits the most?” Problem with that is, many reasonable fans would realize that no player is off-limits. If the right deal was proposed, you would be willing to part with that one “untouchable” prospect. I also chose this question because the trade deadline is this week, and there is a great chance the Cardinals...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Thoughts on MLB’s mid-season top 20 prospect list

On Sunday night, unveiled their mid-season top 100 prospect list for all of Major League Baseball. Within that, they released top 20 lists for each team. Click HERE to view the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. Here is how ranked the Cardinals’ mid-season top 20. In parentheses is the player’s rank in the overall top 100. Oscar Taveras (2) Stephen Piscotty (57...
Via Cardinals Farm
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kapler: Cardinals ‘should go after David Price’

Two key losses for the St. Louis Cardinals in July opened the door for two specific moves to happen before the July 31 trade deadline. First was replacing catcher Yadier Molina , who will be sidelined until at least September with a sprained thumb. General Manager John Mozeliak filled that void by signing veteran free agent A.J. Pierzynski before [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
4 days ago  |  1 Comment
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