BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys.” The former Cardinals All-Star had explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about … Read more

MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline did not disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, … Read more

Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it certainly was the biggest. But his form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the … Read more

Cardinals notebook: As trade pursuits continue, were talks with Nats caught on camera? | St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON — With the season in full swing and team officials scattered around the country, not consolidated in the same hotel for a few December days, it’s rare for executives to be able to meet face to face for negotiations at the trade deadline. Let alone have that meeting caught on camera for live TV. … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: Pursuits of Juan Soto, Frankie Montas forcing Cardinals into uncomfortable position

In Seattle, a city famous for rainy winters, the acquisition of Luis Castillo required a perfect storm. A stacked farm system, an intense motivation and an ultra-aggressive general manager all were necessary for the Mariners to outbid the Dodgers, Yankees and other clubs for the most prized starting pitcher on this year’s trade market. The … Read more

Updated: Cardinals’ Goldschmidt, Arenado won’t go to Toronto because they are unvaccinated | St. Louis Cardinals

CINCINNATI — The fact that his two best players, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, won’t be available to him in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday doesn’t upset Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol at all. At least that’s what he was saying Sunday after the announcement was made that his two stars had chosen not to be … Read more

Updated: Cardinals’ Goldschmidt, Arenado won’t go to Toronto because they are unvaccinated | St. Louis Cardinals

CINCINNATI — The fact that his two best players, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, won’t be available to him in Toronto on Tuesday and Wednesday doesn’t upset Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol at all. At least that’s what he was saying Sunday after the announcement was made that his two stars had chosen not to be … Read more