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Cardinals | Randal Grichuk rehab update

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:53:49 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals OF Randal Grichuk (elbow), who missed time late in the 2015 season due to a right elbow injury, is expected to resume throwing late next month.

Fantasy Tip: Grichuk said he feels strong and expects to be completely healthy by the time spring training camp opens. He hit .276 with 17 home runs and 47 RBIs in 103 regular-season games and should be available in the middle rounds of drafts for NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBS Sports 920 Radio - Brian Stull

Cardinals | Chris Davis perks Cardinals' interest

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:12:28 -0800

Free-agent OF/1B Chris Davis (Orioles) has perked the interest of the St. Louis Cardinals, who have had discussions with his agent, Scott Boras, according to sources. The Cards are intrigued by Davis' ability to play first base, third base, right field and left field.

Fantasy Tip: Davis' power translates anywhere, but he could lose some luster leaving the hitter-friendly Camden Yards. He'll be a high-end outfielder to target in traditional drafts no matter where he signs.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jon Paul Morosi

Cardinals | Matt Holliday has no restrictions

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:43:42 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) said he has no restrictions or pain, but he's still not doing full-fledged leg workouts. Holliday also admitted he came back too early from his first quadriceps strain last season. "The first time, I was just back too early," Holliday said. "I felt like I could manage it, but I knew I was still at some risk. I felt I can run at 80% and the minute I lost my mind and just out of instinct in that game against the (Cincinnati) Reds trying to (avoid) the close double play, I just instinctively took off. It popped right away. They thought it wasn't as bad as the first one, but after further evaluation it was worse than the first one. The second time I waited a lot longer and made sure I didn't feel I was at risk."

Holliday also said he doesn't feel like he's a different hitter after only hitting four home runs last season. "I know I haven't quite had the power that I had," Holliday said. "It's in there. I'm going to get after it a little bit earlier in the cage this year and see if I can do some things. I don't look at myself as a different hitter. I don't think I am. I have goals of hitting the ball hard and hitting it in the gap and getting on base and swinging at good pitches. All of that is the same as before."

Fantasy Tip: Holliday will be 36 this season and he could come at a discount with the dearth of youthful outfielders in the game. Holliday's power has dipped two years in a row and was on pace to dip again last season before the injuries. So know what you're drafting in the top portion of the median at the position.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Derrick Goold

Cardinals | Mark Buehrle could be headed to STL

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 11:54:36 -0800

If free-agent SP Mark Buehrle (Blue Jays) decides not to retire during the offseason, the St. Louis Cardinals are likely to be his landing spot for the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: It is unknown how much interest St. Louis has in the 36-year-old left-hander but he is originally from St. Charles, Mo., and grew up as a fan of the Cards. He went 15-8 with a 3.81 ERA in 32 regular-season starts for Toronto in 2015 but did not pitch during the playoffs.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Toronto Sun -- Bob Elliott

Cardinals | John Lackey set for free agency

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:36:55 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey rejected the St. Louis Cardinals' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer Friday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey posted a career-best 2.77 ERA in 2015, which is rare for a 36-year-old hurler, and he also maintained a respectable 1.21 WHIP and 7.2 K/9. Lackey's fantasy value for the 2016 campaign will largely depend on where Lackey signs during the offseason, so check back for updates. However, it is unlikely he repeats his 2015 numbers next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Derrick Goold

Cardinals | Jason Heyward rejects qualifying offer

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:25:54 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jason Heyward rejected the St. Louis Cardinals' one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer Friday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward will be a coveted outfielder in the real game this offseason, but seasonal players will want to be skeptical about the favorable hype that has followed his fantasy stock around since he entered the league. After all, the outfielder has topped 20 homers and 80 RBI just once in his career. Still, Heyward posted a .318/.397/.469 slash line in the second half this year and he has stole 20 bases in consecutive seasons. Expect Heyward to be a polarizing fantasy commodity entering the 2016 season, but he's a commodity who can chip in all five fantasy categories.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Derrick Goold

Cardinals | St. Louis interested in Ben Zobrist

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:08:59 -0800

Free-agent 2B Ben Zobrist (Royals) is drawing interest from the St. Louis Cardinals on a multi-year deal.

Fantasy Tip: Zobrist mainly appeals to fantasy owners because of his positional versatility as a middle infielder or outfielder. His average will keep you afloat, and he has double-digit home run power, but beyond that is a rather boring commodity. In deep mixed leagues, though, his versatility is extremely useful in the mid to late rounds.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Cardinals | Lance Lynn has serious surgery

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:06:30 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn (elbow) had emergency Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Nov. 10, to fix a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. He also had the ulnar nerve transposed and bone chips removed during the procedure. Lynn went 12-11 with a 3.03 ERA in 2015 and had three straight seasons of 30-plus starts.

Fantasy Tip: This is a big blow to St. Louis' rotation entering the 2016 season, as Lynn will miss all of next year. You can obviously ignore Lynn for the 2016 season. The biggest beneficiary will likely be young prospect Marco Gonzales, with Adam Wainwright a question mark after missing most of the 2015 season and John Lackey a free agent. Gonzales is certainly worth considering in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cardinals | Carlos Martinez expected for spring

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:39:00 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez (shoulder) is expected to be ready for spring training. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold said on MLB Network's "Hot Stove" Tuesday, Nov. 10, that Martinez is working out five days a week in Jupiter, Fla. The irritation has subsided from his right rotator cuff, and he's on a program that emphasizes flexibility and core strength. Martinez is working on strengthening the muscles around the shoulder as well as his legs. The organization feel it's time for him to rely less on his arm strength and understand that he needs total body strength to get through the season.

Fantasy Tip: Martinez is one of the brightest young arms in baseball, and he'll likely come off the board in the SP3 range in fantasy drafts. Those drafting him will inherit the risk of this shoulder issue.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Derrick Goold

Cardinals | Alex Reyes suspended

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:09:54 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Alex Reyes was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse. Reyes said he tested positive for marijuana. Reyes struck out 151 in 101 1/3 innings at Single-A and Double-A this past season.

Fantasy Tip: Reyes could have possibly made it to the majors this season, but that appears grim right now. He's still worth stashing in dynasty leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cardinals | Jason Heyward, John Lackey land offer

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:55:26 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals impending free-agents OF Jason Heyward and SP John Lackey were extended one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offers Friday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward will be an outfielder to target in the tier between the elite and midrange outfielders in drafts. Lackey is a solid midrange grab, but where he lands will have an impact on his fantasy value.

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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia returning to St. Louis

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:31:17 -0800

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia's 2016 option for $11.5 million was exercised by the team Monday, Nov. 2.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia showed well in 2015 with a 2.43 ERA, 3.00 FIP and a 1.05 WHIP through 129 2/3 innings. His 6.7 K/9 leaves a lot to be desired, though. Still, pitching for a solid ball club should help his win total, so Garcia can help fantasy owners in three of the four standard categories for starters. He is worth a look in the late rounds of drafts entering the 2016 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Cardinals | STL expected to keep Jaime Garcia

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 11:14:51 -0800

The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to approve the $11 million mutual option on SP Jaime Garcia for the 2016 season. If the team had declined the offer, he would have received a $500,000 buyout.

Fantasy Tip: Garcia went 10-6 with a 2.43 ERA in 20 regular-season starts for the Cards in 2015. The 29-year-old left-hander has had difficulty staying healthy but should be a middle or back end of the rotation option for fantasy teams in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Joe Strauss

Cardinals | St. Louis wants Jason Heyward back

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 06:23:59 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals impending free-agent OF Jason Heyward is a player the Cardinals would like to re-sign this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Heyward likely will receive interest from several teams this offseason and should receive a lucrative contract. Heyward has not hit more than 20 home runs since 2012 but has stolen at least 20 bases in each of the last two seasons. Heyward likely will be a middle-round option in mixed leagues next season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jenifer Langosch

Cardinals | Stephen Piscotty may play 1B

Sat, 24 Oct 2015 06:13:48 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Stephen Piscotty could see most of his playing time at first base next season if the team is able to re-sign impending free-agent OF Jason Heyward.

Fantasy Tip: Piscotty played well after being called up from the minor leagues in July and finished the regular season with a .305 batting average, seven home runs and 39 RBI. Piscotty could be a middle- to late-round draft pick in most mixed leagues next season.

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St. Louis Cardinals Player News

Adams Matt 1B
Ahmady Alan 3B
Alvarado Henry OF
Anna Dean 2B
Araujo Jorge OF
Balbuena Starling INF
Bean Steve C
Beatty C.J. OF
Becher William 1B
Beltre Braulin P
Beras Andres OF
Berg Jeremy P
Bergman Joseph INF
Bighames Tyler P
Blair Seth SP
Bourjos Peter OF
Bova Christopher P
Broome Mark 3B
Browning Barret RP
Burton Adam C
Butler Keith RP
Bynum Freddie INF
Caple Chance P
Carpenter Matt 3B
Castillo Juan C
Cazana Amaury OF
Cerda Matt 3B
Chavez Marcos INF
Christianson Ryan C
Church Ian OF
Cishek Steve RP
Collier Logan P
Constantino Chris 3B
Cooney Tim SP
Cordell Brent C
Corrigan Chris P
Costanzo Drew OF
Cresse Brad C
Cruz Tony C
Cutler Charlie C
Daley Gary P
de la Cruz Carlos OF
DeJesus Antone OF
Delgado Ramon P
Della Rocco Chris P
DeQuin Benji P
Derba Nick C
Diaz Aledmys SS
Dobson Sean OF
Dove Dennis RP
Easley Edward C
Ehrlich Adam C
Fanning Collin OF
Fiske Justin RP
Flores Ron P
Franco Santo P
Fritsche Josh P
Fryer Eric C
Garcia Erik C
Garcia Greg 2B
Garcia Isaias 2B
Garcia Jaime SP
Gast John SP
Gaub John P
Gibson Chris OF
Gonzales Marco SP
Gonzalez Fernando P
Gonzalez Jonathan P
Gonzalez Jose C
Gonzalez Juan P
Gotay Ruben 2B
Grant Jessen P
Greenwood Nick RP
Grichuk Randal OF
Haerther Cody OF
Hanson Travis INF
Harris Mitch P
Harrison Vince INF
Hatley Marcus SP
Henley Tyler OF
Herbert Samuel OF
Hernandez Grabiel SS
Herrera Juan INF
Heyer Kurt P
Heyward Jason OF
Hirsh Matthew P
Holliday Matt OF
Huffman Chad OF
Jay Jon OF
Jimenez Charllan P
Johnson Mark L. C
Kelly Carson C
Kozma Pete SS
Landin Jaime SS
Lara Edgar OF
Lemmerman Jake SS
Littrell Corey P
Lynn Lance SP
Lyons Tyler SP
Maiques Ken P
Maness Seth RP
Manning Charlie P
Marcelli Brandon C
Marmol Oliver INF
Marte Victor RP
Marti Amaury OF
Martin Brian OF
Martinez Carlos SP
Matheny Tate OF
Matias Carlos SP
McCully Nick P
McElroy C.J. OF
McGuire Deck SP
Medrano Ronald P
Mejia Alex SS
Mercado Oscar SS
Michael Matt P
Molina Yadier C
Montero Dennis P
Montero Jesus X. C
Moss Brandon 1B
Moylan Dan C
Myers Al P
Nazario Iden P
Norrick Tyler P
O'Neil Mike OF
Obrey Kainoa INF
Ohlman Michael C
Ortega Rafael OF
Parish Brian P
Pelt Charlie 1B
Pena Alex P
Pena Yedilson P
Peralta Jhonny SS
Perez Oneli P
Pham Tommy OF
Pina Leobaldo INF
Piscotty Stephen OF
Plummer Nick OF
Reyes Alex P
Rivera Francisco OF
Rodriguez Starlin 2B
Rosenthal Trevor RP
Rowland Robby P
Sanchez Danilo C
Scherer Matthew P
Schweitzer Jared 3B
Scruggs Xavier 1B
Segundo Jefferson P
Serrano Andres P
Shepherd Matthew INF
Sherman Steve OF
Shorey Mark OF
Siegrist Kevin RP
Sillman Mike P
Smith Donnie P
Smith Ross OF
Socolovich Miguel RP
Stambaugh Jonathan P
Stanley Cody C
Stock Robert P
Stoppelman Lee P
Swagerty Jordan RP
Swinson Mike OF
Tartamella Travis P
Taveras Oscar OF
Thomas Kevin P
Tilson Charlie OF
Toops Brady C
Tubb Austin P
Tuivailala Sam P
Valera Cesar SS
Van Slyke A.J. OF
Villanueva Dail P
Voss Jay P
Wacha Michael SP
Wainwright Adam SP
Walden Jordan RP
Walton Sam RP
Weaver Luke P
Weffer Jose P
Wilson Josh M. P
Wisdom Patrick 3B
Wong Kolten 2B
Wright Justin P

Franklin Ryan TO
Ilsley Blaine TO
LaRocque Gary TO
Lilliquist Derek PC
Mabry John TO
Maloney Chris TO
Matheny Mike MAN
McGee Willie TO
Mozeliak John GM
Mueller Bill TO
Niemann Randy TO
Oquendo Jose TO
Warner Pop TO

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