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  1. Mike Matheny says Matt Holliday “is trying to grind” through knee injury

    Aug 18, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Holliday is having the worst season of his career at age 34, posting career-lows in batting average (.260), slugging percentage (.407), and OPS (.769) while hitting just 12 homers in 119 games.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  3. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 20, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Matt Carpenter walked, Kolten Wong singled, Matt Holliday singled, and Matt Adams homered as the Cardinals plated four runs before Dodgers starter Zack Greinke could even record an out Saturday in an eventual 4-2 victory at a sold-out Busch Stadium.

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 12, 2014, 8:56 AM EDT

    Francisco Rodriguez AP

    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including another loss for the Brewers.

  5. After sacrificing two top prospects, the A’s are now all in for 2014

    Jul 4, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

    Billy Beane

    Billy Beane gets a jump on the trade market by parting with Addison Russell, Billy McKinney.

  6. Cole Hamels explains frustration, discusses future

    Jun 23, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    “I was really just trying to get all of my anger out.”

  7. Randy Choate got the win after throwing one pitch

    Jun 14, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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    Pitcher wins are the best stat ever.

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes Jose Bautista

    Eight wins in a row have the Blue Jays jumping for joy.

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT

    Al Alburquerque

    Well, that’s something you don’t see every day.

  10. Theo vs. Evil Empire: How the Cubs move on from the Tanaka fallout

    May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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    The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.

  11. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Ryan Braun

    A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.

  12. 2014 Preview: St. Louis Cardinals

    Mar 30, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The St. Louis Cardinals. The Big Question: Another World Series run? The Cardinals have made the playoffs 10 times since 2000 and…

  13. Orioles sign former first-round pick Brett Wallace

    Mar 23, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

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    MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have reached agreement on a minor league contract with first baseman Brett Wallace, who was given his release by the Astros earlier this month. Wallace, a first-round pick of the Cardinals in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft, was the centerpiece of the July ’09 trade that sent Matt…

  14. Cardinals send stud prospect Oscar Taveras to the minors

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Oscar Taveras‘ recovery from last year’s ankle surgery has gone much more slowly than expected and has recently led to hamstring problems as well, and today the Cardinals optioned the 22-year-old stud outfield prospect to minor-league camp. That means Taveras will begin the season at Triple-A–and possibly on the Triple-A disabled list–after initially having at…

  15. Astros release one-time top prospect Brett Wallace

    Mar 12, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Brett Wallace

    Brett Wallace, who ranked as one of Baseball America‘s top 40 prospects in back-to-back seasons as a minor leaguer, has been released by the Astros after hitting just .242 with a .704 OPS in 311 games through age 26. At one point Wallace looked like a good-hitting third baseman, but his defense required a shift…

  16. Brett Wallace clears waivers, gets camp invite

    Feb 12, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that first baseman Brett Wallace has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He will be in Astros camp this spring as a non-roster invitee, hoping to earn back his 40-man roster spot. Wallace was designated for assignment by the Houston front office last week to…

  17. Matt Holliday is anti-PED, but he is cool with Jhonny Peralta

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:03 AM EDT

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    Matt Holliday has been one of the more outspoken anti-PED players in baseball. He has called for tougher penalties and has been harsh when asked to talk about the PED cheats.  But he does have a capacity for forgiveness too. At least with respect to a new teammate: When it comes to Jhonny Peralta, his new St.…

  18. Cardinals will be back … and often

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

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    It’s going to be a somber plane ride back to St. Louis for the Cardinals following Wednesday night’s World Series ouster at Fenway Park, but these birds will be playing on big stages for years and years to come. There may not be a team in baseball that is better-poised for an extended run of…

  19. World Series, Game 6: Cardinals-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Lineups for Game 6 at Fenway Park … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday DH Allen Craig C Yadier Molina 1B Matt Adams 3B David Freese CF Jon Jay SS Daniel Descalso SP Michael Wacha With a right-hander on the mound Cardinals manager Mike Matheny goes back to his usual lineup,…

  20. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny not doing his team any favors

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

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    It started with the lineup: Mike Matheny chose to go with Shane Robinson in center field in Game 5 and had him bat second, with Carlos Beltran dropping into the cleanup spot. On the surface, it didn’t seem like a great move. Maybe it would have turned out better had leadoff man Matt Carpenter gotten…

  21. Jon Lester’s mastery, efficiency carry Red Sox to edge of glory, push Cardinals to brink

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

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    ST. LOUIS — We thought of Game 1 as a battle of aces. It didn’t turn out that way. Game 5, however, gave us what we had been expecting. Adam Wainwright vs. Jon Lester and this time they were both on their game. But Jon Lester was better than Wainwright and, just as importantly, was…

  22. Matt Holliday homers to tie things up in Game 5 vs. Red Sox

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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    We’re all tied up in Game 5 of the World Series. After the Red Sox grabbed an early lead on an RBI double from David Ortiz in the top of the first inning, the Cardinals evened things up in the bottom of the fourth inning when Matt Holliday took Jon Lester deep for a long…

  23. Lineup change suggests Cardinals are ready for small ball

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT

    Shane Robinson

    If you did a million World Series simulations last week — and I assume someone out there probably did — Game 5 almost surely ended up being the lowest scoring contest of the bunch. It’s simply a rematch of Game 1 with Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright facing off again, but this time it’s in…

  24. World Series, Game 5: Red Sox-Cardinals lineups

    Oct 28, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Three

    Lineups for Game 5 at Busch Stadium … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury 2B Dustin Pedroia 1B David Ortiz LF Jonny Gomes RF Daniel Nava 3B Xander Bogaerts SS Stephen Drew C David Ross SP Jon Lester Shane Victorino is out of the lineup again with a back injury, so Daniel Nava replaces him in…

  25. At least Kolten Wong has someone to talk to about that game-ending pickoff play

    Oct 28, 2013, 7:53 AM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Matthew gave us Kolten Wong’s side of the story on that game-ending pickoff play last night. Here’s history’s side of the story. Via an email from my friend Mark Armour, I am reminded of another World Series pickoff play. It didn’t actually end a game, but it did end the last good chance for the…

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