Veteran St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina continues to improve each season. 2012 was no exception.
Veteran St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina continues to improve each season. 2012 was no exception.
Veteran right-hander Kyle Lohse made what appears to be his final St. Louis Cardinals season a memorable one.
Another major contributor to the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Championship missed most of 2012 due to a series of injuries.
The St. Louis Cardinals relied heavily on Chris Carpenter in 2011, but the veteran right-hander was unavailable for much of 2012.
The St. Louis Cardinals ninth-inning relief situation changed 180 degrees between 2011 and 2012.
The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals made an under-the-radar trade at the deadline that met their needs perfectly, adding reliever Edward Mujica.
The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals had a surprise standout at shortstop during the final weeks of the season – former first-rounder Pete Kozma.
New Chicago Cub Edwin Jackson and four other well-traveled starting pitchers share one prior fact – they are all former St. Louis Cardinals.
Twice, rookie right-hander Joe Kelly moved into the rotation for others and delivered for the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals.
A look back at some prominent St. Louis Cardinals to have worn the number 12 jersey.
The hot market for free agent pitching could improve the rotation bids of young St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers.
Four St. Louis Cardinals players will not be participating in catcher Yadier Molina’s charity events in Daytona Beach this weekend as expected.
Three current St. Louis Cardinals may play and two popular former Cardinals will be coaching in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Catcher Yadier Molina is assembling family and St. Louis Cardinals teammates for a charity softball game in Daytona Beach.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was involved in a Thursday afternoon automobile accident. Should any explanation be provided?
The St. Louis Cardinals are pleased with the progress shown by two injured players, but does that mean the club should stop looking for alternatives?
An unrealistic trade proposal sending Carlos Beltran to the New York Yankees apparently cooked up by a New York Post writer was rejected by the St. Louis Cardinals.
A look at the numbers indicates a 2012 National League Silver Slugger Award was given to the wrong outfielder.
If you were running the St. Louis Cardinals, would you be willing to give up one of your top pitching prospects for a shortstop? Would you have a choice?
Rick Ankiel is reportedly considering a return to the mound. Does he owe St. Louis rights of refusal? Should the Cardinals consider him?
Considering the St. Louis Cardinals’ roster alternatives if Jaime Garcia is out.
Adam Wainwright struck out 10 Washington Nationals, but his St. Louis Cardinals lost on Sunday.
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran hit a home run from each side of the plate on Sunday, a rare occurrence.
If St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is looking ahead to the National League Division Series, Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones doesn’t appear concerned about it.
The 2012 St. Louis Cardinals reached another offensive balance milestone on Saturday, this one in run production.
Vote on what you think would be an acceptable result from St. Louis Cardinals Chris Carpenter’s 2012 debut.
Five 2012 St. Louis Cardinals have 20 or more home runs, but one, catcher Yadier Molina, really stands out.
Looking at the top winning pitchers in recent seasons to evaluate one aspect of Kyle Lohse’s 2012 Cy Young Award candidacy.
Looking at several records set by Hall of Famer Stan Musial being approached by today’s MLB stars.
The St. Louis Cardinals have three hitters with 20 or more home runs and two more with 19. We look at how that distribution stacks up in team history.
Looking at runs scored against the St. Louis Cardinals by the catcher then behind the plate.
Looking into St. Louis Cardinal Jason Motte’s numbers compared to other MLB closers.
Why couldn’t the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals re-use a lineup trick first deployed by Tony La Russa in September 2000?
The identity of the tallest men to ever play second base for the St. Louis Cardinals may be very surprising. We’ve seen three this season alone.
Will Chris Carpenter return to starting in September for the St. Louis Cardinals? Who might his pitching partner be?
Wondering why the St. Louis Cardinals elected to promote shortstop Pete Kozma over Ryan Jackson on Friday.
The St. Louis Cardinals’ two best pitchers this season are heading for free agency this fall and next. Should the team try to lock up the second before losing the first?
St. Louis Cardinal Kyle Lohse has quietly put together one of the best seasons among National League pitchers.
Two of the St. Louis Cardinals biggest RBI men padded their totals on Sunday.
On Sunday, Jaime Garcia became the sixth left-hander in St. Louis Cardinals history to strike out at least 10 and walk no one in a game.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost Friday night for only the 18th time in team history when their opponent did not have a run batted in.
The St. Louis Cardinals will need to make a change to their rotation when Jaime Garcia returns on Sunday. Vote on your preference.
A look at some estimates at the costs involved in the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals keeping or not keeping reliever Octavio Dotel.
Wondering how much difference one short-duration member of the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals would have made to the 2012 club.
A couple of other comparative contact cases to consider in the context of Adam Wainwright.
Considering various timing and action alternatives by the St. Louis Cardinals regarding Adam Wainwright’s contract.
Looking at Adam Wainwright’s contract situation in comparison to other big deals across MLB.
Looking at the St. Louis Cardinals pitching prospect’s surprising jump from Double-A to the majors from multiple angles.
To begin his MLB career, the St. Louis Cardinals reliever has gone four games of 4 1/3 innings without allowing a single baserunner, tying a record.
The lengths to which Major League Baseball is going to generate interest in the All-Star Game have crossed the line, in my opinion.
Wednesday night marked the 17th time since 2000 that two different St. Louis Cardinals pitchers allowed home runs in the same inning.
Through 75 games, only one catcher in St. Louis Cardinals history had more home runs than does Yadier Molina this season.
Jaime Garcia’s health remains a concern for the St. Louis Cardinals. Vote on how to replace him if needed.
Carlos Beltran is approaching one of the 10 most productive Mays in recent St. Louis Cardinals history.
The St. Louis Cardinals have retired Tony La Russa’s number 10. Should Albert Pujols be similarly honored in the not-too-distant future?
Jake Westbrook did something Thursday that has occurred only 64 times prior – a St. Louis Cardinals pitcher stealing a base.
Can professional athletes and fans get too close to one another for their own good?
Two starters some fans wanted the St. Louis Cardinals to get rid of are leading the staff in the early going in 2012.
Philip “Perfect Game” Humber entered baseball’s history books on Saturday. Like Adam Wainwright, he is a Tommy John survivor, but one who took a long route to success.
Despite the current injury situation of the St. Louis Cardinals, their top first base prospect remains at Triple-A. I believe that is the right way to go – at least for now.
The top Scrabble-scoring names by decade in St. Louis Cardinals team history.
Excitement about St. Louis Cardinals prospect Matt Adams sent me back to the records to compare his Arizona Fall League results with Albert Pujols’ 11 years earlier.
On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals moved Lance Lynn from relieving to starting. Why did they wait for an injury to another?
A scan of national and local sportswriters’ opinions on the Yadier Molina contract and its potential impact on other impending free agent catchers.
If you were running the St. Louis Cardinals, would you have given catcher Yadier Molina a five-year, $75 million contract extension?
Why not let Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals work on a new deal without such a high level of sensitivity?
The many questions about recovering from significant off-season losses seem to be strengthening the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals’ resolve.
Former St. Louis Cardinals greats Stan Musial and Albert Pujols had some off-field financial similarities in their contracts.
A new Albert Pujols-related tempest has ensued over billboards in California.
Followers of the St. Louis Cardinals had differing views of catcher Yadier Molina’s update on his contract situation upon his reporting to spring training.
Despite reports to the contrary, the Topps Rally Squirrel baseball card does not replace Skip Schumaker’s regular 2012 card.
Readers can vote for salary and number of years making up their best contract offer to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
Now we can learn the inside story of Albert Pujols’ signing from the perspective of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Should Albert Pujols be kept out of the Hall of Fame if he was found to have lied about his age and identity?
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was recognized again for his 2011 post-season, this time by the New York chapter of the BBWAA.
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and shortstop Rafael Furcal are with their ex-teammate Albert Pujols in the Dominican Republic.
Readers can vote for their salary and number of years limits in their hypothetical offers for St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
What might we learn from a time in history when the St. Louis Cardinals got rid of the best catcher in the National League instead of paying him what he deserved?
Some final thoughts from this past weekend’s annual St. Louis Cardinals fan festival.
St. Louis Cardinals photos from Monday’s third and final session of the 2012 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.
Selected St. Louis Cardinals player photos from Saturday’s first day of the 2011 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch. Two executives are also included.
Left-handed pitcher J.C. Romero believes justice has been served by his lawsuit against several drug companies being settled out of court.
Seven lower-odds storylines possibly ahead for the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals. Or not.
Of the seven members of the St. Louis Cardinals pictured at the 2007 All-Star Game, not a one remains in his job today. A potential partial reunion in 2012 could be odd, to say the least.
A look ahead to the top projected stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2012.
A look back at the top projected stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2011 from one year ago.
St. Louis Cardinals’ superstar first baseman Albert Pujols left behind his only home as a professional for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The heavy underdog St. Louis Cardinals defeated the team with baseball’s best record, the Philadelphia Phillies, in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.
How important was the Colby Rasmus trade in helping the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals become World Champions?
Long-time Houston Astros star Lance Berkman enjoyed a career revitalization in St. Louis in 2011.
St. Louis Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese won the Most Valuable Player Award in both the National League Championship Series and the World Series.
Three rookie pitchers not on the roster to open the season contributed to the St. Louis Cardinals World Championship push.
How many clubs could lose one of their top two starters for the entire season and still win the World Series? The 2011 St. Louis Cardinals could and did.
The St. Louis Cardinals starting middle infielders to begin 2011 did not last the season, with more change likely for 2012.
Four veteran relievers began the 2011 season with the St. Louis Cardinals but they did not perform and were soon gone, replaced by younger men.
Eight different relievers collected saves and four of them lost the closers job, but the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals secured the conversions when they were needed the most.
The St. Louis Cardinals catcher had his top year as a hitter, though his defensive metrics were down. Oh yeah, his team won the World Series and he is heading toward free agency.
The St. Louis Cardinals and their veteran rotation anchor have good reasons to stay together for two more seasons.
The St. Louis Cardinals locked up their most promising young major league pitcher for as many as six years into the future.
Different St. Louis Cardinals fans are handling the aftermath of Albert Pujols’ change of baseball teams much differently.