Stunning trade sends Craig, Kelly to Red Sox
Stunning trade sends Craig, Kelly to Red Sox
In a stunning deadline deal on Thursday, the Cardinals sent Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, to the Red Sox in exchange for right-hander John Lackey,
Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians
Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians
The Cardinals moved to fill their need for a starting pitcher on Wednesday by acquiring Justin Masterson from the Indians in exchange for Double A outfielder James Ramsey.
Game Report: Padres 12, Cardinals 1
Game Report: Padres 12, Cardinals 1
The Padres erupted for eight runs in the seventh inning, the biggest inning against the Cardinals this season, en route to the blowout win Wednesday night in San Diego.
Tony La Russa's Hall of Fame induction speech
Tony La Russa's Hall of Fame induction speech
Read Tony La Russa's speech as he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Fear of failure was biggest motivator for La Russa
Fear of failure was biggest motivator for La Russa
A fear of failure motivated Tony La Russa from the day he first began managing in the majors - a career that Sunday will be capped by his induction into Baseball's Hall of Fame.
Cardinals should not be included in draft lottery
Cardinals should not be included in draft lottery
Other teams had a very valid reason to be upset this week when the Cardinals received an extra pick in next June's amateur draft through the competitive balance lottery.

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Stunning deadline trade sends Kelly, Craig to Red Sox for Lackey

In a stunning deal completed before the trade deadline on Thursday, the Cardinals sent two popular players, Joe Kelly and Allen Craig, to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for right-hander John Lackey, 

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Cole Hamels should be at top of list of Cardinals' trade options

The Cardinals likely will be linked to every available starting pitcher before Thursday's trade deadline, but the one they should be focusing their attention on is the Phillies' Cole Hamels. 

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Fear of failure biggest motivator behind Tony La Russa's success

A fear of failure motivated Tony La Russa from the day he first began managing in the major leagues all the way until his final game - a career that will be capped on Sunday when he is inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame. 

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Baseball's competitive balance lottery isn’t working as intended

Other teams had a very valid reason to be upset this week when the Cardinals received an extra pick in next June's amateur draft through the competitive balance lottery.

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Cardinals find themselves in a quandary about Oscar Taveras

They may not want to admit it, but the Cardinals find themselves in a bit of a quandary when it comes to Oscar Taveras and what his role on the team should be.

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Game Report: Rays 3, Cardinals 0

Alex Cobb doubled in the first run of the game and struck out 10 batters in seven innings, scattering five hits, to lead the Rays over the Cardinals Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.

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Game Report: Rays 7, Cardinals 2

The Rays scored five runs against Adam Wainwright in the fifth inning on two hits, an error, a hit batter and two walks en route to the win over the Cardinals Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. 

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Ten biggest questions facing Cardinals as second half begins

A look at the 10 biggest questions facing the Cardinals as the second half of the season gets underway on Friday night, beginning with what kind of performance can be expected from Tony Cruz?

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Rob Rains on Springfield, Mo. Radio Jock98.7 with Ned Reynolds

Rob Rains is a regular visitor to Jock98.7 in Springfield, Mo. with Ned Reynolds and company. To hear the interview click the audio recorder.

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Cards first-half review - surprises, mysteries, disappointments

A look back at the surprises, both good and bad, the mysteries and the disappointments in the first half of the Cardinals' season.

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