It’s Official: Rafael Furcal traded to the Cardinals

The Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a a deal that would will bring shortstop Rafael Furcal to St. Louis before Sunday's trade deadline.The Cardinals are likely to also receive cash in the deal, and they will be sending a minor-league outfielder who is not on the 40-man roster to the Dodgers.Furcal should join … Continue reading It’s Official: Rafael Furcal traded to the Cardinals

Cardinals Getting Close in Deal for Furcal

The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers were in serious negotiations Saturday on a trade that would send shortstop Rafael Furcal and cash to St. Louis, according to a source close to the situation.The Cardinals have been looking to upgrade at shortstop for some time, and the Dodgers have been listening to offers to … Continue reading Cardinals Getting Close in Deal for Furcal

Pujols gets 2,000th career Hit

So here I was sitting at home enjoying the Cardinals beating the Cubs. Impressed with Edwin Jackson's pitching. My mind wanders and I begin to wish I was at the game, it was until the 8th inning that Albert Pujols hits a double off of Carlos Marmol and drives in a run for his 2000th … Continue reading Pujols gets 2,000th career Hit

Cardinals Closing in on a Shortstop

Well it looks like the Cardinals are not done trading yet. It was reported earlier that they are still going after Heath Bell, but it appears the Rangers are closing in on the Heath Bell sweep stakes. Since Ryan Theriot is slumping and happens to have the worse defensive numbers in major league baseball, the … Continue reading Cardinals Closing in on a Shortstop

Could LaRussa become the Whitesox Manager next Year?

This is a must read article written by Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune. This is a great read and some food for thought.Turning up the heat.It's usually not what you want to do in the middle of a Midwest summer. But that's exactly what the Cardinals have done.By trading the occasionally electrifying Colby Rasmus … Continue reading Could LaRussa become the Whitesox Manager next Year?

Hideki Irabu Found Dead

Former major league pitcher Hideki Irabu has been found dead near Los Angeles, according to the Kyodo News. Police are investigating the death as a possible suicide. Irabu was 42 years old.Irabu was a star with the Lotte Orions (now the Chiba Lotte Marines) in Japan before making the jump to Major League Baseball in … Continue reading Hideki Irabu Found Dead

Cardinals Searching for a Short Stop

This morning Ken Rosenthal tweeted that the Cardinals are looking for middle infield help. I thought to myself, who is out there that could help the Cardinals at this position? I then saw this by ESPN's Buster Olney, "several teams are showing interest in Dodgers infielder Rafael Furcal". The Dodgers would have to eat part … Continue reading Cardinals Searching for a Short Stop

Colby Rasmus Traded to the Bluejays

,Well it finally happened. The Cardinals traded Colby Rasmus, P.J Walters, Brian Tallet and Trever Miller to the Toronto Bluejays for Edwin Jackson, Corey Patterson, Octavio Dotel and Marc Rzecpzynski. Wednesday the Whitesox sent Edwin Jackson and Mark Teahen to the Jays for Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart. The deal needs to be approved through … Continue reading Colby Rasmus Traded to the Bluejays

Will Colby Rasmus be Traded or Not?

The rumors still continue to swirl in regards to Colby Rasmus. John Mozeliak continues to deny that the team will not trade Colby. This morning Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported that a AL official told him that the Cardinals are definitely shopping Rasmus, and may be asking for a lot in return. The … Continue reading Will Colby Rasmus be Traded or Not?

Trade in Works with Whitesox and Cardinals

Reports coming in regarding the Whitesox in talks with the Cardinals for Colby Rasmus. Looks like the Whitesox may trade Edwin Jackson and a minor league player in the deal. Matt Thornton's name has also been mentioned in the trade. There is also talk about a possible third team to facilitate the trade. Saturday afternoon … Continue reading Trade in Works with Whitesox and Cardinals