BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters | Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry guys. The former Cardinals All-Star explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals — outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about this … Read more

Clay Holmes blows another save to sink the Yankees in a loss to the Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more

Clay Holmes blows another save to sink the Yankees in a loss to the Cardinals

The Yankees would have found a way, during the first half of the season, to win the game they played Friday night. This is not the first half of the season anymore. Closer Clay Holmes struggled for a second straight appearance, coming in in the eighth inning and giving up an infield hit, a walk … Read more

MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline did not disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, … Read more

Addition of two starters means Andre Pallante is going to the Cardinals’ bullpen St. Louis Cardinals

Six into five means rookie Andre Pallante, who pitched shutout ball for eight innings in his previous start, is going to the Cardinals’ bullpen. Since Pallante beat Washington 5-0 on Sunday, the Cardinals have added left-handers Jose Quintana and Jordan Montgomery to the rotation, giving them six starters when only five are generally needed. Quintana … Read more

Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it certainly was the biggest. But his form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the … Read more

First Pitch: Cardinals postponed due to rain, set for double-header Thursday as make up | Cardinal Beat

The Cardinals Wednesday evening game against the Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up Thursday at 12:15pm as part of a double-header with the originally scheduled game still taking place at 6:45pm. ________________________________________________________________ Starting the day winners of four of their last five games, the Cardinals now sit … Read more

Cardinals notebook: As trade pursuits continue, were talks with Nats caught on camera? | St. Louis Cardinals

WASHINGTON — With the season in full swing and team officials scattered around the country, not consolidated in the same hotel for a few December days, it’s rare for executives to be able to meet face to face for negotiations at the trade deadline. Let alone have that meeting caught on camera for live TV. … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more