Former St. Louis Cardinals head coach and longtime NFL offensive line coach Jim Hanifan has died at age 87. Hanifan passed away Tuesday evening at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Hanifan coached the Cardinals for six seasons, compiling a 39-49-1 record from 1980-85 that included a playoff appearance during the strike-shortened 1982 season.
Posted: November 26, 2020, 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Chicago White Sox will host the New York Yankees in the rescheduled Field of Dreams game at Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12.
Posted: November 23, 2020, 7:07 pm
His breaking ball rate increased by about a percentage point and his wOBA against breakers dropped by . He didn’t whiff quite as often, but his rate was still pretty bad. Pitchers, though, don’t just throw curve balls.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 5:00 pm
Parting is such sweet sorrow. So much so that the St. Louis Cardinals may prevent catcher Yadier Molina from leaving via free agency to sign with the New York Yankees. Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the club wants to re-sign both Molina and right-hander Adam Wainwright, “cornerstones of this era and 13 consecutive winning seasons.
Posted: November 19, 2020, 12:12 pm
The Cardinals made only one move Wednesday to protect a minor league player from next month’s Rule V draft by promoting promising catcher Ivan Herrera. The 20-year-old Panamanian joins Andrew Knizner as the only backstops on the roster, with 2020 catchers Yadier Molina and Matt Wieters free agents. The Cardinals have 38 players on their 40-man roster, including injured pitchers Dakota Hudson and John Brebbia, both of whom are likely to be out much, if not all, of next season.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 9:44 pm
When Rick Hummel speaks, Cardinals fans in St. Louis listen. And based on what the Hall-of-Fame columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said Monday during an online chat, catcher Yadier Molina won’t be signing with the New York Yankees. Catcher Gary Sanchez is coming off his worst season in the majors, hitting a career-low .
Posted: November 18, 2020, 4:06 pm
Before going too far down the dark and scary road of envisioning Molina and battery mate Adam Wainwright suiting up together for the Braves, remember that the notion of package deals usually are easier to suggest than secure. And remember that Tyler Flowers, the Braves’ secondary catcher, is the one who is a free agent now, not top Braves catching option Travis d’Arnaud. The latter, a Silver Slugger in 2020, is on the Braves’ books for $8 million next season.
Posted: November 18, 2020, 5:29 am
Of these four, Carlson is clearly the most promising, and Fowler will likely leave the team in free agency following the 2021 season. Thus, when thinking about the Cardinals future outfielder, it is possible to pencil Carlson into a starting spot, and leave Fowler off the roster. This leaves two outfield positions open for O’Neill, Bader, and any external acquisitions that the Cardinals make.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 5:00 pm
Here are five players for teams on a tightened budget to target this winter. Kolten Wong, 2B It was somewhat surprising that the Cardinals declined to pick up Wong’s $12.5 million option for next season. He was on his way to winning a second consecutive Gold Glove and has been the model for all that this organization does well—he makes contact, runs the bases well and plays great defense.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 4:00 pm
Man carjacked at gunpoint in South Loop: police About 10:35 p.m. he was sitting in his parked 2019 white Audi sedan in the first block of East 9th Street, when his car was surrounded by up to five people with guns.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 3:43 pm
Lindy McDaniel, an All-Star reliever who appeared in nearly 1,000 major league games over 21 seasons, has died. He was 84. Bill Chambers, longtime friend and fellow elder at the Lavon Church of Christ in Lavon, Texas, said McDaniel died of COVID-19 on Saturday night at an acute care facility in Carrollton, a Dallas suburb.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 2:32 pm
Lindy McDaniel, an All-Star reliever who appeared in nearly 1,000 major league games over 21 seasons, has died. He was 84. Bill Chambers, longtime friend and fellow elder at the Lavon Church of Christ in Lavon, said McDaniel died of COVID-19 on Saturday night at an acute care facility in Carrollton.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 2:20 pm
Like La Stella, he bats left-handed, makes a lot of contact, keeps the strikeouts low, and gets on base, but on top of that he’s the best defensive 2B in the majors. And now, after the St. Louis Cardinals declined his $12.5 million option, Kolten Wong is out there looking for a new home. On the offensive side of the ball, Wong is a notch down from La Stella.
Posted: November 17, 2020, 8:43 am