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Cardinals Acquire Brandon Moss

Jul 30, 2015 11:46 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have finalized a trade for Brandon Moss.

St. Louis will send left-handed pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to the Cleveland Indians to complete the deal.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Indians Close To Trade Involving Brandon Moss

Jul 30, 2015 8:44 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals are nearing a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Brandon Moss, according to a report.

Cleveland wants to get a pitching prospect in return and likes 2013 first-round pick Rob Kaminsky.

Moss, 31, is hitting .217/.288/.407 in 375 plate appearances this season.

Paul Hoynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, FOX Sports Reach Lucrative TV Deal

Jul 30, 2015 8:03 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have reached a new television deal with Fox Sports Midwest that will guarantee the team more than $1 billion.

The organization and local broadcast partner are expected to announce a new, 15-year agreement Thursday morning.

The new deal will begin with the 2018 season, continue to feature as many as 150 televised regular-season games, and also provides the Cardinals with a minority stake in the network.

"This does give us a great deal of stability over the next 15 years and does so in a market that has been shifting," chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. said. "It has a nice increase in rights fees as well as the equity component and as a whole it will allow us to remain as competitive as we have been with our payroll, with our spending in the international markets, with our activity in amateur markets and other ways we have invested in development. We have certainty going forward."

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies

Jul 28, 2015 12:28 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals discussed acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies before the shortstop was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Tulowitzki is very friendly with Matt Holliday.

St. Louis could have played Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals, Brewers Have Discussed Adam Lind

Jul 27, 2015 3:44 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have had discussions with the Milwaukee Brewers about acquiring Adam Lind.

Milwaukee is reportedly willing to part with Lind, who is hitting .285/.365/.500 in 359 plate appearances this season.

Lind is owed $7.5 million this season and his contract carries a $500,000 buyout of his $8 million option for 2016.

The Cardinals are still looking for a replacement at first base for Matt Adams.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cardinals Get Steve Cishek From Marlins

Jul 24, 2015 4:41 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired reliever Steve Cishek from the Miami Marlins.

St. Louis sent Double-A pitcher Kyle Barraclough to the Miami for the right-hander.

Cishek is 2-6 with three saves and a 4.50 ERA this year. The 29-year-old struggled and was sent down to Double-A earlier this season, but had an 0.71 ERA in 13 games since returning to Miami in mid-June.

Associated Press

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Adam Wainwright Pitches At Daughter's Softball Game

Jul 21, 2015 4:49 PM

The pitching machine failed at his daughter's young softball game on Monday, so Adam Wainwright took the mound and pitched.

Wainwright is working his way back from a torn Achilles and still hopes to return to the St. Louis Cardinals this season.

SI.com

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Misc Rumor

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Union Monitoring Whether Cardinals Hacking Affected Player Market

Jul 16, 2015 7:00 AM

As the federal investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals continues for hacking into the computer database of the Houston Astros, the player's union has an interest to learn whether any information obtained may have affected a player's market.

If the Astros kept notes on free agents -- in terms of how they valued them, etc. -- the Cardinals could have used that information to adjust bids accordingly.

"As you know that investigation is ongoing," union head Tony Clark said. "We've have been connected to baseball throughout and we'll have an understanding or appreciation once that investigation completes itself as to what all happened there. We have bits and pieces and some understanding, but at this point in time, from what we understand, that concern isn't there (that a market was manipulated). Doesn't mean it may not be there when all is said and done, based on the information we get, but right now it's not there."

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor

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Ryan Braun Replaces Matt Holiday For NL All-Stars

Jul 12, 2015 8:34 PM

Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun is an All-Star for the first time since his 2013 steroid suspension.

Braun was named to the National League All-Star team Sunday to replace injured Cardinals outfielder Matt Holiday.

Dodgers rookie Joe Pederson will replace Holliday in the NL starting lineup.

ESPN.com

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Matt Holliday Won't Play In All-Star Game

Jul 11, 2015 11:35 AM

Matt Holliday will not play in the All-Star Game because of the quadriceps injury that has sidelined the slugger for more than a month.

John Mozeliak announced Friday that Holliday would not be activated from the disabled list this weekend, making the left fielder ineligible to play in Tuesday's All-Star Game in Cincinnati.

Holliday has hit .303/.417/.421 for the St. Louis Cardinals this season.

ESPN

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, All-Star, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Cardinals Left Fuming Over Game-Tying Hit In Loss To Cubs
The Cardinals are upset that Addison Russell's game-tying single was called fair on Tuesday night.

ESPN

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Cardinals Fire Scouting Director Amid Scandal
The Cardinals have fired scouting director Chris Correa, the first known fallout from the hacking scandal that has resulted in a federal investigation into whether the team illegally got inside the pl

Associated Press

Jason Heyward Finding Swing With Cardinals
Jason Heyward, 25, was traded to the Cardinals this past winter but he struggled the first two months of the season.

Derrick Goold/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Astros Haven't Received Subpoena As Part Of Federal Investigation
The Astros say they did not receive a subpoena as part of the government's investigation into the hacking of their private database and computer systems.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

FBI Struggling To Pinpoint Who Hacked In Astros' System
FBI agents are struggling to pinpoint exactly who within the Cardinals organization repeatedly hacked into the Astros' closely guarded baseball intelligence network.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

Report: Cardinals Hacked Astros As Early As 2012
The initial New York Times report indicated that the Cardinals first hacked the Astros player database in 2013.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Cardinals Chairman: 'Rogue' Behavior To Be Punished
Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. blamed "roguish behavior" for the team's involvement in the alleged hacking of the Astros' player personnel database.

ESPN

Adam Wainwright Hopes To Return This Season
Adam Wainwright, who underwent surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon on April 30, hasn't given up on pitching for the Cardinals in 2015.

ESPN

Cardinals: Anyone Involved In Hacking Will Be 'Held Accountable'
Cardinals chairman and CEO William O. Dewitt Jr. and general manager John Mozeliak have issued statements on the hacking scandal that came to light on Tuesday.

Chris Cwik/Yahoo! Sports

Report: FBI Focusing On 4-5 Cardinals Employees In Hacking Scandal
The FBI investigation of the Cardinals for allegedly hacking into the database of the Astros is expected to end soon, according to people familiar with the situation.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

FBI Traced Astros' Data Breach To Florida House
The FBI is investigating the Cardinals for possibly breaching the Astros' computerized database and stealing information, according to a New York Times report.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Yadier Molina, John Lackey Have Heated Exchange In Dugout
Yadier Molina and John Lackey had a heated exchange in the dugout during the Cardinals' win over the Twins on Monday night.

ESPN

Cardinals Under Investigation By FBI For Hacking Astros' Database
The attack represents the first known case of corporate espionage in which a professional sports team has hacked the network of another team.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

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