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Pujols Upset He Lost Out To Howard For MVP

Albert Pujols thinks he was snubbed.

The St. Louis Cardinals' slugger is upset he lost out to Philadelphia's Ryan Howard for the National League MVP award, saying Wednesday the honor should go to someone on a playoff team.

Via AP

LaRussa Still Supports McGwire

Most people do not expect Mark McGwire to make the Hall of Fame this season because of steroid suspicion, but his former manager, Tony LaRussa, continues to support him.

"I've believed in him from day one. I still believe in him," the St. Louis Cardinals manager said Tuesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

Only one in four people who will vote for the Hall of Fame expect to vote for the slugger.

"It would be two in five then. I'd make it two in five," La Russa said. "I can't answer for anybody else, what priorities they give and how they weigh stuff. I know what my personal opinion is, and that's the way it stays."

Via AP

Cardinals Sign Kennedy And Wells

Adam Kennedy signed a three-year deal on Tuesday to play second base for St. Louis, reuniting him with Eckstein, his old Anaheim teammate. The 30-year-old keystone minder spent the past seven seasons as an Angel, four of those with Eckstein as the man to his right.

The Cardinals also filled another of the openings on their roster on Tuesday, signing right-hander Kip Wells to take one of the vacant spots in their starting rotation. Wells, 29, was most recently a Texas Ranger but is best known to the Cardinals from four-plus years pitching for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Via MLB.com

Cardinals Re-Sign Spiezio

Scott Spiezio and the Cardinals agreed to a $4.5 million, two-year contract on Thursday, keeping one of the team's top reserves with the World Series champions.

The deal includes a club option for 2009.

Via AP

St. Louis Splits Record $20.02 Million For Beating Detroit

The Cardinals cashed in at the World Series, earning more money than any other team in history.

St. Louis split $20.02 million for beating the Tigers. A full share of that was worth $362,173, the commissioner's office said Thursday. That was nearly $40,000 more than what White Sox players received last year.

Via AP

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