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BenFred's 5: No reason for Cardinals to rush Molina contract extension

Does anyone really think Molina would go elsewhere? Does anyone really think the Cards would let him? If the answer to both is no, and it is, then a multi-year extension seems premature and unnecessary, especially for a team that has been guilty of baking too much optimism into recent contracts. Read more


Encore for Wainwright: Cardinals, longtime ace agree on one-year deal for 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The preference, even as he hi… Read more


Quick Hits: Cards' message growing stale? Friction over Flaherty's future? Which starters are legit targets?

Check out the hot topics in baseball writer Derri… Read more


Hummel: Are free-agent signings in the Cards? Don't hold your breath

No surprise here: Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel sets the Cardinals' chances of signing any of the Big Three (Cole, Rendon, Strasburg) at 0 to 3 percent. But what about lefty starters Bumgarner and Keuchel, or righty Odorizzi? Power-hitting 3B Moustakas? In-house candidate Ozuna? Read more


Without a tell-tale target, Cardinals start GM meetings open to 'options,' still talking to Ozuna

An 'option' available to the Cardinals is the sweet spot of the free-agent market: starting pitching, at every price point. General manager Michael Girsch says the club is open to adding muscle to that strength. Read more


Hochman: Shildt's midseason defense of Cardinals proves prophetic

“This is a very tough division. We’d love to be 1… Read more