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Cardinals exercised their option on John Lackey for next season.

This was an obvious move as Lackey due to a clause in his contract will pitch this upcoming season for $500,000 because he missed all of 2012 with Tommy John surgery. Lackey went 14-10 with a 3.82 ERA playing for the Red Sox and Cardinals last season.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

30 Oct, 02:32 PMSource

Oscar Taveras' agent is telling news reporters in the Dominican that Oscar Taveras was killed in a car wreck. 

Taveras was traveling with his girlfriend and crashed his red Chevy Camaro near Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. Taveras was one of the MLB's most talented young players and he had a chance to become one of the best hitters in the game -- after all, he won three minor league batting titles. The situation reminds of other baseball tragedies like Roberto Clemente and Nick Adenhart. We've lost a generational talent in Taveras and our thoughts and prayers are with those close to the departed.
Analyst: Spencer Silva  View Profile

While nothing has been confirmed yet, the fact that it is coming from his agent means that there could be some validity. If this is true, this would be absolutely traumatic news to the Taveras family, and the entire Cardinals organization. This is a story worth monitoring closely as Taveras was an intriguing young player in the St. Louis organization.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

26 Oct, 08:26 PMSource

Adam Wainwright underwent surgery Friday to remove bone chips in his right elbow, after seeking a second opinion this week in St. Louis.

The procedure was considered both necessary and minor. Wainwright should come out on top form this and will be ready to go for spring training. We'll track his progress through the offseason and see how he comes back, but it's tough to imagine ranking him outside of the top-five fantasy hurlers.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Oct, 04:26 PMSource

An MRI on the injured shoulder of Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha came back clean.

Wacha battled injury throughout the 2014 season but was still able to finish the season with a 3.20 ERA over 107 innings pitched. The Cardinals are hoping that rest will fix whatever is ailing Wacha, but we likely won't know if that will do the trick until early next spring. There is certainly a ton of upside surrounding Wacha, but it may be wise to hedge your bets until we get a clearer diagnosis on his shoulder.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

21 Oct, 10:33 PMSource

Cardinals will try to trade Randy Choate this offseason.

He saw his season unravel in June, but was able to pitch well in the later part of the year, reducing his inflated ERA down to 4.08 in September. As an extreme groundball pitcher he will find a taker this offseason.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

20 Oct, 08:29 PMSource

OF Jon Jay will have his wrist scoped this week. The recovery time is expected to be 6-to-8 weeks.

The goal is to make sure Jon Jay is ready for the start of spring training. The typical rehab for such a procedure takes 6-8 weeks. He batted .303 with a .372 on-base percentage in 140 games this season for St. Louis and should open 2015 as the Cardinals' primary center fielder.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

20 Oct, 01:16 PMSource

Adam Wainwright's elbow was examined on Friday. The Cardinals were optimistic about the results of the exam and he "should have a normal offseason".

There was likely plenty of tension in St. Louis as the Cardinals fell to the Giants and concerns were growing regarding Wainwright's elbow. It sounds as if everything is fine for right now but this is certainly something to keep in mind when plotting a draft strategy for next year.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

20 Oct, 12:08 PMSource

Matt Adams went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and an RBI on Thursday in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Adams struggled to hit for power in 2014 like he did in 2013, but the postseason was a different story. Adams slugged .533 over nine postseason games thanks to three home runs.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

16 Oct, 11:52 PM

Tony Cruz went 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, and two runs scored on Thursday in Game 5 of the NLCS.

Cruz delivered in place of the injured Yadier Molina, though it was not enough to stave off elimination.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

16 Oct, 11:49 PM

Michael Wacha took the loss in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday, allowing three earned runs on two hits and one walk over just one-third of an inning.

Thursday marked Wacha's first relief appearance in 2014 and his first appearance in these playoffs. Wacha will go back to the starting rotation next season, where he has a 3.07 ERA in 161 innings.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

16 Oct, 11:46 PM

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