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Cardinals purchased Cody Stanley's contract from Double-A Springfield.

This move was made to add Stanley to the Cardinals' 40-man roster. Stanley batted .283 with 12 homers and 43 RBI for Double-A Springfield this past season and could sniff the majors at some point in 2015.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

19 Nov, 04:59 PMSource

Keith Butler was outrighted to Triple-A Memphis.

With two unstellar performances to say the least for Butler in the majors last season, the Cardinals have decided he needs some more time in Triple-A.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

19 Nov, 04:57 PMSource

Cardinals have released OF Shane Robinson.

Robinson has been nothing more than a depth outfielder for the Cardinals over the past few seasons having split time between Triple-A and the Major League roster. He is just a .231 career hitter and will likely end up signing a minor league contract with another organization with an invite to spring training.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

18 Nov, 07:40 PMSource

The Cardinals acquire OF Jason Heyward, and RHP Jordan Walden from the Braves for RHPs Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

Well now this is quite the deal as we gear up for the impending GM winter meetings. The Cardinals are obviously still reeling from the loss of Oscar Taveras and Heyward, who is only 25-years old, has always been a solid power/speed combo. He even enjoyed his first 20-20 season back in 2012. But injuries have long been a problem for the outfielder and there's definitely some risk involved here for the Red Birds. The give up Miller, a 24-year old righthander, who stumbled a bit last year and failed to build off his 2013 season in which he won 15 games and posted a 3.06 ERA with a 2.96 K/BB. The Cardinals were concerned with his drop in strikeouts, though there is obviously plenty of value to be had. Both have incredible potential to be fantasy stars in the coming years, so consider them both when setting up your draft plans this year. Walden and Jenkins are simply throw-ins, though if you're in a league that counts holds, Walden could have some value.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Nov, 12:08 PMSource

Cardinals could field a different lineup next season without adding a single free agent. General manager John Mozeliak said Thursday he has discussed with manager Mike Matheny the possibility of bumping Matt Carpenter down from his traditional leadoff spot in an effort to bolster his club's offense.

Carpenter is a great OBP option at the top of the order, but the Cardinals would also be wise to take advantage of his extra base power potential in the second or third spot in the lineup. If Carpenter does move out of the leadoff position, John Jay and his career .359 OBP would be a good option at the top of the order. For those hankering to see Kolton Wong there, look to his .292 OBP from 2014 for the reason why he needs to work on his ability to reach first base before he becomes a legitimate leadoff option.
Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson  View Profile

14 Nov, 04:56 PMSource

Miguel Socolovich signed a minor league contract with the Cardinals. The deal includes an invite to spring training.

Socolovich spent last season with the Mets' triple-A affiliate where he put up respectable numbers. He had a 3.64 ERA in 51 appearances. He could make a run for a bullpen spot, but he has limited fantasy value until he can carve out a niche in their bullpen.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

12 Nov, 09:58 PMSource

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly working on a deal with free-agent pitcher Justin Masterson.

Masterson struggled last season, with a 5.88 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 4.50 FIP. Any team that signs Masterson will likely want a one-year deal to see if he can get back to his 2013 form, when he had a 3.45 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 193 innings.
Analyst: Steve Pimental  View Profile

12 Nov, 01:37 AMSource

Cardinals signed INF Dean Anna to one-year deal.

Anna has spent the bulk of his career toiling in the minors save for a short stint with the Yankees last season in which he hit .136 over a 12-game stretch. He'll serve as organizational depth for the Cardinals this season and will likely open the year in Triple-A.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

11 Nov, 03:35 PMSource

Peter Bourjos underwent right hip surgery last month to address a previously undisclosed hip impingement, according to general manager John Mozeliak.

The surgery was done to repair cartilage damage in the hip as well as alleviate some pain in the joint he had been experiencing on a regular basis. The Cardinals believe that he will be ready for spring training. While it probably sounds cold, the death of Oscar Taveras gives new hope for Bourjos to land a starting job with the team this season.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

7 Nov, 02:41 PMSource

Yadier Molina wins 7th consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove award.

4 Nov, 07:45 PM

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