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100-62, 1st in NL Cent
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Cueto should be on the Cards' radar

With Lance Lynn undergoing Tommy John surgery and John Lackey a free agent, St. Louis needs to add to its rotation. David Price is enticing, but Johnny Cueto may make more sense for the team. Cueto's potential landing spots

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Cardinals sign Pena to be Molina's backup

Veteran C Brayan Pena got a two-year, $5 million deal to serve as Yadier Molina's backup. Pena batted .273 with a career-best .344 on-base percentage in 86 games for the Reds last season.

Will the Cards spend big this winter?

With a new TV deal set to kick in in 2018, St. Louis is expected to see a big boost in revenue soon. That has some wondering whether the Cardinals may try to land a premier free agent or two this offseason. MLB rumors roundup

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Peralta is majors' No. 10 shortstop

Jhonny Peralta is slowing down some at age 33 but not enough for Buster Olney to leave the Cardinals shortstop off this elite list. Top 10 shortstops (Insider)

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Matt Carpenter is majors' No. 4 at 3B

Buster Olney is impressed with how the Cardinals third baseman used his detailed knowledge of the strike zone to improve his power hitting during the 2015 season. Top 10 third basemen (Insider)

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Will Cards address lack of thumper?

Buster Olney notes St. Louis succeeded yet again in 2015 despite lacking an elite power threat. Such a bat is available in free agency in Chris Davis. MLB notes (Insider)

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Status check: Where each team stands

Jim Bowden writes that despite being the only team in baseball to win 100 regular-season games in 2015, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak needs to either re-sign Jason Heyward or bring in an impact bat like free-agent 1B Chris Davis to make a splash next season. The other 29 teams (Insider)

Can Weaver put it all together?

Luke Weaver's fastball spiked in velocity during Fall League play. Can he command his secondary pitches and live at the bottom of the strike zone? If so, he might have a future in St. Louis' rotation. Arizona Fall League recap (Insider)

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Where will Chris Davis end up signing?

Slugger Chris Davis should have an opportunity to stay with the Orioles, but he also figures to be heavily pursued by the Cardinals and Astros.

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Teams lining up for John Lackey?

Of course, the Cardinals would love to bring their ace from last season back, but they'll be facing stiff competition from other clubs. Which teams have reportedly checked in on Lackey? MLB rumors roundup

Could Chris Davis be a Cardinal? (2:07)
Will Jason Heyward get $200 million? (2:34)
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Quiet Cy Young pick on the rise in St. Louis

Cardinals hurler Carlos Martinez, 24, should be among MLB's top 35 starters next year. But since he shares a league with Clayton Kershaw, Jake Arrieta and possibly Zack Greinke, his dark horse candidacy is very dark indeed. Sleeper 2016 Cy Young picks (Insider)

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NL Manager of the Year voting

  • Joe Maddon, Cubs: 18 first-place votes, 124 points
  • Mike Matheny, Cardinals: 9 first-place votes, 87 points
  • Terry Collins, Mets: 3 first-place votes, 49 points

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Mike Matheny had it rougher than anyone

Given everything that happened to this team in 2015, the Cardinals had no business winning 100 games. The confidence Matheny instilled in his remaining players kept the Cardinals an NL Central juggernaut. Manager of the Year: The case for Matheny

Lineup help needed in St. Louis

With Jason Heyward likely to leave as a free agent, the Cardinals are looking for bats this offseason. The team has already identified another free agent as its priority, Buster Olney writes. Biggest holes on contenders (Insider)

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Should Matheny be Manager of the Year?

A panel of 25 ESPN baseball experts were asked who they think should be named NL Manager of the Year. How many votes did Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny receive? ESPN picks

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What is Heyward's projected worth?

Jason Heyward is incredible in right field. But is noteworthy outfield play paired with a decent presence at the plate worth a contract over $175 million? How much are top free agents worth? (Insider)

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How much will it take to get Lackey?

Age tends to mean much less for a pitcher than for a hitter. But, will age affect 37-year-old John Lackey's potential contract? How much are top free agents worth? (Insider)

Another year, another injured starter

Last year, it was Adam Wainright. This year, the Cards lose Lance Lynn to Tommy John surgery. How will St. Louis cope this year? "Maybe it's time to be more aggressive," said GM John Mozeliak. GM meetings takeaways

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Where will Davis mash in 2016 and beyond?

There aren't many teams in need of a first baseman, but longtime GM and ESPN Insider Jim Bowden still expects free agent Chris Davis to land a deal worth around $120M. Best fits: Orioles, Cardinals and Rockies. Top 50 FA projections (Insider)

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Jim Bowden's projection for Cueto

With his medicals checking out, Johnny Cueto's value should be boosted by his dominant performance in Game 2 of the World Series. Best fits: Royals, Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, Red Sox, Reds, Cards. Top 50 FA projections (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25312th
On Base Percentage.32113th
Slugging Percentage.39423rd
Earned Run Average2.941st
Quality Starts1061st

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