Matt Holliday is 36 and coming off an injury-plagued season, but the Cardinals need him healthy and driving the ball if they want to succeed.
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Randal Grichuk's time is now
With both Jason Heyward and Jon Jay gone, the Cardinals have to hope that Grichuk becomes a reliable source of run production this year, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)
The Cardinals passed on signing any free-agent outfielders and look ready to give Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty every opportunity to succeed.
Standout group made the Hall in 2014
Featuring three first-ballot players in Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and three iconic managers in Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, the Baseball Hall of Fame class of '14 is among the best of all time. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes
Adding the DH to the NL would allow for St. Louis to get veterans -- like Matt Holliday -- into the lineup while giving them a day off in the field.
With another foe -- this time the rival Cubs -- stirring things up in the NL Central, the Cardinals are trusting their approach will keep them on top.
St. Louis native Mark Saxon is going back to his roots as ESPN.com's new Cardinals team reporter.
Several teams figure to make a run at Bryce Harper when he hits free agency, and the list could include the Braves, Cards, Jays, Astros and Dodgers.
Cardinals to be conservative with Molina
St. Louis doesn't have a clear answer on what Yadier Molina's capabilities will be upon his return from thumb surgery. But the team will likely take a cautious approach, especially with Brayan Pena under contract. Injury updates (Insider)
Diaz to St. Louis this year?
While Aledmys Diaz will likely open the season at Triple-A Memphis, an eventual move to St. Louis could be in the cards for the shortstop prospect in the near future. MLB rumors roundup
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN that he did not mean to give the impression during his comments at last week's owners meetings that NL clubs want to adopt the designated hitter.
The key to Carlos Martinez's success
Martinez enjoyed a breakout season in 2015, thanks in large part to his highly effective slider, which ranks as one of the top pitches among starters in baseball. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)
The NL Central is a division filled with haves and have-nots. And one of those haves -- the Cubs -- has its share of interesting players to watch.
Report: Rosenthal says no extension talks
Having avoided arbitration with the Cardinals last week, Trevor Rosenthal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the subject of a multiyear contract extension never came up during negotiations. MLB rumors roundup
Don't sleep on the Cardinals in 2016
The Cubs might be getting all the headlines as the season approaches, but St. Louis still has a good team and a history of success. Buster Olney ranks manager Mike Matheny's group among the game's best. Top 10 teams (Insider)
New Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh has been fined 10 million won ($8,300) for breaking South Korean gambling laws by betting around 40 million won ($33,000) at a Macau casino.
Upton makes sense for Cardinals
Given St. Louis' struggles on offense last season, Jim Bowden thinks Justin Upton would fit nicely in right field for the Cards. Fits for free agents (Insider)
Cardinals looking for catcher depth
In case Yadier Molina hasn't recovered from his thumb surgery by Opening Day, St. Louis is reportedly looking to add depth at the catcher position. MLB rumors roundup
Carlos Gonzalez to the Cardinals and Jay Bruce to the Tigers are two of four trades Jim Bowden would like to see before spring training.
Heyward on Cards: Happy they'll miss me
New Cubs OF Jason Heyward didn't want to get in a war of words with his former Cardinals teammates. "When it comes down to leaving a team, if they're happy to see me leave, then I didn't do my job right. I'm just kinda happy that somebody's gonna miss me when I'm gone."
The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to one-year contracts with closer Trevor Rosenthal, reliever Seth Maness and first baseman-outfielder Brandon Moss, avoiding salary arbitration.
The owners of the Blues and Cardinals, amid the Rams' pending departure -- and a raucous reaction from fans -- wore jackets of each other's teams Thursday during a ceremonial puck drop.
Cardinals' outfield solid as is
St. Louis might still make an addition before the season starts, but a group of Randal Grichuk in center, Stephen Piscotty in right and Matt Holliday in left would be among the best in the game, according to Buster Olney. Top 10 outfields (Insider)