St. Louis Cardinals offseason 2013

A look at the St. Louis Cardinals' 2013 offseason, with news, rumors, and analysis.
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Will any Cards make the Hall? Well, probably not

The St. Louis Cardinals have several players on the Hall of Fame ballot, but they won't reach Cooperstown this year.

Will any Cards make the Hall? Well, probably not

The St. Louis Cardinals have several players on the Hall of Fame ballot, but they won't reach Cooperstown this year.

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Lance Berkman will get $10 million in Texas

The Texas Rangers paid Lance Berkman for 2013 nearly as much as the St. Louis Cardinals paid him for 2012.

Lance Berkman will get $10 million in Texas

The Texas Rangers paid Lance Berkman for 2013 nearly as much as the St. Louis Cardinals paid him for 2012.

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Which poet will be visiting Springfield, Illinois?

The 2013 Cardinals Caravan will leave St. Louis and venture as far as Tennessee. Are they coming to your town?

Which poet will be visiting Springfield, Illinois?

The 2013 Cardinals Caravan will leave St. Louis and venture as far as Tennessee. Are they coming to your town?

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Kyle Lohse is still on the bench

Kyle Lohse is still a free agent, just in case you haven't thought about him since the St. Louis Cardinals gave him an obligatory qualifying offer.

Kyle Lohse is still on the bench

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Kyle Lohse is still a free agent, just in case you haven't thought about him since the St. Louis Cardinals gave him an obligatory qualifying offer.

Royals sign Miguel Tejada in 2013

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You will be surprised to learn someone signed Miguel Tejada; you will not be surprised to learn who signed Miguel Tejada.

Kyle Lohse will sign somewhere, probably

Edwin Jackson apparently won't get four years in free agency. That should portend bad things for St. Louis Cardinals free agent Kyle Lohse.

Why Hiro Nakajima isn't Tsuyoshi Nishioka

The Oakland Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a contract that suggests other teams are worried about signing the next Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Here's why they shouldn't be so afraid.

Are the Cards really happy with their infield?

The St. Louis Cardinals missed out on two of the remaining middle infield options on Monday. Are they really satisfied with their middle infield, as Hot Stove rumors dry up?

Hiroyuki Nakajima: Better than Ty Wigginton

For two-thirds the price of Stephen Drew, the Oakland Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima for two years.

Gast, Swagerty among Top 20 Cards prospects

Future Redbirds is releasing its 2013 Top 20 St. Louis Cardinals prospect list, and the first set includes a soft-tossing righty and the organization's best pick-off move.

Cards ask about trading for... BudChuck.

For some reason, the St. Louis Cardinals asked about trading for Houston Astros pseudo-ace Bud Norris.

A Ty Wigginton confusion FAQ

Some frequently asked questions for which the only answer is, "I have no idea why the St. Louis Cardinals signed Ty Wigginton."

How is Ty Wigginton different from Troy Glaus?

Troy Glaus is mounting a comeback in 2013 but seeing little interest, making the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to sign Ty Wigginton even stranger-looking.

Alex Reyes took odd path to $950,000 signing

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Alex Reyes out of the Dominican Republic, but it was not a conventional Latin American signing.

Ty Wigginton hits lefties, and that's all.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ty Wigginton, and unless it's the precursor to a trade he's an awkward fit on their bench.

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