The Sports of St. Louis

Short takes and weird news about St. Louis, and sports, and St. Louis sports. (It's a Lindbergh joke.)

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 the Rams draft a receiver again?

NFL Mock Drafts will continue to suggest otherwise, but it might be that the St. Louis Rams have enough young, up-and-coming wide receivers.

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.

Blake Williams is out as Rams reshuffle D again

The St. Louis Rams decided against naming Blake Williams, Gregg Williams's son and the unofficial coordinator after his exit, the permanent defensive coordinator.

Royals sign Miguel Tejada in 2013

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.

Steven Jackson approaches 1,000 yards again

The St. Louis Rams' veteran running back got off to a slow start, but he could top 1,000 yards again with just two weeks left in the season.

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?

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.

Chris Givens's quiet day

Chris Givens caught one ball on four targets for 22 yards in the St. Louis Rams' 36-22 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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."

Givens owners could benefit from Amendola's return

The St. Louis Rams will probably be getting Danny Amendola back on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but that shouldn't dent Chris Givens's fantasy football stock. If anything, it should boost...

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.

Amendola's return good for Chris Givens?


Chris Givens thrived in Danny Amendola's absence, but his return could be just in time to help both receivers against the Vikings.

Amendola should be back on Sunday--but how back?

Danny Amendola practiced at full speed ahead of the St. Louis Rams' Week 15 home finale against the Minnesota Vikings. But how much will he play?

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.

Cards sign Ty Wigginton for some reason

The St. Louis Cardinals signed erstwhile utility-man Ty Wigginton to be their right-handed bench bat, which makes no sense at all.

The Amendola injury story hits Chapter 4

The St. Louis Rams watched Thursday as Danny Amendola practiced for a second day in a row. What does that mean as they move toward a crucial matchup with the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday?

Josh Hamilton deal creates Peter Bourjos questions

The Los Angeles Angels signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million contract, which means hot stove leaguers will now be able to mock up Peter Bourjos trades with impunity.

Scott Hairston still in Cardinals' sights

Scott Hairston is still rumored to be a St. Louis Cardinals target, but will they go multiple years on a bench bat?

Lemmerman described in Kozma-esque terms

The St. Louis Cardinals' prospect-watcher-in-chief compares Jake Lemmerman to Pete Kozma, which is no longer the insult it was this time last year.

How good has Adrian Peterson been?

The St. Louis Rams will have to deal with one of the best running back seasons of all time when they face Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.

Where will Jake Lemmerman play?

The St. Louis Cardinals added Jake Lemmerman in trade for Skip Schumaker on Tuesday, but he might find playing time hard to come by--even in the minor leagues.

Can the Cardinals support a starting infielder?

The St. Louis Cardinals are uniquely positioned to offer a shortstop a starting job, so long as it's not entirely at shortstop.

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