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Why do D-Backs keep trying to trade Justin Upton?

The Arizona Diamondbacks are once again reportedly interested in trading Justin Upton. These rumors don't make much sense, but then, neither does trading Justin Upton.

Martinez hired away from Cards by Astros

The Houston Astros hired Dennis Martinez away from the St. Louis Cardinals.

John Mabry follows Big Mac as Cards' hitting coach

John Mabry, the St. Louis Cardinals' assistant hitting coach last season, was promoted Monday as Mark McGwire packed up for Los Angeles.

Will Waino and the Cards play contract chicken?

Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals both sound like they're open to discussion a long-term contract in 2013, but when they make the deal could determine how big it is.

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Will the Cards and Adam Wainwright commit?

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has a contract that expires after 2013. How much St. Louis is willing to pay him in a contract extension is one of the big offseason questions for the Cardinals.

Is Kyle Lohse the worst FA deal on the market?

Kyle Lohse has become a bit of a punchline early in the 2013 MLB free agency season, thanks to the draft pick he'll require and the years he apparently wants.

Jim Edmonds tabbed for bigger role—but doing what?

The St. Louis Cardinals could be expanding Jim Edmonds's role with the organization in 2013. What do they plan on doing with him?

Skip Schumaker could be out as Cards shuffle bench

With OF/2B Skip Schumaker finding increasingly few at-bats at OF or 2B, the St. Louis Cardinals' longtime utility man could be on his way out this offseason.

Lance Berkman, Astros will talk for 2013

The St. Louis Cardinals' former mastermind will try to bring Lance Berkman and the Houston Astros back together for 2013's American League bow.

Dan Haren shows how scary pitchers are

The Chicago Cubs went from enamored of Dan Haren to throwing him back at the Los Angeles Angels in an afternoon. Pitchers are frightening.

Competition aside, Lance Lynn's a near-lock

The St. Louis Cardinals' rotation could start off pretty crowded in 2013, provided everybody's healthy. But Lance Lynn is unlikely to lose his grip on one of the spots.

What a qualifying offer is and why Lohse got one

A look at the new MLB CBA's qualifying offer system, and how it affects 2013 free agents like the St. Louis Cardinals' Kyle Lohse.

Why'd the Dan Haren trade fall through?

The Chicago Cubs appeared to have traded the Los Angeles Angels for Dan Haren Friday night, but just as soon as multiple sources had confirmed it the deal fell through.

Cards' Kyle Lohse offer is all about draft picks

The St. Louis Cardinals made Kyle Lohse the qualifying offer of one year, $13 million on Friday, but unless the MLB rumor mill dries up he'll command much more than that in free agency.

Cardinals promote Ilsley to bullpen coach

The Cardinals have promoted Blaise Ilsley, with an official announcement expected Monday. Ilsley has spent the past five seasons as the pitching coach for the Memphis Redbirds.

John Mabry a candidate to be Cards hitting coach

John Mabry is looking he will be replacing Mark McGwire as the Cardinals hitting coach.

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Cards coaches shuffled as Matheny settles in

The St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach goes from 583 career home runs to 96 as John Mabry takes over for the departing Mark McGwire.

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Dan Haren trade collapses on Cubs' end

Dan Haren, the St. Louis Cardinals starter that got away, could end up back in the NL Central, if the Chicago Cubs have anything to say about it. The Mark Mulder trade gets even worse...

Cardinals extend qualifying offer to Kyle Lohse

The St. Louis Cardinals have made a $13.3 million qualifying offer to right hander Kyle Lohse, according to a report. Lohse has one week to accept or decline the offer.

Mark McGwire to join Dodgers as hitting coach

The St. Louis Dispatch is reporting that Mark McGwire is heading to the Dodgers to take over as their hitting coach.

Kyle Lohse's success could net Cards a draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals will almost certainly make a qualifying offer to Kyle Lohse, netting a draft pick when he almost certainly doesn't agree to it.

Dan Haren expects Dan Haren to be traded

Dan Haren could become a free agent if the Los Angeles Dangels decline his 2013 option, but the right-hander, for what it's worth, thinks he'll probably just be traded.

How big should Adam Wainwright's extension be?

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has a contract that expires after 2013. How much St. Louis is willing to pay him in a contract extension is one of the big offseason questions for the Cardinals.

Yadi wins 5th Gold Glove; voters' gaffes continue

Yadier Molina won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove, but the St. Louis Cardinals' NL award puts him in some typically dubious company.

Stephen Drew could stay in Oakland after all

The Oakland Athletics remain interested in Stephen Drew despite declining his $10 million 2013 option.

Dan Haren back on the market; Walt Jocketty beware

Dan Haren, the St. Louis Cardinals starter that got away, is back on the market after the worst season of his career.

Comparing Kyle Lohse to other similar pitchers

Kyle Lohse's situation mirrors that of pitchers Mark Buehrle and Esteban Loaiza, and he could be getting a contract similar to those two players this offseason.

Tyrell Jenkins has Twitter's best avatar ever.

Tyrell Jenkins, the St. Louis Cardinals' young pitching prospect, has the best avatar on Twitter.

Cards should import Hiroyuki Nakajima for 2B

Last year the Yankees failed to sign Seibu Lions infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima. This year the Cardinals should make the gamble.

Is Kyle Lohse about to hit the jackpot?

The St. Louis Cardinals probably won't resign Kyle Lohse—but MLB rumors suggest he could get $70 million in free agency.

Stephen Drew enters the Hot Stove picture

Stephen Drew has a preexisting relationship with the St. Louis Cardinals and can play middle infield. Hopefully he doesn't remember all the boos J.D. got.

2013 World Series odds: Cardinals near top of pack

The St. Louis Cardinals have 14/1 odds to win the World Series next season, according to Bovada.