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Quick Cardinals takes from SB Nation St. Louis.

Rays snag Yunel Escobar

The Tampa Bay Rays trade for Yunel Escobar, the Miami Marlins' undervalued (and apparently unctuous) shortstop. Should the St. Louis Cardinals have put in a bid?

Cardinals' quiet Winter Meetings continues Tuesday

The St. Louis Cardinals haven't made any moves through two days of the Winter Meetings, but that could change Wednesday.

Diamondbacks join Asdrubal Cabrera contest field

Asdrubal Cabrera, the Cleveland Indians shortstop to whom the St. Louis Cardinals have been linked, is now in trade rumors involving the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jaime Garcia set to pitch in 2013—for Team Mexico

The St. Louis Cardinals' injured starter is a member of Team Mexico ahead of 2013's World Baseball Classic. But will he pitch?

Winter Meetings Day 1: Cards quiet, not invisible

Scott Hairston led the parade of players to which the St. Louis Cardinals were connected on a quiet Day 1 at the Winter Meetings.

Do Cards have enough at-bats for Scott Hairston?

The St. Louis Cardinals could be interested in signing Scott Hairston, according to reports out of the Winter Meetings.

Ozzie Smith sells his Gold Gloves.

Ozzie Smith sold his Gold Gloves at auction, netting more than half a million dollars.

Team Canada's Cardinal roots (feat. Stubby Clapp)

Team Canada's coaching staff for the 2013 World Baseball Classic features some big (kind of) St. Louis Cardinals names.

Tom Gorzelanny could cure Cards' LOOGY fever

The St. Louis Cardinals have been looking for a second left-handed reliever, and Tom Gorzelanny, recently nontendered by the Washington Nationals, makes a lot of sense.

Why would the Cardinals pay for Sean Burnett?

The St. Louis Cardinals might need another relief pitcher, but do they really need Sean Burnett?

Tommy Hanson a kind-of-cautionary tale for Cards

The Atlanta Braves sold low on a player who was once among the top pitching prospects in baseball in this week's most interesting MLB trade.

B.J. Upton shows just how valuable Jon Jay is

B.J. Upton signs a big deal with the Atlanta Braves, and the St. Louis Cardinals sigh with relief at Jon Jay's later start.

Kyle Lohse, Dodgers connected in inevitable rumors

In the least surprising news of the 2013 MLB offseason, word has gotten out that the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Kyle Lohse.

Jeff Keppinger's a valued commodity—which is scary

Three teams are all bidding for... Jeff Keppinger. The St. Louis Cardinals could find infield depth at a premium this offseason.

The Cards' southpaw preoccupation

Despite their lack of middle infield depth, the St. Louis Cardinals have only expressed interest explicitly in... a left-handed reliever.

Hector Luna joins Cards refugees in Japan

Hector Luna, who bought the St. Louis Cardinals Ronnie Belliard back in 2006, resurfaces with the Chunichi Dragons.

Kyle Lohse and the Sox a match made in not-heaven

The Boston Red Sox have supposedly called Kyle Lohse, but it would be a bad move for both parties to bring him into Fenway Park.

Figgins: Official FA of people frozen in carbonite

The Seattle Mariners released Chone Figgins on Tuesday. They'll be paying him $8 million, but he's unlikely to get more than an NRI from anybody else.

This week, Kyle Lohse has Jeremy Guthrie to thank

Jeremy Guthrie signed a three-year, $25 million deal with the Kansas City Royals this week, which means Kyle Lohse is about to be an even wealthier man.

Marlins-Blue Jays trade explains Pujols talks

This is why the St. Louis Cardinals can be the St. Louis Cardinals after letting Albert Pujols go, and why the Miami Marlins couldn't be the St. Louis Cardinals if they signed Pujols, Stan Musial, and Ozzie Smith all at once.

Matt Carpenter gets a Rookie of the Year vote

The National League Rookie of the Year voting results have one St. Louis Cardinal appearance, courtesy Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell.

Asdrubal Cabrera talks quiet (temporarily?)

Asdrubal Cabrera trade rumors are at a low ebb, but the St. Louis Cardinals' biggest need remains in the middle infield.

Where does Kyle Lohse go from here?

Kyle Lohse turned down the St. Louis Cardinals' qualifying offer, as expected, ending a decidedly unexpected two-year term as their ace. What's he due in free agency?

Qualifying offers unanimously shot down in Round 1

In its first year as MLB offseason policy, every would-be free agent rejected his old team's qualifying offer. Why'd that happen?

Can the Cardinals depend on Rafael Furcal?

Should the St. Louis Cardinals' rumored interest in shortstops like Asdrubal Cabrera be dependent on Rafael Furcal's health?

Autographs get personal—Matt Carpenter gets uneasy

Your St. Louis Cardinals autograph experience just got personal, whether Matt Carpenter likes it or not.

Yadi won't win the MVP, but he had an MVP season

The St. Louis Cardinals' star catcher is unlikely to win the NL MVP Award when it's handed out next week, but his season was absolutely MVP caliber.

Asdrubal Cabrera spins Cardinals rumor mill

The St. Louis Cardinals' apparent interest in the Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera puts a name to the Cardinals' obvious needs in the middle infield.

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.

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.

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.

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.