90-72 1st
.253 6th
3.50 8th
.985 4th
HR Jhonny Peralta 21
RBI Matt Holliday 90
R Matt Carpenter 99
BA Matt Adams .288
SB Kolten Wong 20
W Adam Wainwright 20
ERA Pat Neshek 1.87
K Lance Lynn 181
SV Trevor Rosenthal 45
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Matheny, Mozeliak keep lines open
( For much of the first half of Monday morning's 58-minute exit news conference at Busch Stadium, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sat impassively next to general manager John Mozeliak. Matheny dressed casual. Mo arrived in suit and bow tie. Mo handled most of the heavy talking while his manager maintained a stern visage and flat cadence.

With the clock bearing down on noon, a question was posed to both regarding the evolution of a working relationship that began three years ago next month.

The Mozeliak-Matheny tandem was going to be different than that between Mozeliak and the Hall of Fame manager Mo inherited. Along those lines, one wonders if the dynamic between the GM and his third-year manager dramatically changed from when Mozeliak named the inexperienced Matheny?

Matheny perked up at the question. Without becoming defensive, Matheny grew more animated, as if offered the chance to rebut a rumor recently heard.

"I would say it was what I ...     [ More ]
Cardinals may gain Spring Training neighbors, stay in Jupiter
( The Cardinals appear on the verge of gaining two new spring neighbors, as the Board of County Commissioners in Palm Beach County, Fla., approved financing for the Nationals and Astros to build a Spring Training facility in the county on Tuesday. The organizations now have 90 days to select a site for the complex, which will be a close commute for the Cardinals, who share a Spring Training facility with the Marlins in Jupiter.

The Cardinals, who have trained at Roger Dean Stadium ...    [ More ]
Cardinals seek more offense
( As Mozeliak and Matheny outlined their view of next year's team, they described a roster that will return largely intact. Five starting pitchers are in place. Carlos Martinez and others could fill the eighth inning after Pat Neshek leaves as a free agent. And all eight positions have an incumbent.

The room for an impact addition is limited, without clearing a starter.

That leaves the Cardinals banking on internal improvement, returns to career norms.

"I like ...    [ More ]
Mozeliak says Jay is Cards' center fielder for 2015
( Persistence apparently has paid off for Jon Jay. Effectively stripped of his starting center field job last spring after the acquisition of speedy Peter Bourjos from the Los Angeles Angels, Jay gradually worked his way into a share of the center-field role and then finally secured it again by the end of the season.

His defense returned to its 2012 level and the lefthanded hitter batted .303 -- he had hit .300 or more in two other seasons -- besides batting .375 against lefthanded ...    [ More ]
Cardinals prioritize upgrading bench, bullpen
( Describing the organization's offseason strategy as opportunistic, general manager John Mozeliak is expected to seek bullpen and bench depth this offseason, while relying on returning players to fill the rotation and starting position player spots.

"When you look at our overall club for next year, we feel pretty comfortable with where we're at," Mozeliak said. "But we certainly want to make some needed adjustments if possible."

The Cardinals are unlikely to re-sign any of ...    [ More ]
Cards expect full coaching staff to return
( Unless any of manager Mike Matheny's coaches choose to take a position elsewhere, the Cardinals anticipate retaining their full coaching staff for 2015. Most members of the staff are already under contract for next season, and general manager John Mozeliak indicated on Monday that any who aren't will be offered an opportunity to return.

If the Cardinals were to bring back their entire coaching staff, it would be a first since Matheny assumed the managerial seat. He had to replace ...    [ More ]
Jay to have wrist surgery; Yadi, Waino prescribed rest
( The Cardinals intend to tender Jon Jay, a second-year arbitration-eligible player, a contract this winter and have him open the season as the team's starting center fielder. But before any of that happens, Jay will have his left wrist scoped in order to address an injury that occurred about three months ago.

General manager John Mozeliak, speaking at an end-of-the-season media debriefing, made that announcement on Monday while also providing updates on others recovering from injury. ...    [ More ]
Neshek, four other Cards will be free agents
( The Cardinals' roster has five players who will be free agents in the week following the end of the World Series. The club is not expected to immediately pursue any of them and it's likely not one will be back with the Cardinals. No qualifying offers will be forth coming from the Cardinals. The five free to go:

Jason Motte, RHP

One of the longest-tenured Cardinals, outside of Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina, the former closer was 1-0 with ...    [ More ]
Matheny certainly will stay
( The GM and the manager don't agree on all personnel matters, which is true of all 30 MLB franchises. It's not a big deal. But on a case-by-case basis, the GM-manager dance can get interesting at times. And right now one player is more intriguing than the others: outfield prospect Oscar Taveras.

Matheny isn't a fan. Where does that leave Mozeliak? Will the GM resist the temptation to trade Taveras this winter? If Taveras isn't going to play -- which is controlled by Matheny -- then ...    [ More ]
Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they'll be back with Cards
( More than a handful of Cardinals came to Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon for the final rite of any season - the inglorious packing of their stuff. Bags were lined up dutifully in front of the lockers in the clubhouse, and a plastic tub of sanitary white socks was available in the middle of the room (perfect for protecting autographed bats), and trashcans were waiting for the overflow.

Some packed swiftly with a kid's soccer game to attend. Others did ...    [ More ]
Cardinals' season ends in heartbreak by the Bay
( It took nine postseason games for the Cardinals to carry a lead into the seventh inning, a feat finally accomplished on Thursday. But their inability to make it hold for another nine outs cost them the chance to take this National League Championship Series home and left them to watch the Giants hoist the NL pennant for the second time in three seasons.

The Cardinals' 90-win season one in which they secured a second straight NL Central title by overcoming several key injuries and ...    [ More ]

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