Category: St. Louis Cardinals

Carlos Beltran Says He Was “Almost Dead” By the End of Last Year, Believes This Year Will Be Even Better for the Cardinals

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Last year was Carlos Beltran's first season in St. Louis. With the exception of one thing, it couldn't have gone much better. Beltran hit 32 home runs, drove in nearly 100 runs and made it to his seventh All-Star game. Not to mention, despite dealing with numerous, nagging injuries at ...

Mark McGwire on PED’s: “Why anybody would even think about doing that today I have no idea.”

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Even though he probably won't get the accolades because of the his admittance to PED's, Mark McGwire will always be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball history. Big Mac carried that over into coaching the last few seasons as McGwire got the opportunity to become the Cardinals ...

Daniel Descalso on Matt Holliday’s Slide: “Good, hard, aggressive baseball play”

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Through two games of the NLCS, the Cardinals and Giants have shown that this series will be memorable and neither wants to give an inch with a trip to the World Series up for grabs. The Cardinals took game one from San Francisco and they were looking to set the ...

Braves Pitcher Tim Hudson Calls the Infield Fly Play One of the Worst Calls Ever, Backs Up Fans

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

It's time to get some reaction after last Friday's controversial call in the St. Louis Cardinals-Atlanta Braves Wild Card play-in game. It goes without saying that the infield fly rule call made late in the game by Sam Holbrook was a brutal call that shouldn't have been made, but that doesn't ...

Carlos Beltran: “I am a man of no excuses. I’m here every day at the ballpark at the cage working hard.”

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The St.Louis Cardinals had a road trip to forget last week when the team lost three of four at Nationals Park and five of six overall. The Cards are trying to hold off Pittsburgh for the final NL wild-card spot. Carlos Beltran has been trying to find a solution up at ...

Lance Berkman on the Cardinals Replacing Albert Pujols with Carlos Beltran: “We Haven’t Lost Anything”

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals haven't missed a beat despite losing the best player in the game and their future Hall of Fame manager in the offseason. They're tied with the Dodgers atop the National League, two full games ahead of their pace from 2011. Lance Berkman joined ...

Mark McGwire on Hall of Fame Snub: “It’s out of my control. I understand everything.”

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Mark McGwire had the privilege of being around the St.Louis Cardinals magic carpet ride that led to a World Series title last season. For a first year coach in the Majors, that's a fairly impressive accomplishment for the former slugger turned hitting coach. Despite Tony LaRussa's retirement, new manager Mike ...

Mike Matheny on Cardinals mindset: “The thing that you should be concerned about is complacency. These guys aren’t taking anything for granted.”

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Mike Matheny has never held a managerial or coaching position in the majors. He hasn't even held a coaching position in the minors, yet he now finds himself replacing a legend as the St.Louis Cardinals new manager. The Cards feel like a completely different team from the one that went on ...

David Freese is Taking His Postseason Success in Stride

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese has had an interesting career in St. Louis and it is just getting started. Not only did he run into some trouble off-the-field early on, but he also faced tons of adversity on the field. On a few different occasions, Frees was handed ...

Tony La Russa on Pujols Leaving Cardinals: “They understood they couldn’t afford him. Sometimes you gotta make that kind of decision.”

Monday, January 9th, 2012

For the first time since Albert Pujols broke the hearts of St.Louis Cardinals fans and signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, we hear from Tony La Russa. The former Cardinals manager makes some of the same points we here at SRI and others have made regarding the Cardinals ...