The Matheny Roster Cycle Has Repeated Itself

For a moment there, right after the Fowler signing, the Cardinals actually managed to convince some of us that they weren’t going to call it an offseason. The club, wrote Derrick Goold, “could become more aggressive than previously believed, turning toward free-agent sluggers Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnación as possible pursuits.” Maybe such a change […]

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Dexter Fowler Is an Answer

The Cardinals were neither long nor shy in signaling one of their top priorities heading into the offseason. Days after finishing the season 17½ games back of the Cubs and one game short of a wild-card spot, John Mozeliak acknowledged—as straightforwardly as the circumlocutory bow-tie enthusiast has ever acknowledged anything—that the club would seek an upgrade in center […]

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Up in the Air

Losing the World Series doesn’t ever not suck, but if ever there were a team and fanbase set up to feel minimal disappointment over falling just short of a championship, it was Cardinal Nation circa November 2013. We’d just watched the Cards’ fourth World Series appearance in a decade and were a scant two years […]

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