St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals April
Cooper Bullough - May 5, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals April has wrapped up. April is a unique month for baseball fans. After months without Cardinal baseball, a handful of games can feel like a full season. But as Cardinal teams of the past have shown us, the MLB season is very much about how a team finishes and not how […]

Dan Jaycox - Mar 19, 2022

There may be no greater truth in baseball than “you can never have too much pitching.” The St. Louis Cardinals have shown this to be true as recently as last season, and once again, the Cardinals rotation looks thin. With fewer than three weeks to opening day, the team may open the season with a […]

Dan Jaycox - Mar 17, 2022

According to reports, the St. Louis Cardinals are adding Corey Dickerson to a roster in need of additional left-handed bats. Dickerson’s deal with the Cardinals is for one year and $5 million with additional performance bonuses, per source. Deal is pending a physical. This is the fourth Cardinals’ signing since the lockout is the first to […]

Padres Cardinals
Justin Merrlles - Mar 13, 2022

Padres 7, Cardinals 3 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the San Diego Padres All-Time Team against the St. Louis Cardinals All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen, but this simulation took place at Sportsman Park in St. Louis, Missouri.) This game was a battle of […]

Drew VerHagen
Matt Graves - Mar 11, 2022

The first post-lockout free agent signing is finally here. Right-handed pitcher Drew VerHagen has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. Mark Feinsand of was the first to report the news. RHP Drew VerHagen has agreed to a two-year, $5.5M deal with the Cardinals, per source. VerHagen pitched for […]

Cardinals All-Time Team
Dan Jaycox - Feb 26, 2022

There are few franchises as storied as the St. Louis Cardinals. But, when it comes to making any all-time roster, it can be vulnerable to significant omissions. The best anyone can do is try to avoid gross oversights, knowing that a team full of the second-best Cardinals at each position would still be a remarkable […]

Cardinals DH
Cooper Bullough - Feb 13, 2022

The DH has officially arrived in the National League. The baseball-progressives cheer, and the traditionalists sigh. No matter what side of the issue St. Louis Cardinals fans lie on, there will officially be a designated hitter in the Cards lineup in 2022 and beyond. Sadly, there will be no more gritty Adam Wainwright at-bats or […]

1982 NLCS

(Editor’s Note: This piece is different from others that LWOS publishes. It is a personal narrative showing how the research process works. Evan is the author of A Complete History of the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Volume I, which details the pre-divisional playoffs through 1976, came out in October. Evan is currently working on Volume […]

Cooper Bullough - Dec 3, 2021

Carlos Martinez walked off the mound at Coors Field on July 4, 2021, with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning. Neither he nor anyone else knew that he had likely just thrown his last pitch as a St. Louis Cardinal. In the weeks following, it was discovered that the thumb injury which […]

Cooper Bullough - Nov 29, 2021

Needing starting pitching, the St. Louis Cardinals have signed Steven Matz to a four-year, $44 million deal. This signing marks the first big move the Cardinals have made in the 2021 offseason. While Matz signing with the Cardinals has certainly been nothing short of interesting within the Mets’ fanbase, the deal also has some intriguing […]

Dan Jaycox - Nov 24, 2021

It’s been a tough year, and many people are struggling to find things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. This year, however, when the family goes around the table listing their blessings, there’s no reason to resort to clichés. Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals have many items to be thankful for that even the […]

Cooper Bullough - Nov 17, 2021

Matt Carpenter has likely played his last game as a St. Louis Cardinal. Over the past decade, he has slugged (and walked) his way into the hearts of Cardinal Nation. While he is widely loved by Cardinals fans, it is easy to forget just how productive Matt Carpenter has been over the past decade for […]

Cooper Bullough - Nov 8, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals‘ shortstop position was an interesting tale in 2021. Going into spring training there was little doubt about who would be starting at short. Paul DeJong was the default starter. He got off to a slow start in the spring but showed signs of life towards the end of camp. Manager Mike […]

Cooper Bullough - Oct 15, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals‘ offseason was officially kicked off by the heartbreaking ninth-inning loss to the Dodgers in the N.L. Wild Card game. With the roller coaster 2021 season in the rear-view mirror, the Cardinals’ front office now focuses their attention on assembling a 2022 roster that can contend for a World Series. Luckily, the […]

Dan Jaycox - Oct 14, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals cited “philosophical differences” as they fired Mike Shildt on Thursday. For many, it was a curious move. The team enjoyed a significant amount of success since he took over as manager with 69 games left in the 2018 season. Despite trips to the playoffs in each of his full seasons at […]

Mike Shildt
Chris Gray - Oct 14, 2021

Mike Shildt is out as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals as the upper management decided to terminate Shildt as manager Thursday afternoon, citing “philosophical differences” as the reasoning. Shildt was the Cardinals manager from 2018-2021 and won the 2019 NL Manager of the Year award. The 53-year-old amassed a record of 252-199 in his […]

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Rangers beat Angels
Nate Miller - May 5, 2022

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Caleb Begley - May 5, 2022

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Nathan Melton II - May 5, 2022

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Jim Marshall - May 5, 2022

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liebler - May 5, 2022

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Riley Stovka - May 5, 2022

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Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 16. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Rangers' bats
Nate Miller - May 5, 2022

Rangers 7, Angels 4   ARLINGTON, Texas, May 16 — The Texas Rangers‘ bats came to life on Monday, as they beat the Los Angeles Angels by a final score of 7–4. Rangers’ catcher Jonah Heim homered to help lead them to the win. On a night when the Angels jumped out to an early […]