St. Louis Cardinals

Ozzie Smith
Evan Thompson - Jul 22, 2022

Ozzie Smith PLAYs Ball in Cooperstown in Education Fundraiser COOPERSTOWN, NY, July 22 — Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith gave dozens of children and adults an on-field experience of a lifetime Friday morning at Doubleday Field. He and fellow Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, and Cal Ripken, Jr. hosted dozens of baseballers […]

Defending Champions
Caleb Begley - Apr 30, 2022

The life of defending champions, in any sport, is never easy. This is especially true at the beginning of the next season. Either one begins said campaign hotter than the surface of the sun or colder than the Arctic Ocean. There are very few middling or even mediocre starts to seasons right after winning major […]

Dan Jaycox - Mar 31, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals are perennial contenders in the NL Central. They are an imperfect team going into the year. The offense should be stout enough, and the team defense is elite. While many fans wanted to see the addition of a free agent shortstop, the pitching staff presents the biggest question mark on a […]

Dan Jaycox - Mar 28, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols appear to be headed for a reunion. According to reports, the two parties are finalizing an agreement, pending a physical. The contract is for one year. The signing might be criticized as a move to sell tickets as opposed to winning ballgames. Certainly, many fans will be very excited […]

Cooper Bullough - Mar 19, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals have reported to camp, and Spring Training is underway. The bitter taste of a wild-card loss to end the 2021 season surely lingers heading into camp but will soon fade as the organization officially begins the 2022 season. Most of the Cardinal roster remains from last year, but there are multiple […]

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

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
Evan Thompson - Jan 2, 2022

(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 […]

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2023 Atlanta Braves breakout
Caleb Begley - Nov 17, 2021

Opening Day signals the start of a new year. Teams around the league place hope and dreams in what the future may hold. Perhaps no team has more hope at this point than the 2023 Atlanta Braves. A radically chaotic 2022 saw the team come from behind to win its fifth straight NL East title. […]

Jack Flanagan - Nov 17, 2021

Opening Day of the MLB season is finally here. Right now, 30-ball clubs believe they can make the playoffs. Fans nationwide can’t wait to visit their home ballpark for the first time in months. This season is set to be one of the most thrilling in the sport’s history. That’s because a new buzz surrounds […]

Pirates predictions
Cody Flavell - Nov 17, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates will kick off their season against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday at 4:10 p.m. There is a sense of excitement for what’s to come in Pittsburgh this summer. Their fans are yearning for meaningful summer baseball. Even if they don’t make the playoffs, a step toward contention and staying within the thick of the […]

Dylan Spaulding - Nov 17, 2021

Well, it’s time to party like it’s 1998. The time has come for Opening Day at Tropicana Field for the Tampa Bay Rays. There will surely be a retro feel this weekend as the team will be honoring Don Zimmer, wearing throwback uniforms this afternoon, and playing the team they opened their inaugural 1998 season […]

Rays Season Preview
Dylan Spaulding - Nov 17, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays season preview is here. Fans have waited long and hard for this day to come, and now that it has, the 2023 season is upon us. This afternoon, the Rays will return the 1998 vibes to open the year against the Detroit Tigers. The team not only celebrates their 25th anniversary […]

Lewis Masella - Nov 17, 2021

Thursday marks a sea change for the New York Yankees. Not only is baseball back after a long winter’s slumber, but the Anthony Volpe era will begin in the Bronx. The Yankees faithful have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the highly touted shortstop. Many fans expected they’d have to wait a bit longer. Given […]

MLB Teams

Every year, MLB teams are full of wonders and surprises. No matter how much teams prepare for the season, there are always going to be a few to keep a watchful eye on. Last season, the Baltimore Orioles caught everyone by surprise as they finished three games back of the final AL Wild Card spot. […]

90 feet between bases
Benjamin Sabin - Nov 17, 2021

The size of the bases has changed, but it’s still 90 feet between bases. This is true. Seriously, MLB legally changed the length of a foot so the sacred 90 feet between bases would remain intact. This is not true. So, how is it that the bases expanded from 15 square inches to 18 square […]