1. Cardinals Place High Hopes In Kyle Lohse With Huge Contract

    On Monday the St. Louis Cardinals signed Kyle Lohse to a four-year, $41 million contract. The monster agreement also included a full no-trade clause that locks up the right-hander through 2012...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 353 reads 4 comments

  2. Cardinals-Cubs: St. Louis Gets a Morale Victory In Grand Style in Wrigley

    It wasn't pretty and it didn't change anything in the standings. Yet, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs 12-6 on Friday. This latest victory at the very least gave the Cardinals something to cheer about after a recent losing streak...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about almost 6 years ago 511 reads 2 comments

  3. Cardinals-Pirates: St. Louis Cannot Stop The Bleeding

    If the Cardinals had any remote chance of making the playoffs, it went down the drain on Friday night. On a rain soaked night, St. Louis dropped their third straight game to the Pirates in their 10-2 defeat...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 340 reads 1 comments

  4. St. Louis Cardinals: Pujols to Have Tommy John Surgery?

    According to MLB.com, slugger Albert Pujols is contemplating having Tommy John surgery after the season ends. The procedure usually takes about six months to recover...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 545 reads 3 comments

  5. Marlins-Cardinals: Redbirds' Win Proves Futile in Diminishing Postseason Hopes

    Don't try to tell Cardinals' slugger Albert Pujols that St. Louis' chances of making the playoffs are all but gone. El Hombre heavily contributed to the 5-3 Redbirds victory over the Marlins on Saturday...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 186 reads 0 comments

  6. St. Louis Cardinals: When Enough Is Enough

    The news came down yesterday that starter Chris Carpenter would return to the Cardinals but only in a reliever role for the rest of the season. To me, that signifies that you're conceding the race for any chance of a Wild Card spot...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 387 reads 1 comments

  7. Braves-Cardinals: St. Louis Wins Series With Team Contribution

    In a game where Albert Pujols got into a virtual tie with Chipper Jones for the NL Batting Title race, the Cardinals once again put up the numbers. St. Louis defeated Atlanta 6-3 on Sunday in a great all-around team effort...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 253 reads 0 comments

  8. St. Louis Cardinals: Is Jason Isringhausen's Career Over?

    According to sources with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jason Isringhausen is expected to miss the rest of the season...

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  9. My Top-10 Favorite Baseball Movies of All Time

    Baseball has been, and forever will be, my favorite sport. I played it as a kid and still occasionally hit the diamond with some of my friends on a beautiful day...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 2,171 reads 12 comments

  10. St. Louis v. Florida: Jason LaRue Helps Cards Double Down Against Marlins

    When a major league ball club strings together 18 hits during a single game, it should be the highlight of the night. However, for the St. Louis Cardinals, the night was about an incredible defensive play coupled with timely pitching from the bullpen...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  11. Cardinals-Marlins: Redbirds Bats Fall Silent As Lohse Falters

    The night for the Cardinals started off exactly how manager Tony LaRussa planned, scoring early and often. With a Ryan Ludwick three-run double in the first inning, it seemed as if the Cardinals ...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 121 reads 0 comments

  12. Cardinals-Cubs: Troy Glaus Helps Put Chicago's Ace in The Hole

    He wasn't supposed to do this against one of the better pitchers in the league. He was hit-less against the Cubs for all of the 2008 season...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 195 reads 0 comments

  13. Cardinals-Dodgers: Kyle Lohse's Struggles Cost Redbirds' Finale

    In an odd twist of fate, the Cardinals bullpen was not the source of their downfall. Kyle Lohse's early struggles combined with a lack offense paved the way for a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers on Thursday...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 242 reads 0 comments

  14. Ryan Ludwick Wins It for St. Louis Cardinals with Walk-Off Home Run

    It wasn't the cleanest win St. Louis has had this year, but it was a huge win nonetheless. As the Cubs and Brewers claimed victories earlier in the day, the Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 6-4 in 11 innings on Tuesday night...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 376 reads 3 comments

  15. Cardinals-Phillies: Can the Redbirds Bullpen Hold a Lead?

    It was pitiful. It was heartbreaking. It was disgusting. For the 24th time this season, the Cardinals bullpen was attributed the loss as the Phillies defeated St. Louis 5-4 on Sunday night. Once again, St...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 272 reads 2 comments

  16. Cardinals-Phillies: Redbirds Offense Stalls in Pitching Duel

    Braden Looper threw one of his best games against one of majors best offenses. Yet, only two pitches were enough to let the game slip away from St. Louis as the Phillies defeated the Cardinals 2-1 on Saturday...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 123 reads 0 comments

  17. Cardinals-Braves: Pujols Blasts His Way Past the Braves

    The tide seems to be turning for the Cardinals, who have now won three of their last four games after dropping five straight that included a sweep by the Brewers. Albert Pujols once again led the way for the Redbirds, as St...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 352 reads 4 comments

  18. Cardinals-Braves: St. Louis Wins Big With Some Southern Comfort

    It was a night to remember for the Cardinals, as they absolutely destroyed the Atlanta Braves on Monday. With a final score of 12-3, the Redbirds had everything going right for them...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 273 reads 3 comments

  19. Adam Wainwright: To Start or Not to Start?

    According to sources at the St. Louis Dispatch, there is speculation that Adam Wainwright might return to his closing role after he comes back from the disabled list...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 233 reads 1 comments

  20. Albert Pujols: Cardinals Victorious Against Mets With The Bat of El Hombre

    Offensive production for the Cardinals had been one of the main problems St. Louis had over their recent mini-slump. However, tonight their offense finally reared its head as the Cardinals defeated the Mets 10-8 in 14 innings at Shea Stadium...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 152 reads 0 comments

  21. Cardinals-Brewers: St. Louis Gets Swept With the Same Old Story

    According to manager Tony La Russa, the only problem with the Cardinals is their offense. Oh, how I beg to differ. The bullpen once again cost St...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 233 reads 1 comments

  22. Cardinals-Brewers: Sabathia Dominates Against St. Louis' Horrid Offense

    "What is with all this talk about bullpen problems? The bullpen didn't cost us the game. How many runs have we scored in the past two games? How many?!" These were words of manager ...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 145 reads 0 comments

  23. St. Louis v. Milwaukee: Cardinals Fall to Brewers as Lohse Falters Near the End

    Through six innings the Cardinals young interim ace was perfect. He had command of all of his pitches and had the Brew crew guessing all night long...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 198 reads 1 comments

  24. Brewers v Cardinals: Redbirds Late Inning Offense Not Enough to Overcome Bullpen

    The Cardinals had just come off a recent sweep of the San Diego Padres and looked to keep the good times rolling against their divisional foes on Monday night...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  25. Cardinals-Padres: Albert Pujols Clears The Way for Victory for St. Louis

    Many people (including myself and a number of Cardinals faithful here on Bleacher Report) have questioned many of the decisions by manager Tony La Russa during this season...

    Derek Coffelt Written by Derek Coffelt about 6 years ago 297 reads 2 comments