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Cardinals Postseason Comes Thanks to Matheny’s Exceptional Leadership

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When Cardinals GM John Mozeliak decided to go against conventional wisdom and hire Mike Matheny as Tony La Russa’s successor, it seemed everyone had an opinion about the new skipper. Matheny famously had no managerial experience, outside of his leadership as a teammate. Filling out lineup cards, setting pitching rotations and managing a bullpen is a different animal. As of ...

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Jason Heyward, the 2015 Cardinals’ MVP

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Well, now. The controversial trade that sent young starting pitcher Shelby Miller to Atlanta for rightfielder Jason Heyward did not cause the ruination of Cardinals’ baseball as we know it. The early-season howling winds of April were no match for the hot-take gusts that blasted the wisdom of Cards GM John Mozeliak. This piece of interstate commerce was declared an ...

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The Cardinals’ Long Strange Trip to the NL Central Crown

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The St. Louis Cardinals and manager Mike Matheny split a double header in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, dropping their magic number to zero, and claiming the franchise’s third straight National League Central Division title. The 11-1 win featured a grand slam from right fielder Jason Heyward and an outstanding pitching performance from rotation fill-in Tyler Lyons. St. Louis’ rout in Pittsburgh put a bow on a ...

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Dramatic Storylines Set the Tone for a Wild 2015 MLB Postseason

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For baseball fans, this is the most wonderful time of the year, with seemingly every game having October implications. Nearly every team in the running has a compelling story line or two. For starters, the Cardinals… St. Louis has been a club that’s shown the type of resiliency the makes championship teams. The Cardinals have won 99 games, and every one has been a ...

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A Harrowing Win That Defined the Cardinals’ Season

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The Cardinals’ 3-0 victory in a thrilling, chilling late-September showdown in Pittsburgh was their best win of the season, and it displayed the admirable attributes that have made this 99-win team so special. Coping with the shock and disappointment of another unnerving injury: Check. The ability to endure hardship and push through adversity: Check. All-around mental toughness: Check. A determined ...

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Matheny Has Rosenthal’s Back After Blown Save

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Anyone betting on the Brewers would’ve won a boatload had Vegas handicapped Sunday’s game entering the ninth inning. Milwaukee was 0-85 while trailing after eight while the Cards were a respectful 86-0. The key words in that last sentence are “was” and “were.” After back-to-back seventh inning dingers from Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty put the home team up 3-1 ...

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Daily Bits: Mizzou Offense Needs Playmakers


Through four games, the Mizzou Tigers aren’t exactly purring like a finely-tuned machine on offense. The offensive line isn’t winning the battle for real estate, the rushing remains largely dormant, and the passing game is lacking in both simple efficiency and downfield danger. It’s been difficult to watch, and Missouri’s Saturday’s 21-13 loss at Kentucky in its SEC opener did ...

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