The St. Louis Cardinals have made a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer to free agent Carlos Beltran. They just don't expect him to return next season.
St. Louis first baseman Allen Craig has a sprained left foot but no fracture, a big relief for a Cardinals team that feared it had lost its cleanup hitter for the rest of the season.
Jim Callis profiles talented young Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig and updates his top 10 prospect rankings for the 2013 fantasy season.
Eric Karabell lists a number of players available in more than half of ESPN's standard leagues who could be good fill-ins after injuries to major stars.
The lasting impressions might be a little peculiar -- bad-connection phones to the bullpen, dancing in the dugout, beards (beards?) -- but it's been a memorable World Series, nonetheless.
Rangers' Mike Napoli has shown patience needed to thrive under pressure.
Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals are going nuts for the Rally Squirrel.
The St. Louis Cardinals played Game 1 of their NL Division Series against Philadelphia without All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday.
For the second time this month, Albert Pujols is starting for the St. Louis Cardinals at third base. Anything to help manager Tony La Russa get another productive bat in there.
As bullpens have become more specialized, benches have gotten smaller and smaller, which means versatility is the key. Jonah Keri of FanGraphs breaks down the best and worst benches among contenders.
A night after making his first start at third base since 2002, Albert Pujols was back at first base.
Manager Tony La Russa rejoined the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday after missing six games to be treated for shingles, and quickly switched around the lineup card.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled power-hitting first baseman Brandon Allen and added three others as September call-ups.