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  1. Offseason questions for Cardinals, Orioles

    Buster Olney

    The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are moving on, while the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals are left to wonder about what might have been. What if Manny Machado hadn't gotten hurt, or Yadier Molina? What if Randy Choate's throw...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  2. Five ways a Molina absence hurts Cards

    Buster Olney

    Yadier Molina still hasn't ruled out the possibility that he could play in Game 3, writes Derrick Goold, but there is some mystery about what Molina's role could be, writes Jayson Stark. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't saying exactly how -- o...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  3. Kershaw with no answers for loss

    Buster Olney

    LOS ANGELES -- A brood of reporters and cameramen waited near the locker of Clayton Kershaw, gathered for the expected confessional. With his hair still damp from the shower, Kershaw -- taller than most in the crowd before him -- glanced around the r...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  4. Least Valuable Player awards for 2014

    Eric Karabell

    The Texas Rangers, playing better of late but still the worst team in the American League, started seven rookies in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Houston Astros. The Rangers have used a record number of players to get through the season, and while...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  5. Cards getting battery back?

    AJ Mass and Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: If Wednesday was any indication, Yadier Molina may soon be on his way back to the big league roster. In his rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield, Molina caught six innings behind the plate and went 2-for-3 with an RBI double. Molina ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  6. Add Yadier Molina now

    Eric Karabell

    The St. Louis Cardinals had to be hoping that when superb catcher Yadier Molina was lost for a few months with a thumb injury, they could merely remain within striking distance of the NL Central lead. Mission accomplished there. The Cardinals are NL ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  7. Best defensive tools in baseball -- MLB

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden, Christopher Crawford

    Manny Acta, Jim Bowden and Christopher Crawford lay out which players have the best defensive tools in baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  8. Cards scrambling post-Molina?

    The worst-case scenario seems to have come to pass for Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals, as the catcher is slated to undergo surgery today to repair a ruptured ligament in his right thumb. Molina is expected to miss at least two months, if n...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. How to deal with injuries to Molina, Phillips

    Eric Karabell

    Earlier this week, the popular injury for preseason top-five first basemen Edwin Encarnacion and Joey Votto was the quad. On Thursday fantasy owners got a few more jolts of bad news with thumb ligament injuries to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier M...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  10. Cards hold breath on Molina

    AJ Mass

    The most important member of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation may not be Adam Wainwright, Shelby Miller or Michael Wacha, but rather the All-Star catcher who sits behind the plate on a daily basis. However, the Cardinals are facing the prospect of be...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. Ellsburys unique base-stealing ability

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS -- Mick Kelleher's first year in professional baseball was in 1969, and he says he had never seen before what he saw Monday: a crowd give a standing ovation to a catcher for throwing out a runner. But this is St. Louis and the catcher is Ya...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  12. Taveras could be the key for St. Louis

    Buster Olney

    CHICAGO -- Yadier Molina was part of the St. Louis Cardinals team that was repeatedly within a strike of losing the 2011 World Series, and so were Matt Holliday and Jon Jay and Daniel Descalso and Allen Craig and others. They know what a crisis is, a...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  13. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  14. Justin Verlander among MLB's most indispensable players - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski breaks down the most indispensable players in MLB, led by Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  15. Where Wacha went wrong

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- Opposing hitters tell stories about Yadier Molina's creativity in his pitch calling, how he tends to think ahead of them from pitch to pitch. Joey Votto, for example, will occasionally exchange thoughts with Molina during at-bats about the ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  16. Ranking the 50 World Series players

    Jim Bowden

    With the start of the World Series just two days away, let's take a look at both rosters. Every year someone rises to the occasion and has a profound impact. It could be one of the team's stars, or it could be a role player called upon to do one spec...

    Blog | October 22, 2013