Sunday Dec 8
Belleville News Democrat
Cardinals looking for bench help at winter meetings
Instead, General Manager John Mozeliak again will be on the lookout for one or two bench players, although he has said in the past that he always is willing to engage other possibilities.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Moves Los Angeles Angels Must Try to Pull off at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings
Even during an offseason when the Los Angeles Angels ' moves are almost predetermined, we still don't know what to expect.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Miami Marlins agree to 1-year deal with veteran Rafael Furcal
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal, right, jokes with teammate relief pitcher Fernando Salas during the team's first full squad workout at spring training baseball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Jupiter, Fla.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Moves the Cardinals Must Try to Pull off at the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings
Jhonny Peralta, pictured here during the 2013 ALCS, will be the Cardinals shortstop on opening day 2014.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Assessing the St. Louis Cardinals' Offseason Moves Thus Far
The 2013 version of the St. Louis Cardinals didn't need a whole lot of updating to be ready to defend their National League crown in 2014.
MLB Offseason: Best-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams This Winter
Let's imagine, however, what the best-case scenarios are for Levine and baseball executives from the other 29 teams with several months still remaining in the offseason.
Viva El Birdos
Will the St. Louis Cardinals' Bet on Peter Bourjos Pay Off?
The St. Louis Cardinals' decision to acquire Peter Bourjos is a gamble that the speedster will be able to stay healthy long enough for his tools to make him a productive big-league regular.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Picking the Most Improved Teams in the 2013-14 MLB Offseason so Far
Even though it is still early in the offseason, there have already been a few MLB teams that have taken big steps forward for the 2014 season.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Los Angeles Angels - TeamReport
MLB Team Report - Los Angeles Angels - INSIDE PITCH After weeks of discussion, the Los Angeles Angels finally made a deal on Nov. 22, addressing one of their biggest needs with the acquisition of third baseman David Freese and right-handed reliever Fernando Salas .
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Orange County Register
Simers: Angels' trade for Freese arresting for one optimist
David Freese's acquistion by the Angels from the Cardinals might raise red flags to some people, perhaps even Angels fans who remember Nick Adenhart.
The Morning Call
Cardinals sign Peralta , draw ire of major-league players
Major-league players were outspoken in their criticism of the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night after the team finalized a four-year, $53-million contract with free agent Jhonny Peralta .
Thankful for a flurry of pre-Turkey Day Deals
Deals, deals and more deals served as a huge theme this past week. I'm not talking about 50-cent cans of pumpkin, $1 boxes of cornbread stuffing or buy-a-ham-get-a-turkey-free types of deals.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
MLB Bullets Never Prospers
The Cardinals found their new shortstop and a lot of people aren't happy about it, and not for the usual reasons.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
With little payroll maneuverability, Angels may have to trade to bolster rotation
The Angels signed reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million deal on Saturday, just a day after adding third baseman David Freese and reliever Fernando Salas in a trade for Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk.
Sidearm reliever Smith headed to Halos
Though still nowhere close to the starting pitcher they so desperately need, the Angels continued the rebuilding of their bullpen by agreeing to a three-year deal with right-hander Joe Smith worth over $15 million, according to John Heyman of CBS Sports.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Belleville News Democrat
Cardinals could be close to signing shortstop Peralta
Several media outlets reported that the Cardinals were on the verge of an agreement with the 31-year-old free agent, who this season batted .303 with 30 doubles, 11 home runs and 55 RBIs in 107 games with the Detroit Tigers.
Cardinals Moving Fast, Furious
It appears that St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has things to do and is getting all of the business done before the Thanksgiving holiday hits this week.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Kansas City Star
Cardinals trade Freese to Angels
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Report: Angels eye Smith, Mujica, Howell for pen
Smith, 29, had a 2.29 ERA in 63 innings for the Indians this past season. The 29-year-old Mujica had a 2.78 ERA with 37 saves in 64 2/3 innings for the Cardinals in 2013 while Howell, the only lefty of the group, put up a 2.03 ERA in 62 innings for the Dodgers.
St. Louis Cardinals Make Off Like Bandits In David Freese Deal
The saying goes that in order to get quality, you have to give up quality. Well, the St. Louis Cardinals may have bypassed that in their trade with the Los Angeles Angels .