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Ortiz: With bullpen in flux, Cardinals need more from Cecil

It’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to ignore the loud chorus of Cardinals fans who remain worried about the team’s closer situation. Considering that the 2017 season was sabotaged in part by a leaky bullpen, the concerns are warranted. Whether you trust Luke Gregerson or believe that

Ortiz: Cards need more from Cecil this season

It’s extremely difficult, if not impossible, to ignore the loud chorus of Cardinals fans who remain worried about the team’s closer situation. Considering that the 2017 season was sabotaged in part by a leaky bullpen, the concerns are warranted. Whether you trust Luke Gregerson or believe that

BenFred: Final thoughts from Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up

A few closing thoughts now that another Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up has come and gone … Greg Holland is … not going to be a Cardinal. At least that’s how Cardinals chairman Bill Dewitt Jr. made it sound when asked by a fan. “I was asked a question on the stage when you all were in here

Hochman: Do Cardinals have an acceptable sense of urgency?

Three more years. “And then,” Yadier Molina said, “I’m done.” The great catcher said it multiple times Monday — when his contract ends after the 2020 season, so will his career. So therefore, Yadi, can you describe the sense of urgency to win in those three years? “Oh, yeah,” he said, flashing his

Carpenter flexible about where he bats, where he plays

Matt Carpenter was approaching the halfway point of Monday’s Winter Warm-Up media session when his cell phone started to sing. “Thank God for my old stomping ground,” crooned country legend and fellow Texas native George Strait from Carpenter’s pocket. The veteran infielder reached to silence

Maddux has ‘road map,’ Matheny says

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will have three new coaches this year and while all of them will have major roles in trying to bring the club back to postseason relevance after a two-season dry spell, Matheny thinks new pitching coach Mike Maddux also c…

Hochman: Yadi’s news highlights need for urgency

Three more years. “And then,” Yadier Molina said, “I’m done.” The great catcher said it multiple times Monday — when his contract ends after the 2020 season, so will his career. So therefore, Yadi, can you describe the sense of urgency to win in those three years? “Oh, yeah,” he said, flashing his