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2017 Schedule
83-79, 3rd in NL Cent
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BBTN: Winter meetings wrap, moves still to be made

Buster Olney and Keith Law put a bow on the winter meetings, discuss the moves that could still be made and more (6:08). Plus, "Inside Heat" on the Orioles from Roch Kubatko (32:05) and Nationals from Chelsea Janes (43:42).

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Piscotty traded to A's, near mom with ALS

The Oakland Athletics have acquired outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the St. Louis Cardinals for two minor leaguers, both teams announced on Thursday.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Not a whole lot changes in terms of fantasy value for Marcell Ozuna in St. Louis, though despite their somewhat crowded outfield, he'll still play regularly. St. Louis' Busch Stadium was one of the few ballparks in which he could land that provides effectively no power upgrade: It was 26th in terms of right-handed home run factor in 2017 (0.803) and 25th from 2013-17 (0.845); Miami's Marlins Park was 24th (0.835) and 26th (0.818) in those same time spans.

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Newest Cardinals OF Marcell Ozuna had career highs in batting average, OPS, HR and RBI in 2017. Per Statcast, his 129 hits with an exit velocity of 95+ MPH were 3rd in MLB. Ozuna also won a Gold Glove in LF last season. His 11 Defensive Runs Saved ranked 2nd in MLB.

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Cardinals must add more than Ozuna to join NL elite

If the Cardinals want to keep up with the mini-dynasties brewing in Chicago and Los Angeles, Marcell Ozuna is a great start. But another signing -- say, Manny Machado or Josh Donaldson -- could return St. Louis to elite status in the NL.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cards manager Mike Matheny discuss the NL Central where no team is at the bottom of a rebuilding process.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Mike Matheny discuss the need for a bat like Marcell Ozuna.

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Gomez: Cardinals added 'a big bat' to lineup (0:35)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Days after being rebuffed on a Giancarlo Stanton trade, the St. Louis Cardinals have filled their middle-of-the-order void by acquiring outfielder Marcell Ozuna in a deal with Miami. Ozuna is a lot more than a consolation prize for St. Louis. He's a two-time All-Star who hit 37 homers and slugged .548 for the Marlins this season. He's eligible for free agency after the 2019 season, but he'll give the Cardinals two years of premium production — in a high-energy package — before he hits the open market.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cardinals have been searching for a middle of the order bat and they've reportedly acquired one from the Marlins in All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna, coming off a season in which he hit .312 with 37 home runs. In Ozuna, 2017 breakout star Tommy Pham and Dexter Fowler, the Cardinals now project to have one of the best outfields in the league. After finishing seventh in the NL in runs in 2017, that total should climb if Ozuna matches his 2017 numbers.

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Marlins trade outfielder Ozuna to Cards

The Miami Marlins have continued their offseason purge, trading All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals. Ozuna is due to enter arbitration after a career-best season.

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Bob Costas wins Frick Award for broadcasting

As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening "through the crackle and static" to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yadier Molina hosted a celebrity softball game and HR Derby to bring joy to his island of Puerto Rico, devastated by Hurricane Maria. Yadi had the opportunity to share the experience with his two older brothers, Bengie and José Molina.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los hermanos Molina se juntaron en su isla de Puerto Rico para traerle alegría al pueblo después del catastrófico Huracán María. Yadier Molina es el anfitrión de un "Home Run Derby" y un juego de softball de celebridades, donde compartió junto a sus hermanos Bengie y José.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs76113th
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3348th
Slugging Percentage.42617th
Earned Run Average4.0110th
Quality Starts79Tied-6th
WHIP1.3011th
BAA.25312th