Royce Clayton Todd Stottlemyre Fernando Tatis

Why the Cards traded Todd Stottlemyre and Royce Clayton at the 1998 trade deadline

One year after acquiring slugger Mark McGwire at the trade deadline, Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty found himself as a seller at the 1998 deadline, sending starting pitcher Todd Stottlemyre and shortstop Royce Clayton to the Texas Rangers for starting pitcher Darren Oliver, third baseman Fernando Tatis, and a player to be named later. That

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Willson Contreras

May 6, 2023: Cardinals announce that Willson Contreras is changing positions

Less than six months after they signed him to a five-year, $87.5 million contract to replace Yadier Molina as the franchise’s starting catcher, the Cardinals stunned everyone by announcing that Willson Contreras was changing positions. The move came just 23 starts into Contreras’s tenure as the team’s catcher. With Contreras batting third and serving as

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