2010

August 10, 2010: Brawl vs. Reds ends Jason LaRue’s career

On August 10, 2010, the fierce rivalry between the Cardinals and Reds spilled into a violent brawl that ended catcher Jason LaRue’s career. The two teams had battled one another for the National League Central Division lead throughout the summer. In the opening game of the series, Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter pitched seven innings and …

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Adam Wainwright: "I can't think of a better combo in baseball (than Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols). You may just have to walk both of them."

January 5, 2010: Cardinals sign Matt Holliday to a record seven-year contract

It took longer than either side was entirely comfortable with, but in the end, the Cardinals got their man. On January 5, 2010, Matt Holliday agreed to a deal that would keep him in St. Louis through the 2016 season and gave the Cardinals a pair of franchise cornerstone sluggers in Holliday and Albert Pujols …

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November 30, 2010: Ryan Theriot is traded to St. Louis and angers his former teammates in Chicago

It didn’t take Ryan Theriot long to ruffle feathers with his former Cubs teammates after the Cardinals traded for him ahead of the 2011 season. On November 30, 2010, the Cardinals dealt right-handed relief pitcher Blake Hawksworth to obtain Theriot from the Dodgers. The 30-year-old Theriot was due for arbitration in 2011, so at the …

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