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10/24/2016 | Inbox: What is Cards' primary offseason focus?

With the Hot Stove season nearing and the most unlikely of World Series matchups now set, let's take some time on the eve of Game 1 to hit on some topics that relate to what could be ahead for the Cardinals this offseason.

10/20/2016 | Holliday inducted into Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame

Former Rockies, A's and Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday was inducted into the Arizona Fall League Hall of Fame on Wednesday night prior to the contest between the Surprise Saguaros and the Scottsdale Scorpions at Scottsdale Stadium.

10/14/2016 | Duke to miss 2017 season after arm surgery

Lefty reliever Zach Duke, who made 28 appearances for the Cardinals after being acquired on July 31, will not make another in 2017. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed that Duke recently underwent surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament as well as a forearm flexor muscle in his left arm. Recovery from the surgery is expected to take between 12 and 18 months.

10/13/2016 | Cardinals outright Ohlman, Rosario, Harris

The Cardinals began the process of trimming their 40-man roster by outrighting catchers Michael Ohlman and Alberto Rosario, as well as reliever Mitch Harris, on Thursday.

10/10/2016 | MLB Pipeline names Bader, Weaver Cards' Prospects of the Year

MLB Pipeline named Harrison Bader the Cardinals' Hitting Prospect of the Year and Luke Weaver the team's Pitching Prospect of the Year.

10/7/2016 | Cards look to regain Central prominence in '17

So conditioned to playing through October, the Cardinals instead find themselves in the unfamiliar position of already looking ahead to 2017 early in the month.

10/5/2016 | Mozeliak puts offseason emphasis on defense

As laid out by general manager John Mozeliak in an end-of-season news conference on Wednesday, the Cardinals will seek to improve defensively and to inject added athleticism on the position-player side as the club retools for 2017.

10/5/2016 | Cards want Wacha to solidify rotation spot

Despite questions about how a recurring stress reaction right shoulder injury might restrict Michael Wacha from carrying a starting pitcher's workload in the future, general manager John Mozeliak confirmed on Wednesday that the organization still views him as a starter heading into 2017.

10/4/2016 | Bench, young talent power Cardinals' 2016

In order to narrow the Cardinals' needs this offseason, it's first helpful to evaluate what happened in 2016. So here's a look back at some of the key players and factors in the club's finish.

10/3/2016 | Cardinals facing decision on Garcia for 2017

While the Cardinals brought some closure to Matt Holliday's contract situation last week by acknowledging their intentions to decline his club option, a decision remains to be made on lefty starter Jaime Garcia.

10/3/2016 | Selig, Steinbrenner among 10 up for Hall of Fame consideration

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced Monday that 10 individuals have been named to the Today's Game Era ballot, to be voted on during the Winter Meetings in December.

10/2/2016 | 1 win short: Cards end 5-year postseason run

It all ended so abruptly for the Cardinals, who, after falling short in their nine previous attempts to move 10 games above .500, finally got there on Sunday only to find the mark ultimately inconsequential. That's because for the third time in five seasons, the Giants knocked the Cardinals out of the postseason.

10/2/2016 | Cards, Holliday pen well-written farewell script

Mike Matheny worked without a script this weekend, hopeful of finding the proper way to recognize Matt Holliday's contributions to the organization, but unsure how that sendoff would fit amid a postseason race. In the end, it all fit together perfectly.

10/2/2016 | Double take: Yadi sparks decisive 6-run 7th

Yadier Molina had a triple before it was overturned and called a ground-rule double following a Pirates challenge in the seventh inning Sunday. Though he returned to second base, he had sparked the decisive six-run inning in the Cardinals' 10-4 victory over the Pirates.

10/2/2016 | Cards rout Bucs, but eliminated from playoffs

The Cardinals did their part, thumping the Pirates, 10-4, to end the season with four straight wins. But they did not get the necessary help out West, where the Giants, with their own sweep, ended the Cardinals' postseason pursuit at 5:11 p.m. CT on Sunday.

10/1/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Gyorko's HR saves Cards

Jedd Gyorko's comeback-capping home run in the eighth inning Saturday that gave the Cardinals the 4-3 win over the Pirates almost didn't happen. The second baseman took a close pitch from Felipe Rivero for a controversial ball three, then followed that up with a blast to keep St. Louis a game behind San Francisco for the second NL Wild Card spot.

10/1/2016 | Matheny gets 8-inning scoreless effort from 'pen

Manager Mike Matheny worked off script with tremendous success on Saturday, as he deployed six relievers to cover the innings left exposed by another ineffective start. Roles were relinquished in an all-hands-on-deck effort from the Cardinals' bullpen that led to a 4-3 win over the Pirates and assured the club of entering its regular-season finale still in the National League Wild Card mix.

10/1/2016 | Holliday happy to cap Cards career with big moments

The standing ovation, the improbable home run, the reception from his teammates, it all brought veteran outfielder Matt Holliday to tears on Friday. A day later, he described it all as "an out-of-body experience" and a storybook end to his seven-plus seasons in St. Louis.

10/1/2016 | Waino, Cards need a win in season finale vs. Bucs

Adam Wainwright knows how it feels to pitch in pressure-packed games. He has started 12 times in the postseason, but the Cardinals will need him to step up in order to get there as he faces Ryan Vogelsong and the Pirates in the final game of the regular season on Sunday.

10/1/2016 | Gyorko's HR lifts Cards' Wild Card chances

It will all come down to Game 162 for the Cardinals, who, with a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Pirates at Busch Stadium, staved off potential Wild Card elimination on Saturday. Jedd Gyorko delivered the game-winning hit with his two-out, eighth-inning home run.

10/1/2016 | Red alert: Matinee vs. Bucs critical for Cards

After a resounding shutout victory Friday night over the Pirates, the Cardinals are still one game behind the Giants for the second National League Wild Card spot, and the Mets are a game ahead of San Francisco. Saturday will provide one of the Cards' biggest obstacles as they try to stretch their pitching staff to stay in contention.

10/1/2016 | C-Mart caps season with gem, but wants WC

His regular-season numbers complete after capping the best season of his young career with one of his most in-control starts, Carlos Martinez now turns his attention to what's next -- even if he's not yet sure what that might be.

10/1/2016 | Moss snaps out of funk with big homer

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny followed Brandon Moss up the tunnel after he took him out of Wednesday night's game against the Reds in the seventh inning. He didn't say anything, but he could tell Moss was "wearing it hard" after he struck out to end the seventh inning with runners on second and third.