12/3/2013 | Vote on Redbirds' sale delayed until Monday
The Memphis City Council, citing insufficient time to review all the necessary documents, on Tuesday delayed voting on a proposal that would lead to the Cardinals taking ownership of their Triple-A affiliate and Memphis assuming control of AutoZone Park. Council members agreed to reconvene for a special session on Monday to finish discussing the issue and take a vote.
12/2/2013 | Axford a free agent after Cards don't tender contract
Unwilling to pay the salary John Axford would have commanded in the arbitration process, the Cardinals non-tendered the right-handed reliever Monday. As a result, Axford becomes a free agent a little more than three months after the Cardinals acquired him in an trade with Milwaukee.
12/1/2013 | As deadline nears, Axford unlikely to be tendered
The Cardinals entered the offseason with six arbitration-eligible players. Two -- David Freese, Fernando Salas -- have since been traded. Another (Rob Johnson) was taken off the 40-man roster last month. That leaves the Cardinals with three more tender decisions, all of which must be made by Monday's 10:59 pm CT deadline. Outfielder Jon Jay and infielder Daniel Descalso are arbitration-eligible for the first time. Reliever John Axford is in his second year of arbitration eligibility.