2000- Matheny Acquired

This was a decent season as they went 95-67 which was the best finish since 1987. they finished ten games ahead of the Reds. In the playoffs, the Cardinals defeated the Atlanta Braves in three straight games to advance to the NLCS. In that series, he lost to the Mets 4 game to 1.

Gold Gloves were won by center fielder Jim Edmonds and catcher Mike Matheny. Matheny was acquired from the Blue Jays and Edmonds was traded for on March 23, 2000.

Catcher Mike Matheny and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves this year. Matheny was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays during the off-season, while Edmonds was acquired from the Anaheim Angels less than a week before the start of the season.

Other Deals:

November 11, 1999: Alberto Castillo, Matt DeWitt, and Lance Painter were traded by the Cardinals to the Toronto Blue Jays for Paul Spoljaric and Pat Hentgen.
November 16, 1999: Manny Aybar, Brent Butler, Rich Croushore, and José Jiménez were traded by the Cardinals to the Colorado Rockies for Darryl Kile, Luther Hackman and Dave Veres.
November 24, 1999: Heathcliff Slocumb was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals.
December 15, 1999: Luis Ordaz was traded by the Cardinals to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Dante Powell.
January 5, 2000: Ernie Young was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.
March 18, 2000: Joe McEwing was traded by the Cardinals to the New York Mets for Jesse Orosco.
March 23, 2000: Kent Bottenfield was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Adam Kennedy to the Anaheim Angels for Jim Edmonds.

Opening Day starters

Eric Davis
Jim Edmonds
Darryl Kile
Ray Lankford
Mike Matheny
Craig Paquette
Edgar Rentería
Fernando Tatís
Fernando Viña