I'll provide some links and a quick recap of the story. Stories are mostly called from MLB.com, but if you haven't been following their feed then this should get you up to date on some of my picks for the greatest news have this offseason.
David Freese avoids arbitration - David Freese signed a 1 year deal to avoid arbitration.
Carpenter out - Chris Carpenter most likely out for the year with continued problems in his throwing arm. It could force his retirement.
1/29/2013 | Taveras ranked No. 3 among Top 100 Prospects
Outfielder Oscar Taveras has been named baseball's third-best prospect in MLB.com's Top 100 rankings.
1/28/2013 | Cardinals agree to one-year deal with Cedeno
Seeking a veteran middle infielder to provide depth and insurance behind shortstop Rafael Furcal, the Cardinals, after sifting through a thin free-agent market, have signed Ronny Cedeno.
1/24/2013 | Thousands pay respects to Musial at visitation
A six-hour public visitation for Hall of Famer Stan Musial, who died at the age of 92 on Saturday, brought thousands of people out to the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis on Thursday.
1/24/2013 | Musial's 1942 club was Cardinals' best
Stan Musial played on three World Series winners and watched many, many more. However, the Hall of Famer, who passed away Saturday, said the 1942 Cardinals were the best in franchise history.
1/22/2013 | Motte, Cardinals reach two-year agreement
Closer Jason Motte has inked a two-year contract with the Cardinals that will buy out his final two seasons of arbitration-eligibility. At the end of the deal, Motte will be a free agent.
1/21/2013 | Molina excited to have brother as Cards coach
Having never had the opportunity to play professionally with his older brother Bengie, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina spoke Monday about his anticipation over the prospect of donning the same uniform this season. Along with that came an endorsement as well.
What do you think the biggest news of the offseason has been?