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Bernie: The Hall of Fame case for Ken Boyer

STLtoday.com One of the all-time great Cardinals is worthy of induction, especially if you compare him to some third basemen already enshrined in Cooperstown. 
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Bird Bytes: A look at the Cards' five free agents

STLtoday.com Do Pat Neskek, Jason Motte, Mark Ellis, A.J. Pierzynski and Justin Masterson have a future with the Cardinals? We take a case-by-case look. 
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Journalists robbed at funeral for Taveras

STLtoday.com But grieving Dominican community, including Cards pitcher Martinez and Taveras' attorney, rallies to help Post-Dispatch staffers.
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Cardinals exercise Lackey's option

STLtoday.com Cards notes • Veteran starter will earn league minimum in 2015.
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Waino: Cards "will get through this as a unit"

STLtoday.com Already at their offseason homes, it's more difficult for Cards players to cope with death of Oscar Taveras. Matheny's calls and texts are helping. 
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Boyer one of 10 on Hall of Fame 'Golden Era' Ballot

STLtoday.com Also: Five Cardinals — including Motte, Neshek and Pierzynski — file for free agency. 
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Bernie Bits: an early look at 2015 World Series odds

STLtoday.com Plus: now that the Royals energized their Kansas City base, will fans show up in much greater numbers in 2015? Or was this just a temporary buzz? 
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Bernie: Bumgarner, say hello to Bob Gibson

STLtoday.com Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was truly special in the 2014 World Series. It makes you appreciate Cardinals' great Bob Gibson even more. 
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Tipsheet: Joe Maddon could elevate NL Central

STLtoday.com The long-struggling Cubs could quickly become a legitimate threat with Joe Maddon at the helm.
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Bernie: Matheny is right, Cards are family

STLtoday.com Manager is the leader this team needs in tough times.
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Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his own hand

STLtoday.com The former slugger said he was cleaning his gun when it fired. 
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Crowds mourn 'El Fenomeno' Oscar Taveras in his hometown

STLtoday.com Thousands say goodbye to the young Cardinals outfielder.
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Cards see tragic lesson in Taveras' death

STLtoday.com Team hopes players will learn more about the hazards they face off the field.
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Crowd mourns Taveras in his hometown

STLtoday.com Mozeliak and Matheny among those paying respects to the family of Cardinals outfielder who died Sunday in the Dominican Republic.
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Bench coach Aldrete leaves Cards for Oakland

STLtoday.com After seven seasons here, he will be the bench coach for the A’s.
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Strauss: Cards look for solace amid lack of answers

STLtoday.com Mozeliak, Matheny travel to the Dominican Republic as they try to reconcile themselves to the death of Taveras.
  • 3 days ago

Taveras' death brings shock, grief to team

STLtoday.com Cardinals struggle with news of rookie’s death.
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Cards ‘all too used' to dealing with death

STLtoday.com Former Cardinals manager LaRussa experienced two player deaths in his time here.  
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Police release Taveras accident report

STLtoday.com Former Cardinal died of multiple injuries, including trauma to the brain and torso.
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Democratic giant Frank Manciewicz was proud Cards fan

STLtoday.com Political power broker remained Redbirds rooter for 70-plus years
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Blog Articles

Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — A toast to Oscar Taveras *raises glass He had the smile of a  goofy, young kid , those adorably slightly-crooked, pearly white teeth grinning at you. It was a smile that seemed to light up its...
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Future St. Louis Cardinals reflect on the life, impact of Oscar Taveras

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Exploring the impact of the late Oscar Taveras. As made clear by his nickname ("El Fenomeno"),  Oscar Taveras was destined for greatness. Based on the  memorial currently outside of Busch...
  • New: 11 hr 35 min ago

Five St. Louis Cardinals became free agents on Thursday morning

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Five of the 121 MLB-wide free agents played for the Cardinals in 2014. Under the current collective bargaining agreement ( CBA ) governing Major League Baseball labor relations, the morning after...
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Remembering Oscar Taveras

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Oscar Taveras: 1992-2014 There will come a time when I will write again about contract extensions, trade targets and free agents, but I'm not ready. Many pieces have been written, here and...
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Oscar Taveras (1992-2014)

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — A collection of news, opinion, and more on the untimely death of St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras. As the Royals and Giants squared off in World Series Game 5 Sunday night,...
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On an Athlete, Dying Young.

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Requiescat in pace, Oscar Taveras, 19th June 1992 -- 26th October 2014 The time you swung and brought the rain, The lines lined up to chant your name; The red-clad faithful, cheering...
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Bench coach Mike Aldrete accepts similar position with the Oakland Athletics

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Coaching changes happen every offseason, this one makes about as much sense as any of them. In the past 15 years Cardinals fans have been spoiled a bit in terms of coaching changes at the big...
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In the wake of Oscar's passing, Mike Matheny is exactly who the Cardinals need

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Rest in peace, Oscar Taveras. On June 22, 2014, the twelve year anniversary of  Darryl Kile's sudden and tragic death , I found myself in a Busch Stadium conference room, surrounded by forty or...
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Reaction from around the league over tragic passing of Oscar Taveras

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, were killed in a car accident October 26, 2014 in the Dominican Republic. Cardinal Nation and baseball fans everywhere collectively mourned. "Of...
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St. Louis Cardinals' statement on the death of Oscar Taveras

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals have released a statement on the death of Oscar Taveras : The St. Louis Cardinals offer condolences to the family of Oscar Taveras, the 22 year old Cardinals...
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Rest in peace, Oscar Taveras

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident at the age of 22. As the Royals and Giants squared off in World Series Game 5 Sunday night, tweets began to surface about...
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Should the St. Louis Cardinals fire Mike Matheny and hire Joe Maddon?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Major-leadge managers tend to get too much credit and blame. A favorite pastime of baseball fans is to second guess the manager. While a manager has an impact, players win or lose games and, by...
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The St. Louis Cardinals' handling of Adam Wainwright's arm surgery raises questions

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Are the player and team on the same page regarding treatment? You may have heard that St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright  underwent surgery Friday on his throwing arm. MLB...
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World Series game 3 open thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Jeremy Guthrie & Tim Hudson Today's Lineups KANSAS CITY ROYALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B Lorenzo...
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Report: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright undergoes surgery on throwing arm

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Contrary to general manager John Mozeliak's Monday statement, Adam Wainwright's injured throwing arm required corrective surgery on Friday afternoon. On Monday, St. Louis Cardinals general...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — It has been a Sharks versus Jets style feud around here. On Monday, John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny sat down for a press conference to discuss the season. During that conference they appointed ...
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Jon Jay is not a problem

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — "In a year that the Cardinals didn't count on him, he basically said, 'Hold on, I can still play and I'll prove it.'" -- Alex Cora On Wednesday,  the red baron published a thought-provoking,...
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Where can the St. Louis Cardinals upgrade on offense this offseason?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals offense underperformed in 2014. At which positions is the club most in need of improvement come 2015? The St. Louis Cardinals led the National League in runs scored in...
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Has Oscar Taveras been treated any differently as a rookie than former Cardinal top prospects?

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — The answer might surprise you... Coming into the 2014 season, the Cardinals had the potential for two players to get significant votes in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. David...
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Are John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny retconning Oscar Taveras's 2014 conditioning?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny have openly criticized Oscar Taveras's conditioning. Is it justified? At the outset of the Cardinals ’ postseason run, manager Mike Matheny...
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