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Lackey throws six scoreless in minor league game

STLtoday.com Cards veteran fans seven, allows just two hits in final tuneup before regular season begins. 
  • New: 8 hr 24 min ago

Martinez strikes out side to start vs. Mets

STLtoday.com An RBI double by Peralta gives Cards a 1-0 lead in Port St. Lucie.
  • New: 9 hr 37 min ago

Lynn will start home opener at Busch

STLtoday.com Matheny confirms rotation for the three games at Wrigley next week and the first road trip of the regular season.
  • New: 10 hr 16 min ago

Garcia's mindset is 'very positive'

STLtoday.com Injured lefthander is playing catch, hopes to be throwing off mound next week. 
  • 12 hr 25 min ago

Martinez faces Mets: Lackey to pitch in minors

STLtoday.com JUPITER, Fla. • The Cardinals will send four regulars, plus starting pitcher Carlos Martinez, to Port St. Lucie on Wednesday for their final road exhibition of the spring.
  • 14 hr 14 min ago

Wainwright escapes unharmed, will start opener

STLtoday.com Cards notes • Ace righthander gets into trouble with his hands-on approach on ground ball.  
  • 23 hr 9 min ago

Grichuk powers his way onto bench

STLtoday.com As he finalizes 25-man roster, Matheny says club couldn't "leave Florida without him" and now must find playing time to help young player develop, thrive.
  • 23 hr 14 min ago

Grichuk, Kozma complete Cards' 25-man roster

STLtoday.com Matheny says he will have to find enough playing time for Grichuk, who team 'couldn't leave Florida without.'
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Wainwright starts in final tuneup

STLtoday.com Cards righthander to face Marlins and then, presumably, Cubs on Sunday night. 
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Martinez joins the rotation

STLtoday.com He nails down final spot after a long competition.
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Wacha not at his sharpest, but he's healthy

STLtoday.com Cardinals righthander pitches out of trouble most of the time as he beats Nationals 6-2. 
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Cards name Martinez their fifth starter

STLtoday.com In his third spring with a chance to win a role in the rotation, hotshot righthander claims it. Gonzales to Class AAA as Memphis' ace.
  • 2 days ago

Garcia goes back on the DL, again

STLtoday.com The oft-injured Cardinals lefthander went back on the 15-day disabled list Monday, with left shoulder discomfort
  • 2 days ago

Villanueva makes team, reveals Cards' opening night bullpen

STLtoday.com Matheny confirms that veteran reliever has made the 25-man roster and that club will take five starters into the regular season.
  • 2 days ago

Wacha will make final start in successful spring

STLtoday.com Cards righthander to face Washington. Wong, hitting .147, is at second base. 
  • 2 days ago

Gonzales offers security to Cardinals

STLtoday.com Where the young lefthander will wind up is anybody's guess.
  • 2 days ago

Garcia's 'minor setback' leaves his schedule uncertain

STLtoday.com Lefthander will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
  • 2 days ago

Cards trim four from camp roster

STLtoday.com Scruggs, Wilson, Easley and Anna move to the minor-league camp and makeup of bench comes into view.
  • 3 days ago

Gonzales wild early but Mets don't score

STLtoday.com Cards blow chance of their own in first. It's scoreless after two innings.  
  • 3 days ago
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Gonzales back in Cards' rotation _ for Sunday anyway

STLtoday.com Young lefthander will take start assigned to Garcia, who is dealing with shoulder fatigure. 
  • 3 days ago
Blog Articles

Daily Farm Report: Rafael Ortega Belts Another Home Run

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The Cardinals prospects went 3-0-2 against the Marlins system. The Future Redbirds had a slate of games yesterday. All five teams were in action, and Rafael Ortega picked up right where he left...
  • New: 9 hr 9 min ago

Yadier Molina: 2015 VEB Community projections vs. ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, & Oliver

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Every year, MLB projections are released. They are based on regression formulas with various inputs. At VEB, we've decided to add a human element to the MLB forecasts. We collect stat predictions...
  • New: 10 hr 9 min ago

With defined role as the fifth starter of the St. Louis Cardinals, it is time for Carlos Martinez to thrive

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Have you ever been in a situation, whether at work or in school, where you felt like your overall performance was underwhelming due in large part to your higher-ups providing you with no specific...
  • 12 hr 9 min ago

2015 Draft Preview No. 9: The Ceiling Report

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — A group of three scouting reports, all on high school pitcher with super-high ceilings. Enjoy! First off, a few bits and bobs about other potential draftees I've covered in these pages before. ...
  • 14 hr 9 min ago

Carlos Villanueva: Utility pitcher

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — There may never have been a swingman as swingy as the latest addition to the Cardinals 40-man roster. When the Cardinals signed Carlos Villanueva to a minor-league contract back in February,...
  • 16 hr 9 min ago

Lance Lynn: 2015 VEB Community projections vs. ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, & Oliver

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Every year, MLB projections are released. They are based on regression formulas with various inputs. At VEB, we've decided to add a human element to the MLB forecasts. We collect stat predictions...
  • 17 hr 9 min ago

St. Louis Cardinals opening day roster matrix

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — With Tuesday's announcement of which players made the St. Louis opening-day bench, the Cardinals' opening day roster is now set. On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced Carlos Martinez ...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

Daily Farm Report: Another Camp Day In Jupiter

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The system goes 2-0 against itself The Cardinals stayed in Jupiter on Monday for a scheduled camp day. Editors' Note: Players, and especially pitchers, often play for multiple different ...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Matt Carpenter: 2015 VEB Community projections vs. ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, & Oliver

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — How will St. Louis Cardinals leadoff man Matt Carpenter perform in 2015? Let's have a look at how the VEB Community projections compare to ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, and Oliver to find out. Here...
  • 1 day 10 hr ago

Future Redbirds Top 25 Prospects for 2015: #9 - Aledmys Diaz

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — The Cuban import lost most of his initial professional season to a shoulder injury but he showed enough in his initial run of games in Springfield that he makes it into the top ten. Acquired:...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Spring Training competitions are fair

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals want every player to come in and compete for a roster spot. Competitions are set up that the public often sees as between players, but often the player is competing to meet...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

St. Louis Cardinals spring training roster matrix update: Cards announce No. 5 starter and finalize bullpen

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — General manager John Mozeliak's offseason plan came together on Monday. In November, Mozeliak refused the Braves ' ask for Carlos Martinez as part of a trade for Jason Heyward. Instead, the ...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Matt Holliday: 2015 VEB Community projections vs. ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, & Oliver

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Every year, MLB projections are released. They are based on regression formulas with various inputs. At VEB, we've decided to add a human element to the MLB forecasts. We collect stat predictions...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Marco Gonzales: How do the 2015 VEB Community projections compare to ZiPS, Steamer, PECOTA, & Oliver?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Every year, MLB projections are released. They are based on regression formulas with various inputs. At VEB, we've decided to add a human element to the MLB forecasts. We collect stat predictions...
  • 2 days ago

Daily Farm Report: The Weekender

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — Kenny Peoples-Walls highlighted a busy weekend for the Cardinals A level clubs. The Cardinals AA and AAA clubs had the day off Friday, but there was a full slate of games on Saturday and Sunday...
  • 2 days ago

Hunt and Peck: Opening Day is SIX days away!

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — It is officially serious. Don't miss the Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals take on John Lester and the Cubs in Chicago at 7:00pm on Sunday Night Baseball! And prepare for Opening Day by...
  • 2 days ago

Viva el birdos podcast episode 22

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Ben and the red baron talk about Jaime's setback, Freeman's departure, and more. Ben Humphrey and Aaron Schafer (the red baron) of vivaelbirdos.com talk about Jaime Garcia's latest health setback...
  • 3 days ago

Carlos Martinez: 2015 VEB Community projections vs. ZiPS, PECOTA, Steamer, and Oliver

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Every year, MLB projections are released. They are based on regression formulas with various inputs. At VEB, we've decided to add a human element to the MLB forecasts. We collect stat predictions...
  • 3 days ago

Jaime Garcia, Carlos Martinez, Marco Gonzales, and the St. Louis Cardinals fifth starter job

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — In the wake of Jaime Garcia's setback, who between Carlos Martinez and Marco Gonzales has a leg up in the fifth-starter competition? The more things change, the more they stay the same. So it is...
  • 3 days ago

Jaime Garcia experiences shoulder discomfort, will miss start

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Jaime Garcia is experiencing shoulder discomfort, which will cause him to miss at least one spring-training start,  according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com . Marco Gonzales will start for...
  • 4 days ago