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BenFred: Fear of missing out fuels Tebow's baseball pipe dream

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The 29-year-old former QB hasn't played in a real game in more than a decade, but major league clubs took the bait.
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Cardinals win with help from Brewers

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The Brewers committed an error in the top of the ninth that allowed the go-ahead run to score from first base without the ball leaving the infield.
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Cardinals notes: Reyes to remain in rotation

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — With Leake on DL, Cardinals need rookies to contribute more.
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Wong resurfaces with start at second base

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals turn to two comforts: Martinez and the road.
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Hochman: Greg Garcia a factor – and de facto groundskeeper

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Infielder makes mark on infield and at the plate.
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Leake (shingles) to DL, Kiekhefer recalled

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals could let Alex Reyes start again, or readjust rotation around Thursday's off day
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A bum Wainwright could doom Cardinals

STLtoday.com (Jose de Jesus Ortiz St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The Cardinals’ playoff hopes are doomed if Wainwright (9-8, 4.67 ERA) cannot stop pitching, to use his description, like a bum.
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BenFred: Beware the Pirates in the National League wild-card race

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Pittsburgh's three-game series in Chicago will feature the National League's hottest teams this month.
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Cards fumble, stumble in loss to Athletics

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — In the dugout, just before they doused the sparks of any comeback, the Cardinals’ mantra was “shut the door … keep shutting them down,” manager Mike Matheny said. As long as they held Oakland in...
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Wong is working on a swing that is ready when he has a role

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — As his playing time has evaporated this month, infielder Kolten Wong has busied himself with dissecting his and other’s swings so that if and when he gets another opportunity he’ll be ready for...
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Series preview: Cardinals at Brewers

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Carlos Martinez, who will pitch Monday for the Cardinals, is 3-0 with an 0.64 earned run average in his last four starts at Miller Park.
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Cardinals fumble, stumble in loss to A's

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The Cardinals finished their interleague schedule 1-9 at home against AL opponents.
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Hochman: Garcia's struggles continue as postseason nears

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals starter has allowed 16 runs in his past 16 innings.
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Cardinals notes: Wong working to piece together swing

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — 2016 has been a drift year for Cardinals infielder.
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Rosario gets rare start for Cards as Molina rests

STLtoday.com (By Tom Timmermann St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals backup catcher, 29, trying to make most of playing in majors.
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Torre: No longer a 'visitor' with Cardinals, now welcome part of history

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Former manager, an MVP with the team in 1971, induction into the team's Hall of Fame is a welcome invitation back to St. Louis.
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It's Sunday, so Molina rests for finale of series with Athletics

STLtoday.com (By Tom Timmermann St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cards take 1 1/2-game lead for second wild-card berth into the 1 p.m. game
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Cards bullpen can't get out of its jams vs. A's

STLtoday.com (By Tom Timmermann St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — With no Reyes in relief, bullpen is pushed and can't close out game
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Hochman: Molina, like "Carp," is a leader for Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Molina’s leadership is reminiscent of Chris Carpenter’s.
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Goold: Cardinals choose to share 'C'

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Team sides with a committee of captains to encourage leadership around clubhouse.
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Blog Articles

(Re)Considering Freddie Freeman

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Two offseasons ago, the Cardinals appeared to be interested in the Braves’ first baseman, before dealing for another Atlanta star. How do both the real and hypothetical trades look now in...
  • 19 days ago
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The Cardinals need to improve their terrible base running

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — The team's base running is the worst in the NL, and that has been a consistent theme throughout the Matheny era. In the 3rd inning of last night's game, Matt Carpenter was on first base with...
  • 19 days ago
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Cards News and Notes: Reyes, Weaver, Matheny

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — yesterday’s VEB Mike Matheny should be fired : Craig’s well-reasoned take on Matheny’s many weaknesses as a manager. Let’s watch David Eckstein hit a grand slam : Your daily Hunt and Peck,...
  • 20 days ago
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Cards pitching atrocious in 7-4 loss to Reds

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — You would have been better off doing literally anything else with your time than watching this game. In the interest of full disclosure, I am in a terrible mood.  It is entirely due to...
  • 20 days ago
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Michael Wacha to disabled list, Alex Reyes to majors, Luke Weaver to start Saturday

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Wacha pitched five innings last night, but will hit the disabled list. Alex Reyes' headed to the pen. Luke Weaver will start on Saturday The St. Louis Cardinals made it 112 games before a...
  • 20 days ago
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Luke Weaver Makes His Memphis Debut

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — Memphis played a double-header, and the folks in Metarie (Metarians?) were treated to either wonderful pitching or terrible hitting as the Zephyrs and Redbirds combined for 3 runs over 14 innings....
  • 20 days ago
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Saying good-bye to a piece of my childhood

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — Alex Rodriguez had a long, amazing career, but it looks to be coming to an end. So, this is a Cardinals blog. We pretty much just write about Cardinals stuff here. That’s the way these things...
  • 20 days ago
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Monday night the Cardinals walked off with the bases loaded, so let's watch David Eckstein's walk off grand slam - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — It happened eleven years (!!!) ago Sunday, August 7. Sunday marked the eleventh anniversary of David Eckstein's unexpected and glorious wall off grand slam. David has long been a fan favorite...
  • 20 days ago
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Jonathan Broxton: A Cardinals’ failure from the top down

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Just before the trade deadline last season, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired former closer Jonathan Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for then-20-year-old prospect Malik Collymore....
  • 21 days ago
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Cardinals squander big opportunity, rinse, repeat

Viva El Birdos (Alex Crisafulli) — If the Cardinals find themselves sitting at home this October, they’ll likely have this past week to thank for it. And that’s what a lost week looks like. To recap, at this exact point a week...
  • 22 days ago
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Cardinals news and notes: Holliday, prospects, Braves

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — Also, a look at a hypothetical Team USA baseball roster Hey guys, the Olympics started Friday! Some people get really into the Olympics, though I am not really one of those people. Now, I get...
  • 22 days ago
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8/7/16 Recap: Local team ruins everything

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — sometimes it’s important to remember that all sports are bad Following a rather calamitous 13-5 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Braves, a team which by most accounts is spending its 2016...
  • 22 days ago
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System Sundays: Minor League Seasons in Review, Part One — The Just-Missed List

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Checking in on those Cardinal minor leaguers who just missed out on the offseason rankings. Morning, all. I’m going to try and keep this relatively brief, mostly because I’m getting a late...
  • 23 days ago
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8.6.16 Recap: Cards Lose Against Worst Team in Baseball

Viva El Birdos (IHeartBoog) — With our (arguably) best pitcher on the mound, Carlos Martinez, facing a 30-games-under-.500 Braves team, I expected a win tonight. But this 2016 Cardinals team is nothing if not full of...
  • 23 days ago
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Examining Matt Holliday’s age-defiance

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — How Holliday’s persistent performance differs from others his age. Matt Holliday is getting the short end of the stick this season. After years of impressive production in his early and middle...
  • 24 days ago
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Cardinals news and notes: 2B, Holliday, the Wizard, and Braves

Viva El Birdos (Alex Crisafulli) — You should follow @cardenales even if you’re not fluent in Spanish. That as well as some exciting Cardinals news and notes. In early June the Cardinals launched their Spanish Twitter account (...
  • 24 days ago
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Cardinals lose in brutal fashion in 7-5 walkoff loss to Reds

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The Cardinals lost a game they should have won. I don't think this one was Matheny's fault. To start with the elephant in the room, I don't actually think Mike Matheny is to blame for this...
  • 27 days ago
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Bryan O'Keefe Homers; Kilichowski Strikes Out 5; Murders Goes Hitless

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — So long Charlie Tilson, and good luck on the South Side. It was a light schedule last night, as the upper minors clubs had the night off. We have a brief rundown of last night's lines and we...
  • 27 days ago
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Cardinals should destroy the Reds

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — A series preview The trade deadline has come and gone and the Cardinals made a small move to improve their bullpen, adding lefty Zach Duke. The Cincinnati Reds , who are hosting the Cardinals...
  • 27 days ago
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Randal Grichuk sent to minors, Jhonny Peralta, Brandon Moss return

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Dean Kiekhefer also optioned with Jhonny Peralta, Brandon Moss, and Zach Duke added to the big league club. The Cardinals were set to make multiple moves to the roster today. Over the weekend...
  • 27 days ago
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