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Left may be right on Cards' bench

STLtoday.com Redbirds have options to maintain some balance. 
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Wainwright must field first, face hitters next

STLtoday.com Cards starter is still recovering from abdominal strain.
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Wainwright returns to the mound, as scheduled

STLtoday.com Cardinals starter, who had a break imposed on him by an abdominal strain, threw a bullpen session as he ramps up work toward first spring game.
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Martinez to start Grapefruit League opener

STLtoday.com Cards' young righthander to be followed by Lyons. 
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Hope about phenoms is a baseball rite of spring

STLtoday.com But many never pan out, of course.
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Bourjos ready to play, Jay almost there

STLtoday.com Both center fielders had offseason surgery.
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'Live BP' is really for the pitchers

STLtoday.com Feedback from their teammates helps Cards' hurlers make adjustments.
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Jay making 'progress,' but not ready for spring games

STLtoday.com As he returns from wrist surgery, Cardinals center fielder says his focus is on being ready for opening day, not an arbitrary Grapefruit League date.
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Back on the bump: Cards pitchers face hitters, again

STLtoday.com A day packed with mandatory activities off the field also returns hitters into the cage to face teammates.
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Bernie: Matheny's leadership has been invaluable

STLtoday.com Cardinals manager has fostered a trusting, successful club.
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Diaz's journey to Jupiter was a long trek

STLtoday.com Cuban defector Diaz gets shot with Cardinals.
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Ramage addresses Cards in wake of Taveras tragedy

STLtoday.com Former Blues star had been involved in fatal accident while driving. 
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Infielders to start catching

STLtoday.com Kozma, Garcia, T. Kelly will get a test. Saturday drills for Cardinals barely beat the rain. 
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Former Blue Ramage's message 'right on time' for Cards

STLtoday.com The standout hockey player, who was incarcerated after a alcohol-related collision killed a former teammate, spoke to clubhouse Saturday.
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Cards' staff instructed about rules changes

STLtoday.com Matheny in favor of pace of game legislation. New replay challenge system is a work in progress. 
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In 2014, Peralta did it the 'natural' way

STLtoday.com After suspension for using PEDs, Cardinals shortstop put up strong offensive and defensive numbers in first year in National League. 
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Bernie: Cards could be great — if, if, if

STLtoday.com 10 players could have a big impact on how 2015 goes.
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Cardinals get work done indoors

STLtoday.com Intent on not losing a day of workouts because of rain, Matheny sets up workouts in clubhouse, conversations in conference rooms, and swings in covered cages.
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Sierra, Kaminsky headline early-bird camp for prospects

STLtoday.com Cardinals open their annual STEP -- spring training early program -- Saturday with five of the team's top 10 prospects expected to attend.
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Bernie: Wacha is key to rotation

STLtoday.com If healthy, the Cardinals' talented young RH can reinforce the rotation. If he has more shoulder issues, rotation stability will be an issue. 
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Blog Articles

John Mozeliak vs. Walt Jocketty: How has the St. Louis Cardinals' approach to roster construction changed?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The Cardinals have enjoyed success with both men as general manager. How different are their approaches to building a roster? By now you know the story. Even though the St. Louis Cardinals had...
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Viva el birdos podcast episode 18

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Ben Humphrey and Joe Schwarz talk as spring training games are set to begin in the week ahead. Ben Humphrey and Joe Schwarz of vivaelbirdos.com discuss Adam Wainwright's health in light of his...
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How does the St. Louis Cardinals' core compare to the rest of MLB?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals have been bandying about the word "core" as an adjective to describe ballplayers going back to the days when Walt Jocketty was the organizaiton's general manager. Most...
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Should the Cardinals extend John Lackey?

Viva El Birdos (Nick Lampe) — While the Cardinals are paying John Lackey the league minimum in 2015, they shouldn't feel obligated to appease him with an extension, especially if such move doesn't fit with their long-term...
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Hunt and Peck: Another baseball player retires

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Previous installments: Episode I , Episode II , Episode III , Episode IV , Episode V The back of the bus is quiet, but he liked the quiet. It gave him the chance to look around at the ol'...
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Jason Heyward can be an MVP candidate in 2015

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — and it shouldn't surprise you if he is. It is a testament to both the massive hype that Jason Heyward engendered as baseball's top prospect entering 2010 and his stellar rookie campaign that...
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Solo Home Run Rate and the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Almost seven years ago, I attended a St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium that went into extra innings. Ryan Ludwick ended that contest against the Rays with a walk-off home run. It was a...
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Future Redbirds Top 25 Prospects for 2015: #19 - Rowan Wick

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Winner of "Best Baseball Name" for the 2014 Cardinals farm system. Acquired: Amateur Draft, 2012: 9th round (#300), Cypress College (California) Birthday: 11/09/1992 Age: 22 Minor...
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Examining the fourseam fastballs of the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — A curveball can look pretty, a slider can be devastating, and a sinker can induce a lot of weak contact, but the fourseam fastball is one of the game's most important pitches. Let's take a look at...
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Tracking the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals outfielders' batting stats

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — On Wednesday, we looked at how the St. Louis Cardinals infielders' 2014 batting stats tracked against their end-of-season totals. Because we used the Baseball-Reference game logs, which have a...
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What does PITCHf/x say about St. Louis Cardinals reliever Carlos Villanueva?

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — While NRI minor-league signings usually aren't that big of a deal, Pat Neshek proved otherwise in 2014. Will Carlos Villanueva make the opening-day roster and positively impact the 2015 Cardinals?...
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2015 Draft Preview Cinco: Righthanders of the High School World

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Three high ceilings, but all with big question marks attached. We continue our draft preview series with a troika of high school righthanders. I don't have any sort of pithy or clever or...
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Charting the ups and downs of the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals infielders' batting

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — How did the St. Louis Cardinals infielders' batting production ebb and flow as the 2014 season progressed? Every player is streaky to a degree. There are peaks and valleys in his batting numbers...
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At least Adam Wainwright's medical evaluation is not going to be of his throwing arm

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Yes, I realize a pitcher needs an abdomen to throw. The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that Adam Wainwright is flying back to St. Louis for medical treatment. It’s a testament to the...
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Hunt and Peck: Jaime Garcia is looking forward to 2015

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — These videos prove it Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. I cannot help but be excited to see him back, even if I know deep down he will ...
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Future Redbirds Top 25 Prospects for 2015: #20 - Breyvic Valera

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Both Joe and I are big fans of Valera but not too many others agree. I think that's a mistake, given his three tools that are average or better and how well he's hit at every level thus far. ...
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Jhonny Peralta's incredible production on defense

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Jhonny Peralta heads into the second year of his four-year contract with the Cardinals having provided incredible value on the first. His defensive production has been among the best in the league...
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What if Jaime Garcia is healthy and pitching well on opening day?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — For the last few years, an unhealthy Jaime Garcia has gummed up the works. A healthy Garcia in late March might do the same this year. The St. Louis Cardinals ' starting rotation is set up to...
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Randy Choate and LOOGY collateral damage - Mathenaging

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Under general manager John Mozeliak, the St. Louis Cardinals have taken an interesting approach to bullpen construction. The Cards have populated their bullpens largely with cheap,...
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On the use of lubricating injections in Major League Baseball

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — So, what exactly did Zack Greinke have injected into his elbow, and why aren't more pitchers doing the same? As reported by  many news outlets over the weekend, Los Angeles Dodgers starting...
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