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Bird Bytes: Teams covet ex-Cards

STLtoday.com Part of the so-called 'Cardinal Way' apparently includes getting paid very well by your new employers after leaving St. Louis. 
  • New: 9 hr 43 min ago

FSM to reair key Cards games on Christmas Day

STLtoday.com As has become a Fox Sports Midwest custom on Christmas Day, the Cardinals’ local television outlet plans to air a marathon of some of the team’s key games from the previous season.
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Gonzales, Sierra win Cards' minor-league awards

STLtoday.com Former first-round pick, lefty Gonzales, is the pitcher of the year while hotshot teen center fielder Sierra is club's player of the year.
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Matheny picks No. 26 to honor a friend

STLtoday.com As Cardinals numbers continue change uniforms, manager choose 26 for personal reasons and closer Rosenthal shifts to No. 44.
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Rockies sign former Cards infielder Descalso

STLtoday.com An annual part of the Cardinals' October dramatics, Descalso lands a two-year deal to call Coors Field home.
  • 3 days ago

Is the Cardinals' 25-man roster already cemented?

STLtoday.com With their moves made early and Reynolds on board, it's possible to project the club's 25-man roster -- for opening night at Wrigley.
  • 3 days ago

Former Cards closer Motte heads to Cubs

STLtoday.com A full season removed from elbow surgery, Motte has a one-year deal with the rival Cubs, according to reports in Chicago.
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Bernie: Cards face uprising in NL Central

STLtoday.com Cards have made moves, but the Cubs are making a tough division better.
  • 6 days ago

Bernie: The problem with Mark Reynolds

STLtoday.com It's fine to sign the veteran slugger to a platoon role. But recent numbers suggest Reynolds isn't who the Cardinals apparently think he is. 
  • 7 days ago

Cards sign Reynolds, could platoon with Adams

STLtoday.com He strikes out a lot, but could end up in platoon system with Adams at first base.
  • 7 days ago

Report: Cardinals reach deal with infielder Mark Reynolds

STLtoday.com The deal with the former Milwaukee Brewer, 31, is pending his passing a physical. 
  • 8 days ago

Boras on Scherzer: No deadline for deal

STLtoday.com SAN DIEGO • With Jon Lester headed to Wrigley Field, the market for the top pitcher on the market, righthander and St. Louis-area native Max Scherzer, moves to winter’s center stage. Per...
  • 8 days ago

Pitch clock in baseball's future?

STLtoday.com SAN DIEGO • Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, a self-described “newbie” to baseball’s rules committee, and other members spent several hours Wednesday discussing and reviewing...
  • 8 days ago

Strauss: Cubs have made their pitch

STLtoday.com North Siders have signaled that they're ready to leave their latest era of ineptitude behind.
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Cubs have the Cardinals' attention

STLtoday.com With Lester on board, the Cubs could be a serious threat to the Cards' reign in the NL Central.
  • 8 days ago

Warner to have new role in Cards' system

STLtoday.com Cards notes •  Shildt takes over as manager at Memphis.
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Cardinals saw Cubs ready 'to make a splash'

STLtoday.com Manager Matheny, whose team has won the division the past two seasons, suggests 'we have improved too.'
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Neshek headed to Houston's rebuilt bullpen

STLtoday.com Righty chooses two-year deal with Luhnow's team and will reportedly be joined by former Cardinal righty Luke Gregerson.
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Source: Lester, Cubs agree to $155M deal

STLtoday.com Deal contains an option for 2021 that could make the deal worth $170 million over seven seasons.
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Cards look for protection at first base

STLtoday.com Redbirds must decide if Matt Adams will play every day at first base in the coming season.
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Blog Articles

Future Redbirds 2014 Minor League Season Review

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — This is the first post in a series that will review the seasons of each Cardinals minor league affiliate. Dominican Summer League Cardinals Record: 22-48 Three Year Park Factor: 93...
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Hunt and Peck: Brett Lawrie is a good man

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Brett Lawrie pays a visit to one of his biggest little fans. I, among others, became enamored with the story of the young girl (I later discovered her name is Amelia) crying when the Blue Jays...
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What it's like to be part of a blockbuster trade: From Tyrell Jenkins' point of view

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Have you ever wondered what it's like to be involved in a blockbuster trade? Well, now you'll know. With the  tragic passing of Oscar Taveras on October 26th, 2014, General Manager John...
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The Cardinals' first free agent: Darrell Porter

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — With the winter meetings and hot stove season underway, we take a look back at the Cardinals first serious dip into the free agent waters. When Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood refused to accept...
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Watch St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak's Winter Meetings interview

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — MLB Network was in San Diego covering the Winter Meetings. They interviewed a lot of front office types. Last Wednesday, St. Louis Cardinals general manager was a guest on MLB Tonight,...
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Trevor Rosenthal could be the next Derek Lowe

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Trevor Rosenthal will remain the Cardinals' closer so long as the team enters a season with a surplus of starters, but it is too early to pigeon-hole the 24-year-old as a reliever only. Derek Lowe...
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St. Louis Cardinals rumors: On free agents and 'interested' clubs

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Lots of clubs express "interest" in lots of players for lots of reasons. The Hot Stove is a fun time of year. Even though baseball isn't being played, there are a lot of baseball goings on. The...
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St. Louis Cardinals free agent rumors: Cards reportedly interested in Asdrubal Cabrera

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — This would be an excellent addition by the Cardinals brass. The St. Louis Cardinals ' offseason roster makeover may not be over yet. Jon Heyman of CBS  tweets that the Cardinals are one of five...
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St. Louis Cardinals free agent signings: GM John Mozeliak has been value shopping so far this offseason

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — After two disappointing free agent signings in a row (in 2012 and 2013), it appears John Mozeliak has done a little better shopping for value so far this offseason. So far this offseason, John...
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2015 Draft Preview 0.1: Hello Draftee My Old Friend, Part Two

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Three more pitchers returning to the draft in 2015, helping us to move forward into proper draft coverage in style. Two weeks ago, I tried to ease into this year's draft coverage (actually still...
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Daniel Descalso signs with Colorado Rockies

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The 66-win Rockies might pay Daniel Descalso as much as $4.6 million over the next two seasons. Former St. Louis Cardinals utility infielder Daniel Descalso agreed to terms with the Colorado...
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Hunt and Peck: A VEB Winter Meetings Recap

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — If you missed Monday night's meet-up, you're in luck! Monday night marked our annual VEB Winter Meet-up, better known as VEB Winter Meetings. We use these meet-ups as an opportunity to get to...
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Future Redbirds Season Review: Memphis Redbirds (AAA)

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — This is the last post in a multi-part series reviewing the 2014 season for each of the Cardinals minor league clubs. To catch up on the other posts in this series, visit the Future Redbirds hub....
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How many starters do the Cardinals need for 2015?

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — It is very rare for a team to make it through the year relying on the five starters it starts the season with. The Cardinals will likely use more than five starters in 2015, but how many will they...
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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tries to hold a book signing

Viva El Birdos (aswb83) — Imagining how Mike Matheny's book --scheduled for release in February 2015-- will be received by fans (and maybe mascots) after his managerial performance in October 2014. St. Louis Cardinals ...
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St. Louis Cardinals free agents: Jason Motte signs with Chicago Cubs, but we'll always have 2011

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Former St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte has agreed to a contract with the Chicago Cubs . The first in my Twitter timeline to  tweet out the news was ESPN's Jayson Stark. Motte's pact...
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Pitchers potentially available in January for the Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals appear to be content with their roster at the time, but the team could be opportunistic if there are still pitchers without teams in another month. The Cardinals exit the Winter...
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Carlos Martinez as a starting pitcher: Increased sinker usage? Yes, please.

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Step number one for Carlos Martinez as a starting pitcher? Please throw the sinker more often. After the blockbuster trade that sent  Shelby Miller to the Atlanta Braves , there immediately...
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Mark Reynolds represents the antithesis of the Cardinal (hitting) way

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Swinging and missing, striking out, and hitting for power aren't the only ways in which Mark Reynolds's hitting profile differs from the St. Louis Cardinals of recent vintage. The St. Louis...
  • 4 days ago

Viva El Birdos podcast episode 11

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — in which Ben and Craig talk winter meetings, Scherzer, Reynolds, and a possible Lynnxtention. You can head over to subscribe via itunes here . Please rate and leave a review if you have...
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