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So Mike Trout, eh? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — He signed an extension. Mike Trout is a really good baseball player. He has been a really good baseball player since he entered the league in 2011 and every year since has continued to be a...
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Paul Goldschmidt hit a big ole home run - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — His first of the spring. In his career Paul Goldschmidt has officially hit a baseball over the fence 209 times. Unofficially that number is much higher - at least 210. Today he hit his first...
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2019 Community Projections: Marcell Ozuna

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — Will the Big Bear awaken in 2019? Today here at VEB, we begin our final week of the 2019 Community Projections series with Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna . If you’ve missed any of our...
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St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training Guide: March 18-24

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — This is the final week of Spring Training, friends. You may now get excited. The Cardinals will open up the 2019 regular season a week from this Thursday against one of their divisional...
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The Dexter Fowler Spring Experiment is Not Going Well

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — The Dexter Fowler of March 2019 looks a lot like the Dexter Fowler of 2018. And that is a problem. We all know how 2018 went for Dexter Fowler . Simply put, it was ugly. But we’ll get to that...
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Trickle-Down Economics

Viva El Birdos (Ben Clemens) — New opportunities are sweet. Leaving is for suckers. As some of you may have heard, I’m going to be writing for Fangraphs several times a week now. Most of this article is going to be about...
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2019 VEB Community Projections: Luke Gregerson

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The righty has been historically good, but may not be healthy. I’ll be honest. When I saw that I was set to write the community projection post for Luke Gregerson , I thought there was a...
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MLB has some new got dang rules - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Let’s discuss. Remember earlier this offseason when we discussed potential rule changes for Major League Baseball. We thought they might start testing them out in the Independent Leagues....
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Historical Comps for the 2019 Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (John LaRue) — Which teams are most similar to this year’s Cardinals? I have a bit of a pet project I trot out every spring. For the past four years, I’ve collected various pieces of info about each team as it...
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A hazy look at roster composition: The hitters

Viva El Birdos (Tanner Puckett) — A mix of infielders and a breakout outfielder make filling out the bench a difficult task As we speed closer to Opening Day, some roster decisions become less muddled from performance, while...
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Why are the Cardinals not making any moves to improve the rotation?

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — With the Carlos Martinez news, the Cards’ pitching plan should have changed. It does not appear to have changed. Following their third straight season without a playoff appearance, the ...
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A Jordan Hicks agreed to four-year contract with the Cardinals (in Arizona) - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Because he is a linebacker. There are a lot of people in the world - over 7.5 billion, if The Internet is to be believed. With that many people, everyone is bound to have some name twins. I went...
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The Cardinals Could Be in a Tough Spot With Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Two of the Cardinals’ young players have lodged personal protests against baseball’s economic system. What does that mean for the club’s future? The Cardinals recently finalised contracts...
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2019 VEB Community Projections: Miles Mikolas

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — I can see for Miles and Miles and Miles and Miles Miles Mikolas is one of the most recent examples of Cardinals Devil Magic™ or, as Grant Brisbee once wrote , the kind of player the...
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2019 VEB Community Projections: Paul Goldschmidt

Viva El Birdos (John LaRue) — There’s a shiny new toy in the lineup. In early December, the Cardinals struck a deal to acquire Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks . He represents the best trade acquisition...
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Fact-checking Rob Manfred’s tanking claims

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — And a brief discussion on club competitiveness in present-day baseball “I hate the negativity of the coverage that surrounds the coverage of the game right now.” I would advise you to click...
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Viva El Birdos is on FanPulse

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — We’re inviting members of this Cardinals-crazed community to join us in a polling project. We are considered the voice of the St. Louis Cardinals community here at Viva El Birdos, and we talk...
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Cardinals renew contracts for Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — It is not a huge deal, but let’s discuss it anyway. Major League players with less than three seasons of service time (not including Super Two eligible players) are not eligible for arbitration...
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2019 Community Projections: Matt Carpenter

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — Is that salsa on a multi-year deal? The Cardinals are just over two weeks away from the regular season opener against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Thursday, March 28. Today, as our preseason...
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2019 Draft Preview No. 3: Favourites Two — Playing the Hits

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — The author trots out hitters he likes very much, very far away from draft day. When last we looked at the 2019 draft class, it was through the lens of the pitching prospects I’m most intrigued...
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