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Piscotty speaks: New A's outfielder thanks Cardinal Nation for its support

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Former Cardinals right fielder opens up about his mother's illness, and how it affected his 2017 season
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Ozuna says it's 'like a blessing' to join Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Slugging left fielder sees the Cardinals as a team of 'competitors, grinders, all the way to the end — they always seem to be in the mix. I'm very excited to be able to join that.'
  • New: 9 hr 4 min ago

Concerned about Cardinals' rotation? Not Mozeliak

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • The Cardinals remain “bullish” internally about how their rotation will perform despite the departure of two innings monsters, Lance Lynn (free agency) and Mike Leake...
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BenFred: Piscotty trade is best-case scenario

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • It was the best hit of his worst season.
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Media Views: Costas relishes his deep St. Louis roots

STLtoday.com (By Dan Caesar St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — "When people ask me where I’m from, I’m as apt to say, ‘St. Louis’ as I am to say, ‘New York,’” Bob Costas says. “... I think of myself as a St. Louisan.”
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Notebook: Cardinals take advantage of Rule 5 draft loophole

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • The Rule 5 reversed for the Cardinals on Thursday.
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Cardinals finish trades for Ozuna, Piscotty -- story is in here

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • The sunny weeks of spring training are set up to be an ideal time for a front office executive, especially one with some scout’s mileage like John Mozeliak, to watch games...
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Cardinals land 'loud bat' they coveted with completed deal for Ozuna

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • When the Miami Marlins had their new owners, signed, sealed, and approved, Cardinals executive John Mozeliak was early in line with a phone call.
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BenFred: Piscotty trade feels like best for all involved

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Piscotty never requested a trade, but this move makes sense
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Hochman: Can Cards' Ozuna's hit longest homer in Busch history?

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — It's possible. The new left fielder can mash.
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Sources: Cardinals set to deal Piscotty to Athletics

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Trade for two minor leaguers has been agreed upon but is awaiting results of a medical review Thursday before it could be finalized.
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Cardinals reach for a few 'lottery tickets' in Rule 5 draft

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • A loophole used against them a few years ago worked for the Cardinals on Thursday as they reached into the Rule 5 draft and selected a teenage outfielder who they consider...
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Winter meetings notebook: Rosey 'doubtful' for 2018; Mikolas talks lizards

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Free-agent reliever instead will try to score a one-year deal for 2019 that allows him to reassert his place as a closing candidate.
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BenFred: Ozuna, out from Stanton's shadow, could be star in city Stanton snubbed

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • John Mozeliak was in the middle of explaining that he could not comment on his team’s swap of four prospects for Marlins slugger Marcell Ozuna when, all of a sudden, there...
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Cards notes: Top spot in batting order is up for grabs

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • First thing’s first for the Cardinals as they near spring training. Manager Mike Matheny plans to have a conversation with veteran leadoff hitters Matt Carpenter and...
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Cards reel in Ozuna

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • Already the talk of this offseason among some rivals and agents because of all the talks they’re having to stoke their roster, the Cardinals’ took their most significant...
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Q&A with Mike Matheny: Cards manager talks Stanton snub, Ozuna trade and 2018 lineup

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gave his tentative first impressions of Marcell Ozuna and touched on a variety of other topics during his meeting with reporters at winter meetings
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Hochman: New Cards OF Ozuna can transform lineup if his '18 is like '17 (but not '16).

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The new Cardinal had a breakout season in 2017, earning him awards and praise.
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BenFred: Ozuna adds much-needed fear factor to Cardinals' lineup

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals manager says Ozuna is player "you have to have great respect" for.
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Cardinals, Marlins working to finalize deal for Ozuna

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. • That progress the Cardinals felt they had toward a deal with the Marlins has accelerated to finalizing a deal for outfielder Marcell Ozuna, and the two teams are working...
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Blog Articles

Checking out Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — Who did the Cardinals get from the Athletics for Stephen Piscotty? In their smaller of two trades during the annual Winter Meetings, the Cardinals traded outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the ...
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Oakland Athletics to donate portion of Stephen Piscotty jersey sales to ALS research - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Sometimes Twitter is good. Earlier in the week news broke that Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty has been traded to the Oakland Athletics . It was revealed around the beginning of June...
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A quick peep at Zack Cozart

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — If he can maintain 2017 production, the ex-Red shortstop should be a major bargain. If he can. Entering the 2016-17 off-season, it bordered on heresy to suggest that the St. Louis Cardinals ...
  • 12 hr 59 min ago

Cardinals News and Notes: Machado Rumors, Ozuna and Piscotty Trades, Greinke

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — Getting you caught up on yesterday's VEB happenings Here is what went down yesterday at Viva El Birdos: Was 2017 Marcell Ozuna for real? : John examines the newest Cardinal and explains why...
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Goodbye, Stephen Piscotty - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Thanks for the curse words. We interrupt this normally schedules Tsunamy Thursday to say goodbye to Stephen Piscotty . Piscotty made his debut in 2015 with the Cardinals and had a fast...
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Stephen Piscotty trade update: Two prospects from Athletics are Max Schrock and Yairo Munoz

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — We now know who is in the deal. Several hours after agreeing to a trade which will bring Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis, the Cardinals agreed to a trade which will...
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How about Zack Greinke for the Cardinals?

Viva El Birdos (Pegasus) — Arizona is apparently willing to move him. The Cardinals should look into it. Something happened! The Cardinals have traded for Marcell Ozuna , and managed to do it without parting with any...
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Was the Marcell Ozuna trade a fair deal?

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — The Cardinals should expect regression from their latest acquisition in 2018, but they parted with a light prospect haul "Make a bold move!" "I can't wait to hear how the Cardinals finish...
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Was 2017 Marcell Ozuna for real?

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — And if the new Cardinals outfielder can’t repeat 2017, what does that mean for the team? For weeks (months?), rumors circulated around the interest of the St. Louis Cardinals in Miami Marlins...
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Cardinals News: Marcell Ozuna trade, Stephen Piscotty trade, offer for Manny Machado

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — A lot has been done. Still a lot going on Biggest news is that the Cardinals traded for Marcell Ozuna . Here are the details of that trade including the four prospects the Cardinals are...
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Cardinals trade Stephen Piscotty to Athletics

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — The Cardinals will receive two minor leaguers in return Several hours after agreeing to a trade which will bring Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna to St. Louis, the Cardinals agreed...
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After Marcell Ozuna trade, plenty of payroll room for Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — So the Cardinals just traded for Marcell Ozuna for Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra, and two others and still held on to Luke Weaver , Alex Reyes , Jack Flaherty , Carson Kelly , Jordan...
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Marcell Ozuna is more than an ‘impact bat’

Viva El Birdos (Matthew T. Ludwig) — Ozuna brings more to the table than a big bat Earlier today it was reported that the Cardinals had finally made an offseason splash. Just a short while after twelve central time, it seemed...
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Marcell Ozuna trade update: Sandy Alcantara and Magneuris Sierra in deal

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — They got a big bat. We now know all the players in the deal. I don’t know that we could see this coming from a mile away, but after the Cardinals lost out on Giancarlo Stanton , sticking with...
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Cardinals trade for Marcell Ozuna

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — They got a big bat. I don’t know that we could see this coming from a mile away, but after the Cardinals lost out on Giancarlo Stanton , sticking with the Marlins was going to be one of the...
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Shohei Ohtani has a torn UCL and everything is bad - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Maybe that is being dramatic... this still stinks, though. For those out there who are unfamiliar with Shohei Ohtani, he is a Japanese baseball player that just signed with the Angels . He is...
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Hot Stove Cooking with the Cardinals & Bob Horner's Punch

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — It's that time of year for another installment of recipes from the 1980s Cardinals "baseball wives" (as they are credited). We kick things off with a punch recipe from Cardinals short-timer, Bob...
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Guns or Butter? Money or Talent?

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — The Cardinals have a lot of resources at their disposal right now. Not infinite, of course, but still a remarkable amount. How should they spend those resources now that Plan A is off the board? ...
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Cardinals News and Notes: Archer, Gregerson, and Machado

Viva El Birdos (Matthew T. Ludwig) — The latest at VEB Winter meetings underway! Exploring a potential trade for Chris Archer Concerns with Luke Gregerson A look at the middle infield situation So... Should the ...
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So... Should the Cardinals pursue Manny Machado? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — That answer is always yes, but how realistic would a deal be? Manny Machado has been coveted by Cardinals fans for years. Every year it seems as if the Interwebs are full of “The Cardinals...
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