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Bird Bytes: the Cards' mess in right field

STLtoday.com Allen Craig and Oscar Taveras have one thing in common: they're each swinging a weak bat. So what should manager Mike Matheny do? 
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Bernie: Pierzynski can make a difference

STLtoday.com His overall offense is in decline, but Pierzynski can still hit RH pitchers effectively. The bland Cardinals could also use his saltiness. 
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Daily Bits: Rams defense can show way to playoffs

STLtoday.com With Gregg Williams in place as defensive coordinator, the Rams will improve on defense. That can propel them to the playoffs - even with a limited offense. 
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Gordon: Cards improve, but seek more

STLtoday.com A.J. Pierzynski's addition gives the offense a lift, but the Cardinals still need some pitching protection.
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White Sox, Twins, Tigers to visit Busch next year

STLtoday.com CHICAGO • Four of the American League Central’s five teams will visit St. Louis next year as part of interleague play, and three of them will have home-and-home series with the Cardinals.
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Minor league weekend roundup: Memphis makes history

STLtoday.com Class AAA Memphis (56-52, Pacific Coast League)
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Wainwright sends right signal as Cards win

STLtoday.com He's sharp again as Redbirds nip Cubs 1-0 as Holliday homers.
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Adams foils shifts, finds power, takes swing at batting title

STLtoday.com Cardinals first baseman could find himself leading the NL in hitting next month if he maintains his current swing.
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Torre: It's 'perfect' to share Hall podium with Cox, La Russa

STLtoday.com But former Cardinal who won four World Series as Yankees manager takes himself to task for not thanking Steinbrenner.
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La Russa salutes many who helped him

STLtoday.com But he laments failing to end Hall of Fame speech with mention of Schoendienst, Hemond. 
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5 Questions: Cardinals strength coach Pete Prinzi

STLtoday.com "Five Questions" with Cardinals strength and conditioning coach Pete Prinzi:
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Cardinals will keep chugging with four-man rotation

STLtoday.com As ace Wainwright goes for series win Sunday afternoon at Wrigley, he lines up to start Friday against Brewers at Busch.
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Cardinals Insider: Craig's past and what to make of his present

STLtoday.com Cards and Craig are sure this is just a slump. A long slump.
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Miller's start leads to Adams' finish

STLtoday.com Slugger's two-run triple powers Cards to 6-3 victory at Wrigley only after starter returns to rotation with strong 5 2/3 innings.
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Strauss: La Russa's hardest nine — time liimit on Hall of Fame speech

STLtoday.com The National Baseball Hall of Fame today asks that Tony La Russa do the incalculable — condense a baseball life including 33 years as a major-league manager into a nine-minute speech.
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La Rusaa's 10 most memorable manageiral moments

STLtoday.com Managing and playing highlights 
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Pierzynski has three hits in Cards debut

STLtoday.com Released earlier this month from Boston, veteran catcher sees Cardinals as a chance to clear 'bad taste in his mouth' from 2014 season.
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La Russa says Pujols, Molina and McGwire are HOF worthy

STLtoday.com His wish would be to have three clubs represented on hat for his plaque.  When forced to choose, he chose none. 
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Blog Articles

Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Infographic Monday! A couple weeks ago, 82 games into the season, to be exact, I made two graphs. One with Matt Holliday's home run production in  2013 , one in  2014 . By putting these in...
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Matt Holliday's power is on the rise

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Matt Holliday has sprung to life in July, but his season numbers are still lacking in the power department. The recent power surge has set him up for a great summer for the second straight season...
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St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: In a jumbled postseason race, a trade could make all the difference

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The Cardinals find themselves in the thick of the postseason race despite a roster depleted by injuries. Might an acquisition as the trade deadline give the team the boost it needs as it heads...
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Cardinals at Cubs recap 7.27 - Cards win series; pick up a game in the standings.

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Wainwright turns in a nice outing; Holliday homers for the series win at Wrigley St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Adam Wainwright (12-5, 2.02 ERA, 2.60 FIP) vs.  Kyle Hendricks (1-0,...
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Is A.J. Pierzynski just what the St. Louis Cardinals need?

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Disclaimer : The ideas in this post contain my opinions only. They should, in no way, be considered the opinion of the Viva El Birdos writing staff as a whole, unless, of course, they choose to...
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Cardinals vs Cubs recap: Miller, Pierzynski, offense all click in 6-3 win

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — A.J. Pierznski begins winning hearts, minds in Redbird debut. Matt Adams just keeps hitting triples. After a brief tour of Busch Stadium's bullpen facilities, Shelby Miller (7-8, 4.25 ERA, 4.79...
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*Taveras, Pierzynski, and the science of motivation

Viva El Birdos (fourstick) — Editor's Note: I apologize for this being late -- I was scheduled to be home from a week long road trip at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, plenty of time to write a post after the kids went to bed. Then US...
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Breaking news: Cardinals working on deal with AJ Pierzynski

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — 2014 just got weird. According to Derrick Goold, noted nogoodnik AJ Pierzynski will be signed by the Cardinals and travel to Chicago tonight to be ready for tomorrow's game against the Cubs . ...
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Cardinals at Cubs Recap: The St. Louis Matts did not quite have enough, drop game one 7-6

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Matts Carpenter and Holliday both go yard while brethren Matt Adams goes 0-5 in loss to Cubs. pre-game game I am Wrigley Field. I am a behemoth - not in size, but in difficulty. I am...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — #FreeOscar July 13, 2014 7:07am They came for me in the middle of the night. I was roused from my deep slumber, my head covered so I couldn't see. I fought, I fought with all my might, but they...
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Series Preview: Cardinals at Cubs July 25-27

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The Cardinals visit the Cubs to kick off 36 games remaining within the NL Central. The Schedule Joe Kelly and Travis Wood start game one at 3:05 central this afternoon. Shelby Miller ...
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St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Redbirds hone in on starting pitching

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — With a week to go, the Cardinals are prioritizing an upgrade to the rotation. For Cardinals fans, Ye Olde Trade Rumour began grinding away a few weeks ago when rumors swirled that the...
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Evening Off Thread and Taveras benching reaction

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — No game tonight, but feel free to stick around and take a look at my reaction to Oscar Taveras' benching on Tuesday night. Oscar Taveras did not start on Tuesday night. I went on a slight...
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Moonlight Graham, Eddie Phillips and the Designated Pinch Runner

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — Eddie Phillips played in nine games for the Cardinals, but never made a plate appearance and never played the field. There is a memorable moment in Field of Dreams when Archie "Moonlight" Graham,...
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Oscar Taveras, the lineup card, & player development

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — As Matt Adams climbed up the St. Louis Cardinals organizational ladder, I maintained a healthy level of skepticism about the slugger’s ability to develop into a middle-of-the-order bat in the...
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Hall of Fame 2014: Tony La Russa

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Tony La Russa has long made his mark in baseball by doing things differently. He started with the White Sox with little experience or reputation, but went on to manage champions in Oakland and St....
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Recap 7/23: Cards dominated in 3-0 loss

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The Cardinals pitched worse, hit worse, and played worse baseball than the Rays in a loss that should have been worse than it was. It's probably not a good thing when the best thing you can say...
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Bases Loaded Woes and the State of the Offense

Viva El Birdos (zoomzoomj88) — A look at how the Cardinals have fared with the bases loaded in 2014 It was July 1st. The Cardinals were in the midst of a three-game set against the San Francisco Giants on the road. In the...
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The ninth-inning at bat from Oscar Taveras warrants numerous starts in a row

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — But, seriously, get Taveras in the starting lineup—even if a trade is on the horizon. Should a single at bat when a game is all but over (down 7-2 with two outs in the ninth) determine...
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Unintended and Overvalued; or: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Trade Market

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Considering the trade market, why it's so thin, and what that has to do with the amateur draft. First things first: I don't want to talk about last night's game. I'm going with that thing my...
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