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Wainwright has elbow scope

STLtoday.com Cards' ace expects to be ready in time for spring training.
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Wainwright has surgery to address elbow irritation

STLtoday.com Cardinals ace sought second opinion after club's optimistic announcement Monday and, as a result, had a ligament trimmed to reduce pain.
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How the Cards' top 5 prospects stack up

STLtoday.com The annual ranking of the Cardinals’ top prospects is going to need a rewrite after several of the top talents graduated this year to the majors. A look back at the top five prospects in the...
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Tough love for young Taveras

STLtoday.com Cards’ vaunted rookie has work to do, room for improvement.
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World Series ratings bottom out; so did Cards in NLCS

STLtoday.com But Fox Sports is bullish on the tradition and baseball atmosphere the teams bring to the network that televises the NLCS.
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Molina, Wainwright named finalists for Gold Glove awards

STLtoday.com Despite missing seven weeks with an injury, Molina has enough time behind the plate to qualify for a seventh consecutive defensive award.
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Cardinals Notes: Jenkins rising, Peralta honored, neighbors coming

STLtoday.com A quick tour of the week through the lens of Cardinals news, or news that touches on the Cardinals, from All-Star teams to committee votes.
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Bernie Bits: Royals are tougher matchup than Cards

STLtoday.com Unlike the Cardinals in the NLCS, the Royals have the air-tight bullpen and the team speed that can give the Giants problems.  
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Gordon: Cards have more answers than questions

STLtoday.com Many Cardinals are still defining themselves as players. So the team should stay its course, letting player development and job competition drive its improvements.
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Bernie: Cardinals must avoid complaceny

STLtoday.com As the Cardinals plan for 2015, they should be careful about assuming they'll get a certain level of performance from their players. And their manager. 
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Bernie Bits: Not feeling the KC bandwagon

STLtoday.com Good to see the ballpark filled in Kansas City. It's about time. There were plenty of unclaimed bandwagon seats in September. 
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Strauss: Matheny, Mozeliak keep lines open

STLtoday.com Contrary to rumors, they say they communicate well.
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McClellan: It didn’t happen, but the recollection is clear

STLtoday.com He remembers the play like it was yesterday. 
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Mozeliak, Matheny talk about 2015

STLtoday.com During their review of the 2014 season Monday at Busch Stadium, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny touched on all facets of the roster, from bullpen to dugout,...
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Cards seek more offense

STLtoday.com But with so many teams in same boat, Cards want more from players they have.
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Mozeliak says Jay is Cards' CF for 2015

STLtoday.com Cards notes • General manager says Bourjos will be retained, too. 
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Wild, er, World Series wagering options spice up interest in Vegas

STLtoday.com When a big sporting event rolls around, the boys in Las Vegas know how to get people talking — and wagering — by concocting some interesting proposition bets on various outcomes.
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San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

STLtoday.com Kansas City, Mo., station plans to play the track every hour from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Jay set for surgery, also earmarked for center field

STLtoday.com Matheny, Mozeliak outline health reports on Wainwright, Molina and the assignments given Taveras, others.
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McClellan: Good morning, Best Fans in Baseball

STLtoday.com A little perspective, from a perennial loser, may help you through this disappointment.
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Blog Articles

The St. Louis Cardinals' handling of Adam Wainwright's arm surgery raises questions

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Are the player and team on the same page regarding treatment? You may have heard that St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright  underwent surgery Friday on his throwing arm. MLB...
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World Series game 3 open thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Jeremy Guthrie & Tim Hudson Today's Lineups KANSAS CITY ROYALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B Lorenzo...
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Report: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright undergoes surgery on throwing arm

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Contrary to general manager John Mozeliak's Monday statement, Adam Wainwright's injured throwing arm required corrective surgery on Friday afternoon. On Monday, St. Louis Cardinals general...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — It has been a Sharks versus Jets style feud around here. On Monday, John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny sat down for a press conference to discuss the season. During that conference they appointed ...
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Jon Jay is not a problem

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — "In a year that the Cardinals didn't count on him, he basically said, 'Hold on, I can still play and I'll prove it.'" -- Alex Cora On Wednesday,  the red baron published a thought-provoking,...
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Where can the St. Louis Cardinals upgrade on offense this offseason?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals offense underperformed in 2014. At which positions is the club most in need of improvement come 2015? The St. Louis Cardinals led the National League in runs scored in...
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Has Oscar Taveras been treated any differently as a rookie than former Cardinal top prospects?

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — The answer might surprise you... Coming into the 2014 season, the Cardinals had the potential for two players to get significant votes in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. David...
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Are John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny retconning Oscar Taveras's 2014 conditioning?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny have openly criticized Oscar Taveras's conditioning. Is it justified? At the outset of the Cardinals ’ postseason run, manager Mike Matheny...
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What does a $130 million payroll look like for the Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals expect payroll to rise in the coming years, but much of that increase will go to young players reaching arbitration. Even so, the Cardinals will still retain the flexibility to...
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Top Five St. Louis Cardinals Devil Magic Home Runs

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — Whether through hard work, perseverance or invocation to Our Dark Lord Satan himself, the Cardinals have a rich history of postseason comebacks - particularly with the long ball. As the ...
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World Series game 2 open thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Jake Peavy & Yordano Ventura Today's Lineups SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF ...
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The fastballs of the St. Louis Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — St. Louis Cardinals pitchers thrive on their fastballs—both fourseamers and twoseamers/sinkers. Let's take a closer look at each one of them using information from BrooksBaseball. The pitching...
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Jon Jay is a Problem, and Apparently Always Will Be

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — Or: The Triumph of Results, the Death of Process, and Losing Faith in John Mozeliak. There were plenty of interesting things to come out of the John Mozeliak/Mike Matheny postmortem presser the...
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Why are the St. Louis Cardinals planning on significantly increasing payroll in the three to five years?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Chairman Bill DeWitt has indicated that the Cardinals plan a hefty payroll increase in around 2017 or so. Why? After the St. Louis Cardinals ' 2014 season came to an end with a five-game NLCS...
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Words Series game 1 open thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — James Shields & Madison Bumgarner It's baseball at least.
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How are St. Louis Cardinals prospects performing in the Arizona Fall League?

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Now that the 2014 campaign is over it's time to look towards the future of the Cardinals organization. The Arizona Fall League has long been a litmus test for the future stars of the game to get...
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2014 Preseason predictions contest results & analysis

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Unpacking some predictions from March and awarding a few prizes. Way back on March 24, I published the 2014 pre-season predictions contest ( link ), the fourth iteration of the annual reminder of...
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What did Mozeliak and Matheny reveal about the St. Louis Cardinals' offseason plans during Monday's press conference?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The general manager and field manager addressed the media together on Monday at Busch Stadium. St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak and his henchman Mike Matheny held a joint press...
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Hunt and Peck: During 2014 postmortem press conference, Mozeliak and Matheny look to 2015

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Some links from the baseball-less weekend. John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny sat for a press conference is the early afternoon. Here are some highlights as seen around Twitter: Injury Update:...
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John Mozeliak and Mike Matheny need to get on the same page this winter

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — John Mozeliak had to make multiple decisions this season to plan around Mike Matheny's deficiencies as manager, including a preference for "Mike guys" and misplaced devotion to small sample sizes....
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