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Tyler Chatwood Stymies the Cardinals 7.21.18

Viva El Birdos (VanHicklestein) — Opportunities were squandered all game long, and the bullpen gets pantsed in the first game of the double-header. Events 1st Inning Tyler Chatwood was the same guy he’s been all year,...
  • New: 37 min ago

Cardinals Trade Targets: Impact Reliever

Viva El Birdos (Bclemens6) — Greg Holland wasn’t the impact reliever the Cardinals wanted to acquire. Who should they target if they want to take another crack at it this trading deadlinE? Stop me if you’ve heard this one...
  • New: 8 hr 29 min ago

Commissioner Manfred blames the best baseball player in the world for baseball’s PR “problems” - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Yeahhhhh This has been a major story since the All Star break. It all began when MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made some strange comments to USA Today: ‘Mike has made decisions on what he wants...
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Daily Farm Report: Dakota Hudson dominates. Again

Viva El Birdos (austinward41) — Taking a look at Thursday’s action Dakota Hudson simply did Dakota Hudson things as Memphis split a doubleheader with Iowa Thursday. Springfield lost its four-game win streak and superb pitching...
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A Cardinals Managerial Hiring Primer

Viva El Birdos (John LaRue) — Looking at managerial hiring trends, what’s important in hiring a manager, and a quick list of candidates For just the fourth time since 1980, the St. Louis Cardinals are in the business of...
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VEB Podcast #122: Winds of Change

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — The Cardinals have already shaken up their coaching staff, but are the most dramatic changes still to come?
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Series Preview 7/19-22: Cardinals at Cubs

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — A five-game series out of the All-Star break. Oh my. The All-Star Game and its festivities are through, and 28 of 30 teams will enjoy another off day on Thursday before kicking off the second...
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Cardinals Managerial Debuts: A Retrospective

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — (Editor’s note: Michael Nowlin reached out earlier this week with a story idea, relating to the Cardinals ’ managers. Michael researched and typed up a story, and I think you’ll enjoy what he...
  • 2 days ago

Will the Cardinals trade Carlos Martínez? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The fact of the matter is, I adore Carlos Martínez and would hate for the Cardinals to trade him. He is one of the most exciting personalities on the team and,...
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Daily Farm Report: Randy Arozarena Digs the Long Ball

Viva El Birdos (Andrew St. John) — Recapping Wednesday’s minor league action. Clean sweep! Every single one of the minor league affiliates in action on Wednesday picked up a win. The day also featured 11 home runs, including...
  • 2 days ago

Second-Half Storylines

Viva El Birdos (Tanner Puckett) — The biggest subjects in store for the Cardinals as they enter the final portion of the season Today marks the start of the “second half.” The Cardinals have already played 94 games, so it...
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What to look for with Mike Shildt as manager

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — It’s not just the Cardinals record with him as manager Later tonight, the Cardinals start a very, very important 5 game series against the Cubs over the next four days. Soon after they will...
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Johan Oviedo, Elehuris Montero on different paths in Peoria

Viva El Birdos (Lance Brozdowski) — Two Cardinals prospects are taking divergent paths as the top names on the Chiefs roster The Peoria Chiefs have one of the three best records in the Midwest League, sitting atop the western...
  • 3 days ago

Adam Wainwright on the Designated Hitter, The Shift, and Challenges - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Waino for Commissioner! Adam Wainwright has been on the mend from an elbow injury since very early on in the season. That time on the shelf has given the veteran right-hander time to think. On...
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Daily Farm Report: Austin Gomber deals, Springfield wins third straight

Viva El Birdos (austinward41) — Taking a look at Tuesday’s action The Cardinals farm system showed a lot of resiliency on Tuesday. Memphis, Springfield, and State College all pulled out one-run victories. Palm Beach came back...
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The Cardinals entire season comes down to the next 8 games vs. the Cubs

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — Will they vault themselves back into contention? Resign themselves to becoming sellers? The Major League Baseball script writers* have outdone themselves. ( *To borrow a setup from Men in...
  • 3 days ago

Viva El Birdos Mailbag: Send Us Your Questions!

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — If you have questions, we’ll have answers. As we prepare to record Episode #122 of the Viva El Birdos Podcast, we’re opening the mailbag back up to determine what questions you want answered...
  • 3 days ago

Cardinals News and Notes: Matheny, Weaver, All-Star Game

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — Getting you caught up on yesterday’s VEB happenings Here is what went down yesterday at Viva El Birdos: How do teams respond to a change in manager? : I examine the historical precedent for...
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2018 All-Star Game Open Thread

Viva El Birdos (Tyler Kinzy) — Featuring Yadier Molina and some other baseball players not named Yadier Molina The 89th annual Midsummer Classic has arrived, and I for one am just glad the contest no longer determines home...
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Was there CHEATING during the Home Run Derby? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — A good ole fashion, very stupid “controversy”. The Home Run Derby took place Monday night with Bryce Harper taking the title in Washington D.C. As you are probably aware, the format of The...
  • 4 days ago