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BenFred: The pros and cons of Greg Holland for the Cardinals

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Colorado Rockies closer Greg Holland is reportedly headed for free agency. Would he make sense for Redbirds?
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With food, water and hugs, Molina delivers help to Puerto Rico

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals catcher, with help from his older brother Jose and his wife, leads Fundacion 4 into neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Maria.
  • 2 days ago

BenFred: Postseason points out Cardinals' lack of elite reliever

STLtoday.com (By Ben Frederickson St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Watch a few postseason games, and you begin to feel uneasy about the Cardinals' current available options for closer
  • 3 days ago
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World Series primer: Cards still have NL lead in championships

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Yankees, Dodgers have played 11 times, covering 66 games. Yankees are 8-3 against Dodgers, 2-3 against Cardinals.
  • 6 days ago
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Cardinals' request for security certification for Busch Stadium gets McCaskill backing

STLtoday.com (By JIM SALTER Associated Press) — The certification would give the team certain legal protections in the event of a terrorist attack at the stadium.
  • 8 days ago
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Ozzie Smiith had to be evacuated amid Napa Valley fires

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — He and Garry Templeton were at celebrity golf tournament. 'We were never in danger,' said Smith.
  • 9 days ago
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Oct. 10, 1926 • Hero with a hangover gives Cardinals their first World Series title

STLtoday.com (By Tim O’Neil toneil@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8132) — The Cardinals would win 10 more World Series, but the first was in 1926 against the New York Yankees in seven games.
  • 9 days ago
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Hochman: DeJong gives Cardinals a rare weapon

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — “It’s amazing,” Mike Matheny said. “Twenty-four? Twenty-five?”
  • 11 days ago
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Will Gyorko be a piece of Cards' power puzzle?

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — He hits home runs and excelled at third base.
  • 11 days ago
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Ortiz: Getting back to the Cardinal Way

STLtoday.com (Jose de Jesus Ortiz St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Two months before Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright gathered their teammates for a pivotal players-only dinner at a Cincinnati steak house in August, it was clear that the Cardinals had lost their...
  • 12 days ago
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Infused with cash and prospects, Cards front office focuses on big offseason moves

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — The Cardinals enter what should be their most revealing offseason since 2011, when a Hall of Fame manager and three-time MVP left the team that had just won a World Series. That winter was defined...
  • 12 days ago
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Is it time for baseball to name an award for Musial?

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — This October, Major League Baseball will present its first Willie Mays World Series MVP Award. Here are some trophies fit for The Man.
  • 13 days ago
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Hochman: For one day, baseball is the best medicine

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — An ailing man fulfills a dream of dreams.
  • 13 days ago
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Cards' Brett Cecil wants to be 'the guy'

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Whenever a problem arose in the Cardinals’ bullpen this season — and there were more than a few — either Trevor Rosenthal or Brett Cecil seemed to receive the lion’s share of blame from agitated...
  • 14 days ago
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Ortiz: Redbirds can't ignore rotation

STLtoday.com (Jose de Jesus Ortiz St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — As the front office makes its shopping list for the offseason, the most crucial void that needs to be filled might be in the starting rotation.
  • 14 days ago
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Hochman: Lilliquist left behind in Cards' move to go modern

STLtoday.com (By Benjamin Hochman St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Luke Weaver, Alex Reyes and Jack Flaherty walk into a bar …
  • 15 days ago
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Tommy Pham thinks he can be faster, better and Cards should keep him

STLtoday.com (By Derrick Goold St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Tommy Pham remembers everything about that afternoon in Florida, from the rainout to the phone call that brought him back to the ballpark to the exact digits of his batting average at the time.
  • 15 days ago
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Lynn, Nicasio, Oh, Duke will be free agents

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Righthanded pitchers Lance Lynn, Juan Nicasio, Seung Hwan Oh and Zach Duke all will be free agents among those who finished the season on the Cardinals’ staff.
  • 15 days ago
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Cards expected to add Wisdom, O'Neill to 40-man roster

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — Cardinals general manager Michael Girsch said Memphis third baseman Patrick Wisdom, who had 31 homers this season, would be among those strongly considered to be added to the 40-man winter roster,...
  • 15 days ago
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Catcher is only set position, Mozeliak says

STLtoday.com (By Rick Hummel St. Louis Post-Dispatch) — President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Tuesday that everything was on the table this offseason for trying to improve the Cardinals, who missed the playoffs for the second straight...
  • 16 days ago
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Blog Articles

Cardinals prospect Arturo Reyes discusses the Arizona Fall League

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Reyes discusses his experience down in Arizona and in the minors with the Cardinals. I had the chance to talk with Cardinals minor league pitcher Arturo Reyes while he is down in Arizona for...
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On this day in 2006, Adam Wainwright threw a curveball - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Carlos Beltran probably remembers it. It is the postseason for Major League Baseball and since the Cardinals are not in it, the next best thing we can do is reminisce on some of our favorite...
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Tommy Pham’s NL MVP case

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — Tommy Pham won’t win MVP. Tommy Pham maybe shouldn’t win MVP. But there is a reasonable case for it. I’ve been trying for about a month to figure out how to justify St. Louis Cardinals ...
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Cardinals News and Notes: Upgrades, rivals, Yadi is awesome

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — Yesterday’s VEB Here’s everything you missed yesterday here at VEB: The Cubs have already peaked : Ben Godar lays out an excellent case for why the Cubs chances at a dynasty have already...
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Yadier Molina is helping provide aid to Puerto Rico - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Molina has delivered water and food to displaced citizens. After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico Yadier Molina sent out a call for help, creating a GoFundMe to raise money to help...
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Investment Opportunities

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — We know the Cardinals will be shooting to make at least one big move this offseason. But what about making a supplemental move or two as well? Heading into this offseason, all the focus is on...
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The Cubs have already peaked

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — For the last couple years, the Cubs looked like a dynasty in the making. Now, not so much. As the Cardinals were rolling past the Brewers in the 2011 NLCS, on their way to their 11th World...
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Cardinals News and Notes: Albert Pujols, Tampa Bay Rays, and Marcus Stroman

Viva El Birdos (Matthew T. Ludwig) — The latest at VEB Postseason baseball rolls on, and so do we here at VEB. Albert Pujols ended Brad Lidge’s career (sort of) twelve years ago yesterday - A Hunt and Peck Could the...
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On this day in 2005, Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead homer off Brad Lidge - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — And everyone got quiet There are few things that make 43,470 people go completely silent. An announcer asking for silence? Sure, okay. Their mothers giving them “the look” all at the same time?...
  • 2 days ago

Trade Target: Marcus Stroman

Viva El Birdos (Matthew T. Ludwig) — Does the pitcher make sense for the Cardinals? Marcus Stroman made his MLB debut in 2014, but he arrived on the national baseball scene at the beginning of this year in the World Baseball...
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Cardinals trade partner profile: Tampa Bay Rays

Viva El Birdos (Pegasus) — What do you do with a team that very well could but probably won’t sell you their best stuff? Welcome to the third installment in a series of articles profiling organizations that might match...
  • 2 days ago

Cardinals News & Notes: Chris Archer, Eric Hosmer, 2011 World Series, 2017 Draft

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — Monday’s stories Here is a look back at Monday’s stories: A look at the prospect price for Chris Archer - Ben Markham explored what a Cardinals ’ prospect package could possibly look like to...
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Checking in on the 2017 Draft Class: Picks 1-3

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — How did the Cardinals’ first three picks fare in their first stint in professional baseball? Their punishment for the data breech involving the Astros and the loss of a compensation pick to...
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On this day in 2011, the Cardinals are going to the World Series! - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — They punched their ticket with a defeat over the Milwaukee Brewers The NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers is in full swing with the Dodgers leading the series two...
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The Cardinals should not consider Eric Hosmer

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — The former Royals first baseman embodies the type of free agent the Cardinals should avoid this off-season. Following any disappointing St. Louis Cardinals season (any season that doesn’t...
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A look at the prospect price for Chris Archer

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — Investigating a popular option for the Cardinals to consolidate talent The offseason isn’t quite here yet, but that doesn’t stop talk about what the Cards could do. Generally, the number one...
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Cardinals news and notes: MLB.tv, AFL, and Tyler O’Neill

Viva El Birdos (John J. Fleming) — Baseball is happening, MLB and otherwise, and here is some stuff on some of it Here are the latest happenings on Viva El Birdos. VEB writer/noted MLB.tv user Ben Markham made some suggestions...
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System Sundays: The Evolving Swing of Tyler O’Neill

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — A mechanical history of the swing of one of the Cardinals’ most intriguing offensive prospects. Hey there, everybody. Happy Sunday. You know, Tyler O’Neill is one of the most interesting...
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Arizona Fall League Journal: Week of 10/8-14

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — A quick recap of the first week of AFL play The 26th annual Arizona Fall League began on Tuesday, October 10. The Cardinals had eight players representing the organization as members of the...
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A wishlist for MLB.tv

Viva El Birdos (Ben_Markham) — What I’d like to see implemented into future iterations of the MLB product. For all but four teams, another season is in the books. Most of us probably consumed the season through a cable...
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