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Gordon: No reason for baseball to shift rules

STLtoday.com Outlawing defensive shifts isn’t the answer to offensive woes.
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Belisle has eyes set on October

STLtoday.com Former Rockies pitcher brings experience, passion to bullpen.
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Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at 83

STLtoday.com Known worldwide as 'Mr. Cub,' Banks was an 11-time All-Star and two-time National League Most Valuable Player.
  • 4 days ago

Bernie: Is Hamels a realistic option?

STLtoday.com The Cardinals profile as a legitimate contender in a trade for the ace lefthander. But are the Phillies serious? And what's the trade price? 
  • 4 days ago

Bernie: the Jaime Garcia saga continues

STLtoday.com The Cards' talented but fragile lefthander hasn't been a serious factor over the past two seasons. But suppose he's really healthy this time? 
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Bernie: Holliday still the key to offense

STLtoday.com Matt Holliday's power has been in decline for several years, but he's still a highly capable hitter that can provide considerable impact for the 2015 Cardinals.  
  • 6 days ago

Reynolds brings power off the bench, with a caveat

STLtoday.com New Cardinals slugger also has prodigious strikeout totals. 
  • 7 days ago
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Warmup Wrapup: News, features, video and more from Cards weekend

STLtoday.com Event was packed with news on Wacha and Wainwright, info on Scherzer, and reams of copy, all collected here in case you missed it.
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Bernie: Fear not, Nats can afford Scherzer

STLtoday.com So could the Cardinals as money floods baseball.
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Martinez pitching for Taveras, starting role

STLtoday.com Cardinals want to help him channel his grief, unleash his talent.
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Wong wants chance to hit leadoff

STLtoday.com Cards notes • But second baseman must ramp up on-base percentage, average.
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Matheny on pitching pursuit: 'Has to be a line that you draw'

STLtoday.com Cards manager understands the allure of Scherzer, but never got involved in the recruiting because team wasn't 'active' in market.
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His pop impressed pop but Wong wants higher average

STLtoday.com Cardinals rookie not happy with .249 showing in first season.  
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Matheny will address Taveras' death further at start of spring training

STLtoday.com Cards' manager also notes personal growth of teammate Martinez after off-season tragedy. 
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Bernie: Ted Simmons an obvious choice for Cards' Hall

STLtoday.com Cardinals fans didn't give enough votes to the amazing Simba last year, but the 2015 ballot provides another opportunity. This should be automatic. 
  • 8 days ago
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DeWitt: St. Louis benefits from NFL

STLtoday.com The first time Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. remembers meeting his counterpart from the St. Louis Rams, owner Stan Kroenke, was several years ago in Arizona when DeWitt served on a panel...
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Wacha says he's 'extremely healthy'

STLtoday.com Shoulder injury that KO’d him last year has healed.
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Redbirds plan to honor Taveras in several ways

STLtoday.com Cards notes • Field will be upgraded in his hometown; big-league team will wear patches containing his initials.
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Cards think Heyward will revive offense

STLtoday.com New right fielder will give the lineup more flexibility.
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Writers salute Selig, who salutes Cardinals in return

STLtoday.com Commissioner is honored with the first Red Schoendienst medal.
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Blog Articles

Hunt and Peck: Rest in peace, Mr. Cub

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Baseball says goodbye to Ernie Banks. THIS JUST IN: Cubs Hall of Fame SS Ernie Banks dies at age of 83. pic.twitter.com/1B5iDJxAyB — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 24, 2015 ...
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Top 25 Future Redbirds for 2015: Pitchers that are juuuuust a bit outside

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — These guys just missed inclusion in the Future Redbirds Top 25 prospects for 2015 for various reasons, but mostly due to organizational depth. If you've been following any of the prospect talk...
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A six-man rotation is a bad idea

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals are looking to manage innings from their starters this season due to concerns with injuries, but a six-man rotation is not a good way to go for the Cardinals in 2015. With Adam...
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How do the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting peripherals compare to MLB as a whole?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — A look at how the Cardinals position players' K%, BB%, LD%, GB%, and FB% compare to MLB non-pitchers. On Monday, we took a look at how the St. Louis Cardinals ' likely 2015 starting rotation...
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Jon Jay's batting average is vital to his success

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Jon Jay continues to plug along, putting together another solid year in 2014 on the strength of a high BABIP. If he is to see success again in 2015, that BABIP needs to stay up. Jon Jay is not...
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What are the profiles of the St. Louis Cardinals' projected 2015 starting pitchers?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Late January is the dead of winter, made all the more lifeless by the complete and utter lack of baseball. It often leads me to ask myself about broader concepts. Given the rise in strikeouts...
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Adam Wainwright and his decreased strikeout rate in 2014

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — In 2014, Adam Wainwright saw his strikeout rate drop to 19.9%—a three percent decrease from 2013 and his lowest since 2008. All things considered, St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright had...
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What is Jason Heyward's approach to extension talks and free agency?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — It's seemingly a bit different from Albert Pujols's in 2011. When St. Louis acquired Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for starter Shelby Miller and...
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Matt Holliday: How is age affecting his performance?

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Matt Holliday cares not about age-related decline. As Matt Holliday enters his age-35 season (his sixth full season with St. Louis), one can reasonably wonder the effect age has had (and will...
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How did Jon Jay's 2014 performance compare to his projections?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The St. Louis Cardinals had a very successful 2013 season, winning 97 games en route to a World Series berth, but everyday center fielder Jon Jay did not have a very good year. Jay batted...
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Hunt and Peck: St. Louisian Max Scherzer signs with not-Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — of St. Louis. Maxwell  "Max" Scherzer, formerly of Chesterfield, Missouri, has opted to not strike a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals , the team of which region he was born and raised. The...
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An appreciation of St. Louis Cardinals reliever Seth Maness

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — At times, Seth Maness has a thankless job, but he has definitely made the most of it over the last two seasons. Drafted in the eleventh round of the 2011 MLB Draft , Seth Maness pitched in...
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How will another season in Triple-A impact St. Louis Cardinals prospect Stephen Piscotty's development?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — How will another season in Triple-A impact Stephen Piscotty's development? When St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak was asked whether the Cardinals , with an aging core, need a prospect to...
  • 5 days ago

The Other 15: Middle infield depth edition

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — The Cardinals acquired two middle infielders this offseason with the hope of improving the bench of the big league club in 2015. When John Mozeliak was putting together his offseason shopping...
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Did Bud Selig and the strike usher in the Cardinals' golden era?

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Since the Anheuser-Busch sale of the Cardinals, the organization has had incredible success. Would that have been possible without Bud Selig and the work stoppage in 1994? On Sunday, Bud Selig is...
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Matt Carpenter performance vs. projections: 2014 in review

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Matt Carpenter had a very good 2014, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a disappointing encore to his MVP-caliber 2013. In 2013, Matt Carpenter had an MVP-caliber season for the St. Louis...
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The best changeup on the St. Louis Cardinals: Carlos Martinez?

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — In 2015, we will have the opportunity to experience something from a starting pitcher that Cardinals fans have not seen in quite some time: Someone who has the potential to have three or even four...
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2015 Draft Preview No. 3: Educated Bats

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — A brief overview of some of the bat-first (or bat-only), college players draftable this June. First off, can I just tell you how pissed I was when it was announced that Max Scherzer signed with...
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Max Scherzer: Washington Nationals plan to win now, pay (a lot) later

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The Nationals make a play at redefining the baseball term "mortgaging the future." When I wrote for Monday that the Nationals had  mercifully killed the speculative rumormongering that...
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A visual look at how every Cardinals player was acquired

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — The Cardinals are known for their solid drafts and development process that follows. This post looks at every player on the Cardinals and tracks back their acquisition to its origin. Every player...
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