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News Articles
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HBO's Gumbel questions La Russa's Hall of Fame worthiness

STLtoday.com He says manager's success came in large part because of exploits from players who were key members of the PED culture 
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McClellan offers thoughts from a Cubs fan

STLtoday.com Win or lose, the season is a journey. 
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Cubs miffed as Cards score extra pick in draft

STLtoday.com CHICAGO • The Cardinals considered Cubs executive Theo Epstein’s comments and frustration over the bonus draft pick they received Wednesday a “compliment,” but also recognized that there was...
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Major league players kicking the habit

STLtoday.com A year into his major league career Lance Lynn stood at a crossroad in his life.
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Ballpark Village isn't ready for the restaurant big leagues

STLtoday.com Cardinals Nation outclasses Budweiser Brew House, but it still must fix significant flaws.
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Gordon: Cards' good fortune irks Epstein

STLtoday.com The small market Cardinals score a high bonus pick in the next draft. Cubs president Theo Epstein is not happy about this.
  • 17 hr 56 min ago

Tipsheet: Cardis ease Rays away from trade market

STLtoday.com The Cardinals didn't put up much of a fight against the Rays, who moved closer to playoff contention this week -- and further away from a fire sale.
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Minor league roundup: Wick makes most of promotion

STLtoday.com Reports began circling this week that the Red Sox were scouting Cardinals outfield prospect Rowan Wick, in case the Cardinals made a push for Jake Peavy as the trade deadline neared.
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Season is no walk in the park for Matt Adams

STLtoday.com Cards first baseman has nearly a 15-1 difference between his hits (104) and his unintentional walks (seven).
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Gordon: Flailing Cards need Taveras

STLtoday.com Oscar Taveras got a base hit Wednesday night.
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Cards can't solve AL teams at Busch

STLtoday.com Loss to Tampa Bay drops record this season to 1-6.
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Cards, Rays turn Busch into Whiff City

STLtoday.com The teams combine for 25 strikeouts in a 3-0 win for Tampa Bay.
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Miller to start Saturday; Martinez to bullpen

STLtoday.com Matheny doesn't say how long Martinez will be out of rotation. 
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Taveras starts for first time since Saturday

STLtoday.com Rookie's pinch hit single last night creeped his average over the .200 mark. 
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Gordon: Don't write off Taveras

STLtoday.com Oscar's bandwagon has thinned out this summer. But he is just 22. His career hasn't really started yet.
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Goold's chat: Is it time to play or trade Taveras?

STLtoday.com With the trade deadline approaching, weekly Cardinals chat was rich with questions about moving Craig, and much more.
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Matheny says Taveras will stay here

STLtoday.com Rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras, hitting .190 before Tuesday's game, sat for the fifth time in the last seven starts. Manager Mike Matheny said the Cardinals were trying “to win today. We’re...
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Odorizzi gets a win at Busch

STLtoday.com Tampa Bay pitcher has success in hometown debut.
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Blog Articles

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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Daily Farm Report: Starts by Marco Gonzales, Jimmy Reed and Ian McKinney Highlight the Night

Viva El Birdos (ebo) — The system goes 4-2 on the day. Memphis 6 - Omaha 3 Notables: Shane Robinson (DH): 3-5, 2 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI Randal Grichuk (CF): 1-5, R, 3 K Stephen Piscotty (RF): 3-4, R, 2 RBI,...
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Cardinals vs Rays recap: Waino and company fall to Rays 7-2

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — Frustrating fifth finishes feathered friends Tonight our beloved St. Louis Cardinals sent Adam Wainwright (12-4, 1.83 ERA, 2.53 FIP, 3.25 xFIP) against the Tampa Bay Rays Highland,...
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Cardinals host Rays series preview, July 22-23

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The Cards and Rays split a pair of games in Tampa June 10-11. The 47-53 Rays come to visit the 54-45 Cardinals to finish the season series. The Schedule: Adam Wainwright takes on Jake...
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PLATOON

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Recent roster changes have given Mike Matheny the ability to aggressively platoon. Should he? Oscar Taveras' theoretical existence, George Kottaras' signing, and Peter Bourjos' daring escape out...
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Future Redbirds Top 20 St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: Mid-Season Review, #1-10

Viva El Birdos (fourstick) — Part two of the mid-season review will look at the top ten preseason prospects. You can find part one with the prospects 11-20 here . 10. Charlie Tilson (fourstick: 13; Cardinals645: 12) ...
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St. Louis Cardinals Daily Farm Report: Oscar Mercado, Casey Turgeon, and Blake Drake lead Johnson City's eight-run attack

Viva El Birdos (Cardinals645) — Memphis loses to Omaha 1 - 4 Shane Robinson (CF), 1 for 4, K Randal Grichuk (RF), 2 for 4, 3B, K, R Stephen Piscotty (DH), 0 for 3, 2 Ks, RBI Xavier Scruggs (1B), 3 for 4,...
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Evening open thread for stupid off day

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — I'm watching Cliff Lee. What about you?
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Weekend

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Infographic Monday! Matt Holliday has hit 258 home runs in his career, 119 with the Birds on the Bat. Let's take a look at them. Matt Holliday Career Homers | Create Infographics ...
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St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Payroll Considerations

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Most trade speculation has revolved around trade targets like David Price and Cliff Lee or the players the Cardinals would have to give up, like Oscar Taveras or Carlos Martinez. While the...
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St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: A firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Sunday's game did not go as planned for the Peoria Chiefs, despite having their ace on the mound. The Chiefs fell to the South Bend Silver Hawks, 6-0, and managed to muster only three hits on the...
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Daily Farm Report: The bats were replaced with swizzle sticks.

Viva El Birdos (fourstick) — Farm goes 1-4 on a day when nobody outside of Oscar Mercado could find their way around the bases. Colorado Springs 4 Memphis 0 Notables: Tommy Pham (CF): 2-4, K Randal Grichuk (LF):...
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Dodgers @ Cardinals recap 7.20 - Cards just miss out on series sweep

Viva El Birdos (WyoCardsFan) — Cardinals get to Kershaw; can't quite pull out the series sweep Los Angeles Dodgers @  St. Louis Cardinals Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 1.78 ERA, 1.60 FIP) vs. Carlos Martinez (2-4, 4.43...
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