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So are the Victory Blue uniforms returning? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — We find out November 19. On Monday the Cardinals have teased an announcement. The team Twitter account tweeted that a big announcement was coming soon along with a photo of Hall of Fame...
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The Evolution of Brebbia’s Beard

Viva El Birdos (Tanner Puckett) — Getting inside the brain behind the beard. As you may have seen on social media or Heather’s Hunt and Peck, John Brebbia debuted some new facial hair in Japan. We’re not sure what John...
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Can the Cardinals improve on Paul DeJong at short?

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — A look through the alternative options at short I do not think the Cardinals are going to move Paul DeJong off SS. I believe John Mozeliak himself has publicly stated that short is one of...
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What should we call John Brebbia’s new facial hair? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — It has me stumped. We have discussed Yadier Molina ’s appearances in the Japan Series, but Cardinals reliever John Brebbia is there as well. You know, this guy: In...
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The History of Cardinal Top Draft Picks, 2005-2011

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Looking back at the history of Cardinal first-round draft picks, beginning with the Jeff Luhnow era. A little while back, I laid out some ideas I had for covering prospects and draft matters...
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Bryce Harper’s value goes well beyond the field

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — Bryce Harper is the biggest celebrity in baseball, and friends, that has value. Bryce Harper ’s value on the field is enormous. Look at players who have put up comparable value at his age :...
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Yadier Molina knows one way to end a rundown - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — At least, when he is the runner. Many Cardinals fans might already be aware, but Yadier Molina has been playing in Japan for MLB’s Japan Series. Those that have been following his...
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Birdos who served - A Veterans Day Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November 1918, the War to End All Wars was finally over as the Armistice with Germany went into effect. In the years following, the anniversary of this...
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Free Agent Focus: Three Second-Tier Options

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Taking a look at three players on the free agent market this offseason, and what sort of fit each might have on the Cardinals of 2019. Up to this point, most of the focus has been on the big...
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VEB Staff Picks MLB Awards

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — From MVP to Cy Young to Rookie of the Year and for some reason we also pick the Manager of the Year. Forget the regular season, where we get to watch baseball nearly every day. Forget the...
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Would the Cubs really trade Kris Bryant? - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Are you not entertained? No. I mean, no player is every truly untradeable. Only a Sith deals in absolutes and a sith I am not. So I shall amend my “no” to a “probably not”. According to...
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Why Nick Markakis shouldn’t be an option for the Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (GregRatliff) — The almost 35 year old is coming off one of the best seasons of his long career, but the Cards should stay away Gold Glove. Silver Slugger. All Star. Only four players in all of the majors...
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The Off-Season Smörgåsbord

Viva El Birdos (John LaRue) — There are a lot of items the Cardinals can grab off the buffet over the next 3.5 months. We aren’t at full peak for the off-season yet, but this week’s General Manager meetings certainly sparked...
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Yadier Molina hits a RBI double, scores in Japan Series - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Cardinals pitcher John Brebbia is also participating in the series. The MLB All Stars took on the Yomiuri Giants on Thursday morning, defeating the home team 9-6. Cardinals Yadier Molina and...
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Arizona’s other corner infielder

Viva El Birdos (Tanner Puckett) — Paul Goldschmidt may get the most mentions, but Jake Lamb is the better fit. In early October, Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen told the Arizona Republic they were feeling out the trade...
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An Appreciation of Greg Garcia

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The utility man was very good for the role he had A baseball team needs to construct a roster with four or five bench players who, between them, can play all eight position player positions. At...
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Andrew Miller? Bryce Harper? Rumors! Intrigue! - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Stuff! So the offseason has begun, which means the rumor mill is turning. As of this point we cannot put too much stock into the different pieces of information swirling around. Counterpoint:...
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Looking at the Mariners Ahead of a Possible Fire Sale

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Seattle may be hitting the reset button sooner than expected. Should the Cardinals be looking to make a deal? Not too long ago, I took a look at a hypothetical trade scenario , in which the ...
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Mommy, Daddy, where do relief pitchers come from?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — When a baseball team and an ex-starter put on waivers love each other very much... Building a bullpen is both the easiest and the hardest part of putting a team together. I firmly believe that. ...
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The BBWAA Awards finalists are in and there are no Cardinals - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Not saying there should be, just stating a fact. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America have announced the finalists for Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, Most Valuable Player, and Manager of...
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