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Wong may hold key to Cardinals' improvement

STLtoday.com Young second baseman had a double-double in home runs and steals in his first season. 
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DeWitt expects 'significant' rise in payroll in coming years

STLtoday.com As rising talents like Lynn, Miller, Wacha, and Wong near raises, the revenues have increased so that the payroll can as well.
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CHART TO GO WITH CARDS STORY///FREE AGENTS

STLtoday.com The Cardinals’ roster has five players who will be free agents in the week following the end of the World Series. The club is not expected to immediately pursue any of them and it’s likely...
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Expect change but Matheny certainly will stay put

STLtoday.com As the Cardinals’ thinkers prepare for the offseason, GM John Mozeliak is in a solid position. His team just made it to the National League championship series for the fourth consecutive...
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Strauss: Decisions by Matheny have fans red-faced

STLtoday.com Allow me to get this out the way: Mike Matheny had a bad week.
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Cards were able to grind their way into playoffs

STLtoday.com For most of this past summer, the Cardinals insisted they were more than their record, more than their statistics, and could expect more from their roster. They then ended the season at less...
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Look Back 250 • Cardinals fans erupt joyfully in 1926 with first World Champsionship

STLtoday.com The Cardinals would win 10 more World Series, but the first was in 1926 against the New York Yankees in seven games.
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Wild-card Giants, Royals make it to World Series

STLtoday.com San Francisco • History descended once more on 3rd and King streets Thursday night, home of the triumphant Giants.
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Cards can point to many reasons for defeat

STLtoday.com Use of Wacha was far from only factor in NLCS loss.
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Bernie: Losing the NLCS was a team effort

STLtoday.com Defeat stings, but the Cardinals have set a high standard around here.
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Cardinals pack their bags

STLtoday.com Cards notes • Descalso, Bourjos wonder if they’ll be back.
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Cardinals players pack up after elimination

STLtoday.com Cardinals players returned home from San Francisco after the loss in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. Some packed up their club house lockers Friday.
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What investors can learn from the World Series-bound Royals

STLtoday.com The Royals score runs without making hits; investors can score without taking big swings.
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Hummel: Heroic effort by Cruz, teammates

STLtoday.com SAN FRANCISCO • Whitey Herzog had said it 30 years ago, the only time the Kansas City Royals and Cardinals were able to pull off the I-70 World Series that won’t get played this year.
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Morse, Ishikawa lead Giants to World Series

STLtoday.com SAN FRANCISCO • The Cardinals were leading 3-2 when pinch hitter Michael Morse came to the plate to start the eighth inning. That at-bat started a whirlwind of ecstasy for the San Francisco...
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Giants notes: Petit has been big factor for Giants

STLtoday.com Long reliever has saved Giants twice.
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Media Views: Cards’ long run of success leads to dip in TV ratings

STLtoday.com But Fox Sports is bullish on the tradition and baseball atmosphere the teams bring to the network that televises the NLCS.
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Giants end the Cardinals' season again

STLtoday.com Cardinals eliminated from the playoffs after Ishikawa's three-run homer in the ninth inning.
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Blog Articles

Reflecting on the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Thank you, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, for another memorable season. As I sit here on my 24th birthday wishing I was getting mentally prepared for game seven of the National League Championship...
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Mike Matheny: One Plan Man

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — That was certainly not how I envisioned the Cardinals 2014 season coming to a close. But that's baseball, right?  You never know what to expect. Matt Adams homering twice off two of the best left...
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Evening Open Thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — I miss baseball already. What was your favorite regular season moment of 2014? I'm tempted to go with Bourjos' game winning hit against the Pirates, but it's probably this: Your browser...
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Hunt and Peck: Links of the Week

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Just because we are sulking doesn't mean there are not links to be linked! The Cardinals cannot win the World Series every year. I know. It seems improbable, but I have run the numbers and it...
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Will the St. Louis Cardinals ever win a World Series in spite of manager Mike Matheny?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Third-year manager Mike Matheny's third October was punctuated by perhaps the worst in-game decision of his short managerial career. Among baseball fans like you and me, managers get too much...
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NLCS Game 5 recap: The offseason is upon us

Viva El Birdos (The Continental) — Giants' even-numbered year mojo too much for Cardinals. First up, congratulations to the Giants and the good folks over at  McCovey Chronicles . Three World Series appearances in 5 years is...
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Cry in Your Beer While You Wait For A Recap Thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — When do pitchers and catchers report? Talk, mumble, argue, what you will.
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NLCS Game 5 Overflow 1 Gamethread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Dingers by Adams and Cruz have the Cardinals up 3-2 after 4. Keep on keepin' on, Birdos. And score more runs, too.
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Cardinals at Giants 2014 NLCS Game 5 BINGO

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Game V! 2014 NLCS Game Five Adam Wainwright vs. Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park, 7:07 pm CST. This could be our last BINGO card (if there is interest, I could take a stab at making a...
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What is Michael Wacha's role in the St. Louis Cardinals' NLCS bullpen?

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Based on manager Mike Matheny's words and actions, it appears that Michael Wacha is the Cardinals' extra-innings pitcher of last resort. St. Louis Cardinals righthander Michael Wacha warmed...
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A call to arms

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — With the Cardinals facing elimination, I offer this rallying cry to you, my fellow VEBers, in hopes of stirring our collective spirit. (Some portions may be borrowed from great works of film and...
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Analyzing Mike Matheny's decisions in Game 4 of the NLCS

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Taking a closer look at the moves in the Cardinals' disappointing loss. Players win or lose games. Managers have an effect. They play a role, but ultimately it is on the players to execute. Last...
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2014 NLCS Game 4 Recap: Cardinals Fall To Giants In A 'Travesty Of Justice' 6-4 Loss

Viva El Birdos (dr. howl) — A parade of missed opportunities, misplays, and the Giants relentless advantage-taking prevent a Cardinals win yet again in the NLCS Source: FanGraphs What Did I Just Watch An old...
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NLCS Game 4 Overflow 2 RALLY THREAD

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Cardinals are down 6-4 heading into the seventh. Rally! CARDINALS HITS, RUNS NEEDED, CALLED FOR.
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NLCS Game 4 Overflow 1 Gamethread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Cards lead 4-3 after 3 innings. Vogelsong and Miller both stunk. The former is out of the game, and the latter ought to be. But AJ Pierzynski is the boss with the hot sauce. More Cardinals runs,...
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Cardinals at Giants NLCS Game 4 BINGO

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Game IV! NLCS Game IV Shelby Miller vs. Ryan Vogelsong at AT&T Park at 7:07p.m. CST
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Afternoon Open Thread

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Watch the Royals, Freak out about Matheny's lineup when it comes out, Tier Album Covers, etc.,
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How the St. Louis Cardinals won the 1964 World Series

Viva El Birdos (PugetSoundCardsAddict) — On the 50th anniversary of Game 7, a look back at the 1964 World Series. There was joy in Budville as the Cardinals ended a 17-year postseason drought and won the National League pennant on...
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A tip of the cap to Marco Gonzales

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Marco Gonzales has been simply fantastic since being recalled on August 29th. Since being recalled by the Cardinals on August 29th for a start in the double-header against the Cubs on the...
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Taking the Temperature

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — What looked to be an evenly matched series between playoff rivals is looking more and more like a war of attrition our boys in red just can't win. This isn't going to be exceptionally long or...
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