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Happenings Down South: Lots of news coming out of Memphis

Viva El Birdos (GregRatliff) — A new man in charge and a big event in 2019 Friday was the first stop of the 2019 Cardinals Caravan. For those unfamiliar, the caravan tours around to cities that are minor league affiliates...
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Baseball America will Feature Five Cardinals Prospects in Top 100 List

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — The list will be announced this Wednesday, January 23. Yes, it’s that time again: the part of the year when many baseball media outlets release their preseason rankings. This Wednesday, Baseball...
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System Sundays: Top Prospect List Supplemental #1

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Three additional scouting reports which must be written. I’m not actually planning on writing other supplements to the VEB Top Prospects List; however, given that I wasn’t actually planning on...
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Kolten Wong and Plate Discipline

Viva El Birdos (Bclemens6) — Kolten Wong is better than you think at the plate. As we put another week in the books of a seemingly endless and unmoving offseason, it can be hard to remember that baseball is just around the...
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The Most Interesting* Cardinals ZiPs - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — *To me. Yesterday we were treated to a sneak peak of the Cardinals ZiPs projections , painstakingly crafted by the lovely Dan Szymborski. There were a few intriguing questions presented by that...
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FanPost Friday: What is the most memorable Cardinals game you have been to?

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — It’s pretty tough to specifically remember every game you have attended, but it’s just as tough to forget about that one game. I would bet a chunk of change that if you are a regular visitor...
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The Top of the Cardinals Farm is Changing

Viva El Birdos (John LaRue) — It’s been some time since we’ve seen players like this populating top prospect lists. Aaron Schafer wrapped up his splendid top prospect list last week . In the gripping series finale, he...
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We have some Cardinals mystery ZiPS - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The full projections should be out soon! Around this time for the past few years Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) now of Fangraphs has unveiled his team-by-team projections. Before doing so,...
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Paul DeJong’s 2018: In the field

Viva El Birdos (Tanner Puckett) — DeJong went from good to great with the glove in 2018. Chalk some of it up to experience, but a change in positioning helped quite a bit. Last week we took a look at Paul DeJong ’s offensive...
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My afternoon with John Franco

Viva El Birdos (GregRatliff) — A story of how I made a wager with John Franco from the seats at Wrigley Field The date was April 23rd, 2004. Growing up near Chicago, I spent a lot of my springs and summers at the city’s...
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Scott Rolen Belongs in the Hall of Fame

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The Case for Scott Rolen Last Thursday, the VEB staff voted on the Hall of Fame . They voted in eight players, which included Scott Rolen . Two days ago, the people who read VEB voted in...
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Kyler Murray, Brian Jordan and J.D. Drew

Viva El Birdos (Ben Godar) — As the two-sport Murray tries to leverage his options for a big payday, I can hear the echoes of two former Cardinals. If you’ve been anywhere within earshot of sports media over the past couple...
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The Cardinals have avoided arbitration - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — Four players have agreed to contracts. Earlier in the offseason we discussed five Cardinals that were eligible for arbitration and their projected arbitration salaries (as estimated by MLB...
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VEB community votes Rolen, two others into real Hall of Fame

Viva El Birdos (stlcardsfan4) — The Hall of Fame is now accepting Rolen as a member because of this site. This is totally real. Last week, we asked you to vote on your picks for the Hall of Fame . With an overstuffed...
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Baseball, come back! - A Hunt and Peck

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — This offseason is so boooorrrriiiing. So, not a lot of baseball action has happened recently. The offseason has been long and boring. Not much as gone on. Paul DeJong caught a bass? ...
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The 2019 Viva El Birdos Top Prospects List: More Who Missed

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Even more prospects! Morning, all. Hope you survived Snowmageddon 2019 alright; I have all-wheel drive to cope with the nightmarish hills in my immediate vicinity, and more importantly the...
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System Sundays: Scouting Fernando Brazoban

Viva El Birdos (A.E. Schafer) — Taking a quick look at an incredibly young new signing by the Cardinals. Just a few days ago, the Cardinals signed a trio of international free agents. All three are from the Dominican...
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Chasen and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Pitch

Viva El Birdos (Bclemens6) — Chasen Shreve is thisclose to being good. That can feel like it’s really far. Knock on wood, but the Cardinals bullpen figures to be pretty good next year. The top three of Miller, Hicks,...
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FanPost Friday: Which Cardinal are you most excited to watch in 2019?

Viva El Birdos (Josey Curtis) — With new players looking to make an impact and returning guys trying to find their stride, the Cardinals will be an exciting club to watch this season. With only six weeks separating us from the...
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Anomalies and Curiosities in Cardinals Uniform History

Viva El Birdos (John LaRue) — The birds on the bat and interlocking STL are a classic look, but it took some trial and error to get where we are today. The holiday season has officially passed, but the Cardinal-related...
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