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Why Heyward will wear No. 22 for Cardinals

STLtoday.com Matheny handed his number to his club's newcomer, in part, because he knew the reason Heyward has worn since his big-league debut.
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Bird Bytes: The Cards' shopping list

STLtoday.com After landing OF Jason Heyward, GM John Mozeliak will turn his attention to filling other roster needs for 2015. 
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Cards celebrate The Man's birthday with museum exhibit

STLtoday.com ST. LOUIS • As usual, George Vecsey tells the story better.
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Taveras' family uses his Twitter feed to thank Cards fans, share tributes

STLtoday.com The rookie's feed, @el_fenomeno_18, has become a place for the family to post pictures of fans' gifts, cards, drawings, and tributes.
  • 3 days ago

Best and worst Cardinals offseason moves

STLtoday.com Oonly time will tell if the moves made this winter will make a big splash or a big thud. For perspective, here’s a look at some of the best and worst of the past 15 offseasons.
  • 3 days ago

Cards land another minor-league infielder, set 40-man roster

STLtoday.com Hours before the deadline to protect players, club trades pitcher Sam Gaviglio to Seattle for switch-hitter Ty Kelly.
  • 3 days ago

Bird Bytes: Choosing Martinez over Miller

STLtoday.com To acquire Jason Heyward, the Cardinals preferred to hold onto Carlos Martinez and trade Shelby Miller. Was it the right call? 
  • 4 days ago

Big deal by Cardinals has readers asking: What's next?

STLtoday.com With Monday's chat interrupted by news, here are answers to dozen orphaned questions -- some in favor of trade, some strong against.
  • 4 days ago

Bernie: Are Cardinals plotting a big move?

STLtoday.com It’s unlikely, but rumors have them going after Jon Lester.
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Cards give Mueller the atmosphere he enjoys

STLtoday.com New assistant hitting coach had soured on the set-up with the Cubs.
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Bernie: Cards can afford Jason Heyward

STLtoday.com The team's new outfielder can become a free agent after the 2015 season. How far will Cardinals' management go in the effort to keep him? 
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Ray Sadecki dies at 73; won 20 games for '64 Cardinals

STLtoday.com Ray Sadecki, the lefthander from Kansas City, Kan., who won 135 games in his 18-year major-league pitching career — and the 1964 World Series opener for the Cardinals — died Monday afternoon...
  • 5 days ago

Cardinals release Robinson

STLtoday.com Club also adds catcher Cody Stanley to the 40-man roster.
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Matheny reflects on weeks of change

STLtoday.com Cards manager maintains family approach is the best way for the team to cope.
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Matheny eager to see where Heyward's 'superstar ability' fits

STLtoday.com Newcomer offers a bat that Matheny could see hitting anywhere at the top of the order.
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Cards announce report dates, Grapefruit games for spring

STLtoday.com Exhibition schedule begins on March 5 and ends in Memphis.
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Tipsheet: Cards, Braves head in opposite directions

STLtoday.com Braves hit the restart button while the Cardinals load up for another run in 2015.
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Cards acquire Heyward, give up Miller

STLtoday.com Redbirds also get veteran reliever and send pitching prospect to Atlanta.
  • 6 days ago

Cards hire Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach

STLtoday.com One-time American League batting champion Bill Mueller is returning to his hometown as the new assistant hitting coach for the Cardinals.
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Bernie: Heyward trade is risky business

STLtoday.com The new lineup addition should help in a lot of ways, but Heyward can opt for free agency after the season. Giving up Shelby Miller was a big price to pay. 
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Blog Articles

Randal Grichuk's role in 2015 after the Jason Heyward trade

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Randal Grichuk ended 2015 as the starting rightfielder for the Cardinals. He showed solid outfield defense and pop with his bat, but is not yet a complete player. The Jason Heyward trade puts him...
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As the tender deadline approaches, a look at the St. Louis Cardinals 40-man roster matrix

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — How have the Cardinals' recent moves impacted the organization's 40-man roster as the deadline to tender salary arbitration approaches? After the St. Louis Cardinals traded Shelby Miller ...
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Baseball talk with Harry Pavlidis, director of technology at Baseball Prospectus and founder of Pitch Info

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — Harry Pavlidis gives his thoughts on PITCHF/x, the Cardinals pitching staff, the value of Yadier Molina, and the Chicago Cubs going forward. As loyal members of the Viva El Birdos community...
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A visual comparison of outfield defenses in the National League Central

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — After reviewing three-season averages of available defensive metrics, for fun, let's look at a visual comparison of some National League Central outfield defenses as well. With the acquisition of...
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The State of the Rotation, Right Now.

Viva El Birdos (the red baron) — The trade of Shelby Miller had big ramifications for the Cardinals' starting rotation going forward. Where do they stand now? Author's Note: I was originally writing this article Wednesday...
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Hunt and Peck: Meet newest Cardinal Ty Kelly!

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — More Matt Carpenter than Matt Carpenter. It is currently 9:30pm on a Thursday evening. News of a minor league deal between the Cardinals and Mariners that sent pitcher Sam Gaviglo to Seattle...
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St. Louis Cardinals acquire INF Ty Kelly, the most interesting man in the minors

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — In a swap of minor leaguers, the Cardinals added more depth to their utility bench by acquiring former UC Davis baseball star Ty Kelly. Of note, Daniel Descalso also played his college ball at UC...
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St. Louis Cardinals trade rumor: Minnesota Twins reportedly interested in outfielder Peter Bourjos

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — Okay, it's only kind of a rumor. The Minnesota  Twins apparently have some interest in acquiring Peter Bourjos from the St. Louis Cardinals, according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, a Twin...
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Cardinals acquire INF Ty Kelly for P Sam Gaviglio in minor league swap with Mariners

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — Here's a very brief introduction to the newest member of the Cardinal organization First, good luck to Sam Gaviglio . The Cardinals drafted the righty in the 5th round of the 2011 draft. He...
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Does the Jason Heyward trade tell us anything about the state of the Cardinal farm system?

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — In a word? Yes. Any time a sports team makes a trade for a significant asset, much of the analysis is spent analyzing both the player that was traded for and the parts that were given up to get...
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Cardinals should rush to sign Jason Heyward to an extension

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Jason Heyward is a rare player, combining production and youth just a year from free agency. This winter might be the only chance the Cardinals have to lock up Heyward long term. If Heyward has...
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The Viva El Birdos podcast episode 8

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — in which Ben Humphrey and Aaron Finkel talk Jason Heyward, Jon Lester, and other off-season fantasies. Wait, did that first one actually happen?! You can head over to subscribe via itunes ...
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2014 SB Nation MLB Awards Results and Winners!

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — The winner is... Last week voting began for the  first ever SB Nation MLB Awards . We spent the week deciding on things from Cardinals funniest moment to pitching performance of the year. The...
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Remembering former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ray Sadecki

Viva El Birdos (PugetSoundCardsAddict) — A key member of the 1964 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals passed away Monday. The St. Louis Cardinals ' fan base - still reeling from the untimely death of highly acclaimed prospect ...
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What does Pitchf/x reveal about new St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Walden?

Viva El Birdos (Joe Schwarz) — If he is able to stay healthy, Jordan Walden will be a welcome addition to the back-end of the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen. The "other guy" received in the Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins ...
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St Louis Cardinals free agency rumors: Jon Lester

Viva El Birdos (Aaron Finkel) — The Cardinals are reportedly involved in the pursuit of Jon Lester. What should we make of it? A day after the Cardinals made a bold move to strengthen their lineup and defense by trading for ...
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St. Louis Cardinals trade coverage: Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden

Viva El Birdos (Ben Humphrey) — The Cardinals have reportedly traded Shelby Milller and Tyrell Jenkins for Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden The Cardinals appear to have solved the question in right field by acquiring Jason...
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How does the trade of Tyrell Jenkins impact the Cardinals' farm system?

Viva El Birdos (Eric M. Johnson) — Losing any high ceiling prospect is a loss of opportunity, but given the state of the Cardinals farm system, this loss is one that isn't likely to have a huge overall impact. Monday's trade...
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Hunt and Peck: Jason Heyward (and Jordan Walden) is a Cardinal Edition!

Viva El Birdos (lil_scooter93) — You might have heard already, but the Cardinals opened up the hotstove season with a bang, aquiring Jason Heyward and Jordan Walden from the Braves in exchange for Shelby Miller and ...
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Jason Heyward is not exactly what the Cardinals need, but he is close enough

Viva El Birdos (Craig Edwards) — Jason Heyward might not be the power bat that the Cardinals sought, but he is an incredible upgrade at right field. The price for one year of Heyward was high, in giving up Shelby Miller and...
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