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With Tuesday night’s impressive performance – again – Tyler Lyons (who is this guy, really?) has continued the success of Cardinal rookie starting pitchers in 2013. Leading all of baseball in 2013 with nine wins from rookie starting pitchers, the Cardinals have relied on one pitcher they hoped would have this success, Shelby Miller, and [...]

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2013 WINTER WARM-UP TICKETS ON SALE Proceeds from the 17th Annual Event Continue to Benefit Kids in the Cardinals Community ST. LOUIS, MO, November 15, 2012 – Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced today that tickets for the 17th annual Winter Warm-Up will be available starting Friday, November 23. One [...]

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Nostradennis

by on October 23, 2012 · 8 comments

Based on what we saw in 2012, feigned knowledge of the minor league system, and some tarot cards someone left in the driveway, I shall attempt to predict the future.  Barring an unexpected retirement or alien abduction, the 2013 Cardinals have roughly $89.5M guaranteed in salary to 9 players.  Add up some guesstimates for arbitration-eligible [...]

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Cardinals just announced that the team has reached an agreement with pitcher Jake Westbrook that keeps him in St. Louis through at least the 2013 season and possibly the following year as well.  The deal basically guarantees his previous mutual option of $8.5M for 2013 and adds a new mutual option for 2014.  The deal [...]

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If I told you that David Freese has been just as productive and valuable as Adrian Beltre this season, would you believe me?  After all, many consider Beltre as the gold standard at 3rd base, and he remains a solid choice to defend his AL Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.  Beltre currently boasts a [...]

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Whenever someone familiar with the Cardinals goes on a diatribe about the great lopsided trades that have worked in favor of the team, the Ernie Broglio for Lou Brock deal nearly always gets mentioned.  What about the trades that didn’t work out so well for the Redbirds?  Do people find no value in evaluating such [...]

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No Sacred Cows Here

by on July 30, 2012 · 0 comments

Be realistic, and please admit that you have certain players you do not wish to see leave the Cardinals or the farm system.  For whatever your reasons, you have grown emotionally attached to 1 or more, and the thought of them in another team’s uniform amounts to baseball sacrilege.  Well, try setting aside those thoughts [...]

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For the first time all season, the defending World Champs may have finally showed their hand leading up to the dog days ahead. No one truly knows which direction the Cardinals will turn but if you can read between the rumors, a picture paints itself with only a couple shopping days left. How pretty the [...]

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With MLB nearing the end of the midsummer night’s bad dream, some members of Cardinal Nation have turned their respective attentions to ways to improve an already solid team enough to push it past the Reds and Pirates in the NL Central.  Some seem ready to consider just about anything, some want a big time [...]

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Master Trade Baiting

by on July 6, 2012 · 2 comments

While some see Matt Carpenter getting the start at 2nd base last night as just a way to get him some at-bats, I see something else.  I see the seemingly innocuous occurrence as a harbinger of something in the works.  How else might one explain the sudden need to get Matt some playing time?  After [...]

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