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    April 22, 2014

    The 6 Best Yadier Molina Quotes From That New York Times Profile

    Whether he's catching fastballs, stopping runs or hitting homers, Yadier Molina is exciting to watch when he's at home plate. The New York Times noticed, so it sent a reporter to ask the St. Louis Cardinals catcher how he does it. In the Sunday story "From Behind the Plate, a Dutiful Master Orchest ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Cardinals Pitcher Shelby Miller's Wedding Featured in New York Times Society Page

    St. Louis may be in baseball withdrawal, but the New York Times put Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller in the headlines after his Missouri wedding to Amy Peters. The story starts with a dig at the Cardinals, who left Miller in the bullpen during the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Peters ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    The Redbirds' New Ronny Cedeno

    In the neverending chase for mediocrity that is the Cardinal middle infield, a new salvo has been fired, and its name is Ronny Cedeno. Unfortunately, that's ex-Cub Ronny Cedeno, and if there's one thing I know in baseball, it's that the fewer ex-Cubs you have on your team, the better your chances ar ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Is Jaime Garcia's Problem With His Shoulder or His Head?

    The Cardinals did what they needed to do in game two of their NLDS series against the Washington Nationals, beating up on the Nats' pitching staff to the tune of twelve runs and evening the series at one game apiece. Unfortunately, the victory didn't come easily, and things can't just be simple for ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    The Cards' Road Woes Continue

    Question: Why is Jaime Garcia so unpopular with hotel maids? Answer: Because he always shits the bed when he's on the road! Wakka wakka, and all that sort of thing. I'll be here all week, folks. (I really will be; I have nowhere else to go.) So in case you missed it, the Cardinals jus ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Lance Lynn Back In, At Least For Now

    The Cardinals needed someone to start today in place of the injured Jake Westbrook, who is currently out with a bit of an oblique thing. (That's a technical term, by the way. I apologize for using complicated jargon, but there's really no other way of putting it, unfortunately.) So Mike Matheny and ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    It's Miller Time in St. Louis

    The Shelby Miller Era is all set to begin here in Cardinal Land. The Cards are calling up their young fireballer today; he should be en route already, as a matter of fact, as the team is hoping to have him available for tonight's tilt against the New York Mets. It's an exciting day for Cardinal ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Lance Lynn is Out; Joe Kelly is In

    The Cardinals made it official over the weekend: Lance Lynn is on his way to the bullpen. Replacing him in the rotation will be Joe Kelly, who did such an admirable job filling in for Jaime Garcia this season while the lefty was on the disabled list. Let Lynn Versus Kelly: The Great Girl Name Pitche ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Shelby Miller: Back on the Road to Uber-Prospectdom

    The 2012 season has been, by and large, a somewhat forgettable one for Shelby Miller. He entered the season as the number one ranked prospect in the Cardinals' system and one of the top rated pitching prospects in all of baseball. It didn't seem like things could get much better, even with the mild ... More >>

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    June 10, 2012

    Joe Kelly to Make his Major League Debut

    The Cardinals will be taking on the Cleveland Indians this afternoon at Busch Stadium, trying to win the rubber match of the series after Kyle Lohse put the team on his back last night, pitching the first leg of a combined shutout. Adding to the overall intrigue of watching the Cards try to win ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    The Legend of Oscar Taveras

    So, you're probably a Cardinal fan. I mean, why would you be reading a sports column in a St. Louis paper if you weren't, right? (I'm aware of just how gross an oversimplification I'm going with right here, but hey, broad strokes are the only ones I know how to take.) You probably have a whole ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Roy Oswalt Sez: Call Me Back in July

    ​So, after months of dancing and dodging, hemming and hawing, flirting and some other word that starts with an F, Roy Oswalt finally came out and made it official yesterday: Eh, just call me back in a couple months. Oswalt announced yesterday he isn't going to sign with any team at the m ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Five Fringe Players to Watch in Spring Training

    ​Spring Training is finally underway, promising an end to winter and a return of sunny days and the smell of stadium hot dogs. The St. Louis Cardinals enter the 2012 iteration of spring training looking to defend an unlikely championship, the result of a magical late-season run and one of the ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Keith Law Really, Really Likes the Cards' System

    Get it? 'Cause he's a PROSPECTor? Yeah, I know. I'll try harder next time. Promise. ​Keith Law, prospect guru extraordinaire over at, has released both his top 100 prospect list and his overall organizational rankings over the past few days. The Cardinals, formerly relegated to the lower ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Cardinals Ranked #5 System by John Sickels

    ​John Sickels, proprietor of the really excellent Minor League Ball, has compiled a ranking of all the farm systems in major league baseball. It's the first time he's done so, and he's quick to distance himself from anyone reading too much into the strict order of things. So, reading too much ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Shelby Miller: Not Helping the Case for Athletes and Twitter

    ​You probably know who Shelby Miller is. Top prospect in the Cardinals organization, right-handed pitcher, I've written about him several times here over the last couple years. Drafted in 2009, high school pitcher from Texas, throws really hard...ringing any bells? Sure. Seems like a pretty n ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Jeff Luhnow: Cardinals Lose Their Minor League Architect

    Jeff Luhnow, future Baseball Executive of the Year award winner for turning around the Houston Astros' fortunes. ​Amidst all the hooplah and hand-wringing of waiting for Albert Pujols to make up his effing mind about just how much money is enough, there's another story unfolding for the Cardinals ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Cardinals' Top Ten Prospects by Baseball Instincts

    ​It's that time of year when prospect publications both digital and analog publish their top ten lists for the various organizations. Usually not the best time of year for Cardinal fans, really, seeing as how the farm system has typically been somewhere between moderately weak and completely barre ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Should the Cardinals Be In On Ubaldo Jimenez?​The latest scuttlebutt all over the baseball trade landscape has Dan O'Dowd, manager of the Colorado Rockies, shopping his young ace Ubaldo Jimenez. Unsurprisingly, the Yankees have been mentioned prominently, along with pretty much every other big-time contending team with a ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Cardinals' Prospect Carlos Martinez Getting Positive Press

    ​The Futures Game is always one of the most exciting events of the season, for me at least. It's certainly more interesting to me than the home run derby or the pathetic farce the All-Star Game itself has degenerated into. (I'm sorry, but I refuse to say anything nice about the game so long as bas ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Reviewing the Cardinals' Draft -- Rounds 36-50

    ​And so we come to the final push, dear friends. The very last gasp of the draft class. The final group of players taken by the Cardinals for 2011 contains a couple very intriguing talents, including a tough sign from St. Louis who could wind up with as high a ceiling as any player drafted this ye ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Cardinals' Pitching Prospect Update

    I considered going with the Timbuk 3 song -- you know the one, about the shades? -- but decided to go in a different direction. ​The present is looking a little bleak for the Redbirds at the moment. Five losses in a row, badly outplayed by the Washington Nationals, shut out by Livan Hernandez, bul ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Previewing the Cardinals 2011 Draft

    I'm a big fan of the draft. The baseball one, too. ​Baseball's first-year amateur draft takes place tonight, with our hometown Cardinals going on the clock at No. 22 overall. Unfortunately, that's the only pick the Cards will have in the first round/supplemental round range, with their second sele ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Keith Law Releases New Prospect Rankings; Two Cardinals Make the List

    ​Keith Law, ESPN's prospect guru, released his updated rankings of the top 25 minor league prospects Tuesday, and the first couple names on the list aren't really all that surprising. The Angels' Mike Trout, who began the year atop virtually every prospect list in creation, is still there, followe ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Adam Wainwright Has 'Significant' Elbow Injury; Mass Panic Ensues

    ​Well, just in case everyone wasn't already bummed enough about the whole Albert-Pujols-is-leaving-after-the-season storyline for 2011, we now have the news that Adam Wainwright, ace of the Cardinals' staff and eternal Cy Young runner-up, has left spring training camp in Florida and is headed to t ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Roy Oswalt: The Deal That Just Won't Die​So after a full week and a half of serious, intense speculation, discussion, and coverage, the Roy-Oswalt-to-the-Cardinals trade is...right about where it was a week and a half ago. A quick rundown of the pertinent facts: The Houston Astros want to move Roy Oswalt.  ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Some Jeff Suppan-Induced Thoughts on Trading for Cliff Lee​So I'm watching the Cardinals play, suffering through watching Jeff Suppan pitch, and it got me thinking about who the Cards might be able to get to replace him. Now, it's not that Suppan has actually been all that bad since returning to us; he's certainly been better th ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    By All That is Holy, Todd Wellemeyer Must Be Stopped

    At this point, I honestly don't know who to beg, plead with, or pray to who might have some legitimate chance of ridding us of the curse of Todd Wellemeyer. I tried praying to God after Welley's start in Pittsburgh on the 12th of May, when he gave up seven runs in 4.1, but God seemed uninterested in ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Game Notes: Cardinals 3, Trolley Dodgers 2 17/08/09 - The Best Day Ever

    A couple of years ago, back when Charlie Haeger was floating around between Triple A and the majors with the White Sox, I was really hoping the Cardinals might check into acquiring him. At the time, it didn't look as if Chicago had a whole lot of use for him, and I thought he would make a great pick ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Shelby Miller a Cardinal

    Our long regional nightmare is over. Shelby Miller, the Cards' first round draft pick in this year's draft, has now been signed, sealed, and delivered, to the tune of $2.875 million. Good for him, and good for the Cardinals. They badly needed to get this deal done, in order to begin restocking ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Jaime Garcia On the Comeback Trail

    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak was down in Florida last night to watch Jaime Garcia pitch. Could the youngster be in the bigs this season?​One of the Cardinals' best pitching prospects - probably the best, actually, at least until Shelby Miller signs - took another step last night in his attempt to re ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Wagner Mateo Signs With Cardinals

    It appears to be very near official now; the Cardinals have signed Dominican-born outfielder Wagner Mateo to a contract worth in the area of $3.1 million. Of course, the signing has to wait for the July 2nd international signing date to become official, but it looks as if this is all but a done deal ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Breaking Down Shelby Miller

    Alex Eisenberg, the always wonderful mechanics expert behind Baseball Intellect and close, digital friend of mine, recently broke down the delivery of the Cardinals' first round draft pick this year, Shelby Miller. The good news: Alex likes what he sees from Miller. The bad news: we're still going t ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    The Draft Thread

    Well, here we go, everybody. The Draft is finally here, and now we wait for the Nationals to tell us what we already know. Aaaaand there we are. Strasburg is the pick at #1. In other news, the sun came up in the East this morning, and likely will again tomorrow.