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Archive for November, 2011

Cardinals minor league home paper reports

Links to news about St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers, primarily from their hometown papers.

A new Pujols-Cubs bromance with Theo?

Is reported interest by the Chicago Cubs in free agent Albert Pujols a new chapter of an old story?

The Binghamton Redbirds?

Several dominoes would need to fall for the St. Louis Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate to end up in Binghamton, NY in 2013, but it could happen.

10 World Series DVD Set winners at The Cardinal Nation Blog

Announcing the identities of the 10 winners of the Official 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set.

How strong is MLB’s new HGH testing plan?

Digging into Major League Baseball’s plan to test players for human growth hormone usage uncovers a major exposure.

St. Louis Cardinals arbitration offer predictions

How many draft picks might the St. Louis Cardinals pick up by making offers of arbitration Wednesday night?

Miami sideshow leads to more Pujols age questions

The ongoing subject of Albert Pujols’ age continues to make the papers, still without any substantiation.

Reviewing the new book Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals Stunning 2011 Championship Season

Reviewing the new book about the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Champions, penned by accomplished author Rob Rains and enhanced by dozens of full-page photos.

Previewing MLB’s new labor agreement

Preliminary details on the changes coming to Major League Baseball free agency, player salaries, draft spending, arbitration, HGH testing and more.

Win 2011 World Series DVDs at The Cardinal Nation Blog

Ten lucky readers will receive a free copy of the 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set.

Oquendo’s return good for Cardinals, maybe not for his managerial aspirations

Third base coach Jose Oquendo will remain on the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals staff, but may be limiting his managerial chances by doing so.

St. Louis Cardinals World Series videos: past and present

World Series video clips and holiday gift-buying ideas for St. Louis Cardinals fans.

St. Louis Cardinals tentative 2012 spring training schedule

An initial, partial and non-official look at the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 spring training slate of games.

Matheny is youngest, but not really youngest

New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny becomes the youngest current manager in MLB, but only 14th-youngest St. Louis skipper in the last century.

Some very different Albert Pujols splits

You thought you had seen every stat? How about hitting results based on the bat used?

On St. Louis Cardinals number 11 on 11/11/11

Jose Oquendo is the longest holder of the number 11 in St. Louis Cardinals history, but how much longer will that be?

Walton with Rains radio duo on AFL and managerial search

Replay of Brian Walton’s St. Louis Cardinals segment with Rob and B.J. Rains on St. Louis Sports Radio 1380.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2011-2012 off-season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2011-2012 off-season.

Catching up on La Russa’s and Freese’s television appearances

Videos of recent St. Louis Cardinals World Champions television appearances.

2004 Cardinals NL Championship ring on auction

Now is your chance to bid on an authentic 2004 St. Louis Cardinals National League Championship ring and other team memorabilia.

Remembering Bob Forsch’s greatness

Several best games of the late St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch are remembered.

Cardinals World Series items to go on display in Cooperstown

Jerseys, spikes, caps and bats from the St. Louis Cardinals’ run to the World Championship will be displayed at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rains’ new book on 2011 Cardinals season now available

Accomplished St. Louisan Rob Rains has written a new book about the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Champions.

Cardinals playoff chances – What others said

Not surprisingly, the St. Louis Cardinals’ progression to the 2011 World Championship was not expected by the national media.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Replacing TLR

Brian Walton’s weekly discussion about the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.