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Archive for February, 2012

Molina’s contract extension – How do you feel?

If you were running the St. Louis Cardinals, would you have given catcher Yadier Molina a five-year, $75 million contract extension?

Memphis Redbirds adding jumbo HD video board

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A club in Memphis will be featured on a new scoreboard, the largest in minor league baseball.

Eighth Cardinals spring telecast added

MLB Network’s spring slate of St. Louis Cardinals games includes one incremental telecast and seven alternate broadcasts.

How many games will the 2012 Cardinals win?

The gamblers have established opening betting lines on how many games each MLB club will win this coming season. Do you agree or disagree?

Talking Cardinals spring training baseball on WGEM

St. Louis Cardinals spring training talk on WGEM ESPN 1440 in Quincy, Ill.

Time to stand down on Molina’s contract

Why not let Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals work on a new deal without such a high level of sensitivity?

Oquendo is right where he belongs

Long-time St. Louis Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo explains why be once asked out as the club’s bench coach.

2012 Cardinals finding unexpected motivation

The many questions about recovering from significant off-season losses seem to be strengthening the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals’ resolve.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Camp opens

Brian Walton begins another season of discussions about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Jim Brinson of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Cardinals pitchers helping pitchers

Pitching veterans on the St. Louis Cardinals are working alongside prospects in spring training.

Sorting out Cardinals spring uniform numbers

Who is wearing what uniform number in 2012 St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp?

Roles of social media and the media itself continue to evolve

A look around the changing intersection of St. Louis Cardinals major and minor league baseball, Twitter and Facebook.

23 of 28 Cardinals 2012 spring games on TV or radio

If one is flexible, broadcasts of 23 of 28 St. Louis Cardinals spring training games in 2012 can be found.

Poll: When will Shelby Miller arrive in St. Louis?

Vote on when you think the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect will make his major league debut.

Musial and Pujols: Deferred money and personal services

Former St. Louis Cardinals greats Stan Musial and Albert Pujols had some off-field financial similarities in their contracts.

The Angels tweak the Cardinals again

A new Albert Pujols-related tempest has ensued over billboards in California.

Fewer Cardinals spring training telecasts in 2012

Current plans for total television broadcasts of St. Louis Cardinals spring training games are down – from almost one-third of the games last year to just 25 percent in 2012.

Ira is not just Mrs. Bill DeWitt III

The wife of the president of the St. Louis Cardinals runs an urban music label.

Defending Yadier Molina

Followers of the St. Louis Cardinals had differing views of catcher Yadier Molina’s update on his contract situation upon his reporting to spring training.

Cardinals where are they now? – LaPoint and Ryde

The paths of a St. Louis Cardinals pitching star from the 1980s and a failed big-bonus outfield signing from 2007 have come together in Rockland County, New York.

The St. Louis Cardinals Canadian MVP

Which Canadian-born player contributed the most to the St. Louis Cardinals?

Ex-Cardinal Cormier to enter Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Former St. Louis Cardinals left-handed pitcher Rheal Cormier is a new Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer.

Cardinals exhibit coming to Clinton Museum

A St. Louis Cardinals-themed exhibit is coming to President Bill Clinton’s museum in Little Rock.

No long-term solution for substandard Johnson City ballpark

There is little money to undertake long-postponed, but needed repairs to the home of the Johnson City Cardinals of the rookie-level Appalachian League.

A rookie manager and the media

First-year St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will be dealing with the media in a more intense manner than ever before. How will both sides react?

Red Schoendienst celebrates his 89th birthday

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst is still in uniform after 70 seasons in professional baseball.

St. Louis Cardinals winter topic fatigue

Vote on which recent St. Louis Cardinals-related topic has been most beaten to death in your opinion.