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Brian Walton's news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals (TM) and their minor league system

Archive for March, 2012

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/31

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Camp concluding

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

Cardinals log of minor league suspensions grows

Cody Stanley is the 24th name on the St. Louis Cardinals minor league drug suspension list since 2005.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/27

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/24

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/23

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/22

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Post-Dispatch parent to charge for some online access

The parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, has announced intent to implement subscriptions for online access before the end of this year in most markets.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/20

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/19

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/17

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

MLB social media policy answers some questions, opens others

Major League Baseball has defined its Social Media Policy. The nation’s labor-management arbitrators may be getting more work as a result.

TLR may bleed Dodger blue if Cohen has enough green

Reports have Tony La Russa becoming an executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers if Steve Cohen is the winning bidder.

Comparing Pujols and Adams in the AFL

Excitement about St. Louis Cardinals prospect Matt Adams sent me back to the records to compare his Arizona Fall League results with Albert Pujols’ 11 years earlier.

Cardinals sixth starter, what took you so long?

On Monday, the St. Louis Cardinals moved Lance Lynn from relieving to starting. Why did they wait for an injury to another?

Potential buyer for AutoZone Park kicking the tires

The city of Memphis is looking into purchasing the home of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

Boras and La Russa together – eight nights only

A top player agent and a World Series-winning manager will appear on a Sunday evening television program

Cardinals spring phenom named Matt will return to earth

For the second consecutive spring, the St. Louis Cardinals top minor league hitter is standing out in major league camp. Let’s not get carried away, though.

Milwaukee’s Melvin still crying in his beer

Breaking down complaints from Milwaukee GM Doug Melvin about the impact of September roster sizes on the St. Louis Cardinals making the 2011 post-season.

Red, Whitey, TLR to be honored in Cooperstown

Title-winning St. Louis Cardinals managers Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa will be honored together at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21.

40-plus Cardinals players, 30-plus articles

Looking for spring training articles for every player on the St. Louis Cardinals roster.

Review of a review: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

A recommendation to read a summary of an important event covering off-field aspects of sports, especially baseball.

Brock named to College Baseball Hall of Fame

Lou Brock to join yet another Hall of Fame, this one for the collegiate game.

Brock opens Cardinals museum exhibit in Little Rock

The new exhibit of St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia at the Clinton Library in Little Rock has opened.

The Molina contract: What the writers are saying

A scan of national and local sportswriters’ opinions on the Yadier Molina contract and its potential impact on other impending free agent catchers.

St. Louis Cardinals all-time All-Scrabble team

The top Scrabble-scoring names by position in St. Louis Cardinals team history.