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Archive for June, 2012

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Taming the Bucs

Brian Walton’s Friday discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Ken Miller and Joe Quinn of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Two homers in one inning against Cards pitching not that rare

Wednesday night marked the 17th time since 2000 that two different St. Louis Cardinals pitchers allowed home runs in the same inning.

Be the GM: What do the Cardinals need most?

What need should the St. Louis Cardinals address first in the trade market?

Molina chasing Simmons for best HR season by a Cardinals catcher

Through 75 games, only one catcher in St. Louis Cardinals history had more home runs than does Yadier Molina this season.

Walton on RotoWire Fantasy Sports Monday on Sirius/XM

Brian Walton joined Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss on RotoWire’s Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius 211 / XM 147 at noon Central on Monday.

Could it be déjà vu for the 2012 Cardinals and trading?

Will right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller join former top organizational prospect Colby Rasmus as trade bait for the St. Louis Cardinals?

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Another shot at KC

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

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2012 short season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2012 regular season and short-season clubs.

What is new at The Cardinal Nation?

Taking notice of new St. Louis Cardinals-related content on the main site, TheCardinalNation.com.

Cardinals prepare for designated hitter in Detroit

Due to the schedule, the St. Louis Cardinals are the last MLB team to deploy the designated hitter in 2012. Here’s how they fared in the past against Tigers pitching.

New I-40 Cup to recognize Cardinals-Brewers Triple-A annual winner

Two National League Central clubs’ top farm teams have created a tangible remembrance of the season victor between the Memphis Redbirds and Nashville Sounds.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Interleague continues

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

Lance Lynn tops Dizzy Dean but still chases Bob Gibson

OK, it was just one stat over two starts, but St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn logged two rare high-strikeout games.

How often did the Cardinals score so few despite so many hits?

It isn’t very often that the St. Louis Cardinals manage to score no more than one run on 11 or more hits, but that is what they did on Tuesday night.

Can MLB’s television blackouts be cracked in court?

A lawsuit was filed last month, alleging antitrust violations by Major League Baseball in the area of television blackouts.

How rough was the Cardinals’ last 30 days?

Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ play over the last 30 days does not provide comfort.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Facing the Tribe

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

Walton on Rob Rains radio show to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals

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

Separated at birth: Billy Bob and Dave Duncan?

The film adaptation of the best-seller “Three Nights in August” is slated to have Billy Bob Thornton playing Tony La Russa’s long-time confidante and pitching coach Dave Duncan.

Who is your Cardinals’ sixth starter?

Jaime Garcia’s health remains a concern for the St. Louis Cardinals. Vote on how to replace him if needed.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Escaping The Big Apple

Brian Walton’s Monday discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Jim Brinson and Joe Quinn of KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines.

Astros improving while Cardinals winning less in minors

Comparing two rivals’ minor league systems results over the first two-plus months of the 2012 season.

The Cardinals could do well to consider State College

The St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League club spent just one year in Pennsylvania, back in 2006, but the time might be right to consider it again.

Cardinal talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: The Big Apple

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