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

Archive for March, 2013

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/27/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/24/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/23/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/22/13

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

St. Louis Cardinals Season Preview premieres Saturday

New special on FOX Sports Midwest will preview the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals season.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/21/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/20/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/19/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/17/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/15/13

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

Walton on Rains radio show to discuss Cardinals minor leaguers

Brian Walton’s Friday St. Louis Cardinals minor league segment with Rob Rains on St. Louis Sports Radio 1380.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/14/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/13/13

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

Potential reserves for the Cardinals reserves

Who might be next in line if one of the five projected season-opening position player reserves on the St. Louis Cardinals is injured?

Surrounded on the designated hitter

Why I have come to accept that the designated hitter is not going to go away.

5-year deal good for Craig, Cardinals; no impact on Adams

Matt Adams had been blocked from everyday play at first base by Allen Craig for at least the next four years. Craig’s new contract extended it to six years.

Yadier Molina starts record label

The St. Louis Cardinals catcher is entering the music business.

Adams should be pulling for Carpenter and Kozma

Why Matt Adams should be the biggest backer of defensive success by Matt Carpenter and Daniel Descalso with St. Louis.

Cards’ spotlight is directly on Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller

Just 10 games into spring training, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is almost ready to declare his fifth starter.

Upset about Trout’s salary? Then change the CBA

Major League Baseball’ labor agreement defines what pre-arbitration players can be paid – even for a player who may be the best in the game.

Don’t forget to thank Pujols for Wacha

Spring pitching phenom Michael Wacha would likely not be a St. Louis Cardinal had Albert Pujols remained.

Cardinals middle infield situation in same muddled place

Despite a lot of activity, the bottom line for the St. Louis Cardinals middle infield has barely changed since the end of 2012.

On World Baseball Classic participation and funding

Documenting and dissecting a recent twitter exchange about the World Baseball Classic.

World Baseball Classic begins late Friday night

Five St. Louis Cardinals players will soon be taking leave from the club’s spring training camps to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.