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Archive for April, 2013

Will Seth Maness be another Brad Thompson?

Is it a bad thing for some to compare new St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Seth Maness with another former Cardinals hurler, Brad Thompson?

St. Louis Cardinals starters pitch counts

A look at how deeply St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers are going into their games based on pitch counts.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Progressing nicely

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

Memphis Redbirds, AutoZone Park sale may have a ways to go

The rumored sale of the Memphis Redbirds and its state of the art stadium may hinge on the City of Memphis.

St. Louis Cardinals players best at bunting

Lists of St. Louis Cardinals players with the most bunt hits and sacrifices in recent years.

Bob Dylan tour to stop at two Cardinals minor league venues

Memphis’ AutoZone Park and Peoria’s Chiefs Stadium will host The AmericanaramA Festival of Music in June.

What might be wrong with Mitchell Boggs?

The St. Louis Cardinals stellar set up man in 2012 lost his interim closer job and now is struggling in his old role. A former major leaguer offers his feelings as to why.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: On the road

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

St. Louis Cardinals bunting – 2000 to present

Answering some questions about St. Louis Cardinals bunting results in recent seasons raises more questions.

Greinke admits mistake calling out Carpenter in 2011

Former Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke wishes he had not made critical comments about St. Louis pitcher Chris Carpenter before the 2011 NLCS.

Cardinals draft bonus pool details released

The assigned pick values for the first ten rounds of the 2013 draft have been revealed.

Is bunting overrated?

An oft-used, oft-second guessed play deployed by the St. Louis Cardinals is questioned by the Tampa Bay Rays manager.

Rumor: Don’t be surprised to see TLR managing the Angels

A St. Paul columnist thinks Tony La Russa could become the next manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Scoreless pitching streak in Cardinals top three all-time

The St. Louis Cardinals’ string of scoreless innings pitched reached 39 before ending on Sunday.

Molina Records website open for business

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina’s new record label has established a web presence.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Lohse returns

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.

Memphis Redbirds all-time opening day starters

A look back at every opening day pitcher in the 16-year history of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds.

Joe Kelly signing session and autographed 8×10 giveaway

Meet St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly at the St. Louis Sports Co on Thursday, April 11 and win a free autographed 8×10 photo here at The Cardinal Nation blog!

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 full-season

The St. Louis Cardinals system view reflects rosters for 2013 full-season play with all organization players listed by level and position.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: One series down

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

Poll: St. Louis Cardinals hitting leaders in 2013

Readers can vote on a series of hitting-related questions regarding the St. Louis Cardinals.

Polls: St. Louis Cardinals pitching leaders in 2013

Readers can vote on a series of pitching-related questions regarding the St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Another beginning

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.

How many games will the 2013 Cardinals win?

One view comes from Baseball Prospectus, adjusting its projections for the number of wins for each club along with their odds of reaching the post-season.