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Archive for May, 2013

What should the Cardinals do with Mitchell Boggs?

One of MLB’s top set up men in 2012 is struggling badly in 2013. What should be done about it?

Will Michael Wacha meet or exceed Joe Magrane?

The career WAR of fast-risers to St. Louis points to Joe Magrane as closest to average. Will new arrival Michael Wacha meet or exceed Magrane’s results?

Wacha to join Carpenter and Drew as Cardinals’ fastest risers

A look at the players who reached the St. Louis Cardinals the soonest after being drafted.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Wacha time nearing

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.

Baseball and Memorial Day – a time to remember

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have protected our freedom. Baseball plays a part.

MLB national blackouts are not going away

Major League Baseball Saturday and Sunday blackout windows frustrate out of market viewers, but don’t expect the situation to change.

Tyler Lyons, Andy Rincon and Dizzy Dean

Looking at effective first-game starters in St. Louis Cardinals history who also collected a hit.

Peoria Chiefs, Caterpillar unveil Dozer Park logo

The St. Louis Cardinals Class-A affiliate’s newly-re-named stadium now has its graphic representation.

The cowardice of Twitter users claims another

Former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Chris Perez was forced to delete his Twitter account due to angry Cleveland Indians fans.

Poll: Which Cardinals pitcher is most likely to get sent down?

The St. Louis Cardinals will apparently have to option out a pitcher on Wednesday. Who do you think it will be?

Who should start for St. Louis in Garcia’s spot?

Reviewing various starting pitching options for the St. Louis Cardinals in Jaime Garcia’s absence.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Rocking and rolling

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 records through May 15

Checking the relative early season performance of recent St. Louis Cardinals clubs.

Miller, Wainwright with best pair of Cards starts in over 50 years

Game scores put recent St. Louis Cardinals pitching dominance of Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright into historical perspective.

The price of National League first basemen

Comparing recent contracts of Allen Craig, Paul Goldschmidt and Anthony Rizzo.

The Shelby Miller lists

Comparing Shelby Miller’s almost-perfect game to others in St. Louis Cardinals team and Major League Baseball history.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Homestand is here

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.

Reviewing Cardinals Prospects with Rob Rains

Brian Walton and Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com break down a number of top prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

MLB’s Bud-induced hangover

Can Major League Baseball owners live without Bud Selig? Are they ever going to try?

Will 2013 be the last of Mujica?

The current closer of the St. Louis Cardinals, Edward Mujica, is eligible to become a free agent following this season.

Talking St. Louis Cardinals prospects on WGEM

St. Louis Cardinals talk with Josh Houchins of WGEM Sportscenter on ESPN 1440 radio in Quincy, Ill.

Is State funding the answer to Grapefruit League woes?

Florida legislators have passed local subsidies to encourage MLB clubs to not move to Arizona. Prior results have been spotty.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Battle of the brews

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

Cardinals Rosenthal being ridden hard in early action

Trevor Rosenthal is on pace for 92 mound appearances for the St. Louis Cardinals in his first full season in the major leagues.

Peoria Chiefs bailout plan approved by City Council

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Midwest League affiliate will receive an additional $7.35 million to remain afloat.

Checking the 2013 MLB odds lines

Who are the leaders among the oddsmakers to win (or be fired) across Major League Baseball in 2013?