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Archive for June, 2013

Candidates to replace Taveras in the Futures Game

Who might represent the St. Louis Cardinals on the World roster in the MLB Futures Game if Oscar Taveras cannot play?

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Heading West

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.

Why are Taveras and Wong in the Futures Game?

Considering possible reasons for the St. Louis Cardinals to repeat their 2012 All-Star Futures Game participants.

LockerDome is on the rise

A growing social media site is bringing athletes and fans together – using one technique that irritates me.

Why I owe my life to baseball

In this guest column by Paul Ivice, he explains why the game of baseball means everything to him.

Cleto lost via waivers – expect more of the same

In what I see as an expected element of ongoing improvement, the St. Louis Cardinals lost another player via waivers on Sunday, pitcher Maikel Cleto.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: 2011 World Series rematch

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

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 short-season

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

Cardinals World Championship odds improve

The odds of the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series have improved from 16/1 to 8/1 since the start of the season, according to bookmakers.

Shelby Miller leads NL Rookie of Year odds

According to Bovada, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller is the favorite to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award, but Yasiel Puig is making a move.

Pete Kozma, Michael Wacha and the . . . Play of the Decade?

One play can make a difference in the career of a young and promising pitcher.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Goin’ Fishin’

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.

Matheny’s distaste with pitching up and in

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discusses his concern over pitchers throwing near batters’ heads.

Reviewing the Cardinals draft with Rob Rains

Brian Walton and Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com break down the St. Louis Cardinals 2013 draft.

Greenwood absorbs odd double-whammy on Monday

St. Louis Cardinals minor league left-handed pitcher Nick Greenwood absorbed a double-whammy on Monday, with losses at two different levels of play, in two different roles.

Very special Musial tribute jerseys coming to Springfield

The Springfield Cardinals will wear, then auction off commemorative Stan Musial jerseys on Sunday, June 16.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Big Cincy set

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

Re-checking the St. Louis Cardinals odds

Looking at changes in the odds for the Major League Baseball clubs in 2013.

Carpenter sets a painful St. Louis Cardinals record

Matt Carpenter has taken the lead on an unenviable St. Louis Cardinals career list – most hit by pitches in a game. We look back at other oft-plunked Cardinals.

Changes to St. Louis Cardinals June broadcast schedule

A quick look at network and time changes for a handful of June games of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Play like a Cardinal, Play like an MVP

In a very controversial move, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina was ejected on Sunday. It wasn’t the first time.

Matheny to manage first double-header

A look back at St. Louis Cardinals double-headers since 1996.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Late end vs. KC, late start vs. SF

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.