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Archive for November, 2013

Cardinals bring home extra holiday cash in postseason shares

A postseason share for the 2013 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals totaled over $228,000.

It is easy to cry “foul” over prospering cheaters

It will be interesting to see if Major League Baseball and its players’ union could develop new penalties that would limit lucrative free agent contracts given to previously-suspended PED users.

“What’s with the name, Jhonny?”

Questions about the spelling of his first name have followed new St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta for over a decade.

Jhonny Peralta pros and cons for the Cardinals

Rumors have a deal between free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the St. Louis Cardinals close. Early views from fans have been mixed.

Could the Memphis Mets be in the future?

New news from Memphis indicates another Major League club has expressed interest in acquiring the Triple-A Redbirds and AutoZone Park.

DeWitt deservedly among St. Louis Sports Hall inductees

St. Louis Cardinals principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. is among 16 St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame inductees.

La Russa managing tree dying out

Tony La Russa will almost surely enter the Hall of Fame in 2014, but he did not groom many coaches to be future MLB managers.

Join The Cardinal Nation and Peoria Chiefs in support of Illinois tornado relief

Donate to tornado relief in person at Peoria’s Dozer Park or via a special online auction that includes a one-year subscription to The Cardinal Nation.

First partial view of 2014 Cardinals spring training schedule

The last of the Major League Baseball awards for 2013 have been announced, celebrated and debated. As the Arizona Fall League has come to its close, winter ball will be the only live baseball activity to keep us going until spring. The good news is that spring, as defined by players reporting to camp, is […]

Key players in the proposed Memphis baseball sale

Looking at the impending sale of the Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park from the perspective of key participants.

Musial family looking for Texas poet

A search is underway for the author of a poem written about Stan Musial and left at his grave.

Stan Musial online auction nets $1.2 million

Stan the Man’s personal memorabilia generated strong bidding via a recently-completed online auction.

Why didn’t we take Wacha?

Checking with other clubs being asked by fans and media why they passed on Michael Wacha in the 2012 draft.

Stan Musial Collection auction underway

The online auction of Stan Musial’s memorabilia runs through Saturday, November 9.

Why the Cardinals could afford Tulowitzki and Ellsbury

The 2014 St. Louis Cardinals seem to have room to take on payroll and build what could be an unstoppable lineup.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013-2014 off-season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2013-2014 off-season.

La Russa’s age accelerates his Hall chances

Retired St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa will appear on his first Hall of Fame ballot next month.

AutoZone Park sale plan “fairly close”

A plan to clear the major hurdle in the proposed sale of AutoZone Park and the Memphis Redbirds is almost ready.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Setting up the off-season

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