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Archive for February, 2014

MLB on FOX national schedule includes 10 Cardinals games

With the announcement of FOX’s schedule for 2014, 10 more St. Louis Cardinals can be watched by a national audience.

Oddsmakers weigh in on 2014 MLB regular season

Over-unders for the 30 MLB teams look more like last spring’s odds than they do last fall’s final results.

What might the Cardinals learn from the Braves and Kimbrel?

Atlanta has locked up its closer, Craig Kimbrel. By the end of this season, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to decide the contract fate of Jason Motte.

Nationals-Astros spring training plan moves to the front burner

The Toronto Blue Jays are no longer in the picture, but the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are joining forces to try to build a new spring training complex.

Ex-Cardinals, now Angels doing their thing

Checking what two former St. Louis Cardinals crucial to the club’s 2011 World Championship are up to.

Aledmys Diaz, meet Pete Kozma

Comparing results with the bat between a prospective St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and a former one.

Carlos Martinez’ starting role this spring is business as usual

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is preparing this spring as a starting pitcher. Some may be reading more into that than they perhaps should.

How much fire is behind the Cardinals’ Aledmys Diaz smoke?

The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be “in” on a hot Cuban infield prospect. Will they get their man?

Talking Cardinals with Miller Park Prospects

Brian Walton’s interview on the St. Louis Cardinals running on Milwaukee Brewers-based site Miller Park Prospects.

Nationals join Astros and Jays in spring training limbo

The Washington Nationals are one of at least three Major League Baseball clubs looking for a new Florida home.

WHO News Talk Radio: More Cardinals talk on a new stage

Brian Walton’s discussion about the St. Louis Cardinals with Chuck Reed and Jim Walden of WHO News Talk Radio 1040 in Des Moines.

Rob Johnson takes Aaron Miles to the next level

One former St. Louis Cardinals position player-turned emergency pitcher has reportedly made the move for good. Could another be far behind?

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Pre-camp overview

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.

Nielsen: St. Louis has the top local fan base in MLB

Newly-released report from The Nielsen Company indicates more St. Louisans watch, attend or listen to their Major League Baseball team’s games than in any other city.

Updated 2014 Cardinals home and away spring broadcast schedule

2014 spring training television and radio plans from the St. Louis Cardinals and their opponents.

Why Chris Carpenter fans should pull for Josh Beckett

Two star pitchers have battled a debilitating nerve condition. One is still fighting the fight – with the support of the other.

La Russa makes a third 2014 Hall of Fame date

Retired manager Tony La Russa will enter the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in May.

Score Matheny’s autograph at Baseball Bash

February 21 event at Jupiter, Florida will offer fan access to the St. Louis Cardinals manager and selected players.

Could Holliday’s own eventual free agency shape his opinion?

Matt Holliday wants to see Major League Baseball change its free agent compensation rules. In a few years, he could be in a situation to take advantage.

Holliday wants free agent compensation rules changed

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday joins those who feel some Major League Baseball free agents are being unfairly restricted.

Minor league treatment of MiLB.TV device support

Major League Baseball Advanced Media is trumpeting MLB.TV being supported on 400 devices while their minor league offering is barely supported at all.

Identifying late-blooming Cardinals prospects

A look back at prospect rankings of five St. Louis Cardinals-developed future major leaguers.

Looking back at Law’s number 10 Cardinals prospects

Reviewing the last name on ESPN’s Keith Law’s most recent six St. Louis Cardinals top 10 prospect lists.