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Archive for May, 2014

Will Taveras Overcome the Weight of Unrealistic Expectations?

Too many seem to be expecting too much too soon from St. Louis Cardinals outfield prospect Oscar Taveras.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Has Progress Stalled?

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.

Without KC, the American League Owns the Cardinals

No matter which American League teams the St. Louis Cardinals play, Kansas City is the only one they can consistently beat.

Cardinals Log Ninth Shutout of 2014

Lance Lynn joined Adam Wainwright with his complete game shutout for the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night.

WHO News Talk Radio: Yankee Invasion Looming

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

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Leveraging the Home Stand

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

Cardinals’ Opponent Miscues Mean Walkoff Wins

The final play of over half of the St. Louis Cardinals’ walkoff wins this season and last was a mistake by their opponent. This rate is historically high.

Talking St. Louis Cardinals Prospects and More on WGEM

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

TheCardinalNation.com Has a New Look

The main site, The Cardinal Nation, has undergone a much-needed facelift, making it more visually appealing and more accessible to mobile users.

The Benefits of Cardinals Bunting

The St. Louis Cardinals made a major effort to add team speed in 2014. It had rarely been evident until Saturday.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: The Braves Arrive

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.

Where’s Walton?

Busy times in Florida mean fewer blog posts, but more exclusive St. Louis Cardinals prospect information for The Cardinal Nation subscribers.

The Wizard and Jimmy Ballgame Talk Defense

Retired St. Louis Cardinals greats Ozzie Smith and Jim Edmonds share their thoughts on defense this week on FOX Sports Midwest.

Is the Cards’ schedule an excuse, an explanation or irrelevant?

The St. Louis Cardinals played 26 of their first 38 games away from home and are just .500 overall. How much did the schedule play into the record?

Adams, Peralta and Craig are Cardinals RISP strugglers

Three key hitters for the St. Louis Cardinals are not producing consistently with runners in scoring position.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Still On The Road

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.

Celebrating George Kissell, the Hall and The Cardinal Way

The St. Louis Cardinals’ most influential teacher ever was passed over in the organization’s 2014 Hall of Fame selections.

Later evaluation of Rasmus trade still holds promise

The 2011 Colby Rasmus trade was a shocker to many, but the St. Louis Cardinals may benefit further in the future from the deal.

2014 Major League Baseball odds – May update

Reviewing the lines on six division races in Major League Baseball, the league championships and World Series.

Cardinals to don 1929 uniforms on Sunday

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will wearing throwback uniforms from 1929 on Sunday night’s nationally-televised game.

Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: On the road again

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

How does Matt Adams’ Wednesday blast stack up?

Matt Adams’ Wednesday home run was the longest of the season hit at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals place eight in Sickels’ 2014 top 150

The St. Louis Cardinals continue to be well-represented in John Sickels’ national prospect rankings.