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Archive for February, 2015

One Less Cardinals Retired Number is Good

The St. Louis Cardinals have re-issued Mark McGwire’s number 25 to bench coach David Bell.

Why Carlos Martinez Cannot be Traded

The St. Louis Cardinals pitcher carries the memory of his late friend and teammate Oscar Taveras with him. In 2015, how could that be anywhere other than in St. Louis?

Saying Final Goodbyes to 2014 Cardinals Free Agents

Updating the status of 18 members of the St. Louis Cardinals system in 2014 who became free agents.

Why Not a Minor League Taxi Squad?

Instead of placing healthy minor leaguers on the disabled list, why not legitimize the practice?

Former Cardinal Faszholz Named Concordia Hall of Famer

Though Jack Faszholz was only briefly a St. Louis Cardinal, he had a very successful career as an educator and coach.

Adams’ Number Retired by Slippery Rock

The St. Louis Cardinals first baseman’s university retired his number in a recent ceremony.

How Do 88 to 89 Wins from the St. Louis Cardinals Sound?

The over/under for wins from the 2015 St. Louis Cardinals is currently set at 88 ½.

Barkley, La Russa and Analytics

Here it is 2015, and yet there are still some who cannot or will not accept the value of analytics in the business of sports.

15 Cardinals Spring Training Games on MLB Network

15 St. Louis Cardinals spring training games will be shown on MLB Network – three live and 12 on a delayed basis.

MLB Needs to Get Selling on Pace of Game

Pace of game could be an issue with a future generation of baseball fans, but if so, MLB needs to explain before the idea is taken down from within.

2015 Cardinals Spring Training Number Assignments

You know who wears number 4 for the St. Louis Cardinals, but who has been assigned the highest number for spring training?

Al Michaels Sounds Off On 1987 World Series Sound Level

National broadcaster accuses the Minnesota Twins of pumping in artificial noise during the 1987 World Series.

Banks, Musial, McGee Among Never Ejected MLBers

The late Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Stan Musial are joined by Willie McGee in the top 20 of MLB’s greatest gentlemen on the field of play.

Cardinals, Jay Running Out of Contract Time

An arbitration hearing will be held this month if outfielder Jon Jay and the St. Louis Cardinals cannot agree on the amount for his 2015 contract.

Cardinals Garcia and Orozco in Caribbean Series

Palm Beach outfielder Anthony Garcia and Peoria coach Dernier Orozco are representing Puerto Rico and Venezuela, respectively, in the 2015 Caribbean Series.