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Archive for November, 2015

TCN’s 2016 Cardinals Top 40 Prospect Countdown Begins Monday, 11/30

Our combined vote to select our top prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system is back for an 11th year.

Matt Adams and The Hammer

Similarity between two slugging first basemen 20 years apart was predicted by a scout five years ago.

Cardinals Hot Stove Show Returns on FOX Sports Midwest

Cardinals Hot Stove returns to FOX Sports Midwest on Wednesday, Nov. 25

Grichuk Makes Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team

Randal Grichuk of the St. Louis Cardinals is one of the three outfielders included among the 12-man Topps MLB All-Star Rookie Team for 2015.

Who to Believe on the Freddie Freeman Rumors?

Reports conflict as to whether the Atlanta Braves looked into trading first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Could Andrelton Simmons Become Another Ozzie Smith?

There are similarities between the age 26 trades of Ozzie Smith in late 1981 and Andrelton Simmons this week.

Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix: 2015-2016 Off-Season

The St. Louis Cardinals’ full system view by position and level incorporates free agency and reflects rosters during the 2015-2016 off-season.

Talking Cardinals Prospects from Arizona Fall League

Brian Walton went on Brian Stull’s St. Louis Baseball Weekly radio show to discuss St. Louis Cardinals prospects competing in the Arizona Fall League.

Molina’s Mansions

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and his family recently moved into larger quarters.

How the Cardinals Could Fix their Bench in 2016

Overworking key players during the 2015 regular season appears to have been a factor in the St. Louis Cardinals’ early playoff exit. Here are some ideas how to address that for 2016.