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Brian Walton's news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals (TM) and their minor league system

Archive for January, 2016

A Different Bender Becomes a Hall of Famer

Jack Bender, a very successful town ball pitcher who turned down the St. Louis Cardinals, has been named to the Nebraska Baseball Hall of Fame.

2016 Cardinals Spring Training Number Assignments

The St. Louis Cardinals have a new arrival wearing number 3, the lowest number for spring training. Many other changes from 2015 to 2016 are all noted here.

Tennessee Smokies Ownership Group Assumes Management of Johnson City Cardinals

The Johnson City Sports Foundation is out and Boyd Sports LLC is in managing the Johnson City Cardinals.

Expanding 2016 Cardinals Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

A major part of the St. Louis Cardinals spring training television plans have been disclosed, but there is still more ahead.

Comparing Cardinals and Cubs Aging Cores

The Chicago Cubs have the same number of six-plus year players of comparable age as the allegedly “aging” St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Monday, 1/18/16

St. Louis Cardinals photos from Monday’s third and final session of the 2016 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Sunday, 1/17/16

Selected St. Louis Cardinals player and executive photos from Sunday’s second day of the 2016 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Photos: Saturday, 1/16/16

Selected St. Louis Cardinals player and executive photos from Saturday’s first day of the 2016 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up Specials on FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest will produce two shows from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up.

Projected Top St. Louis Cardinals Stories of 2016

A look ahead to what may be the top stories surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016.

Feds Hurting Cardinals with Limited Hacking Disclosure

Questions linger about who else may have known about former St. Louis Cardinals executive Chris Correa’s illegal access into Houston Astros computer systems.

Past Predictions: TCN Blog’s Top Five Cardinals Stories of 2015

A look back at the top projected stories across the St. Louis Cardinals world in 2015 from last January.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #1: 100 Wins

Behind strong pitching, the St. Louis Cardinals prevailed in baseball’s toughest division to log the game’s most wins in 2015 and take their third consecutive division title.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #2: Losing to the Cubs

The Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Wild Card Chicago Cubs in the National League Division Series.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #3: Coming in Second (for Free Agents)

The St. Louis Cardinals just missed out on three of their top free agent targets during the 2015-2016 off-season.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #4: Historically Great Pitching

The 2015 St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff posted the lowest team ERA in Major League Baseball since 1988.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #5: The FBI Investigation

In shocking and embarrassing news, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves under Federal investigation for illegal access into the Houston Astros internal systems.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #6: The Rookie Outfield Trio

The 2015 St. Louis Cardinals received unexpected levels of contribution from three first-year outfielders – Randal Grichuk, Stephen Piscotty and Tommy Pham.