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Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/19

Highlights from Monday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18

Highlights from Sunday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/17

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16

Highlights from Friday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games from Jupiter, Florida.

Cardinals spring phenom named Matt will return to earth

For the second consecutive spring, the St. Louis Cardinals top minor league hitter is standing out in major league camp. Let’s not get carried away, though.

Red, Whitey, TLR to be honored in Cooperstown

Title-winning St. Louis Cardinals managers Red Schoendienst, Whitey Herzog and Tony La Russa will be honored together at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 21.

40-plus Cardinals players, 30-plus articles

Looking for spring training articles for every player on the St. Louis Cardinals roster.

Review of a review: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

A recommendation to read a summary of an important event covering off-field aspects of sports, especially baseball.

The Molina contract: What the writers are saying

A scan of national and local sportswriters’ opinions on the Yadier Molina contract and its potential impact on other impending free agent catchers.

St. Louis Cardinals all-time All-Scrabble team

The top Scrabble-scoring names by position in St. Louis Cardinals team history.

Eighth Cardinals spring telecast added

MLB Network’s spring slate of St. Louis Cardinals games includes one incremental telecast and seven alternate broadcasts.

Time to stand down on Molina’s contract

Why not let Yadier Molina and the St. Louis Cardinals work on a new deal without such a high level of sensitivity?

Cardinals pitchers helping pitchers

Pitching veterans on the St. Louis Cardinals are working alongside prospects in spring training.

Sorting out Cardinals spring uniform numbers

Who is wearing what uniform number in 2012 St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp?

23 of 28 Cardinals 2012 spring games on TV or radio

If one is flexible, broadcasts of 23 of 28 St. Louis Cardinals spring training games in 2012 can be found.

Fewer Cardinals spring training telecasts in 2012

Current plans for total television broadcasts of St. Louis Cardinals spring training games are down – from almost one-third of the games last year to just 25 percent in 2012.

Defending Yadier Molina

Followers of the St. Louis Cardinals had differing views of catcher Yadier Molina’s update on his contract situation upon his reporting to spring training.

Cardinals where are they now? – LaPoint and Ryde

The paths of a St. Louis Cardinals pitching star from the 1980s and a failed big-bonus outfield signing from 2007 have come together in Rockland County, New York.

The St. Louis Cardinals Canadian MVP

Which Canadian-born player contributed the most to the St. Louis Cardinals?

Red Schoendienst celebrates his 89th birthday

St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst is still in uniform after 70 seasons in professional baseball.

Union holding up expanded MLB playoffs

One month remains for Major League Baseball owners and players to agree whether or not to add a second Wild Card per league in 2012.

St. Louis Cardinals open virtual museum

The St. Louis Cardinals have a new online museum designed to help fill the gap until the physical one is re-opened someday.

Roy Oswalt and Cardinals number 44

If pitcher Roy Oswalt signs with the St. Louis Cardinals, will his familiar number 44 be available?

Finalizing the fans’ contract offer to Yadier Molina

Readers can vote for salary and number of years making up their best contract offer to St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.

Pujols to be ESPN The Magazine’s cover boy

Now we can learn the inside story of Albert Pujols’ signing from the perspective of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2012 spring training

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for 2012 spring training with all organization players listed by level and position.

Video: David Freese takes Babe Ruth Award

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was recognized again for his 2011 post-season, this time by the New York chapter of the BBWAA.

Buy your St. Louis Cardinals spring training tickets now

St. Louis Cardinals 2012 Spring Training single game tickets go on sale to the public today, Saturday, January 21.

How much should the Cardinals offer Yadier Molina?

Readers can vote for their salary and number of years limits in their hypothetical offers for St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.

Yadier Molina and Walker Cooper

What might we learn from a time in history when the St. Louis Cardinals got rid of the best catcher in the National League instead of paying him what he deserved?

Predicting the Cardinals non-roster invitees

Readers can guess which non-roster players will be invited to St. Louis Cardinals spring training camp.

Cardinals planning White House visit

The World Champion St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly making plans to visit the White House on January 17.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #1: 11th World Championship

In 2011, the underdog St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th championship of Major League Baseball.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #5: NLDS win over Phillies

The heavy underdog St. Louis Cardinals defeated the team with baseball’s best record, the Philadelphia Phillies, in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #6: NLCS win over Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated NL Central rival and 2011 Division champion Milwaukee Brewers in the Championship Series.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #10: Freese’s fantastic finish

St. Louis Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese won the Most Valuable Player Award in both the National League Championship Series and the World Series.

Batavia Muckdogs sale reinforced by continued Rochester losses

Another year of operating loss from the Batavia Muckdogs increases the likelihood the New York-Penn League team will be sold.

Free chances to win Cardinals spring training package

Be the winner of a dozen free entries to a St. Louis-based charitable organization’s raffle for a very appealing St. Louis Cardinals spring training package.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up autograph prices up selectively

Autograph prices at the St. Louis Cardinals fan event, Winter Warm-Up, are slightly up for 2012, though post-season heroes are up substantially.

Cardinals fans living the Pujols grief model

Different St. Louis Cardinals fans are handling the aftermath of Albert Pujols’ change of baseball teams much differently.

What should the Cardinals do with non-tender decisions?

The St. Louis Cardinals are faced with Monday decisions on whether or not to offer 2012 contracts to four players. What would you do?

Memphis Redbirds being prepared for sale

The St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate and its ballpark may soon be formally placed on the market.

Two years of Albert Pujols age and contract coverage

Recapping the final two years of former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols’ tenure with the team through a series of previously-posted articles.

World Series DVD Set trivia: Dynamic doubles

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

It’s ok. Just don’t insult us, Albert. It was about the money.

Former St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is now a member of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He says it is a matter of the heart, but all signs point to dollars.

World Series DVD Set trivia: Cleaning up at the plate

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

World Series DVD Set trivia: Home-grown heroes

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

World Series DVD Set trivia: Calling the pen… again and again

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

World Series DVD Set trivia: Freese’s MVP Booty

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

World Series DVD Set trivia: Getting the quick hook

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

World Series DVD Set trivia: La Russa on the “other” career wins list

Correctly answer a two-part St. Louis Cardinals post-season-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog.

Win 2011 World Series 8-disc sets at The Cardinal Nation Blog

An even bigger giveaway than last week! Pre-registration to answer St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia questions is required.

Support cancer fight and win Cardinals spring training package

St. Louis-based charitable organization is holding a raffle for a very appealing St. Louis Cardinals-themed prize.

Reviewing the Official 2011 World Series DVDs

Highlighting complementary two- and eight-disc sets commemorating the St. Louis Cardinals 2011 World Championship.

A new Pujols-Cubs bromance with Theo?

Is reported interest by the Chicago Cubs in free agent Albert Pujols a new chapter of an old story?

The Binghamton Redbirds?

Several dominoes would need to fall for the St. Louis Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate to end up in Binghamton, NY in 2013, but it could happen.

10 World Series DVD Set winners at The Cardinal Nation Blog

Announcing the identities of the 10 winners of the Official 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set.

St. Louis Cardinals arbitration offer predictions

How many draft picks might the St. Louis Cardinals pick up by making offers of arbitration Wednesday night?

Miami sideshow leads to more Pujols age questions

The ongoing subject of Albert Pujols’ age continues to make the papers, still without any substantiation.

Previewing MLB’s new labor agreement

Preliminary details on the changes coming to Major League Baseball free agency, player salaries, draft spending, arbitration, HGH testing and more.

Win 2011 World Series DVDs at The Cardinal Nation Blog

Ten lucky readers will receive a free copy of the 2011 World Series Highlight Film 2-Disc Set.

St. Louis Cardinals World Series videos: past and present

World Series video clips and holiday gift-buying ideas for St. Louis Cardinals fans.

St. Louis Cardinals tentative 2012 spring training schedule

An initial, partial and non-official look at the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2012 spring training slate of games.

Matheny is youngest, but not really youngest

New Cardinals manager Mike Matheny becomes the youngest current manager in MLB, but only 14th-youngest St. Louis skipper in the last century.

Cardinals playoff chances – What others said

Not surprisingly, the St. Louis Cardinals’ progression to the 2011 World Championship was not expected by the national media.

Cards invite fans to celebrate 11th World Championship Sunday

St. Louis Cardinals World Championship celebration starts with Sunday Victory Parade. Tickets to Busch Stadium Ceremony will be available Saturday.

Cardinals World Series Game 6 and Game 7 factoids

Putting St. Louis’ 10-9 World Series Game 6 win into historical context while looking ahead to Friday’s Game 7.

World Series Game 6 – the good and the bad

No matter how you think the 2011 World Series might end, there is history to reinforce your view.

Two of a record 65 Cardinals relief changes that did not work

The St. Louis Cardinals set a post-season record for the most pitching changes, but two of them made on Monday night did not work as intended.

More on Pujols’ World Series Game 3 hitting marks

All-time ranking of some of St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols’ hitting feats accomplished Saturday night in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series.

Pujols ties MLB greats with three-homer performance

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols had a performance for the ages on Saturday night, hitting three home runs against the Texas Rangers in a 16-7 win in Game 3 of the 2011 World Series.

Cardinals World Series Game 2 pitching leftovers

Looking at Thursday’s pitching performances by Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte of the St. Louis Cardinals in historical context.

Cardinals World Series offensive records

Top St. Louis Cardinals World Series hitting stats in team history.

Looking forward to a Cardinals designated hitter for once

After an .071 average from their designated hitters in the 2004 and 2006 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals can look to more from Allen Craig in 2011.

MLB games drawing high levels of social media activity

St. Louis Cardinals-Philadelphia Phillies NLDS Game 5 was third-most commented upon sporting event last week.

Money will not buy the 2011 MLB title

The top nine payroll teams in Major League Baseball are at home watching the LCS, with seven of them having missed the playoffs entirely.

Carpenter ties Gibson in Cardinals post-season wins

Chris Carpenter’s seventh post-season win tied him with Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for the most in St. Louis Cardinals history.

Flap over Cardinals ticket seating to Brewers party

The St. Louis Cardinals have angered some of their visitors from Milwaukee due to their NLCS seating policy for player families and friends.

Cardinals Monday leftovers worth consuming

First baseman Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals logged a number of milestones in their NLCS Game 2 victory Monday night.

Pujols cracks top ten MLB post-season homer, RBI lists

With a huge game in NLCS Game 2 Monday night, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols moved into the MLB career top ten in post-season home runs and RBI.

Was Carpenter’s the best clutch playoff start in Cardinals history?

Looking at the best playoff pitching performances in the history of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Greinke gives Cardinals additional motivation

On the eve of NLCS Game 1, Milwaukee starter Zack Greinke ripped St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter.

LCS television schedule announced

Major League Baseball has announced television plans for the 2011 League Championship Series.

Road warriors fare well in NLDS Game 5’s

The away team has won the last three National League Division Series-deciding Game 5’s. That should be good news for the St. Louis Cardinals, right?

Freese has a night for the record books

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese drove in four runs Wednesday night. Only one player had more RBI in a post-season game in team history.

Sizing the NLDS impact on St. Louis’ economy

According to a new report, the National League Division Series will generate $5.2 million per game to the St. Louis region.

Time to end the MLB in-game interviews

St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa criticized the umpiring on camera during Sunday’s NLDS Game 2.

Cardinals post-season roster questions

Clarifying options available to the St. Louis Cardinals in setting their 2011 NLDS roster.

Vote for your Cardinals NLDS roster

The St. Louis Cardinals face a number of decisions as they set their first-round playoff roster. Who would you select and why?

Vote for your Cardinals NLDS starting pitchers

The St. Louis Cardinals have a number of choices as they set their playoff rotation. Who would you start and why?

Cardinals announce Tiebreaker Game and NLDS ticket sales

Tickets go on sale Monday for St. Louis Cardinals’ potential Thursday game with Atlanta and first-round series against Atlanta.

Will the Phillies determine their playoff opponent?

Whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies have a wild card preference, they may have a major hand in its selection.

Molina joins top four doubles-hitting Cardinals catchers of all time

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is only the fourth catcher in team history to collect 30 doubles in a season.

What course will the Cardinals chart next?

With declining attendance and the future of Albert Pujols to be determined, how will the St. Louis Cardinals approach this off-season?

Cardinals attendance lagging behind MLB again

The St. Louis Cardinals are on track for their lowest attendance total since 2004 and biggest year-to-year decline in at least that long, with four straight years of greater percentage declines than MLB.

La Russa-Duncan and 40-year-old hurlers

Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ use of aged pitchers since 1996.

Cardinals past fast finishes

During their long history, the St. Louis Cardinals have come back from some large deficits to take over first place.

Who is this former St. Louis Cardinal?

Help is needed to identify a one-time St. Louis Cardinals player.

La Russa’s last reliever standing

The St. Louis Cardinals used their entire bullpen in Friday night’s loss to Cincinnati. It is a rarer occurrence than you might think.

Keith Hernandez and his overbearing father/hitting coach

An earlier St. Louis Cardinals hitting star relied on his father for regular hitting instruction, like Colby Rasmus is today.