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The Cardinal Nation Blog top stories of 2009 #11: Third base turmoil

Eight different players had a piece of the St. Louis Cardinals’ starting third base job in 2009. None of them did much of anything with it.

Cardinals Friday transactions

The St. Louis Cardinals made at least eight roster moves from A-Advanced Palm Beach up through St. Louis on Friday.

Wallace and the hot seat

The St. Louis Cardinals have no plans to bring up prospect Brett Wallace to try to fix their third base problem. What are some of the key considerations?

Cardinals youth movement ahead of 2008 pace

The 2009 St. Louis Cardinals have used ten rookies, including five MLB first-timers already this season

Cardinals Washington Whispers – 05/01/09

What is being discussed as the Cardinals prepared to take on the Nationals in game two of their weekend series.

Cardinals first-year players and rookies – 2009 forecast

Considering which St. Louis Cardinals minor league players may debut in 2009 and the subset that may stay up long enough to exhaust their rookie qualification.

Cards Non-Tender Flores, Johnson and Miles

The St. Louis Cardinals did not offer contracts to lefty relievers Randy Flores and Tyler Johnson, making them free agents, saving money and opening roster spots. Infielder Aaron Miles was also cut loose. Could the Twins and Nick Punto (pictured) partially be to blame? How might the Cards fill the openings?