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What might the Cardinals learn from the Braves and Kimbrel?

Atlanta has locked up its closer, Craig Kimbrel. By the end of this season, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to decide the contract fate of Jason Motte.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up photos: Sunday, 1/19/14

Selected St. Louis Cardinals player photos from Sunday’s second day of the 2014 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

How Motte could help Martinez become 2014’s Wacha

Returning reliever Jason Motte could enable Carlos Martinez to become a key late-season boost to the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals rotation.

Projected top five St. Louis Cardinals stories of 2014

A look ahead to what may be the top stories surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014.

TCN blog 2013 top story #16: Missing Motte

The St. Louis Cardinals’ closer sat out the entire 2013 season, but the team thrived anyway.

The cowardice of Twitter users claims another

Former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Chris Perez was forced to delete his Twitter account due to angry Cleveland Indians fans.

Arbitration filing amounts by Cardinals Freese, Rzepczynski and Motte

The St. Louis Cardinals exchanged arbitration figures with David Freese, Marc Rzepczynski and Jason Motte on Friday.

Cardinals, arbitration-eligible five prepare to exchange salary amounts

The St. Louis Cardinals have five players eligible for salary arbitration in 2013. Two key milestones in the process occur this week.

Reviewing predictions: TCN Blog’s top five Cardinals stories of 2012

A look back at the top projected stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2012 from one year ago.

TCN Blog 2012 top story #12: Motte logs every save

The St. Louis Cardinals ninth-inning relief situation changed 180 degrees between 2011 and 2012.

On Jason Motte and home run balls

Looking into St. Louis Cardinal Jason Motte’s numbers compared to other MLB closers.

Should MLB players and social media mix?

Can professional athletes and fans get too close to one another for their own good?

Off-the-wall Cardinals story ideas for 2012

Seven lower-odds storylines possibly ahead for the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals. Or not.

Projected top five St. Louis Cardinals stories of 2012

A look ahead to the top projected stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2012.

Reviewing the predictions: TCN Blog’s top five Cardinals stories of 2011

A look back at the top projected stories across the Cardinal Nation in 2011 from one year ago.

The Cardinal Nation Blog 2011 top story #17: Closer changes

Eight different relievers collected saves and four of them lost the closers job, but the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals secured the conversions when they were needed the most.

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?

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.

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 youth movement ahead of 2008 pace

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

Breaking down the Cards bullpen

Early performance of the 2009 St. Louis Cardinals relievers compared to the 2008 version and the rest of the National League.

Where does Motte’s baby step lead?

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte delivered in a non-pressure situation on Saturday. What is next?

Dealing with adversity – Motte’s time is now

St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jason Motte blew his first 2009 save opportunity on Opening Day. What happens next could be crucial.

Cardinals minor matters – April 1

Reactions to what others are saying about the St. Louis Cardinals.

The seventh man in the Cardinals bullpen

When Dennys Reyes was added to the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen, who lost his roster spot as a result?

“Frankie and the Teenagers” to play in St. Louis

Comparing the inexperience level of Ryan Franklin and the rest of the projected 2009 St. Louis Cardinals bullpen to peer groups from recent seasons.

Eleven Cardinals Rookies Debuted in 2008

During the 2008 regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals called up eleven different players from the minors for their first exposure to the big leagues, the most in the Tony La Russa era.

Links to Cardinals “Best of” Lists

Lists of some of the top current St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers and past major leaguers. (Remember to click on the title to see the entire post.)