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Peoria Chiefs bailout plan approved by City Council

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Midwest League affiliate will receive an additional $7.35 million to remain afloat.

Checking the 2013 MLB odds lines

Who are the leaders among the oddsmakers to win (or be fired) across Major League Baseball in 2013?

St. Louis Cardinals starters pitch counts

A look at how deeply St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers are going into their games based on pitch counts.

Memphis Redbirds, AutoZone Park sale may have a ways to go

The rumored sale of the Memphis Redbirds and its state of the art stadium may hinge on the City of Memphis.

Bob Dylan tour to stop at two Cardinals minor league venues

Memphis’ AutoZone Park and Peoria’s Chiefs Stadium will host The AmericanaramA Festival of Music in June.

St. Louis Cardinals bunting – 2000 to present

Answering some questions about St. Louis Cardinals bunting results in recent seasons raises more questions.

Is bunting overrated?

An oft-used, oft-second guessed play deployed by the St. Louis Cardinals is questioned by the Tampa Bay Rays manager.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 full-season

The St. Louis Cardinals system view reflects rosters for 2013 full-season play with all organization players listed by level and position.

Poll: St. Louis Cardinals hitting leaders in 2013

Readers can vote on a series of hitting-related questions regarding the St. Louis Cardinals.

Polls: St. Louis Cardinals pitching leaders in 2013

Readers can vote on a series of pitching-related questions regarding the St. Louis Cardinals

How many games will the 2013 Cardinals win?

One view comes from Baseball Prospectus, adjusting its projections for the number of wins for each club along with their odds of reaching the post-season.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30/13

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28/13

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/27/13

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26/13

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/24/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/23/13

Highlights from Saturday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/22/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/21/13

Highlights from Thursday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/20/13

Highlights from Wednesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/19/13

Highlights from Tuesday’s St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training games in Florida.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/18/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/17/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/16/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/15/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/14/13

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/13/13

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

Potential reserves for the Cardinals reserves

Who might be next in line if one of the five projected season-opening position player reserves on the St. Louis Cardinals is injured?

On World Baseball Classic participation and funding

Documenting and dissecting a recent twitter exchange about the World Baseball Classic.

When does rooting for prospects cross the line?

A prospect-related question for fans of Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Washington, Texas, etc…

Local paper against Peoria Chiefs bailout

The Peoria Journal Star has come out against additional public funding to help rescue the ailing Peoria Chiefs ball club.

Changes in Cardinals minor league radio broadcast booths

Double-A Springfield needs a new radio voice as one is added in Triple-A Memphis.

Peoria Chiefs facing financial troubles

The St. Louis Cardinals’ new-old Class-A affiliate, the Peoria Chiefs, is struggling with stadium-related debt.

FOX Sports Midwest doubles Cardinals spring telecasts to 10

The television home of the St. Louis Cardinals, FOX Sports Midwest, has increased its number of televised spring training games to 10 in 2013.

Base-tossing Wellman in VW Super Bowl commercial

Springfield hitting coach Phil Wellman reprises his famous base-throwing tantrum in a Super Bowl commercial.

Is the Cardinals’ window of opportunity closing?

Could 2013 offer the St. Louis Cardinals’ best chance in the near future of going all the way again?

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up photos: Saturday, 1/19/13

Selected St. Louis Cardinals player and executive photos from Saturday’s first day of the 2013 Winter Warm-Up at St. Louis’ Hyatt Regency at the Arch.

2013 Cardinals Winter Warm-Up shows on FOX Sports Midwest

FOX Sports Midwest will produce two 30-minute shows from the 2013 Cardinals Winter Warm-Up.

Help young Cardinals by being a host family in Peoria

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Class-A Midwest League club in Peoria is looking for families to open up their homes to players this coming summer.

TCN Blog 2012 top story #1: NLDS comeback over Washington

In the 2012 National League Division Series, the St. Louis Cardinals came back to defeat the favored Washington Nationals.

Cardinals initiate action to protect “Rally Squirrel” mark

The St. Louis Cardinals want to stop a company’s application to trademark the term “Rally Squirrel.”

Will Mo play the prospect market this winter?

The St. Louis Cardinals are well-stocked in an in-demand commodity this off-season, but will they exploit their advantage?

Comparing Cardinals Winter Warm-Up autograph prices

Autograph prices at the St. Louis Cardinals fan event, Winter Warm-Up, are flat for 2013, though there will be many fewer freebies.

TCN Blog 2012 top story #19: Texas League Champs in Springfield

The St. Louis Cardinals’ Double-A affiliate in Springfield, MO took home its first Texas League title.

TCN Blog 2012 top story #20: Returning to Peoria and State College

The St. Louis Cardinals changed two Class-A affiliates for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, returning to familiar locations.

Cardinals Top 40 prospect countdown begins Monday, 12/3

The Cardinal Nation’s top prospect list for 2013 will be unveiled over the next 40 days.

Mets return to GCL a positive for the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals should again have a fourth Gulf Coast League opponent in 2013 with the New York Mets returning to the rookie-level league.

2013 Cardinals Legends Camp accepting enrollments

Registration is open to the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals Legends Camp, to be held in Jupiter, Fla. in January.

What is your opinion of the Cardinals uniform changes?

A simple vote on the new alternate uniform to be worn by the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and other minor changes.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2012-2013 off-season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2012-2013 off-season.

Cardinals open at 14/1 to win 2013 World Series

Six teams are viewed to have a better chance to take next year’s World Series ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals.

“Dropping” into Memphis’ AutoZone Park

The St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A Memphis Redbirds club tried a sticky ticket promotion.

Long Cardinals post-season run-scoring droughts

While scoring one run in their final 28 innings set a new post-season futility mark for the St. Louis Cardinals, similar problems occurred previously.

Jason Motte nearing a very unusual record

Jason Motte has every one of the St. Louis Cardinals saves in 2012 and is on track to become only the sixth closer ever to do so.

Troy Tulowitzki versus Chris Carpenter?

Could minor league fans see two recovering MLB heavyweights meet in Springfield on Saturday?

Memphis Redbirds wearing patient-designed jerseys for charity

St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A players are wearing patient-designed jerseys in honor of the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Astros mulling future of Tal’s Hill

A long-time rival of St. Louis is considering big changes off the field as well as on.

Cardinals, Braves taking different rotation route toward Wild Cards

The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves may have both considered a six-man rotation, but the latter is doing it.

On bad Cardinals losses and making the post-season

Is one decisive defeat an isolated incident or an indication of a bigger problem?

What if the Cardinals had traded more prospects?

Comparing the rankings of prospects traded for major leaguers at the non-waiver deadline to St. Louis Cardinals prospects.

Cardinals having run-scoring problems

Since the All-Star break, the St. Louis Cardinals have scored no more than three runs in all six games.

Cardinals last at-bat road comeback wins

A look back at a rare, but satisfying method of winning a baseball game.

MLB All-Star Final Vote process loses any credibility

The lengths to which Major League Baseball is going to generate interest in the All-Star Game have crossed the line, in my opinion.

Cardinals run-scoring in consecutive innings

When the St. Louis Cardinals can score in four consecutive innings, they generally win.

Be the Cardinals GM: Who to trade?

Who should the St. Louis Cardinals consider making available in trade and which prospect should they keep?

Be the GM: What do the Cardinals need most?

What need should the St. Louis Cardinals address first in the trade market?

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2012 short season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2012 regular season and short-season clubs.

What is new at The Cardinal Nation?

Taking notice of new St. Louis Cardinals-related content on the main site, TheCardinalNation.com.

Cardinals prepare for designated hitter in Detroit

Due to the schedule, the St. Louis Cardinals are the last MLB team to deploy the designated hitter in 2012. Here’s how they fared in the past against Tigers pitching.

New I-40 Cup to recognize Cardinals-Brewers Triple-A annual winner

Two National League Central clubs’ top farm teams have created a tangible remembrance of the season victor between the Memphis Redbirds and Nashville Sounds.

How rough was the Cardinals’ last 30 days?

Looking back at the St. Louis Cardinals’ play over the last 30 days does not provide comfort.

Astros improving while Cardinals winning less in minors

Comparing two rivals’ minor league systems results over the first two-plus months of the 2012 season.

The Cardinals could do well to consider State College

The St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League club spent just one year in Pennsylvania, back in 2006, but the time might be right to consider it again.

Varied Cardinals weekend ahead in New York

In a series changing daily, the St. Louis Cardinals will be visiting the New York Mets for four games starting Friday.

Which Cardinals injury will prove to be worst?

Vote for which player injuries will have the greatest impact on the 2012 St. Louis Cardinals.

More Cardinals World Series replica ring promotions coming

Five more chances coming to pick up your copy of the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals World Series ring.

A progression of Cardinals left-handed relievers

Looking back at St. Louis Cardinals’ season-opening left-handed relief pitchers since 1996.

Batavia game gets Pettitted-out

A Sunday Triple-A game has been moved for the second time, with the most recent reason being most unusual.

17 strikeouts one off Cardinals worst outing ever

St. Louis Cardinals hitters had an unusually futile day with strikeouts on Thursday.

MLB schedule changes could limit I-70 Series

As a part of MLB schedule changes starting in 2013, the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals may no longer play six times annually.

St. Louis Cardinals checkup: April 2012

Looking back at how the National League Central leaders performed in April and ahead to their May schedule.

Third and fourth chances for World Champs ring coming

Another chance to receive a free World Championship replica ring is coming in both St. Louis and Springfield.

To err is human, but the 2012 Cardinals do it rarely

Through the first 17 games, the St. Louis Cardinals are playing much improved defense.

Second chance for replica Cardinals World Series ring

2,000 Springfield Cardinals fans will receive their own collectible version of the major league club’s World Series rings on Thursday.

Friday Cardinals home opener festivities

All the details behind the St. Louis Cardinals 2012 home opener this Friday, April 13.

Furcal, the other Greene and why March doesn’t matter

An Opening Day reminder that spring training results aren’t worth much of anything.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2012 full-season

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 04/01

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/31

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/30

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/29

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/27

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/24

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/23

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/22

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