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Cardinals Minor League Attendance Healthy Overall in 2014

Five of six St. Louis Cardinals minor league affiliates experienced an increase in attendance this past summer.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2014 draft and short season

The St. Louis Cardinals’ full system view by position and level reflects the 2014 draft plus rosters for short-season play with all organization players listed by level and position.

Three State College Spikes Games to be Televised

The St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League club to appear on television for the first time three times this coming season.

Spikes to don “Fresh Prince”-themed jerseys

The St. Louis Cardinals’ affiliate in State College is planning a special promotion for June 29.

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/27/14

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

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/25/14

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

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2014 spring training

The St. Louis Cardinals’ full system view by position and level reflects rosters for 2014 spring training.

TCN blog 2013 top story #17: Eventful external minor league ownership

The St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league clubs not owned by them have been in the news during 2013.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013-2014 off-season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2013-2014 off-season.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2013 short-season

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

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.

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 organization roster matrix: 2012-2013 off-season

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2011-2012 off-season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2011-2012 off-season.

Rochester to wait another year for Batavia sale

If the St. Louis Cardinals’ New York-Penn League affiliate is not sold over the winter, Rochester Community Baseball will be back to operate the Batavia Muckdogs for a fifth year.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2011 short season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view reflects rosters for the 2011 regular season and short-season clubs.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2011 spring training

The St. Louis Cardinals full system roster view reflects rosters for 2011 spring training.

Rochester group cuts Batavia losses but says 2011 is it

The Batavia Muckdogs are attracting interest and are expected to be sold this year. Where they will play in 2012 remains an open question.

Batavia Muckdogs sign 2011 stadium lease

Will 2011 be the last year professional baseball is played in Batavia, New York’s Dwyer Stadium?

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2010-11 off-season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system roster view reflects changes made during the entire 2010-11 off-season.

Limbo in Batavia continues

Rochester is back to manage the still-for-sale Batavia Muckdogs for 2011, but none of the underlying financial problems have changed.

Cardinals minor league attendance trending downward

Despite solid play on the field, the St. Louis Cardinals’ top four minor league clubs had down attendance in 2010.

With the Muckdogs on the block, what might the Cardinals do?

There are many uncertainties as the Batavia Muckdogs are for sale and their Player Development Contract with the St. Louis Cardinals is also up.

Batavia Muckdogs financial situation eroding

Lack of attendance is killing the St. Louis Cardinals New York-Penn League affiliate, the Batavia Muckdogs.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2010 short season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system roster view will reflect changes during the remainder of the 2010 regular season.

Cardinals organization roster matrix: 2010 regular season

The St. Louis Cardinals full system roster view will reflect changes during the 2010 regular season.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Season-opening update

The St. Louis Cardinals full system view is refreshed to reflect tentative opening season rosters and extended spring camp invitees.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Pre-camp update

The St. Louis Cardinals full system rosters are refreshed to reflect spring training camps, both major and minor league.

Rochester group increases share of money-losing Batavia Muckdogs

Each year Rochester Community Baseball operates the Batavia Muckdogs, they pick up five percent ownership – but there is a catch.

Muckdogs holding Rochester in financial muck

The Batavia Muckdogs lost less money in 2009 than in 2008, but the deficit still runs in six digits and their patron is hurting, too.

2010 Cardinals major and minor league schedules

The title pretty much says it all – links to 2010 schedules for the St. Louis Cardinals and their top minor league affiliates.

How aggressive have Cardinals minor league player movements really been?

A comprehensive look at multi-year in-season roster changes across the Cardinals minor league system leads to conclusions that may differ from prevailing perception.

Muckdogs to remain in Batavia for third season in 2010

Rochester group will continue to try to stem continued financial losses in management of Cardinals New York-Penn League affiliate.

Six years of Cardinals minor league all-stars

Analyzing changes in levels of recognized St. Louis Cardinals minor league standouts since 2004.

Cardinals minors all-star representation down

The number of St. Louis Cardinals minor league selections for all-star and elite competitions was down 18 percent from 2008.

Cardinals minors won-loss record backslides

After a robust 60 games-over-.500 total in 2008, the top six Cardinals minor league clubs posted their fourth losing mark in five years in 2009.

Batavia franchise may be nearing its end

A 2008 New York-Penn League championship did not stem the flow of red ink from the Batavia Muckdogs’ operation

Minor league affiliates are miles away

Looking at the distances of Cardinals minor league affiliates compared to their NL Central peers

Jason Stidham to sign with Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals’ eighth-rounder’s coach says his junior infielder is turning pro.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Short-season update

The St. Louis Cardinals system rosters are refreshed to reflect the three US-based short-season clubs: Batavia, Johnson City and the Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

Batavia Muckdogs opening roster

The 2009 season-opening roster for the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.

Tentative Batavia opening roster

The initial roster for the 2009 New York-Penn League Batavia Muckdogs.

Cardinals Monday transactions: Niko, Luis DLC down

The St. Louis Cardinals made three roster moves from A-Advanced Palm Beach down to short-season Batavia.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: VSL version

The St. Louis Cardinals system rosters are refreshed to reflect the start of the regular season of the Venezuelan Summer League.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: regular season

A complete listing of all 282 players currently known to be under contract in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from top to bottom by level and position.

Cardinals minor league franchise census since 1974

The eighth look at St. Louis Cardinals minor league franchises offers a summary of all locations by season over the last 35 years.

Cardinals in the New York-Penn League – 1981 to present

The first of six in-depth looks at St. Louis Cardinals minor league franchises begins with the New York-Penn League

A quarter century of Cardinals minor league results

A new series highlighting St. Louis Cardinals minor league results system-wide from 1984 through 2008.

The Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix: Preseason 2009

A complete listing of all 306 players currently known to be under contract in the St. Louis Cardinals organization from top to bottom by level assigned and primary position.

Muckdogs drag Rochester deeper into financial muck

Their Rochester saviors lost over $250,000 running the Batavia Muckdogs in 2008. While there are plans to try to fix that in 2009, the losses can’t continue.