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Cards minors spring game reports – March 26

St. Louis Cardinals minor league spring training game action from Thursday, March 26.

Cardinals pitcher hitting ninth – a good thing?

Tony La Russa has made a change to the bottom of the St. Louis Cardinals lineup again, though it is not cut and dried.

Khalil Greene’s springs point to regular season success

During spring training, new St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Khalil Greene has been either really good or really bad. It seems to transfer to his regular seasons, as well.

Cardinals not alone in cutting payroll

The St. Louis Cardinals’ projected player payroll is down $8.6 million from 2008, very close to the average for clubs in the top half of spending across MLB.

Spying on Cardinals reader’s queries – February 18

Looking at what readers are currently asking about the St. Louis Cardinals through a search of their web queries.

Cardinals minor matters – February 11

St. Louis Cardinals news include three former hurlers finding new homes, three additional spring training invites and more.

Cardinals first-year players and rookies – 1996-2008

Breaking down which St. Louis Cardinals players debuted during the Tony La Russa years and which exhausted their rookie status in the process.

How about some relief around here?

Digging into the numbers to try to understand how the 2008 St. Louis Cardinals bullpen went south.

Is reducing the Cardinals payroll unreasonable?

The St. Louis Cardinals appear to have revised their player payroll budget down for 2009. Is it justified? How can we know?

Cash-strapped Post-Dispatch parent sold Cardinals stake

Lee Enterprises announced their sale of 2.7% of the St. Louis Cardinals to the team’s majority ownership group. It is not enough to solve their deep financial problems.

Cardinals minor matters – January 15

A series of quick hits on and links to recent St. Louis Cardinals baseball news.

McGwire’s Hall of Fame Support Erodes

Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire, tainted by steroids suspicion, loses ground in the 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame voting.

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.

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up gauges player popularity

Autograph prices at the St. Louis Cardinals fan event, Winter Warm-Up, offer one view of fan valuation of current players.

Smith over Ford, August 1986

A reader asks a question to settle a brotherly bet that takes us back to 1986 and Ozzie Smith’s greatest-ever defensive play.

Cardinals spring training: Reporting for duty

When will the St. Louis Cardinals major and minor leaguers report to camp and how does the World Baseball Classic affect spring training?

Cardinals television update

Taking a look at television-related St. Louis Cardinals news

Four Cardinals Caravans Itineraries Set

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the schedule for the team’s 2009 Cardinals Caravan, making stops in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Tennessee this month.

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Odalis Perez: Better off with the Enemy

The St. Louis Cardinals would be better off if free agent left-hander Odalis Perez lands in the National League Central – with one of their competitors!

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #16-20

A look back at the biggest stories across the St. Louis Cardinal Nation during 2008 begins with numbers 16 through 20.

Cardinals Minority Owner in Serious Financial Trouble

The parent of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lee Enterprises, Inc. is on the verge of bankruptcy. They also own a minority stake in the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cardinals increasing ticket promotions acknowledge the economy

The St. Louis Cardinals seem to be pushing special ticket deals more furiously than ever before. Is the economy a factor?

Houston Writer says “Don’t Count out the Cards” in 2009

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle is not counting the St. Louis Cardinals out of the 2009 National League Central race, though he sees the local Astros at risk of hitting bottom.