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TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #3: Coming in Second (for Free Agents)

The St. Louis Cardinals just missed out on three of their top free agent targets during the 2015-2016 off-season.

The obstruction rule and call

Game 3 of the 2013 World Series ended on a very unusual play that the umpires got right.

The Red Sox already knew Baby Pedro well

The Boston Red Sox originally signed pitcher Carlos Martinez but the St. Louis Cardinals picked him up after his original contract was voided.

Was Boston’s Lester loading up baseballs?

Photo and video of Wednesday’s World Series Game 1 Boston starter Jon Lester suggest the possibility of a foreign substance in his glove.

Cardinals and Red Sox World Series odds

Looking the odds associated with the 2013 World Series.

A new Pujols-Cubs bromance with Theo?

Is reported interest by the Chicago Cubs in free agent Albert Pujols a new chapter of an old story?

Still flipping out over Flip

The St. Louis Cardinals risked a small missed opportunity cost in releasing infielder Felipe Lopez in September. It looks like it didn’t matter.

Flipping Lopez for a comp pick

The Boston Red Sox shrewdly saw a compensation draft pick in a player the St. Louis Cardinals simply wanted to be rid of.

Pujols in Boston and La Russa 2.0

Calling out a pair of interesting articles about the St. Louis Cardinals star player and his former teammate (along with his current manager, sort of).

Bay keeps Cardinals Holliday cooking cold while Mo stirs pot

The St. Louis Cardinals are experiencing some extra spice in their Holliday cooking due to an unwanted touch of Bay while the GM puts the heat on the super agent.

Cardinals happily serve as Red Sox dumping ground

John Smoltz may be next in a recent line of unwanted Boston players that became St. Louis successes

Looking into John Smoltz, circa 2009

Ian Walton delves in to the newest Cardinals pitcher’s recent performance and is enthused