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A Brief Cactus League Stop – March 3

Brian Walton’s notes from early 2016 Spring Training action in Arizona.

Comparing Cardinals and Cubs Aging Cores

The Chicago Cubs have the same number of six-plus year players of comparable age as the allegedly “aging” St. Louis Cardinals.

TCN Blog 2015 Top Story #2: Losing to the Cubs

The Central Division Champion St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Wild Card Chicago Cubs in the National League Division Series.

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.

Cardinals Odds Shorten in NLC but Lengthen for World Series

After two months of the 2015 regular season, the St. Louis Cardinals odds to win the 2015 National League Central are down to 1/3.

Cardinals World Series Odds Shorten to Second in MLB

After a month of the 2015 regular season, only the Los Angeles Dodgers have shorter odds than the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2015 World Series.

Cubs Odds Lengthen to Third in Division

The Chicago Cubs are now looking up at both the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in odds to win the 2015 National League Central.

Odds Have Cardinals Back on Top of Cubs

The Chicago Cubs no longer have shorter odds than the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2015 World Series.

New World Series Odds Reflect Cubs Optimism While Cardinals Fall

The Chicago Cubs now have better odds than the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 2015 World Series.

Cardinals to don 1929 uniforms on Sunday

The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs will wearing throwback uniforms from 1929 on Sunday night’s nationally-televised game.

Cardinals double their pleasure against Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals hit nine doubles off Chicago Cubs pitching on Saturday night.

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?

Jocketty-TLR-Pujols in Cubbie blue?

Could the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2006 World Champion GM-manager-star trio be lured to Chicago’s North Side?

Holliday’s hard slide aok with Byrd

Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd supports a slide by St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday that took out his teammate Starlin Castro on Saturday.

Heat turned up in Wrigleyville

The Cubs’ general manager may be in trouble and the team is floundering under his choice as skipper.

Where will the Pujols-Hendry bromance lead?

Speculation that Albert Pujols may end up as a Chicago Cub starting in 2012 is growing and the two sides are contributing.

Cardinals-based Cubs commentary

A quick check of recent news items pertaining to the St. Louis Cardinals’ chief rivals from Chicago.

Would a Cubbies spring move to Florida help the Cardinals?

With distance a problem in spring training, would the Cardinals benefit by a possible move of the Chicago Cubs to Naples, Florida?

Breaking the early Cardinals-Cubs “tie”

Head-to-head stats from the six Cardinals-Cubs games to date indicates a leader among “equals”.

Wellemeyer vs. Lilly – Start ‘em or sit ‘em?

How have the Cardinals and Cubs Sunday starting pitchers fared against the opposing lineups in the past?

Lohse vs. Dempster – Start ‘em or sit ‘em?

How might the Cardinals and Cubs Saturday starting pitchers fare against the opposing lineups?

2005 Taguchi > 2008 Fukudome

A family Holiday debate led to a surprising conclusion about the recent contribution levels of two Japanese outfielders, one a St. Louis Cardinals reserve from a few years back and the other a Chicago Cubs starter in 2008.