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The last day of the 2011 season saw a pair of compelling stories come to fruition. The Cardinals finished their improbable rise to the playoffs, while the Rays' collapse felt its final innings.

Chris Carpenter Player Projection No. 103

Key Stats: Chris Carpenter may have seen his rank drop from 64 to 175 last season, but there’s plenty of reason to believe there’s still something left in the tank. Carpenter was in the bottom fourth of the league in terms of the run support that he received, so even with the loss of Albert Pujols it’s possible that Carpenter will receive better luck in terms of run support...

Why Yadier Molina Is The Cornerstone Of The Cardinals

In Baseball, everyone knows that offense wins innings; defense wins games, and pitching wins championships. However, what about the man behind the mask? The catcher is part of both defense and pitching. From working with the pitching staff on a personal and professional basis, to calling every pitch, the catcher makes sure that pitching stays on course, and if things go awry, they...

In Memory of Former Cardinals: 2011

Our annual feature remembering 14 former St. Louis Cardinals that passed away during 2011.

2012 St. Louis Cardinals Offseason Review

2011 In A Nutshell In baseball terms,2011 wasn’t a bad year for St. Louis.They survived the loss of their ace for the entire year. They developed someyoung players. Oh, and they won the World Series. What a storybook year for theCardinals. A patented Tony La Russa year; with a laundry list of deficienciesthat included:Best player is hampered with injuriesAce out for the...

Cardinals' Adam Wainwright aims to be at full strength for spring training.

ST. LOUIS -- As he's advanced the past couple of weeks with his throwing program, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright...

TCN 2012 Cards Prospect #13: Ryan Jackson

Does the shortstop have two years to prove if he can take over for Rafael Furcal in St. Louis? Today’s report is FREE!

Quick Hits: Theriot, Aoki, Nakajima, Orioles

As we approach the New Year, here's the final edition of Quick Hits for 2011.. Congratulations to Ben Nicholson-Smith and Luke Adams on being named among the most influential Canadians in baseball by Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.   The Rays' interest in Ryan Theriot, presumably as a backup, has been preliminary to this point, writes Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay...

Ushering in New Year, St. Louis style: Let’s talk Rams, Cardinals and Tony La Russa’s ARF gala

Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:31:33 CST

Cards, Rangers battle into historic Series

It's a wonder the 2011 World Series even matched up the Cardinals and Rangers, never mind seeing the clubs play seven stunning, draining, historic games. A twist here, a turn there, and who knows if either even makes it to the Fall Classic.
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