Found January 17, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
Remember that epic post-National Anthem standoff before Game 6 of the NLCS between Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly and Dodgers outfielder Scott Van Slyke? Of course you do. The Cardinals’ AA affiliate, the Springfield Cardinals, announced on Friday that it would be commemorating the standoff with what will surely be one of the most popular promotional items of the 2014 season -- the Joe Kelly Standoff Bobblehead. The team made the announcement during the Cardinals Caravan stop at Hammons Field in Springfield, MO. Kelly and Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller (he’s alive!) were on hand for the big unveiling of the item. No photo of the bobblehead commemorating Kelly’s standoff win is available yet, and the team will announce the giveaway date in March. We will be sure and post a photo as soon as one becomes available. [Via and h/t @kelseyshea11] [follow]

Ranking the top 10 relievers in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

The Cardinals’ bullpen and relievers in the system have been transformed the last few years. It appears the organization has put an emphasis on hard throwers. This is evident by the team moving position players to the mound like Sam Tuivailala, Fernando Baez, and Robert Stock just to name a few. This position group has a good mix of experienced players who have MLB experience and...

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The St. Louis Cardinals should try a 6-man rotation

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Cardinals reach one-year deals with Jay, Bourjos

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Chris Carpenter will join Cards front office

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Matt Carpenter: Elite 2013 MLB Second Baseman

Matt Carpenter I’ve made no bones about the fact that Matt Carpenter is one of my favorite baseball players. I monitored his progress during spring training and was convinced that he would be a very special–as well as important–player for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013. Entering the 2012 season, Carpenter was ranked the 12th best prospect in the Cardinals farm system....

Press Release: Cardinals Establish Hall of Fame & Detail Induction Process

Cardinals Greats To Be Immortalized in Hall of Fame Gallery Presented by Edward Jones “Red Ribbon” Panel of Baseball Experts to annually select Veteran Player & ballot of Modern Players for fans to Elect Two ST. LOUIS –January 18, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced details about the team’s new Hall of Fame that will be established this spring with the dedication...

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MLB 2013: Top Pitchers Under 25

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MLB 2013: First Half All-Defensive Team

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St. Louis Cardinals 2014 top 40 prospects by predominant level of play in 2013 compared to past years.

Cards Winter Warm-Up audio: Saturday, 1/18/14

Press interviews from the St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Saturday, January 18.
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