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Scout.com Cardinals Fantasy Talk on SiriusXM

The growth of Scout.com includes a full-scale fantasy sports presence, which can be accessed at fantasy.scout.com. Another element of the initiative is a nightly show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Sirius channel 210 and XM channel 87. Early Wednesday morning, I joined host Dr. Roto, Scout Senior Fantasy Sports Expert, to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals from a fantasy perspective...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peoria’s Dozer Park Going National

Three nationally-televised Minor League Baseball games in June should hold special interest to St. Louis Cardinals fans. Minor League Baseball fans should be pleased to learn of a new agreement to put a game of the week on national television each Sunday starting May 31. The docket on the American Sports Network (ASN) will include the “Minor League Baseball Sunday Showcase”...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

AutoZone Park Ranked Second in all of MiLB

If you haven’t been to Memphis lately, it is time. The renovations directed by new Memphis Redbirds owner St. Louis Cardinals to AutoZone Park have taken the city-owner Redbirds’ home to a new level. And that says something about a stadium that was already superior to several current big-league venues. The changes have been affirmed by those in the game. AutoZone Park is ranked...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Young St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers on WGEM

On Wednesday morning, I joined Josh Houchins on WGEM ESPN 1440 Radio. The primary subject was rise of some of the St. Louis Cardinals’ young pitchers and the club’s dependence on them. We also discussed the status of Jaime Garcia, working back from injury in Memphis along with Marco Gonzales, and who might be the next pitching recalls from Triple-A. Josh is the host of WGEM SportsCenter...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up with The Cardinal Nation Blog

So, I know it has been pretty quiet here at the blog recently. In 2015, I took the opportunity for a number of early-season trips and since spring training, I have seen series played by three of the St. Louis Cardinals’ full-season clubs – Memphis, Palm Beach and Peoria – plus a visit to extended spring training camp, too. As a result, I have been on the road three of the last...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals World Series Odds Shorten to Second in MLB

What a difference a month of play makes in terms of bettors’ behavior! In the newest report from oddsmaker bovada.lv, odds to win divisions, pennants and the World Series are shortening for the hot teams and lengthening for the struggles. In few places is it more evident than with the St. Louis Cardinals. The club moved from 12/1 to take it all last month to just 7/1. Only the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Consecutive Wins is Cardinals’ Best under Matheny

In my opinion, one of the strengths as well as weaknesses of Mike Matheny’s first three-plus clubs as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals is that the team never seemed to get too high or too low. We saw consistently successful rosters that rarely reeled off major winning streaks, but usually avoided long losing skids as well. Winning two games of a given series was a far more common...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Holliday’s Season-Opening On-Base Streak in Cardinals Top 15

When St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday drew a free pass in the 11th inning Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, it kept the 35-year-old’s season-opening on-base streak intact at 23 games. Holliday’s streak has reached the top 15 for the club all-time. It is the longest for a Cardinal since Albert Pujols was on base during his first 28 games in 2009. With an on...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Cardinals Hall of Fame Announcement on FOX Sports Midwest

As a member of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Red Ribbon Committee, who nominated the Veteran Era player to be inducted this year and set the ballot for the fan vote for the two Modern Era players to go in, I am delighted to share the details of the announcement plans for the Cardinals Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The identities of the winners will be shared with the public...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carpenter’s Early Doubles Pace Would be Historic

From researcher Tom Orf: Matt Carpenter‘s 12 doubles in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 19 games is tied for the second-most in Major League Baseball history. Carpenter is tied with nine others for the second-most, behind Billy Herman, who had 14 in the Chicago Cubs’ first 19 contests of the 1936 season. Herman finished with 57 two-base hits that season, tied for 10th- most all...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Wainwright’s Injury Aftermath

Adam Wainwright-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. On Monday, April 27th, I joined The Sports Fanatics, Ross Peterson and Chris Williams, who broadcast from 4pm-7pm weekday afternoons on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. While the primary focus was the injury to St. Louis Cardinals’ ace pitcher Adam Wainwright and what the team may do in response...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Redbirds Going National Again in 2015

CBS Sports Network is back for a second season of live national telecasts of Minor League Baseball games during 2015. St. Louis Cardinals top prospects will be included in one of the 10 games, showcased on July 16 – the Memphis Redbirds contest in Des Moines against the Iowa Cubs. This matchup will be a reprise of one of CBS’ best games last season. On May 29, 2014, national...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday’s Cardinals game to air on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in St. Louis

FOX Sports Midwest release: The Cardinals’ game at Milwaukee on Friday, April 24, will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in the St. Louis market and on AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and Dish. This is because of overlap with the St. Louis Blues’ playoff game on FOX Sports Midwest. Outside the St. Louis market the Cardinals-Brewers game will air on the FOX Sports Midwest main...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday’s Cardinals game to air on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in St. Louis

Release from FOX Sports Midwest: The Cardinals’ game at Washington on Wednesday, April 22, will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest Plus in the St. Louis market and on AT&T U-verse, DirecTV and Dish. This is because of overlap with the St. Louis Blues’ playoff game on FOX Sports Midwest. Outside the St. Louis market the Cardinals-Nationals game will air on the FOX Sports Midwest...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Kaminsky Bests Moya in Top Prospect Showdown

On Thursday night in Lakeland, the Palm Beach Cardinals blanked the Flying Tigers to complete a four-game sweep of Detroit’s Florida State League affiliate. Leading the three Cardinals pitchers who combined on a four-hitter was 20-year-old starter Rob Kaminsky. The lefty struck out four in two innings, giving up three hits and a walk. A rain delay of almost three hours then knocked...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Odds Lengthen to Third in Division

With the start of the season keeping me busy, I did not immediately report on the April report from oddsmaker bovada.lv. I wish I had as there is some noteworthy change in the National League Central Division outlook, reflecting bettors’ actions heading out of the spring training and into the regular season. In the NL Central, the big news is that a little more of the bloom is...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Organization Roster Matrix: 2015 Regular Season

With the April 9 Opening Day for the 2015 minor league season, it is time for another refresh of the St. Louis Cardinals system roster matrix. This version will reflect the changes made from the start of the 2015 regular season until after the draft and the start of short-season play in late June. The previous matrix reflects the rosters as they evolved during 2015 spring training...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Biggest Cost Increase to Attend a Cardinals Game Since 2008

With the start of another new season, it is again time to analyze the annual Fan Cost Index (FCI)*, which compares the price for a family of four to attend a major league baseball game across the 30 franchises. While the St. Louis Cardinals have ranged between having the 10th and 13th-highest payroll in the game since moving into Busch Stadium III in 2006, the cost to a family to...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Opening Night Feats

From a variety of sources noted below, here are some interesting factoids from Sunday night’s St. Louis Cardinals’ season-opening 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Steady Behind the Plate: Yadier Molina is the first catcher in Cardinals team history with 11 consecutive Opening Day starts. (Team notes) Power from Short: The Cardinals’ Jhonny Peralta and Cubs’...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/03/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Friday, April 2. The Cardinals held their final spring 2015 games, a pair of camp day contests on the George Kissell Quad at the Jupiter, Florida complex. On the day, Springfield and Palm Beach tied while Peoria edged State College. Once again this spring, Cardinals Baseball Operations Coordinator...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/02/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Thursday, April 2. The Cardinals held their final spring 2015 games against the Marlins on the George Kissell Quad at the Jupiter, Florida complex. With Memphis leaving for their Friday exhibition with St. Louis, the other four clubs played up a level, so Springfield took on Marlins’ Triple...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 04/01/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Wednesday, April 1. Two clubs made the last Florida road trip of the spring as Memphis and Springfield traveled to Port St. Lucie to take on the Mets while Palm Beach and Springfield entertained their Class-A Mets counterparts at home. Memphis and Peoria won, with Springfield tying. In the process...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/31/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Tuesday, March 31. In five scheduled contests, the Cardinals faced the Marlins on the Fishes’ side of the Jupiter, Florida complex. The Cardinals did not lose a game on the day, winning three and tying two. Memphis and Springfield took the draws as Palm Beach, Peoria and State College each claimed...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Scout.com Spring Cardinals Fantasy Talk on SiriusXM

The growth of Scout.com includes a full-scale fantasy sports presence, which can be accessed at fantasy.scout.com. Another element of the initiative is a nightly show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, Sirius channel 210 and XM channel 87. Late Monday, I joined co-hosts Dr. Roto and TommyG, Scout Senior Fantasy Sports Experts, to discuss the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2015 season...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Minor League Spring Training Notebook: 03/30/15

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league games held on Monday, March 30. The Cardinals had another camp day, with Memphis opposing Springfield and Palm Beach facing Peoria on the George Kissell Quad in Jupiter, Florida. With only three runs scored across the four teams, it was a day for pitching. Memphis and Palm Beach shut out the lower level clubs...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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