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TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #6: Peralta’s Positives

Last November, the St. Louis Cardinals shocked fans and Major League Baseball as a whole when they announced the signing of free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53 million contract. The 32-year-old was fresh off a 50-game PED-related suspension and many did not like the association, especially one so lucrative. Others were convinced his future production would suffer...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The St. Louis Cardinals All-Organization Team: Catcher

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be selecting the Cardinals organizational All-Star team. The team will be structured like a 25-man roster. For each position, I will isolate the player who made the most starts for each team at that position and will select the one winner. Fans will get a say as well later in the post. In this post we are going to look at the catching position...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals release four from their minor league system

Within the last week or so, I took a look at the Cardinals depth chart from top to bottom and saw that there were a few positions that were pretty full and would probably see some cuts during upcoming Spring Training. It appears those cuts started early as the club released four minor leaguers in the past week. This info comes from Baseball America and you can find a full list of...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #7: The Lackey Trade

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished at least two objectives in one in their July 31st trade with the Boston Red Sox. Winning the World Series was not one of them, however. First, they added a veteran starter to their injury-plagued rotation in 35-year-old John Lackey, a big right-hander with a history of success in the post-season. Second, they divested themselves of struggling...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Merry Christmas Everyone

So… What’d you get? It’s Christmas. And if your family and friends REALLY knew you, then you’ve got some new Cardinals swag you’re ready to bust out for opening day in a couple of months. Hopefully none of it was listed on the 12 Days of Cardinals Crapmas. Enjoy the holiday. And kittens singing ‘Silent Night’. Photo: MerryChristmasWishes
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Google Trends For ‘St. Louis Cardinals’ In 2014

You’ve probably seen all sorts of Google Trends stories for 2014 on the interweb the past week, so we’re here to jump on the pile. I’m not smart enough to parse out all this information and show you the work on the methodology, but I’m sure if you click around on the charts below, Google will explain all. Or not. What are the most popular moments in the past 10 years for...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves sign veteran catcher Pierzynski to 1-year deal

News concerning the Braves' latest bench addition was broken at a HoneyBaked Ham on Christmas Eve, and that's pretty much the gist of how veteran A.J. Pierzynski was confirmed as Christian Bethancourt's backup in Atlanta. There might not be a stranger signing story during this free agency period. Aaron Lunsford, a Braves fan whose father ran into manager Fredi Gonzalez at the ham...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign A.J. Pierzynski to one-year deal

Getty Images The Braves have signed A.J. Pierzynski to be the backup for Christian Bethancourt for the 2015 season. Much of the offseason the Braves have sought a veteran to share time and teach the ropes to the 23-year-old. Pierzynski, 37, hit .251/.288/.337 in 362 plate appearances this past season between the Red Sox and Cardinals. The #Braves and A.J. Pierzynski have reached...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Spending more money does not equate to more wins

This offseason around Major League Baseball has seen a couple of teams open their checkbooks to try to improve their clubs. The San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, and Miami Marlins all have been very active in the free agent and trading markets. There is a small, but vocal group of St. Louis Cardinal fans who wonder why their club is not partaking in the spending spree. This group...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #8: Wong Perseveres

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche in the 1800’s. Little did the German philosopher know that his words could be applied to the road taken in 2014 by St. Louis Cardinals’ second baseman Kolten Wong. The end result was positive, in that the then-23-year-old followed up his 2013 Cardinals organization Minor League Player of the Year...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

On The 12th Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

Cardinals fans, bless their hearts, are easy marks for the retail snipers of BIG BUSINESS. They know you know it’s hard to go wrong with a Cardinals themed gift for a friend, co-worker or loved one. So they make literally anything you could ever buy into a ‘great gift for Cardinals fans’ and it’s in your shopping cart before you even realized what you’ve done. These are...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Walden avoid arbitration with two-year, $6.6M contract

ST. LOUIS -- Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million next year and $3.5 million in 2016 as part of Tuesday's deal. The Cardinals have a $5.25 million option for 2017 with a $250,000 buyout. Walden was...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals, RHP Jordan Walden agree to $6.6M, 2-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- Reliever Jordan Walden and the St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a $6.6 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. The 27-year-old right-hander gets a $350,000 signing bonus and salaries of $2.5 million next year and $3.5 million in 2016 as part of Tuesday's deal. The Cardinals have a $5.25 million option for 2017 with a $250,000 buyout. Walden was...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals avoid arbitration with Jordan Walden agreeing to a two-year deal

The Cardinals have avoided arbitration with relief pitcher Jordan Walden. Walden, 27, and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.6 million. With the deal the Cardinals have the right handed reliever locked up for two years and have a club option worth $5.25 million for the 2017 season. Acquired the in the trade that brought outfielder Jason Heyward to St. Louis, Walden...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards Sign Reliever Jordan Walden To New Pact

PITCHER SIGNED THRU 2016 WITH CLUB OPTION FOR 2017 ST. LOUIS, Mo., December 23, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed with recently-acquired right-handed reliever Jordan Walden on a two-year contract for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, thus avoiding salary arbitration.  The new pact also includes a club option for the [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Santa gifts for Cardinals: From dancing lessons to contract extensions

ST. LOUIS -- It's almost Christmas and we know what makes the obvious gift for the Cardinals. That would be a season of full health. While that is out of even Santa's control, there are presents that would be easier for the big man to deliver. Here goes: Matt Carpenter: Another season in the leadoff spot. Why mess with something that worked so well in 2014? Matt Adams: Dancing lessons...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #9: Another Cy Miss

St. Louis Cardinals ace right-hander Adam Wainwright is generally recognized as one of the best pitchers of his generation. He owns two World Series rings but the top individual award for a pitcher has continued to elude him. So it continued in 2014. Despite logging his second career 20-win season and a personal-best 2.38 ERA for the National League Central Division-winning Cardinals...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

On The 11th Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

Cardinals fans, bless their hearts, are easy marks for the retail snipers of BIG BUSINESS. They know you know it’s hard to go wrong with a Cardinals themed gift for a friend, co-worker or loved one. So they make literally anything you could ever buy into a ‘great gift for Cardinals fans’ and it’s in your shopping cart before you even realized what you’ve done. These are...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

An Examination: Is Mark Reynolds Blind?

October brought us the truthers’ case against Stevie Wonder being blind. It’s an interesting read and some of the points do at least make you bend an eyebrow. But at the end of the day, Mr. Wonder is probably blind. Little did we know, until @Daniel_Doelling pointed it out on Twitter, that a much more interesting story was published nearly 2 years ago examining if Mark Reynolds...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #10: Right Field Rub

In the 2014 season of multiple offensive disappointments for the St. Louis Cardinals, none was bigger – or a bigger surprise – than right field. Last off-season, veteran Carlos Beltran – productive, but aging and oft-injured – was allowed to seek a big free agent payday from the Yankees. That opened up the position for slugger Allen Craig. A side benefit was to give promising...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Poll: Which St. Louis Cardinal would you start your team with?

The deep freeze of winter is an interesting time for baseball writers and blogs. Ideas for articles become tougher to come by and you start grasping at straws, while at the same time trying to keep the website above float in terms if its rankings with popular search engines. Over the past couple of days, I have had a tough time coming up with relevant and interesting ideas. I knew...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

On The 10th Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

Cardinals fans, bless their hearts, are easy marks for the retail snipers of BIG BUSINESS. They know you know it’s hard to go wrong with a Cardinals themed gift for a friend, co-worker or loved one. So they make literally anything you could ever buy into a ‘great gift for Cardinals fans’ and it’s in your shopping cart before you even realized what you’ve done. These are...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Week in Review: A look at minor league sleepers and a new addition

As we get closer to Christmas, I wanted to review the past week at the website. It was another great week at CardinalsFarm and I wanted to run down the five most read stories of the week in case you missed them.5. A guide to the 2015 Cardinals farm systemI did this type of post in the first couple of weeks of the blog’s career back in February of 2013. With the addition of many...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

On The 9th Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

Cardinals fans, bless their hearts, are easy marks for the retail snipers of BIG BUSINESS. They know you know it’s hard to go wrong with a Cardinals themed gift for a friend, co-worker or loved one. So they make literally anything you could ever buy into a ‘great gift for Cardinals fans’ and it’s in your shopping cart before you even realized what you’ve done. These are...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #11: Losing 2/5 of the Rotation

Before June 22nd, no one could have guessed that 12 different pitchers would end up starting games for the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals. Six of the starters would be called into service the rest of the way, in response to the shockwaves that followed the events of that day in late June. That was an especially bad time for the club, with subsequent moves that altered the club’s direction...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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