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St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 45-41

We kicked off our 2015 top prospect countdown on Wednesday with prospects 50-46. Today we round out the top 40-ish with a group of 5 pitchers and a solid mix of young and old-ish. Lee Stoppelman, 24 Stoppelman has taken quite the tumble since his 2014 post season ranking of 15. As quickly as he came onto the scene in 2012 and 2013, he disappeared from it in 2014. When this season...
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Exit Interview: Daniel Descalso

The last couple of years, I spent the time immediately after the season examining each player that had made an appearance in St. Louis during the season.  This series was well received and so I’m bringing this idea back for the 2014 offseason.  More summaries than anything, I imagine the player coming into Mike Matheny ‘s office [...]
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4 Prospects That Could Make St. Louis Cardinals’ 2015 Roster

St. Louis was booted into the offseason by Travis Ishikawa, who corked a walk-off three-run home run into the right field bleachers to send San Francisco to the World Series. Suddenly, Red October came to a crashing halt. But the Cardinals’ core will remain intact as we begin to peak into 2015. The Cardinals’ brass doesn’t figure to rattle the clubhouse by dealing any of...
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Exit Interview: Allen Craig

The last couple of years, I spent the time immediately after the season examining each player that had made an appearance in St. Louis during the season.  This series was well received and so I’m bringing this idea back for the 2014 offseason.  More summaries than anything, I imagine the player coming into Mike Matheny ‘s office [...]
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Cardinals pay tribute to Oscar Taveras with 'lone light in right'

The St. Louis Cardinals shared the above photo of Busch Stadium at sunset on Tuesday night, around the same time Game 6 of the World Series began on the other side of Missouri, in honor of their 22-year-old outfielder who was killed in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.  On Monday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny released a heartbreaking statement on Taveras's death...
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Exit Interview: Randy Choate

The last couple of years, I spent the time immediately after the season examining each player that had made an appearance in St. Louis during the season.  This series was well received and so I’m bringing this idea back for the 2014 offseason.  More summaries than anything, I imagine the player coming into Mike Matheny ‘s office [...]
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Oscar Taveras Has Been Laid To Rest

The words aren’t coming any easier. It’s been 3 days since the news of Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend Edilia Arvelo’s deaths broke. In some ways the initial shock has worn thinner. But in it’s absence, bewilderment. TMZ is reporting that Taveras wasn’t intoxicated during the fatal car crash. He was just a young kid on a slick road driving a new car (probably) too fast...
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St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: Prospects 50-46

This is our first look at the St. Louis Cardinals top 50 prospects, as delivered by me, John Nagel editor of CardinalsFarm.com. The first five prospects in our rankings are a good mix of experienced veterans to just drafted rookies. Also a good mix of pitchers and hitters. If you are wondering how I rank the players, check out THIS POST. Sam Gaviglio, 24 In the 2014 rankings, I...
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Yordano Ventura dedicates Oscar Taveras with Game 6 World Series victory

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 would become a special day for baseball. Former Cardinals rookie outfielder and 22 year old Oscar Taveras was laid to rest as his funeral was held in his home town Dominican Republic following the car accident with he and his girlfriend, Edililia Arvelo, who also passed away back on Sunday. Later that night, back in the United States, back in Missouri...
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PHOTOS: Emotional tweets tell story of Oscar Taveras funeral

Major League Baseball, it’s fans, and even fellow players are struggling to deal with the sudden death of St. Louis Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras on Sunday.  Widely acclaimed as one of the top 5 prospects in baseball, there is no doubt of his baseball talent.  But there seemed to be a lot more surrounding the youngster from the Dominican Republic, as friends, colleagues, and...
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PHOTO: Yordano Ventura dedicates start to Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras was a top prospect and likely had a long career ahead of him before it was cut short by a car accident in the Dominican Republic that killed him and his girlfriend Sunday. The death of the 22-year-old St. Louis Cardinals right fielder sent shock waves through Major League Baseball, and players all around the league took to social media to express their sorrow and offer...
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Yordano Ventura writes tribute to Oscar Taveras on hat

Yordano Ventura showed his support for countryman Oscar Taveras by writing visible messages on his hat and cleats for Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. Taveras, a 22-year-old prospect from the St. Louis Cardinals organization, tragically died on Sunday after crashing his car in the Dominican Republic. His 19-year-old girlfriend was a passenger...Read More
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Cole Claybourn discusses Oscar Taveras’ tragic death with ESPN Evansville 105.3

I spoke with ESPN Evansville 105.3 on Monday about life, career and tragic death of Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras.  I did my best to describe what he meant to the Cardinals organization and how they’ll move forward without him. Thanks for listening.   Follow Cole Claybourn @HighSock_Sunday or reach him by email at highsocksunday@gmail.com
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Exit Interview: Peter Bourjos

The last couple of years, I spent the time immediately after the season examining each player that had made an appearance in St. Louis during the season.  This series was well received and so I’m bringing this idea back for the 2014 offseason.  More summaries than anything, I imagine the player coming into Mike Matheny ‘s office [...]
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Twitter Tuesday: St. Louis Rams pay respect to Oscar Taveras

On Sunday night, rookie St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend tragically lost their lives in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Taveras, a top prospect since he was a teenager, was only 22 years old. A few Rams players took to Twitter to express their condolences. Terribly sad news about Oscar Taveras! Praying for his family in this tragic time! —...
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Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began to circulate social media after his death

The baseball world is mourning the tragic passing of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveres and it appears thanks to a ghoulish practice by some reporters, a photo of his corpse, taken at the morgue, has begun to circulate social media, according to a report from Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today Sports. Taveres, 22,...Read More The post Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began...
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Tuesday Poll: Who is the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospect for 2015?

Editor’s Note: Our poll typically runs on Monday, but we did not feel it was appropriate to post after the death of Oscar Taveras. Our top prospect countdown will begin on Wednesday and pick up it’s regular schedule on Thursday. With the St. Louis Cardinals’ offseason underway, it is time to turn to prospect rankings. You will be seeing them from many different websites and...
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Cardinal Talk: KXnO FOX Sports Radio: Remembering Oscar

Oscar Taveras-focused chat on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. In a special edition on Monday, I joined FOX Sports Midwest host Pat Parris with Ken Miller on KXnO FOX Sports Radio 1460 in Des Moines. Pat and I looked back at the all-too-short career of St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, who passed away due to injuries suffered in an automobile crash on Sunday...
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Oscar Taveras: The Story We Couldn’t Expect

Expectation is a funny thing. To have no expectations of someone means they’ve done nothing to excite you about their potential. Do something worth paying attention to, though, and the hopes and dreams of an entire (occasionally overwhelming) fan base drop from the sky and land squarely upon the shoulders of an unsuspecting hopeful. Thus, [...]
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Incredible Oscar Taveras Tribute Video

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras passed away Sunday after he was involved in a car accident in his native country the Dominican Republic. He was 22-years-old. This was terrible news to break not only in the middle of a World Series, but anytime for that matter. Here’s a touching tribute to the promising young star. [&hellip (Visited 13 times, 14 visits today) The...
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Transcript: Cardinals GM John Mozeliak’s conference call on Oscar Taveras’ death

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak is in the Dominican Republic with manager Mike Matheny to attend the funeral services for 22-year-old rookie Oscar Taveras, who tragically passed away Sunday as a result of a car accident. Mozeliak took time on Monday evening to speak with media members on a conference call. Below is a transcript [...]
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Mike Matheny Issues Statement Regarding Oscar Taveras

St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny proved baseball goes much further than the diamond when issuing a heartfelt statement about the death of Oscar Taveras. As you can read below it is going to take the Cardinals a long time to get over the tragic death of their teammate and friend.   “I was asked last night to give some words regarding the tragic death of Oscar Taveras...
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Remembering Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras, 22, died in a car accident yesterday while driving in his native Dominican Republic. His season as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals ended just over a week ago, and he just wanted to go home. Life did not allow him to do that, and claimed his 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, as well. They were just kids. I do not often speak of death in sports, and you will...
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Ken Rosenthal explains how Fox reported Oscar Taveras’ death during the World Series

The story of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras’s death in a car accident in the Dominican Republic cast a pall over World Series Game 5. As word spread about Taveras, many were wondering when Fox would report the news on its broadcast. It came as the 4th inning was to begin and it was handled properly with a visibly-shaken Ken Rosenthal reporting the story as Fox came...
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Matheny issues statement following death of Oscar Taveras

General Manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny left St. Louis on Monday for the Dominican Republic to be with the family of Oscar Taveras, the Cardinals' outfielder killed along with his girlfriend in a car accident on Sunday. Through the Cardinals, Matheny issued a statement about Taveras' death. “I was asked last night to give some words regarding the tragic...
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