St Louis Cardinals Win First Game of Spring

The Cardinals opened their 2015 Spring Training schedule with a 4-1 victory over the Marlins. With the victory, several Cardinals with a lot to prove kicked off their attempt to prove themselves in their first live-game action since October. The game was started by rotation hopeful Carlos Martinez, donning a new number, 18, in honor of his late friend Oscar Tavares. Martinez is trying...
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Cardinals Announce 2015 Road Trip Vacation to Kansas City

Vacation includes hotel, transportation, exclusive event & tickets to see the Cards take on the 2014 AL Champions ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Vacations announced today that registration is now open for an exclusive travel package that takes fans on the road to see the Cardinals play the [...]
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Martinez throws two perfect innings in Cardinals' 4-1 win over Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. -- Miami's Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in his first two at-bats in a major league game since being struck in the face by a pitch last September, and Jason Heyward singled in his first at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, a 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday. Stanton wore a helmet with a partial face mask that protected the left side of his face, where he broke...
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Heyward leads Cardinals past Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami's Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in his first two at-bats in a major league game since being struck in the face by a pitch last September, and Jason Heyward singled in his first at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, a 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday. Stanton wore a helmet with a partial face mask that protected the left side of his face, where he...
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Being Vanilla Is No Laughing Matter

Guess what? Everyone hates the Cardinals. …That didn’t take long. It’s no secret that the Redbirds are pretty much the bane of baseball’s existence everywhere but St. Louis. Every season something comes up that gives national writers and opposing teams all the fodder they need to continue feeding the deep-seeded distaste. I get it. If I was a fan [...]
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A look at Jim Edmonds and the 2016 MLB Hall of Fame class

While 2015 Spring Training is just now underway, it is never too early to take a look at the next Hall of Fame class. It has been a long time since the Cardinals had an elected member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The club has had a couple Veteran’s Committee selections, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre (even though neither went in as a Cardinal), but hasn’t had a BBWAA selection since...
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Drew Magary Trolling Cardinals Fans on Deadspin – Again

The first preseason game hasn’t even been played, but Deadspin’s Drew Magary is out with his first Cardinals flame-column of the year. Bob Nightengale of the USA Today wrote a puff piece on the Cardinals “boring” way. He compared the Cardinals to the San Antonio Spurs. John Mozeliak said about his team “vanilla are our colored sprinkles”. Players are lauded for their...
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St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Adams Primed For Big Season

If there is a Matt in camp this spring that will have plenty of eyes on him, it’s Matt Adams. Carpenter and Holliday are expected to provide a certain potency, but Adams is a wildcard. Who knows what the big man can produce if he gets another 140 games and 520 at bats this year with the Cardinals? Matt Adams has all the pressure in the world on his shoulders, or at least he talks...
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Spring Opening Day Game Day Thread: Cardinals at Marlins

Projected #5 starters Martinez and Haren will square off in their Grapefruit League opener. Game Time: 12:05 pm CST @ Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FloridaTelevision: NoneRadio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesCarlos Martinez (2-4, 4.03 ERA, 1.41 WHIP) vs. Dan Haren (13-11, 4.02 ERA, 1.18 WHIP)Tim Cooney is scheduled to follow Martinez.LineupMatt Carpenter – 2BJason Heyward...
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Countdown to Cardinals: 31

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 31 First player/coach to wear #31: Jesse Haines (1923) Last player/coach to wear #31: Lance Lynn (Current) Player/coach to wear #31 in the most seasons: Bob Forsch (15 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #31: 32 Last time not worn: 2005 Other interesting names tied to #31: Harry Brecheen (1940, 43-52), Ryan Franklin (2007...
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Jason Heyward brings needed presence to Cardinals

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Jason Heyward can provide both a veteran presence and youth to the St. Louis Cardinals. Going into the Cardinals' first Grapefruit League game, manager Mike Matheny had already made up his mind on what Heyward brings to the team. ''I see him as a veteran player,'' Matheny said. ''He's accomplished quite a bit in a short amount of time. He's still a young guy but...
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A look at the Spring Training coverage at CardinalsFarm

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals will begin their 2015 Spring Training schedule versus the Miami Marlins. For some people, these games will wash away the memories of the 2014 National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants. For others, the new games will be a welcome sight after an awful winter in the Midwest.Thursday represents a new beginning for us at...
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Nelly Celebrates National (Country) Grammar Day

Today is National Grammar Day so naturally the first thing that popped in my head was Nelly’s hit Country Grammar. I used to get down to this song and even throw up the LA sign with my fingers like Nelly did in the video. I’m cool like that, ya know. I was searching to find an image to throw up on Instagram when I came across this gem of Nelly in a backwards Randy Moss Vikings...
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Wainwright’s 2014 First-Half Dominance

Perhaps the long-term view of St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright’s 2014 will include an appreciation of the fact that the right-hander performed at a high level while not right physically during the second half of the season. With the discomfort increasing in each post-All-Star break start, he dealt with what he called “the worst pain” of his entire career to date. Following...
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A look at the 10 most MLB ready prospects in the Cardinals organization

Ranking the 10 most MLB ready prospects is much different from coming up with a top 10 prospect list. When doing the regular prospect list, you factor in things like projectability and upside as well as relative closeness to the big leagues. MLB ready prospects do not usually have a lot of upside, they are just in a good position to receive a call-up very quickly. You are going to...
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The St. Louis Cardinals Eat Bibimbap

Imo’s. Toasted ravs. Gus’ Pretzels. Last year, over 500,000 St. Louisians went to a place called Lotawata Creek who’s website claims that they “{g}rind over 3 tons of fresh ground beef each month to make the best and biggest burgers in town.” So when it comes to food, the gateway to the west… is the gateway to the best eaters IN THE WORLD – as Mike Bush might paraphrase...
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Countdown to Cardinals: 32

Days until Opening Night, Cardinals vs. Cubs on ESPN: 32 First player/coach to wear #32: Ed Heusser (1935) Last player/coach to wear #32: Matt Adams (Current) Player/coach to wear #32 in the most seasons: Steve Carlton (7 total) Number of players/coaches to wear #32: 34 Last time not worn: 2012 Other interesting names tied to #32: Josh Hancock (2006-07), Joe Magrane (1988-90, 92...
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What to expect from Cardinals Minor League Spring Training

The MLB’ers are a week or so into camp and will begin Grapefruit League play this Thursday with the first of many against the Miami Marlins. There are already many Cards’ minor league players in camp, thanks to the club’s STEP program.  The rest of the minor leaguers will report to Jupiter early next week, around the 9th, and will begin play later that week.Minor league spring...
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Roger Dean Makes Me Dizzy

Good morning from Roger Dean Stadium! #SpringTraining #STLCards (Vine by @Cardinals) — Ronnie Laybold (@YotesHereToStay) March 3, 2015
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A look at the top shortstops in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

The shortstop position can be a tough position to project as it’s one of the toughest positions to play on the field and there is so much turnover from year-to-year. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ideal shortstop in mind and ironically, the guy at the highest level does not have that makeup.If you look through the system, you will find defensive minded players at the shortstop...
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2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide: St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview

Photo credit: Corn Farmer Offseason Overview The St. Louis Cardinals made the NLCS for the fourth straight season in 2014, but for the third year in a row the Cards ended their season by losing three consecutive playoff games. If failing to reach the World Series wasn’t heartbreaking enough for the team, just over a week after losing to the San Francisco Giants, Oscar Taveras...
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Slow down, Trevor! Smoke it, Jason! And more spring objectives

ST. LOUIS -- Just in case anyone needed a reminder, former Cardinals second baseman Tom Herr sent one Saturday. Indeed, nothing can take the hope out of a season more decidedly than a rash of injuries in the exhibition season. Still, work needs to be done, too, especially by young players who still have plenty to prove. When the Cardinals open their practice-game schedule Thursday...
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St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day Starter: Lance Lynn?

Happy Monday! I’m sure everyone here is up and at ‘em, having a cheerful day. (heavy sarcasm here) With Adam Wainwright ‘s injury, there’s a chance that Lance Lynn will be our opening day starter. A few thoughts on that. 1) While Lynn is still young, he’s a three time 15 game winner who’s pitched in the post-season every [...]
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Monday Mailbag: Expectations For Michael Wacha

Greetings folks,I am here to help you kick the dust off the legs and start the work week off right. Taking a cue from fellow Farm writer Chase Probert, I am going to take a stab at the mailbag this morning. A little question and answer session for your morning stretch. A couple of times over the past week, I asked Cards fans on Twitter what their lingering questions were as the team...
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Cardinals Regular Season Single Game Tickets to Go On Sale

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday that individual tickets for the 2015 season will go on sale this Friday, March 6th beginning at 10 a.m. CT. Fans who wish to purchase tickets to three or more games will receive early access to take part in a special online-only “multi-game” on-sale beginning Wednesday, March 4th at 10 a.m. CT. The multi-game sale and Friday single-game...
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