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Ben Humphrey

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Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 1

Ben Humphrey and Aaron Finkel discuss a variety of topics: Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal, Jhonny Peralta, the Cardinals team chef, Lance Lynn, and the Cardinals Care charity 6K (for which VEB...

Jon Jay should bat second for the Cardinals

Given Jon Jay's establish on-base skills, manager Mike Matheny should bat him second over Kolten Wong.

Why is Rosenthal struggling to close out games?

ERA vs. FIP vs. xFIP and the Cardinals closer.

Matheny doubles down on double standards

Manager Mike Matheny is not the Leader of Men the Cardinals sold us upon his hire.

What are the Cards' odds of making the playoffs?

The Cardinals have a better chance of making the postseason than a flipped coin does landing on heads.

Fair & loathing on the Cardinals bench

Matheny's notions of fairness to veterans trump the will to win.

*Where would the Cards be without Lynn?

A look at Lance Lynn's breakout 2014 season to date.

Should the Cards sign Neshek to an extension?

To bet on a reliever's career year or not to bet, that is the question.

TLR, the unwritten rules, & (un)intentional HBPs

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Did you know that pitchers should not pitch up and in and all?

Mozeliak has positioned Cards to win now & later

General manager traded from the organization's two deepest positions in an attempt to position the team to win now and later.

Mozeliak reminds us that the GM makes the roster

For the second time in as many years, general manager John Mozeliak has responded to manager Mike Matheny playing an underperforming veteran over a top prospect by trading away the underperforming...

Trade Rumors: Cardinals might make another deal

Will the Redbirds part with Shelby Miller or Stephen Piscotty for more pitching?

Are the 2014 Cards worth betting on with a trade?

With so many question marks surrounding the Cardinals, should general manager John Mozeliak even make a trade?

The contracts of potential Cards' trade targets

A breakdown of the contracts belonging to some of the Cardinals' potential trade targets.

Will a trade help decide the jumbled pennant race?

The Cardinals find themselves in the thick of the postseason race despite a roster depleted by injuries. Might an acquisition as the trade deadline give the team the boost it needs as it heads down...

As trade deadline nears, Cards focus on pitching

With a week to go, the Cardinals are prioritizing an upgrade to the rotation.

Taveras, the lineup card, & player development

Manager Mike Matheny has presented a false choice in his frame of his decision to relegate Oscar Taveras to the role of bench bat.

Who is the Cardinals' 'big' mystery trade target?

Ye Olde Rumour Mill is pumping out gossip about potential trades without even naming names.

Kolten Wong is going streaking

And the Cardinals are coming with him.

How worried should we be about Yadi's thumb?

It might be nothing, but I'm nonetheless worried.

Will the Cards admit a mistake by making a trade?

If the Cardinals were to trade Allen Craig or Peter Bourjos, it would an admission that the front office made a mistake in its player evaluation.

Cards' trade priorities are not mutually exclusive

St. Louis is focused on adding offense, but is also exploring the pitching market.

Cardinals reportedly have interest in Jake Peavy

The Cardinals have reportedly sent scouts to assess Red Sox righty Jake Peavy, but would the one-time ace who has aged into a mediocrity be any sort of upgrade?

*Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection

Stories like Pat Neshek's are what make the game great.

Several Cardinals stats for your consideration

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If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I like to tweet out St. Louis Cardinals statistics every so often. Today, I thought we could have some fun with a few stats from the 2014 (sometimes with...

MLB: A primer on international amateur free agency

It's July 2, which means the MLB international free agent signing period commences today.

Allen Craig's punchless pulling

Punchless pulling is one of the more troubling developments in Allen Craig's weak offensive performance.

Unsurprisingly, Cards place Wong on DL

After attempting to fight through the adversity of an injured shoulder, rookie second baseman Kolten Wong now finds himself on the disabled list.

Cardinals to rest Wacha, start Martinez

The bad news: Michael Wacha needs a rest. The good news: Carlos Martinez will get his second start of the season.

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