Ben Humphrey

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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


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.

As race heats up, division within Molina campaign

Challenger Jonathan Lucroy's attack ad against Yadier Molina has left the five-time incumbent's campaign divided as the All-Star race heads down the home stretch.

Why is Holliday hitting for less power?

Even with two homers in the last week, the Cardinals' $120 million left fielder has experienced a significant drop in power-hitting. Why?

Carlos Martinez finally makes a start (kind of)

Things change, so the Cardinals have called on Carlos Martinez to make a one-time emergency start for the tendinitis-plagued Adam Wainwright.

The Cardinals should demote Oscar Taveras

With Matt Adams set to come off the disabled list, the Cardinals should send Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A Memphis, where he can play every day.

What's next for sore-armed Wainwright?

Adam Wainwright's next scheduled start is Monday. The Cardinals are taking a wait-and-see approach before deciding their next step regarding their ace's sore throwing arm.

Wacha continues to evolve as a pitcher

Michael Wacha has become a more well-rounded pitcher during his second MLB season, using four pitches instead of primarily just two.

*A look at Matt Carpenter's hot streak

Matt Carpenter is crushing the baseball. His stat line shows it. And the projection systems have taken notice.

Is Yadi injured?

The Cardinals curiously held their all-universe backstop back from playing the field for three consecutive games in Toronto.

*Oscar Taveras and first impressions

We'll always remember where we were when Oscar Taveras gave us the first glimpse of the major-leaguer he might become.

Which relievers can Matheny trust late?

The back end of the bullpen is off to a rocky start.

At one-third mark, Cards in solid position

It's almost June, so let's have a look at the state of the National League.

Is Lance Lynn finally putting it all together?

Is the righthander's first Lynning-less complete game a harbinger of things to come?

Kolten Wong and the small sample size

Hot and cold streaks combine to give us an idea of a player's overall true talent.

The Cards bullpen has more questions than answers


Jason Motte returns, then Kevin Siegrist's locker is empty. That's the way it goes. One in; one out. The human body isn't designed to sling overhand a small orb at speeds approaching 100 mph. S...

Dissecting Matt Carpenter's batting deflation

In the first 221 plate appearances of Matt Carpenter's contract extension, the third baseman's offensive profile has taken a bit of an odd shape.

Why aren't the Cards in first place?

The Cardinals have played the best baseball in the division by Pythagorean record and Baseball Prospectus's third order wins, so why aren't they sitting atop the National League Central division?

Wainwright pitching to Molina is must-see T.V.


To call Adam Wainwright the bright spot of the Cardinals' disappointing season to date would be an overstatement. But there's no denying that Wainwright has been the club's brightest spot. There's...

Is Matheny using Rosenthal too much?

Mike Matheny likes to use the relievers he trusts, which means he relies on pitchers like Trevor Rosenthal a lot. Is he using Rosenthal more often in 2014 than he did a year ago?

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