tom s.

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cardinals, heath bell defeat diamondbacks


pete kozma, infinite improbability drive lead cardinals to victory over arizona, 6-1.

St. Louis Cardinals Sign Ace Adam Wainwright


Adam Wainwright will be a Cardinal for a long time. Is that a good thing?

How do you solve a problem like the keystone?

Matt Carpenter needs to be not terrible at second. How bad can he be, yet still make sense for the Cardinals? (Answer: pretty bad.)

Around Baseball - Updates, Cardinal and otherwise


See what's happening with injuries and roster moves

got a logjam of pitching prospects? here's a fix.

how a bullpen rotation plan could get promising pitching prospects more major league time.

Westbrook and Rosenthal Face the Marlins


The Cardinals keep up a string of sharp spring training performances, flaunting their wealth of prospects.

how to stop base path collisions, and why.


joe torre is resisting proposals to change basball's rules on collisions between baserunners and fielders. here's why he's wrong and how the rule can be fixed.

Cardinal Valentines


What the cardinals are telling the loves in their lives this holiday.

a tale of two closers


some things in baseball haven't changed much.

how the national league central got a lot closer


the ZiPS projections for the five teams remaining in the NL Central suggest that there's a lot more parity in the division. the Cardinals may find this season a lot tougher than previous ones.

hiring freese: arbitration for the cardinals' hero

will the cardinals' unusual arbitration case go to the first hearing in decades? see why david freese poses an intriguing arbitration case.

why do some SABR-friendly GMs fail?


looking at significant flops among well-reputed, supposedly SABR-friendly GMs.

panic on the streets of cooperstown


i have just discovered: some bonds are bigger than others.

choosy cards choose hits


the cardinals regulars excelled at avoiding strikeouts in 2012.

Things I'll recall from 2012


In an exciting season, a few things stand out.

an anthology of the best St. Louis Cardinal poetry


read the poetry published this season by mike matheny, yadier molina, chris carpenter, adam wainwright, and many of your favorite cardinals.

Around the league: stories to track from MLB

See what's happening around baseball.

We have Choate how many years?


Examining the unorthodox contract extended to Randy Choate.

the molinas are coming! the molinas are coming!


bengie molina is going to be named the next assistant hitting coach for the st. louis cardinals.

Marvin Miller - the most important man in baseball


The reform of the reserve clause changed baseball forever. Through a series of hard-nosed and clever labor tactics, Miller made it happen.

learn how to make the 2012 cards' classic recipes.


you saw the cardinals put on a fantastic culinary display this season! see how to make those special dishes at home with viva el birdos.

wastes of space


every year, the cardinals keep some players on the roster who are worse than replacement value. find out whether this trend is moving in the right direction, or the wrong one.

the quietest need: catching depth


even with MVP candidate yadier molina signed to a lengthy contract, the cardinals' lineup of catching prospects realistically starts in short-season ball. can some quiet moves be made to improve it?

Offseason Extension Candidate: Adam Wainwright


With very little to be done - or likely to be done - in the Hot Stove League this offseason, the Cardinals are looking hard at extending some of the key members of the team. Adam Wainwright is...

Homebrew Goodness: the Cards' Recipe for Success


The 2012 Cardinals put together the postseason team with the largest number of homegrown prospects. This trend is only likely to continue. Find out why.

Cardinals wrap an outstanding, frustrating season.


It's pouring rain in San Francisco, and the Cardinals are taking the least happy flight.


The 2009 NL Cy Young Grudge Match is ON!

Next Game San Francisco Giants @ St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, Oct 18, 2012, 8:07 PM EDTBusch Stadium Tim Lincecum vs Adam Wainwright Mostly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to center...

Giants rotation thins - Zito and Lincecum to start


See the changes in store for the Giants' rotation in the NLCS and how it impacts the Cardinals' prospects in the latter games of the series. The Cardinals lead the series 2-1 after a waterlogged...

NLCS game 3 is (maybe) re-starting. join us!

the rain is tapering off, and the grounds crew is on the field. let's finish this game.

Can the Cards clinch the NLDS against the Nats?

See them face off in a potential elimination game today at 3 PM central time.

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