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On this day in 2013, the legend of Matt Carpenter and Clayton Kershaw began - A Hunt and Peck

Clayton Kershaw is a great pitcher, but Matt Carpenter found a way.

2013 was not the best season of Clayton Kershaw’s career. His average against was .192. His ERA was 1.83. His Fangraph’s fWAR was 7.1. So yeah, it was not the best season of career.

Clayton Kershaw is really [redacted] good, folks.

Anyway, on October 16, 2013 Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw took the mound with the Dodgers facing elimination in Game 6 of the NLCS against the Cardinals. It did not go well for him,...

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Brewers vs. Dodgers - A NLCS game thread for October 15, 2018

Game 3

The Milwaukee Brewers travel to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in Game Three of the NLCS tonight at 6:39 pm central. The series is tied at one game each. The game will be broadcast on FS1 and MLB.tv. Feel free to hangout here!

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Analyzing the Offseason Spending Power of the 2019 Cardinals

Although the true beginning to the offseason is still a few weeks away, it’s not too soon to begin thinking about what us fans would like to see the Cardinals do when that time comes. And with that in mind, it’s as good a time as any to look at the Cardinals payroll situation heading into the winter. This information helps us to understand what is and is not a viable option and where available resources are best allocated. With knowledge of the projected payroll and the team’s recent...

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The Diamondbacks might trade Paul Goldschmidt - A Hunt and Peck

If the rumors are true, the longtime D-Back first baseman has played his last season with the club.

Nothing has been stated with any degree of certainty, but appears the Arizona Diamondbacks are contemplating an offseason tear-down to make way for a full rebuild. A successful rebuild generally requires a talented farm system, something the Diamondbacks currently lack. Baseball America currently ranks it at twenty-seventh in the league. There is one clear path forward if a rebuild is the...

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A defense of the Adam Wainwright re-signing

It’s dumb that I have to defend this, but here you go.

Ignorance is a beautiful thing. I found out about the Adam Wainwright contract from a friend. I thought “Cool” then went and worked for the rest of the day. If you had asked me in that moment whether I would have written something on Adam Wainwright’s contract, I would have told you no. I would have assumed it was received the same elsewhere in Cardinals fandom. Something most of us expected by the start of next Spring...

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A.E. Schafer

A Look at the Top of the Reliever Market

There are relievers on the market this year. These are the really expensive ones, most likely.

Morning, all.

It’s a funny thing; if you were to ask a dozen Cardinal fans what the Cardinals need to do in this 2018 offseason, you would probably get at least a dozen different answers. Probably more than a dozen, actually; one or two of the people you ask might change their minds midway through and go a different direction, or else call you back later and demand to switch their answer in...

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Andrew St. John

AFL Week 1 Recap

A look at the action down in Arizona.

Friday marked the end of the Arizona Fall League’s opening week. If you aren’t familiar with the AFL, it’s an off-season league made up of prospects from every major league team. A quick primer of the Cardinals prospects heading to the desert can be found here.

The league opened on Tuesday. The Surprise Suguaros, the Cardinals affiliate for this go-around, played four games and came out 3-1. That puts the Saguaros one game ahead of the Peoria...

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A.E. Schafer

System Sundays: Season in Review One: Complex Leagues

The first in a series of season wrap posts for the minor leagues, focusing on the lowest levels of the Cardinal system.

Hey there. Damn, you lookin’ good this morning.

You know, I really don’t know why I feel this compulsive need to lead off all my writings with a hello, as if we’re actually talking or running into each other in the supermarket or something, rather than just jumping into the subject. I mean, it makes no sense not to just start the column with, “We begin our season...

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Cardinals, Adam Wainwright agree to one-year deal

With the 29th pick of the 2000 MLB Draft, the Atlanta Braves took starter Adam Wainwright. But he would never pitch for them. Just over three years later, they would trade him, Ray King and Jason Marquis to the St. Louis Cardinals for J.D. Drew and Eli Marrero. For both the Cardinals and Wainwright, the move has worked out pretty well. Over the course of his 14-year career, Wainwright would finish in the top five in Cy Young voting four times. He has three All-Star appearances to his name as...

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Aphtermath: Tommy Pham on the Rays

My favorite Cardinal moved to Florida. Then the fun started.

On July 31, the Cardinals made a season-defining move. In a move that simultaneously freed up a spot in the outfield and changed the dynamic of the team, they sent Tommy Pham to the Rays in exchange for three minor leaguers. It was, to put it mildly, not the kind of trade you see very often. While he was in the midst of a down year, Pham was undoubtedly an electric player, one of the very best players in the major leagues when...

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Dodgers vs. Brewers - An NLCS game thread for October 12, 2018

Game 1

The NLCS kicks off this evening as the Dodgers head to Milwaukee to take on the Brewers for game one. The game begins at 7:09 pm central and will be broadcast on FS1. Feel free to discuss the action here!

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“Hey A.J. - Did I get on base?” - A Hunt and Peck

On this day in 2014...

In game two of the 2014 NLCS, and the Cardinals and Giants were tied going into the ninth inning. The game had gone back and forth, with the Cardinals taking the lead in the inning prior on a Matt Adams home run, only for that lead to disappear the next half inning. The Cardinals actually clubbed four home runs that game, one each of the final three in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings, which brings us back to Kolten Wong.

Prior to stepping to the plate, Cardinals...

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John LaRue

Retrospective: The 1999-2000 Cardinals Off-season

There was a lot of work to do the last time the Cardinals missed the playoffs three years in a row.

We have officially leaned in to the slowest part of the off-season, at least for teams no longer playing.* Sure, playoff baseball and the World Series are great, but it’s not the same when you don’t have any skin in the game. Just before the hot stove heats up, I thought it might be fun to stroll down memory lane to the last time the Cardinals missed the playoffs for three consecutive...

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Adam Wainwright returns to Cardinals on one-year deal

The veteran pitcher mulled retirement, but chose to return for at least one more season in St. Louis.

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Cardinals veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright agrees to one-year contract extension

It will be Wainwright's 15th season with the Cardinals

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Cardinals re-sign Adam Wainwright

The Cardinals announced Thursday that they’ve re-signed right-hander Adam Wainwright to a one-year contract for the 2019 season. Wainwright, who recently turned 37, had been slated to hit free agency. He’s a client of Aegis Sports Management. The 2019 season will mark the 15th Major League season of Wainwright’s illustrious career — each of which has come as a member of the Cardinals. A two-time NL Cy Young runner up and four-time top-three finisher in that voting, Wainwright has now...

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Wainwright signs with Cardinals for 2019

The Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the 2019 season.

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Wainwright to return for 15th season with Cards

Adam Wainwright, a three-time All-Star during his 14 seasons with the Cardinals, will be returning in 2019 after agreeing to a one-year deal on Thursday.

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Cardinals and Wainwright Agree to 2019 Contract

VETERAN PITCHER SET TO ENTER HIS 15TH SEASON WITH ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, MO – October 11, 2018–The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have agreed to terms with veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for the 2019 season.   Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wainwright, 37, will be entering his 15th season with ... [Read more]

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On this day in 2013 Carlos Beltrán saved the Cardinals - A Hunt and Peck

Carlos Beltrán did it all in the Cardinals 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

It was October 11, 2013 and there was a pit in my stomach. The Cardinals scorched through the regular season to a league-leading 97 wins (tied with the Boston Red Sox). They finished a grueling series against the Pirates, going to a deciding game five after sending out their rookie starter Michael Wacha to save them from elimination in game four. Adam Wainwright pitched a game that would be remembered for years to come to...

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