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Tyler Kinzy

A Q and A with John Mozeliak

From Matheny to Reyes to new rule changes, the President of Baseball Operations talks all things Cardinal baseball

This past Sunday, I had the privilege of attending the Cardinals’ annual Blogger Day at the Ballpark event. Besides getting to take in St. Louis’ 9-2 win over the Reds alongside a group of fellow Cardinals bloggers from around the web, the invitation also included a Q and A with President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak and Team President Bill DeWitt III. The former...

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Cardinals News and Notes: Cards still in first

Here are the links you crave if you’ve been missing VEB The Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs and Pirates all had off-days yesterday, meaning the Cardinals are still technically in first place, making Monday a good day. It was a bad day because there was no baseball, but any day in first place in the Central can’t be too bad of a day. On to the links! Yadier Molina is at the end of a long and celebrated career, and is playing much better than expected thus far, and that’s pretty important...

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The Cardinals are in first place (for now) - A Hunt and Peck

Happy Monday!

After playing a week worth of games against the weakest team in their division, the Cardinals have put themselves in first place in the National League Central.

Of course, let us not become too excited. The Milwaukee Brewers are right on the Birdos’ heels in second place. While the Cardinals are 8-2 in their last ten games, the Brewers nearly kept pace at 7-3. The Pirates have cooled a bit since their hot start, going 3-7 in their last ten games, having lost two of three to...

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Happenings Down South: Memphis Redbirds Off To Hot Start

Memphis has gotten things rolling with a 14-4 start to the PCL season.

Editor’s note: Mr. Ratliff will be producing coverage of the Redbirds every two weeks (perhaps more often!), loaded with notes on the team’s top farm team. If you follow the Minors, you won’t want to miss his reports. - Josey

Welcome to your bi-weekly (or more?) look into what’s going on approximately 284 miles South on Interstate 55 at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

The 2017 Memphis Redbirds won a club...

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A.E. Schafer

The PDPD (Paul DeJong Plate Discipline) Report: 22 April

Deep diving into what the numbers say about Pauly D’s attempts to get some discipline going.

I was at the game yesterday, watching from section 150 as Miles Mikolas pretty much overwhelmed the Reds and the Cards’ offense just kept not putting the game away. Well, until they did, of course, but I have to admit it felt like one of those afternoons where the opposing team was going to just hang around and hang around, and somehow you were going to end up losing it, then look back at all...

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Andy Schrag

2018 is a big year for Yadier Molina’s Hall of Fame case

He’s already a Cardinal legend, but how he’ll ultimately rate with Hall voters is murky. This year could be a turning point.

Here are some sentences that probably won’t raise much debate: Yadier Molina has had a great career. He’s been the heart and soul of the Cardinals for a long time, including as part of two championship clubs. His reputation as one of the all-time best defensive catchers is well-deserved. His high MVP finishes during his offensive peak in 2012 and 2013 (4th and...

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Josey Curtis

Cardinals News and Notes: Former Cardinals, Future Cardinals, and Current Cardinals Beating the Reds

A look back at this weekend’s stories

Here is a list of the stories that were published at VEB over the weekend:

Checking in on some former Redbirds - Brendan Dlubala looked at how former Cardinals are performing in their new homes.

VEB Fantasy League: Midseason Update #2 - Tyler Kinzy continued his coverage of our site’s fantasy league.

Daily Farm Report: Memphis wins two, Springfield extends winning streak - Austin Ward recapped Thursday’s farm games.

Saturday, April 21 is the Dexter...

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St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright’s reliability again a question

The St. Louis Cardinals have a sticky situation on their hands in the form of Adam Wainwright. Prior to Sunday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Reds, the Cardinals announced that the 36-year-old veteran had been placed on the 10-day disabled list with inflammation and soreness in his right elbow. This will be the second time in the young season that Wainwright will be shelved by injury, as he opened the season on the DL with hamstring soreness. After two injuries within a just a month,...

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In This New Era Of MLB Baseball, Expect More Lopsided Weekends Like The Cardinals Just Had

The Cardinals have gotten healthy off the Reds these past two weekends. In fact, the Cardinals have more wins against the Reds (7) than they do all the other teams they’ve played combined (6). The Reds are BAAAAD. Real bad. They are already 10 games back in the NL Central… and there’s still a little under a third of April left. 10! IN APRIL! 1st place is 1st place, though. I’m not complaining. I’d be down with the Cardinals playing the Reds every weekend if MLB wants to pull some...

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Cardinals open 3-game series vs. Mets

Adam Wainwright's injury forced the Cardinals to scramble for a starter for Tuesday, when they open a three-game home series against the Mets and Steven Matz. The club decided to move Luke Weaver up instead of promote Jack Flaherty to start the game, set for 7:15 p.m. CT. Weaver will be on regular rest.

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Tanner Puckett

Weekly Farm Recap 4/15-21: Schrock and Knizner Can’t Stop Hitting

The Cardinals’ minor league affiliates were buoyed by strong offensive showings

Another week, another minor league recap. It was a week of averaging out, with every level but Memphis now no more than two games away from .500. Some pitching staffs met some major struggles, but bats were strong throughout the system. As always, you can read this week’s daily reports right here.

Memphis Redbirds - Week: (4-3), Year (13-4)

Memphis seemed a bit more human this week than they had previously,...

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Sharp Mikolas backed by Wong, DeJong HRs

Miles Mikolas went seven strong innings in a 9-2 victory on Sunday at Busch Stadium, beating the Reds for the second time in a week. Kolten Wong and Paul DeJong both homered for the Cardinals, who have won 11 straight against the Reds.

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Cards Sweep the Reds Again 4.22.18

Rinse. Repeat.

Good teams are supposed to get fat on bad teams like the Reds. That’s just how baseball works. I won’t apologize for it, and neither should you.

Miles Mikolas continues to be such a pleasant surprise. He led the NPB in innings pitched and strike outs, but I just wasn’t ready for him to be as good as he’s been. He practically underhands the ball at 95mph, and he mixes in a bevy of breaking balls to flummox hitters. He lulls you to sleep out there, and I like sleeping....

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Cardinals place veteran ace Adam Wainwright on 10-day DL with elbow inflammation

Adam Wainwright will be eligible to return May 1 at the earliest as he heads to the DL with elbow pain.

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Cards put Wainwright on DL with elbow injury

The Cardinals placed Adam Wainwright on the disabled list Sunday with right elbow inflammation and recalled right-hander John Brebbia from Triple-A.

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A.E. Schafer

System Sundays: Luke Weaver, and Connor Jones

Two pitchers diverged in a yellow wood, etc.

Several years ago now, the Cardinals selected a righthanded pitcher from a big-time college program with a high draft pick. Now, funny thing that; if you’re the sort of person who follows the draft much, you might be thinking, “Well, okay, Aaron, talking about a college righthander the Cards took early in the draft doesn’t really narrow things down all that much, does it?” To which I would say, um, yeah, okay. Fair enough.

What if I told...

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John LaRue

Finding a Jordan Hicks Comp

Let’s go on a unicorn hunt

Every fan has one aspect of the game they enjoy more than most. Lots of folks want to see majestic upper-deck shots. Some people like watching hitters wield their bats like Ichiro-esque surgeons, finding a way to put wood on anything they deem necessary. Still others want to see burners on the basepaths, catcher pop times, or defenders flashing the leather. Personally? I want to see pitchers firing nuclear queso toward home plate. The more wiggle to it, the...

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Mikolas goes for series sweep vs. Reds

The Cardinals will look for their 11th consecutive win against the Reds, and their second sweep of Cincinnati in a week, when this series concludes Sunday. The last time St. Louis won that many in a row against the Reds was 1949. Right-hander Miles Mikolas (2-0, 4.26) beat them last weekend, and returns to the mound for the 1:15 p.m. CT tilt. The Reds will counter with right-hander Luis Castillo.

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Cards narrowly escape Reds in 4-3 win

The Cardinals almost blew a surefire win with some questionable bullpen decisions

Despite Mike Matheny and the bullpen’s best efforts, the Cardinals won yet another game against the Reds. This one was closer than it should have been. Nonetheless, it is hard to complain about a win. I know some day this year the Cardinals are going to lose against the Reds, but if the Cardinals could put that off for as long as possible, that would be lovely.

Carlos Martinez pitched fantastic. He had...

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Fowler crushes solo homer in new lineup spot

Dexter Fowler arrived at Busch Stadium on Saturday to see a bobblehead created in his likeness, and his name in an unfamiliar slot in the order.

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