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Molina, wife raise money for Puerto Rico

Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, set up a GoFundMe page as a way to facilitate their relief effort for Hurricane Maria's victims in Puerto Rico. The Molinas' fundraiser, which has a goal of $1 million, was off to a fast start Thursday, seeing nearly $20,000 in donations over its first seven hours.

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Craig Edwards

Cardinals v Reds Lineups, Game Thread, September 21

Carlos Martinez pitching on his birthday

Cardinals v Reds Lineups, Game Thread, September 21

Today's Lineups Matt Carpenter - 3B Scott Schebler - RF Tommy Pham - LF Zack Cozart - SS Dexter Fowler - CF Joey Votto - 1B Jose Martinez - 1B Scooter Gennett - 2B Yadier Molina - C Jesse Winker - LF Paul DeJong - SS Phillip Ervin - CF Kolten Wong - 2B Tucker Barnhart - C Randal Grichuk - RF Patrick Kivlehan - 3B Carlos Martinez - RHP Homer Bailey - RHP

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lil_scooter93

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Carlos Martínez! - A Hunt and Peck

Happy birthday!

That is right, folks! The stars have aligned so that today, Tsunamy Thursday, the day of the week dedicated to our beloved Dominican starting pitcher, also happened to be the anniversary of the day of his birth. Carlos is twenty-six years old today. He is also set to take on the Cincinnati Reds tonight, and with three games to make up and only eleven to play, the stakes are higher than ever.

On this, his birthday, let us look back at the best and brightest Carlos Martínez...

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Tyler Kinzy

Mike Matheny is too slow to replace starting pitchers

A look at all managers shows Mike Matheny to be the worst in baseball at replacing starters this year.

A boxing match has raged on for nine or ten rounds. Punches fly. Punches land. One of the competitors is worn down, on the ropes. Forget landing a clean hit, the man can barely stay upright.

Now imagine him exiting the ring as a new fighter takes his place. Fresh. Agile. Dominant. The tides have suddenly turned. Our new boxer, who the opposition is just now seeing for the first time,...

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Cardinals Recall Breyvic Valera from Memphis

INFIELDER RE-JOINS MAJOR LEAGUE ROSTER AFTER TAKING PART IN MEMPHIS POSTSEASON RUN CINCINNATI, OH, September 21, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Breyvic Valera (pronounced BRAY-vic VAH-lair-ah) from Memphis (AAA) and that he will join the team for tonight’s game in Cincinnati.  For Valera, it marks his second ... [Read more]

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Who will play center field in 2018?

Last offseason, finding a center fielder was a priority. Entering this offseason, will the Cardinals have the same problem? On Sunday, the red baron evaluated the outfield depth of the St. Louis Cardinals, noting that Tyler O’Neill, acquired from the Seattle Mariners in July for Marco Gonzales, has joined an already-impressive list of potential impact outfielders for the Cardinals over the next few years. By September of 2018, he suggests (and he knows far more about prospects than I do)...

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John J. Fleming

Who will play center field in 2018?

Last offseason, finding a center fielder was a priority. Entering this offseason, will the Cardinals have the same problem?

On Sunday, the red baron evaluated the outfield depth of the St. Louis Cardinals, noting that Tyler O’Neill, acquired from the Seattle Mariners in July for Marco Gonzales, has joined an already-impressive list of potential impact outfielders for the Cardinals over the next few years. By September of 2018, he suggests (and he knows far more about prospects than I do)...

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the red baron

The Mike Leake Trade, Revisited

We’ve all had time to live with the Mike Leake deal for a few weeks. What do we make of it now?

It’s been a little less than four weeks since the Cardinals traded Mike Leake to the Seattle Mariners, and in those four weeks there has been a fair bit of discussion on the matter.

Actually, that’s not quite true; I should say there was a fair bit of discussion for about a week or a week and a half, then much more occasional discussion for another week or so, and then just increasingly...

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Ben_Markham

Cards News and Notes: Pham, dingers, and a win

Yesterday’s VEB

Here’s everything you missed yesterday at VEB:

Tommy Pham is the 2nd best player in the National League: It’s been a great season for an organizational lifer.

The MLB home run record is broken, here are the Cardinals best homers in 2017: Your daily Hunt and Peck.

The End: The final Daily Farm Report of the year, at least until the Arizona Fall League starts up.

Cardinals pepper Reds with homers, doubles, win 9-2: At the least, the Cards are keeping things interesting.

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Perfectionist Weaver wins MLB-best 7th straight

Luke Weaver wants to perfect his craft. That's still his first priority. But, if he can be nearly perfect while all that perfecting is going on, so much the better. "When things are going this well, for me, the thought is automatically, 'What can I do better?'" the Cardinals' rookie right-hander said Wednesday after picking up his seventh consecutive victory during a 9-2 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

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lil_scooter93

Cardinals pepper Reds with homers, doubles, win 9-2 - A recap from September 20, 2017

Someone played pepper and then the Birdos won.

Why do you watch baseball?

I ask that sincerely. I want you all to really think about it. I have. Lately, I have thought about this a lot. I think it is a fair question, one that's answer might also provide a lot of insight into yourself.

The reason I have been thinking about this is entirely due to the Cardinals postseason odds. They are not good. There is still a path to the postseason, but there is a pretty high likelihood the Birdos spend...

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Cards hit 3 early HRs, cut WC deficit to 2 1/2

With the Cardinals having a lot of ground to make up in their hunt for the postseason, they need to play well and get help from others. St. Louis did its part by attacking the Reds early and rolling to a 9-2 victory on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.

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Former All-Star Diaz returns to Cardinals

The story of Aledmys Diaz's journey from Cuba to the big leagues has yet to be completely written. The first two chapters, however, have been interesting. The Cardinals recalled the 27-year-old infielder, as well as right-hander Josh Lucas, from Triple-A Memphis prior to Wednesday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

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LIVE Color Feed: Cardinals vs. Reds

Video highlights, Statcast info, analysis, tweets, key updates, the latest news and more from the Gameday Color Feed.

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ebo

Daily Farm Report: The End

Until The Arizona Fall League

Triple A: Durham 5 - Memphis 3 Nick Martini (LF): 0-3, 2 BB, 2 K Tyler O’Neill (CF): 2-5, R Jose Adolis Garcia (RF): 0-3, R Jacob Wilson (1B): 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, K Aledmys Diaz (3B): 0-4, R Patrick Wisdom (DH): 0-4, 2 K Breyvic Valera (2B): 1-3, R Tommy Edman (2B): 0-1 Wilfredo Tovar (SS): 2-4 Jeremy Martinez (C): 0-1, RBI, BB Gabriel Lino (C): 0-0, BB Dakota Hudson (SP): 3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 5 K Josh Zeid (RP): 1 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR Rowan Wick (RP): 1...

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Craig Edwards

Cardinals v Reds Lineups, Game Thread September 20

Carpenter back at first

Cardinals v Reds Lineups, Game Thread September 20

Today's Lineups Matt Carpenter - 1B Jesse Winker - RF Tommy Pham - LF Zack Cozart - SS Dexter Fowler - CF Joey Votto - 1B Paul DeJong - SS Scooter Gennett - 2B Yadier Molina - C Adam Duvall - LF Kolten Wong - 2B Jose Peraza - CF Jedd Gyorko - 3B Patrick Kivlehan - 3B Stephen Piscotty - RF Tucker Barnhart - C Luke Weaver - RHP Rookie Davis - RHP

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The MLB home run record is broken, here are the Cardinals best homers in 2017 - A Hunt and Peck

Because why not? On Tuesday night Alex Gordon blasted a baseball into the Toronto night (not sky, because dome). This was not just any home run, though. This was the 5,694th home run of the 2017 season, making it the home run-iest season of all time, besting 2000’s mark. The Cardinals have hit 182 of those dingers. So, in honor of the new home run record and for your viewing pleasure, here are some of my favorite Cardinals homers from this year: This one technically did not count for the...

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Cardinals Recall Aledmys Diaz and Josh Lucas From Memphis

REDBIRDS ACTIVE ROSTER NOW AT 36 PLAYERS CINCINNATI, OH, September 20, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have recalled infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-handed pitcher Josh Lucas from Memphis (AAA).  Both players will join the Cardinals in Cincinnati for tonight’s game against the Reds, upping the team’s active roster to 36 ... [Read more]

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lil_scooter93

The MLB home run record is broken, here are the Cardinals best homes in 2017 - A Hunt and Peck

Because why not?

On Tuesday night Alex Gordon blasted a baseball into the Toronto night (not sky, because dome). This was not just any home run, though. This was the 5,694th home run of the 2017 season, making it the home run-iest season of all time, besting 2000’s mark. The Cardinals have hit 182 of those dingers. So, in honor of the new home run record and for your viewing pleasure, here are some of my favorite Cardinals homers from this year:

This one technically did not count for...

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Ben Godar

Tommy Pham is the 2nd best player in the National League

However you look at the numbers, Pham is the Man.

Tommy Pham currently ranks 10th in the National League in fWAR. Of course, Mr. Pham's season did not begin until May 5. For the first month of the season, the rest of the league got a running start while Tommy, like The Freeze, waited at the starting line.

He has damn near passed them all.

If we look at WAR/600 PAs, this is how the National League looks:

So there we have my basis for the title of this particular post. Now sure, I'm bending...

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