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Transaction Analysis 3/26: Cards Cut 4 More: Primer on Service Time Rules

In the wake of an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA on various procedural issues surrounding the 2020 season, the Cardinals made the following transactions on March 26th:

Optioned LHP Genesis Cabrera, RHP Junior Fernandez, C Andrew Knizner and RHP Alex Reyes to AAA Memphis.

These moves leave the Cardinals with 49 players remaining in their non-existent camp: 28 40-man roster players and 21 NRIs. The total does not include RHP Jordan Hicks, who, although he had been present in camp, was...

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Blake Newberry

A 14-Team Playoff Would Be a Good Thing...For 2020

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With the MLB season still in flux for 2020, it appears likely that there will be some sort of change that is made to the format of the season. These changes could consist of a shorter season, more doubleheaders, a removal of the all star break, or now, an expanded playoff bracket. Recent reports state that there have been discussions about expanding the playoffs from 10 to 14 teams for this season in order to add more important games as...

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Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster Jim Edmonds has been hospitalized, tested for COVID-19

Long-time MLB outfielder and current Fox Sports Midwest Cardinals’ broadcaster Jim Edmonds has been hospitalized with COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms and tested for the disease. Edmonds took to Instagram Stories Saturday to share that news: The Cardinals expressed their sympathies: Our thoughts go out to Edmonds and his family during this tough time. [USA Today]

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What We Know About the MLB/MLBPA Deal

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images MLB and MLBPA have been in negotiations about vital aspects of the 2020 season. Here is what we know so far. Opening Day came and passed with no baseball. I missed it and I’m sure I was not the only one. Opening Day is a holiday for me that ranks just slightly below my anniversary and my children’s birthdays; roughly equivalent to Christmas and Easter. Even though the players were not competing on the field, they were working. The Major...

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Cardinals top Reds 4-3 on Opening Day

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At least they did in our hearts... and in simulations.

The season is postponed, but if a game had been played on Thursday, it might have gone a little something like this...

In front of nearly 20,000 fans in Cincinnati, Ohio on a beautiful spring day the St. Louis Cardinals squared off against the Cincinnati Reds in their Opening Day match up.

Jack Flaherty took the mound for the Cardinals and struggled a bit with his control in his first start of the...

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Random Box Score: June 4, 1981

It’s the Dane Iorg and Lary Sorensen Show!

With no baseball, no 2020 data, and no game recaps, it’s time to return to last week’s Random Box Score series. A Google search gave me a random date generator and it spit out June 4, 1981. That’s the game we’ll review today, with the Cardinals playing a getaway day game at the conclusion of a four game series with the Expos in St. Louis.

The Situation

The Cardinals were in their first full season with Whitey Herzog managing the club....

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Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright donated $250K to provide assistance for team’s MiLB players

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and his wife have donated $250,000 to help provide assistance to the Cardinals’ minor-league players during the COVID-19 pandemic, per The Athletic’s Emily Waldon. MLB suspended the start of the 2020 season on March 12 due to the spread of the coronavirus. It came in the midst of spring training, when minor-league players aren’t paid and just receive a meal stipend each day. As the season drew closer, MiLB players were going to be without a...

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2020 Cardinals Player Preview: Dexter Fowler

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The Cardinals inked Dexter Fowler to a five-year deal before the 2017 season. 2 years remain. Is Fowler still a viable starter? Can he hold off Dylan Carlson?

Five years.

In the fall of 2016, the Cardinals allowed 36-year-old Matt Holliday to walk in free agency. The Cardinals hit the market searching for a center fielder and a player who could provide veteran leadership and reliable production in a young outfield.

Dexter Fowler was coming off a 4.6 fWAR...

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How much money did Yairo Munoz cost himself?

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Munoz signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, which means he cost himself some amount of money.

There are not that many things happening baseball-wise that interest me. There is very little news and my main interest is simply hoping baseball will return at some point. Just give me some baseball 2020. Aside from that, the only news is bad news: Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard are undergoing Tommy John surgery - apparently if you’re rich, you CAN...

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Red Sox sign former Cardinals utilityman Yairo Munoz to minors pact

The Red Sox have signed utility player Yairo Munoz to a minor league contract, according to their transactions page. The club assigned Munoz to Triple-A Pawtucket. Munoz came available when the Cardinals released him March 7. The two sides’ relationship took an especially sour turn when Munoz, upset by the lack of playing time he received last season, flew home from spring training without informing the Cardinals. Manager Mike Shildt suggested then that Munoz, who was also dealing with a...

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KMOX is broadcasting games from Cardinals historic 2011 playoff chase

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images This is pretty cool! The St. Louis Cardinals first game of the 2020 was supposed to be Thursday, March 26. With the season postponed due the outbreak of coronavirus: COVID-19, this will obviously not be happening. That does not mean there will be no Cardinals baseball, though. In fact, since Monday, March 23 KMOX has been re-airing the last fifty games from the Cardinals historic 2011, starting with the team’s 8-4 win over the Pirates on August 25,...

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Let’s Watch Some Old Baseball: 21st October, 2004

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A trip in the wayback machine, to one of the great nights in our team’s history.

Morning, all. Hope you’re keeping well, and no one is sick. Due to my own designation as an “essential worker” (which is completely comical, by the way), I am still dragging my carcass out into the deserted streets day after day. I’m not going to complain about the overtime pay involved, though I do occasionally get...

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Blake Newberry

Revisiting the Crazy 19 Inning Game Against the Diamondbacks Last Season

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Anyone else miss baseball yet?

With the MLB season being suspended indefinitely, baseball seems distant. This means that the most recent baseball that we have happened in 2019. Luckily, there were some crazy games last season that are worth revisiting in order to get a baseball fix during a spring without baseball.

One of these games happened when the Cardinals played the Diamondbacks on September 24th. There were plenty of storylines heading into...

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Tyler Kinzy

I miss when things were normal.

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Full disclosure: I don’t know what I’m doing. None of us do.

The other day, I was watching highlights from early 2010s Cardinals games. Not any of the classic postseason devil magic moments, but mundane regular season contests whose details have already evaded me. St. Louis ended up winning some of those games and losing others. Most of them didn’t even contain a single play that would be considered a memorable highlight. They were the type of games that...

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MLB might skip the 2020 draft - A Hunt and Peck

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At least it is considering it.

The recent coronavirus: COVID-19 pandemic that led to the postponement of the Major League Baseball season may impact baseball even further. According to Ronald Blum of The Associated Press, Major League Baseball officials have been involved in discussions regarding the 2020 draft and service time, among other things such as payment for minor league players. Per Blum:

Major League...

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A Deeper Look at the Pirates

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Does the probable last place team deserve to be called “the last probable last place team?”

Here is my final look at an NL Central team’s organizational depth by going through every position and seeing how deep the team is. In case you missed the others, here’s a quick shortcut to those posts:





2020 represents a new era for Pirates catching. Since 2015, the plan has been to let Francisco Cervelli catch for as...

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Blake Newberry

Examining the First Two Months of the Cardinals Schedule

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With the MLB season being suspended indefinitely, the opening month or two of games for the Cardinals are up in the air. Clearly they will not be payed on the dates on which they are scheduled, but the question is, will they be played later in the season or will they be cut from the schedule entirely. One option that the MLB has is to lengthen the season by the extra month. If this were to happen, then the first month of games would likely be moved to the...

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CODNP Day 9: Delaying the Future

How hard does this break have to be on those that were looking to break camp for the first time? Probably the only possible ones for the Cardinals were Dylan Carlson and Kodi Whitley and odds are neither of them was actually going to start the season in St. Louis.  However, there were prospects all ... [Read more]

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Random Cardinals Box Score: May 30, 1965

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A walk-off in Candlestick Park featuring four future Hall of Famers

As you may have heard, there’s not a lot to write about with baseball right now. To fill the time, we’ll all use various tricks. The Red Baron echoed a lot of my own feelings- a lot of all of our feelings- earlier this week. Ben Godar found his niche in a way only he can by melding Cardinals baseball with pop culture- video games in this case. J.P. reveled in the...

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Cardinals option four players to Triple-A Memphis

The St. Louis Cardinals optioned outfielders Austin Dean and Justin Williams, infielder Edmundo Sosa and right-hander Jake Woodford to Triple A (club’s Twitter). Dean has the most MLB experience of the group, appearing in 98 games with the Marlins over the past two seasons. St. Louis acquired Dean in January, though he faced a lot of competition for an Opening Day roster spot, given the amount of outfield depth in the Cards’ camp. Dean played mostly as a left fielder in Miami, with a few...

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