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If MLB players do strike, Reds' Joey Votto has a perfect plan

The state of MLB free agency means there has been increasing talk of a potential strike when the CBA comes up for negotiation in 2021, but one player seems relaxed about it all. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto already knows what he’ll do if the players go on strike, and it’s hilarious. Votto was reacting to comments made by Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals, who predicted players would walk out if owners didn’t show more of a willingness to pay them. And to be clear,...

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With infield shakeup, Gyorko faces uncertain fit

With the corner infield spots set and Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong returning to cover the club up the middle, Jedd Gyorko once again profiles as the team's primary utility infielder. His work at all four infield spots this spring will reflect that.

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Prospect Cabrera could make splash for Cards

Acquired by the Cardinals to help supplement their left-handed pitching depth, Genesis Cabrera, with a dazzling first impression, has quickly put himself on the radar as someone who could help the Major League club as soon as this season.

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Cards expect LF Ozuna to be ready Opening Day

St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Ozuna underwent offseason shoulder surgery and will begin the spring on a limited throwing program.

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Two Vignettes

Subtitle: The author is mailing this one in

Hey everyone- Happy President’s Day, and a belated Happy Valentine’s Day. Since I can at least feasibly call this a holiday weekend, and I also can’t for the life of me think up a good topic, I’m just going to quickly cover two things. Are they the most pressing things facing the Cardinals today? I mean, honestly, maybe. There’s not exactly much going on at the moment.

How Bad Are The Relievers?

You’ve probably heard that the...

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Cardinals former All-Star Adam Wainwright is worried about a mid-season players' strike

Frustration over the slowed-down free agent market continues to mount

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Adam Wainwright on possible strike: 'I'm worried people will walk out midseason'

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright worries the players frustrations could boil over with a mid-season walkout.

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Cards won't name Hicks (or anyone) closer

Manager Mike Shildt reiterated on Friday that while Jordan Hicks will see late-inning work this season, neither he, nor anyone else, is being designated as the team's closer.

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Fowler receives affirmation from Bonds

It was in early January, not long after Dexter Fowler had received full medical clearance to reengage in baseball activities, that he sent video of his swing to longtime mentor Barry Bonds.

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Andrew St. John

2019 Community Prospect Projections: Dylan Carlson

The precocious switch-hitter looks like a 2019 breakout candidate.

Since being drafted 33rd overall in the 2016 Draft, Dylan Carlson has generated buzz in Cardinals circles while remaining under the radar nationally. The scouting consensus at the time was that the pick was a bit of a reach, seeing #33 being too rich for a likely first base only fit with good-not-great tools. Our own A.E. Schafer liked him from the beginning, and went as far to rank him #5 in the system this year while...

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John LaRue

The Six (and a Half) Most Pivotal Cardinals in 2019

These players will dictate just how far the Cardinals go this year.

We’re entering Projection Season™ around baseball. PECOTA has the Cardinals at 87 wins, one game behind Milwaukee for best in the division. As of today, Fangraphs has them at 86 wins, two behind Chicago and fourth best in the National League. Unlike the Brewers, whose projections swing wildly from site to site, the Cardinals’ other projections will likely be very static. Most expectations will be in the 85-88 win...

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2019 Community Prospect Projections: Luken Baker

The promising first baseman looks to do damage in his first full season in the minors

Luken Baker is not a very experienced player but that’s okay. The 2018 Cardinals draftee hasn’t gotten a ton of playing time yet, but has been pretty impressive in his limited innings.

Splitting his time between the Gulf Coast Cardinals and the Peoria Chiefs, Luken put up a slash line of .319/.386/.460 in 45 games. Coaches were also impressed with his defense and range at first base as he came back...

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Miller eager to turn back clock with Cardinals

At a time when players are bemoaning a slow-moving free-agent market and questioning the impact that analytics is having on aging players, Andrew Miller intends to be the exception.

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Just some of the best sights from Spring Training - A Hunt and Peck

We’ve got bases being balled.

Full squad practices have not started yet, but that does not mean we do not have some great footage. Over the past few days reporters have been on-site providing some great content from Spring Training. I am sadly not there, but I have done the next best thing I could think of to do: curated this content to share with you!

Many of the @Cardinals are excited to once again have the opportunity to be part of regional cable journalism. It’s a feeling of...

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Cardinals unlikely to make late spring signings

A day after Adam Wainwright described the Cardinals as boasting a "playoff roster" for 2019, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak hinted at few forthcoming changes even with dozens of experienced free agents still seeking employment.

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20 questions that will define the NL Central

It was only five years ago that the Cardinals won the National League Central with only 90 wins. Heck, it was only 12 years ago that the Cubs won it with 85, and 13 that the Cardinals won it with 83. Point is: There have been times in recent baseball history that the NL Central was not exactly the toughest gauntlet in the sport. But in 2019, it looks like the scariest division in baseball.

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Tanner Puckett

The benefits of Carlos Martínez in the bullpen

Martínez has been a solid starter since 2015, but he may provide more stability to the staff out of the pen.

On Tuesday, MLB.com’s Jenifer Langosch reported that the Cardinals were considering moving Carlos Martínez to the bullpen for 2019.

In fact, pitching coatch Mike Maddux seemed to favor it. Twice when asked about Martínez as a starter, he referenced the performance given by the 27-year-old pitcher out of the pen at the end of last season.

At first, I find it tough to justify a...

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There is no tanking problem in baseball

An argument for why one of the biggest issues in baseball isn’t an issue at all.

There are a lot of problems in the MLB. The free agent system is essentially broken beyond repair, so much so that a system designed to pay players when they are younger is necessary. Minor leaguers do not get a living wage. Pace of play could be perceived as an issue, though you will get no complaints from me. The rising age of the average baseball fan is a genuine issue, just not one I think can be...

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Cards' Wainwright healthy after rocky 2018

Adam Wainwright stood in front of his customary corner locker following the St. Louis Cardinals' first workout and said he was healthy.

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Wainwright: Healthy after injury-wrecked season

Adam Wainwright stood in front of his customary corner locker following the St. Louis Cardinals' first workout and said he was healthy.

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