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Former Cardinal Players in Organized Baseball

How many players currently in organized baseball do you think either played for the Cardinals in a game or were in the Cards’ minor league system at some point? It surprised me to learn that there are about two 40-man rosters worth of players who are either on another club’s 40-man roster, in their minor league system or just recently released. In analyzing the rosters of other organization, I was mildly shocked by a couple of names that are still floating around.

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Highlights of the Cardinals First Live Action

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The Cardinals finally played some baseball and cameras were (sort of) there to capture the action. Here are some highlights.

The St. Louis Cardinals are finally back in action and we have real baseball to talk about! Well, sort of.

The Cardinals faced off against the Cardinals in a 4-inning scrimmage on Thursday, the first intrasquad matchup of Summer Camp.

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Who should DH in 2020 for the St. Louis Cardinals?

After coming to an agreement with the Players Association, MLB has introduced a few rule changes. Perhaps none of them is more intriguing than having every team in the National League have a designated hittee

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VEB Movie Club: The Pride of St. Louis (1952)

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Dizzy Dean hits the silver screen

Today’s movie club review focuses on The Pride of St. Louis, a little known 1952 movie about St. Louis Cardinals legend Dizzy Dean. The movie details the rise, fall, trials and tribulations, and colorful personality of the Hall of Fame pitcher. Because of some other obligations (an insanely busy last 2-3 weeks at work- John), today’s reviewers watched this movie about a week apart. I opened up jdog’s review and...

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Playing to Win … in 2021 (Part 2: Pitching)

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Luck will reign in a compressed 2020 season. The Cardinals would be wise to use this season to prepare their arms for 2021 and they don’t have to sacrifice winning to do so. 

In a typical season, the Cardinals should do everything they can to put themselves in position to win the division. That is a goal that is within their ability to plan toward through smart roster decisions in the offseason. However, over a shortened and compressed season, like...

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Royals Sign Oscar Hernandez

The Royals announced that they have signed backstop Oscar Hernandez. He’ll receive an invitation to participate in Summer Camp. Hernandez, 26, was cut loose recently by the Cardinals.

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Anatomy of a bad All-Star selection

How does a bad baseball player make the All-Star game?

Through pure happenstance, I stumbled upon the realization that Kevin Mitchell once won an MVP award. This was rather jarring to me. I had known the name of Kevin Mitchell and never associated him as that type of player, and to be fair, the MVP award was not real well-deserved. Will Clark and Lonnie Smith were both easily better, which is weird because Clark was on the same team as Mitchell, so I don’t really get that. Anyway, he...

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Transaction Analysis 7/8: Cards invite Walker and Winn to ATS and Fill 60-man Club Player Pool

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The Cardinals announced on Twitter today that they have invited 12 players to the Alternate Training Site that will open on July 16th in Springfield, Missouri.

7/8/20: Added RHP Nabil Crismatt, OF Tre Fletcher, 3B Nolan Gorman, LHP Matthew Liberatore, IF Evan Mendoza, 3B Malcolm Nunez, RHP Roel Ramirez, C Julio Rodriguez, RHP Angel Rondon, RHP Alvaro Seijas, 3B Jordan Walker and SS/RHP Masyn Winn to the Club’s 60-man Club Player Pool. All will be assigned to...

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The Cardinals finally receive COVID test results - A Hunt and Peck

We’re talking about practice, man.

The Cardinals quest to take the field for practice has been a compelling one in recent days. Several postponements were the subject of much attention. With the pandemic still raging on around us, the delays brought many questions to folks’ minds. The first delay happened Monday evening, but the club was quickly able to reschedule:

Workout now scheduled for 6-9:30 p.m. CDT. https://t.co/YH2X4dQil4

— Mark Saxon (@markasaxon) July 6, 2020

The...

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Transaction Analysis: Cards add to the CPP and Other NL Central Notes

Opening day is right around two weeks away, and although summer camp has only recently opened, the various clubs are sorting out their rosters. With the division races being even more important than before, I’m going to be keeping you informed of the twists and turns of all the clubs in the NL Central this year.

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7/1/20: Added 3B Elehuris Montero to the Summer Camp Roster. 45 players on both the Summer Camp Roster and the Club Player Pool (CPP) (37 40-man roster players, 1 player on...

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My son and I paid to watch a guy open baseball cards on YouTube

...or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Baseball Card Breaks

For a winning bid of $42 on eBay, my 12-year-old son won the right to every St. Louis Cardinals card from a case of baseball cards. With 6 boxes in a case, 10 packs in a box and 46 cards in a pack, that’s 2,760 cards to draw from.

Depending on your age and your proximity to The Hobby, your reaction to that is probably either “you paid how much to who for what?” or “oh, you bought into a break.”

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Ozzie Smith was on Intentional Talk - A Hunt and Peck

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The Wizard talks baseball.

The 2020 season begins July 23 when the Yankees play the Nationals. For the Cardinals the season begins the following the day at Busch Stadium against the Pirates. So basically we have about 16 to 17 baseball-less days remaining that we must drudge through. We can make it, though!

A few weeks ago Ozzie Smith did an interview with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar of Intentional Talk. Ozzie Smith is a treasure. Here is the...

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Cardinals Announce Ticket Refund Policy for July-September Games

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 7, 2020– The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the following ticket refund policy for July, August, and September games at Busch Stadium impacted by COVID-19: SEASON TICKET HOLDERS (Full, Half and 27-Game Plans) Season Ticket Holders will receive an account credit to be used on a future game.  If a refund ...

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The Best Fastballs in St. Louis

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Jordan Hicks may throw the hardest, but there are plenty of other attention-grabbing heaters in St. Louis.

Baseball has seen a rise in the prominence of strikeouts and velocity and spin rates in recent years. More and more pitchers are throwing 100 mph and the velocity of the average pitch has risen nearly one mile per hour over the last decade. One of the poster boys of this rise is Cardinals releiver Jordan Hicks who has been clocked at 105 mph. While this is...

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Cardinals’ 2020 Schedule Announced and Additional Updates Around the League

The official MLB schedule was first discussed in a live show on MLB Network at 5:00 central time. During that show the order and number of games for certain teams was released for certain teams, but not the dates and times. The show also discussed certain scheduling quirks. The moment that show ended, the schedule for every team was released on its respective MLB.com team web page.

In this article, I will discuss the schedule and offer some analysis, as well as give some updates around...

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Schedule for 2020 season to be revealed July 6 - A Hunt and Peck

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(If there is a season...)

The schedule for the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season will be revealed Monday, July 6 at 5:00pm CST in a one-hour special on MLB Network. The schedule will consist of 40 games again division opponents and 20 Interleague games against teams in the corresponding division (i.e. the Cardinals Interleague games will be against the American League Central teams).

“I think there’s still some doubt that we’re...

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Baseball-themed TV episodes

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From Cheers to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, here are 10 episodes that focus on baseball

There are more good baseball movies than any other sport and it might even be true if you expand that to combine all the other sports together, although I will not stand behind that statement. If baseball is a popular sport to tackle in movies, well you’d think it’d be a popular subject to tackle in TV shows. And... it kind of...

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Cardinals' Montero tests positive for COVID-19

Prospect Elehuris Montero is the latest St. Louis Cardinals player to test positive for COVID-19, the team announced Sunday.

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Cardinals' Andrew Miller says 'there's still some doubt' about having 2020 MLB season

Uncertainty is hanging over the season, even with players returning for 'summer camp'

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Five MLB pitchers who could post a sub-2.00 ERA this season

Wins and strikeouts are not going to be high in 2020. ERAs, however, could be very low. If we’re lucky, we get a pitcher or two every five to 10 years who keeps his ERA under 2.00 for an entire season. In 2020, it’s a lot more likely that we see at least one, if not more.

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