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A.E. Schafer

The Viva El Birdos 2018 Top Prospects List: The Just-Missed List

The Cardinal farm system is ridiculously deep. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Yes, friends, it’s that time again. December is here, and that means prospects here at VEB Industries, formerly Future Redbirds Incorporated. I have once again decided to do something incredibly stupid, and attempt to publish the giant top prospects list during the holiday season, which invariably leads to the whole endeavour becoming a miserable slog at some point along the way. The tradeoff, for me at least, is...

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Yadi reportedly to undergo knee surgery

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will undergo a minor clean-up surgery on his knee next week, according to reports first brought to light by Primera Hora, which cited Molina's agent Melvin Roman.

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Cardinals' Yadier Molina to Undergo Knee Surgery; Will Be Ready for 2019 Season

St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina will undergo knee surgery, according to Primera Hora 's Fernando Ribas Reyes (h/t St. Louis Baseball Weekly's Brian Stull )...

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But... But What About 2020?

No, not the Presidential election- let’s talk about how the team will look when Goldschmidt’s contract expires

Have you had your helping of hot Paul Goldschmidt content yet this fine Saturday? If not, you’re in luck- it’s time for another look into team-building given the Cardinals’ newest acquisition. Today, however, I don’t want to talk about 2019. Andrew St. John covered ways the team can maximize 2019 yesterday. Instead, I want to address the perception that the team has...

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Paul Goldschmidt had great reason for choosing No. 46 with Cardinals

Paul Goldschmidt was officially introduced as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, and the star first baseman is already winning fans over with his rationale for choosing a new jersey number. After he wore No. 44 for many years with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Goldschmidt will be switching to No. 46 in St. Louis. As Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch notes, Goldschmidt chose that number simply because it was the closest one to 44 that was available. No. 45 is retired for...

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Andrew St. John

The Goldschmidt Window

You’re not done reading about our new first base overlord.

Paul Goldschmidt is a Cardinal. It just feels nice to type. Really rolls off the tongue, too. But I’m not here to rehash the terms of the deal or the haul of youngsters heading to the desert. I’m here to talk about windows. Boy, do we have a window.

The Goldschmidt deal can’t be brought up without his one year of control and the lack of extension negotiations being mentioned. Rightfully so - the organization picked up a...

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Cardinals introduce slugger Goldschmidt

The Cardinals introduced their new superstar first baseman on Friday, welcoming Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis at a press conference at Busch Stadium.

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It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Carson Kelly

For the last few years he was pegged as the “heir apparent,” the next-in-line behind Molina

With the 86th overall pick in the 2nd Round of the 2012 Amateur Draft, Carson Kelly became a member of the Cardinals. On Tuesday, Kelly was traded as part of the package the Cardinals sent to Arizona for Paul Goldschmidt.

My time around the Redbirds aligns for the most part with this crew that’s won back-to-back PCL titles, which included Kelly’s tenure in Memphis. So maybe I’m a little...

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John LaRue

The Goldschmidt Variations

The Goldschmidt deal could set off a chain reaction of other moves

This was supposed to be a very different article for me this week. It was all written out, featuring a description of team needs, a Lebowski quote from the underrated Stranger (aw, shoosh), an invocation of Occam’s razor, and the conclusion that the perfect fit for the Cardinals was... not Paul Goldschmidt. My, how things can change in 48 hours. Now that Goldschmidt is in the fold, just about every angle of the deal has...

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US Women’s National Soccer Team to Play Match at Busch Stadium in May

Match to Be Played on Thursday, May 16th as Team Readies for FIFA Women’s World Cup ST. LOUIS, MO (December 6, 2018)– The St. Louis Cardinals announced that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (U.S. WNT) will play a match against a national team to be determined at Busch Stadium on Thursday, May 16th at 7 ... [Read more]

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Everyone is excited about Paul Goldschmidt! - A Hunt and Peck

Feel free to woo here.

We have been discussing Paul Goldschmidt as a trade target for some time now. On Wednesday, a deal was done sending the six-time All Star to St. Louis and Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, and Andy Young to Arizona. It is a great trade and one that certainly makes the Cardinals better in 2019 without sacrificing a lot for the years beyond. It is certainly good news and a lot of people are excited.

Paul Goldschmidt! Ummm Yes please! let’s do this!!#ChristmasMiracle...

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Tanner Puckett

The Goldschmidt trade shouldn’t be the only big move of the offseason

It’s a great start, but if the Cardinals want to solidify the NL Central in 2019 and beyond, they have to do more.

Hey, look! Another Paul Goldschmidt article.

It’s going to keep happening.

And it should—the Cardinals’ acquisition of the perennial MVP candidate is not only the biggest news out there for St. Louis fans, it’s the talk of Major League Baseball.

There already have been (and will continue to be) pieces discussing the excellent player Goldschmidt is, and the stability...

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Cardinals Find Gold(schmidt), But At What Cost?

“Go west, young man” was the cry of a generation that headed to California looking for success in the form of gold.  The Cardinals didn’t go that far west but found Goldy all the same. Days before the winter meetings in Las Vegas, the Cards struck it rich by acquiring Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks for ... [Read more]

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Cardinals get Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks get value in win-win trade

Both teams came out ahead in this trade.

The Cardinals finally did it. With a trade for Paul Goldschmidt, they improved one of the few positions that they could realistically improve. They did something few fans though they would do. They lost a trade in order to improve the team.

Wait, stay with me here. I promise I’ll explain what I mean in less attention-grabbing terms. The trade for Goldschmidt makes sense and it makes sense without having to revert to “the Cardinals NEEDED a...

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Imagining Cardinals' lineup after Goldy trade

Finalizing a trade for Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt on Wednesday did not complete the Cardinals' offseason work, but it does begin to clarify roles and fits for many of his new teammates.

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Analysis: Cardinals acquire Paul Goldschmidt

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Luke Weaver, C Carson Kelly, IF Andy Young, and the Cardinals’ selection in Compensation Round B of the 2019 Major League draft. The numbers Paul Goldschmidt, 31, joins the Cardinals in the final year of a 6 year, ... [Read more]

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Tyler Kinzy

Cardinals acquire Paul Goldschmidt

The six-time All-Star selection is heading to St. Louis in a four-player trade

The St. Louis Cardinals have their big bat.

The club confirmed earlier this hour that the Diamondbacks agreed to a trade sending first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to St. Louis. In return, Arizona will receive Carson Kelly, Luke Weaver, infield prospect Andy Young, and the Cardinals’ Compensation Round B selection in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The #STLCards have acquired six-time NL All-Star 1B Paul Goldschmidt from the...

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Summarizing the Players in the Paul Goldschmidt Trade

Here are quick blurbs on every player involved in today’s blockbuster

In the culmination of weeks (months?) of speculation and hot stove rumors, the Cardinals acquired Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks today. The trade sends C Carson Kelly, RHP Luke Weaver, INF Andy Young, and a Competitive Balance B pick to the Diamondbacks. First things first- amazing! Second, this website will be having all the hot Goldschmidt content you can handle over the next few days- heck, A.E. Schafer...

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Goldschmidt’s a Cardinal

Per the official Twitter, Paul Goldschimdt is now a Cardinal in exchange for Luke Weaver, Carson Kelly, Andy Young, and the Cardinals’ compensation round B pick.  More on this as we get a chance to digest it.

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