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The Real Danger Of Decline

Right after the Jason Heyward Debacle unfolded I casually mentioned that the Cardinals had an "aging core" without any significant replacements for these star players. I was immediately attacked on Facebook, wi...
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A Winter Stale

The Cardinals entered the 2015/2016 offseason with a few clear objectives: upgrade an offense that was one of the least effective alignments in 20 years, and add a durable starter capable of eating some innings...
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Is It Wrong For A Cardinals Fan To Root For The Cubs?

A couple of days ago a friend and I fell into something close to an argument over the Cubs. While discussing the Cubs' domination of the Cardinals in the NLDS, I mentioned that I was rooting for the Cubs to go ...
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Is Mike Matheny A Good Manager?

Since 2011, the Cardinals have reached the postseason four straight times. They even managed to reach the World Series once (in 2013). They achieved that by averaging almost 94 wins per season from 2012-2015 an...
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An Inevitable End

Once the dust settles on this embarrassing NLDS loss to the Cubs, Cardinals fans will remember more important facts about this 2015 season. They will savor a relentless march to 100 wins, the historic performan...
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The Cardinals Face Elimination: Possible Scenarios

UPDATE: In a fairly surprising move, the Cardinals immediately announced after the game that John Lackey would be the starter for Game Four, rendering some of this moot. I still believe the reasoning below is s...
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Lapses In Judgement

I'm not going to rehash yesterday's hideous 6-3 loss to the Cubs. We already lived through it once, and once is most certainly enough. I'm also not going to whine about the fact that the veteran middle of th...
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Cardinals vs. Cubs: Breaking Down The 2015 NLDS

You could watch baseball for a million years and still find yourself constantly surprised by the impossible moments that suddenly become reality. Nearly four years later Cardinals fans still buzz about the brea...
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The Cardinals NLDS Roster

The Cardinals surprised a few people by announcing their 2015 NLDS roster a day early. I think most people assumed that the team would wait for additional tests on Yadier Molina's left thumb before making final...
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The Wacha Problem

Few pitchers in the last several decades of Cardinal baseball have received the kind of adulation and attention that fans and media have lavished upon Michael Wacha since his attention-grabbing debut in 2013. W...