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The Inevitable End

News reports last week indicated that infielder Mark Ellis was close to returning from a spring training knee injury. At that moment, vultures began circling in the sky above Pete Kozma. His season-long death...
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The Problem With Peralta

I've been distressed by the number of Cardinal fans making PED jokes about Jhonny Peralta over the first nine games of the season. Peralta has started off very slow, and fans, frustrated by his lack of...
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Spring Training Surprises And Disappointments

The Cardinals finally wrapped up their spring training schedule today with a 6-4 loss to the Marlins. The team finished their Grapefruit League preparations with a record of 11-13, a disappointing mark given...
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Cardinal Fans Unwelcome At Ballpark Village?

UPDATE: Since the writing of this article, the participating vendors at Ballpark Village have wisely decided to relax the dress codes somewhat. In particular, they seem to be willing to allow jerseys there...
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The Piscotty Problem

After several consecutive springs hobbled by key injuries and a roster bound together with scotch tape and hope, the Cardinals finish their 2014 spring training with an unusual and enviable problem: too many...
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Can The Cardinals Hold Back The Tsunami?

Spring training didn't start off the way Carlos Martinez wanted. He arrived in camp with the hope of making the rotation after he was passed up on the depth chart last year by Michael Wacha. Shortly...
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Why The Cardinals Extended Matt Carpenter

Rumors became reality today as the Cardinals formally announced a six year, $52 million dollar contract to infielder Matt Carpenter. The extension buys out all three years of arbitration and two years of free...
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Cardinal Hall Of Fame Fan Vote: Two Tough Choices

After decades of listening to fan complaints, the Cardinals have finally responded by creating a team-based Hall of Fame that will honor many of the Cardinal favorites not already honored by Cooperstown. No...
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What’s Really Going On With Oscar Taveras?

It's sometimes difficult to be the Golden Child. Expectations are unreasonably high, and every move is scrutinized. When a young baseball player has been identified as a special talent, there are generally...