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The 2014 Report Card

A turbulent, exhausting 2014 season is over. A Cardinal team picked by many to run away with the National League Central struggled for much of the season before finally coming to life in the final month. The...
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Knocked Out Cold

Finally -- almost mercifully -- the 2014 season has ended for the St. Louis Cardinals. Today was a day of reflection on a frustrating-but-promising season, a summer of potential tapped and untapped. We can...
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Managing A Bullpen In The Postseason

We can all agree that a random game in May is different than the third game of the NLCS in October. That game in May matters to some degree, but there remains a certain degree of flexibility and...
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Should Molina Come Back So Soon?

There was a palpable buzz in Cardinal Nation when Allen Craig's name was added to the World Series roster for the Cardinals' 2013 rematch against Boston. Craig led the team in RBIs despite missing more than a...
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Thoughts On An Impossible Game #2

Now that we've all had a little bit of much-needed time to process the events of last night, we need to discuss what happened. I can't remember the last time I witnessed a game so tense, infuriating,...
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No, Wainwright Is Not Okay

In a valiant postgame interview, Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright stood in front of his locker and reassured everyone that he's just dealing with mechanical issues. He's dropping his foot too early, he said. And...
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Breaking Down The Cardinals vs. The Giants

By some incomprehensible set of circumstances the Cardinals and Giants find themselves facing off against each other in the NLCS that starts Saturday night. Both teams entered the NLDS as underdogs against the...
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Money Can’t Buy It

Media pundits spent last night struggling to find the words to describe their shock, some way to explain to the big market fans who help pay their salaries that their preordained champions would be coming home...
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What’s Wrong With Pat Neshek?

It's safe to say that Pat Neshek is one of the most important reasons why the 2014 Cardinals are in the postseason. Neshek stabilized a bullpen in flux, giving Mike Matheny a dependable, strike-throwing set-up...
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Is There Anybody Else Besides Matt Carpenter?

Anybody who has watched the Cardinals consistently this year recognizes the offense we've seen so far in this series: long stretches of exasperation punctuated by short bursts of hope. Last night's 3-2 loss to...