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A look at the Opening Day Roster

The Cardinals look different on Opening Day every year than they do by the end of the season. For instance the opening day closer in 2011 was Ryan Franklin, short stop was Ryan Theriot, and the bullpen featured...
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Spring Training And The Principle Of Carpe Diem

In the film Dead Poet's Society, the teacher played by Robin Williams inspired his students to achieve their dreams with a simple two word phrase that meant so much: carpe diem. It's a Latin expression that, ro...
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Return Of The Running Game

The first two weeks of spring training haven't illuminated much about Mike Matheny's managerial strategies or game plans. All we really know about him so far is that he likes to run up and down the bench and hi...
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Predicting which Cardinals could have a breakout year

Every year there are a handful of players in the majors that have a monster and unpredictable year think of Ryan Ludwick in '08 and Jose Bautista in '09, while some members of individual teams also breakout by ...
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What to expect from spring training

Last spring training the Cardinals were given their worst news of the entire season, Adam Wainwright was going to be out for the entire year while requiring Tommy John surgery. This year hopefully the Cardinals...
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A Look At The 2012 ZiPS Projections For The Cardinals

It's always fun to try and guess the future. That's the reason why people play the lottery, read their horoscope, or watch Jersey Shore - we want to know what the future holds! Predicting the future in bas...
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Grading John Mozeliak – January 2012 Update

I will be occasionally re-posting this article with updates as new trades and deals are made during general manager John Mozeliak's tenure. I will also be adding new grades to old deals as they play out, just f...
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Was It Really A Good Idea To Sign Furcal And Beltran?

When God freed Albert Pujols from the St. Louis poorhouse in order to pursue his missionary goals in Hollywood, Cardinal Nation was mostly swept into panic. Accustomed to big boppers in the lineup, many fans c...