Starlin Rodriguez, Matt Carpenter, and Audry Perez. - Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports
This week's St. Louis Cardinals links are secretly Toronto Blue Jays links, which makes this a totally normal VEB Monitor.
A disclaimer: Wednesday's best St. Louis Cardinals links are actually mostly Toronto Blue Jays links, including rare footage of a JRPG featuring Colby Rasmus. Aside from that, it's a pretty typical edition of VEB Monitor, a twice-weekly selection of fresh and kind-of-fresh St. Louis Cardinals links (and not Toronto Blue Jays links [or JRPG links, even though I have a ton of those.])
(If you have a link you think would be of interest to VEB readers—yours or someone else's—and you're not selling anything, feel free to send me an e-mail. If you're a VEB regular who thinks collating a semi-regular link-dump sounds like a good time, you might have a future in semi-regular link-collating—e-mail me.)
Bluebird Banter: Hair Battle: Tyson Brummett Versus Colby Rasmus
Very, extremely important poll. Winner gets a uniform exemption to wear Coolio cornrows that poke through strategically located holes in his cap.
Cardinals.com: Classic-bound Boggs to keep normal routine
Jenifer Langosch talks to Mitchell Boggs, who plans to have his usual spring on the way to playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Boggs is a particularly good candidate for stories about being ruined by the WBC, since he outperformed his FIP by more than a run last year.
MLBTR: Why I Chose My Agency: Matt Holliday
B.J. Rains, lately of Fox Sports Midwest, pops up on MLB Trade Rumors with some laudatory words from Matt Holliday about Scott Boras. It's interesting to hear about all the non-obvious considerations that go into choosing an agency, especially a publicly reviled one.
In conclusion, this (via The Continental) is remarkable and you should watch it. (Also worth checking out, from the same auteur: Brett Lawrie hangs out at the mall and infuriates his manager.)