St. Louis Cardinals Roster

Is A.J. Pierzynski just what the Cardinals need?

Disclaimer: The ideas in this post contain my opinions only. They should, in no way, be considered the opinion of the Viva El Birdos writing staff as a whole, unless, of course, they choose to say...

Taveras, Pierzynski, and the science of motivation

Editor's Note: I apologize for this being late -- I was scheduled to be home from a week long road trip at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, plenty of time to write a post after the kids went to bed. Then US...

STL Cardinals Trade Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton

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Though the asking price would be enormous, the addition of Giancarlo Stanton would likely make the Cardinals a clear World Series favorite in 2014.

World Cup: The Starting XI of the Cardinals

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With one of the most decisive matches in Team USA history set for tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM CST, I decided to go the patriotic route with this post. Here is my starting eleven for the St. Louis...

*Which Matt Adams to expect this time around?

Will the home run power return to Matt Adams now that he is set to return to MLB action? Or will we see an approach similar to the one he used prior to his calf strain. Also, you will find links to...

The Cardinals should demote Oscar Taveras

With Matt Adams set to come off the disabled list, the Cardinals should send Oscar Taveras back to Triple-A Memphis, where he can play every day.

What's next for sore-armed Wainwright?

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Adam Wainwright's next scheduled start is Monday. The Cardinals are taking a wait-and-see approach before deciding their next step regarding their ace's sore throwing arm.

1st rule of Super Two: Don't talk about Super Two

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Front Offices insist avoiding Super Two status doesn't drive their decision-making, but the evidence often contradicts them. When we look into the abyss of Super Two, we see our own reflection.

*Oscar Taveras, everyone. OSCAR TAVERAS!!!

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The Cardinals called up top prospect Oscar Taveras last night, sending Matt Adams to the DL. Future Redbirds goes in depth on the move, the players, and the subsequent roster machinations going...

Report: Top prospect Oscar Taveras being called up

It is time for Oscar Taveras in St. Louis, MO.

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*A Simplified Guide to Utilizing a Top Prospect

Kolten Wong has been criminally misused by the Cardinals the past two seasons. Here's my simplified guide to utilizing him going forward: start him, start him, and start him.

Cardinals recall Wong (who is ill & won't play)

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Cardinals right a roster wrong.

Breaking down where Tyler Lyons went wrong

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With Tyler Lyons on the disabled list, let's look back at his last start to see where he went wrong.

Pregame discussion: Oscar Taveras updates from Mo

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Now that we have the game all figured out, let's discuss Oscar Taveras and the updates provided by John Mozeliak.

*Can Joey Butler steal time from Allen Craig?

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If he's going to play at all, Butler is likely playing most in RF. If he continues to rake as he has in Memphis, could he steal some time from Allen Craig?

The Cards' demotion of Wong makes little sense

A few days later, St. Louis Cardinals management's stated rationale for demoting Kolten Wong still doesn't make a heck of a lot of sense.

Grichuk & Garcia promoted, Wong & Robinson demoted

The Cardinals have boldly responded to the small samples of April with two promotions and corresponding demotions.

Is arbitration eligibility influencing call-ups?

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The St. Louis Cardinals' bench is punchless. The Triple-A outfield is chock full of quality bats. Is arbitration eligibility one of the factors influencing the Cards' decision on whether to promote...

Cardinals summon Lyons as Kelly fill-in

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The Cardinals have broken the glass and summoned their No. 6 starter from Memphis.

Who will replace the injured Joe Kelly?

The Cardinals must replace Joe Kelly, who suffered a hamstring injury on Wednesday, in the starting rotation. Which pitcher will get the call?

2014 St. Louis Cardinals opening-day roster matrix

After the exhibition game against Memphis was rained out on Friday, the Cardinals announced the final round of cuts from major-league camp. Now, just one roster decisions remains and that hinges on...

Meet Keith Butler, the Cards' Newest Reliever

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On Friday night, the Cardinals announced that righthanded reliever Keith Butler would make the opening-day roster as the final reliever.

The Cards need a final reliever, but who?

Um, when will Jason Motte be ready for MLB action again?

1 of these 3 righties will make the Cards bullpen

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The Cardinals have one last opening-day bullpen spot to fill. Let's get to know the finalists for the job.

Why the Cards chose Kelly over Martinez

It might not have been the best decision, but the Cardinals have their reasons.

Roster Roundup: Kelly named 5th starter

The Cardinals announced three reassignments from MLB to minor-league camp. The competitions to make the opening day St. Louis roster are coming into clearer focus.

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