VEB Daily

A collection of Viva El Birdos's daily feature articles.
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*The Brendan Ryan Chronicles

The sometimes divisive, but always exciting former Cardinal returns to the Gateway City this afternoon.

*The Brendan Ryan Chronicles

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The sometimes divisive, but always exciting former Cardinal returns to the Gateway City this afternoon.

*Buyer's Remorse

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Taking the long view, of some notably brutal trades in baseball history.

*St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels

News emerged Monday evening that the Cardinals were among a couple of teams interested in trading for Cole Hamels after word got out that he was being made available by the Philadelphia Phillies.

Will a trade help decide the jumbled pennant race?

The Cardinals find themselves in the thick of the postseason race despite a roster depleted by injuries. Might an acquisition as the trade deadline give the team the boost it needs as it heads down...

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...

As trade deadline nears, Cards focus on pitching

With a week to go, the Cardinals are prioritizing an upgrade to the rotation.

*Hall of Fame 2014: Tony La Russa

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Tony La Russa has long made his mark in baseball by doing things differently. He started with the White Sox with little experience or reputation, but went on to manage champions in Oakland and St....

*Unintended and Overvalued

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The trade market seems to be getting weaker every year. And a whole lot of other stuff, too.

Top 20 Prospects, Mid-Season Review: #1-10

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Part two of the mid-season review will look at the top ten preseason prospects. You can find part one with the prospects 11-20 here.

*Firsthand analysis of Rob Kaminsky, Peoria Chiefs

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Sunday's game did not go as planned for the Peoria Chiefs, despite having their ace on the mound. The Chiefs fell to the South Bend Silver Hawks, 6-0, and managed to muster only three hits on the...

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*Allen Craig's future as a hitter

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No matter how Allen Craig finishes out the season, 2014 is likely to be a personal disappointment statistically. Is there hope for a rebound, or are the Cardinals better off moving him before his...

Future Redbirds Top 20: Mid-Season Review 11-20

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Part one of the mid-season review will look at the prospects we ranked in the teens in the preseason...

*The Remains of the Game

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Post-break reflection and a glance at the schedule ahead.

*Oscar Taveras and center field

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Oscar Taveras has seen a few starts in center field at the major league level, but there are some concerns over whether he can handle the position. With Mike Matheny's desire to keep Allen Craig in...

*The State of the Cardinal Offense

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The Cardinals looked like world-beaters coming in to the 2014 season. To this point, though, the offense has let the team down in a big way.

Mid-Season Minor League Awards

It's time to hand out some fairly meaningless hardware that will occupy a shelf in the garage next to the old golf clubs and the gas can for the lawn mower.

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