VEB Daily

A collection of Viva El Birdos's daily feature articles.

Trade Targets: Minor Moves

Over the past couple of weeks, I've looked at who the Cardinals could target in the pitching and position player markets that would be considered "Holliday Tier"-type moves, per Craig's excellent...

*A look at the pitch grips of Tyrell Jenkins


Let's take a closer look at the pitch grips of Cardinals pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins, with an "in his own words" section after each pitch.

*Cardinals Rumors: Allen Craig, the active roster


Trading from the active roster when contending for a postseason birth is difficult but not impossible as the Cardinals have shown before. Allen Craig has been the subject of rumors. It is time tier...

*Trading Within the Division


Examining why teams might be gun-shy about improving their competitors. (Spoiler alert: the reason is sort of in that sentence already.)

Trade Targets: Impact Position Players

The position player market is as thin as I can remember it being in at least a decade, mostly because so few teams are completely out of the playoff race as we enter July. The Cardinals are also...

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*Neshek is deserving of All-Star Game selection


Stories like Pat Neshek's are what make the game great.

*Taveras: A guide to using a top prospect, part 2


Barring injury, Oscar Taveras should start in 90-95% of the team's remaining games, including stretches where he plays 5+ games in a row.

Sam Freeman and Solidifying the Bullpen


When Kevin Siegriest went down 6 weeks ago and Jason Motte struggled in this first few weeks back from Tommy John surgery, the bullpen looked like a weakness that John Mozeliak would have to...

*Adam Wainwright and the art of the set-up pitch


The pitch immediately prior to the put-away pitch is obviously very important, and with five different pitches, Wainwright has a lot of options. Just how good is Wainwright at pitching? Let's take...

*Cardinals' Offensive Struggles Continue


The Cardinals' offense has been mired in mediocrity all season long. Oscar Taveras has been brought up to help and veterans could see their playing time diminished. This post takes a look at the...

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