VEB Daily

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

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...

*Just a Couple Things


Things kind of suck right now in Cardinaldom. So badly, in fact, it's ruined certain authors' abilities to maintain their train of thought for a full post.

*Rookie League Players to Watch


From Johnson City to the GCL, here are the players to keep an eye on this summer at the rookie league level of the minors. I reserve the right to be wrong about 75% of these guys by the end of the...

Allen Craig's punchless pulling


Punchless pulling is one of the more troubling developments in Allen Craig's weak offensive performance.

*Examining the first start of Marco Gonzales


An in-depth look at the debut start of Cardinals' prospect Marco Gonzales using the data available from

Trade Targets Not Named David or Clifton


The two guys mentioned in the headline have gotten most of the trade scuttlebutt around VEB lately and for good reason: They're two of the best pitchers in baseball over the last five seasons. But...

*2014 Adam Wainwright versus 1968 Bob Gibson


Adam Wainwright has been superb through 16 starts in 2014, but how do his numbers compare to those of 1968 Bob Gibson? It's not fair to compare pitchers from different eras, but it's fun to do anyway.

*Marco Gonzales and a Cardinals' rotation in flux


With Marco Gonzales' addition to the mix of starters for the Cardinals, the future and present of the Cardinals' rotation is difficult to tell, but it looks like Gonzales will get at least one more...

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