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The terrifying and exciting upcoming offseason for the Cards

Lot of things could happen, no idea what.

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VEB Open Thread - Thursday, 09/16/21

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Transaction Analysis

Cards Sweep Mets with 11-4 Rout, Hold 2nd NL Wild Card Spot

The Cardinals’ offense slugged four home runs while Lester and the bullpen mostly held the Mets' offense in check to secure the sweep.

St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets - A game thread for September 15, 2021

Game 144

Tommy Edman, Pretty Good Player

Tommy Edman is pretty good, even if he isn’t getting enough credit for being so.

Miles Mikolas: Almost Back (Or Almost Gone?)

Miles Mikolas performance hasn’t been good. But his rate stats are within range of normal. Is he "almost back" or "almost gone"?

Welcome to Viva El Birdos

A handy guide to the site

St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets - A game thread for September 14, 2021

Game 143

How Sustainable Are the Cardinals’ Pitching Improvements?

There may be some risk involved, but the pitching staff may be able to continue outperforming its more advanced stats.

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VEB Open Thread - Tuesday, 09/14/21

St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets - A game thread for September 13, 2021

game 142

Birdos in Brief

Adam Wainwright opposes a pitcher older than him - A Hunt and Peck

It has been awhile!

Cardinals should tap the Mets on the shoulder and ask “can you lose please?”

A series preview

VEB Open Thread - Monday, 09/13/21

Happ & Co. Blank Reds in 2-0 Win

Happ and the bullpen held the Reds scoreless as Arenado’s two-run homer in the first lifted the Cards over Cincinnati.

TA 9/12/21: Quezada Off COVID-19 Related IL, Fernandez to 60-day IL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds - A game thread for September 12, 2021

Game 141

Surveying Paul DeJong’s Struggles and His Future with the Team

There is a path to improvement for DeJong, but that improvement may come with another team.

Arenado’s Blast Gives Cardinals a Saturday Night Win

The Cardinals fell behind 4-0 before scoring six unanswered runs, three of which were driven in by Nolan Arenado in the comeback win.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds - A gamethread for September 11, 2021

Game 140

TA 9/11/21: Justin Miller Activated, Sanchez Optioned

Stats that Matter (Quick Hits)

I’m too busy to write a good lede. Just read the article!

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds - A game thread for September 10, 2021

Game 139

It would serve the interests of the St. Louis Cardinals to win their series against the Cincinnati Reds

They should consider it.

The Most Exciting (and Boring) Cardinal Teams of the Modern Era

A little love for the 80s, a lot of love for the 60s, and putting a cherry on a boring 2021

VEB Open Thread - Friday, 09/10/21

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - A game thread for September 9, 2021

game 139

From first base to pitching: meet Jacob Bosiokovic

Recently promoted to AAA, he may be a name to pay attention to.

VEB Open Thread - Thursday, 09/09/21

Wainwright Shines Again in 5-4 Win over Dodgers

The Cards jumped out to an early lead but needed all five runs to survive a ninth inning push from the top of the Dodgers lineup.

TA 9/6: Miller back from IL, Dickson Outrighted: Is This the Pitching Staff for the Rest of the Year?