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SOOOOOOO CLOSE!

the photo isn't about the post, i just miss Oscar is all
the photo isn't about the post, i just miss Oscar is all
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Take a look at all the Cardinals arriving at Spring Training!

Good morning from #Cardinals Field No. 1, Roger Dean Stadium. #stlcards

A photo posted by Derrick Goold (@dgoold) on

#Cardinals prospect Aledmys Diaz taking grounders from Oquendo as part of rehab #stlcards

A photo posted by Derrick Goold (@dgoold) on

Heyward's a blur as he hits off the tee during informal workouts for #Cardinals #stlcArds

A photo posted by Derrick Goold (@dgoold) on

STL Today

If you want to keep tabs on the Cardinals down in Jupiter, you can check out Derrick Goold on Twitter - @dgoold - and on Facebook at Derrick Goold's Birldland. He is currently down there with the team and is responsible for most of the cool photos above!

what else is going on in baseball...

  • The division winners most likely to repeat? - Sports on Earth
  • The Jackie Robinson West Little League team has been stripped of its title in the midst of a disappointing rule violation. - Sports Illustrated
  • I totally nerded out over this, but anyway, this article looks at Clayton Kershaw's injury risk using an ACTUARIAL-(type) MODEL! - The Hardball Times
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  • Julio Franco has signed a contract to be a player-manager in Japan! - Sports Illustrated
  • A ranking of the top rotations in baseball. - Sports on Earth
  • Sarah Hudek, the left-handed daughter of John Hudek, will play baseball for a Louisiana community college. - MLB
  • Prospects are a beautiful mystery. - Just a bit outside
  • Jonah Keri got to root around in MLB's video archives and found this really cool old-timey footage. - Grantland
  • Look at Fenway covered in snow! - Hardball Talk
  • These players manipulated the heck outta the strike zone. - Grantland
  • Here are some really early power rankings. - Sports on Earth
  • Here is a neat article on pitch framing and making hitters look bad, recommended by our very own Overlord. - Baseball Prospectus
  • Baseball travel can be brutal, but the Mariners have it the brutalist. The Cardinals have it pretty easy comparably. WHO IS LAUGHING AT FLYOVER COUNTRY NOW!?? - Yahoo SportsBaseball Savant
what the cardinals are up to...

  • Matt Carpenter is the most selective hitter in the world... He doesn't always chase, but when he does, he is selective. - Fangraphs
  • Awww!

  • There is some scrutiny over the Cardinals remembering Oscar Taveras with a memorial patch on their uniforms for some reason and I just CAN'T deal with PEOPLE ANYMORE. *rubs temples, slams laptop closed, walks away* - ESPN
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viva el stuff...

  • thenextgen analyzes the Jon Jay and Lance Lynn contract extensions. - Viva el Birdos
  • Ben Cerutti looks at the NL Central by position. - Viva el Birdos
  • If you missed it, Joe discussed the Oscar Taveras memorial patch. - Viva el Birdos
  • Craig makes another one of these cool things. - Viva el Birdos
  • We are talking about the most recently completed Viva el Libro, Bang the Drum Slowly, right here! Join us! - Viva el Libros

other things

  • Saturday is Valentine's Day! Here is an article on how it pays to pair up! - Personal Capital
  • Jon Stewert, long time Mets fan, is leaving The Daily Show. - Cut4
  • The tragic death of cricket player, Phil Hughes, prompts a redesign of cricket helmets. - Daily Mail
  • The Blues won some more, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightening Thursday night 6-3! - St. Louis Game Time

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