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Cardinals News and Notes: Spring Training games, Kolten Wong, and Mike Matheny's lineups

Catching you up as we move to the weekend

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It was a pretty big week for the Cardinals as they have started playing actual games and got Kolten Wong to sign a contract extension that could take him through the 2021 season. That and the rest of the recent news from Viva El Birdos.

Kolten Wong

Wong really wanted to be in St. Louis-We get a rundown of all the positives being said by Kolten Wong after the Cardinals committed to making him a part of the organization long-term.

We also covered the signing initially and discussed how Wong's signing would affect the Cardinals payroll long-term.


Brandon Moss-Tell us how you think Brandon Moss will do this season. Also try and decide whose arms are bigger: Matt Holliday or Randal Grichuk?

All of our projections which you can still fill out can be found here.

Game Threads

We got off to a bit of a slow start on the game threads, but if you want to see how VEB saw the game, take a look:

Cardinals v FAU

Cardinals v Marlins

Cardinals v Astros


A look at Mike Matheny: Sabermetric manager?-One of the most important things a manager can do is get his best players as many plate appearances as possible. Matt Carpenter gets Matheny off to a good start. How does he compare with Tony La Russa's last few lineups?


Howard Megdal answered some questions-The author of the Cardinals Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time took the time to answer some questions after appearing on the Podcast earlier in the week.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend!