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Cardinals news and notes: Matt Carpenter, Carlos Martinez, trade deadline, farm, MLB Draft

Recap of a busy Monday at VEB

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Here’s a recap of Monday’s stories:

Leading off with Matt Carpenter - Alex Crisafulli led off - no pun intended - the day with a story on Matt Carpenter batting leadoff and provided the numbers to suggest that he should continue to do so.

Cardinals should be buyers - Craig Edwards explained why the Cardinals should be buyers at the trade deadline.

Carlos Martinez owns - A Hunt and Peck - Lil_scooter’s link post revolved around Carlos Martinez, who threw a complete-game shutout on Saturday against the Phillies.

Weekend Farm Report: Sean Gilmartin notes, Randal Grichuk in Memphis, Randy Arozarena hits three homers, Austin Sexton throws seven hitless - I recapped the previous weekend in the Minors, which included a walk-off hit from Randal Grichuk and seven hitless frames from Austin Sexton.

MLB Draft starts tonight: Details and Scouting Reports, Cardinals 2017 MLB Draft, MLB Draft Day 1 Thread - Craig Edwards covered the board with his MLB Draft coverage, even though the Cardinals don’t pick until Tuesday.

Carlos Martinez hosts 3rd-annual Tsunami Waves charity bowling event - Joe Schwarz highlighted Carlos Martinez’s charity bowling event for his foundation, Tsunami Waves. The event was held over the weekend, fittingly the weekend of his first complete game.

Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 86 - John and Heather had a roller coaster of a discussion in their most recent podcast, from the Reds series to Carlos Martinez’s complete-game shutout of the Phillies. They also touched on the recent coaching changes, as well as Jhonny Peralta, Randal Grichuk, and Yadier Molina.

That does it for Monday! Check back Tuesday for more.