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Cardinals news and notes: franchises, Matt Carpenter, farm, uniforms

Monday’s happenings

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a look back at Monday’s stories:

Ranking every MLB franchise since 1995 - To begin the day at VEB, Alex Crisafulli ranked all Major League Baseball franchises, dating back to 1995.

Matt Carpenter continues leadoff tear - Joe Schwarz discusses Matt Carpenter’s latest stretch of quality hitting, which is coming in the leadoff spot.

Weekend Farm Report: Anthony Garcia homers (thrice!), Randal Grichuk goes yard (twice!), John Gant goes eight scoreless, Sean Gilmartin makes debut - I recapped the previous weekend on the farm, which included Randal Grichuk home runs and eight scoreless innings from John Gant.

The Cardinals can wear nicknames on their uniforms - A Hunt and Peck - Lil_scooter’s daily post informed us that the Cardinals can wear nicknames on their uniforms as part of Major League Baseball’s ‘players weekend’ that will happen at the end of August.

Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 87 - John and Heather’s latest podcast features discussion of the team’s struggles, playoff odds, and an intriguing expansion draft idea.

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