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Cardinals News and Notes: Bullpen, Fantasy, Farm, and a Series with the Cubs

A recap of this weekend’s stories from VEB

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A rundown of the stories you may have missed from Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:

April Turnover: The In-Season Fluidity of Cardinal Bullpens - John LaRue explained that the St. Louis bullpen is in for a variety of shake ups as the season rolls along.

VEB Fantasy League: Midseason Update #3 - Tyler Kinzy provided an update on our site fantasy league. (I am not doing too hot at this point.)

Daily Farm Report: Palm Beach and Peoria win, Memphis shut out, Springfield embarrassed - Austin Ward provided recaps of all farm games played on Thursday.

The Cardinals best start to a season - A Hunt and Peck - Lil_scooter wrote about the best starts to the season the different teams in franchise history have had. ¡Viva El Birdos!

Series Preview 5/4-6: Cubs vs. Cardinals - I wrote a preview of the three-game set with the Cubs.

Cards win first game of series against Cubs 3-2 behind great Mikolas start - A recap of Friday evening’s 3-2 win over the visiting North Siders.

Matt Carpenter might have a problem - Andy Schrag acknowledges that Matt Carpenter might have a problem and explains what it may be.

Why is Luke Weaver so Effective? - In his debut post for the main site, Ben Clemens took a look at Luke Weaver’s effectiveness.

Did the Cardinals defeat the Cubs on Saturday? - Lil_scooter recapped Saturday’s win - but was it really a win, with all of those injuries?

System Sundays: Minor League Player of Interest Updates - Aaron Schafer wrote detailed reports on some Minor League players we should be keeping our eyes on.

Weekly Farm Recap 4/29-5/5: Victor Roache Knocks Five Homers - Tanner Puckett recapped the previous week of farm play, highlighted by Roache’s five long balls for the Springfield squad.

Yadier Molina to DL Following Surgery - Molina will be out at least a month following surgery. I provided some notes on the situation.

That does it for the weekend. Check back throughout the week for more coverage!