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Cardinals Sign C Willson Contreras

Details are coming but the deal is now confirmed from multiple sources.

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VEB Podcast with Jeff Jones & Wednesday’s Winter Meetings Thread

Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat joins the VEB writing team with all the latest news live from the 2022 MLB Winter Meetings!

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A Winter Meeting Roundup - An Open Thread

With the hot stove burning, I run through all the latest updates. Come join the discussion!

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The St. Louis Cardinals are looking at catchers during Winter Meetings - A Hunt and Peck

Backstop looks to be the first... stop.

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VEB Daily

Hunt and Peck

Transaction Analysis

VEB Podcast: Logan Sawyer Interview

J.P. and I talked to recent MiLB signing Logan Sawyer to hear his journey from 29th round pick, to Tommy John Surgery, to Indy Ball and Australia, and finally, to the Cardinals.

Welcome to Viva El Birdos

A handy guide to the site

Winter Meeting Predictions

The Cardinals are heading to San Diego for the Winter Meetings. What will happen? You tell us!

International free agents the Cards might sign

From Senga to Yoshida to less heralded free agents

What went wrong for Alex Reyes?

The Cardinals Don’t Need a Shortstop. (And Won’t Sign One.)

The Winter Meetings start Sunday but don’t expect the Cardinals to be in on the shortstop market.

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Birdos in Brief

An Overview of the Catching Trade Market

There are plenty of quality catchers on the block this winter and this is where the Cardinals should be looking for their starting catcher.

What early team projections tell us

ZiPS team projections were released, before most offseason moves have been made. It tells us the Cards are well set up.

An Overview of the Free Agent Catching Class

If the Cardinals want to pursue a free agent catcher, there are three real options. I break them down below based on their different price points.

Can the Cardinals rely on Jack Flaherty in 2023?

FA Spotlight: Brandon Nimmo

A player who hypothetically fits the Cardinals’ stated desires over the offseason.

Open Thread - Happy Thanksgiving

Talk about anything, I got nothing for today

The Low/High Point: Payroll & Offseason Planning

The Cardinals have reached their payroll floor. But the numbers are higher than you’ve seen here at VEB. What now?

Catching Up on Minor League Signings

An old friend, an Indy ball stud, and plenty of depth are coming into the system for 2023.

Just a bunch of 2022 Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado highlights - A Hunt and Peck


Goldschmidt is already a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame

He doesn’t need to have any more great seasons, just stay healthy and be above average for a couple more.

Free Agent Relief Options to Bolster the Bullpen

The Cardinals can add strikeouts on a budget this winter. I take a look at a few names below.

Cardinals Non-Tender Alex Reyes

The Cards cut Alex Reyes and Ben DeLuzio free.

Open Thread - Jesse Winker?

Do you want Jesse Winker?

Attempting a trade for each Blue Jays’ catcher

Wondering why Danny Jansen, Gabriel Moreno, or Alejandro Kirk will return? Well I try to figure it out

Open Thread

How to Handle the Reliever Market

Recent deals suggest teams are willing to give big deals to relievers. That shouldn’t change the Cardinals’ plans.

Cardinals Brendan Donovan places third in Rookie of the Year voting - VEB (at night)

The results are in.

A look at the four big free agent shortstops

Turner, Correa, Bogaerts, and Swanson - what separates them?

A Primer on Minor League Free Agency

Let’s take a look at who the Cardinals lost and some names I would like to see the Cardinals sign.

Cardinals’ Payroll Confusion (An Open Thread)

We have new information on how the Cardinals calculate payroll. It affects the budget for 2022.

Meet Jose Fermin

I am sure you wondered about the out of nowhere Cardinals pickup.

Could Adam Frazier be an under the radar signing for the Cardinals?