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Offseason Mechanical Recommendations

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I am in the process of putting together a piece with recommendations about mechanical adjustments that certain Cardinal players could make. I'm interested in people's feedback.

My Last(ing) Image of Oscar Taveras

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As you can tell, I had a (mostly) great view of Oscar's last home run. The thing that I find -- charming is really the best word -- is the little hop at the end of the swing, as if he knows it's gone or at least has a chance.

SB Nation: Thousands attend Taveras funeral

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Memorial services for recently deceased 22-year-old Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras were held on Tuesday in Sosua, Dominican Republic.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Cards hope others will learn from Taveras' death

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Derrick Goold reports from Oscar Taveras's funeral, including quotes from an interview with Carlos Martinez.

Rosenthal: Intersection of Taveras's death & World Series reminds baseball is truly just a game

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Ken Rosenthal writes about the perspective brought by reporting on the death of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras during World Series Game 5.

Baseball Prospectus: Oscar Taveras' Wonderful Career

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Sahadev Sharma recounts Oscar Taveras's impressive professional career.

SB Nation: Yordano Ventura honors Oscar Taveras during World Series Game 6

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During World Series Game 6, Royals starter Yordano Ventura honored St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, who was killed on Sunday in a car wreck, on the pitcher's cap.

Cardinals honor Taveras with lone light shining on right field at Busch

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A lone light in right paying tribute to Oscar. #RIPOscarTaveras pic.twitter.com/jVMSqgvwah

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 28, 2014

MLB.com: Mourners pay final respects to Taveras at funeral

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Grief wore a diamond-stud earring, a fitted gray shirt with a black collar, two metal bracelets and one thick yellow rubber band that read "VIP: Lifestyles Resort." - Jesse Sanchez, MLB.com

Terrible News: RIP Oscar Taveras

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Friends, it seems Oscar Taveras has died today in a car accident, along with his girlfriend. Thoughts and prayers with his family and the Cardinals organization. RIP Oscar