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Cardinals Analysis

Right Field Candidates for The Rest of the Season

The Cardinals have an open spot in right field. Who should fill it?

What to Expect from Quintana and Montgomery

Let’s break down the Cardinals’ two new starters.

Cards Have to Trust Someone ... or Just Make a Move Already

Matz is down for a while and the Cardinals’ rotation has its back against the wall. It’s decision time.

VEB Pod: MLB Draft Review w/ Big Jawn Mize

Scout and VEB regular "Big Jawn Mize" joins the VEB Podcast to breakdown the Cardinals’ picks in the 2022 MLB Draft.

What is a “Contending” Rotation?

Let’s take a look at "contending" rotations since 2000 and see how the 2022 Cardinals measure up.

Making the Most out of the Bullpen

Bullpens are volatile. Can we tame this beast?

Inside the Cardinals’ Platoon Splits

The Cardinals have a deep and versatile roster. How can they make the most use of it?

The Cardinals Have a Problem at Catcher

Marmol has called out Knizner, but Molina has been one of the worst hitters in recent memory. It’s all bad for the team’s catchers.

Walker vs. Taveras vs. Carlson: A Prospect Royal Rumble

Jordan Walker is making his case as the best prospect in baseball. And the best Cardinals prospect since .......?

Small Sample Defensive Stats – Yepez, Donovan, Gorman, Edman (SS)

It’s too early for these stats to be predictive but we can tell how the rookies & Edman are faring while playing a variety of defensive positions.

A Way Too Early Look at the Standings

The Cardinals are good team. The Brewers are a good team. The NL Central is terrible.

Albert Pujols, RHP: A Statcast Analysis

Albert Pujols might have a future as a reliever. If he works hard but doesn’t try to do too much.

The Paul DeJong Post I Didn’t Want to Write

DeJong’s offensive decline is lengthy and consistent. Now he’s heading to AAA and his career is hanging on by a thread.

The Ball is Dead! A Murder Mystery

Offense is down league-wide. The evidence suggests that MLB has killed the "juiced ball" in favor of a "dead ball".

Tommy Four Bags?

Edman has 3 homers on the season. Is his early season power binge sustainable, or just another April oddity?

Choose Your Own Adventure: Dakota Hudson, 2022 Edition

Stats suggest Cardinals Starter Dakota Hudson is Great/Terrible. You choose! (Part 2.)

Pujols Blocks Everyone but That’s OK

On Pujols, Depth, and Getting What you Want but Not Realizing It

A 28-Man Roster and the Cardinals 5th Starter Race

A look at Flaherty’s situation, expanded rosters in April, and handicapping the 5th starter competition.

Cards Sign Dickerson: Finding Playing Time for Everyone

Dickerson’s signing adds depth to the outfield and DH. But how much will he cut into playing time for Yepez and Noot?

Opening Day Projections: Payroll & Roster

An update on the Cardinals payroll and roster as Spring Training opens.

The Lockout’s Impact on Yepez, Donovan, Others

The lockout and compressed Spring Training put recent 40-man additions between a rock and a hard place.

Stats You Need to Know: Pitching

Answering a fan-question about statistics. Part 2: Pitching

Stats You Need to Know: Offense

Answering a fan-question about statistics. Part 1: Offense.

Saturday SOC: The Full-Time Tyler O’Neill

Let’s play with Tyler O’Neill’s career stats to find out just how productive he’s been as a full-time starter.

Nolan Arenado: 4 Stats that Matter

A 2021 Season in Review, 4 stats that matter looking forward, and projections for 2022.

My 2022 Hall of Fame Ballot

I pretend to be a member of the BWAA and offer my "YES" votes on the Hall of Fame ballot.

What You Need to Know About… Brendan Donovan

Can the Cards make use of a lefty utility hitter with a Ben Zobrist-type ceiling (and a Tommy Edman floor)? Yes, they can!

Cardinals Current Depth Chart

Let’s take a hard look at the Cardinals’ current depth chart... because what else do we have to do?

Merry Lockoutmas Eve!

It’s the most wonderful season of all – lockout season!

Dylan Carlson: Three Half Seasons

In three "half seasons" of stats, Carlson has shown consistency and growth in key stats. There’s every reason to be encouraged about his future.

Cardinals Defense: 5 Gold Gloves But Not the Best DEF Team of the ERA

We revisit the DEF rankings for the best Cardinals defensive teams over the last 50 years to see where the 2021 team finished.

What You Need to Know About… Juan Yepez

What you need to know about Cardinal’s best minor league hitter in 2021 Juan Yepez and how he fits into the club’s plan for 2022.