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VEB Daily

A collection of Viva El Birdos's daily feature articles that also houses the free-ranging daily discussion thread.

Bad contract swap ideas with Paul DeJong

Trying to find another bad contract to swap with DeJong

Starting pitching options on the FA market

The Cardinals seemingly have money to spend, and well they got to spend it somehow, even though it won’t be these guys

What’s Next? (w/ Updated Payroll & Projected Depth Chart)

The Cardinals have their catcher. Are they done?

FA Spotlight: Carlos Rodon

I know the Cardinals aren’t getting him, humor me.

Winter Meeting Predictions

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

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

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.

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

A look at the four big free agent shortstops

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

Cardinals’ Payroll Confusion (An Open Thread)

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

FA Spotlight: Willson Contreras

What is his future contract and should the Cardinals sign him?

32 players elected to VEB Hall of Fame

A few Cardinals were elected

Open Thread - the difficulty of signing a shortstop

Why the shortstop discourse confuses me

SOC: Masyn Winn & Pursuing an Elite Shortstop

Some stream of consciousness about Winn, Renteria, and spending for a shortstop.

VEB Historical Hall of Fame Ballot: Part Eleven

Two pitchers in the conversation for greatest of all time, the original home run king and Chris Carpenter

The Very Spooky Stats of 2022twooooooo!

These stats are no trick! You’ll get a treat out of the strangest statistics of the 2022 season. (Last pun, I promise!)

VEB Historical Hall of Fame Ballot: Part Ten

Very few Cardinals on this ballot

VEB Historical Hall of Fame Ballot: Part Nine

Here’s your chance to vote on a couple Cardinal legends

VEB Historical Hall of Fame Voting: Part 8

Thursday Open Thread

Also learn about a player you probably didn’t know existed who got on base any way possible

The longest-tenured Cardinals

The team will look a little different

Ranking who to root for in the playoffs

Who to root for with the Cardinals out?

Don’t let the Cardinals losing make you insane

Guys, baseball is supposed to be fun.

Minor League Update: Upper minors

Today we cover the AA and AAA players.

Albert Pujols has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season

Cardinals finish their season with six games in two cities against the Pirates - A Series Preview

A combination of the last two series, into one, because one opponent for them all

The Anatomy of 700

All things 700.

It’s time for Corey Dickerson to be a bench player again

Dickerson is seemingly an everyday guy now and he really shouldn’t be.

Why is Lars Nootbaar’s BABIP so low?

I wouldn’t be asking this question except his xwOBA suggest he’s not unlucky.