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?
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.
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.
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?
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
Thursday Open Thread
Also learn about a player you probably didn’t know existed who got on base any way possible
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.
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
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.