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Viva El Birdos Interviews

9 questions with Peoria Chiefs manager Joe Kruzel

With the minor league coaching staffs pretty much sorted out for 2015, Joe Kruzel is set to return to the Low-A Peoria Chiefs for his second straight season as manager.

Catching up with pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky

Rob Kaminsky, the pitcher of the year according to Future Redbirds, catches us up with how his season went, what his offseason plans include, and what to expect going forward.

What it's like to be part of a blockbuster trade

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be involved in a blockbuster trade? Well, now you'll know.

Q&A with Harry Pavlidis, founder of Pitch Info

Harry Pavlidis gives his thoughts on PITCHF/x, the Cardinals pitching staff, the value of Yadier Molina, and the Chicago Cubs going forward.

Future Cardinals reflect on Oscar Taveras

Exploring the impact of the late Oscar Taveras.

Cardinals conversation with Manny Acta

A few thoughts on the Cardinals from Manny Acta, former MLB manager and current ESPN baseball analyst.

Interview with the Sklar Brothers

Cardinals fans Randy and Jason Sklar grew up idolizing Jose Oquendo. On Saturday, they will be throwing out the first pitch on Jose Oquendo Bobblehead Day and then performing at The Demo after the game. They were kind enough to answer some questions.

*Q&A with Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore

If you haven't been keeping an eye on Collymore already, it might be a good idea to do so.

*Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact

Adam Wainwright is a big guy looking to make an even bigger impact on and off the field.

Q&A with pitching prospect Sam Tuivailala

From shortstop to third base to the mound, Tuivailala is enjoying success down on the farm.

Interview with Double-A 1B Jonathan Rodriguez

If the slugging first baseman of the Springfield Cardinals can develop the consistency he is striving for, he could be quite the asset for the St. Louis Cardinals someday.

Player profile and interview with Sasha Kuebel

Sasha Kuebel, out of St. Louis, looks to make a name for himself in a pitching-rich organization like the Cardinals.

Interview with 2014 MLB Draft sleeper Ty Barkell

Ty Barkell, first baseman from Division II USC-Aiken, is a player to watch for as the 2014 MLB Draft progresses, especially in the later rounds.

*Q&A with Cardinals pitching prospect Nick Petree

Nick Petree appears to be yet another hidden gem for the Cardinals organization. The 2013 ninth round draft pick hopes to build on early minor league success as he climbs his way up through the system.

*Cardinals Chat with ESPN's Buster Olney

The Cardinals are on Sunday Night Baseball for the second time in as many weeks. Here, you will find an in-depth interview with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney, talking all things Cardinals.

Q&A with Chris Rivera (April 29th at 3 PM Central)

St. Louis Cardinals prospect Chris Rivera agreed to participate in a live question and answer with the Viva El Birdos community. Thus, ask him anything (within reason) before time runs out.

*Interview with Jason Simontacchi

Jason Simontacchi appeared in 83 games for the Cardinals, and though his playing career may be over, he is still playing a key role in the future of the organization as the pitching coach for Peoria Chiefs.

*Anthony Ray Interview (+ batting gloves giveaway)

Anthony Ray, the Cardinals 36th round draft pick from 2013, looks to rebound at the plate this season. In this post, you will not only find an interview with the prospect, but also an entry form for a game-used item giveaway. Enjoy!

*Interview with Tyrell Jenkins (plus hat giveaway)

Tyrell Jenkins

Randal Grichuk Says He Can Play Center Field

To my knowledge, this is the first interview Grichuk has given with the Cardinals blogging community. We ask him about everything from jaguars to his defensive ability in center field.

Interview with Pitching Prospect Marco Gonzales

Marco Gonzales was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round of last year's draft. He is already projected to start in Springfield next season. How far will he rise in 2014?

Interview with Cardinals Pitcher Joe Kelly

Despite being extremely busy with Spring Training, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Joe Kelly took the time to answer some questions for Viva El Birdos. Questions ranged from In-N-Out Burger to what it was like to pitch in a World Series game.

Interview with Shortstop Prospect, Oscar Mercado

Oscar Mercado, drafted in the second round of the 2013 Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals provided Viva El Birdos with an interview just before the start of Spring Training. Is he the future at shortstop for the Redbirds?

Interview with Pitching Prospect, Rob Kaminsky

Interview with Cardinals 2013 first round draft pick, Rob Kaminsky.

Interview with Catching Prospect, Carson Kelly

Carson Kelly, newly-converted catching prospect, graced Viva El Birdos with an interview before he left for big league Spring Training. We thank him and wish him the best in 2014.

Interview with Alex Reyes, 98th-Ranked Prospect

Cardinals pitching prospect, Alex, Reyes is a bright, young talent. At 19 years old, who knows what the future holds, but the Cardinals are glad to have him in their organization. Here, you will find an interview with the 98th-ranked prospect.

Interview with 2012 Draft Pick, Joe Cuda

Joe Cuda, St. Louis Cardinals 2012 draft pick, is the feature of this interview post at Viva El Birdos. In it, he answers 15+ questions, and we took a brief look at his numbers so far in the Cardinals farm system.

Interview with pitching prospect, Kurt Heyer

Here, you will find a Viva El Birdos interview with St. Louis Cardinals 2012 sixth round draft pick, Kurt Heyer. Before the interview, we will take a look at his minor league numbers so far.

Interview with Pitching Prospect, Lee Stoppelman

I take a look at Lee Stoppelman's numbers from last season and do a brief prospect profile. The post finishes with an interview. Exclusively at Viva El Birdos.