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Mozeliak’s Trade Deadline Moves Help Make the Cardinals World Series Favorites

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The Cardinals finished off their 12-of-14 at home, post All-Star break stretch with an 8-4 record at Busch and a 10-4 mark overall, good for a .714 winning percentage. During the stretch, GM John Mozeliak reconfigured the roster with the additions of first baseman/outfielder Brandon Moss and relievers Steve Cishek and Jonathon Broxton. Moss will hopefully be the bat Cardinal fans were ...

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Baseball’s General Managers are Running the Show Now, More Than Ever

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One need look no further than the recent trade deadline moves to realize general managers are running the show in Major League Baseball more than ever before. The days of old school managers setting organizational philosophy from top to bottom are nearly over. A look at how moves played out approaching the 2015 trading deadline shows this shift in full force. Teams that are 2-3-4 games out ...

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Matt Carpenter Seems to Have Woken from His Offensive Nap

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In arguably the weirdest and most unpredictable game of the 2015 season, the Cardinals completed a 9-8 comeback win versus the Rockies Thursday night. Recent call up Greg Garcia walked on five pitches off former Cardinals pitcher John Axford to end the game with a walkoff walk. The real story, though, was Matt Carpenter’s performance. The Cards infielder has been struggling at ...

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Holliday is Out, But Mozeliak’s Trade Shows He’s Not In Panic Mode

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The excitement surrounding Matt Holliday’s return didn’t last long. There’s no sugar coating the fact; losing Holliday again is a blow to a Cardinals offense that’s struggled all season long to put runs on the board. GM John Mozeliak’s trade for Brandon Moss from the Indians for minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky does a bit to calm nerves, but Moss won’t ...

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Holliday’s Injury Forces Cardinals’ Hand with Brandon Moss Trade

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Well, that’s not good. The Cardinals’ offensive situation spiraled from bad to worse Wednesday night at Busch Stadium. The team seemingly had all hands on deck for the stretch run, save the players injured for the year, Matt Adams (quad) and Adam Wainwright (Achillies). Starting left fielder and National League All-star Matt Holliday rolled what should have been a tailor-made double ...

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Lynn’s Performance vs. the Reds Signifies the End of the “Lynning”.

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A younger version of Lance Lynn may have blown up on Monday night versus the Reds. It just looked like one of those evenings that had “Lynning” written all over it. Lynn had little to no fastball command. His off-speed was wildly inconsistent. He battled himself and home plate umpire Marty Foster’s strike zone throughout. The result? A seven-inning gem, rendering ...

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July Shows the NL Central is a Cardinals vs. Pirates Affair

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The July National League Central race showcases baseball’s fickle nature. While some thought the St. Louis Cardinals would easily run away with the division, injuries to key players seemed to make an NL Central title all but a given for the Cards. On July 1st The Cardinals enjoyed a seven-game lead on the Pittsburgh Pirates. St. Louis had gone 6-1 in their last seven ...

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