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Here’s Why the Cardinals Still Rule the NL Central

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After losing the first two games of their 10-game road trip, the Cardinals dug in and made another honest stand. The response personified the characteristics that have produced a remarkable 84-46 record. By now, the Cardinals’ persistence in 2015 is as familiar as their classic Birds on the Bat logo. With the second-place Pittsburgh Pirates and third-place Chicago Cubs refusing ...

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Strong Case for Mike Matheny Over Joe Maddon for Manager of the Year

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There should be no debate about who this season’s Manager of the Year is in baseball. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny deserves the nod. This past spring training, analysts had the Cardinals taking the NL Central crown once again. St. Louis is on the way to winning the division, but with an entirely different team. Injuries have plagued the 2015 Cardinals to the ...

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It Turns Out Yadier Molina’s Weight Loss was a Good Thing

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You don’t hit home runs with fat. Remember during Spring Training when Yadier Molina’s weight loss was a big storyline, and fans worried Yadi’s drop in weight would lead to a drop in power? What a difference six months makes, The Cardinals catcher hit a few home runs this week, but more importantly he’s been remarkably durable this season despite the number of innings ...

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The Cardinals’ Struggling Offense is Threatening to Catch Up to Them

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The facts are simple and undisputed. The St. Louis Cardinals have been hit with a disproportionately high number of injuries to key players during the 2015 season. The season-long battle with the DL recently escalated as Randal Grichuk’s elbow landed him on the list for at least 15 days. Grichuk has been the team’s most productive hitter since the All-Star ...

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The Cardinals’ Packed Disabled List Offers Four Players a Rare Opportunity

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The Cardinals just can’t catch a break. That’s an admittedly odd claim to make about the team with baseball’s best record, but with Randal Grichuk’s elbow strain, St. Louis currently has seven players on the disabled list. That list includes key names; Adam Wainwright, Matt Adams, Jon Jay, Matt Holliday, Jordan Walden, Matt Belisle and Grichuk. This is ridiculous. Then, in ...

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Matheny Tops List of NL Manager of the Year Candidates

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With nearly 70% of the Major League Baseball season complete, it’s time to consider yearly awards. Here are the Top 5 candidates for National League Manager of the Year, if the teams continue on their current trajectories. 5. Chip Hale – Arizona Diamondbacks First-year Big League Manager Chip Hale joined the Arizona Diamondbacks in less-than-desirable circumstances. Arizona is a respectble 57-58, eight games ...

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