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The Cardinals’ Injuries Offer a Rare Opportunity to Hungry Young Players

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Before the start of the Cardinals’ 2015 season, if you somehow knew the team would be without ace Adam Wainwright, big gun reliever Jordan Walden, offensive mainstay Matt Adams, and veteran Matt Holliday, would you have written off the season as lost to circumstances beyond the team’s control? That seems reasonable. What’s unreasonable, and downright impressive, is this team’s ability to ...

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Jason Heyward vs. Randal Grichuk: Time for a Change?

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Jason Heyward was supposed to be a part of the answer to the Cardinals’ minimal offensive production in 2014. That hasn’t happened. While the six-year veteran’s defense has been predictably solid, Heyward has had a rough season at the plate, batting .250 in 144 at bats with only 12 RBI. Not exactly a powerhouse. So, at what point does Randal Grichuk deserve a serious ...

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Is a Trade for Wainwright’s Replacement Even Necessary for the Cardinals?

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Replace Adam Wainwright from within, or shop around? That’s the question. It’s inspiring to watch the way the Cardinals have used the loss of their ace as a rallying point to continue what’s been the hottest start for the club in more than a hundred years. When Waino first went down with an Achilles tear, we heard analysts suggesting the Cards should quickly ...

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The Cardinals Have Bench Strength for Days

Randal-Grichuk

I heard a surprising comment while watching the Cardinals take down the Phillies on national television Wednesday night. ESPN’s Rick Sutcliffe suggested the Cards’ bench was the team’s weak spot. Um…what? I respect Sutcliffe. He’s had an amazing career in baseball on the playing and broadcasting sides, but he’s way off the mark on this point. The Cardinals boast one of the strongest ...

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