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Too Early to Panic About Wainwright’s Injury

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When word breaks that a team cornerstone is dealing with an injury, it’s tempting to take the “sky is falling” route. Who knows why? Maybe it’s a crutch to make for a more compelling storyline. Maybe, in my case, it’s because I had so much trouble coming back from my own injuries. Let’s hope, in Adam Wainwright’s case, the worrying is all pointless. ...

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Lackey Could be Dark Horse for Cardinals in 2015

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As Cardinals spring training approaches, media-types have busied themselves with matters concerning the starting rotation. Will Wacha and Wainwright hold up injury-wise for a club that’s relying (maybe too heavily) on them to produce? Who’ll win the battle for the five spot? One topic that’s gone largely ignored, though, is how on Earth this team managed to add a two-time World ...

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Little League World Series Scandal Brings Game to a New Low

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It’s remarkably sad to see a group of children stripped of their national title because of the greed of a handful of adults. For those unaware, Little League’s governing body has stripped Chicago-area team Jackie Robinson West of their title, after it became apparent that a handful of local league officials redrew boundary lines in order to create an all-star team of sorts. ...

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Reds, Not Cubs, Will be Cardinals’ Competition in 2015

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In the lead-up to spring training, we’ve seen plenty of attention focused on the NL Central. Who are contenders, and who are pretenders? In the division that’s arguably the best in baseball, choosing which team will be the best is no easy job. The Cubs have seen the lion’s share of the spotlight lately, with Theo Epstein telling Chicago fans he’s aiming to take the division. ...

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Heyward is Player to Watch for Cardinals in 2015

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As spring training nears, I can’t help but think about story lines that’ll emerge for the Cardinals when they roll out this season. Last year, all we did was talk about how lacking this team was in power. There were plenty of factors to love about the club, but production at the plate wasn’t one of them. I’m predicting this year will be different. For ...

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What It’s Like to Have Faced New Hall of Famers Johnson and Smoltz

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This week’s Hall of Fame vote was more special to me than past votes. The past two years have included pitchers I actually faced. I had the privilege of seeing these guys first hand. The further I get from my playing days, the more proud I am that I had the opportunity to play in the big leagues. Call it humility, or call it maturity, but it’s ...

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Offseason Deals – The Good and the Bad

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This seems like one of the more active MLB offseasons I can remember, with several big time deals being inked. We’ve seen marquee trades and big name free agents signing hefty deals, with Lester’s 7-year contract with the Cubs standing out to Cardinals fans. Some of these deals make sense for both parties, while others seem lopsided. Let’s have a look at a few ...

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Cardinals Shouldn’t Be Desperate to Add Starter in Offseason

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For the last week or so, we’ve heard and read chitchat about the Cardinals not being finished putting together their 2015 roster. This, despite pulling off one of the bigger trades we’ve seen this offseason in the Heyward-Miller swap. The rumblings include John Mozeliak potentially adding a front-of-the-rotation starting pitcher. If the Cards do pull off such a move, you ...

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