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Years Later, Pujols’ Deal Not Looking So Bad

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Looking back at how St. Louis fans took the news of Albert Pujols’ massive 10-year, $254 million contract with Anaheim, I wonder if they’d have the same reaction today. People are starting to get used to major deals like Pujols inked. Just look at Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million contract with Miami. Big signings like this aren’t going anywhere any time soon. In the long ...

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Gonzales Would Work Well as Cardinals’ Fifth Starter

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If there’s one story line that’s rising above the others interest-wise in Cardinals spring training, it’s the debate over who will snag the fifth starter position. For my money and from what I’ve seen so far, I’m liking Marco Gonzales in that spot. You can’t overemphasize the importance of pitching command in the big leagues, and Gonzales has plenty of ...

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Carpenter Will Set Tone for Cardinals’ Offense in 2015

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Thinking about what grabs my interest on the offensive side for the Cardinals this season, I’m looking at Matt Carpenter’s potential to produce at the plate more so than in seasons past. The Cards’ utility man showed us last fall what he’s capable of doing when he adds a little aggression to his approach. In nine playoff games, Carpenter notched four home runs and ...

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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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