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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

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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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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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