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3 hrs ago | Viva El Birdos

Cardinals at Padres Recap: Lynn pitches six strong innings but Cards lose 3-1

Lance Lynn pitched very well until the sixth inning, in which he walked three batters and gave up the only earned run of his night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball

Tue Jul 29, 2014

New York Post

NL balance of power riding on one left arm

Jon Lester could be on his way out of Fenway Park, and three NL Central contenders are interested in a trade.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Lance Lynn, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke

Belleville News Democrat

Cardinals might be better served to wait until the winter to try to fill holes

I've been decidedly undecided about whether I believe the St. Louis Cardinals should trade top prospects to try to land a high quality starting pitcher for the final leg of the 2014 season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Oscar Taveras, Jon Lester, David Price

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Cardinal trade target: Troy Tulowitzki

The Cardinals have been long linked to Troy Tulowitzki ; the team has also wanted to fill a major hole on the infield since Edgar Renteria left.

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Related Topix: Sports, Troy Tulowitzki, Baseball Players, Zack Cox, Derek Jeter

The Memphis Flyer

Top 10 Former Memphis Redbirds' Big-League Seasons

Entering this week's action, St. Louis Cardinal first-baseman Matt Adams is second in the National League with a batting average of .316 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Fernando Salas, Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball, Albert Pujols

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Viva El Birdos

Cardinals at Cubs recap 7.27 - Cards win series; pick up a game in the standings.

Adam Wainwright vs. Kyle Hendricks The last time these teams played on July 27 was in 2012.

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Related Topix: Sports, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, Jon Jay, Lance Lynn, Kyle Hendricks

Belleville News Democrat

Allen Craig isn't the first player to have an off season

I can wrap my mind around disappointment and frustration caused by the fact that one of the St. Louis Cardinals' best hitters is having a down year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Notebook: Cards hope to resume surge

The St. Louis Cardinals hope the addition of A.J. Pierzynski provides them with the spark that has been lacking since they briefly took over sole possession of first place a week ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Matt Carpenter, Baseball Players, Daniel Descalso, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Washington Evening Journal

Here comes the trade deadline

It's less than a week until the end of July, and as many baseball fans know, that means the rumor mills are filled to the brim with trade speculation around Major League Baseball, one of my favorite times of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, National League, National League Central, Baseball Players, Adam Wainwright, David Price, Jon Jay

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Game Log: Cubs tie game with 3-run shot

Compared to Wood's 66 pitches in two innings, Joe Kelly was cruising. His first inning took just 17 pitches and he seemed to be in control the whole way.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Joe Kelly, Welington Castillo, Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Allen Craig gets nod as Kelly looks to repeat success

Joe Kelly will make his third start Friday since returning from disabled list. His most recent start was a seven-inning gem that saw him surrender one run on five hits while striking out four.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Joe Kelly, George Kottaras

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Viva El Birdos

If Cardinals Are Willing To Trade Big, Wait For Something Bigger

A week out from the July 31st, non-waiver trade deadline, and most Cardinals fans are confused.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Oscar Taveras, Jaime Garcia, Michael Wacha, David Price

Viva El Birdos

Evening Off Thread and Taveras benching reaction

No game tonight, but feel free to stick around and take a look at my reaction to Oscar Taveras' benching on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oscar Taveras, Baseball Players, St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball

Belleville News Democrat

Cards on three-game skid as they head for Chicago to face Cubs

As has happened so many times this season, the Cardinals appeared ready for takeoff after winning the first two games of their homestand against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Alex Cobb

Viva El Birdos

Oscar Taveras, the lineup card, & player development

As Matt Adams climbed up the St. Louis Cardinals organizational ladder, I maintained a healthy level of skepticism about the slugger's ability to develop into a middle-of-the-order bat in the big leagues.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Descalso, Jon Jay, Oscar Taveras, Matt Adams

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: Is Ike the answer?

On one issue concerning the Pirates there is near-total agreement: First base has been a glaring weakness this season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Tabata, Baseball Players, Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Garrett Jones

Belleville News Democrat

Is the benching to Oscar Tavares and Shelby Miller a hint at Cardinals trade plans?

But I have become very curious about the St. Louis Cardinals sudden decision to almost completely shut down two players who have been centerpieces of prospective trades: Oscar Taveras and Shelby Miller.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Lance Lynn, Shelby Miller, Oscar Taveras, David Price, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East

Rum Bunter

Pirates Trade Rumors: First Base Position Still Very Thin

Jun 26, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Chris Carter rounds first base after hitting a home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

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Related Topix: Sports, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Mitch Moreland, Baseball Players, Texas Rangers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies

Viva El Birdos

PLATOON

Oscar Taveras' theoretical existence, George Kottaras' signing, and Peter Bourjos' daring escape out of Mike Matheny's garden of forgotten toys have allowed the manager to shift his lineups from very lefty heavy to very righty heavy when he chooses.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oscar Taveras, Baseball Players, George Kottaras, National League, Major League Baseball, Tony Cruz, National League Central, Jon Jay

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Rays win 6th straight, 7-2 over Cardinals

St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright, making his first appearance since starting for the NL in the All-Star game, gave up six runs, four earned, in 4 2-3 innings.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, NFC West, Lance Lynn, Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball

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