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01-31

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Busch Stadium - August 2, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

07-12

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Hot Prospect Video
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Jason Cole

06-29

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Busch Stadium - July 21, 2013
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Joe Hamrahi

06-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 231: Revisiting Several Things We've Said
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-06

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Overthinking It: The Plate Discipline-Only Prospect
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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The Call-Up: Michael Wacha
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

05-04

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The Call-Up: Carlos Martinez
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-24

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Overthinking It: Yadier Molina's Maybe-Amazing Powers of Defensive Positioning
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Ben Lindbergh

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 148: 2013 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-22

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Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Double LOOGY Day
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R.J. Anderson

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 67: Did Our Opinions of Players Change in the NLCS?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-19

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BP Announcements: NLCS Game Five Friday Roundtable HERE
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Three Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Cardinals Defeat the Nationals
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R.J. Anderson

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Cardinals 12, Nationals 4
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R.J. Anderson

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Nationals at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Nationals at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

09-20

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Carpenter's Comeback and the Unlikeliest Post-Season Player
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Ben Lindbergh

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 38: The Greatness of Yadier Molina and the Not-So-Greatness of Omar Vizquel
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

11-01

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On the Beat: At Least One Era Comes to an End
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John Perrotto

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series
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Jason Parks

10-31

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-19

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On the Beat: Cardinal Comeback
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John Perrotto

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six: It was in the Cards
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Jay Jaffe

09-26

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Surprise Wild Card Race
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Michael Jong

07-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Centers of Attention UPDATED
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Jay Jaffe

07-18

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Excitement Central
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Larry Granillo

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-08

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Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

10-01

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-22

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Checking the Numbers: The Cards Come Crumbling Down
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Eric Seidman

05-07

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Ahead in the Count: Most Net Valuable Player
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

01-10

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On the Beat: Weekend Update
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John Perrotto

10-12

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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Jay Jaffe

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: Dodgers versus Cardinals LDS
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Jay Jaffe

09-03

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Prospectus Today: Soaring Cardinals
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Joe Sheehan

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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Can the Cards even up their series behind Jaime Garcia before heading to D.C. for Game Three?

An eighth-inning rally, catalyzed by Pete Kozma’s fielding error and capped by pinch-hitter Tyler Moore’s two-run single, pushed the Nationals past the Cardinals in Sunday’s series opener. Can Davey Johnson’s team take a commanding 2-0 lead to the nation’s capital, or will Mike Matheny’s bunch bounce back and pull even? To try to answer those questions, here are the PECOTA odds and projected starting lineups for Game Two:

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The Nats and Cards kick off their series with a matchup between Gio Gonzalez and Adam Wainwright in St. Louis.

After eliminating the Braves for the second year in a row, the Cardinals return home to Busch Stadium to take on the Nationals. Here are the PECOTA odds and projected lineups for Game One:

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Chris Carpenter might be about to make one of the latest season debuts by a player who'll appear on a playoff roster, but he has nothing on Steve Torrealba.

Chris Carpenter will make his 2012 debut for the Cardinals tomorrow afternoon at Wrigley Field, which means he’ll have time for only two starts before the playoffs. Carpenter last pitched in the seventh game of the 2011 World Series, so he’s essentially skipped the low-stakes section of the season and skipped straight to the exciting parts. (Thanks, thoracic outlet syndrome!)

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Ben and Sam discuss Yadier Molina's career year, catcher defense, and catcher aging, then talk about Omar Vizquel and the point at which clubhouse chemistry can't cancel out poor on-field production.

Ben and Sam discuss Yadier Molina's career year, catcher defense, and catcher aging, then talk about Omar Vizquel and the point at which clubhouse chemistry can't cancel out poor on-field production.

Episode 38: "The Greatness of Yadier Molina and the Not-So-Greatness of Omar Vizquel"

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With Tony La Russa retired and Albert Pujols weighing other offers, we look back at a historic manager-player partnership.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

In a piece that originally ran as an "Inside the Park" column on December 8, 2010 and which will also be appearing in the soon-to-be-released Best of Baseball Prospectus, Bradford Doolittle wrote about the special La Russa-Pujols era in St. Louis.
 


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November 1, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: At Least One Era Comes to an End

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John Perrotto

Just days after winning the World Series, the Cardinals confront the loss of Tony La Russa and try to hold on to another icon in Albert Pujols.

The Cardinals were feted with a parade through the streets of downtown St. Louis on Sunday afternoon, culminating with a gigantic fireworks display at Busch Stadium.

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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series

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Jason Parks

A humor-tinged recap of one of the most exciting World Series of our generation

Track #1: Iron Maiden: “The Duelist”
“Ready to start the duel begins the best man wins in the end.
A lunge and a feint, a parry too late
A cut to the chest and you're down
Seeing the stain then feeling the pain
Feeling the sweat on your brow.”






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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals

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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

With Albert Pujols, the Cardinals should be a NL Central favorite next season

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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October 28, 2011 10:37 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling

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Jay Jaffe

If you tuned out when the Rangers led 7-5 in the ninth, you missed quite a finish

It was the best worst World Series game—or perhaps the worst best World Series game—I've ever seen. Four and a half hours, 11 innings, 42 players, 19 runs, 23 men left on base, six home runs, five errors, two final-strike comebacks, a handful of bad relief performances, some managerial howlers including a cardinal (not Cardinal) sin… and it all ended with the much-maligned Joe Buck giving a fitting nod to history by emulating one of his father's most famous calls. As David Freese's game-winning blast landed in the grass beyond the center field wall of Busch Stadium, Buck exclaimed, "We'll see you tomorrow night!" Game Six of the 2011 World Series will be remembered as a classic—a Game Six that can sit alongside those of 1975, 1986, and 1991, among maybe a couple others—as the Cardinals staved off elimination to beat the Rangers 10-9, forcing a Game Seven.

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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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October 19, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Cardinal Comeback

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John Perrotto

In late August, the Cardinals looked like a longshot to earn a winning record, let alone a pennant.

ST. LOUIS—St. Louisans have the reputation of being among the most knowledgeable baseball fans.

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October 17, 2011 2:42 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six: It was in the Cards

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Jay Jaffe

The Cardinals head back to the World Series for the first time since 2006 on the strength of their bullpen, offense, and Milwaukee miscues.

On Saturday night, the Rangers advanced to the World Series thanks to some early offensive fireworks and a deep bullpen that helped to overcome a shaky start. On Sunday, the Cardinals used that same blueprint—one to which they had returned time and again throughout the series—to do the same thing. The Cardinals piled up four first-inning runs against Brewers starter Shaun Marcum, survived a wobbly, two-inning, four-run effort by starter Edwin Jackson, and rolled to a 12-6 win as their lineup kept piling runs while manager Tony La Russa continued to pull all the right levers.

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