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07-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier
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R.J. Anderson

06-26

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BP Top 50
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Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

06-25

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15

Top GM Candidates
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BP Staff

06-24

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The Call-Up: Marco Gonzales
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Jeff Moore and J.P. Breen

06-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex Reyes
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Craig Goldstein

05-15

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6

What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014
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Baseball Prospectus

04-29

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The Call-Up: Randal Grichuk
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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

03-25

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18

Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-19

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Painting the Black: Up and Adams
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R.J. Anderson

03-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 407: 2014 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

03-10

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Keep Carpenter, Cost Certainty
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Ben Lindbergh and R.J. Anderson

03-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why The Cardinal Way is the Most Important Book in Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

03-04

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Baseball Therapy: Why The Cardinal Way is the Most Important Book in Baseball
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Russell A. Carleton

02-21

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Raising Aces: Organizational Trends: Looking for Mechanical Hallmarks
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Doug Thorburn

02-07

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
by
Jason Parks

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland Closer
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

11-26

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Baseball ProGUESTus: The Strongest (and Weakest) Roster Cores of 2013
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Jonathan Judge

11-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 336: Paying Peralta, and Punishing PED Users
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: Angels and Cards Swap Spare Parts, Mets Add in Outfield
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R.J. Anderson and Ben Carsley

11-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Cardinals Pay Peralta's Price
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

11-22

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Rumor Roundup: Third Baseman for Sale
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Daniel Rathman

11-12

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Overthinking It: Picking an Appropriate Cardinals Shortstop
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Ben Lindbergh

11-11

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One Move: National League Central
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Craig Goldstein

11-04

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Rumor Roundup: Restarting the Rumor Mill
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Daniel Rathman

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 319: Wrapping up the World Series
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-30

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Playoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and History
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Mike Gianella

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-29

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Recap (Red Sox Edition)
by
Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Five Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
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Mike Gianella

10-28

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3

Baseball Therapy: Is Cardinal Magic Real?
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Russell A. Carleton

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Call Edition)
by
Sam Miller

10-28

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Three Recap (The Managerial Moves Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-27

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Four Preview: Red Sox at Cardinals
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Craig Goldstein

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-25

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 315: Discussing World Series Game Two
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Red Sox Edition)
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Sam Miller

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Ben Carsley

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: What the Media Asked the Managers (and What it Means)
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Zachary Levine

10-24

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Recap (Cardinals Edition)
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Ben Lindbergh

10-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 314: Comparing Perceptions of World Series Game One
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Game One Preview: Cardinals at Red Sox
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Bret Sayre

10-23

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The Lineup Card: 12 Moves That Helped the Cardinals and Red Sox Win the Pennants
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Baseball Prospectus

10-23

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Playoff Prospectus: World Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Red Sox
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R.J. Anderson

10-22

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The BP Wayback Machine: Game Last
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Joe Sheehan

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Recap: Cardinals 9, Dodgers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

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July 15, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Man Who Would Replace Yadier

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R.J. Anderson

The Phillies install Grady Sizemore atop their lineup, the Cardinals finally have to fix the backup catcher spot, and Jeff Francis heads to the Yankees.

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June 26, 2014 12:15 pm

BP Top 50

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Chris Mellen, Jeff Moore and Nick J. Faleris

Two of our experts debate two very different outfield prospects from the NL Central.

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Tim Anderson vs. J.P. Crawford | Daniel Norris vs. Jose Berrios

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June 25, 2014 6:00 am

Top GM Candidates

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BP Staff

Who are some of the strongest candidates in line for the top front office job?

After the news broke that the Padres had fired General Manager Josh Byrnes, a wave of questions hit the social sphere about potential candidates for the position, questions that have been stuck on a shelf for nearly 1,000 days thanks to unprecedented continuity in the front office ranks. Everybody loves a good list, so I decided to take a page out of the prospect team handbook and poll members of the Baseball Prospectus staff and industry sources alike, asking for their thoughts on the top up-and-coming personnel stars in baseball. The goal of this exercise is to take the temperature of the moment, showing the readers which candidates are held in the highest regard by their peers when put on the spot for an answer; the goal is not to exclude talented baseball minds who are equally qualified and capable of achieving such career heights but just so happen to escape the tips of the tongues of those surveyed. Because of my specific professional relationships, I removed myself from the voting process and limited my participation to compiling the votes of confidence and organizing the personnel capsules (written by various staff members) that will accompany the list. –Jason Parks

Candidate: John Coppolella
Current role: Assistant General Manager (Braves)
Skill set: A rising star in the industry for some time, the former student manager for the Notre Dame football team has injected the characteristics of winning into his DNA through nearly 15 years experience with the two most successful franchises in the modern era (Yankees/Braves). Coppolella is fluent in both the esoteric language of scouting (he still directs pro scouting for the Braves) and the importance of advanced statistical analysis, a marriage of information management that would allow him to thrive at the helm of a team as a younger upside play. It’s an eventuality that both the writers at Baseball Prospectus (he received the most votes) and his peers in the industry think happens sooner rather than later.



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June 24, 2014 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Marco Gonzales

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Jeff Moore and J.P. Breen

The Cardinals call up last year's first-round pick to patch a battered rotation.

The Situation: With Jaime Garcia now their third starting pitcher on the disabled list, the Cardinals once again turn to a first-rounder from just one year before to help bolster their starting rotation, calling up left-handed pitcher Marco Gonzales to make his major-league debut on Wednesday.

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June 4, 2014 6:23 am

Fantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex Reyes

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Craig Goldstein

A scouting- and fantasy-based look at one of the top arms in the Cardinals system.

It’s not often you see a native of the U.S., much less New Jersey, signed in the international period, but that’s what took place when Alex Reyes left the states for the Dominican Republic. The Cardinals signed him for just under $1 million ($950,000) in December of 2012 and threw him right into Short-Season ball as an 18-year-old. It’s an aggressive assignment not to go through any complex leagues, but his familiarity with the U.S. likely played a part in their willingness to push him. Reyes started 2014 in Low-A, where he’s just under three years younger than the average player for the level, noteworthy because even if the production is mild, it would be considered a success based on his age relative to the level.

Reyes has received praise in the prospect community, and attention from dynasty leaguers thanks to a precocious skillset. That skillset remains unrefined though, and that bears itself out in the numbers. A 3.39 ERA is plenty to write home about from an 18 year old in Short-Season ball, but it’s worth nothing that along with his head-turning 27 percent strikeout rate, he produced an elevated 11 percent walk rate. Where he truly shined though is in limiting the long ball, as he allowed only one home run in 58 1/3 innings.

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May 15, 2014 6:00 am

What Scouts Are Saying: May 15, 2014

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Baseball Prospectus

Scouts' takes on Shelby Miller, Trevor Rosenthal, Julio Urias, and other interesting players.

Many of our authors make a habit of speaking to scouts and other talent evaluators in order to bring you the best baseball information available. Not all of the tidbits gleaned from those conversations make it into our articles, but we don't want them to go to waste. Instead, we'll be collecting them in a regular feature called "What Scouts Are Saying," which will be open to participation from the entire BP staff and include quotes about minor leaguers and major leaguers alike.

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April 29, 2014 12:00 am

The Call-Up: Randal Grichuk

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Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

Looking for a boost at the plate, the Cardinals turn to the prospect they acquired from the Angels for David Freese.

The Situation: With the Cardinals offense continuing to struggle, posting just a .242 batting average to date, the club made some moves looking for a spark. Calling up Greg Garcia and Randal Grichuk could give the Cardinals the boost they need to get their offense rolling in support of a pitching staff that has posted a cumulative 2.76 ERA through the season’s first 26 games.

Background: Possibly known better for being the player the Angels took one pick before popping Mike Trout, Grichuk was a legitimate first-round selection in his own right. After raking in the Arizona League in 2009 and 2010, Grichuk kept right on hitting after a promotion to Low-A Cedar Rapids, posting a .292 average in 52 games during his first full-season experience. Grichuk battled injuries in 2011, and then put up a California League-bolstered .298/.335/.488 line in 135 games, as he regained his prospect stock in 2012. The 2013 season saw Grichuk struggle at times, as he garnered his first exposure to higher-level pitching. In the end, Grichuk managed to pop 22 home runs and rip 27 doubles en route to a .780 OPS with Double-A Arkansas. An off-season trade sent Grichuk to the Cardinals in exchange for third baseman David Freese, and in his first 21 Triple-A games, Grichuk has hit .310 with eight doubles and three home runs.

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March 25, 2014 7:37 am

Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview

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Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

Part three in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

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March 19, 2014 6:00 am

Painting the Black: Up and Adams

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R.J. Anderson

Will Matt Adams be the next Cardinals part-timer to turn into a star?

You know how Earl Weaver used to break his starters in as relievers? Lately the Cardinals have employed a similar approach with their position players. St. Louis has initiated its youth in bench roles, then pushed them into everyday duty after they're acclimated to the majors. This practice has played to perfection in each of the past three seasons.

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Ben and Sam preview the Cardinals' season with Will Leitch, and Nick talks to 101 ESPN St. Louis host Kevin Wheeler (at 30:36).

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St. Louis extends Matt Carpenter and signs Aledmys Diaz, and Arizona inks Oliver Perez.



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And not because it's about the Cardinals.

I envy Sam Miller. He got to hold it in his hands. It. The book. That one. The Cardinal Way. I feel like I should whisper when I say its name. It might give me a magic power. Suddenly, I’ll be able to hit like Albert Pujols. Oh, right.

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