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11-24

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27

2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-18

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10

Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement
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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

11-13

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4

Hot Stove Scouting Report: Justin Masterson
by
Mark Anderson

10-27

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13

Daisy Cutter: Oscar Taveras' Wondrous Career
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-20

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46

Pebble Hunting: The Best Teams Should Make The World Series; A Defense of Bud Selig
by
Sam Miller

10-17

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22

Playoff Prospectus: A Three-Act Tragedy, A Three-Act Triumph: NLCS Game 5
by
Mike Gianella

10-16

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9

Skewed Left: The Molina Mind-bender
by
Zachary Levine

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Five Preview
by
Mike Gianella

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: No Pitching and No Defense Make St. Louis (Almost) Go Home: NLCS Game 4
by
R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: Karmic Kickback: NLCS Game 3
by
Doug Thorburn

10-14

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8

Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-13

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6

Playoff Prospectus: It's a Very Very Mad World
by
R.J. Anderson

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
by
Mike Gianella

10-11

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3

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Saturday Previews
by
Sam Miller and R.J. Anderson

10-11

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14

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Series Preview: Giants vs. Cardinals
by
R.J. Anderson

10-09

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39

Prospectus Feature: Check Out This Obnoxious Cardinals Fan
by
Brian Gunn

10-08

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4

BP Unfiltered: The Cardinals' Flickering Magic Lantern
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-08

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18

Playoff Prospectus: Mattingly's Missteps: NLDS Game Four
by
Sahadev Sharma

10-06

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5

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Monday Previews
by
Mike Gianella and Zachary Levine

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Two Previews
by
Doug Thorburn and Sahadev Sharma

09-12

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17

Notes About Baseball: Talking About Money
by
Rocco DeMaro

08-20

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2

Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts
by
R.J. Anderson

08-02

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19

Trade Deadline
by
Sam Miller and Tim Collins

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Trade from the Depths
by
Jeff Quinton, Mike Gianella and Jason Parks

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Vouch for Masterson
by
R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

07-30

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25

Moonshot: Separating the Phenoms Who'll Make It From Those Who Won't
by
Robert Arthur

07-15

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5

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

06-26

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11

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

06-25

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15

Top GM Candidates
by
BP Staff

06-24

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6

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

06-04

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Fantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex Reyes
by
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
by
Mark Anderson and Craig Goldstein

03-25

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18

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

03-19

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3

Painting the Black: Up and Adams
by
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
by
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
by
Russell A. Carleton

03-04

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

02-21

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

02-07

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38

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

12-16

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4

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

11-26

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9

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

11-25

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

11-25

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

11-25

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24

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

11-22

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Rumor Roundup: Third Baseman for Sale
by
Daniel Rathman

11-12

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15

Overthinking It: Picking an Appropriate Cardinals Shortstop
by
Ben Lindbergh

11-11

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28

One Move: National League Central
by
Craig Goldstein

11-04

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Rumor Roundup: Restarting the Rumor Mill
by
Daniel Rathman

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November 24, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects

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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

The Cardinals have recently produced both role players and impact talent from their system, a trend that looks to continue.

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November 18, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: Heyward Movement

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Sam Miller, Jeff Moore, Ben Carsley and Wilson Karaman

The Cardinals get one of the best young stars in the game, while the Braves add club-controlled pitching.

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"Experienced somewhat mysterious drop in velocity in 2014 and if only temporary could result in a strong resurgence during the coming season."

Justin Masterson

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On Sunday, Oscar Taveras and Edilia Arvelo died in a car crash. The Cardinals outfielder was 22.

When I was in seventh grade, a classmate unexpectedly passed away. To say he was a close friend would be rewriting history, but I went to a small junior high school with about 60 or so kids in my graduating class, so I obviously knew him pretty well and I reacted to his passing in an odd way. When my mom came in my room and told me what had happened, I didn’t cry, I didn’t feel sad; I just felt empty. To distract myself from this confusing, tragic event, I went into my desk drawer and started filtering through my baseball cards, smiling as I got to Frank Thomas and Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards.

That’s what baseball is supposed to be, an escape from reality. We forget about all the things happening around us and slip into a wonderland of home runs and strikeouts. But the fact is, we all too often forget that these baseball players we watch for entertainment are real people with real lives. That truth once again smacked us in the face on Sunday evening.

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The commissioner's lasting legacy isn't randomness and meaningless. It's a more fair world.

For all the excitement of this postseason’s individual games, there is a fairly common sentiment out there that something sucks about a system so random that sub-par teams get to fluke their way to the World Series, thus stripping the season of its power to make sure the best teams are rewarded. Why play a long season and then reduce the championship to coin flips? Why continually expand postseason until every champ resembles Chris Moneymaker? Zachary Levine foretold this postseason in his epitaph for Bud Selig, written in August:

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The Giants play on, while Mike Matheny manages one that we'll never forget.

Baseball is boring. Baseball is slow. We need to speed up the pace of the game. The kids aren’t going to watch the games if this keeps up.

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Could sending Molina to the batter's box essentially without a bat be a better option for the Cardinals simply due to his elite talents behind the plate?

When Yadier Molina went to the bullpen to warm up Trevor Rosenthal in Game 3 of the NLCS, the speculation was totally warranted. Why not bring Molina in to catch with his oblique injury? That’s something that affects the swing, and if you can get some defensive work out of him, that’s where so much of his value is anyway.

In that light, we had received one of my favorite questions to the Effectively Wild podcast, which Ben and Sam passed along:

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October 16, 2014 12:52 am

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Game Five Preview

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Mike Gianella

The Cardinals have their backs up against the wall facing the Giants ace, while their (possibly) ailing stud tries to extend their season one more game.

After the Cardinals took an early lead in Game Four of the NLCS, the Giants rallied and held on for a 6-4 win to take a commanding 3-1 advantage in the series. Here are the PECOTA odds and the matchups for Game Five of the NLCS.

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Both teams' bats were awake and neither got much out of their starting pitchers, but the Giants bullpen did what the Cardinals' couldn't and put St. Louis on the brink of elimination.

The big winners of Game Four's match-up between the Cardinals and Giants? The hitters. The two sides combined to score more than 10 runs in the series for the first time on Wednesday night. (In the previous two games, the final score had been 5-4; as if that one extra run were taunting them.) Together, the Cardinals and Giants hitters notched 22 hits (six of which went for extra bases) and 10 walks. It was a good night.

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October 15, 2014 6:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Karmic Kickback: NLCS Game 3

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Doug Thorburn

The Giants built an early lead, only to see their offense go silent until a critical error by the Cardinals in extra innings.

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October 14, 2014 1:41 am

Baseball Therapy: The Other Playoff Myths

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Russell A. Carleton

A prequel to the much-anticipated "The Other Other Other Other Playoff Myths," because really, the myths go forever...

We live in a world where the Kansas City Royals are on the doorstep of the World Series. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. (Jon Heyman of CBS and Steve Wulf of ESPN did!) There were plenty of people at the beginning of the year who were willing to make the “outlandish” prediction that the Royals might sneak in and grab a Wild Card (they did!) but the World Series? Baseball is full of surprises.

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October 13, 2014 12:36 am

Playoff Prospectus: It's a Very Very Mad World

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R.J. Anderson

The outcome never seemed in doubt, as Madison Bumgarner continued to be some kind of dominant.

Here's what you need to know about Game One between the Giants and Cardinals: Marco Gonzales began warming with nobody out in the fourth inning.

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