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0 Looking Back on Tomorrow: St. Louis Cardinals by Jeff Quinton
2 Transaction Analysis: The Three Types of Extension by Bryan Grosnick
6 Short Relief: Disputing Crash, Remembering Bonderman, and Forgetting Pham by Zack Moser, David Temple and James Fegan
6 Rubbing Mud: Carlos Martinez, Tunnels, and PECOTA by Matthew Trueblood
4 Rubbing Mud: Yadier Molina Through PECOTA's Eyes by Matthew Trueblood
1 Flu-Like Symptoms: Counting Cardinals by Rob Mains
10 Transaction Analysis: Daddy Long Legs Hops From Chicago to St. Louis by Matthew Trueblood
0 Transaction Analysis: Holliday in New York by Kenny Ducey
26 Transaction Analysis: Atlanta's Old-Fashioned Rebuild by Matthew Trueblood
2 Prospect Profile: Magneuris Sierra by Ryan Davis
0 The Call-Up: Luke Weaver by Christopher Crawford and George Bissell
2 The Call-Up: Alex Reyes by Christopher Crawford and George Bissell
1 What You Need to Know: Hey Switch, Turn It Over and Hit It by Emma Baccellieri
0 Transaction Analysis: Cardinals Add Duke to Bullpen by James Fegan and Christopher Crawford
0 Raising Aces: Warm It Up, Chris by Doug Thorburn
0 What You Need to Know: Ambition Can Lead Only To Failure by Nicolas Stellini
0 Player Profile: The Cardinals' Sleeper Prospects by Ryan Davis
0 BP Unfiltered: Hope Springs Eternal, Shouldn’t by Rob Mains
1 Two-Strike Approach: Aledmys Diaz and the Value of Development by Cat Garcia
0 Transaction Analysis: The St. Louis Outfield Shuffle by Grant Jones, Christopher Crawford and Bryan Grosnick
2 Raising Aces: Two Very Different Greinke Masterpieces by Doug Thorburn
2 What You Need to Know: What Is A Catch, And What Does It Matter? by Emma Baccellieri
3 Transaction Analysis: Escape From L.A. by Bryan Grosnick and Brendan Gawlowski
0 Raising Aces: Instant Gratification by Doug Thorburn
0 Transaction Analysis: Just A Guy(s) by Bryan Grosnick
9 Prospectus Feature: Wainwright's Curve Takes A Turn For the Worse by Ryan Davis
0 What You Need to Know: Nomar Mazara Makes Five Of Us Look Smart by Daniel Rathman
21 Life at the Margins: Why St. Louisians Pursed Their Lips And Yelled Boooooo by Rian Watt
7 Winter Is Coming by Brendan Gawlowski
0 Rumor Roundup: Angels Out Of Their Depth by Demetrius Bell
2 Baseball Therapy: Let's Figure Out What a Scouting Department's Entire Product is Worth by Russell A. Carleton
12 Rubbing Mud: Why Do So Many Baseball Men Say Bad Things About Jason Heyward? by Matthew Trueblood
1 Rumor Roundup: Is Yovani Gallardo Worth the 13th Pick? by Daniel Rathman
1 Rubbing Mud: How Carpenter Swung the Hammer by Matthew Trueblood
3 Transaction Analysis: How the NL Division Winners Got Here by BP Staff
13 Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals by Sahadev Sharma
0 What You Need to Know: Cardinals Clinch; Cardinals Are Doomed? by Daniel Rathman
1 What You Need to Know: July 23, 2015 by Steven Jacobson
5 Rubbing Mud: The Hollidays are Coming to an End in St. Louis by Matthew Trueblood
2 Rubbing Mud: The Best Rivalry In Baseball (Right Now) by Matthew Trueblood
5 What You Need to Know: Jake! by Ian Frazer
2 Painting the Black: Truth-Testing TRAA by R.J. Anderson
3 BP Chicago by Matthew Trueblood
35 Prospectus Feature: How To Design A Modern Box Score by Jesse Krailler
38 Baseball Therapy: Hit the Pitcher Eighth? by Russell A. Carleton
4 Every Team's Moneyball: St. Louis Cardinals: The Player Development Appliance by Ken Funck
27 Rubbing Mud: Four Good Young PItchers, Four Unusual Situations by Matthew Trueblood
0 Rumor Roundup: Cardinals Like Their Rotation, Intent On Improving Their Rotation At Great Cost by Chris Mosch
1 Transaction Analysis: Grilli, Pierz In by R.J. Anderson
10 Fantasy Team Preview: St. Louis Cardinals by Matt Collins
Double-switching makes for a very odd end-game in Cincinnati, Andrew Benintendi debuts with amazing hair, and David Price goes an inning too long.
The Tuesday Takeaway
The Reds entered the bottom of the eighth inning down 5-4 to the Cardinals. Of course, some things happened before that, with the most noteworthy including ’s first home run since 2012 Adam Wainwright
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St. Louis avoids breaking the bank, but picks up a useful left-hander signed through 2017.
Notable pitching performances this week from Chris Archer, Chris Tillman and Mike Leake. Stephen Strasburg's perfect season gets befouled. Meanwhile, a baseball traveled 484 feet and Francisco Liriano righted himself.
The Thursday Takeaway
We’re not supposed to talk about pitcher wins anymore. There’s no real need to count the ways that the statistic is misleading and poorly constructed; Brian Kenny can take care of that for you. If you read this site, you should know why it’s not the greatest barometer of pitching success in a world filled with poor pitching barometers. In a world of blind men, the one-eyed man is king. The pitcher win is a blind man without a nose or nerve endings in his fingers. Read the full article... The Cardinals system is in a relatively fallow period, but one underestimates their development system at his own peril. We talk to pitchers Sandy Alcantara and Junior Fernandez.
Background: The St. Louis farm system is not what it once was. After several years rated as one of the best systems in the game, featuring impact talent at the top, supplemented by seemingly endless depth, most experts see the Cards’ system as having few in the way of potential stars and thin in the way of depth. Back in 2011, when the Cardinals’ A-ball affiliate was in Quad Cities, it won the Midwest League title with a roster that included , Kolten Wong , Greg Garcia , Carlos Martinez , Seth Maness , Kevin Siegrist , and the late Trevor Rosenthal . Oscar Taveras Read the full article... When it comes to the standings on the first day of the second half, what you see is *mostly* what you get.
Last year, the Cardinals had the best record in baseball, 100-62. The Pirates were second best, 98-64. This year, at the All-Star break, the teams find themselves looking up—looking pretty far up, in fact; 7.0 games for St. Louis and 7.5 for Pittsburgh—at the Cubs. Worse, they’re currently fourth and fifth, respectively, in the race for the two National League Wild Card slots, 1.0 and 1.5 games, respectively, behind the Mets and Marlins for the last spot. It’s leading fans of the two teams to ask,
Are the Cubs really this good? and Are we really this bad? Cubs fans, by contrast, are looking at a team that was a ridiculous 39-15 record after play on June 10 but 14-20—third worst in the National League, tied for seventh worst in the majors—ever since.  Read the full article... A missed season put Aledmys Diaz behind the developmental curve, but in the past 12 months he has caught up.
“About as close as the Cardinals get to a ‘You only moved the headstones!’-level mistake, hasn’t impressed since signing a four-year, $8 million contract prior to 2014. The expectation now is that he could turn into an extra infielder. Diaz passed through waivers untouched in July, so the rest of the league might find that evaluation a tad optimistic.” Aledmys Diaz
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Randal Grichuk plays himself back to Triple-A, Mat Latos wears out another welcome, and the Dodgers and Mariners make an intriguing minor swap. Standout pitching performances this week, including Zack Greinke, Francisco Liriano and Adam Wainwright.
The past week to 10 days has seen a return to past glory for a pair of veteran right-handed, with both
and Zack Greinke providing optimism that their respective seasons can be salvaged. A veteran southpaw has not been so lucky, and though Adam Wainwright ’s last two starts came in week nine of the season (he was skipped this past week), he is scheduled to pitch today and all eyes will be on his performance and any potential adjustments that he makes. Francisco Liriano
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The Thursday Takeaway
“What is a catch?”—one of the more complex existential questions of our time, albeit usually only in the context of the NFL and the subjectivity of its rules. In Thursday’s Cardinals-Reds game, though, it got a relatively rare turn in baseball’s limelight.
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Carl Crawford's tumultuous time in Tinsel Town comes to an end and Trea Turner gets the call.
Standout performances this week from Yu Darvish, Carlos Martinez and Aaron Nola.