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Alex Reyes No. 8 prospect in 2016

All three of St. Louis' top-100 prospects are pitchers, with Marco Gonzalez (No. 76) and Jack Flaherty (No. 83) joining Reyes on the list. Law: Top 100 prospects (Insider)

Cards' prospects worse than you think?

For a team that's been so productive recently, St. Louis' No. 19 farm system ranking seems low. Why the surprising drop? Ranking all 30 farm systems (Insider)

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Big year ahead for Stephen Piscotty

He doesn't have the raw talent of other big league outfielders, but he's a perpetual overachiever. Don't count out a breakout season that brings 18-22 homers. Breakout hitters in 2016 (Insider)

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World Series or Super Bowl contender?

Brian Jordan was in the Atlanta Falcons' defensive backfield but went on to a lengthy MLB career. He's best remembered as an outfielder with the Cardinals and Braves. Dual MLB-NFL players

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Where will Austin Jackson end up?

Jackson is a capable everyday CF who may have to accept a corner or backup OF spot at this point. He'd be an upgrade for non-contenders like the A's, Phillies and Reds or a useful piece for contenders like the Orioles, Indians, Angels and Cardinals. Unsigned free agents (Insider)

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Cardinals lineup vs. Jake Arrieta

In eight starts over the past two seasons, Arrieta has a 1.86 ERA against the Cardinals and they've hit .208 against him. The four or five games that Arrieta starts against St. Louis could decide the NL Central. Hitter vs. pitcher matchups to watch

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Randal Grichuk's time is now

With both Jason Heyward and Jon Jay gone, the Cardinals have to hope that Grichuk becomes a reliable source of run production this year, Buster Olney writes. Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)

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Standout group made the Hall in 2014

Featuring three first-ballot players in Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and three iconic managers in Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, the Baseball Hall of Fame class of '14 is among the best of all time. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes

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Would adding the DH give the Cardinals an edge?

Adding the DH to the NL would allow for St. Louis to get veterans -- like Matt Holliday -- into the lineup while giving them a day off in the field.

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Cardinals to be conservative with Molina

St. Louis doesn't have a clear answer on what Yadier Molina's capabilities will be upon his return from thumb surgery. But the team will likely take a cautious approach, especially with Brayan Pena under contract. Injury updates (Insider)

Diaz to St. Louis this year?

While Aledmys Diaz will likely open the season at Triple-A Memphis, an eventual move to St. Louis could be in the cards for the shortstop prospect in the near future. MLB rumors roundup

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Manfred hits brakes on potential NL DH talk

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told ESPN that he did not mean to give the impression during his comments at last week's owners meetings that NL clubs want to adopt the designated hitter.

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The key to Carlos Martinez's success

Martinez enjoyed a breakout season in 2015, thanks in large part to his highly effective slider, which ranks as one of the top pitches among starters in baseball. Best pitches in MLB (Insider)

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Report: Rosenthal says no extension talks

Having avoided arbitration with the Cardinals last week, Trevor Rosenthal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the subject of a multiyear contract extension never came up during negotiations. MLB rumors roundup

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Don't sleep on the Cardinals in 2016

The Cubs might be getting all the headlines as the season approaches, but St. Louis still has a good team and a history of success. Buster Olney ranks manager Mike Matheny's group among the game's best. Top 10 teams (Insider)

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Seoul court fines Cardinals' Oh for gambling

New Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh has been fined 10 million won ($8,300) for breaking South Korean gambling laws by betting around 40 million won ($33,000) at a Macau casino.

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Upton makes sense for Cardinals

Given St. Louis' struggles on offense last season, Jim Bowden thinks Justin Upton would fit nicely in right field for the Cards. Fits for free agents (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs64724th
Batting Average.25312th
On Base Percentage.32113th
Slugging Percentage.39423rd
Earned Run Average2.941st
Quality Starts1061st
WHIP1.2511th
BAA.2468th

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