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What to expect from Cardinals Minor League Spring Training

What to expect from Cardinals Minor League Spring Training

The MLB’ers are a week or so into camp and will begin Grapefruit League play this Thursday with the first of many against the Miami Marlins. There are already many Cards’ minor league players in camp, thanks to the club’s STEP program.  The rest of the minor leaguers will report to Jupiter early next week, around […]

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Redbirds prepare for a new era in Memphis under Cardinals’ ownership

Redbirds prepare for a new era in Memphis under Cardinals’ ownership

Visiting AutoZone Park this past week, it’s hard to imagine that baseball will be played on April 3rd at the Memphis Redbirds downtown home stadium, when the Redbirds are scheduled to take on the parent club St. Louis Cardinals in a much-anticipated exhibition game before the Cards jet off to Chicago for their season opener. […]

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Buffa’s Bullets: Hamilton Relapse Is A Harsh Lesson

Buffa’s Bullets: Hamilton Relapse Is A Harsh Lesson

Greetings Cardinals Farm readers, Let’s break open Thursday afternoon with a variety of ideas. When I think of bullet rounds, I think of a good pot of beef stew. A little bit of everything inside one dish. Delicious, filling and just right for a fan in need. Let’s get right into it. Josh Hamilton‘s relapse […]

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Position Previews

A look at the top shortstops in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

A look at the top shortstops in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

The shortstop position can be a tough position to project as it’s one of the toughest positions to play on the field and there is so much turnover from year-to-year. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ideal shortstop in mind and ironically, the guy at the highest level does not have that makeup. If you […]

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A look at the second base depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

A look at the second base depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

As we continue our Spring Training look at the depth within the St. Louis Cardinals organization, we are going to hit a position that has some solid depth. Unlike catcher and first base, second base has a couple legit major league prospects and they are scattered throughout the system eliminating the gap we find at […]

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A look at the first base depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

A look at the first base depth in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system

Man, it has been a while since I have tickled the keyboards as I have been dealing with some personal issues, but it feels great to be back, even if it’s a reduced role for now. Before I look at the first base position, I want to say what an incredible team I have here […]

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MLB Related

Monday Mailbag: Expectations For Michael Wacha

Monday Mailbag: Expectations For Michael Wacha

Greetings folks, I am here to help you kick the dust off the legs and start the work week off right. Taking a cue from fellow Farm writer Chase Probert, I am going to take a stab at the mailbag this morning. A little question and answer session for your morning stretch. A couple of […]

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Buffa’s Bullets: Hamilton Relapse Is A Harsh Lesson

Buffa’s Bullets: Hamilton Relapse Is A Harsh Lesson

Greetings Cardinals Farm readers, Let’s break open Thursday afternoon with a variety of ideas. When I think of bullet rounds, I think of a good pot of beef stew. A little bit of everything inside one dish. Delicious, filling and just right for a fan in need. Let’s get right into it. Josh Hamilton‘s relapse […]

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Examining how Randy Choate can be an effective reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals

Examining how Randy Choate can be an effective reliever for the St. Louis Cardinals

It is a rare occasion that I write on a major league topic, but I wanted to share some frustration I had recently. The topic of Randy Choate came up in one of the Facebook groups I am a part of and I felt like there was some unfair criticisms unleashed on the 39-year old […]

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Polls

Monday Poll: Which Cardinals’ opponent has the best pitching rotation?

Monday Poll: Which Cardinals’ opponent has the best pitching rotation?

I was watching something this weekend and they were looking at the Washington Nationals’ pitching staff and it seemed like it was one ace after another. The addition of Max Scherzer has put that club on the map in terms of a possible World Series run. At the same time, the Los Angeles Dodgers have […]

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Poll Results: Which former Cardinal will be missed the most?

Poll Results: Which former Cardinal will be missed the most?

For this week’s question, I wanted to look at former Cardinals and what their departure from the club would mean for the 2015 team. As I mentioned in the poll post, the Cardinals did not lose any offensive pieces, it all came from pitching where they lost Shelby Miller, Jason Motte, and Pat Neshek. Here […]

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Poll: Which former Cardinal will be missed the most?

Poll: Which former Cardinal will be missed the most?

The 2014-2015 offseason has not had as much turnover as other years. The Cardinals lost no “major” players to free-agency and there was only one trade made, although it would be considered a major trade. The point is, there was not one player lost that was a true difference maker, but there were a few […]

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Opinions

A look at the 10 most MLB ready prospects in the Cardinals organization

A look at the 10 most MLB ready prospects in the Cardinals organization

Ranking the 10 most MLB ready prospects is much different from coming up with a top 10 prospect list. When doing the regular prospect list, you factor in things like projectability and upside as well as relative closeness to the big leagues. MLB ready prospects do not usually have a lot of upside, they are […]

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Monday Mailbag: Expectations For Michael Wacha

Monday Mailbag: Expectations For Michael Wacha

Greetings folks, I am here to help you kick the dust off the legs and start the work week off right. Taking a cue from fellow Farm writer Chase Probert, I am going to take a stab at the mailbag this morning. A little question and answer session for your morning stretch. A couple of […]

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Spring Training: My love/hate relationship with the greatest game on earth

Spring Training: My love/hate relationship with the greatest game on earth

I am a baseball fan. Always have been and always will be. Yeah, I can get into football or basketball, but if there is baseball on television, I am watching it. Even if it’s not the Cardinals, which is something my non-sports loving wife can’t grasp. I will watch a Sunday Night Baseball game between […]

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Roster Moves

Cardinals Sign Right Hander Carlos Villanueva

Cardinals Sign Right Hander Carlos Villanueva

The Cardinals have been opportunistic in seeking out additions to their pitching staff, and on Wednesday, they may have added the final piece of their puzzle. Desiring a long reliever and spot starter to provide depth for the recovering Michael Wacha and the less-accomplished Carlos Martinez, the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with veteran Carlos Villanueva […]

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Cardinals Acquire Prospect Michael Ohlman from Orioles

Cardinals Acquire Prospect Michael Ohlman from Orioles

In a depth maneuver, the Cardinals added another catcher to their 40-man roster on Tuesday by picking up minor league backstop Michael Ohlman from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. Ohlman had a breakout season in 2012 for Baltimore’s Low-A affiliate, the Delmarva Shorebirds. Over 209 plate appearances, Ohlman hit .304/.411/.456 with 2 homers […]

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Cardinals sign Mark Reynolds

Cardinals sign Mark Reynolds

As the Cardinals searched for right-handed bench power, Mark Reynolds was apparently their target. On Thursday, they landed the man they wanted as Reynolds signed a one-year deal for $2 million with incentives based on playing time pending a physical. The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Reynolds spent 2014 with […]

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Other Recent Posts

St. Louis Cardinals: Should a veteran starting pitcher be on John Mozeliak’s radar?

St. Louis Cardinals: Should a veteran starting pitcher be on John Mozeliak’s radar?

| November 28, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has already shown this offseason that he plans on being aggressive.  The only proof you need is that he traded a prized, 23-year old, cost controlled pitcher for an outfielder that is looking at heading for free agency in the near future with no guarantee that he will […]

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A look at the Spring Training coverage at CardinalsFarm

A look at the Spring Training coverage at CardinalsFarm

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals will begin their 2015 Spring Training schedule versus the Miami Marlins. For some people, these games will wash away the memories of the 2014 National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants. For others, the new games will be a welcome sight after an awful winter in the […]

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A look at the 10 most MLB ready prospects in the Cardinals organization

A look at the 10 most MLB ready prospects in the Cardinals organization

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ranking the 10 most MLB ready prospects is much different from coming up with a top 10 prospect list. When doing the regular prospect list, you factor in things like projectability and upside as well as relative closeness to the big leagues. MLB ready prospects do not usually have a lot of upside, they are […]

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What to expect from Cardinals Minor League Spring Training

What to expect from Cardinals Minor League Spring Training

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

The MLB’ers are a week or so into camp and will begin Grapefruit League play this Thursday with the first of many against the Miami Marlins. There are already many Cards’ minor league players in camp, thanks to the club’s STEP program.  The rest of the minor leaguers will report to Jupiter early next week, around […]

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