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A 2015 guide to the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

A 2015 guide to the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

This was one of my first posts for CardinalsFarm way back in February of 2013 and I thought it would be a great time to bring it back for 2015 since my readership has increased tremendously. The Cardinals have built one of the best minor league systems in Major League Baseball. Several of the top […]

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St. Louis Cardinals sign veteran minor league catcher

St. Louis Cardinals sign veteran minor league catcher

The St. Louis Cardinals made a small move on Monday as they signed Alberto Rosario, a veteran minor league catcher, to a minor league contract. This report is via BaseballAmerica’s transaction page. Rosario will come to the Cardinals after a year in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Rosario, 27,  was originally signed by the Los […]

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St Louis Cardinals: A recap of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

St Louis Cardinals: A recap of the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak attended the 2014 MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, but had plenty of time to visit the San Diego Zoo or play a round of 18 holes (if that’s his thing) or enjoy the beautiful December weather. That is because him and his staff were not very busy […]

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Position Rankings Review

Looking back at the top 5 shortstops in the Cardinals organization

Looking back at the top 5 shortstops in the Cardinals organization

With my top 50 prospect list completed and my positional rankings about to heat up, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my positional rankings from before the 2014 season. I will take a look at the predictions I made for each player and give an update on how the […]

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Looking back at the top 5 second basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Looking back at the top 5 second basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

With my top 50 prospect list completed and my positional rankings about to heat up, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my positional rankings from before the 2014 season. I will take a look at the predictions I made for each player and give an update on how the […]

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Position Rankings Review: Looking back at the top 5 first basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Position Rankings Review: Looking back at the top 5 first basemen in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

With my top 50 prospect list completed and my positional rankings about to heat up, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my positional rankings from before the 2014 season. I will take a look at the predictions I made for each player and give an update on how the […]

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Top Prospect Countdown

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: 5 players who just missed

St. Louis Cardinals Top Prospect Countdown: 5 players who just missed

With my top 50 prospect list out now for a couple of weeks, I thought I would look back at a few prospects who did not make the list, but where very close. These prospects would fit in the 51-60 range and are in no particular order, but could make their way into the mid-season […]

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Reviewing the top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

Reviewing the top 50 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals organization

About a week and a half ago, I completed my top 50 prospect list for the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Again, this is just my opinion and not affiliated with the club. While I released my list in 5 player chunks, you never got to see the full 50. So, here it is: 50. Sam […]

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Reviewing the Top 10 Prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals Organization

Reviewing the Top 10 Prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals Organization

On Black Friday, I completed my top 50 prospect list, unveiling prospects 5 through 1. As I have done the weekends before this, I want to share my thoughts on the two lists I revealed this past week, not only 1-5, but also 6-10, which were announced on Wednesday. First, here are top 10 prospects […]

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Polls

St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

When I asked this week’s poll question, I realized it could become one-sided. Lance Lynn was probably the most obvious answer to the question of which player should receive the next contract extension. To make things more interesting, I could have included Jason Heyward in the poll, but technically the Cardinals would not be buying […]

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Monday Poll: Who should the St. Louis Cardinals give an extension to next?

Monday Poll: Who should the St. Louis Cardinals give an extension to next?

Contract extensions have been some Jekyll and some Hyde for the St. Louis Cardinals the past few years. A process started by former Indians GM John Hart and perfected by former Rays’ GM Andrew Friedman, contract extensions to arbitration eligible players are now starting to become common place. The Cardinals have issued two such extensions […]

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Poll Results: Which St. Louis Cardinal could be traded next?

Poll Results: Which St. Louis Cardinal could be traded next?

It seems like my poll questions have been curses lately, in that something happens throughout the week to make the question no longer valid. It has happened several times this offseason and with the winter meetings this week, I was certain it would have happened this week with this specific question. Prior to the winter […]

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Opinions

Jay-OK: Jon Jay’s success in 2014

Jay-OK: Jon Jay’s success in 2014

Following a disappointing 2013 that included a dismal postseason, Jon Jay was the whipping boy of many Cardinal fans. The front office recognized a need to improve in center field, and as such, they acquired Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for David Freese and Fernando Salas. Bourjos received every opportunity […]

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St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

When I asked this week’s poll question, I realized it could become one-sided. Lance Lynn was probably the most obvious answer to the question of which player should receive the next contract extension. To make things more interesting, I could have included Jason Heyward in the poll, but technically the Cardinals would not be buying […]

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5 possible sleepers in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system for 2015

5 possible sleepers in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system for 2015

Every year it seems like a couple of Cardinals minor leaguers appear out of nowhere around mid-season and start to shoot up the prospect rankings. In 2014 it was Rowan Wick or Magneuris Sierra or Nick Petree. These are names that some people have heard of, but the majority of Cardinals fans don’t know. Now, […]

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Roster Moves

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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St. Louis Cardinals announce minor league coaching assignments for 2015

St. Louis Cardinals announce minor league coaching assignments for 2015

Late on Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals announced their 2015 minor league coaching assignments. The organization has 5 new managers in place for the upcoming year. Former Triple-A Memphis manager Pop Warner will move within the organization to become a roving infield instructor. Mike Schildt, formerly of Double-A Springfield will take his spot. Filling the […]

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Cardinals sign reliever Matt Belisle to one-year deal

Cardinals sign reliever Matt Belisle to one-year deal

The St. Louis Cardinals added to their bullpen depth by bringing in veteran right-handed reliever Matt Belisle. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Belisle has agreed to sign for one year at $3.5 million. Rosenthal adds that Belisle will receive incentives based on appearances: $150,000 at 50 appearances, $150,000 for hitting 60 appearances, and finally […]

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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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Jay-OK: Jon Jay’s success in 2014

Jay-OK: Jon Jay’s success in 2014

| December 18, 2014

Following a disappointing 2013 that included a dismal postseason, Jon Jay was the whipping boy of many Cardinal fans. The front office recognized a need to improve in center field, and as such, they acquired Peter Bourjos and Randal Grichuk from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for David Freese and Fernando Salas. Bourjos received every opportunity […]

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A 2015 guide to the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

A 2015 guide to the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

| December 18, 2014

This was one of my first posts for CardinalsFarm way back in February of 2013 and I thought it would be a great time to bring it back for 2015 since my readership has increased tremendously. The Cardinals have built one of the best minor league systems in Major League Baseball. Several of the top […]

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St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

St. Louis Cardinals: Lance Lynn is most deserving of a contract extension

| December 18, 2014

When I asked this week’s poll question, I realized it could become one-sided. Lance Lynn was probably the most obvious answer to the question of which player should receive the next contract extension. To make things more interesting, I could have included Jason Heyward in the poll, but technically the Cardinals would not be buying […]

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