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Lou Brock takes part in a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the victory before the start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) Lou Brock takes part in a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the victory before the start of a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

13 Steps: Cardinal great Lou Brock on the art of stealing

“It depends on how the runner slides,” Lou Brock was saying about the number of steps to steal second base. “If he uses the crossover step like I did and slides feet

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Cards at a glance: Who's hot?

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It’s not just the weather that’s heating up in St. Louis.

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Cards win 2 Thursday, but weaknesses still present in victory

St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong (16) is tagged out by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Chris Coghlan after being picked off during the fifth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, April 27, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberso St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong (16) is tagged out by Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Chris Coghlan after being picked off during the fifth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, April 27, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberso
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But like a wave, the moment can fade. The jagged rocks the water covered haven’t gone anywhere; they can still tear the hull to pieces.

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Greg Garcia may be a bright spot for the Cards

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He’s quick, he’s hungry and he knows how to flash the leather. In the series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Greg Garcia got the nod to start at third base and didn’t disappoint.

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3 things we learned from Cardinal camp

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The gang is back in the Gateway City. After finishing up their last exhibition match in Springfield Friday, the Cardinals returned to St. Louis for a final off day before the Cubs come to town for the season opener. 

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Prediction

Schaeffer: Cubs have a pennant in the bag, but not a World Series

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With just a handful of days remaining until the games start to count, it’s time to make predictions before the 2017 season begins. Here’s how the KMOV team sees the playoff picture shaking out:

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PREVIEW

Bailey: Dodgers set to finally break through in 2017

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With just a handful of days remaining until the games start to count, it’s time to make predictions before the 2017 season begins. 

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Baseball will quickly move on from Cards' punishment, severe or not

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The final judgment has been rendered and the punishment has been meted out. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded a two-year ordeal Monday, announcing punishment for the Cardinals for the hacking scandal perpetrated by their former scouting director Chris Correa. What, then, are we left with? 

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Cards have top of the rotation to compete in postseason

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Getting to a best-of-five NLDS against the Cubs may be a long way away.  And by long way away, I mean a LONG way away. 

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Cards relying on extreme youth once again

May 22, 2016: Memphis pitcher Alex Reyes delivers a pitch during the third inning of a MiLB baseball game between the Round Rock Express and Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park in Memphis, TN. Memphis won 8-1. Austin McAfee/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Image May 22, 2016: Memphis pitcher Alex Reyes delivers a pitch during the third inning of a MiLB baseball game between the Round Rock Express and Memphis Redbirds at AutoZone Park in Memphis, TN. Memphis won 8-1. Austin McAfee/CSM (Cal Sport Media via AP Image
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Mike Matheny must be getting ready to pull his hair out, wouldn’t you think? Managers rarely want to go with such extreme inexperience with just a couple weeks to go in the regular season and fighting for your playoff life each and every night. 

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FELDMAN: Figuring out the real Jedd Gyorko

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I don’t think very many people saw this coming.  When the Cardinals traded for Jedd Gyorko from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Jon Jay they saw a career .238 hitter who had recently spent time in Triple-A to jump start his career. 

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Cardinals commit to hearings, prep for arbitration with Wacha, Martinez

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As the fans lined up for autographs in the big ballroom during the team’s Winter Warm-up, Cardinal general manager John Mozeliak stood at the lectern in a small conference space on the fourth floor facing reporters. 

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Signing of Fowler reflective of market, and Cards' place within it

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After much wailing and gnashing of keys from Cardinal Nation, the team officially announced the signing of Dexter Fowler at a press conference Friday morning.

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Matt Holliday signs one-year contract with the Yankees

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Long time Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday is headed to New York to play for the Yankees.

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Cardinals look to groom Molina's replacement

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, talks with fellow catcher Carson Kelly during spring training baseball practice Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, left, talks with fellow catcher Carson Kelly during spring training baseball practice Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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For years we’ve known this time was coming.  It’s not here yet but, man, it’s getting close.  Yadier Molina is 34 years old and is getting to the point in his career where regular days off are not just something to discuss.  

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Cardinals change the status quo with Cecil agreement

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Well, no one can say the Cardinals are being cheap now I suppose.  After reportedly agreeing to a four year deal with lefty reliever Brett Cecil (the Cardinals do not announce deals until they are official) for a touch more than $30 million the organization is showing just how much they intend to get back into the race in the National League Central. 

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Cards need to keep Carpenter hitting third

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The Cardinals priority this offseason needs to go towards making sure their starting pitching – heck, their pitching in general – is good enough to compete with the best of the best next year. I’m all about defense.  Don’t get me wrong. 

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With reports Cards committing to Carpenter at 1B, roster herd will begin to thin

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The Cardinals began the process of consolidating their roster, reportedly committing to Matt Carpenter as their first baseman in the coming season. 

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Exercising Jaime Garcia's option a no-brainer

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The decision was not hard.  Like, at all.  The Cardinals experienced first-hand just how volatile starting pitching can be during the 2016 season.  With so much uncertainty heading into next year they had to pick up Jaime Garcia’s $12 million option.

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With contract extension and finished staff, all eyes are now on Matheny

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Enough of 2016, say the Cardinals. A day after the Cubs won an all-time-great Game 7 and brought home the long-awaited World Series title, St. Louis solidified the stewardship of the franchise awaiting them in their next game; the season opener at Busch in 2017. 

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Matheny signs 3-year contract extension

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has signed a three-year contract extension.  

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Lessons from the '16 World Series and what it means for the '17 Cardinals

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When you watch the World Series keep in mind the old adage that’s been true in baseball for, heck, 100 years or so.  Good pitching beats good hitting.

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Could the Cardinals take a Cubs outfielder this winter? Don't rule it out

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Cardinals GM John Mozeliak has said very clearly his intent is to upgrade center field for 2017.  

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5 years ago today, Freese's walk-off home run led the Cardinals to victory

Teammates celebrate with St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese after Freese hit a walk-off home run during the 11th inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis.  (Credit: AP Photo / Eric Gay) Teammates celebrate with St. Louis Cardinals' David Freese after Freese hit a walk-off home run during the 11th inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (Credit: AP Photo / Eric Gay)
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Thursday marks the five-year anniversary of the day David Freese sent the City of St. Louis into party mode.

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Cardinals facing a new reality

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The best piece of advice I ever received was three words: Deal in reality. Ran out of money and can’t pay a bill? It doesn’t matter what circumstances led to it or how unfair it is, you need to find some cash. 

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What role will Alex Reyes have in 2017?

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It will be a question that gets asked to Mike Matheny and John Mozeliak time and time and time and time again once spring training hits.  Heck, the question might just come up before then. Where will Alex Reyes pitch in 2017?  

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What to do with Jaime Garcia's 2017 option?

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The Cardinals are certainly not used to having this much time to make decisions in the offseason.  It’s not every year they’re completely finished and having postseason meetings in early to mid-October. 

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Grichuk still in Cardinals plans for the future

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Did anyone in Major League Baseball have a better bad year than Cardinals outfielder Randal Grichuk?  For someone who was demoted (twice) and buried after a paltry .462 OPS in June things turned out, actually, not so bad for the 25 year old. 

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