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By Derrick Goold | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's lead Cardinals beat writer provides baseball writing, suggested reading, whimsy, and lagniappe from the ballpark.

A dark side to Star Wars Night

ST. LOUIS • There is unrest in Cardinals Nation. Several thousand fans have declared increasing concern about their team's offense. The trade …

Star Wars

Bernie: Can Brandon Moss give Cards a boost?

In trading LH pitching prospect Rob Kaminsky to Cleveland for the 1B/OF Brandon Moss, Cards GM John Mozeliak paid a fairly high price in his effort to …

San Francisco Bay Area

Cards seek power, grab Moss from Indians

(Updated) Trade sends lefty prospect Kaminsky to Cleveland for lefthanded-hitting outfielder/first baseman with 15 homers and a .217 average.

Major League Baseball

Cardinals seek power, grab Brandon Moss from Indians

ST. LOUIS • A few hours after their left fielder Matt Holliday sustained his second leg injury of the season, the Cardinals moved swiftly to complete …

St. Louis Cardinals

Cards, Fox Sports Midwest have new rights deal

Capitalizing on their history of success and baseball’s skyrocketing value as real-time TV, the Cardinals have reached a deal with Fox Sports Midwest …

Holliday leaves game with quad strain

Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday left Wednesday night's game in the bottom of the first inning with a right quadriceps strain.

Holliday grounded …

Cincinnati Reds

'Tui' told to refine his cutter

Impressive reliever was returned to Memphis rather than have him sit on the sidelines.

Baseball

Minor league roundup: Players once with St. Louis ignite Memphis offense

Some Memphis players who have spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals had a nice Tuesday against Oklahoma City.

Minor League Baseball

Hochman: Troy Tulowitzki trade had to happen for Rockies to rebuild

It's been a Catch-22 with Tulo. He wanted to win with the Rockies, but the only way these Rockies could win is with pitching, and trading Tulo at …

Major League Baseball

Bernie: Best fit for Cards — Lind or Davis?

Cardinals apparently have interest in Brewers 1B Adam Lind, and could pursue Chris Davis if Orioles make him available. Here are the pros and cons.

Baseball

Bernie: Division dominance is Cardinals' key to success

After Monday's 4-1 win over the Reds, the Cardinals lead the second-place Pirates by 6.5 games in the NL Central.

That's a good-sized gap, but the …

St. Louis Cardinals
Colorado

A Culmination in Cooperstown: Pedro Martinez Enters the Hall of Fame

If there’s one athlete who rivaled Michael Jordan’s ability to hold grudges, it was Pedro Martinez. In interviews, Martinez has spoken candidly about how the Los Angeles Dodgers — and especially manager Tommy Lasorda — didn’t believe in him because he was a paper-thin and paper-light 5-foot-10, 146 …

Hall of Fame

Bernie: Are Cardinals fans spoiled?

Obviously, it's fun being a Cardinals fan. If you're a person of a certain age, you've witnessed a special period in franchise history. Since 2004 …

Baseball

Piscotty steps smartly at first base

It had been awhile since rookie first baseman Stephen Piscotty had to really stretch to make a catch.“A couple times in practice and BP I’ve had …

Memphis

Molina takes a rare break

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny set aside Sunday to be an off game for catcher Yadier Molina — his first true start off of the month — but he …

St. Louis Cardinals

Offense can't get it done for Cardinals

The lightning strike of improved offense that could have reversed the outcome of Sunday’s game isn’t going to change the urgency with which the …

Major League Baseball
Memphis

Cueto told he was traded 10 minutes before pitching gem

Cueto went eight shutout innings and allowed four hits — all singles — in the Reds' 5-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Major League Baseball

Martinez outduels Braves' Miller

The Cardinals’ past, present and what would have been their future were all on display Saturday night at Busch Stadium in a tantalizing matchup of …

Atlanta Braves

Miller makes welcome return to St. Louis

Just as Atlanta pitcher Shelby Miller’s name reverberated over the Busch Stadium PA system, a sizable chunk of the 45,862 Cardinals fans in …

Baseball

Goold: Carpenter finding himself as a hitter

There have been times when teammates or coaches have caught a glimpse of Matt Carpenter, still in his shower shoes, rocking back and forth as if …

Cards bolster bullpen with Cishek

The Cardinals already have a closer who has had 30 or more saves in a year in righthander Trevor Rosenthal, who has done it the last two years. …

St. Louis Cardinals

Cooney optioned to Memphis after first win

To make room for incoming reliever Steve Cishek, the Cardinals announced that starter Tim Cooney, who garnered his first major league win Friday …

Memphis

Grichuk homers again to lift Cards

Having traded for Miami reliever Steve Cishek earlier in the day, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said that not only was he satisfied with …

Atlanta Braves

Bernie: Heyward-Miller trade a win for all

Cardinals, Braves both reaping benefits from trade.

Bernie: Cishek is a sensible addition for Cards

In the countdown to the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline, MLB general managers are beginning to make their moves. When the Cardinals acquired RH …

Baseball

Cardinals chat with Derrick Goold

Alright. Salutations. Had to go through some update gymnastics to get through the chat today. Apologies for arriving a few minutes late. This is the …

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