1. Cardinals-Marlins: St. Louis Uses Bats in Florida

    Coming off one of the worst stretches of Cardinal baseball I’ve ever witnessed, the Redbirds came to my town in hopes of getting back on track against the Marlins. I was in attendance for all three games of the series...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about 5 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  2. Fins and Feathers

    Each year, I look forward to a few dates on the baseball schedule. Topping everyone’s list is Opening Day, of course. Most fans would say Cubs and Cards at Busch ranks right up there too...

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  3. Cards Sweep Cubs

    We’re going to need more brooms. First, the Brewers swept the Cardinals in a three game series with their win on Sunday in St. Louis. Then the Cards did some sweeping of their own, taking all three games from the visiting Chicago Cubs...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 62 reads 0 comments

  4. Pineiro Is Masterful Against Cubs

    Cardinal starter Joel Pineiro isn’t the first guy that comes to mind when you think about a “stopper,” a guy that can pitch his team to a victory to end a losing streak...

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  5. Cards, Reds, and Skyline Chili

    Sure it’s the Cincinnati Reds, but the Cardinals couldn’t have drawn a tougher assignment. In a three game series, they had to face three of the better starting pitchers in the National League in Johnny Cueto, Aaron Harang, and Edinson Volquez

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 80 reads 1 comments

  6. Cards Win Series, Lose Shortstops

    The Cardinals traveled to Atlanta this week after winning five of their last six, hoping to stay atop the National League standings. Heading in, the club was 13-6, and led the league in several pitching and offensive categories...

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  7. Ho Hum, Ho Hum….Cardinals Workmanlike in Win over Cubbies

    What started out as a well pitched and well played game, got a little sloppy towards the end of the game. Adam Wainwright pitched 7 solid innings striking out 7 and giving up 3 runs, 2 were unearned...

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  8. Barton Traded to Atlanta

    Here’s a real tongue twister: Brian Barton to Braves for Blaine Boyer to bolster bullpen. That’s right. In somewhat of a surprise move today, the Cardinals traded outfielder Brian Barton to Atlanta for right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 257 reads 5 comments

  9. Carpenter Headed to DL

    The Cardinals former ace and 2005 Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter enjoyed an offseason that could almost be called “normal”...

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  10. Pujols Being Pujols

    It was just another day at the office for the best hitter in baseball, but for the fans in St. Louis, seeing Albert Pujols doing yard work and single handedly dismantling Roy Oswalt and the Astros was a real treat...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 204 reads 2 comments

  11. St. Lousi Cardinals: Welcome Back, Carp!

    Cardinal fans everywhere rejoice! A healthy Chris Carpenter took the mound for St. Louis in today’s series finale against Pittsburgh and looked a lot like the Cy Young Award-winning version we saw back in ‘05...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 254 reads 0 comments

  12. Cardinals-Pirates: Todd Wellemeyer Struggles in Loss

    After my trip to St. Louis for another exciting (but disappointing) Opening Day, and being on an airplane during last night’s game, I was pretty excited to watch my first Cardinal telecast tonight...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  13. St. Louis Cardinals: The Final Cut

    After the Cardinals beat the Marlins 6-3 today in their final Grapefruit League game of the spring, the club optioned outfielder Joe Mather to Triple-A Memphis. The remaining twenty-five players will be your 2009 Cardinals on Opening Day...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  14. Chris Perez Is Memphis Bound

    Ask and you shall receive. Just yesterday I was pondering who might take the final seat in the right-handed section of the Cardinal bullpen. Today, I get my answer...

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  15. The Roster

    First and foremost, welcome to the new site. And don’t worry about missing out on any of the over-opinionated content that you’re used to reading at Mike on the Cards. The aptly named Redbird Rants will give you all that and more...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  16. The Staff: St. Louis Cardinals Pitchers Ready for Great 2009

    Opening day is approaching, and with all the question marks in the Cards’ lineup, there is one thing that seems to be for certain. It’s the starting rotation...

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  17. Adam Kennedy Punishes Cards

    Sure the games don’t count, but it’s baseball, and when the Cardinals lose, it sucks.  We sat around all winter watching lesser sports, pondering the Redbirds next offseason move...

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  18. St. Louis Cardinals' Spring Opener

    Yesterday was the first Grapefruit League game of the spring for the Cardinals. Like I promised, here’s a short account of my day in Jupiter, along with a few pictures...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  19. Camp Tidbits

    With just one more day ahead of the Cardinals playing themselves, the club is anxious to get Grapefruit League games started. On Wednesday, the first Fins and Feathers game of the year will be played at Roger Dean Stadium, with St...

    Mike West Written by Mike West about over 5 years ago 234 reads 2 comments

  20. St. Louis Cardinals: Back in the Saddle

    That’s right. After a very long and busy winter, Mike is back on the Cards. Miss me? Thought so. Well, there’s no sense in dragging it out. Let’s dive right in. It’s late February, and that means Spring Training...

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  21. St. Louis Cardinals Blogger Awards for 2008

    It’s time for some awards. Daniel over at C70 at the Bat again put out the ballot to the United Cardinal Bloggers group. The final tallies should be up on his site in a day or two. Here were my picks: 1...

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  22. Looking Over the Winter Timetable As Free Agency Begins

    Today was the first day of this offseason’s free agent period, when players and their agents can officially speak numbers to interested teams...

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  23. Silver Sluggers

    The National League Silver Sluggers were announced today, and it was no surprise that the two Cardinal All-Stars were selected...

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  24. Mo Holes

    John Mozeliak’s offseason shopping list is rather lengthy. Remember, the Cardinals finished fourth in the National League Central, and although they stayed competitive late into the season, ...

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  25. The Offseason—St. Louis Cardinals Style

    The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series less than two weeks ago, and yet it seems like we haven’t watched baseball in months...

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