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  1. Key position switches for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals tried the unorthodox move of switching third baseman Matt Carpenter to second base, a position he had played just 18 innings previously in the majors and never in the minors. Players rarely move up the defensive sp...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  2. With Furcal out, who takes over at SS?

    David Schoenfield

    I did a phoner with Michele Steele talking about the Cardinals' shortstop situation now that Rafael Furcal needs season-ending Tommy John surgery. A quick point: Pete Kozma and Ryan Jackson shared shortstop duties at Triple-A Memphis last year. A...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  3. Cardinals stun Nats in amazing comeback

    David Schoenfield

    We just witnessed one of the most amazing games in postseason history. Whether this game will eventually earn itself a place alongside other legendary games remains to be seen -- after all, Cardinals-Nationals doesn't quite have the same buzz to it a...

    Blog | October 13, 2012
  4. Cards complete comeback: Series champs

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- You fight through the monotony of fielding practice in spring training. The sore elbows, the back pain, the starts when you leave your fastball in the bullpen, and maybe a surgery or two at some point in your career. Chris Carpenter m...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  5. Pain, agony: Cardinals win all-time thriller

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- At the end of "Ball Four," the greatest book about baseball ever written, pitcher/author Jim Bouton writes, "You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the tim...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  6. Game 5 thoughts: Wilson chasing history

    David Schoenfield

    We've had two one-run games, a dramatic ninth-inning rally, the greatest single-game offensive performance in World Series history and one of the best pitched games of the past 20 years. Are we headed for a classic World Series? The next three games ...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  7. Rangers tie World Series with dramatic rally

    David Schoenfield

    ST. LOUIS -- A famous philosopher named Joaquin Andujar who resided in St. Louis once uttered the classic phrase, "You never know." On this night, never was that statement more true. Game 2 of the World Series belonged to the St. Louis Cardinal...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  8. Bourn a more valuable player than Pence

    David Schoenfield

    Fact: Michael Bourn is a better player than Hunter Pence. Fact: A lot of you probably think I'm nuts. Hunter Pence returned pitcher Jarred Cosart (Keith Law's No. 17 prospect in his midseason top 50 update) and first baseman Jonathan Singleton ...

    Blog | July 31, 2011