10:23 PM EST, Mon February 08, 2016

Cubs' Jason Heyward is just one of the guys now

Cubs Jason Heyward is just one of the guys now
Viva El Birdos Feb 1, 2016

The pressure is on Stephen Piscotty - A Hunt and Peck

And the Cardinals think he is ready. After the tragic and untimely death of Oscar Taveras last offseason, the Cardinals traded Shelby Miller to the Braves in order to acquire the graceful and slick-fielding rightfielder, Jason Heyward, with the intention to not only fill a need for the 2015 season, but to sign him long-term. In order to remain perennial contenders a perfect balance of youth and experience on the roster must be struck. Heyward was the perfect player to continue carrying the torch that Matt Holliday, Adam Wainwright, and Yadier Molina before him. The Cardinals (or at least...
Viva El Birdos Jan 21, 2016

Adam Wainwright in 2016: To be old (is to be good)

Adam Wainwright has been one of the best pitchers in baseball the last 25 years and neither age nor last year's injury should stop him in 2016. Adam Wainwright is a shining member of the Cardinals' aging core.  He's been the unquestionable ace and leader of the staff since Chris Carpenter's departure, and if he retired tomorrow he'd be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame as soon as possible. Regarding Jason Heyward's now way-too-maligned comments on the team's age heading into 2016, Wainwright had this to say at the Winter Warm-ups, as quoted by Derrick Goold: "Nobody likes being...
Viva El Birdos Jan 20, 2016

Cardinals news and notes: Kolten Wong, young pitching, and the underdog role

Despite recent references to the Cardinals' aging core, the team's youth was the primary focus of yesterday's batch of VEB articles. As you may or may not have heard, Cardinals 2015 right fielder Jason Heyward signed with the Chicago Cubs in the offseason. I recognize that this is not a topic which has been covered very extensively on Viva El Birdos, which prompted a chorus of angst about the lack of coverage of Jason Heyward. But, anyway, it happened. And in the aftermath of Heyward's departure to Chicago came a flurry of theories as to why he left, considering that the contract he signed...
Viva El Birdos Jan 19, 2016

Cardinals news and notes: Mean tweets, Matt Holliday, and Cards HOF

Read some mean tweets about the Cubs and details on why the Cardinals offense in 2016 might be better than you think. Since that miserable day in December when Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs it seems a few days haven't gone by in which something hasn't come up to remind us, that yes, he'll be suiting up for the enemy for the foreseeable future.  It's like getting hit with a weekly cattle prod.  To that end, the Cubs had their version of the Winter Warm Up this weekend as well and they didn't waste the opportunity: Jason Heyward and Ryan Dempster reading mean tweets from Cardinals...
Halos Heaven Jan 12, 2016

Charlie Blackmon is not the answer

As the Angels search for left field help, Charlie Blackmon's name surfaces in trade talks. But is he the answer to the left field problem? No. Angel fans entered the off season wondering who will play left field for the team in 2016.  Hunkered down in front of our screens, refreshing MLBTR like mad people, we've gradually seen a decline from "Angels in on Jason Heyward" to "Angels could be interested in Charlie Blackmon."  In between those two Arte dropped a lump of coal in our stockings by stating he's probably out on the remaining big ticket items like Justin Upton and Yoenis...

Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist among convention attendees

Jason Heyward, Ben Zobrist among convention attendees
Viva El Birdos Jan 8, 2016

Cardinals could benefit from slow outfield market: Sign Justin Upton?

Since Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs, the outfield market has moved slowly. Justin Upton is the best outfielder available. Could the Cardinals take advantage? Jason Heyward set the bar for outfield contracts this winter with his 8-year, $184 million contract with a first opt-out after three years that could potentially guarantee him $26 million per year during those first three seasons. Since that time, the outfield market has yet to develop. While pitchers, including Mike Leake, have flown off the board of available free agents, outfielders, and first base including Chris Davis, remain...

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