We do this every year about this time, we call it preseason predictions.  No guarantees are made, no wagers should be placed given these picks.  It’s all in fun and not at all for looking back later on!

The general format is to have a post each day this week, with the American League all in one day, each National League division on a day, and then the postseason and awards on Friday.  However, that’s only a suggestion and below you’ll find a few links that do it a different way.  Continue to check back through the week as links are added!

Overall
Aaron Miles’ Fastball
Redbird Rants

American League
Born Bleeding
C70 At The Bat
CardinalsGM
McBrayer-Baseball Blog
STL Cards ‘N Stuff
The View From Here

National League (complete)
Born Bleeding
Fungoes
McBrayer-Baseball Blog

National League East
C70 At The Bat
CardinalsGM
STL Cards ‘N Stuff
The View From Here

National League Central
C70 At The Bat
CardinalsGM
STL Cards ‘N Stuff
The View From Here

National League West
C70 At The Bat
CardinalsGM
STL Cards ‘N Stuff
The View From Here

Postseason and Awards
C70 At The Bat
CardinalsGM
STL Cards ‘N Stuff
The View From Here

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Every year at this time, the United Cardinal Bloggers do one of their semi-annual roundtables.  The concept is pretty simple: a blogger asks a question to the group via email, everyone responds during the day, and the next day the blogger posts the transcript of the discussion for public examination.

There are always a lot of questions in the spring, some that flow out of what is happening on the fields of Jupiter, some that are more overarching.  Be sure to check out the blogs below on their day to see what we were talking about!  (A * after the blog means that the link has been updated to go directly to the transcript post.)

Tuesday, February 18: Bill Ivie, I70 Baseball*
Wednesday, February 19John Nagel, CardinalsFarm*
Thursday, February 20: Daniel Solzman, Redbird Rants*
Friday, February 21: Ben Chambers, The View From Here*

Monday, February 24: Dathan Brooks, Go Crazy Big Boy*
Tuesday, February 25Christine Coleman, Aaron Miles’ Fastball*
Wednesday, February 26: Jared Simmons, McGee Triples
Thursday, February 27: Nick Waeltz, Pitchers Hit Eighth
Friday, February 28: Rodney Knuppel, Saint Louis Sports*

Monday, March 3: Matthew Phillip, Fungoes*
Tuesday, March 4: Matt Whitener, I70 Baseball
Wednesday, March 5Mark Sherrard, Cardinals Fan In Cubs Land*
Thursday, March 6: Corey Rudd, STL Sports Minute
Friday, March 7: Kevin Reynolds, STL Cards ‘N Stuff*

Monday, March 10: Daniel Shoptaw, C70 At The Bat*
Participating but not asking questions:
Dan Buffa, Dose of Buffa
Mary Clausen, MLB Voice
Josh Gilliam, Prospect Preacher
Joe Schwarz, Viva El Birdos
Mark Tomasik, RetroSimba

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BRINGING THE CARDINAL HEAT TO A COLD WINTER

PURPOSE, PERSEVERANCE AND POWER ARMS: THE 2013 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

The 2013 United Cardinal Bloggers Publication

Compiled and Edited by Christine Coleman (Aaron Miles’ Fastball)

Foreword by Will Leitch

 

Another year, another deep run into October.  While the sight of Cardinal red bundled up to fight off cold fall nights is becoming common, it still warms the heart of anyone in Cardinal Nation.  The 2013 squad was no different, storming past Pittsburgh and Los Angeles to take the National League pennant before falling in six games to the Boston Red Sox in the Fall Classic.

From the first days in Jupiter to that last night in Boston and beyond, the United Cardinal Bloggers chronicled and analyzed St. Louis’s season and now are bringing that knowledge to you in their fourth annual writing collection.  From the season of Shelby Miller to the career of Chris Carpenter, from the MVP-worthy work of Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter to a recap of each postseason series, the UCB prepares you for 2014 with a look back at the successful season that just passed.

With a foreword from Will Leitch, senior editor at Sports on Earth, bloggers from across the internet, from sites large and small, come together in Purpose, Perseverance and Power Arms to give you a unique look at the Cardinals.  In this collection you’ll find writing from 17 different Cardinal bloggers, plus a capsule on every player that wore the Birds on the Bat in 2013.  Not only that, but you’ll get an overall look at what’s to come in 2014.

Purpose, Perseverance and Power Arms is available as an e-book at the Amazon Kindle store for $2.99. The book can be read on any of the devices in the Kindle family as well as by downloading Amazon’s free reading apps for your computer, tablet or smartphone.  It may also be read in your browser directly on Amazon.

About the United Cardinal Bloggers

Founded in 2007, The United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB) is a collection of bloggers who follow the St. Louis Cardinals.  The UCB encourages interaction and participation among its members via various means, including monthly projects as well as social media such as Twitter and Bonfyre.  Find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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While we are usually a traditional folk and do our January project in January most years, this year we made a bit of an exception.  See, today is Red Schoendienst‘s 91st birthday and we thought it only fitting to celebrate the famous Cardinal redhead.  So below you’ll read tributes and thoughts about one of the longest-serving Cardinals ever.  Keep checking back to see more links as they are added.  Happy birthday, Red!

Aaron Miles’ Fastball
C70 At The Bat
CardinalsGM
Fungoes
Redbird Rants
Redbirds Nest In Korea
RetroSimba
Women Who Love Cardinal Baseball

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