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Quick Cardinals takes from SB Nation St. Louis.

Can the Cardinals depend on Rafael Furcal?

Should the St. Louis Cardinals' rumored interest in shortstops like Asdrubal Cabrera be dependent on Rafael Furcal's health?

Autographs get personal—Matt Carpenter gets uneasy

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Your St. Louis Cardinals autograph experience just got personal, whether Matt Carpenter likes it or not.

Yadi won't win the MVP, but he had an MVP season

The St. Louis Cardinals' star catcher is unlikely to win the NL MVP Award when it's handed out next week, but his season was absolutely MVP caliber.

Asdrubal Cabrera spins Cardinals rumor mill

The St. Louis Cardinals' apparent interest in the Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera puts a name to the Cardinals' obvious needs in the middle infield.

Will Waino and the Cards play contract chicken?

Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals both sound like they're open to discussion a long-term contract in 2013, but when they make the deal could determine how big it is.

Skip Schumaker could be out as Cards shuffle bench

With OF/2B Skip Schumaker finding increasingly few at-bats at OF or 2B, the St. Louis Cardinals' longtime utility man could be on his way out this offseason.

Dan Haren shows how scary pitchers are

The Chicago Cubs went from enamored of Dan Haren to throwing him back at the Los Angeles Angels in an afternoon. Pitchers are frightening.

What a qualifying offer is and why Lohse got one

A look at the new MLB CBA's qualifying offer system, and how it affects 2013 free agents like the St. Louis Cardinals' Kyle Lohse.

Kyle Lohse's success could net Cards a draft pick

The St. Louis Cardinals will almost certainly make a qualifying offer to Kyle Lohse, netting a draft pick when he almost certainly doesn't agree to it.

Dan Haren expects Dan Haren to be traded

Dan Haren could become a free agent if the Los Angeles Dangels decline his 2013 option, but the right-hander, for what it's worth, thinks he'll probably just be traded.

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