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Quick Cardinals takes from SB Nation St. Louis.

Will any Cards make the Hall? Well, probably not

The St. Louis Cardinals have several players on the Hall of Fame ballot, but they won't reach Cooperstown this year.

Lance Berkman will get $10 million in Texas

The Texas Rangers paid Lance Berkman for 2013 nearly as much as the St. Louis Cardinals paid him for 2012.

Which poet will be visiting Springfield, Illinois?

The 2013 Cardinals Caravan will leave St. Louis and venture as far as Tennessee. Are they coming to your town?

Royals sign Miguel Tejada in 2013

You will be surprised to learn someone signed Miguel Tejada; you will not be surprised to learn who signed Miguel Tejada.

Dugout Abbey's Christmas Spectacular

Have Yourself a Merry Little Berkmas.

Kyle Lohse will sign somewhere, probably

Edwin Jackson apparently won't get four years in free agency. That should portend bad things for St. Louis Cardinals free agent Kyle Lohse.

Why Hiro Nakajima isn't Tsuyoshi Nishioka

The Oakland Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima to a contract that suggests other teams are worried about signing the next Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Here's why they shouldn't be so afraid.

Are the Cards really happy with their infield?

The St. Louis Cardinals missed out on two of the remaining middle infield options on Monday. Are they really satisfied with their middle infield, as Hot Stove rumors dry up?

Hiroyuki Nakajima: Better than Ty Wigginton

For two-thirds the price of Stephen Drew, the Oakland Athletics signed Hiroyuki Nakajima for two years.

Gast, Swagerty among Top 20 Cards prospects

Future Redbirds is releasing its 2013 Top 20 St. Louis Cardinals prospect list, and the first set includes a soft-tossing righty and the organization's best pick-off move.

Cards ask about trading for... BudChuck.

For some reason, the St. Louis Cardinals asked about trading for Houston Astros pseudo-ace Bud Norris.

A Ty Wigginton confusion FAQ

Some frequently asked questions for which the only answer is, "I have no idea why the St. Louis Cardinals signed Ty Wigginton."

How is Ty Wigginton different from Troy Glaus?

Troy Glaus is mounting a comeback in 2013 but seeing little interest, making the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to sign Ty Wigginton even stranger-looking.

Alex Reyes took odd path to $950,000 signing

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Alex Reyes out of the Dominican Republic, but it was not a conventional Latin American signing.

Ty Wigginton hits lefties, and that's all.

The St. Louis Cardinals signed Ty Wigginton, and unless it's the precursor to a trade he's an awkward fit on their bench.

Cards sign Ty Wigginton for some reason

The St. Louis Cardinals signed erstwhile utility-man Ty Wigginton to be their right-handed bench bat, which makes no sense at all.

Josh Hamilton deal creates Peter Bourjos questions

The Los Angeles Angels signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million contract, which means hot stove leaguers will now be able to mock up Peter Bourjos trades with impunity.

Scott Hairston still in Cardinals' sights

Scott Hairston is still rumored to be a St. Louis Cardinals target, but will they go multiple years on a bench bat?

Cardinals sign RHP from Dominican Republic

The Cardinals international signee took an odd path to his professional career.

Lemmerman described in Kozma-esque terms

The St. Louis Cardinals' prospect-watcher-in-chief compares Jake Lemmerman to Pete Kozma, which is no longer the insult it was this time last year.

Where will the Dodgers put Skip Schumaker?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to sign every free agent baseball player on earth, but they might still have room for new acquisition Skip Schumaker.

Where will Jake Lemmerman play?

The St. Louis Cardinals added Jake Lemmerman in trade for Skip Schumaker on Tuesday, but he might find playing time hard to come by--even in the minor leagues.

Can the Cardinals support a starting infielder?

The St. Louis Cardinals are uniquely positioned to offer a shortstop a starting job, so long as it's not entirely at shortstop.

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Skip Schumaker traded to Dodgers

The St. Louis Cardinals traded Skip Schumaker to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jake Lemmerman Tuesday, pending the results of a physical.

How much will Waino's extension cost?

The St. Louis Cardinals' ace is a free agent after the 2012 season. How much will he cost?

Are Kyle Lohse rumors hung up on a 4th year?

The Boston Red Sox are among teams that have been connected to Kyle Lohse, but contract length might be an issue.

Greinke is 8th starter the Dodgers have signed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Zack Greinke to the largest contract ever for a right-handed starting pitcher—which means they now have too many starters.

Who would they trade for Asdrubal?

Which of the Cardinals' pitching prospects would fit into a deal for Asdrubal Cabrera?

Cards exit Winter Meetings with bullpen help

The St. Louis Cardinals' time at the 2012 Winter Meetings draws to a close with one item checked off their low-impact to-do list.

Randy Choate: baseball's version of a trick play

In Randy Choate, the St. Louis Cardinals got an effective lefty specialist. But he'll probably pitch fewer innings than Adam Wainwright does by the All-Star Break.

Cards unlikely to pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft

The St. Louis Cardinals won't pursue a player in the major league portion of the 2012 Rule 5 draft Thursday morning, because the back of their 25-man roster is already filled with homegrown prospects.

Dodgers target—you guessed it—Skip Schumaker

The Los Angeles Dodgers could be interested in trading for the St. Louis Cardinals' unconventional, somewhat-maligned utility infielder-outfielder.