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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Carlos Beltran #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

WHEELER: Cardinals Offseason Challenges Heading Into ’14

It’s good to be the Cardinals. Maybe it’s not as much fun these past couple of days following the Game 6 loss in Boston but that frustration will wane and eventually excitement about 2014 will […]

11/01/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts to being tagged out at first by Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning as Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates winning Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals 4-2.

WHEELER: Worst Display of World Series Play Ever?

I am stunned. The two best teams in Major League Baseball are playing like Little League teams in the game’s greatest showcase. My headline may be a bit misleading – I haven’t seen all 108 […]

10/28/2013

Division Series - Pittsburgh Pirates v St Louis Cardinals - Game Five

WHEELER: Cardinals Kids Lead The Way On Biggest Stage

In Game 2 of the World Series last night you saw something amazing. Three young pitchers – Michael Wacha (22), Carlos Martinez (22) and Trevor Rosenthal (23) – held the highest scoring team in baseball […]

10/25/2013

St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Beltran gets the celebration started with champagne as the team celebrates their 9-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 18, 2013. The Cardinals will now advance to the 2013 World Series. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

WHEELER: World Series Preview, Rams Lose Bradford, Mizzou in Top 10

Let’s compare the 2013 Cardinals to the 2013 Red Sox position-by-position and see what we can come up with…

10/21/2013

Game Five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

WHEELER: Forget “Culture,” NLCS Game 6 Is About Execution

I realize people like to create “themes” as a playoff series goes on. This rip-off of the “Catholics vs. Convicts” theme that people have used to describe the Cardinals and the Dodgers is just dumb. […]

10/18/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 12:  Michael Wacha #52 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates stiking out Juan Uribe #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end the sixth inning during Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 12, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

WHEELER: Best Sports Weekend Ever?

Okay, I admit that the headline may not be entirely accurate. I don’t have the time, or the inclination, to research and see if there has ever been a better weekend for St.Louis/Missouri teams. So […]

10/14/2013

St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

WHEELER: Cards Face Win or Go Home Game 4

So it comes down to this… Beat the Pirates at PNC Park, something the Cardinals have done just 3-times in 2013, or it’s time to start planning for 2014. Personally, I refuse to overanalyze what […]

10/06/2013

Jason Motte in 2012 game action (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Sports Open Line: David Freese, Derek Roy, Harold Reynolds, and Jason Motte

Cardinals third baseman David Freese talks about the team entering the post season. Blues Center Derek Roy talks about his debut for the Blues. Baseball Analyst Harold Reynolds talks about the series between the Cardinals […]

10/02/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

WHEELER: Rams Flop On National TV

What in the world was that last night? I saw what happened in Dallas and figured that was just a terrible road performance against a possible playoff team. Stuff happens. I know what happened in […]

09/27/2013

St. Louis Cardinals David Freese celebrates his solo home run with teammates in the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 7, 2013.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

WHEELER: Weekend Wrap – Cards Sweep, Rams Win

CARDS Well, isn’t it interesting how much different three days can make? Bats too quiet? How about 26 runs in three games against one of the best pitching staffs in Major League Baseball this season? […]

09/08/2013