Bird Law

At this point we all know that the prize of this year’s free agent class goes by the name of Bryce Harper. He is without a doubt the significant addition that the Cardinals need to go all out for. He checks all of the boxes, including crushing right handed pitchers. This was an issue for [...]

Putting 2018 behind us, Rusty and Adam return to the podcast by turning their attention to 2019. Covering topics such as Adam Wainwright, Big Bats, Bullpens, and Carlos Martinez, we get our 3rd season rolling. Listen to this episode on Soundcloud: Or Click the links below to subscribe to Bird Law on the following platforms: [...]

Four days ago I set out to look at potential starting pitching match-ups for the postseason. 1000 words later I realized that there was no way I could cover all the ground I wanted to in a single post. And then I realized that I couldn’t stop at the starting rotation, or pitching for that [...]

We know that bullpens are all the rage when it comes to October baseball. Going back to 2011 — when Tony LaRussa and the Cardinals made up for starting pitching deficiencies by throwing a parade of relievers at the issue — “bullpen-ing” has become increasingly popular. Most of the aspects of this strategy don’t translate [...]

Yesterday I took a look at which starting pitchers the Cardinals could expect to see in a Wild Card game along with a quick hit on how I viewed the match-up. Today, I will expand that to look at how the rotation for a playoff series would look for the Cardinals, up against the teams [...]

As each day passes, the Wild Card and Division races gain a little more clarity. Following the Dodgers-Cardinals 4-game match-up this weekend, there will be even more clarity. Hopefully, that comes in the form the Cardinals putting Los Angeles firmly in their rearview mirror. While this is likely a week or so premature, I thought [...]

It has been an extremely active season with the Cardinals 40-man roster. By my count 10 players are currently on the 40-man that were not on Opening Day. But of all the players added to the roster during the course of this season, left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne is not one of them. I have to [...]

Considering the Dodgers were the reigning NL Champs and the Nationals were widely regarded as a powerhouse, to make a pre-season prediction that the 3 best records in the NL would all reside in the Central Division would have been a stretch. Considering where the Cardinals were 2 months ago, it would have seemed even [...]

If you were here yesterday, you may have read my examination of Jordan Hicks as the potential closer for the Cardinals. If not, you can find it by clicking here. It was pure coincidence that he was called upon for the save the night before I published that. Yet again, it is coincidence that Carlos [...]

As the Redbird Daily continues to merge with the Cards Conclave, we are proud to feature some of our most popular articles from the past as part of the Redbird Daily Flashback series. This article was written in February of 2017 by Adam Butler of our very own Bird Law blog and the Bird Law podcast. Following the announcement that Chris [...]

This is not what you would consider a hot take. Jordan Hicks has been touted as the Cardinals’ closer-of-the-future for quite some time. The line is an easy one to draw, considering the man sports a high-octane fastball (sinker) and a slider that is dominant at times. His repertoire plays for the role. At only [...]

This series was originally published at the Redbird Daily, but is now proud to call Cards Conclave home. This installment was written by Rusty Groppel. If you haven’t, check out the Introductory Article to gain understanding of how these rankings were built. That article can be found by clicking here. If this were an episode [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Brewers9667.589 -
Cubs9568.5831.0
Cardinals8874.5437.5
Pirates8279.50913.0
Reds6795.41428.5

Last updated: 10/01/2018

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