The Cardinal Nation's local minors writers

Our network of local correspondents are at the St. Louis Cardinals minor league ballparks, bringing the news to you.

The Cardinal Nation continues to be your one-stop home for all St. Louis Cardinals system-wide information. With the start of full-season ball, weekly eyewitness reports from our minor league correspondents will commence next week.

Our writers live in the cities where their clubs are located and attend games regularly. They share that first-hand insight with The Cardinal Nation subscribers.

Jon Popham is a regular at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport
Our 2012 writers for the Cardinals four full-season clubs are Pierce Jefferson in Triple-A Memphis, Brandon Mahler at Double-A Springfield, Juan Dorado with A-Advanced Palm Beach and Jon Popham in Class-A Quad Cities.

Each week, on the following schedule, The Cardinal Nation subscribers can read these locally-based reports. They will give you the scoop directly from the ballpark on what is happening with their club: player movement, role changes, injuries, who is hot and not and more – far beyond what you can learn from simply reading boxscores.

Tuesday: Quad Cities River Bandits notebook
Wednesday: Memphis Redbirds notebook
Thursday: Springfield Cardinals notebook
Friday: Palm Beach Cardinals notebook

Once short-season ball begins in June, our local reporters in Batavia, Johnson City and in the Gulf Coast League will kick into gear as well, giving the reader unequalled end-to-end coverage of the Cardinals system here in the US.

To read more about each of our staff members, click here.

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Brian Walton can be reached via email at brian@thecardinalnationblog.com. Also catch his Cardinals commentary daily at The Cardinal Nation blog. Look for his minor league content during the season at FOXSportsMidwest.com. Follow Brian on Twitter.

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