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Cards in the News – February 24, 2006


General Interest
"The battle for No. 5"
by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Rolen faces live pitching; Ankiel signs"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Dominican trio arrives in Jupiter"
by Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (from February 23rd)

"Bird Land: Postcards (Feb 23)"
by Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Encarnacion makes his way to Cardinals' camp"
by Belleville News-Democrat staff and wire reports

"Tickets for Busch exhibition will be placed on sale Saturday"
by The Associated Press/Belleville News-Democrat

"Cards' Spiezio aims for rebirth"
by Brian Biggane, Palm Beach Post

"60 Seconds with Jim Edmonds, Cardinals"
by Tom D'Angelo, Palm Beach Post (from February 23rd)

"Carpenter paying big dividends to the Cardinals"
by Eric Pfahler, TC Palm

"Cardinals notebook: Ankiel connects, signs new deal"
by Eric Pfahler, TC Palm

From Barry Rozner's column in today's edition of the Chicago Daily Herald -
Second thoughts
While it's still possible the Cubs could wind up with Jose Vidro or Alfonso Soriano starting at second base in 2006, their trio of second sackers isn't the worst group going.
In San Diego, the Padres have offered the job to rookie Josh Barfield, but if he fails, they'll have to turn to one of three ex-Cubs: Mark Bellhorn, Eric Young or Bobby Hill.
In St. Louis, Mark Grudzielanek is gone and the job is thought to be Junior Spivey's, though he has to beat out the unremarkable Hector Luna or Aaron Miles.

"Benes Hopes Comeback Trail Leads To St. Louis"
by Frank Cusumano, KSDK (with accompanying video)

"Cardinals on the way to selling out their season"
by Belleville News-Democrat staff

"Cardinals still the best in NL Central"
by Mike Bauman, MLB

"Notes: Rolen continues comeback"
by Jim Molony, MLB

At the Birdhouse
"Ponson as NLDS MVP? – You Read it Here First"
by Brian Walton

by Rex Duncan

"Interview: Sig Mejdal - Part One"
by Brian Walton

"Spiezio tried to fit in", "Cards counting down" and "Rolen rollin' again"
by Fox Sports(Scroll down for link)

AA – Springfield Cardinals
" Springfield Cardinals promotions"
- Springfield News-Leader

Low-A – Swing of the Quad Cities
"Kudos Given to Cardinals, Quad City Prospects"
- Swing of the Quad Cities press release

Elsewhere in Baseball
"Bags aiming to stick it to Astros brass"
by Richard Justice, Houston Chronicle

"Offseason Rankings: Bottom Third"
by Ben Jacobs, The Hardball Times

"For ace Mulder, riches await"
by Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports

"Cubs armed to achieve, but health remains key"
by Bob Nightengale, USA Today

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