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  • Inbox: Bullpen or bats: What is Cards' priority?
    With Major League Baseball's postseason inching closer to conclusion, the Hot Stove season is quickly approaching. The Cardinals continue to survey potential targets while building their offseason blueprint. As that work continues, let's take a look at another series of topics on your mind in this week's Inbox.
  • Bench coach Bell departs for Giants
    The Cardinals, who already have a search underway for a pitching coach and bullpen coach, will now also be looking to hire a new bench coach. After serving as Mike Matheny's bench coach for the past three seasons, David Bell has accepted the position of vice president of player development for the San Francisco Giants.
  • Knizner belts two homers in AFL
    Andrew Knizner, the Cardinals' No. 27 prospect, has been soaking up every opportunity to gain experience during the Arizona Fall League. The catcher hit two home runs and notched three RBIs in Friday's game against the Mesa Solar Sox
  • #AwardWorthy: Vote for Pham, Martinez
    Vote for Tommy Pham and Carlos Martinez (Best Player-Fan Interaction) in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
  • Duke would welcome return to Cardinals
    The Cardinals' desire to retool their bullpen this winter has already led them to show interest in re-signing free-agent-to-be Juan Nicasio, who spent the final four weeks of the 2017 season with St. Louis. But could they also target another reliever soon to come off their 40-man roster?
  • Yadi on ground in PR delivering food, water
    There has been little opportunity for Yadier Molina to rest since the Cardinals' season ended two weeks ago, as his time and energy have been spent traversing the streets of Puerto Rico to hand-deliver food, water and ice to residents recovering from Hurricane Maria.
  • Busch Stadium to host Kenny Chesney concert
    Country music singer Kenny Chesney will bring his Trip Around The Sun Tour to St. Louis for a summertime concert at Busch Stadium in 2018, the Cardinals announced on Wednesday.
  • Cardinals' Top 30 prospects list
    Who do the Cardinals have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for St. Louis' Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Cards' Knizner clutch in Fall League win
    Andrew Knizner showed an ability to hit during his first pro season and has continued to impress in the early stages of the Arizona Fall League. The Cardinals' No. 27 prospect has always had a feel for hitting, and he proved it once again as he led Surprise to a 10-3 win over Peoria on Tuesday.
  • Grichuk may be odd man out in Cards' outfield
    While the Cardinals will proceed into the offseason seeking to enhance their roster with impact additions, their winter work will also entail weighing the necessity and cost of certain subtractions. That's particularly true as it pertains to the organization's buildup of outfield depth, where too many options have muddied the outlook for 2018.
  • Inbox: Should Cards dive back in with Lynn?
    While postseason baseball continues elsewhere, I know fans of the Cardinals are already looking forward to 2018 and anticipating a busy offseason leading up to it. You can expect regular content on Cardinals.com related to the team's offseason work and frequent Inboxes in which I'll get to your pressing questions. We'll kick things off by grabbing a handful of questions from Twitter for this week's edition:
  • Alcantara dominates in comeback AFL win
    After a rough start to begin the Arizona Fall League, Sandy Alcantara was absolutely dominant on Monday. The Cardinals' No. 9 prospect was unhittable as Surprise topped Scottsdale, 9-8, in walk-off fashion at Surprise Stadium. Alcantara, who gave up three runs in two innings in his first start, walked one and fanned one over three scoreless frames.
  • What are Cards' biggest needs entering '18?
    Having missed the playoffs in consecutive years for just the second time this century, the Cardinals have a critical offseason ahead in which they'll seek to retool a roster that had too much redundancy and not enough stars.
  • Knizner up for another challenge in Fall League
    Andrew Knizner has answered every challenge the Cardinals have placed in front of him thus far and hopes to do the so again while playing with the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League.
  • Reyes continues recovery, optimistic about OD
    A season lost provided perspective gained for Alex Reyes, who, after entering Spring Training ranked as baseball's top right-handed pitching prospect, learned that he'd be shut down for the year before ever throwing a pitch in camp.
  • Trio of Cardinals prospects opens AFL season
    While the MLB postseason was on hiatus due to Tuesday's National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile rainout, many of baseball's future stars took the field for the beginning of this year's Arizona Fall League slate.
  • Flaherty, Bader named Prospects of the Year
    A banner year for the Cardinals' minor league system featured standout performers at every level. Tops among them, though, were outfielder Harrison Bader and right-hander Jack Flaherty, who have been chosen by the MLBPipeline.com staff as the organization's Hitting and Pitching Prospects of the Year.
  • Cards enter offseason in pursuit of impact bat
    The Cardinals' offseason planning began in earnest on Monday, when president of baseball operations John Mozeliak sat down with staff to dissect how the organization can correct course after failing to reach the postseason for a second consecutive season.
  • Mozeliak weighs in on free agents, OF roles
    President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Tuesday that the Cardinals are still weighing whether to offer Lance Lynn a qualifying offer at the conclusion of the World Series.
  • Cardinals won't bring back Lilliquist, Ilsley
    Citing a desire to change philosophy and approach to managing a pitching staff, the Cardinals informed pitching coach Derek Lilliquist and bullpen coach Blaise Ilsley on Monday that their contracts would not be renewed for 2018.
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