What is new at The Cardinal Nation?

While blog posts here have been less hot and heavy in recent days, that isn’t because there hasn’t been plenty of news about which to report. Here is some of what I have been doing over on the main site, TheCardinalNation.com, over the past few days.

This is over and above our daily Minor League Notebooks, Major League game recaps and weekly Minor League team reports written by the team of primarily locally-based reporters.

Minor league rosters

The rosters for the four Cardinals short-season clubs are up to date. They include Batavia, Johnson City, Gulf Coast League and Dominican Summer League. The nine team pages at The Cardinal Nation also enable you to view rosters, player profiles and articles back to 2004.

The minor league rosters can be accessed via the “Minor League Rosters” dropdown menu located on the red bar to the right of the site logo. St. Louis’ roster can be found on the same red bar underneath the site logo by clicking “Team Info” then “Roster”. The latter reflects the 25-man roster only.

Player profile pages

On each of the team rosters, individual player names are highlighted, same as in every article on the site. Click on names to view profile pages for any one of the almost 300 players currently in the system. All short-season players are on their correct teams and all 44 of the Cardinals’ 2012 draftees have profiles, including photos and biographic content.

On a player’s profile page, you can find links to current year and career stats, photos, videos, bio information as well as links to every article and news item we have ever written about that player.

Single system view – roster matrix

Within the next day or two, I will be publishing a new update of the “Cardinals organization roster matrix” here at The Cardinal Nation Blog. The matrix displays every player in the system at his current level and position – on a single page. It is updated daily in sync with the team rosters on the main site. It also includes a 40-man roster view.

Articles from the last three days

Wong, Taveras named to 2012 Futures Game – The St. Louis Cardinals will have two Texas League All-Stars competing in the 2012 Futures Game

Cardinals minor league ranks pruned (subscriber content) – A number of St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers have been released, retired or are unsigned

Cardinals sign four pitchers for Johnson City (subscriber content) – St. Louis has increased its post-draft free agent signee crop to seven with four new pitchers

Cardinals ink two hurlers to free agent deals (subscriber content) – The St. Louis Cardinals augmented their 2012 draft with a pair of non-drafted free agent pitchers

Hot news

Recent insiders information has been posted on players Clay Zavada, Skip Schumaker, Maikel Cleto, Kleininger Teran, Shelby Miller, Tyler Rahmatulla, Garrett Wittels and Steven Hill. Plus more is added daily.

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