Why Join TCN?

Key Benefits in Joining The Cardinal Nation

While free membership includes access to some articles and enables one to post on our Open Forum, a paid subscription includes many exclusive benefits. They include all articles denoted with a key and a special members-only forum.

Free Paid
Game recaps – Spring, regular season, Arizona Fall League x
Camp reports, weekly affiliate team reports in season, winter ball reports
Prospect lists – names and selected articles annual
Prospect list detail daily (and monthly during season)
System-wide transaction list (Roster Matrix), team rosters x
System-wide transaction detail
Feature articles and interviews
Year-end recaps teams players
Annual Prospect Guide PDF purchase full price 50% off
Reader Forums Open Private

Breadth and depth – The Cardinal Nation delivers the best and most comprehensive information about St. Louis Cardinals player development and the minor league system consisting of six affiliates and as many as 250 players.

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Seth Elledge and Derek Shore (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Every team covered locally – A core element of what sets us apart is our staff of local reporters who are at the games in the ballparks of all five Cardinals minor league affiliates in the US, bringing the news directly to our paid members.

Brian Walton (at far left) with Mike Matheny and media

In-depth features – Catch our exclusive interviews with Cardinals players and coaches, prospect rankings and features.  Fresh, original Cardinals content continues daily throughout the off-season, as well.

Player transactions – Player moves across the system year-round are documented and explained for paid members.

Roster Matrix – Every player transaction is noted on a single page that lists every player in the system by level and position. Both current and past archived versions are free.

Daily game recaps – Free morning recaps of every minor league contest played the night before are posted each morning, all season long. This includes spring training, regular season and the Arizona Fall League.

We’re where the action is – TCN provides daily end-to-end coverage of the Cardinals system at a level that is simply not available anywhere else – including in-person, eyewitness reports from each minor league affiliate, spring training, extended spring training, instructional camp, the Arizona Fall League and more!

John Mozeliak media Zoom call (St. Louis Cardinals)

Prospect Guide at half-price – Paid members can purchase the PDF version of The Cardinal Nation’s 292-page, full color Cardinals Prospect Guide at a 50 percent discount.

Full archive access – There is no online source with more information on the history of the Cardinals system than The Cardinal Nation. Your subscription gives you full access to our years of articles, prospect rankings, interviews and commentary.

Mike Shildt and media (Brian Walton/The Cardinal Nation)

Cardinals fan community – The Cardinal Nation also has your interaction needs covered with an active and responsible message board community where you can talk Cardinals baseball with other like-minded fans. Members have a premium forum with direct and fast insiders’ access to our staff, led by Brian Walton.

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Bernie Miklasz, St. Louis radio personality, columnist at ScoopsWithDannyMac.com , former newspaper columnist

Dan McLaughlin, former Bally Sports Midwest Cardinals play-by-play, ESPN 101 Radio, ScoopsWithDannyMac.com

“I would like to thank Brian for his hard work that has helped make my job easier for so many years. His regular ‘Wednesday with Walton’ podcasts on ScoopswithDannyMac.com, his books and his own website, TheCardinalNation.com, are excellent sources of information.”

Dan McLaughlin (ScoopswithDannyMac.com)

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First-hand news and commentary on the St. Louis Cardinals™ and their minor league system for 25 years