Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals. Players with the last name Martinez dominated the headlines this week, one more positively than the other, and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Birds on the Black, @tarawellman). The Cards, out of the blue, extend Jose Martinez for a couple of years. What's the thinking there? Is it just on humanitarian grounds? Carlos Martinez was shut down earlier in the week and kept from throwing until March 5. What does this mean for his future? Is moving him to the bullpen really the right thing to do? (I'll tell you right now, this is a topic that gets Tara a bit worked up.) Also, there have been two actual Cardinal baseball games! They mean nothing, but it's great to see them!