Summary: Talking St. Louis Cardinals baseball with two of the best in the business, longtime St. Louis sports journalist Bernie Miklasz and baseball writer and Deadspin founder Will Leitch.
Bernie and Will discuss the Adam Wainwright situation, the way the organization has mishandled this, and why the team would take a chance like this with such an important game on the line. They also talk the struggling offense, Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter still searching, and how John Mabry continues to get a free pass despite the struggling offense. Also covered; the return of Lance Lynn and his matchup with Miles Mikolas on Wednesday, and how the Cardinals seemed to have made the right decision. Finally, they wrap it up with a question about beaning Javy Baez, and missing the old days with Tony La Russa and his approach with bean balls.
One the heels of two series sweeps of Chicago teams, the Cardinals are rolling. We're looking into what's good (a Chicago beatdown) and what's bad (the Yadier Molina injury).
After a sweep by the Pirates, we're wondering why Mike Matheny seems obsessed with using Holland as a closer. We're also taking a look at Albert Pujols' personal service clause and the future of his relationship with St. Louis fans.
The Cardinals are coming off a sweep of the terrible Reds, and we're talking how Carlos Martinez continues to amaze, why it's a pivotal year for Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame chances, and much more.
With five wins in a row, the Cardinals offense is looking pretty dandy. The guys talk overperformers, underperformers, and much more.
We start off firing, talking Mike Matheny's management of the bullpen, an area we expected to be better with Mike Maddux. Also, how Greg Holland could have an effect on the bullpen usage. Also, how soon the manager might make the change to go back to Matt Carpenter in the lead-off spot. Finally, the Adam Wainwright saga and how it was handled and will be handled going forward.
The guys debate if the Cardinals are getting good value with the Greg Holland signing and discuss takeaways from the first series of the regular season versus the Mets.
Is a tough decision in the cards for Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright? The guys discuss that, plus their 2018 Cardinals season predictions.
Talking if the Cardinals would use one of the hottest catching prospects in baseball as a trade chip and Matt Carpenter's possibly changing role with the team
Talking Lance Lynn leaving millions on the table, Matt Carpenter's continued injuries, and the magic of Carlos Martinez
The guys talk Paul DeJong's record breaking six year contract extension, and why Tommy Pham hasn't gotten the same treatment from the Cardinals.
Taking a look at the good, the bad, and the unknown as Cardinals spring training gets going in Jupiter
Bernie and Will set up their new podcast and talk why Cardinals fans are now frustrated despite a long history of winning.