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Daily Bernie: Dec. 2 – Are the Cardinals Actually Cheap?; Tarasenko’s Four-Point Night

By Luke Schnake | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We get it. The Cardinals aren’t known to open up the offseason pocketbook. But is it fair to call them cheap? Bernie covers this on Friday’s show and covers both the pro and college football slates with ESPN’s Ron Jaworski and Fox Sports’ Tim Brando. That Vladimir Tarasenko fellow also had a big Thursday night …

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After Trading Jaime Garcia for Prospects, It’s Time for the Cardinals to Make a Big Move

By Bernie Miklasz | December 2, 2016 | 4 Comments
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Well played, John Mozeliak. The GM was correct; there was a trade market for Jaime Garcia. If anything the Cardinals received more of a return than I anticipated. Not that the Atlanta Braves handed over elite prospects to obtain the eccentric left; as anyone of sound mind understands there was no chance of that. Garcia …

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Unlike Other Pro Leagues, MLB Players and Owners Realize They Have a Wonderful Life

By Bernie Miklasz | December 1, 2016 | 3 Comments
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To no one’s surprise, Major League Baseball and the players association compromised on their relatively minor differences and agreed to a new five-year collective bargaining agreement Wednesday night, a few hours  before their current deal was set to expire. There was no chance of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ union director Tony Clark doing …

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Daily Bernie: Nov. 30 – Justin Turner a Possibility for Cards?; Fisher Has Lost Control

By Luke Schnake | November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Cardinals have interest in Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Bernie is here to tell you whether this is a good or bad thing. Your host weighs Turner’s pros and cons near the top of Wednesday’s program, and take a deeper look at whether it’s time to promote Carson Kelly as Yadier Molina’s backup …

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The Cardinals Need a Backup Catcher for 2017, Is Carson Kelly Ready?

By Bernie Miklasz | November 30, 2016 | 6 Comments
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A few days ago the Cardinals officially moved on from Brayan Pena as their backup catcher. Not that Pena was ever in a St. Louis uniform long enough to make sure we’d remember he signed a two-year, $5 million free-agent contract with the Cards last winter. Pena was a jolly good soul who actually tried …

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Daily Bernie: Nov. 29 – Will CBA Dispute Affect Cards’ CF Search?; Kelly Ready to Backup Yadi?

By Luke Schnake | November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment
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Baseball’s current collective bargaining agreement expires Wednesday, with owners using that ‘lockout’ word should another not be reached by Thursday. Will this upset the Birds’ center field search? MLB Cardinals beat writer Jen Langosch and The Turn’s Anthony Stalter are in for Bernie Tuesday and they tackle this topic along with whether Carson Kelly is …

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Covering All the Bases – The Cardinals’ Dexter Fowler Dilemma

By Chris Files | November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
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-Breaking down the Cardinals signing of Brett Cecil and his stuff -Stop comparing every reliever to Andrew Miller -Brayan Pena is DFA’d – does this mean Carson Kelly’s time is now? -The market for Dexter Fowler – who are the Cards competing with? -What kind of contract can Dexter Fowler expect? -Marcell Ozuna to the …

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Bowden: Brett Cecil is a “Terrible Sign” Business-Wise for Mozeliak and Cardinals

By Chris Files | November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Cardinals’ four-year deal with reliever Brett Cecil may look good for a few years, but ESPN’s Jim Bowden says it’s a terrible deal on the business side. Miklasz – New Cardinals Reliever Brett Cecil: An Interchangeable Weapon for Mike Matheny

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Covering All the Bases – Is Chris Sale Worth the Cost to the Cardinals?

By Chris Files | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Plenty of Hot Stove chatter in this episode! Here’s the rundown: -Should the Cardinals being on Chris Sale even if it cost Alex Reyes? -What are some concerns with going after Sale? -Dissecting Bernie’s Interview with John Mozeliak…thoughts on a potential Carlos -Martinez extension and the CF market -Free Agents that intrigue us -Chapman and …

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New Cardinals Reliever Brett Cecil: An Interchangeable Weapon for Mike Matheny

By Bernie Miklasz | November 22, 2016 | 10 Comments
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The addition of reliever Brett Cecil should be good for the Cardinals, healthy for their bullpen, and beneficial to manager Mike Matheny … but only if Matheny takes full advantage of the flexibility provided by his new shutdown left-hander. Before signing Cecil to a four-year deal worth $30 million, Cards GM John Mozeliak talked to Matheny about the …

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