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Covering All the Bases – The Yadier Molina Conundrum

By Chris Files | January 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

–Takeaways from the 2017 Hall of Fame class –Alleged PED users – is the stance softening? –Will Pete Rose ever make it? –Next Year’s Class and all the Atlanta Braves going in –Adding another LH bat in the Outfield –Kolten Wong – is he one of the biggest keys of 2017? –What are Wong’s biggest …

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Free Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens! 10 Takeaways From MLB Hall of Fame Results

By Bernie Miklasz | January 19, 2017 | 11 Comments

Here are my 10 takeaways from the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame voting… 1. The results reflected the increasing influence of advanced analysis, alternative and more enlightened baseball writing, and the ability to use social media to campaign for a cause. The election of Tim Raines was long overdue, but at least he made it, …

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Daily Bernie: Jan. 18 – Cards’ Baserunning Still Depends on Matheny; Allen Needs More Time Off

By Luke Schnake | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Improved baserunning has been a touted theme since the 2016 Cardinals season ended, but will Mike Matheny get all his players on the same page? Bernie makes the case Wednesday that in order for the team to be better on the base paths they need a shared baserunning philosophy and this rests on the manager. …

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Yo, Mike Matheny: I Got Your Back On the Latest Yadier Molina Playing-Time Debate

By Bernie Miklasz | January 18, 2017 | 12 Comments

One of the most boring sports topics in town over the last few years concerns Yadier Molina’s playing time, and yeah, I’ve participated in many of these discussions, mostly with good intentions. But I’ve also come to realize that it doesn’t matter what I say, or what you say, or what GM John Mozeliak has …

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Redbird Rejects Ep. 36 – Cardinals vs. Cubs by Position, Winter Warmup Memories

By Chris Files | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Who wins the battle at each position between the Cardinals and the Cubs? We’re talking that and more this week. Here’s the rundown: 00:30 A look behind the scenes of Cardinals Winter Warmup 02:30 The rare arbitration process the Cardinals are facing with Wacha and Martinez 10:00 Questions from the Cardinals Caravan 12:00 What’s the …

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Daily Bernie: Jan. 17 – Is Wong Ready for the Spotlight?; Patriots Vulnerable Going Forward?

By Luke Schnake | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kolten Wong is one of, if not the biggest story of the Cardinals offseason, and not for particularly good reasons. Regardless, a large spring training spotlight will be on Wong and it’s up to him to show he’s deserving of the second base spot he lost last season. Bernie covers this topic and others from …

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Mozeliak Says ‘Internal Options’ Will Have Their Chance to Shine in 2017

By Luke Schnake | January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your 2017 St. Louis Cardinals certainly face questions this January, but also seem to have a clear view of what they want to be moving forward. We’ve heard it since the season-ending news conference: general manager John Mozeliak wants more athleticism, better defense, and successful base running. Dexter Fowler’s addition should help with most or …

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As the Cardinals Look In the Dumpster For Outfield Depth, How Important is Tommy Pham?

By Bernie Miklasz | January 17, 2017 | 12 Comments

The Cardinals’s annual Winter Warmup didn’t generate much news, not unless you were enthralled by the 143rd rehash of Kolten Wong’s psychological state of mind and the team’s high hopes for him in 2017 … well, at least until Mike Matheny benches Wong after a 1-for-11 series in April. But there was one noteworthy bit: Randal Grichuk …

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Covering All the Bases – Do the Cardinals Have a Shutdown Ace in 2017?

By Chris Files | January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

–Any worry with starting pitcher playing in World Baseball Classic? –Why guys like Alex Reyes and Carlos Martinez pitching in the WBC may be more worrisome than others –The difference between WBC and regular Spring Training workload –Do the Cardinals have a shutdown ace entering 2017? Is Carlos Martinez that guy? –What Martinez has to …

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Daily Bernie: Jan. 13 – Wainwright Praises 2017 Rotation; Can Chiefs Win it All With Smith?

By Luke Schnake | January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pitchers and catchers will report before you know it so why not talk the upcoming season with Adam Wainwright? Bernie does just that to close out the week and Waino shares his excitement at the younger Cards starters coming up behind him. Your host also covers this weekend’s NFL matchups top to bottom and looks …

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