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Bernie’s Quick Read On the Cardinals: Six Thoughts In Only 268 Words

By Bernie Miklasz | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

1. When Ozzie Smith, Jose Oquendo or another coach works with shortstop Aledmys Diaz this spring, they have to stretch his range on ground balls hit to his right; Diaz was a minus 8 (via Fielding Bible) on grounders to that side in 2016, and was a plus defender on GBs hit to his left. …

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 22 – Bounce-Back Season for Waino?; Potential Mizzou and Illini Coaches

By Luke Schnake | February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The old adage “don’t call it a comeback” doesn’t apply to Adam Wainwright in 2017, but it’d be fair to say Uncle Charlie is hoping for some “bounce-back” this season. Bernie kicks off Wednesday’s show wondering whether Waino will rebound from his career’s weakest season as he is reportedly entering spring training stronger than he’s …

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 21 – Who’s the Current ‘Face of the Cardinals’?; Blues Enter Bye on Low Note

By Luke Schnake | February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Both Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright have co-served as the “face of the Cardinals” for many years, but is this still the case? Both are still beloved among fans, but they can’t serve as franchise faces forever. The Cardinals aren’t having an identity crisis. They just don’t have a current stable “face of the franchise.” …

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Redbird Rejects Ep. 40 – Dexter Fowler Making Waves and the Peralta vs. Gyorko Battle for 3B

By Chris Files | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the strange outrage over Dexter Fowler’s comments to the battle for third base, there’s plenty to talk about in this week’s episode. Here’s the rundown: 01:00 It’s crunch time for those trying to make an impression in Cardinals Spring Training. 02:00 What to make of Dexter Fowlers comments about Trump’s travel ban. 06:00 What …

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The Cardinals’ Battle for 3rd Base: Is This Really a Peralta vs. Gyorko Competition?

By Bernie Miklasz | February 21, 2017 | 9 Comments

The Cardinals’ position players are working hard in Jupiter, but there isn’t much competition for starting jobs. Roster spots, yes. (Is there a fifth outfielder in the house?) Defining roles, yes. (How many at-bats will Matt Adams get in 2017?) For now, the only real scrap for a starting position can be found at third …

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 20 – Matheny Wise Not to Mention Cubs; Bernie’s Rant at Fowler’s Trolls

By Luke Schnake | February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every Cardinal is now in Jupiter and getting ready for the 2017 season. This means it was time for Mike Matheny’s beginning of the season address to his team, in which the dreaded Cubs received no mention. And why should they have? 2017 is about winning more games no matter who’s in the Birds’ way. …

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Dexter Fowler Has the Right to Speak His Mind. And You Don’t Get to Make Him ‘Shut Up.’

By Bernie Miklasz | February 20, 2017 | 18 Comments

Mark Saxon, who does a great job of covering the Cardinals on a daily basis for ESPN.com, offered this relatively minor and understated item on Dexter Fowler over the weekend: Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler is among the people not thrilled with President Donald Trump’s attempts to institute a travel ban. Fowler’s wife, the former Darya …

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Bernie: The Top Five Managers in St. Louis Cardinals History

By Bernie Miklasz | February 20, 2017 | 24 Comments

Yeah, this list may seem random … why now, right? But there is a reason for it: consider this a bonus offering as part of our radio station’s “Salute to Coaches” (and presumably managers) on 101 ESPN. Before we begin, here are the ground rules: — I considered the managers from 1900 on… — You …

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Daily Bernie: Feb. 17 – Cards Rotation’s Under Pressure, but Not Because of Reyes’ Injury

By Luke Schnake | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cardinals rotation is most definitely under 2017 pressure, but it’s the same pressure they were under in 2017 and it hasn’t nothing to do with Alex Reyes going under the knife. Bernie says Reyes was most likely headed to the bullpen at the season’s outset anyway, and the current five probable starters would’ve been …

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Top 10 Cardinals Storylines as Camp Begins; Is There Harmony or Discord This Spring?

By Kevin Wheeler | February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

I think the premise here is pretty simple…no need for a big setup or explanation. Alex Reyes is out for the season with Tommy John, so what are the biggest storylines we’ll be following in the wake of his loss? Is there harmony or discord in camp? I don’t want to make this too big …

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