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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Your 2017 St. Louis Cardinals: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Every Key Player

By Kevin Wheeler | January 13, 2017 | 5 Comments

We’re close enough to the start of Spring Training to start diving deeper into the Cardinals Best/Worst case performances and we know enough about how the team will look so this isn’t an exercise in futility or massive projection. Sure, there’s some projection involved but what would you expect at this time of year? I’ll …

Daily Bernie: Jan. 12 – Listener Reactions to One Year Without the NFL; Blues Mess Different From Last Season

By Luke Schnake | January 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Rams relocation will fade more and more into the background each year, but it’s still relatively fresh after the first 365 days. How are you coping? Bernie devotes much of Thursday’s program to this question and plays listener voicemails throughout. Your host also devotes time to whether the NFL screwjob has soured local and …

Daily Bernie: Jan. 10 – Sheehan Discusses the ‘Matheny Factor;’ Backes to Make STL Return

By Luke Schnake | January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mike Matheny may be St. Louis’ most polarizing figure who isn’t a politician. Such is the life of a baseball manager in a baseball-crazy city. The skipper’s track record is a subject of chatter on Tuesday’s Bernie Miklasz Show, as your host debates with Sports Illustrated’s Joe Sheehan on if Matheny will cost the club …