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Daily Bernie: October 21 – Rams’ Ship Isn’t Any Tighter, Mizzou Has Tough Assignment With Middle Tennessee St.

By Luke Schnake | October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It was just over two years ago that Rams coach, Jeff Fisher trolled the Redskins by sending players acquired in the infamous RGIII trade out for the pregame coin toss. How’d that all work out for Fisher and Les Snead? And furthermore, how do either of these men still have jobs? Bernie delves into this …

Bypassed By the Cardinals, Indians Manager Terry Francona Is Building a Hall of Fame Resume

By Bernie Miklasz | October 20, 2016 | 13 Comments
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The Cleveland Indians are on the way to the World Series, and if you look at his increasingly impressive record, manager Terry Francona is probably on his way to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I have to say, I never gave much thought to Francona as a Hall of Fame candidate — but he’s making …

Offseason Question for the Cardinals: Who’s On First?

By Bernie Miklasz | October 20, 2016 | 6 Comments
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Here’s my latest look at an unresolved issue looming for the 2017 Cardinals as GM John Mozeliak and chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. evaluate their roster this offseason … Today’s question: Who will play first base in 2017? The Background:  The Cardinals used several players at first base in 2016 with Matt Adams (289 plate appearances), Brandon …

Daily Bernie: October 19 – Tarasenko Out to Prove Something, How Worried Should the Cubs Be?

By Luke Schnake | October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Vladimir Tarasenko scored 40 goals on 34 assists last season. You’d think this wouldn’t leave much to be desired for fans or team, but the Russian forward saw a decline in playoff minutes for defensive purposes. There’s no denying Tarasenko’s skill-set, but the club wants the star to become the complete leader he can. This …

Redbird Rejects Ep. 28 – Best MLB Postseason in Years, Cardinals Lose Zach Duke

By Chris Files | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is one of the most exciting and weird baseball postseasons in a long time. Let’s get right into it. Here’s the rundown: 00:15 This is the most fun MLB postseason in a long time. 01:15 The teams remaining have good fundamentals. Where were the Cardinals with that? 07:30 Trevor Bauer’s cut finger has been …

There Is No “Cubs ‘Curse,” But There Will Be Plenty Cursing if They Don’t Start Hitting

By Bernie Miklasz | October 17, 2016 | 5 Comments
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As the Chicago Cubs made their way to Los Angeles for the resumption of the NL Championship Series, they were probably hoping to pack a fresh supply of offense for an important road trip. Too many of the Chicago bats are malfunctioning. While it would be premature to suggest the Cubs are in trouble in …

Daily Bernie: October 17 – Mizzou Worse Off Than We Thought?, Paul Stastny’s Strong Start

By Luke Schnake | October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

A busy sports weekend around the country brought mixed results to our fair region. The Blues won their third game of the young season’s three and the Mizzou Tigers coughed up a great big hairball in The Swamp. Bernie kicks off the week discussing both teams’ fortunes, wondering if the Tigers have more work to …

For the Cardinals, the Loss of Lefty Zach Duke Is Potentially Significant

By Bernie Miklasz | October 16, 2016 | 5 Comments
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In some fairly important news that didn’t receive gobs of attention over the weekend, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak confirmed an unfortunate development with Cardinals’ left-handed reliever Zach Duke: Elbow-ligament surgery. Plus a procedure to repair the forearm flexor muscle. Duke will be lost for most — and probably all — of the 2017 season. I …

Offseason Question: The Cardinals Will Extend Mike Matheny’s Contract. Is This Smart?

By Bernie Miklasz | October 14, 2016 | 26 Comments

Here’s my latest look at some of the decisions Cardinals management will contemplate as the front office moves away from a disappointing 2016 season to begin prepping for 2017 and beyond Today’s question for the gallery: After a disappointing, disorganized and downward 2016 season, should team chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and GM John Mozeliak give …

Daily Bernie: October 13 – Blues Impress in CHI, Bond With Fans Has Never Greater

By Luke Schnake | October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Blues are back and Wednesday’s season opener was a welcome respite to local baseball or football-starved sports fans. That their season’s first victory came at Chicago was just the icing on the rink. It’s a special season given it’s the franchise’s 50th and it comes on the heels of a disturbing NFL exit and …