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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 …

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 …

Covering All the Bases – Brian Dozier to Cardinals Rumor

By Chris Files | January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

–Breaking down the Brian Dozier rumor –Minnesota just trying to drum up extra interest in Dozier –Where would he fit? Lets stop acting like players can just move positions with ease. He’s a 2nd baseman not a 3rd baseman –Breaking down the Edwin Encarnancion deal for the Indians and why it makes sense for them …

Covering All the Bases – Matt Carpenter’s Changing Role with the Cardinals

By Chris Files | December 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

–Breaking down Matt Carpenter’s interview with Bernie Miklasz…what Fowler brings to the Cards lineup –On Matt Carpenter as a 3-hole hitter –A potential lineup with Fowler, Diaz, and Carpenter leading off and what that does for a team? –Crushing the narrative that Carpenter can’t hit outside the leadoff spot –Charlie and Travis give their three …

Covering All the Bases – What Dexter Fowler Means for the Cardinals

By Chris Files | December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s the rundown: –Cardinals sign Dexter Fowler and we give our thoughts on the deal –What does this do for the lineup? –Fowler’s leadership quality and why that can’t be overlooked –Are the Cardinals done? Should they be done? –Are they missing a middle of the order bat and could Edwin Encarnancion fill that? –Losers …

Covering All the Bases – Cardinals Winter Meeting Strategy

By Chris Files | December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

–The Winter Meetings and what goes on behind the scenes –The Nationals making a lot of noise at the Winter Meetings –The closer market and how Mark Melancon signing with the Giants affects that –Cubs’ strategy in the closer market and how the Cardinals might have been trend setters there. –Quick hits on former Cardinals …

Covering All the Bases – The Cardinals’ Dexter Fowler Dilemma

By Chris Files | November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

-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 …

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

By Chris Files | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 …

Covering All the Bases – Cardinals Offseason Moves and 2016 Best of Awards

By Chris Files | November 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

A lot to talk about with a busy offseason in full gear for the Cardinals. Here’s the rundown: -Cardinals solidifying their infield with Carpenter at 1st -What it means for Wong and Diaz to have a solidified infield -This team being better because of the moves made this week -What Trevor Rosenthal being stretched out …

Covering All the Bases – Cubs Win an Amazing World Series; Now What, Cardinals?

By Chris Files | November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

What an amazing World Series win by the Cubs! We’re talking that and how it affects the Cardinals in 2017. Here’s the rundown: –Cubs win the World Series –Watching a fun young team like the Cubs is exactly what baseball needs –Cardinals and their veteran can learn from the Cubs youthful exuberance and acceptance of …