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November 11, 2018 @ 12:21 am

Episode 95: Comings and Goings, Real and Potential

The guys are back with a little late fall Meet Me at Musial action and this time Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) have brought along that popular Internet sensation Kyle Reis (Prospects After Dark, Birds on the Black, @kyler416) to talk about various aspects of the Cardinals.  The guys talk about the departures of Greg Garcia, Matt Bowman, and Francisco Pena, get into the interesting construction of the Adam Wainwright contract, then talk about the latest rumors concerning the Cards.  Should the Cards deal for Paul Goldschmidt?  Who do you believe in the media?

Kyle then gets into the Rule 5 folks and who will, should, and might be protected plus we spend a little time with the Arizona Fall League.  It all wraps up with Kyle and Allen making their selections for the 12th annual Cardinal Blogger Awards.  Come get warm by the stove!

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October 16, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Episode 94: MoSpeak

Some technical issues gave Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) a chance to redo their show after John Mozeliak addressed the press on Tuesday morning.  The closed media session provided plenty of fodder for discussion.  Did the President of Baseball Ops really rule out a big acquisition?  What does the coaching staff look like for 2019?  Are the Cards unhappy with Marcell Ozuna?  All this plus some Adam Wainwright talk and the guys answer a Twitter question!

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October 1, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

Episode 93: A Look Back, A Look Forward

The Cardinals--well, there's really no good way to put this, is there?  The fact that they fell on their faces hard in the last week, turning a 1.5 game lead into a meaningless Sunday game after they were eliminated Saturday.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) look back at the week that was and try to find a few reasons for the ugly collapse.  There's talk about Adam Wainwright, Luke Weaver, Dexter Fowler, free agents, the rotation, the bullpen....you name it, the guys touch on it.  It's a good starting spot for the long winter ahead.  Come join them!

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September 20, 2018 @ 10:24 pm

Episode 92: Things Are Threatening To Get Wild

After a week off, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) come back together to survey a bit different Cardinal landscape.  Four straight losses, including three to the Dodgers, had the Cards out of the October picture but winning three of four put them right back in the driver's seat.  What should we expect this weekend against the Giants?  Is Adam Wainwright for real?  What would a playoff rotation or roster look like?  How do you judge Matt Carpenter this year after his slow bookends to his scalding salsa-fueled run?  A little look ahead to the offseason but overall, Daniel and Allen try to stay in the moment and focus on the playoff possibilities!

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September 7, 2018 @ 1:08 pm

Episode 91: There’s a Shot to Left

It wasn't the best week of Cardinal baseball we've seen recently but the club still is currently a playoff team, so they have that going for them which is nice.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) spend some time talking about the week that was, especially the situation at the back of the bullpen.  Does Bud Norris need to be replaced?  Who should get the job if so?  It was also a tough week for Jose Martinez and the team's overall record might have been much better had he or anyone else been able to come through in two key at-bats.  Finally, Allen and Daniel mark 20 years since 62 with some talk about Mark McGwire and what that meant then and means now.  Enjoy!

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August 31, 2018 @ 11:37 pm

Episode 90: No Donaldson? No Problem! (Hopefully)

The buzzed-about, anticipated-by-some, almost-seemingly inevitable combination of Josh Donaldson and the St. Louis Cardinals didn't actually materialize, with the club apparently not that interested and Donaldson winding up in Cleveland.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about the pros and cons of not adding a former MVP into an already interesting mix.  That's not all they talk about, of course.  The guys cover the 40-man roster and how Adam Wainwright gets back on there.  They discuss the pennant race and why they aren't quite ruling out a division title yet.  They talk about the young pitchers and Greg Garcia.  A hodgepodge of topics and a little scoreboard watching here during the last show of August!

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August 24, 2018 @ 1:46 pm

Episode 89: Taking On All Comers

Another week, another slew of wins for the St. Louis Cardinals.  August has seen the club go 17-4 with all of those losses by one run.  It's a run that has Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) both amazed and to the point where they never believe the Cardinals are going to lose.  The two talk about the last week, specifically the sweep of the Dodgers in LA, then get into some other points like Jack Flaherty's development into an ace, the return of Matt Adams, and the remarkable pitching in general.  Plus they get into what sort of moves might be made when rosters expand and whether that means the end of Matt Bowman.  Plenty to chew on as you get ready for the big series with the Rockies!

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August 17, 2018 @ 11:35 am

Episode 88: Flying High

The Cardinals' eight-game winning streak might have snapped on Thursday night, but the good vibes and feelings about this team are still with us.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about all the fun that watching this team provides, including seeing Harrison Bader flying around the basepaths or seeing the pitching staff continue to be impressive.  Postseason baseball is back in the picture as a series win this weekend against the Brewers puts the Cardinals in one of those wildcard spots in the middle of August.  Can they keep it up?  How does Carlos Martinez to the bullpen and the pending returns of Dominic Leone, Michael Wacha, and Adam Wainwright impact this team?  All that and much more in a rare morning edition of Meet Me at Musial!

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August 11, 2018 @ 10:44 pm

Episode 87: Don’t Look Now, But…..

Is October baseball really out of the picture?  With five straight series wins, the Cardinals have not only gotten much more involved in the wild-card race but also have somewhat closed the gap inside the division.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about the tightening race and look ahead to the important series to come, most notably this week as the Nationals and Brewers come to Busch.  There's also chatter about the much-improved bullpen and what that has done to the mindset of the fans watching the games, plus the additions of Adolis Garcia and Patrick Wisdom start some speculating about who actually is still in Memphis.  A good solid week of Cardinal baseball and that makes for a pretty upbeat show!

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August 3, 2018 @ 3:15 pm

Episode 86: A Solid (But Not Phamtastic) Week

The trading deadline has come and gone and the roster looks....a lot like it did last week.  One glaring difference, of course, is the fact that Tommy Pham is now a Tampa Bay Ray.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) discuss the trade of Pham as well as the other deal of the deadline, Oscar Mercado to the Indians. (Though, of course, for more on the return from both trades, we recommend Colin Garner and Kyle Reis.)  Pham moved, which was a surprise but shouldn't have been, but Jose Martinez and Bud Norris are still on the roster.  Is that a mistake?

The guys also get into the improved play as of late, at least from an interest standpoint, and talk about how Harrison Bader and Tyler O'Neill are both going to get playing time.  How long can you run with Dexter Fowler?  Where does the pledge to his playing time end and the expectation that Bader and O'Neill can push this team begin?  Where does Mike Shildt and the front office draw the line.

There's also Carlos Martinez talk and various other tidbits (and hopefully a softer intro) so we hope you enjoy!

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