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March 5, 2018 @ 9:20 pm

Episode 66: DeJong and the Richless

Well, OK, so Tommy Pham is not richless by the standards of everyone listening to this podcast (if you are the exception, Allen and Daniel would like to talk to you about a sponsorship) but compared to his teammate's contract, his is looking a little small.  Is this going to be a problem?  Did Pham make the right decision?  And what about that long-term extension for Paul DeJong anyway--was it a good move?  Was it a necessary move?  Does it really matter?

Matt Carpenter is still not on the field, though reports are bat-swinging is coming soon.  Is there any real concern about whether he'll be ready for Opening Day?  If he isn't, what does the lineup look like?

All that plus talk about how Yairo Munoz could fit on this team (and whether he will) and if there should be concerns about the starters after a couple of turns through the rotation.  It's a Monday edition of Meet Me At Musial!

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February 25, 2018 @ 11:57 pm

Episode 65: Where the Names Are Unknown and the Results Don’t Matter

The Cardinals have returned to the field and are playing unmeaningful games against other organizations.  It's not been the swiftest start for the team in red, but Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are counseling you to settle down if for some reason you've been worked up over what happened this weekend.  Spring training results, both good and bad, should be taken with huge silos of salt, especially this early as rust is being shaken off and people are getting into their grooves.  Daniel and Allen talk about the starts of Jack Flaherty, Carlos Martinez, and Miles Mikolas.  There's also talk about some of the young outfielders.  What would it take for one of them to be on the roster come Opening Day?  The guys rail against the new pitching visits limitations and wonder why both Luke Voit and Breyvic Valera want to be outfielders when there are so many in the system.  It's a bit shorter than normal--you're welcome--so give it a listen then rate and review!

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February 17, 2018 @ 12:41 am

Episode 64: It’s Spring Training For Us Too

The pitchers and catchers (and, really, most everyone else) are working out in Jupiter.  Cardinal baseball is just one week away from kicking off the spring slate.  Which means there is so, so much for Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) to discuss.  Adam Wainwright says that he's not thinking about anything more than one day at a time.  That doesn't mean the rest of us have that mindset, though.  Can Waino be good?  What happens if he's not?

John Mozeliak spent some time talking to the press.  Do you agree that the club had an active and productive offseason?  Should they be more reactionary in their moves than they are?

Mike Matheny had some comments about Carlos Martinez.  You can imagine how well that went over.

Then the guys talk about their 25-man roster picks, answer some Twitter questions, and talk about the last three Favorite Cardinals.  Give it a listen and don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review!

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February 14, 2018 @ 9:59 pm

Bonus: Checking In With The Galaxy Far, Far Away

Solo trailer.  Rebels finale trailer.  More movies announced.  With all of this Star Wars goodness out there, it was time to check in again with our panel of Jedi.  Daniel (@C70) talks with Steven McNeil (@SMcNeil_87) and Tina Bradley (@ErdrickStorm) about everything that's come down the pipe in the last few weeks.  Does the Solo trailer make these folks more interested in the movie?  Can we adjust to someone not named Harrison Ford playing the scoundrel?  What's up with the Falcon?  The Rebels mid-season trailer, teasing the last three weeks of shows, brings up its share of questions as well.  And has Disney made a misstep by tapping the Game of Thrones guys for a series of movies?  All that, plus the pressing question: Can we ever have too much Star Wars?

(Apologies for the sound quality, especially at the beginning.  If this was a professional operation, we'd probably be able to clean that up.  As you know by now, if there's a professional center of the galaxy you're listening to the podcast that it's farthest from.)

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February 11, 2018 @ 11:38 pm

Episode 63: The Optimist’s Guide to the 2018 Cardinals

It's later in the weekend than normal, but Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) get together for the last show before pitchers and catchers officially report.  The guys first talk about the news of the week, which consisted of Yu Darvish being signed by that team in the north.  After those reactions, it's their upbeat and reasonably optimistic look at what the Cardinals might do this season.  While they'll admit to some rose-colored glasses, they aren't expecting everyone to hit like Mike Trout and the club to win 120 games.  Just some positively realistic thinking about the upcoming season.  They wrap it up with #4-#7 in the Favorite Cardinal poll, with names you know in perhaps surprising positions.  Don't forget to rate, review, and let the guys know what you think!

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February 4, 2018 @ 12:48 am

Episode 62: Hall of Fame Talk, Cardinal Style

It was another fairly quiet week from the Cardinals but that doesn't mean there wasn't something to talk about.  The 2018 Cardinal Hall of Fame ballot dropped on Wednesday and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) brought in Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416) to talk about it.  They break down the entire ballot, talking about the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate (Vince Coleman, Keith Hernandez, Jason Isringhausen, Ray Lankford, Scott Rolen, Lee Smith, John Tudor) and giving their predictions of who will be wearing a red jacket come August.

After that, the guys get into some of the labor issues that made the headlines this week and where baseball might be going down a dark path.  To lighten the mood, they wrap with a few more Favorite Cardinals as they get inside the top 10 of the survey.  Plenty to listen to as you get ready for pitchers and catchers to report in 10 days!

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January 28, 2018 @ 12:29 am

Episode 61: Central to the Conversation

The Cardinals might not have made moves this week but one of their main competitors for the NL Central crown certainly did.  Milwaukee traded for Christian Yelich and signed Lorenzo Cain, making a huge splash in the still offseason waters.  Does that give the Brewers a leg up for the division?  Should Mo make a counter move and, if so, what?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) talk about that, plus Randal Grichuk's comments, the Hall of Fame voting, and some more of your Favorite Cardinals, including a couple of Cardinal Hall of Famers and one guy that might just join them this summer.

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January 21, 2018 @ 12:47 am

Episode 60: Another One to the Frozen North

After Winter Warm Up brought a little warmth to baseball fans, the stove caught fire and brought the heat as well.  Randal Grichuk is now a Blue Jay and the Cardinals have addressed their bullpen.  Is this a good move and what do we make of Dominic Leone?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) tackle that issue as well as other things coming out of the baseball extravaganza from last weekend.  Plus they answer your Twitter questions and get a few more Favorite Cardinals checked off the list.  Settle in for some fun Cardinal discussions!

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January 12, 2018 @ 11:56 pm

Episode 59: Let’s Warm This Winter Up!

It's Winter Warmup time, which is the kickoff not only of another baseball season, but another season of Meet Me at Musial!  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) have their first guest as Adam Butler, also of The Redbird Daily (and @LanceDance1 on the Twitters) joins them to talk specifically about Winter Warm-Up, which will be happening in St. Louis this weekend.  Adam is one of the three United Cardinal Bloggers that will be covering the event and we talk about what he expects to see and topics of conversation at the event.  Plus the guys break down the arbitration signings, talk about what the Cards should still do this offseason, and go over a few more Favorite Cardinals!

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December 30, 2017 @ 7:43 pm

Bonus: Breaking Down The Last Jedi

There was a little movie that came out this month and it seemed reasonable for the Star Wars crew to get together and break it down.  Joining Daniel (@C70) this time beside stalwart commentators Tina (@ErdickStrom) and Steven (@SMcNeil_87) is a returning Kyle (@kyler416) and, making his debut, Tito (@triveratops).  There was a wide range of opinions on this movie and the crew get into a lot of the plot points as well as things that worked and things that didn't.  (Obviously, DO NOT LISTEN if you have not seen the movie.)  Plenty of good discussion is then followed up by a series of rapid fire questions.  End your year by heading to a galaxy far, far away!

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