Meet Me At Musial: A St. Louis Cardinals Podcast
Episode 220: Turning Two

Episode 220: Turning Two

October 22, 2021

With Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) out on assignment, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) welcomes in the guys from the Turnin' 2 Podcast (@Turnin2Podcast), Tito (@triveratops) and the man known as Dylan_Dinger.  The guys continue to break down the surprising firing of Mike Shildt with everyone tossing in conjectures and thoughts.  They also discuss Shildt's reported interview coming up with the Padres as well as who they'd like to see take over the Cardinals job.

After that, they discuss some of the free agents the Cardinals have.  Should Luis Garcia or T.J. McFarland return?  What about J.A. Happ or Jon Lester?  And what does the future hold for Paul DeJong?  Come give a listen to find out the answers!

Episode 219: No Shildt, Cardinals

Episode 219: No Shildt, Cardinals

October 14, 2021

As Han Solo once said, "This is not how I thought this day was going to go."  Stunning news out of St. Louis this afternoon as Mike Shildt was fired as manager.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) is joined by the Bens of Cardinals Off Day, Mr. Godar (@bengodar) and Mr. Humphries (@b_g_h) to talk about this surprising turn of events.  What could be the cause of these "philosophical differences"?  What impact does a manager have a team these days anyway?  Who will be the 51st manager of the Cardinals and will Mike Shildt manage anywhere else?  All these questions are tackled, if not answered, and then some in an episode that focuses just on this topic, leaving the hot button topic of projected arbitration salaries painfully neglected.

Audio clip of John Mozeliak courtesy of Rob Rains/St. Louis Sports Page
Theme song by Some Guy Named Robb

Episode 218: The Winter Begins

Episode 218: The Winter Begins

October 9, 2021

The postseason was short and less than sweet and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are here to talk about it.  From Adam Wainwright's mastery to Alex Reyes's last pitch, the guys talk about some of the important points of the game while taking a brief look at the winter to come.  Plus Allen has some news!

Episode 217: Beginnings and Endings

Episode 217: Beginnings and Endings

October 1, 2021

The Cardinals lost a game this week.  It's remarkable that that piece of information is news!  After a record run, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about what's next for this team.  Which team should the Cardinals want to see in the wild card game?  Is there a path to the World Series for this club?  This weekend is the last for Mike Shannon and Matt Carpenter.  Is there anything to Shannon's most recent bombshell?  And how will Carpenter go out?  All this and more as the guys get ready for October!

Episode 216: A Dozen Reasons to Love the Cardinals

Episode 216: A Dozen Reasons to Love the Cardinals

September 24, 2021

Twelve wins in a row, something the club hasn't done since 1982 which is not entirely outside of Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen's (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) lifetimes but far enough back that the guys aren't going to remember it.  Daniel and Allen talk about what this team has done over the stretch and most notably yesterday in Milwaukee, rallying in a game that seemed destined to end the streak.  Not everything is perfect--the bullpen usage still is a concern--but there's a lot of happy talk and a little bit of looking ahead in this week's show!

Episode 215: The Boring Team Goes Wild

Episode 215: The Boring Team Goes Wild

September 17, 2021

After a sweep in New York and some help along the way, the Cardinals reach the weekend a 1/2 game ahead of the Padres for the second wild card right before San Diego pays a visit to Busch.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about this turn of events and what has gotten the Cards to this point.  The pitching staff is shaping up, but how does Dakota Hudson and Jack Flaherty fit into the picture?  There's talk about the outfield and how it is clicking, plus there's some talk about shortstop for next year, including a name that Daniel really had trouble wrapping his head around.

Episode 214: Past, Present, and Future

Episode 214: Past, Present, and Future

September 10, 2021

It wasn't the worst week of Cardinal baseball, but take out an inning and it would have been a lot better.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about many different facets of the week, especially the Dodgers series (though, surprisingly, not much about the return of Mr. Pujols).  Did Mike Shildt have enough urgency for that series?  Does any team really want to win the wild card?  The guys also talk a lot about Matt Carpenter, Alex Reyes, and some possible additions for the future.  Come on in and sit a spell!

Episode 213: An Expanded Roster But A Shrinking Horizon

Episode 213: An Expanded Roster But A Shrinking Horizon

September 3, 2021

We've flipped the calendar to September, the last guaranteed month of baseball (OK, there are three games in October with the Cubs as well.)  Daniel and Allen talk about the last week, the series with the Reds, and look at a few other issues surrounding the Cardinals.  Is the closer spot really about matchups and will Alex Reyes find himself back there soon?  What does the rest of the way look like for the Cardinals?  And could the Cardinals have come up with a more boring September callup class?  All this and much more!

Episode 212: A Meltdown of a Season

Episode 212: A Meltdown of a Season

August 27, 2021

After one of the (but, amazingly, not THE) hardest losses of the season, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) come together to talk about the state of the Cardinals through the prism of the debacle against the Pirates.  What is Mike Shildt doing?  Is the bullpen going to survive?  Even though they scored seven runs, this offense isn't reliable either.  Plus there's the Yadier Molina extension to discuss as well.  So much packed into one hour!

Episode 211: Reasons for Hope

Episode 211: Reasons for Hope

August 20, 2021

While the Cardinals didn't win the series against the Brewers, they easily could have (you can argue should have) and weren't outclassed by the division leaders.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about the win on Thursday, the series in general, and what's coming up for the Cardinals, Reds, and Padres.  There's also a discussion of bullpen management by the manager (before news of Ryan Helsley's injury broke) and more condemnation about the circumstances around Kolten Wong playing on the visitor's side this weekend.  All this and much more!

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