Back in January, the guys were recording when Nolan Arenado became a Cardinal. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) hoped lightning would strike twice as they recorded less than 24 hours before the trade deadline, only to see a couple of potential targets head elsewhere (it appears). While much of the show focuses around the club's inaction and silent running during this active time, the guys do talk about the recent games in Cincinnati and Cleveland as well as the schedule ahead. All of that pales in comparison to the waiting game going on right now, though. Here's hoping this show doesn't age well!
It was a much better week of Cardinal baseball than we've seen in a while, even if it had one crushing ninth inning mixed in. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about a wide variety of Cardinals topics. Is there a concern over the bullpen usage and that Alex Reyes and Giovanny Gallegos might get overused? Will John Mozeliak make a move at the deadline or rely on the return of Jack Flaherty and Miles Mikolas? Will Yadier Molina ever rest? Plus the guys rave over the defense that St. Louis displayed against the Cubs this week. Come spend some time talking baseball!
You know it's going to be a good time when Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416) joins in on the conversation. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) pepper Kyle with questions at all levels of the organization. What should the Cardinals do at the deadline? What kind of chips do they have at the minor leagues? There's plenty of discussion about the minors, most notably the new #PatronProspect Alec Burleson. (Apparently, you can't have two at one time, learn something new every day.) Then Kyle brings the knowledge about the draft. Find out which names caught his eye and what he thought about the draft as a whole. It's a great ride so buckle up!
After a week that inspired a flicker of hope, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) get together to talk about all the things going on with the Cardinals. The focus, of course, is on the upcoming trade deadline. Who could they actually use as trade chips? Is Andrew Knizner being showcased? With Carlos Martinez going down, are they forced to make a pitching move? There's also a look at the upcoming series with the Cubs and how bad things have been for the North Siders as well, so there's something positive!
The Cardinals took all three games against the Diamondbacks, meaning they've won four of five before this recording. Does that make us feel any better? With Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) out of pocket, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) breaks it down with Ben Godar (Cardinals Off Day, @bengodar). Is there any hope now that the June funk seems to have been broken? What do we need to see between now and the All-Star Break? Can anything be done about the seeming systemic failures going on in the organization? Plus Nolan Arenado is your National League All-Star starting first baseman, so Ben and Daniel share their thoughts on the Midsummer Classic.
The Cardinals played three games between episodes against teams in last place in their divisions. They lost all three and none of them were particularly close. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) try to make some sense out of this team and really struggle at it. What should we make of Tommy Edman's comments about hitting preparation? What kind of moves can be made that would be effective? Is it too early to write this team off? Is someone going to lose their job over all this? Come give it a listen and share in the frustrations!
Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) was out on vacation last week but, as Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) informed him, he didn't really miss anything relating to the Cardinals. The club is as maddeningly frustrating and mediocre as ever and the guys talk about the biggest issues relating to St. Louis. It's hard to believe, but the focus seems to have shifted to the offense. Could they get a bat? Would they get one, if it meant displacing someone like Paul DeJong? The pitching isn't ignored, of course, but unfortunately no issues are solved. The guys want to hear from you--shoot them some ideas for Friday's show!
The Cardinals were one Adam Wainwright start away from putting up a goose egg in the win column between shows. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about all the ugliness and what the Cardinals can do about it. How confident are you about this weekend against the Cubs? Is it a big series for the middle of June? What can Shelby Miller bring to the table, if the Cardinals do actually bring him back to the fold? All that and plenty more for your listening pleasure!
A bit of a Murphy's Law week for the Cardinals with very little going right and a whole lot going wrong. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are here to sort through things, trying to at least name all the problems even if they can't come up with solutions. How are we feeling about Mike Shildt these days? Are the Cardinals using sticky stuff like everyone else....or is the lack of it their problem? Where's the offense been? What do you do about the starting rotation? It's enough to give podcasters a headache, much less presidents of baseball operations!
It wasn't the best span of time that the 2021 Cardinals have had, losing two of three to the Cubs and White Sox before taking the opener in Arizona. Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about all sorts of aspects about the club. Are we starting to see another tier in the bullpen? Have we seen enough of Justin Williams? How harmful was the Miles Mikolas injury? What does the fact that Tommy Edman has played every inning say about this squad? There is also talk about the inconceivable Cubs/Pirates play and, of course, we cap it off with the incident in Chicago. Stick around until the end to hear Mike Shildt's rant!
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