While it's been a bit since John and Daniel have gotten together, the issues plaguing the Cardinals haven't changed much. Lose a series, sweep a series, then back to the losses. Just enough hope to not completely write off the season, just enough frustration to keep any sort of positive thoughts in mind for any length of time.
After reviewing the results of the past couple of weeks, the guys sort through the myriad of issues around this team. The bullpen, that supposed bedrock of the squad, has shown more cracks than solvency over the past few weeks. Should Trevor Rosenthal be working his issues out in the bigs? What's up with Seung-hwan Oh scuffling after taking Rosie's spot? How can John Mozeliak fix this, if he can.
And if that wasn't bad enough, the injury bug has hit. How do you survive losing Matt Carpenter for any length of time? What was the thinking behind the catching carousel that the club had this week? Will Brandon Moss's injury affect the trading deadline possibilities?
Daniel also throws out the hypothetical question: What would it take for Mike Matheny to lose his job? Is that even a realistic possibility?
John goes over some quality minor league news, including the fact that the Cards had four players in Baseball America's mid-season Top 100 Prospects. Some folks have been moving up the ladder this week as well and the guys chat about that as well.
No show for a couple of weeks as Daniel goes on vacation. While you are waiting for another episode, be sure to let us know how we are doing on Twitter (@C70, @CardinalsFarm, @MeetMeAtMusial) and rate and review us over at iTunes!
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