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July 27, 2018 @ 3:01 pm

Episode 85: Pour One Out for the Patron Pitcher (and Other Moves)

Ever want to hear a couple of Cardinal bloggers react to news in basically real time?  That's what you've got this week as Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) sit down to record right as the Cardinals completely overhaul their bullpen.  This wasn't just getting a couple of tires rotated, this was reworking the whole engine.  (Please note, I am not a car guy so this is as far as I can go with the analogy.)  Sam Tuivailala?  Traded.  Greg Holland?  Nice knowing you.  Brett Cecil?  Conveniently spared by the DL.  Then there was Tyler Lyons.  #70.  The #PatronPitcher, going the same route as Holland.  Somehow, Daniel was able to hold back the tears.

Plenty of new faces as well.  Luke Weaver returns, as does Daniel Poncedeleon from his short trip back after his no-hit debut.  This weekend will also see the first Cardinal apperances by Tyler Webb (not quite the same, Cardinals) and Dakota Hudson as the Cards mull what else to do before the 4 PM Tuesday deadline.

The guys also give their thoughts on whether some Cardinals will be still here on August 1 and what the news about Chris Archer being a target means.  It might be a bit jumbled, but it's a thorough look at everything that's happened!

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July 21, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

Episode 84: What Shildt The Cardinals Do?

We're a week removed from the most earthshaking news to come out of St. Louis in years and the repercussions are still being discussed and observed.  Last week, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) were talking about the problems with the Matheny era.  This week, that era is history and the Mike Shildt era is through its first week.  What's changed with the new skipper?  Was this a move that's going to make a difference?  How stunning was the firing of Matheny mid-season?

The guys then talk about the series in Chicago, with the Cardinals rallying to pull out a doubleheader split right before they start the show.  Is it too little too late?  Is the front office already in sell mode, just waiting for the opportunity?

Also, Daniel and Allen give a hat tip to the scorching Matt Carpenter.  The hat gets a little too close to Carp and goes up in flames.

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July 13, 2018 @ 5:26 pm

Episode 83: The Midseason Blahs

Technical difficulties might have cut this one short, but that's probably not a bad thing.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) had trouble coming up with new things to talk about as the Cardinals continue their back-and-forth ways.  Well, Mark Saxon provided some new content as his story on Bud Norris's relationship with Jordan Hicks got everyone stirred up for a bit.  The more disturbing aspect of that story, however, could be Norris's oversight of the bullpen as a whole and his relationship with Mike Matheny there.  Then there's a little more Dexter Fowler talk, the return of Luke Gregerson and the Patron Pitcher, and why Tommy Pham is hitting ninth.  An early release just in time for pregame listening!

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July 6, 2018 @ 8:46 pm

Episode 82: Neither Fish Nor Fowler

There have been a lot of things happening on the field, but there's one issue that has dominated all of Cardinal Nation this week and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) dive right into it.  Can Dexter Fowler and Mike Matheny co-exist?  Should John Mozeliak be making comments about hustle, even indirectly?  How does this situation ever resolve itself?

Plus Paul DeJong comes back and Yairo Munoz stays while Austin Gomber goes to be a starter in Memphis.  Someone that might come in to relieve Gomber?  Matt Bowman, who was sent down this week.  So much already happening and the trade deadline is still weeks away.  What will this team look like in a few days?

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June 30, 2018 @ 12:21 am

Episode 81: Are The Trade Winds Blowing?

As the Cardinals slide down the roller-coaster track that this seasom seems to have them on after an upswing earlier in the week, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) get together to talk, again, about what can be done.  With July right around the corner (and the temperatures have already arrived), the trade talk starts forming.  Should the club go after Mike Moustakas?  Ken Rosenthal says they have renewed interest in the third baseman.  Will they really trade off Jose Martinez?  And what under-the-radar (or, more likely, wild wishing) move does Daniel want to see the club make?

Plenty of talk also about the bullpen and other issues relating to the Redbirds and a little talk about The Redbird Daily crew heading over to The Cardinal Conclave.  Enjoy!

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June 23, 2018 @ 11:13 pm

Bonus: A Solo Shot

No, we aren't talking about the Cardinals' propensity for bases-empty homers.  No, it's the semi-regular trip to a galaxy far, far away, this time talking about Solo: A Star Wars Story.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) is joined by regular Star Wars contributors Tina (@Erdrick Storm), Steven (@SMcNeil_87) and Ron (@CardsNation247) as well as newcomer Brad (@StatsStlcards).  The gang discusses their expectations for the film, what they liked and disliked about it, how that certain cameo came across to them, and what the box office really means and why it is so disappointing.  Plus they talk a little about the future of Star Wars in the theater.  You might want to buckle up, baby!  This one's going to light speed.  (And our apologies for the noise in the middle that makes it sound like we really are taking off!)

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June 23, 2018 @ 12:26 am

Episode 80: The Misery Continues

It's been a tough week to watch the Cardinals and it's not that much easier to talk about it, but Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and fill-in cohost Moose Michaels (243 Podcast, @MooseMichaels) dive into the muck looking for a pearl anyway.  (Allen--@amedlock1 on the Twitter--had a rough week as well and was unable to join us for this one.)  The Cardinals are playing good teams and losing in a variety of ways, though none uglier than Thursday night against the Brewers.  What should they do to get better?  What can they do?

One of the few bright spots is Jack Flaherty, who went into the seventh with a no-hitter tonight.  Is he going to have to stabilize this rotation?  What's the problem with Carlos Martinez?  How much does the loss of Michael Wacha hurt?

It's not a Cardinal podcast if the manager doesn't get discussed.  Does Mike Matheny have the fire necessary to spark this team?  Has he lost the clubhouse?  How stable is his seat, anyway?

All this and much more.  Hopefully soon we'll have better things to talk about!

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June 15, 2018 @ 11:33 pm

Episode 79: Statistically, It’s Still a Mess

In the midst of a complete debacle against the Cubs, three bloggers come together to try to make some sense out of this Cardinals team.  Spoiler alert: they don't really get there.  However, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are joined by Zach Gifford (Birds on the Black, @zjgifford) to talk about the week that was and what could and should happen to make things work better.  The offense is sputtering--is there any hope for Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong?  Have the Cardinals wasted good pitching and now are bracing for the regression?  And does someone need to lose their job over this?  All this and plenty more, so give us a listen, then (if you are so inclined) rate and review us on iTunes!

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June 9, 2018 @ 12:06 am

Episode 78: A Rough Week for the Redbirds

Even though it started off with Michael Wacha coming three outs away from a no-hitter, this hasn't been a week that the Cardinals would like to remember.  The legend and icon Red Schoendienst passed away on Wednesday, leaving a hole that will probably never be fully filled.  With Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) away this week due to family issues, Kyle Reis (Birds on the Black, @kyler416) and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) talk about Red's legacy and what he meant to the organization, plus who might be able to pick up that torch next.

While the passing of Red is the worst thing this week, there were plenty of other bad things.  Daniel and Kyle talk about the loss of Alex Reyes for the year and what that means not only to the 2018 squad but for Reyes going forward.  Then there were two losses to the Marlins and a game against the Reds as the show was recording that was scarier than it needed to be.  What can the club do?  Is there anything the club can do?

Of course, if Kyle is joining the show, we're going to tap into his wheelhouse.  The first-year player draft was held this week and Kyle gives a quick look at some of what happened there.  Then we talk about a few prospects and finish up with the question everyone is wondering about: what is the future of Carson Kelly?

It's a longer show than normal but it's an enjoyable one, so clear your calendar and give it a listen!

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June 1, 2018 @ 11:47 pm

Episode 77: It’s The Same Old Song

Surely a wild, crazy, five-run ninth rally would spark this team and get it going!  I mean, it worked so well against the Cubs....oh.  Yet again, the Cardinals fall flat and Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (The Redbird Daily, @amedlock1) are here to talk about it.  Disappointment abounds as the Cardinals feel like a .500 team even though they have 30 wins at the 1/3 mark.  What can be done about the offense?  Is there any solution lying around or will the front office have to look outside the organization?  Where's the spark, where's the traction?

The guys also break down the depressing Alex Reyes news and spend a little time on the potential returns of Carlos Martinez and Yadier Molina, plus they get into what the future may hold for Greg Holland now that he's on the DL and how worried they are about Tommy Pham after a very rough May.  All this and much more!  Well, some more.  Occasional stuff here and there, at least.

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