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March 30, 2019 @ 11:18 pm

Episode 110: Way Too Early Conclusions

The season has started!  We've got baseball almost every day now which is a beautiful thing.  After three games in Milwaukee, what have we learned, if anything?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about Saturday's loss in some detail before branching out to some overall thoughts on the beginning of the season.  While Paul Goldschmidt's three homers are mentioned, that's not the focus of the majority of the conversation.  Is this bullpen for real?  Who on the offense has impressed?  Are there concerns that might be starting to flare up?  Again, all of this is based on three games so it will probably be very dated very quickly.  So you better listen soon!

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March 22, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

Episode 109: I Smell The Coffee Brewing

We're almost there, folks.  Less than one week separates us from actual, real, meaningful baseball.  That doesn't mean that news takes a hiatus, though.  Far from it!  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) talk about the third extension of the spring, the biggest of the bunch.  Paul Goldschmidt will be a Cardinal for six years--how great is that, how surprising was the timing of the move, and what are the potential risks?  Then the guys take on some recent roster moves, including the selection of a backup catcher and the DFA of Chasen Shreve.

After a brief time out to talk about Jose Martinez's new coffee venture with Primos Coffee ( the guys then break down the team and the division as part of their season preview.  That runs the time a little long but hopefully you'll find it interesting and informative.  And if not, feel free to tell us about it!

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March 15, 2019 @ 10:52 pm

Episode 108: A Short and Unfruitful Week

While it seems like only yesterday Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) got together to talk about the Cardinals, it's actually been a work week and the Cardinals' bats haven't been working.  With less than two weeks to go in the spring, is it OK to start being concerned?  The guys go over the pros and cons of that as well as the issues with the fifth starter spot.  Should John Gant or Dakota Hudson get that slot?

After a detour about the new rules coming down the pike, they wrap it up talking about Jedd Gyorko and what his injury and return from it means for the team.  Everything's back to normal and we hope you enjoy!

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March 11, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

Episode 107: Is It Time to Get Serious?

For the last time in what should be a while (though of course you never know), Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) get together on a Monday evening to talk about the past week of Cardinal baseball.  The Cards have started to pare down their roster and some notable names are already down with the minor leaguers.  Were there really any surprises about who went down and who is still around camp?  Brett Cecil is still dealing with a lot of things and now seems to need to add some of the weight he lost.  Is this going to turn out well for him or the Cardinals?  The guys then talk about Jack Flaherty and Jordan Hicks getting their contracts renewed and what things look like for Dexter Fowler.  A bit shorter show but they'll be back Friday and they didn't want you to get tired of them!

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March 4, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

Episode 106: Catching Up

So last week Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) recorded on Monday and Tuesday every bit of possible news happened.  The guys wade back through a week of stuff, starting with the backup catcher position becoming a competition (at least in name) with the signing of Matt Wieters.  What does this mean for the bench?  Does this send Drew Robinson down to the minors?  Are the Cardinals going to use a full bench after all these years?  They also talk about the extension for Miles Mikolas and the injury concerns surrounding Carlos Martinez.  There's a week plus worth of stats and they pick out a few that probably mean nothing but pique some interest.  Now, we'll see if there's more news this Tuesday.....

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February 25, 2019 @ 9:28 pm

Episode 105: Springing Into Action

The Cardinals are back on the field and all is right with the world.  Even though none of these games matter nor do any of the results, that doesn't mean it's not good to see the birds on the bat taking on another squad in competition.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) haven't seen a lot of the three games but that doesn't mean they can't talk about some of the news that's come out of them.  Can Drew Robinson earn a spot on the bench?  What does that bullpen roster crunch look like if Ryan Helsley continues his early success?  Plus the guys tackle Jose Martinez's extension, Carlos Martinez's injury, and Alex Reyes making the manager cackle.  Play ball!

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February 15, 2019 @ 12:01 am

Episode 104: Love Us Some Cardinal Baseball

If it's Valentine's Day, we've got to be talking about one of the great loves of our lives, right?  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) take time away from their wives to talk about the first real week of spring training.  Marcell Ozuna was caught throwing awkwardly--is that a concern?  The Cardinals won't slam the door on Carlos Martinez slamming the door as a closer.  How likely is it that they'd make that move and should they?  John Mozeliak says don't look for any spring moves, even with a slew of free agents available.  There's a lot going on around the Cardinals and we're talking about it!

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February 9, 2019 @ 12:19 am

Episode 103: Jonesing for the Season

Baseball season is just around the corner and the pictures and thoughts of Florida are a welcome relief to the cold that has gripped the Midwest this week (unlike the spring-like temps that were here earlier in the week--weather, amirite?).  Of course, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are always excited about the Cardinals and this week they are joined by Jeff Jones (Scoops With Danny Mac, @jmjones) to talk about the upcoming season.  The guys talk about Jeff's young baseball writing career and the possibility of the Cardinals going to London in 2020 before tackling the issues of the current team.  From who makes the roster to how the managerial switch will impact the club, it's a wide-ranging discussion you won't want to miss!  Plus you can now buy MMM t-shirts so stick around for details on that!

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February 3, 2019 @ 9:45 pm

Episode 102: Marking the Occasion

With the Super Bowl reaching us, that means spring training can't be far behind.  Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) are pleased to be joined by The Athletic writer Mark Saxon (@markasaxon).  The three talk about Mark's career and some of the notable articles he's written, both last year (the Jordan Hicks/Bud Norris article) and more recent (Alex Reyes and his rehab).  Then they turn their attentions to the current squad, covering the offseason, where the Cards stand, and what misgivings could be around this team.

After that, Allen and Daniel get into the Cardinal Hall of Fame ballot and then (sigh) Daniel talks about the latest Cardinal twitter controversy.  Feel free to skip that part.

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January 27, 2019 @ 11:38 pm

Episode 101: Laying Down the Law

With Winter Warmup behind us, Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Allen (Red Dirt Redbird, @amedlock1) add in Adam Butler (Bird Law, @LanceDance1) to talk about the three-day event.  Adam was one of the bloggers that was in the media scrum asking questions and getting feedback, which means that Daniel and Allen have plenty of questions for him.  From John Mozeliak's comments about Marcell Ozuna to Dexter Fowler's first appearance, the guys go over it all and get the scoop from a man who was there!

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