Covering All the Bases takes on MLB topics with an occasional St. Louis spin. Travis Green, executive producer of the Bernie Miklasz Show, and former MLB scout Charlie Meyer analyze the intricacies of the game while keeping it light and fun.
Good and Bad from Cardinals Spring Training
- What should we pay attention to in Spring Training? What should we note and what should we... Show More
- What should we pay attention to in Spring Training? What should we note and what should we ignore? - Good first impression on Dexter Fowler - What does Michael Wacha's spring success mean? - What makes Wacha so unhittable when he is on? - How crucial is the Cardinals' pitching success if they can carry over from Spring? - John Mozeliak deserves credit for his wait and see approach with fourth outfield spot - Jose Martinez success - Outfield depth in the Cards system and how it equips Mo with potential chips for trade deadline Show Less
Plenty of news from Cardinals Spring Training Travis and Charlie give their first reaction to... Show More
Plenty of news from Cardinals Spring Training Travis and Charlie give their first reaction to the Alex Reyes injury How the Reyes injury affects the Cards this year and does it hurt them more next year than this? Alex Reyes not being penciled into the rotation by Mo. Are we okay with that? The outlook of the Cards bullpen Sandy Alcantera and his potential impact on the bullpen Trevor Rosenthal and how important he is for the 2017 Cardinals Assessing the 3rd base competition and why Jhonny Peralta must win Mike Matheny's maturity as a manager is showing as he ventures into more fun with the Cardinals Show Less
Cardinals Fans Flip Over PECOTA Projections
-PECOTA projections have Cardinals at 76 wins. Do we agree? -Initial reaction to the... Show More
-PECOTA projections have Cardinals at 76 wins. Do we agree? -Initial reaction to the projections and what would have to go wrong for that to come to fruition -Alex Reyes not being penciled into the rotation by Mo; Are we okay with that? -Wacha will need to be a big part of saving Alex Reyes innings -Charlie makes his case for Lance Lynn as most pivotal Cardinal in 2017 -Travis makes his case for Carlos Martinez -Charlie makes the case for Randal Grichuk as most pivotal position player -Travis makes the case for Aledmys Diaz -Why is MLB constantly obsessed with the pace of play initiatives? -Reaction to baseball's latest proposals of changing the strike zone and putting a runner at 2nd to start the inning in extra innings Show Less
Covering All the Bases - The Cardinals' Hackgate...
-Assessing the Cardinals penalty with HackGate -Thoughts on what was gained and how it affects... Show More
-Assessing the Cardinals penalty with HackGate -Thoughts on what was gained and how it affects the Cards image -Cardinals get 4 players named to MLB.coms Top 100 prospects -Carson Kelly his potential and the potentially awkward situation the Cards could find themselves in with Yadi and Kelly soon -Overall Cards system replenishing which may be silver lining in losing draft picks to Astros -Cardinals relying on OBP in 2017 -Does it concern you that Mo called the 4th spot evolutionary -Quick preview of the Cardinals most pivotal player Show Less
Covering All the Bases - The Yadier Molina...
-Takeaways from the 2017 Hall of Fame class -Alleged PED users - is the stance softening? -Will... Show More
-Takeaways from the 2017 Hall of Fame class -Alleged PED users - is the stance softening? -Will Pete Rose ever make it? -Next Year's Class and all the Atlanta Braves going in -Adding another LH bat in the Outfield -Kolten Wong - is he one of the biggest keys of 2017? -What are Wong's biggest hurdles to overcome -Yadier Molina - is this the year his playing time decreases? Should there be concern over his playing time? -Carson Kelly named the #1 catching prospect Show Less
Covering All the Bases - Do the Cardinals Have an...
-Any worry with starting pitcher playing in World Baseball Classic? -Why guys like Alex Reyes... Show More
-Any worry with starting pitcher playing in World Baseball Classic? -Why guys like Alex Reyes and Carlos Martinez pitching in the WBC may be more worrisome than others -The difference between WBC and regular Spring Training workload -Do the Cardinals have a shutdown ace entering 2017? Is Carlos Martinez that guy? -What Martinez has to do to prove he can be an ace? -Plethora of power bats still on free agent market, why? -Does Brandon Moss intrigue us as an option for the Cards to bring back? Show Less
Covering All the Bases - The Brian Dozier to...
-Breaking down the Brian Dozier rumor -Minnesota just trying to drum up extra interest in... Show More
-Breaking down the Brian Dozier rumor -Minnesota just trying to drum up extra interest in Dozier -Where would he fit? Lets stop acting like players can just move positions with ease. He's a 2nd baseman not a 3rd baseman -Breaking down the Edwin Encarnancion deal for the Indians and why it makes sense for them -Breaking down the recent ranking of the top 20 Cardinals minor leaguers -Do you like the idea of MLB players being signed early in the careers? Giving players deals before they hit free agency? Will Carlos Martinez be extended? -Charlie Meyer is getting married! Show Less
Covering All the Bases - Matt Carpenter's Changing...
-Breaking down Matt Carpenter's interview with Bernie Miklasz...what Fowler brings to the Cards... Show More
-Breaking down Matt Carpenter's interview with Bernie Miklasz...what Fowler brings to the Cards lineup -On Matt Carpenter as a 3-hole hitter -A potential lineup with Fowler, Diaz, and Carpenter leading off and what that does for a team? -Crushing the narrative that Carpenter can't hit outside the leadoff spot -Charlie and Travis give their three biggest concerns with the Cardinals right now -Top Free Agents available and where they fit -Odds on World Series and a dark horse pick in December Show Less
Covering All the Bases - What Dexter Fowler Means...
-Cardinals sign Dexter Fowler and we give our thoughts on the deal -What does this do for the... Show More
-Cardinals sign Dexter Fowler and we give our thoughts on the deal -What does this do for the lineup? -Fowler's leadership quality and why that can't be overlooked -Are the Cardinals done? Should they be done? -Are they missing a middle of the order bat and could Edwin Encarnancion fill that? -Losers at the Winter Meetings -Winners at the Winter Meetings -Cardinals lose a prospect in the Rule 5 draft, will he stick with the Padres? Show Less
Covering All the Bases - Cardinals Winter Meeting...
-The Winter Meetings and what goes on behind the scenes -The Nationals making a lot of noise at... Show More
-The Winter Meetings and what goes on behind the scenes -The Nationals making a lot of noise at the Winter Meetings -The closer market and how Mark Melancon signing with the Giants affects that -Cubs strategy in the closer market and how the Cardinals might have been trend setters there. -Quick hits on former Cardinals - Jaime Garcia trade and why it was necessary and a good fit for both -Quick Hits on former Cardinals - Carlos Beltran a great fit for the Astros -Matt Holliday signs with the Yankees and why it seemed so random -Cardinals fans want a "big move" but was is the definition a "big move" -Examining and explaining the Rule 5 draft Show Less
Covering All the Bases - The Cardinals' Dexter...
-Breaking down the Cardinals signing of Brett Cecil and his stuff -Stop comparing every... Show More
-Breaking down the Cardinals signing of Brett Cecil and his stuff -Stop comparing every reliever to Andrew Miller -Brayan Pena is DFA'd - does this mean Carson Kelly's time is now? -The market for Dexter Fowler - who are the Cards competing with? -What kind of contract can Dexter Fowler expect? -Marcell Ozuna to the Cardinals? Is it an option? -With it being thanksgiving weekend, what baseball tool are we most thankful for? Show Less