Covering All the Bases

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.


Trevor Rosenthal's error is SO Cardinals but not all of that is on Matheny, time for Cards front office to change standards

Charlie Meyer and Travis Green talk about the Cardinals roadtrip, and...Charlie Meyer and Travis Green talk about the Cardinals roadtrip, and how Trevor Rosenthal's error is not only an indictment on Mike Matheny but the Cardinals as a whole.

They also discuss Bill DeWitt's comments about not wanting to green light the money for Luis Robert and what it says about where this franchise's mindset is at.

And they kick around the idea of getting a "big bat" for the Cardinals and a face of the franchise and the thought of putting everyone on the trade block...Carlos Martinez included.
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50:19 7/20/2017

Past Episodes

Charlie Meyer and Travis Green discuss the first half roller coaster ride and assessed where they stand going into the 2nd half.

They discussed the players that were the biggest surprises and biggest disappointments in the 2nd half of the season. And why Mike Matheny has his work cut out for him in the 2nd half.

They also discussed the notion of baseball "needing a face of the game" and why it is being overstated in a game with so many young stars.
39:00 7/13/2017
Charlie Meyer and Travis Green discuss the new structure of the Cardinals front office and what does it mean?

Aledmys Diaz the latest to go to Memphis and try to "get fixed" concerning is that for the Cardinals organization and coaching staff?

Cardinals get 2 All-Stars by way of player vote...does the lack of fan vote put where the organization is at in perspective?

Juiced ball theory? Are the boys buying it? And does it really matter?
50:18 7/4/2017
Charlie Meyer and Travis Green discussed if it is time for the Cardinals to make a legitimate shakeup and become legit sellers?

Which Cardinals would be appealing to teams looking for an upgrade?

Who do the boys consider to be the Cards core group right now?

Should this Cardinals down cycle be all that surprising considering they've been competitive for so long?

If given one hitter, one pitcher, one GM, and one manager to start your team with who are you taking?
49:11 6/26/2017
Charlie Meyer and Travis Green talked:

NL Central keeping the Cards in it...should they consider being sellers?

How do the Cardinals move forward with current roster and trying to get young players playing time?

Mike Matheny vs. John Mozeliak - how should the blame be delved out?

Young hitting stars all over baseball - why are we still hearing how boring the game is?
49:13 6/21/2017
-Roller Coaster Ride with the Cardinals continues
-Is the messaging with the Cardinals causing some of the issues?
-Let's give praise to the starting pitching
-Can't make sense of Cardinals home struggles
-Mags Sierra going back down shows you baseball is a business
-The Cardinals handling of the Jhonny Peralta situation will be interesting to watch
-Cardinals farm system continues to churn out young pitching
-Do the Cardinals have enough in the system to pull off a big trade?
-Bat flipping - too much when you're down 5 runs?
-Bunting vs. the shift - are you okay with it?
52:07 5/16/2017
A different feel around St. Louis with the Cardinals, but how much is because of Cubs struggles?
The impact of Mags Sierra
The OF conundrum with the Cardinals
Stephen Piscotty due back soon but should it be a given that he starts right away in RF
Fun with the Cardinals number history
Weekend series success more important for Cards than Cubs
40:15 5/14/2017
Despite the pessimism the Cardinals still hover around .500
The lack of fundamentals and why that leads to the lack of trust with this Cards team
Matt Carpenter and the reason Cardinals fans don't consider him "the guy" in the middle of the order
Jedd Gyorko and are the Cardinals fans still underrating him?
Sophomore slumps and why they are so prevalent in sports and are we worried about Aledmys Diaz
Are you okay with guys swing with a 3-0 count?
How about leading off an at-bat do you want your player swinging at the first pitch?
45:42 5/6/2017
-Carlos Martinez start to the season, the continued talk of "maturation," and why some have overbearing expectations with the Cards ace
-The continual concern with the Cards defense
-Is this a smart baseball team? Why do guys like Grichuk, Wong, and even Matt Carpenter make the same mistakes?
-When can John Mozeliak look and properly assess this team? What position would make most sense to try and trade for?
-No excuse for Bill DeWitt and the Cardinals not to sign top Cuban prospect Luis Robert
44:45 4/30/2017
- Has the Cardinals slow start changed our minds at all about this team being a playoff contender?
- Offensive struggles has Travis concerned and Charlie tries to talk him off the ledge
- Should we be surprised by defensive struggles
- When do you worry about slow starts and reward hot starts? Randal Grichuk vs. Jose Martinez
34:22 4/20/2017

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