The Cardinals are back in first place in the NL Central...but more importantly, Bernie and Will are BACK! The guys talk about the 8-2 stretch the Cardinals have been on since our last episode. Why isn't Tommy Edman playing third base instead of Matt Carpenter? Are the Cardinals calling up Harrison Bader so he's with the team for his bobble head night? Are the Cardinals a realistic landing spot for Mookie Betts when he hits the open market? Plus, a listener question about what the Cardinals' roster will look like in a few years.
Bernie and Will reconvene after the Cardinals being swept in Los Angeles by the Dodgers. This sweep, of course, coming right after being swept by the Athletics in Oakland. Why can't this team hit with runners in scoring position? Why is Tommy Edman playing outfield? Plus, a listener question on poor player development vs. bad contracts.
Bernie and Will get together for the first time since the disappointing trade deadline for the Cardinals. The guys talk about the team's inactivity. We hear a story about the 2011 trade deadline, and how prodding from Tony La Russa forced Mo into adding talent that eventually led to the Cardinals winning the World Series. Plus, Matt Carpenter returns from his 2-for-26 rehab stint, and is immediately inserted into the leadoff spot. Why is Randy Arozarena not on the big league roster in this spot?
Bernie and Will reconvene to talk about YOUR FIRST PLACE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS! But...this team still needs help. The guys talk about this team's continued need for starting pitching, Matt Carpenter's struggles in the minors as he rehabs from injury, and the upcoming series against the other team in first place in the NL Central - the Chicago Cubs. Plus, a tip of the cap to Paul Goldschmidt for his homer-streak, and a question about the future of Adam Wainwright.
Don't look now, but the St. Louis Cardinals are on a run! Bernie and Will talk about the hot second-half the Cardinals have been having, and how they feel about the team moving forward. The guys talk about the trade deadline, and whether or not they feel like the Cardinals should add a starter. Who should the Cardinals start in a hypothetical one-game playoff? Plus, a question about Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame candidacy.
Bernie and Will react to the news of the great Bob Gibson being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 83. They also talk about the Cardinals still hanging around in the NL Central, Adam Wainwright's great performance on Sunday, and the one move they'd make if they were GM of the Cardinals.
Bernie and Will reconvene as the Cardinals close out the unofficial first half with a 44-44 record. Their most recent disappointment: a blown no-hitter for Jack Flaherty resulting in a 1-0 loss to the Giants. Would we feel better if the Cubs were having their 2016 season? Paul Goldschmidt has seemingly gotten going, but will anyone else follow along? Plus, love for Edman!
Bernie and Will reconvene for the first time since Mike Shildt's rant against the media. The guys explain why Shildt's anger is misdirected and unwarranted. Plus, Bernie and Will talk about the impact of Ozuna's injury, the benching of Matt Carpenter and the emergence of Carlos Martinez as a bullpen force.
On this week's episode, Bernie and Will break down a recent Ben Godar piece. Talk about another typical loss on Tuesday, Jack Flaherty's struggles, Jordan Hicks's UCL, Albert Pujols's return, and the Cardinals are still hanging in. Plus, a listener email to cap it all off.
Bernie and Will reconnect midweek to talk about all the latest with the Cardinals. When will the Cardinals admit there is a problem with this offense? Why can't they hit some guy named Yamamoto? Will Carlos Martinez ever be added to the rotation? Plus, Bernie and Will talk about Albert Pujols making his return to St. Louis.
The Cardinals went up to Wrigley Field this weekend and got swept by the Chicago Cubs...stop me when you've heard this before. Bernie and Will talk about another disappointing weekend for the Cardinals, and the real issues this team faces moving forward. Plus, a listener question about the Cardinals front office's approach to team building.