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.
Charlie and Travis discuss the Cardinals sticking with Genesis Cabrera, the odd case of Alex Reyes, why the offense is a more concerning area for the Cardinals than the pitching, and their grade for Mike Shildt through 120+ games.
Charlie and Travis go around baseball to talk surprises, they discuss replay in sports and why leagues push back against it, they discussed the Cardinals being the same as they have been, and Matt Carpenter's struggles to go along with Carlos Martnez's return and expectation.
Travis Green is joined by Craig Edwards to talk about the Cardinals, 2019 season, the question marks in the OF, why Craig is confident that the bullpen will be better than last year, the starting rotation and would it make sense to bring in Dallas Kuechel. Finally they discuss John Mozeliak's job security.
Charlie and Travis discuss the Andrew Miller signing, why they like it better than Zach Britton, Alex Reyes and what the plan should be for him, what else the Cardinals need, and solutions for a slow off-season.
Charlie and Travis discuss the off-season, Josh Donaldson surprising sign, why it instantly puts more pressure on the Cards, Paul Goldschmidt as the team's #1 target, and quick hits like are you comfortable with Fowler and O'Neill in RF, should the Cards pursue a SP, and is Mozeliak on the hot seat.
Charlie and Travis discuss the GM meetings, the Cardinals and Bryce Harper talk, plan B if Harper goes elsewhere, Donaldson vs. Goldschmidt, and are the Cardinals really interested in adding a top reliever?
Travis and Charlie discussed to talk about the MLB postseason, the lack of intrigue in the postseason, the Red Sox and Dodgers World Series, Alex Cora's managerial abilty, how both Boston and LA have built their teams, and what the Cardinals can learn.
Charlie and Travis discuss the Cardinals offseason, the tone the front office sets every year and how the Cubs set an entirely different tone, the postseason managers and comparing that to what the Cardinals had and have.
Charlie and Travis discuss the Cardinals postseason chances, how they stack up against the playoff contenders, and the Dexter Fowler situation, why no matter what Dexter and John Mozeliak say there has to be discussion about parting ways.
Charlie and Travis discuss the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright's latest outing and what to expect with him moving forward, they also discuss the team's approach to the last two weeks of the season, the mess in the bullpen and how Shildt deals with that, and Jack Flaherty in line for the Wild Card game.
Charlie and Travis discuss a number of things including the Cardinals frustrating start to September, tough stretch upcoming, the playoff picture in both the AL and NL, the Adam Wainwright decision that continues, Manny Machado and the Cardinals offseason plans, and Carlos Martinez future as a closer or starter.
Charlie and Travis discuss the Cardinals rotation and bullpen woes, the Adam Wainwright decision, the idea of bullpening this year and in the future, and why the team doesn't care about perception when it comes to Mike Shildt or the lack of waiver deadline deals.
Charlie and Travis are back with episode 68, catching up on a lot including Mike Shildt taking over for Mike Matheny. They discuss that and the following:
--- The new manager and hitting coaches (they finally seem to have an approach at the plate)
--- The team's never ending supply of pitching talent
--- Cardinals getting back in the playoff race, would it be a failure if they don't make it?
--- Matt Carpenter...this guy is ridiculous