Seeing Red

Talking St. Louis Cardinals baseball with two of the best in the business, longtime St. Louis sports journalist Bernie Miklasz and baseball writer and Deadspin founder Will Leitch.


Ep. 18 - Is Mike Matheny on the Hot Seat?

We're talking if Mike Matheny and John Mabry's jobs are in jeopardy, how John Mozeliak and the front office are starting to feel the heat, the lack of urgency from the owner on down, and the frustration of the fan base. We also dive into the mind-boggling Greg Holland recall, and the question of the day on Harrison Bader
00:00:00 6/17/2018

Past Episodes

Bernie and Will discuss the 3-3 week against the Marlins and Reds, and the bizarre Cardinals season that continues. Both Will and Bernie got fired up talking about Carlos Martinez returning too soon and struggling despite making only one rehab start. Will points out the mixed messages Matheny sends with guys like Reyes and Martinez vs. Wainwright. Despite all the frustration with the Cardinals, this team remains in the hunt, and Fangraphs has them at 58% to make the postseason, hosting the Brewers in the NL Wild Card game. However, the coming weeks will determine a lot. They wrap with a question about Tony La Russa and him sticking around in baseball though not in St. Louis. The two also share memories of Red Schoendienst.
00:48:40 6/10/2018
We're talking one of the best starts the Cardinals have seen from Michael Wacha as well as how Mike Matheny will find ways to get his crowded roster at bats.
00:53:02 6/3/2018
Inconsistency issues plague the Cardinals, and they're relying too heavily on a starting rotation that can't keep up its current pace forever.
00:49:47 5/28/2018
A look at the Greg Holland dilemma, the idea that he won't accept a minor league assignment, how the Dexter Fowler situation compares and contrasts to the Holland situation, the rotation situation with Alex Reyes and how the team will handle it, and the email question of the week; discussing Mike Matheny's job security and how he's perceived by fans.?
00:49:22 5/22/2018
Bernie and Will discuss the Adam Wainwright situation, the way the organization has mishandled this, and why the team would take a chance like this with such an important game on the line. They also talk the struggling offense, Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter still searching, and how John Mabry continues to get a free pass despite the struggling offense. Also covered; the return of Lance Lynn and his matchup with Miles Mikolas on Wednesday, and how the Cardinals seemed to have made the right decision. Finally, they wrap it up with a question about beaning Javy Baez, and missing the old days with Tony La Russa and his approach with bean balls.
00:41:11 5/13/2018
One the heels of two series sweeps of Chicago teams, the Cardinals are rolling. We're looking into what's good (a Chicago beatdown) and what's bad (the Yadier Molina injury).
00:47:53 5/6/2018
After a sweep by the Pirates, we're wondering why Mike Matheny seems obsessed with using Holland as a closer. We're also taking a look at Albert Pujols' personal service clause and the future of his relationship with St. Louis fans.
00:50:47 4/29/2018
The Cardinals are coming off a sweep of the terrible Reds, and we're talking how Carlos Martinez continues to amaze, why it's a pivotal year for Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame chances, and much more.
00:51:16 4/22/2018
With five wins in a row, the Cardinals offense is looking pretty dandy. The guys talk overperformers, underperformers, and much more.
00:46:08 4/18/2018
We start off firing, talking Mike Matheny's management of the bullpen, an area we expected to be better with Mike Maddux. Also, how Greg Holland could have an effect on the bullpen usage. Also, how soon the manager might make the change to go back to Matt Carpenter in the lead-off spot. Finally, the Adam Wainwright saga and how it was handled and will be handled going forward.
00:49:30 4/8/2018


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