Since the last edition of Seeing Red, the Cardinals have dropped series to both the Rockies and Brewers, and have seen their lead in the NL Central shrink to two-games. Bernie and Will talk about this rough patch for the Cardinals. Plus, the guys talk about Shildt's bullpen management from over the weekend, as well as the slumps of DeJong and Ozuna.
Chris Duncan passed away on Friday at the age of 38. Bernie and Will talk about his legacy as a man, player and broadcaster. Is Kolten Wong this team's MVP in 2019? As the injuries mount for Chicago, is it OK to count out the Cubs? Plus, a listener question about the Cy Young-candidacy of Jack Flaherty, who pitched another gem over the weekend.
Bernie and Will are back with another edition of "Seeing Red" following the Cardinals' 4-1 holiday weekend at Busch Stadium. The guys talk about why the Cardinals have been so much better at Busch Stadium this season compared to last season. Plus, a listener a question: Is it possible that the presence of a singular voice from a hitting standpoint has helped the Cards get their act in gear offensively?
Bernie and Will are back to regularly scheduled programming, and the Cardinals have a two-and-a-half game lead in the NL Central. The guys talk about whether or not the this year's Cardinals team is in a better position than last year's team that just missed the postseason. We also talk about Wong's toe, the Cubs' collapse, hiding Wacha, and much more. Plus, a listener question about Derrick Goold's great Q&A with Bill DeWitt Jr.
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!