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Ep. 16 - Searching for Relief

Kyle Reis covered each of the first ten players the Cardinals selected in this year's draft. We talked Ryan Helsley's injury and mysterious DL stint (the injury is now being described as "shoulder fatigue"), Dakota Hudson, Daniel Poncedeleon, and the rest of the assorted bullpen options in Memphis. There was also a no-hitter thrown in the Cardinals system, by one Paul Balestrieri.


Ep. 15 - With the 19th Pick, the Cardinals select...

Colin and Kyle discussed the MLB draft, which starts on Monday. The Cardinals have three picks on day one: the 19th, 43rd, and 75th. We also discussed the state of the current minor league system.


Ep. 13 - Off To A Cold Start

The minor league season is upon us, and it's still freezing cold. Memphis, however, is off to a blazing hot start and their offense is easily the best in the PCL. Tyler O'Neill as already hit four homers. Springfield's roster is bare, and Woodford, Helsley, and Greene struggled the first time through the rotation. Palm Beach's lineup is the deepest of all the affiliates, and they've shown more power than Kyle expected. Peoria only played four games before we recorded, but Juan Yepez is...


Ep. 13 - The One With Johnny Rodriguez

Before the Springfield Cardinals head to Midland to kick of the 2018 minor league season, Colin chatted with Springfield Cardinals manager Johnny Rodriguez to discuss the upcoming season. Johnny discussed his expectations for Ryan Helsley, Andrew Knizner, and Randy Arozarena in their second year in Springfield, as well as outlined what he is looking for in Connor Greene, Jake Woodford (who will draw the Opening Day assignment), and Sam Tewes. He even touched on the new pace of play rules,...


Ep. 12 - The Top Ten

Colin and Kyle broke down the ten best prospects in the Cardinals system, which are... 10. Ryan Helsley - RHP 9. Austin Gomber - LHP 8. Dakota Hudson - RHP 7. Jordan Hicks - RHP 6. Harrison Bader - OF 5. Andrew Knizner - C 4. Tyler O'Neill - OF 3. Carson Kelly - C 2. Jack Flaherty - RHP 1. Alex Reyes - RHP


Ep. 11 - Prospects 20-11

Colin and Kyle continued their breakdown of the Top 30 prospects in the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system, which included... 19. Max Schrock - 2B 18. Dylan Carlson - OF 17. Yairo Muñoz - SS/3B 16. Junior Fernandez - RHP 15. Jake Woodford - RHP 14. Delvin Perez - SS 13. Oscar Mercado - CF 12. JAG - RF 11. Randy Arozarena - LF


Ep. 9 - The Countdown Begins

Colin and Kyle kicked off the podcast portion of their Top 30 Prospects with prospects #30-24. They are... 30. Stefan Trosclair 29. Andy Young 28. Alvaro Seijas 27. Matt Pearce 26. Wadye Ynfante 25. Sam Tewes 24. Patrick Wisdom


Ep. 8 - Mo Throws a Gut Punch

On Saturday at the Winter Warm-Up in downtown St. Louis, President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak indicated his willingness to enter the season with Luke Gregerson as the closer and prospects Ryan Helsley and Jordan Hicks as relief options. Colin Garner of the Redbird Daily and Kyle Reis of Birds on the Black broke down the comments and their implications for the long-term development of two Top 10 pitching prospects.


Ep. 6 - Fall Ball and the Forty-Man

Colin Garner (@colingarner22) of the Redbird Daily and Kyle Reis (@kyler416) of Birds on the Black discussed the Cardinals' decision to add four players -- Austin Gomber, Oscar Mercado, Tyler O'Neill, and Derian Gonzalez to the forty-man roster. They also discussed Andrew Knizner's outstanding AFL performance and asked if he was indeed better than Carson Kelly, as some has suggested in recent weeks. No Cardinals offseason discussion would be complete without a mention of Giancarlo Stanton,...


Ep. 2 - The Delvin Developmental Guide

Colin and Kyle (@colingarner22 and @kyler416) tackled something that has intrigued and at times, confused, them this season: Delvin Perez. He's so young and so talented, they discussed how to view his development and what they want to see from him this season as part of a larger discussion of how teams develop prospects in 2017. They also discussed the organization's depth at catcher, primarily Andrew Knizner and Dennis Ortega. Should Carson Kelly be traded, could one of them be the...


Ep. 1 - Pilot

In the first episode of PTBNL, Colin and Kyle tackled a question that has loomed over the Cardinals as the deadline nears: the outfield log jam. They gave their outfield power rankings, as well as power rankings of both the infield and the outfield. They also discussed the recently updated MLB Pipeline top 30 prospects for the Cardinals. Kyle offered some critiques of the list and suggested who should be ranked higher - and lower - than they said. Finally, they tackled some questions from...