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Bernie Miklasz and Derrick Goold bring you inside talk on the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB.

Bernie Miklasz and Derrick Goold bring you inside talk on the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB.
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Bernie Miklasz and Derrick Goold bring you inside talk on the St. Louis Cardinals and MLB.

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Best Podcast in Baseball 6.29: The Ballpark Village Accord

10/18/2018
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The biggest takeaway from the Cardinals' season-wrap press conference -- an hourlong chat with the St. Louis-area media hosted by John Mozeliak, president of baseball operations -- was how this is an offseason of action, not quotes and comments and talk. Action. That's the agreement that the Cardinals should enter into with the fans, and that is the accord that that media should use to evaluate the winter. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson joins baseball writer Derrick Goold...

Duration:01:12:00

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.28: Wrapping with the Cat

10/15/2018
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Like that one time The Critic met The Simpsons or when Arrested Development stumbled into Law & Order, the Cardinals offseason starts with a crossover you didn't know you wanted and many years in the making: The Cat Chat, featuring the award-winning Jim Hayes, of Fox Sports Midwest fame, and the Best Podcast in Baseball join forces. In the same studio. No script. No limits. Plenty of regional cable excellence. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold, host of the Best Podcast in...

Duration:01:01:15

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.27: Windy City Litmus Test

9/27/2018
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From downtown Chicago and at the finish line of the regular season, the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co., finds the Cardinals on the periphery of the wild-card race and in need of a Miracle at Wrigley Field to reach October. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman convene to revisit the sweep by the Brewers, preview the series against the Cubs, and discuss whether Tuesday offers a litmus test for the...

Duration:01:26:01

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.26: Fish Scales

9/21/2018
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson officially surrenders and joins the Christian Yelich Appreciation Society -- but remains unconvinced that the Cardinals would be any different had they been able to trade for the lefthanded hitting, MVP-ready outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers. With a possible Brewers-Cardinals/Ozuna-Yelich showdown on the horizon in the National League wild-card game, a brand-new Best Podcast in Baseball takes a look at the gamble the Cardinals...

Duration:01:09:59

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.25: A Few Good Teams

9/16/2018
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"They seem like a real annoying team to play against." So says Los Angeles Times baseball writer Andy McCullough of the Cardinals. McCullough joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold on the newest Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly at StlToday.com by Lumberlend.com. The two writers met in the back room of the Busch Stadium press box during the Dodgers' four-game visit to Busch Stadium and a pivotal moment in LA's and STL's seasons. The Dodgers are a pricey...

Duration:00:58:53

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.24: A Crossroads at Closer

9/8/2018
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson joins baseball writer Derrick Goold for a brand-new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co. The Cardinals converged on the nation's capital during a bizarre, exhausting week in politics and had some consternation all their own: Who shall handle the ninth? In the three games against Washington at Nationals Park, the Cardinals used three different pitchers to try and hold a lead in the ninth inning and end the...

Duration:01:11:38

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.23: Natitude to the Max

9/6/2018
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Annually, they are the lions of February -- the team stacked with stars in all the right places at all the right ages with all the right awards -- and yet here the Washington Nationals are, again, on the brink of disappointment. To understand the culture of the club, its ability to generate excitement and headlines but not championships, Washington Post baseball writer Chelsea Janes joins the Best Podcast in Baseball for a discussion with host Derrick Goold, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch....

Duration:00:44:12

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.22: Newton's Law of Player Development

8/24/2018
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An object in motion tends to stay in motion and the St. Louis Cardinals, after four months of idling and wandering, are in motion. Hours before Mike Shildt's club completed a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold, host of the Best Podcast in Baseball, spoke with Cardinals broadcaster Ricky Horton in the Dodger Stadium press box. The two talk about the similarities between the culture of the Dodgers and Cardinals and contrast...

Duration:00:33:48

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.21: Zen and the Art of Bullpen Maintenance

8/13/2018
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With St. Louis still buzzing after a rousing weekend as host for the 100th PGA Championship, the Cardinals return home a far different team than the one that left. The bullpen is in sync, the offense has a knack for timing, and they have a foothold (finally) in the playoff race. Really. St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold discuss the reasons behind the turnaround, with birds, helicopters, and police sirens as the calming soundtrack...

Duration:01:04:50

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.20: Addition by Audition

8/3/2018
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Bring on the youngsters. With the trade deadline in the rear-view mirror and the Cardinals plotting a course for the future by keeping one eye trained on who can help for 2019, the Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Lumberlend Co., looks at the fallout from moves that brought in a bunch of young, minor-league players and shipped out players, like center fielder Tommy Pham. The Cardinals sold a bit, bought a bit, and continue to be a bit of a riddle. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball...

Duration:01:23:05

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.19: Under New Management

7/25/2018
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After spending a weekend at Wrigley Field crammed into the press box, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold had to put some distance between themselves before they could actually host a podcast. With Goold in Cincinnati (and apparently underground) and Frederickson at the StlToday.com Podcast Studios in St. Louis, the hosts of a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball bury the lede. After talking about Daniel Poncedeleon's no-hit debut, Bud Norris &...

Duration:01:14:28

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.18: Traveling Party

7/8/2018
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In this special edition of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend, Co., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold cobbles together two conversations had over the past week with other members of the traveling media party, Erica Weston of Fox Sports Midwest and Mark Saxon of The Athletic. Weston, new to St. Louis, discusses her role with the broadcasts, her early feel for the team, and what it has been like coming from a 30,000-foot view of all things...

Duration:01:10:57

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.17: Reckoning & Response

6/28/2018
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The Cardinals faced their nadir during a loss this past at Milwaukee, and it was their response to that "embarrassing" game that may come to define the 2018 club and its aspirations as a contender. In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Lumberlend,Co, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson joins baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the rapid turnaround the Cardinals made from a loss one day to a four-game, snappy winning streak that started two days...

Duration:01:11:58

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.16: Heaping Scoops with Dan McLaughlin

6/22/2018
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From the broadcast booth overlooking Miller Park, Fox Sports Midwest's Dan McLaughlin joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold for a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend, Co., and they discuss just what happened to the Cardinals in the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was a mess. McLaughlin and Goold, who have attended and covered more than a 1,000 Cardinals games together, unravel a stunning loss for the local nine at a difficult...

Duration:01:13:42

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.15: Unfurl the Standings, it's Flag Day

6/13/2018
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It's become a traditional mile marker for the season -- at least when it comes to local St. Louis media. Flag Day. The first day of the baseball season when it's appropriate to check the standings. And that tradition started with one man. Mr. Flag Day. KMOX's Mike Claiborne. In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to by Lumberlend Co., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold visits with Claiborne -- and one squeaky ballpark door -- to get a state of the Cardinals...

Duration:01:11:55

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.14: Three True Outcome Coverage

6/8/2018
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In a special edition (read: we got carried away for 80 minutes) of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co., 101.1 ESPN/WXOS host Kevin Wheeler joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss the biggest source of angst for Cardinals fans, the standards set by the organization, and the big difference between their two roles in the media landscape. Although often lumped together, the two members of the media have vastly different jobs. A...

Duration:01:23:48

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.13: Strained Expectations

5/31/2018
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Within a span of 24 hours, Cardinals uber-prospect Alex Reyes made his first start in the majors in 20 seasons -- and then found himself back on the disabled list. A "significant" muscle strain near his shoulder will likely leave Reyes out of the rotation for several months, and that underscores the situation the Cardinals are in: With 11 different DL moves in May and more than 40 transactions in the month, they are not the team they intended to be, and now they don't have the rookie...

Duration:01:06:52

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.12: Wakeup Call

5/25/2018
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Promise, snooze and sleep puns are kept to a minimum (two, at most) in a brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you weekly by Lumberlend Co. But the ramifications of Marcell Ozuna oversleeping this week and the trickle-down troubles some of the under-performing additions have caused for the Cardinals are discussed in detail. St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold take a look at the most impressive outside additions for...

Duration:01:05:32

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.11: Ain't Got that Swing

5/18/2018
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A conversation about the Cardinals' chronic lack of offense takes co-hosts, Ben Frederickson and Derrick Goold, into the look at how market factors are influencing the approach of hitters and why the chase for contracts may supersede the need to defy the defensive shifts. The Cardinals suggest that maybe they have the best example of the game's changing dynamics: Matt Carpenter. The Cardinals have not received the planned production from Carpenter, Dexter Fowler, and Marcell Ozuna -- the...

Duration:01:08:56

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.10: We Mean No Offense

5/9/2018
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The sun is out and interleague is in the air, so St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and columnist Ben Frederickson go outside, find a few seats at Busch Stadium and talk about the decided lack of offense that has infested the Cardinals' lineup. It's a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to by Lumberlend.com. Fresh from a buoying sweep of the rival Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals lost back-to-back games against the visiting Minnesota Twins and, in 18 innings, manage...

Duration:01:12:02