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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 6.25: 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

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.09: The Book on the Cardinals

5/3/2018
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As the Cardinals' lineup continues to search for its voice, a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball looks at how the offense was sunk against Pittsburgh's bullpen and quieted still against the White Sox. As the rival Chicago Cubs make their first visit to Busch Stadium of the season, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss whether the Cardinals approach at the plate -- grind, grind, grind up the starter to get to the bullpen -- needs...

Duration:01:03:32

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.08: Dialing Up

4/28/2018
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During a home stand that featured a 5-1 record, two extra-inning games, and more perfection against the reeling Cincinnati Reds, the Cardinals moved into first place. But did they also reveal their personality. In a brand new BPIB, brought to you by Lumberlend, com, Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold, in Pittsburgh, and columnist Ben Frederickson, in St. Louis, discuss whether an identity is emerging for the Cardinals in late April, and whether those traits are shared with one...

Duration:00:59:45

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.07: Cincinnati Dreads

4/20/2018
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Less than a week after the Cardinals swept through Cincinnati and won all four games of a series in the Queen City for the first time since, oh, the same week warning tracks were standardized around baseball, the Reds come to St. Louis. They've brought a new manager. They're stuck on the same rebuild. To understand what direction the Reds are going -- if they have a course heading at all -- The Athletic-Cincinnati's C. Trent Rosecrans joins the Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by...

Duration:01:16:04

Best Podcast in Baseball 6.06: Leading Off, Lineup Angst

4/12/2018
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In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Lumberlend, Co., St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and columnist Ben Frederickson get into the middle of the Cardinals' order and discuss what's gone wrong, already, with the team's offense. Has outside temps put the hitters in a deep freeze? Is there something more sinister at work -- because the lack of offense has put the bullpen and rotation near a breaking point. The hitting philosophies of hitting coaches is...

Duration:01:06:15