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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 7.31: Signs, Signs, Everywhere They're Stolen

1/17/2020
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At a time when teams are usually generating optimism with fan fests and starting to sell tickets for the onrushing new season, baseball was engulfed by a sign-stealing scandal that has upended two franchises, cost three managers their jobs, and is still unfurling in real time, on social media, with the gleeful participation of active players. In a brand new edition of the Best Podcast in Baseball, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports writers Derrick Goold and Ben Frederickson, discuss the fallout...

Duration:01:00:35

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.30: The Quandary of Oz

1/7/2020
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New Year. Same questions. Back from a holiday break, Post-Dispatch staff writers Derrick Goold and Ben Frederickson discuss the concerns facing the Cardinals through the lens of offseason negotiations. The Colorado Rockies are exploring trades involving Nolan Arenado, and the Cardinals have long been fascinated by adding the Gold Glove-winning third baseman to their lineup. Is the conversation different today than it was 12 months ago -- and why? And should it matter? The two writers also...

Duration:01:12:14

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.29: The Carlos Question

12/20/2019
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By signing Korean lefty Kwang Hyun Kim to a two-year deal, the Cardinals didn't just add a swingman who could be in the rotation if Carlos Martinez isn't -- they set the bar Carlos Martinez must beat to be in the rotation. In the final brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball in 2019, host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, discusses the Cardinals' addition with sports columnist Ben Frederickson, who makes the point that we're asking the wrong question....

Duration:00:55:37

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.28: The Waiting Game

12/15/2019
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After a brief hiatus (thank you for your patience), the Best Podcast in Baseball, fresh off the plane from baseball's Winter Meetings, is back with a brand new episode. The Cardinals have adopted a wait-and-watch approach this offseason, favoring math over mash, data over drama. St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold, host of the BPIB, and sports columnist Ben Frederickson discuss the Cardinals' stance and what it has already cost them -- and why their return to October may...

Duration:01:01:30

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.27: Nationals Treasure

11/1/2019
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Recorded hours after the final out of the 115th World Series and before the lights went out at Minute Maid Park, this brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball features a conversation with New York Times national baseball columnist Tyler Kepner, author of the book "K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches." Kepner and Best Podcast in Baseball host and St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold talk about what they just witnessed during Washington's Game 7 victory and the...

Duration:00:37:43

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.26: Angles in the Outfield

10/26/2019
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From the lobby of a downtown St. Louis hotel on the eve of leaving town for the 2019 World Series, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold visits with colleague and Hall of Fame baseball writer Rick Hummel about the future of the Cardinals for a brand new episode of the Best Podcast in Baseball. The two baseball writers explore improvements the Cardinals could make and changes the Cardinals need to make, and all of the conversation circles back and back again to the outfield....

Duration:00:45:22

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.25: Getting Back in the Swing

10/24/2019
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson rejoins the podcast for a conversation with host Derrick Goold,St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer, to recap the 2019 Cardinals season and, specifically, the offensive funk that led to a swift exit from the National League Championship Series. So swift indeed that we barely had time to record a podcast before the end arrived. So, BPIB is making up for it now. From the tree house studios, Frederickson even has a hot take on the...

Duration:00:53:33

Best Podcast in Baseball, Interlude: A crossover with SABRcast

10/22/2019
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A brief tangent, a digression if you will as the Best Podcast in Baseball readies a series of brand new episodes to recap the 2019 Cardinals season and preview the moves for the 2020 Cardinals. Analytics giant, author, and commissioner of the West Coast League, Rob Neyer invited St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold onto his podcast, SABRcast, to discuss baseball writing, baseball fandom in a minor-league time zone, a favorite Yankees cap, and much more more. The interview...

Duration:01:06:06

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.24: Mirror, Mirror

10/6/2019
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As the National League Division Series between the Cardinals and Atlanta Braves shifts back to Busch Stadium for the marble game -- Game 3 -- the Best Podcast in Baseball pulls The Athletic's Braves beat writer David O'Brien into the conversation and explores the many similarities in this October series. BPIB host Derrick Goold and the longtime baseball writer O'Brien, who was once with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, talk pitching plans for Game 4 and a potential Game 5 and check out the...

Duration:00:40:27

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.23: The Return of Red October

10/2/2019
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From Atlanta, where the Cardinals open the National League Division Series, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman discuss the return to October for the Local Nine and just how many things have happened since the days of yore, back in 2015. The price of bread has gone up. The price of gas has gone down. Hochman got married. So much. In a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design! of St. Louis, the duo set the...

Duration:00:55:26

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.22: Tangle in the Ivy

9/18/2019
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With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Cardinals hold a slim lead in the National League Central and have what essentially is a best-of-seven series against the rival Cubs to determine the division champ. On the eve of a four-game series at Wrigley Field, St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold and sports columnist Benjamin Hochman preview the series and discuss what is at stake for the Cardinals (four years out of the playoffs?!) and for the Cubs (whatever...

Duration:00:35:29

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.21: 'The one with Kevin Wheeler, unplugged'

9/8/2019
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A special extended edition of the Best Podcast in Baseball that includes some remembrances of Chris Duncan, the Cardinals outfielder, World Series champion, and St. Louis radio personality who died Sept. 6, at 38. Kevin Wheeler, who got his St. Louis start at KMOX/1120 AM, joins the podcast to discuss all things Cardinals, all things lineup, and all things Randy Arozarena with BPIB host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and StlToday.com. Wheeler is asked, given...

Duration:01:19:04

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.20: September Seasoning

8/30/2019
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The BPIB goes BPOC. Big Podcast on Campus. With school back in session, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson joins Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to discuss what the Cardinals could learn from last year's September stumble. The Cardinals, the only team to win 20 games in August 2018, frayed toward the end and lost of eight of their 11 games against division foes and five of their final six games to slip from contention to late dismissal, but dismissal nonetheless...

Duration:01:10:34

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.19: The Craftsman's Dilemma

8/25/2019
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After a week's hiatus to go, um, 'on assignment,' the Best Podcast in Baseball returns with a brand new episode featuring host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and guest Benjamin Hochman, sports columnist at The Post-Dispatch. The Cardinals have reached induction weekend for the team's Hall of Fame as a first-place team. The offense has shown sparks of consistency. And that's where we begin this week's conversation -- what to do with the lineup, where to hit...

Duration:00:55:18

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.18: Missed Deadline

8/1/2019
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Not that two sportswriters would know anything about missing a deadline, so St. Louis Post-dispatch sports columnist Ben Frederickson and baseball writer Derrick Goold do their best to make sense of the Cardinals' inactivity for a fourth consecutive trade deadline. When the clock struck 3 p.m. St. Louis time and all of the trades had to be finalized -- including a whopper that sent Zack Greinke to Houston -- the Cardinals found themselves without the starter they chased. They had a hold on...

Duration:01:19:45

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.17: 'The one with Brad Thompson'

7/26/2019
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After a career that included five years with the Cardinals, a 2006 World Series championship, and stints as both a starter and reliever, Brad Thompson dropped his sinker and picked up a microphone. It also made him available for the Best Podcast in Baseball. From a perch atop PNC Park, Thompson joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer to talk about his career, the pitch that made him, the pitch that escaped him, and his role as a ubiquitous broadcaster in St. Louis. Thompson is part...

Duration:00:47:39

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.16: 'The one with Mike Ferrin'

7/16/2019
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With the All-Star break behind us, does the National League now begin the long, 2 1/2-month coronation of the Los Angeles Dodgers as the pennant-winner, again? That's the question that launches a brand new Best Podcast in Baseball, brought to you by Closets by Design of St. Louis. Mike Ferrin, host of Power Alley on MLB Network Radio and part of the Arizona Diamondbacks radio broadcast team, joins the podcast to discuss the Dodgers, the D-Backs, the Cardinals and the NL race, right up to...

Duration:00:32:12

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.15: 'The one with Susan Slusser'

6/27/2019
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No longer sitting on 7.14, the Best Podcast in Baseball join's A's-Plus Podcast for an interleague crossover episode featuring Susan Slusser, the San Francisco Chronicle's A's beat writer and California Sportswriter of the Year. BPIB host Derrick Goold, a baseball writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Slusser discuss the deep differences between the usual baseball trade and the trade between the Cardinals and Athletics that sent Stephen Piscotty home to the Bay Area. The two former...

Duration:00:48:58

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.14: A Statuesque Return

6/19/2019
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On the eve of Albert Pujols' return to St. Louis for the first time since signing with the Angels after the 2011 season, Los Angeles Times national baseball writer Andy McCullough, a former Missouri Sports Writer of the Year winner, joins Best Podcast in Baseball host Derrick Goold to discuss what he's discovered about Pujols' legacy while visiting Mound City. Hint: There's a statue of Pujols waiting for a home. The two baseball writers also discuss the conversion rate on wins in the...

Duration:00:48:25

Best Podcast in Baseball 7.13: 'The one with Baseball Brit'

6/6/2019
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It's the Best Road Trip in Baseball: Joey Mellows, known on Twitter as @BaseballBrit, is, according to his bio, "a cheerful British chap on a 162-game mission to promote interest in baseball." Specifically, he wants to ignite interest in the United Kingdom, where the Cardinals and Cubs are set to play in June 2020. As part of his journey to 162 games this season, he has thrice tried to see the Cardinals -- and rain has interrupted his experience every time. Mellows joins St. Louis...

Duration:00:53:19