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The BaseballStL Podcast is a weekly conversation about the Cardinals, hosted by our team of writers and on air talent. With so much to cover, we are always chatting about baseball, even when we aren't on the clock. This podcast is a product of those office and press box discussions. Episodes will cover everything from current news and analysis to discussions of future plans for the organization. As the season rolls on, we will feature interviews and guest commentators, taking listeners inside the clubhouse and around the league. Sit back and enjoy!




Back in action

After a hiatus we are back in action! Recorded during a game at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, JJ sits down with Chris Hrabe of KMOX for a conversation about camp so far. Where are the position battles? Who has been the most eye-catching prospect? What do we make of the rotation this year? All that and a little more form sunny Florida, so sit back, plug in and enjoy!

Duration: 00:33:32

Breaking down the mound

15 games in, Cardinal fans have started nervously eyeing the starting rotation. What's wrong with Adam Wainwright? Are St. Louis starters taking a step back? What can we expect this season from them? Joe Schwarz from Viva El Birdos joins the podcast this week to talk all things pitching. What does Waino need to fix? How good can Carlos Martinez be? Is this rotation better than last year? We get to the bottom of all the questions and dive into what makes certain pitchers so effective. Sit...

Duration: 00:31:43

The Manager Thunderdome

The three best teams in the NL are all in one division. Does that mean the Manager of the Year has to come from the Central? We say yes, and decide to break down the case for each candidate: the Cubs' Joe Maddon, the Pirates' Clint Hurdle and St. Louis' Mike Matheny. We've also got a series of columns on the site and app breaking down the choices, as well as who we think is the winner. Sit back, plug in, and let us know what you think!

Duration: 00:42:01

Meet Alex Reyes

Alex Reyes joins the podcast this week along with Double-A pitching instructor Jason Simontacchi and BaseballStL minor league beat reporter Mike Bailey. The group talks about Reyes' journey from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic and into the Cardinal system. With his promotion to Springfield, he's taken another major step in his development. Alex reflects on the work it has taken to get where he is, how his outlook has changed and what his new goals are. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

Duration: 00:24:10

The news from first is the worst

Matt Adams is down for what may be the rest of the season, and the Cardinals are forced to adjust. In this episode, JJ is joined by KMOX's Chris Hrabe, and the two go over the impact of the first baseman's departure. They address the calls for Matt Holliday at first, Stephen Piscotty's promotion and the possible external solutions. The finish with some lightning round questions and appreciation for Bryce Harper.

Duration: 00:33:58

Meet Stephen Piscotty

Cardinal prospect Stephen Piscotty joins the podcast as he and JJ talk about what he's trying to at the plate the season, and what he's trying to do long term. The two also chat about how what it's like watching teammates get promoted and what the team talks about when a player gets a trip to St. Louis. Finally, Piscotty talks about his off hours pursuits, including renewable energy, the financial markets and learning guitar. We wrap up with a new segment titled, "Incredible moments in...

Duration: 00:29:03

Now what?

With Adam Wainwright lost for the season to an Achilles tear, the Cardinals must now find a way to solve a big problem. In this episode, hear from GM John Mozeliak's announcement on Wainwright, and what he thinks recovery time might look like. Also, hear how he's hoping to fill the spot (internally or externally)vacated by his staff leader. Then, JJ and Maurice wrap up with a breakdown of the Cardinals' options and what each road may mean for the short and long term. It's all trying to...

Duration: 00:25:34