June 23, 2017…After another short outing, the numbers make a convincing argument for Michael Wacha to move to the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen. Who takes his spot in the rotation? Plus, a number of players discuss the nicknames they will wear on their back for Player’s Weekend before Brett Cecil talks about building off his success the last few appearances.
Stan McNeal of Cardinals Magazine joins the show and comments on his features on Jedd Gyorko and watching a game with John Mozeliak. And we close things out with a conversation with former third baseman Ken Reitz, who offers criticism and praise of today’s product.
June 2, 2017…A week where real life created more than one pause in the game, we begin the program with St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak elaborated on the roster moves of optioning Randal Grichuk and the release of Jonathan Broxton. Where Magnerius Sierra could fit in over the next couple of games is discussed before we hear from both Adam Wainwright and Carlos Martinez on adjustments they’ve made for their recent success.
Manager Mike Matheny shares how “tough” the week has been for a variety of reasons for the team and then Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith lends his perspective before Stephen Piscotty and Kolten Wong close down the show.
May 26, 2017…We begin the program with a look back at the past week–including the superior work of the rotation and miscues on the basepaths. Stan McNeal of Cardinals Magazine joins us for the next segment before we hear from Matt Adams and John Mozeliak on the trade with Atlanta.
The program closes out with Jose Martinez and Zach Duke on their rehab work in extended Spring Training.
May 19, 2017…More injury news and the roster move with Magnerius Sierra from St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak to start the show, but then we are joined by Bo Hart–who lends his unique perspective to the rookie sensation’s impact on the team.
Then Aledmys Diaz and Kolten Wong share how the ’67 Cardinals have made an impact on their careers before we hear from the likes of Bob Gibson, Tim McCarver, Julian Javier, Orlando Cepeda, and others from that ’67 squad to close out the show.
May 12, 2017…Another busy show as we hear from St. Louis Cardinals General Manager John Mozeliak to leads things off, followed by a two-part conversation with Cardinals Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque on how Magnerius Sierra has grown as a player over the last few seasons and updates on other prospects in the system.
And we close things out with Luke Weaver, who recently made his return from the disabled list to the rotation for the Memphis Redbirds with a big outing.
May 5, 2017…The St. Louis Cardinals have placed Stephen Piscotty on the disabled list, we have a pregame and postgame breakdown of the team’s injury plans. Adam Wainwright details the transformation or adjustments he’s making on the mound while Kevin Siegrist and Trevor Rosenthal are also part of our pitching conversation.
This past week was huge in the relationship between Kolten Wong and Mike Matheny. Plus, the Cardinals announced their 2017 Hall of Fame class and we discuss the selection of Mark McGwire to close out the show.
April 28, 2017…After a character win on Thursday, Matt Carpenter talks about how the team is getting back on track. In our second segment, a conversation with Kolten Wong about the extra work he’s been putting in before each game.
Adam Wainwright shares some details on the transition he’s making with his pitches this season and we close up the program with a discussion on the save metric with ESPN’s Keith Law.
April 21, 2017…After a rough start to open the season, GM John Mozeliak details that “everything’s on the table” for the Cardinals to improve. More talk about the defense continues before a two-part conversation with Rick Ankiel on his new book closes out the show.
April 14, 2017…We begin with prayers for Lou Brock as he battles blood cancer and then move into the new territory Mike Leake finds himself in as he has grown as a pitcher.
Catching prospect Carson Kelly joins us in the third segment of the show before we close things out hearing from Brett Cecil, not only the stuck pitch to Yadier Molina but also how he is seeking to get back in rhythm.
April 7, 2017…Lots of excitement from Opening Day in St. Louis, including a pair of contract extensions as both Yadier Molina and Stephen Piscotty are featured in segments this week. Plus, Lance Lynn comments on his desire to remain with the Cardinals.
Plus, we look back at some of the best stories from Spring Training and preview the upcoming season.
Plus, former St. Louis Cardinals assistant hitting coach Bengie Molina shares his perspective and some frustration about his younger brother, Yadier Molina, not having a contract extension in place. Finally, Martin Coco of the St. Louis Cardinals details their new Ballpark Pass ticket program.
March 17, 2017..Plenty of news from Spring Training as the latest roster moves are discussed with comments from Mike Matheny. The role and competition for middle relief is examined by John Mozeliak, then conversations with Sam Tuivailala and Tyler Lyons are featured in the second segment.
Mitch Harris updates his return in the third segment before we close out the program talking with Paul DeJong.
March 10, 2017…Another jammed pack show from Spring Training as Matt Carpenter updates his return and Adam Wainwright talks changeups to kick off the show. Then Mike Matheny explains the “want to” his club has shown this spring and HOFer Whitey Herzog talks defense and what’s really making the game longer today.
Aledmys Diaz and Lance Lynn join the program for the third segment before Patrick Wisdom and Jose Martinez lend their perspectives to the spring to close out the show.
March 3rd, 2017…Before he began dealing with back tightness, Matt Carpenter talks about the start to Spring Training and his move to first base. After getting married and buying his first home, Luke Weaver shares how he capped off this off-season by a mission trip to Haiti with Adam Wainwright.
Seung Hwan Oh and Matt Bowman both discuss the difference for them entering camp this year versus being new to the Cardinals last year and we close the program with Tommy Pham talking about his Winter Ball experience and outlook for 2017.
February 24, 2017…The conversations from Spring Training continue on another loaded show!! Dexter Fowler kicks things off in the first segment as the topics range from his friendship with Michael Jordan to how he improved defensively.
Hybrid pitcher/outfielder Jordan Schafer talks about his game in our second segment, with Jhonny Peralta and Jedd Gyorko discussing their competition at third base in the next segment.
Finally, catcher Eric Fryer talks about returning to the St. Louis Cardinals.
February 17th, 2017…We are in Spring Training with the St. Louis Cardinals.
February 10th, 2017…With a just a couple of days before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, we round out our questions the Cardinals will look to answer with a focus on Aledmys Diaz and Adam Wainwright in the first two segments. Mike Matheny and John Mozeliak talk base running and defense in the third segment before author Brian MacNeice details why the Cardinals were profiled in his book as a global Powerhouse.
February 4th, 2017…Both Carlos Martinez and John Mozeliak weigh in on the new 5-year extension signed between the pitcher and the St. Louis Cardinals to kick off the program, followed by an update from Mike Leake on finally putting shingles behind him.
The third segment of the program again features Mozeliak, this time on the MLB punishment from earlier in the week. Greg Garcia rounds out the program, discussing his objective headed into Spring Training this season.
January 27, 2017…Flexibility and open-mindedness are discussed surrounding comments from John Mozeliak, then Kolten Wong explains how being “punched in the mouth” last year has changed things for 2017.
Mike Matheny discusses Wong’s comments and also reiterates Yadier Molina being able to handle an extended workload.
The program concludes with Carson Kelly and Luke Weaver sharing their outlook for the upcoming season.
January 20, 2017…With the ice storm behind us, the Winter Warm-Up provided plenty of news as Yadier Molina discusses a possible contract extension and John Mozeliak and Michael Wacha talk salary arbitration in our first segment.
The Chairman of the Board, Bill DeWitt Jr. and more contract talk as Lance Lynn is the focus in Segment 2. Marco Gonzales and Randal Grichuk provide health updates–and a surprise in Segment 3. And we close with some NFL playoff conversation with Adam Wainwright and great news from Mitch Harris.
January 6, 2017…We kick off the new year with a St. Louis Cardinals roundtable as Stan McNeal from Cardinals Magazine, Dave Wilhelm from the Belleville News-Democrat, and JJ Bailey from KMOV joined Brian Stull in studio to discuss a variety of topics including: what the Opening Day lineup will like for 2017?
What about the starting rotation? Will Trevor Rosenthal crack the rotation or return to the back of the bullpen and what about Michael Wacha? All this and much more over the course of the hour.
December 30, 2016…As we close out the year, here’s a look back at some of the conversations on St. Louis Baseball Weekly from 2016. We start things off with the combination of Carlos Martinez and Aledmys Diaz before moving into the return of David Freese to Busch Stadium and Chris Carpenter and Joe Torre being honored as Hall of Famers.
Albert Pujols is among those who reflects on the 2006 World Series championship and then we close things out with a look back at the Father’s Day piece on three generations of the Garcia family playing professional baseball.
November 4, 2016…A check-in from the Arizona Fall League with Harrison Bader is featured in the third segment of the show after a discussion on Mike Matheny’s contract extension and look at why the St. Louis Cardinals exercised the option for Jaime Garcia.
And a look at the promotions within the Cardinals’ scouting department and some potential free agents of interest are highlighted to close out the program.
October 28, 2016…After a discussion on Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright being finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove award in the first segment, our conversation with St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt III on Phase 2 of Ballpark Village is featured in the second part of the show.
A look back at the five and ten year anniversaries of the World Championships won in 2006 and 2011 with Lance Berkman, Allen Craig, Chris Duncan, David Eckstein, David Freese, Jon Jay, Albert Pujols, Scott Spiezio, Jeff Suppan, and Preston Wilson is featured in our final two segments for this week.
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September 16, 2016…Some optimism from Randal Grichuk begins the program before the focus turns to the addition of Alex Reyes to the rotation and Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. Hall of Famer Lou Brock begins the second segment, with Brandon Moss then sharing how a rat and cockroach in his locker have loosened him up.
An expanded conversation with Albert Pujols on the 2006 and 2011 World Series, moving into the Top 10 in MLB’s All-Time Home Runs, and what one more game at Busch Stadium would mean is the third segment. And an injury report closes out this jam-packed edition of the show.
August 19, 2016…Not even through his first full season in the big leagues, Stephen Piscotty has earned an award–and the respect of his teammates in the clubhouse; Brandon Moss is continuing to drive up his value with every home run–does a contract extension make $ense for both sides?
Plus, a look at how the last couple of weeks have re-shaped the focus for the divisional and wild card races and St. Louis Baseball Weekly closes this week with a terrific story about an usher at Busch Stadium and ’06 memories from Hall of Famer Tony La Russa.
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July 29, 2016…Lots of trade conversation with USA Today’s Bob Nightengale in the third segment of the program, but we began with a focus on Mike Leake over his last few starts. Seth Maness and Tyler Lyons are featured in the second portion of the show, along with Matt Carpenter updating his oblique injury.
Both Chris Duncan and Preston Wilson help provide a look back at 2006 in segment four before new Mizzou assistant Brian McRae offers some perspective on the Cardinals and National League Central to close out the show.
July 22, 2016…An attempt to explain his success vs San Diego from Jedd Gyorko, plus Stephen Piscotty looks back at his first year in the big leagues, and Kolten Wong shares who’s been giving him advice in our first segment.
Big League Impact’s Fantasy Football league is just around the corner, Adam Wainwright has all the details in the second portion of the show, the ’06 World Series is remembered by John Rodriguez and Scott Spiezio in Segment 3, while Jon Jay and Mark McGwire talk things over to close out the show.
July 15, 2016…
Brayan Pena explains his surprise decision to join the US Army Reserves this offseason and Erik Fryer and David Freese talk about their returns to Busch Stadium in segment three. And we close out the show with Luke Weaver–the Cardinals pitching prospect who took home June honors for the organization.
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June 10, 2016…Lots of draft news as both John Mozeliak and Randy Flores discuss the St. Louis Cardinals first few selections, plus we’ll check in with Dylan Carlson and Dakota Hudson on being drafted by the team.
Stephen Piscotty recalls his own draft experience, plus Adam Wainwright and Trevor Rosenthal break down getting the reliever back on track and Yadier Molina talks about his workload.
April 22, 2016…St. Louis Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal discusses getting his 100th career save while Adam Wainwright is confident he will get things back on track soon. Hall of Famer Lou Brock shares insight into his amputation and feelings on being honored with #STLisLou.
Plus, Mike Matheny talks about who the primary shortstop is for his team and Matt Adams is gaining confidence in his swing.
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Plus, Stan McNeal of Cardinals Magazine talks about his interview with Lou Brock for the latest edition and more. And Robert Karma Robinson, the star of Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing closes out the program.
April 1, 2016…The roster for Opening Day has been set, along with a couple of moves created by injury. General Manager John Mozeliak discusses the status of Ruben Tejada, Jordan Walden, and more in an extended conversation.
Plus, updates from Kevin Siegrist and Randal Grichuk on parts of their game they worked on in the Grapefruit League. And the show closes out with Rule 5 pick Matt Bowman and catching prospect Michael Ohlman.
March 25, 2016…As we close out our coverage from Spring Training, Mitch Harris discusses the shoulder issue which will sideline him to start the season. Mike Leake and Seung Hwan Oh are getting settled in with the Cardinals.
Plus, the clubhouse picks sides in the battle between Batman and Superman. Finally, Ruben Tejada talks about joining the team and Missouri State Rep Courtney Allen Curtis explains why he’s sponsored a bill to designate the Cardinals as the official state baseball team.
March 18, 2016…MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, who covers the NY Mets, breaks down the positive and negatives of Ruben Tejada being a fit with the St. Louis Cardinals. Former #1 pick Luke Weaver talks about his growth on the mound over the last year and Stephen Piscotty shares what particular part of his defensive game he’s focused on this spring.
Jonathan Broxton closes out the program sharing hunting stories and recalling his ML debut against Albert Pujols and the Cardinals.
Marco Gonzales details the lessons he gained last season while hurt, plus Michael Wacha shares about another ring he’s chasing.
The show closes with our annual Spring Training conversation with Carson Kelly as he continues his transition and growth as a top Cardinals catching prospect.
Plus, Mike Matheny and Red Schoendienst discuss the team captains and prospects Matt Bowman and Austin Gomber talk baseball and being in their first big league camp with St. Louis.
February 26, 2016…More from Spring Training as Yadier Molina and Tim Cooney update their health status to kick off the show, plus Jose Oquendo discusses how the team will approach working with infielders in light of the rule revisions for the “in the neighborhood” play.
Ozzie Smith and Randal Grichuk talk about their work together and the centerfielder addresses the attention his long hair has received.
It’s still early, but the new contacts are paying off for Tommy Pham and we close out the show with an extended conversation with Matt Holliday on first base, his contract option, and more.
Catcher Eric Fryer discusses his link to Mike Matheny, while Seth Maness explains why it was finally time to change his number. Tyler Lyons and Dean Anna also check in before Brayan Pena shares his incredible story of how he defected from Cuba.
February 6, 2016…Our first broadcast with Cape Girardeau as part of the network features a closer look at how the trio of Randal Grichuk, Tommy Pham, and Stephen Piscotty could contribute this season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Plus, former MLB scout and Korean baseball analyst Daniel Kim updates the Seung Hwan Oh visa status and Trevor Rosenthal and Kevin Siegrist discuss the new dynamics of the bullpen for 2016.
Plus, ESPN.com’s David Schoenfield joins us to discuss his rankings for the MLB’s greatest defense of all-time–which has a St. Louis Cardinals team you might not have picked near the top. And finally, Jaime Garcia talks about the upcoming season.
January 22, 2016…There was a lot more thought to Kolten Wong wanting to bat lead-off than some have portrayed this week, plus Adam Wainwright had plenty more to say than just addressing the topic of an “aging core” on the team.
Alex Reyes’ apology and Carlos Martinez handling his own press conference are featured before Matt Carpenter closes out the program with his thoughts on where he fits in the lineup and more.
Newest bullpen addition “Mr. Oh” is highlighted and the program ends with a short preview of the Winter Warm-Up and the various autograph signings.
Plus, Jim Edmonds foreshadowed an early exit on the Hall of Fame ballot–but he’s not the first Cardinals to experience that fate.
December 18, 2015…While they may not be “dynamic” signings, a look at some of the supplemental moves the Cardinals could still make this offseason, plus how could Matt Holliday working out at 1B change their plans.
Mitch Harris joins the show to discuss winning the Tony Conigliaro Award and the Hall of Fame candidacy of Jim Edmonds rounds out the program.
Then Jon Jay checks in to reflect on his trade to San Diego and time in St. Louis; and Brian Finch of the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum joins us in studio to discuss “Cardinals Relics”.
Does the international market–namely Korea make $ense for the Cards? Drew and Matthew Taylor discuss their father, former pitcher Ron Taylor in Segment 3, plus a comparison of Tony Cruz to other potential free agent back up catchers. And Cardinal Nation’s Brian Walton joins us to close out the show with a report from Arizona on the Fall League.
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October 16, 2015…Comments from Mike Matheny and John Mozeliak’s end of season press conference focusing on Jason Heyward, Lance Lynn, Matt Holliday, Stephen Piscotty, and the competition at first base are among those featured.
Plus, St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong checks in before heading back to Hawaii, and Redbird Hall of Famer Ted Simmons talks about being in the middle of the 70’s brawl with Chicago and joining a new franchise.
October 10, 2015…Playoff edition of the program as we review the Cardinals victory in Game 1 over the Cubs. John Lackey, Mike Matheny, Tommy Pham, Stephen Piscotty, and Yadier Molina all in the first segment.
More Matheny and Jaime Garcia preview Game 2 and then Adam Wainwright and Reggie Sanders close out the show.
October 2, 2015…The subtle move in the division clincher that meant so much to the clubhouse, Jaime Garcia compares this season to 2o11, plus which team should Cardinals fans root for between the Pirates and Cubs??
Plus, minor league Gold Glover Carson Kelly joins the show to discuss his award and continued work in the Instructional League.
September 19, 2015…With the series in Chicago getting heated, Joe Maddon had some interesting comments about the St. Louis Cardinals. Director of Player Development Gary LaRocque checks in for a pair of segments to review the team’s minor league season and standout performers. Plus, why this Monday is a big day for Adam Wainwright to close out the show.
September 11, 2015…Besides a tribute to the late Joaquin Andujar with Danny Cox, Whitey Herzog, and John Tudor this edition also features conversations with Trevor Rosenthal, Jordan Walden, Greg Garcia, Cody Stanley, and Sam Tuivailala.
September 5, 2015…Enjoy your Labor Day weekend with a visit from St. Louis Cardinals fan and one of the hosts of Drury Outdoors–Mark Drury, who shares stories of hunting with Mike Matheny and other players.
Seth Maness and the rest of the bullpen have been enjoying some fun as amateur pilots, and in case you missed it, John Mozeliak and Randy Flores discuss the Scouting Director hire.
June 20, 2015…St. Louis Cardinals Chairman of the Board Bill DeWitt Jr. and General Manager John Mozeliak answer questions and discuss the Justice Department’s investigation of a hacking incident with the Houston Astros.
June 13, 2015…Pitcher Lance Lynn delivered some of his best post game comedic material and some of the newly signed St. Louis Cardinals draft picks visited Busch Stadium and talk it over for Segment 2. CBC’s Matt Vierling discusses being drafted by the Cardinals in the third segment, and Jonathan Cain of Journey talks a Steve Perry reunion with the band and more to close out the show.
June 6, 2015…The success of the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation is discussed with insight from John Lackey and Yadier Molina to kick off the show. Mark Reynolds approach and then a sit down conversation with Randal Grichuk highlight Segment 2 before we’re joined by Bengie Molina to continue our “Summer Reading List” in Segment 3.
The show wraps up with William Hayes and Chris Long of the St. Louis Rams and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
May 30, 2015…The news was worse than expected for Matt Adams and General Manager John Mozeliak details the Cardinals plans moving forward at first base, plus Jon Jay discusses his return from the DL to open the show.
Matt Holliday talks about setting a new NL record and the debut of his new “Holliday Red Lager” for charity before there’s more from Mozeliak–this time on the transition of Rowan Wick from outfielder to pitcher.
Tony La Russa discusses the field named in his honor and Ed Easley shares what his ML debut was like on Friday. An update on Marco Gonzales, plus Memorial Day perspective from Mitch Harris and Supermodel Karlie Kloss round out the show.
May 16, 2015…Before he was optioned back to Memphis, Xavier Scruggs talked about how his game has continued to improve since his ML debut last September with the Cardinals. Writer Stan McNeal checked in to discuss his new book, “If These Walls Could Talk: St. Louis Cardinals”.
Springfield reliever Jordan Swagerty shared his own story of making it back to save games after four years of surgery and rehab. And the show closed out with Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal discussing the SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Home Run Derby Championships.
May 9, 2015…Prior to suffering from extreme fatigue, Matt Carpenter talked about the historic start of the St. Louis Cardinals and how he compares to season past. Mark Mulder has torn his Achilles tendon, so what kind of advice did he provide Adam Wainwright when the two pitchers spoke?
Newly inducted Cardinals Hall of Famer Ted Simmons talks about his career, what was missing from the team in the 70’s, Cooperstown, Yadier Molina, and more. Finally, Kolten Wong shares the story and battle over Mauna Kea and Lt. Mitch Harris makes history with his first big league win.
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April 22, 2015…Does the Cardinals pitching staff receive enough respect? Adam Wainwright answers that question and Matt Carpenter discusses his record-breaking start to the season in our first segment.
Pete Kozma talks being Public Enemy No. 1 in Washington and Dean Anna on his recall from Memphis in Segment 2, plus we revisit Mitch Harris detailing his active duty in the Navy and chasing drug runners on the open sea.
Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst recalls 70 years of Opening Days before we close things out with some hockey insight from Kevin Siegrist and Randy Choate.
April 15, 2015…A look back at Opening Day and specifically the value Adam Wainwright provided for the bullpen starts off the program before Jason Heyward and other Cardinals defend his “dirty slide” against Cincinnati.
Lance Lynn shares about the emotional video tribute to Oscar Taveras and how the team is coping with the tragedy, followed by injury news on Jaime Garcia and Tommy Pham, plus an extended conversation with Gary LaRocque, the St. Louis Cardinals Director of Player Development.
April 8th, 2015…Matt Holliday, Mike Matheny, Seth Maness
Plus, sit down conversations from Spring Training with new bullpen members Jordan Walden and Matt Belisle. Finally, Kevin Siegrist details how and why he has shortened his delivery off the mound.
March 25, 2015…A breakdown of the ripple effect and roster management that could come into play with the decision on the fifth starter opens the show followed by a conversation with Kolten Wong touching on his MMA background and offseason training regiment.
Matt Adams has a WrestleMania prediction of who will win the main event, and Mark Reynolds talks playing outfield and getting situated with his new teammates.
Next, Cal Eldred shares how his job duties have expanded this season to include mentoring and life coaching in the organization. Jon Jay updates his progress from the wrist surgery and Xavier Scruggs is becoming more comfortable in the outfield.
Greg Garcia and Mitch Harris are also guests with Max Scherzer and Allen Craig also being featured.
March 4, 2015…Coverage from Jupiter, FL continues as Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith discusses how his role has been much more than just a defensive advisor this Spring Training, and Lance Lynn talks a little Team USA and a goal he has for the red, white, and blue.
Plus sit-down conversations with John Lackey, Randy Choate, and Carson Kelly.
February 25, 2015…Broadcasting from Spring Training, the very latest from Adam Wainwright as the pitcher updates his abdominal condition and need to return to St. Louis. Yadier Molina explains why brother Jose will be a great guest catching instructor.
Mike Matheny shares a glimpse into his opening message to the Cardinals before their first full team workout. More from Wainwright on Saturday Night Live and conserving his innings. Jason Heyward talks acclimating to STL and Jaime Garcia on how his bullpens have gone.
February 18, 2015…With one last show before heading down to Spring Training, new reliever Matt Belisle shares his excitement to have joined the St. Louis Cardinals, plus we hear from Marco Gonzales and Nick Greenwood.
Plus, “The Matheny Manifesto” has hit bookshelves and Mike Matheny explains what not to expect from his book, then former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and St. Louis native Jerry Reuss joins the program to discuss his book, “Bring in the Right-Hander!!” and share stories from his 22 seasons in the Major Leagues.
January 31, 2015…Matt Carpenter goes in-depth to explain the subtle change in his aggressiveness at the plate which should lead to more power this upcoming season. With that change, could Kolten Wong move to lead-off? The second baseman and Mike Matheny weigh-in on the topic.
Plus, Kevin Siegrist shares why he is convinced he is back to 100% healthy and ready for 2015. And Bill DeWitt discusses his relationship with Stan Kroenke and the need to keep professional football in St. Louis.
Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha update their health status while Carlos Martinez and Xavier Scruggs remember their late friend Oscar Taveras and Lance Lynn talks his new contract extension.
December 17, 2014…Free agent signings continue as Jason Motte is now a Chicago Cub and Daniel Descalso has inked with Colorado, the former infielder calls in to discuss his time playing in the Cardinals organization and how he learned a few seasons ago about the business side of baseball. What Mark Reynolds brings off the bench is discussed–as is Bob Costas’ first pitch.
December 10, 2014…Remote broadcast from Lucas Park Grille on Washington Avenue in St. Louis includes the impact of Jon Lester signing with Chicago and the possibility of an extension for Lance Lynn. Adam Wainwright issues an apology to fans because of fantasy football, and we get to know newly acquired infielder Ty Kelly–who talks everything from playing infield, surfing, cooking, and movies.
December 3, 2014…On location broadcast at Ballpark Village for the third annual Cardinals Holiday Gift Drive–Keith Brooks of Cardinals Care details the reach of the event and then new Scouting Director Chris Correa joins the show for his first radio interview since being promoted to the position.
November 26, 2014…How big a vacancy is left in the Cardinals front office with the departure of Dan Kantrovitz? Plus, Mike Matheny explains the value of a uniform number, Brian Schwarze and Brian Finch discuss the new Stan Musial exhibit, and the newly released Hall of Fame ballot is analyzed.
November 19, 2014…Jason Heyward and John Mozeliak discuss the trade which brought the outfielder to St. Louis, plus the hiring of Bill Mueller as assistant hitting coach, changes to the 40-man roster, and Keith Brooks from Cardinals Care joins the show to detail the 3rd Annual Cardinals Holiday Gift Drive.
11-19-14 edition of St. Louis Baseball Weekly
November 12, 2014…It’s “awards season” and the NL Manager of the Year vote is discussed before Cardinals prospect and Naval Academy graduate Mitch Harris calls in from the Arizona Fall League to discuss his days of being on a USS carrier and rise in the minor league ranks. More possible free agent fits are brought up and the tentative Spring Training schedule is previewed.
November 5, 2014…Yadier Molina picks up his 7th consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove; David Bell’s pedigree to serve as bench coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, three names that could be considered in free agency, and former big league umpire Al Clark discusses his book “Called Out But Safe: An Umpire’s Journey”.
October 29, 2014…Tribute to the late Oscar Taveras as past interviews with the St. Louis Cardinals outfielder are featured along with comments from GM John Mozeliak and a conversation with team chaplain Pastor Darrin Patrick.
October 22, 2014…Extensive coverage from the end of season press conference with Mike Matheny and John Mozeliak, detailing injury news, free agent and arbitration plans, reviewing the decisions made in the NLCS, and also a visit with Cedric the Entertainer about being a Cardinal fan in LA and his charity event this weekend in St. Louis.
October 15, 2014…St. Louis Baseball Weekly is on the road in San Francisco with the St. Louis Cardinals for the NLCS. Among the topics in Segment 1, Randy Choate discusses his throwing error:
John Lackey discusses his start and Randal Grichuk talks the difficulty of fielding at AT&T Park in Segment 2:
Jon Jay and Kolten Wong discuss what it means and the expectations of being a Cardinal in Segment 3:
More from Randal Grichuk on why he’s using Matt Adams glove, plus A.J. Pierzynski is in Segment 4:
October 8, 2014…Extensive coverage and conversations from last night’s clubhouse celebration of the St. Louis Cardinals advancing to the NLCS. Mike Matheny talks on Shelby Miller, the un-reviewable play involving Kolten Wong, and four straight NLCS appearances. Shelby Miller, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Adam Wainwright, A.J. Perzynski, Marco Gonzales, Trevor Rosenthal, and Pat Neshek are all featured as the show broadcasts on remote from Johnny’s Bar and Grill in Soulard.
October 1, 2014…The roster decisions the St. Louis Cardinals will face for the NLDS are discussed, with breaking news from the ballpark to confirm an earlier prediction on the starting rotation. Jason Motte vs Marco Gonzales in the bullpen and Tony Cruz vs A.J. Pierzynski is also analyzed before Tommy Pham talks growing up in Pop Warner football alongside two future NFL stars. Plus, SABR’s Chris Dial joins the show for a lengthy discussion on defense and what kind of effect it could have in the National League Divisional Series.
September 24, 2014…As the Cardinals draw nearer to the postseason, Mike Matheny provides some hints as to how the playoff roster could shape up. Mike Shannon recalls almost being traded to Philadelphia. The Sklar Brothers share their affection for Jose Oquendo and growing up Cardinals fans. Jon Jay on defense, Randal Grichuk talks on his success at the plate and John Mozeliak comments on the impact Gary LaRocque has in the organization.
September 17, 2014…Clarity on the plan for Michael Wacha is expected later in the day, Roberto Clemente Award nominee Jason Motte shares how a conversation with Carlos Beltran last season impacted his efforts, former All-State QB Tyler Lyons recalls what curtailed his NFL career, Gabe Kiley of St. Louis Cardinals Magazine goes over highlights of the new 2014 Cardinals Yearbook, and a sit-down conversation with Xavier Scruggs closes the show.
September 10, 2014…Mike Matheny shares what he sees in terms of “offensive spark” in the dugout, Peter Bourjos discusses the difference now versus earlier in the season with his success at the plate, “Mr. September” Matt Adams is highlighted in Who’s Hot and Who’s Not, plus Shelby Miller breaks down his pitch combinations low in the zone.
September 3, 2014…Adam Wainwright shares why he’s “chapped” about his last outing and how he is getting things back on track, the trio of Mike Matheny, John Mozeliak, and Michael Wacha all discuss what’s next for the right-hander, Trevor Rosenthal talks about joining the 40-save club, and Matt Holliday and Randal Grichuk are also featured.
9-3-14 St. Louis Baseball Weekly Podcast
August 27, 2014…Broadcasting from Springfield, MO to cover the Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha rehab stints with the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Molina discusses his workout and plans moving forward, plus Springfield manager Mike Shildt and prospects Cody Stanley, Sam Tuivailala, and Patrick Wisdom also are interviewed.
August 20th, 2014…A Cardinals Hall of Fame edition of the program as all four of the recent inductees–Jim Edmonds, Marty Marion, Willie McGee, and Mike Shannon are featured with interviews after the ceremony. Question of the Day and Minor League Spotlight, and updates on Yadier Molina and Michael Wacha. Plus, St. Louis native Jon Hamm talks his love of the Cardinals.
August 13, 2014…St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny details the need for Mark Ellis and Daniel Descalso to get some playing time and Adam Wainwright shares what kind of impact John Lackey has had on the rotation. What unique opportunity does Justin Masterson provide Derek Lilliquist?? Plus, Kolten Wong explains his recent power surge and Cardinals Fantasy Camp Director Joe Pfeiffer provides the details of the upcoming event with Bob Gibson and Willie McGee.
August 6, 2014…Both Michael Wacha and John Mozeliak update the pitcher’s status, Shelby Miller talks going up against his best friend Joe Kelly on the mound, Matt Holliday doesn’t play golf but talks Pujols Family Foundation and how the recent trades have affected the clubhouse, A.J. Pierzynski shares how he is adjusting to a new pitching staff, and Peoria Chiefs outfielder Rowan Wick dials in to talk about his rise in the organization.
July 30, 2014…News of the Justin Masterson trade breaks as the show opens on this deadline edition of the program. A review of some of the greatest Cardinals trades–including Larry Walker, Cesar Cedeno, and Will Clark. The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are reviewed–with consideration given to the case for Scott Rolen. Trevor Rosenthal is on pace to set a new franchise mark and the Minor League Spotlight are also featured.
July 23, 2014…Post-game comments from Adam Wainwright and Tampa’s Joe Maddon help kick off the show, which features several clips from Tony La Russa in advance of his Hall of Fame induction this weekend. Among the stories from the former Cardinals manager, his need to wear a bullet-proof vest under his jacket early in his career. Mark McGwire also talks TLR and Mike Matheny discusses the rest Shelby Miller has received in the bullpen.
July 16, 2014…Adam Wainwright’s comments about pitching to Derek Jeter wasn’t the biggest issue with the All-Star Game, the omission of Tony Gwynn was; Stan the Man is the subject of our Budweiser Question of the Day; Jason Motte talks about his progress from Tommy John surgery in the first half of the season; and John Mozeliak lends some perspective on how the Cardinals may approach the trade market.
July 9, 2014…Besides hearing about the recent walk-off HRs, Matt Carpenter details lessons he learned last year coming out of the All-Star break which will help in 2014, Mike Matheny and Clint Hurdle discuss how their teams battling on the field hasn’t affected their friendship off of it, and Jaime Garcia talks at length about his symptoms and upcoming surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
July 2, 2014…What a difference a year makes as comparisons were drawn between last season’s offensive numbers vs. 2014 at this point in the season. What did the leaked documents from Houston show about a potential Astros-Cardinals trade? Discussion on how a trade could signal a philosophy shift in the Cardinals. Yadier Molina is hanging onto the lead in the balloting for NL catcher in the All-Star game.
June 25, 2014…John Mozeliak and Michael Wacha discuss the stress reaction in the right-hander’s scapula, plus Adam Wainwright and Lance Lynn breakdown the growth of leadership for a third year player and how that equates into a larger voice in the clubhouse. Marco Gonzales is featured in the Minor League Spotlight.
June 18, 2014…broadcasting from Lucas Park Grille on Washington Ave, the show begins with Adam Wainwright sharing the good news he will make his start on Saturday, however Kevin Siegrist has a nerve issue in his shoulder. The late Tony Gwynn is also remembered. John Mozeliak and Peter Bourjos discuss the centerfield situation in segment two and St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum Outreach Manager Brian Finch details a new item on display from the 1964 World Series in segment three. St. Louis native Sasha Kuebel is profiled in the Minor League Spotlight to finish the show.
June 11, 2014…broadcasting from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Webster Groves, segment one kicks off with Adam Wainwright discussing how he motivated Lance Lynn to strive for his complete game and Mike Matheny discusses how he might choose the National League starter in the All-Star game. Conversations with Cardinals Scouting Director Dan Kantrovitz and top picks Luke Weaver and Jack Flaherty are the focus of the second segment. Who’s Hot and Who’s Not makes it’s debut in segment three and the Minor League Spotlight wraps up the show.
June 4, 2014…A few days after his Major League debut, Oscar Taveras sits down to discuss; plus Willie McGee thanks fans for his HoF induction and offers advice on how to break a slump at the plate. Former #1 pick Marco Gonzales dials in from Springfield in the Minor League Spotlight, and Cardinals Scouting Director provides insight to how the team will approach the MLB Draft.
May 28, 2014…Hall of Famer Bob Gibson shares he was never angry on the mound as he and Dick Groat also recount the 1964 World Series championship. Gibson also has a theory on the rash of Tommy Johny surgeries today. Adam Wainwright also weighs in on Gibson, plus Derek Jeter discusses St. Louis and we catch up with Brendan Ryan. Matt Holliday has been moving better in the outfield on the base paths–he explains why.
May 21, 2014…Live from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Webster Groves, the show kicked off with discussion of Adam Wainwright’s one-hitter and what role Jason Motte will serve in the bullpen. Matt Adams makes the case for leaving his elbow brace off in Segment 2 and we catch up with Scott Spiezio–who shares on cleaning up his life. Matt Carpenter discusses philosophy on borderline pitches in Segment 3 and Kolten Wong details getting back on track in Memphis to close out the show.
May 14, 2014…News of Kolten Wong’s recall from Memphis opens the show with John Mozeliak discussing the need for the roster to re-affirm itself during this homestand. Adam Wainwright is the subject of the Budweiser Question of the Day and details how he works to call a game with Yadier Molina in Segment 2. Mozeliak and Mike Matheny discuss Wong and Jason Motte in Segment 3. NFL Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams brings us back into the final segment before Joey Butler is the focus of the Minor League Spotlight and Greg Garcia shares his intent on being hit by a pitch for the game-winner on Tuesday.
May 7, 2014…Adam Wainwright and several other Cardinals weighed in with their NFL draft picks and former reliever TJ Mathews joined the show–sharing why Mike Matheny was the best catcher he ever threw to, which HoF teammate he would choose to start a franchise with, and details of his upcoming baseball camp for kids.
April 30, 2014…Morning news from the ballpark, including Mike Matheny on the problem with spending the night on the couch in his office. Plus, Shelby Miller breaks down what he’s struggling with on the mound. David Eckstein and Mark Ellis share about being roommates back in their college days, and newcomer Greg Garcia shares what it’s been like to make his Major League debut with the St. Louis Cardinals.
April 23, 2014…Reflections on Albert Pujols reaching the 500 HR milestone, Adam Wainwright detailing how he locks in between starts, defensive miscues, Memphis OF off to great start, and St. Louis Cardinals great Tommy Herr talks with Stully for two segments.
April 16, 2014…Matt Carpenter discusses the bats heating up for the Cardinals; Bill DeWitt Jr. and John Mozeliak speak on agreeing to a contract extension; how Lance Lynn compares to Matt Morris and other stats that may surprise regarding the starter; Kolten Wong’s fame has gone international; Jason and Caitlin Motte share the latest on the reliever’s recovery and efforts with Ks for Kids; and a look at what the Cardinals could do if Joe Kelly’s hamstring issue is serious enough for him to miss a start(s) in the rotation.
April 9, 2014…St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny shares why he will wear his 2013 NL Champions ring, Kolten Wong talks about the key for his success on the base paths, Peter Bourjos on adjusting to CF in Busch Stadium, and Hall of Famers Lou Brock, Tony La Russa, and Ozzie Smith on Opening Day–plus Director of Player of Development Gary LaRocque discusses the minor league rosters.
April 2, 2014…A discussion on why the St. Louis Cardinals should improve against left-handed pitching in 2014, a breakdown of the organizational rosters and prospect James Ramsey is in the Minor League Spotlight, and more in this latest edition.
March 26, 2014…Besides breaking down the signing of David Aardsma and the rotation, Stully catches up with St. Louis Cardinals great Jim Edmonds for his thoughts on the CF competition between Peter Bourjos and Jon Jay; MLBPA President Tony Clark on PED Policy, helmets for pitchers, and qualifying offers being restrictive on free agency; plus prospect Mike O’Neill is profiled.
March 19, 2014…With trade rumors swirling out of Detroit, the Pete Kozma situation is discussed with the infielder sharing what he has done to improve his swing and approach at the plate this year. Mark Ellis talks about his journey from South Dakota to Florida to St. Louis and how David Eckstein helped along the way. And prospect Tim Cooney is profiled.
March 12, 2014…Former St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Isringhausen shares what kind of advice he is providing Trevor Rosenthal and the teams’ other pitchers in his role as guest instructor at Spring Training; Cuban baseball expert Peter C. Bjarkman discusses the signing and realistic expectations for Aledmys Diaz; and prospect Stephen Piscotty is spotlighted.
March 5, 2014…Another edition from the green picnic table in Spring Training as Stully is joined by St. Louis Cardinals great Willie McGee, who shares what he tries to impart with prospects as he instructs them during camp; Jaime Garcia details the pain and process of coming back from the bursitis in his shoulder; and Allen Craig and Patrick Wisdom discuss their West Coast connection. Plus, postgame clubhouse conversation with Shelby Miller after his Grapefruit League start.
February 26, 2014…Mike Matheny breaks down how the St. Louis Cardinals will adjust to the new collision rule at home plate, Pat Neshek talks sidearm pitching and baseball cards, Kyle McClellan is making an impact off the field, and prospect Carson Kelly is highlighted in the latest edition of St. Louis Baseball Weekly.
February 19th, 2014…Ozzie Smith on his advice to Pete Kozma and Jhonny Peralta, Peter Bourjos on adjusting to life as a Cardinal, Matt Holliday the Alpha Male, Lance Lynn discusses respect, and prospect Marco Gonzales all join Stully for the live broadcast from Jupiter.
February 12th, 2014…Matt Carpenter explains why he carried lumber into Spring Training, Trevor Rosenthal on being the Cards closer, and prospect Jordan Swagerty all join Brian Stull from Spring Training for the debut edition of St. Louis Baseball Weekly.