The Cardinals claim the price wasn’t right on touted Cuban prospect Lourdes Garriel Jr., who has since agreed to a seven-year, $22 million deal with Toronto. So were they really not feeling the price, or did they just miss out?
Bernie devotes time to this topic on Tuesday’s show and also talks this MLB awards season. Your host also welcomes Blues radio broadcaster Chris Kerber to dig into what the Note must do to turn things around and score more goals.
Other guests include CBS Sports college football writer Dennis Dodd and Sports Illustrated baseball writer Joe Sheehan.
Ezekiel Elliott Is ‘Public Enemy No. 1?’
The NFL is honing in on Ezekiel Elliott with regards to a domestic abuse investigation despite other pending cases. The league is attempting to be as thorough in a way it hasn’t been with past cases.
Members of Elliott’s camp were recently told the NFL regards the running back as “public enemy no. 1.” It’s an interesting case because the league can’t afford to get it wrong, but will they overcompensate like they did with Tom Brady’s punishment?
Around Major League Baseball…
It’s MLB award season with Rookie of the Year honors going to the Dodgers’ Corey Seager and Detroit’s Michael Fulmer on Monday. Aledmys Diaz was fifth in votes, receiving one second place vote and ten for third place.
Reports have Dexter Fowler seeking a four-year contract after rejecting the Cubs’ qualifying offer. In the rumor mill, Bob Nightengale is reporting Washington is among the teams who have reached out to the White Sox regarding ace Chris Sale.
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Interview w/ Blues Radio Play-by-Play Man – Chris Kerber
Kerber joins Bernie to discuss the Blues’ issues, whispers regarding a Ken Hitchcock ouster, and what has to happen for the team to right their ship.
Cardinals Miss Out on Another Top Cuban Prospect
23-year-old prospect Lourdes Garriel Jr. has agreed to a seven-year, $22 million deal with Toronto. He’s considered one of planet Earth’s top international prospects and should become a super-utility player for the Blue Jays after some minor league time.
Cards beat writer Derrick Gould tweeted the team was “interested, but didn’t think the price was going to fit their view.” Are you buying what the Birds are selling? Should they have made a bigger attempt at someone who could help in key positions?
Interview w/ CBS Sports National College Football Writer – Dennis Dodd
Dodd talks the College Football Playoff, whether there’s really “chaos” after the weekend upsets, how Louisville could get in.
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NFL ‘To Tell the Truth’
Should Gregg Williams be the Rams head coach? Is it time for the Redskins to give Kurt Cousins a payday? Should Jay Cutler be put out to pasture? Bernie tackles these and other questions this segment.
Turmoil Brewing in Green Bay
Aaron Rodgers blasted the Packers’ energy after a recent home loss to Indianapolis, which could be construed a passive aggressive shot at the man in charge, head coach Mike McCarthy.
The question becomes whether McCarthy and Rodgers can break bread and fix things. The Packers need Rodgers more than they need McCarthy.
Interview w/ Sports Illustrated Baseball Writer – Joe Sheehan
Sheehan and Bernie discuss whether Dexter Fowler is a Cardinals fit, where Ian Desmond could end up, and MLB awards season.
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