Daily Bernie: Nov. 17 – Cards ‘Engaged’ in Finding an Outfielder, Ford Excited for Billikens Future

Baseball rumors are abound this time of year, usually with not much to show for them for another couple of months. But what else do the fans have at the moment?

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak isn’t one to drop names of potential future Redbirds, but when asked about Dexter Fowler, says it “doesn’t take a rocket scientist” to see the outfield possibilities.

Dexter Fowler - Photo: MLB
Dexter Fowler – Photo: MLB

Bernie and Mo discuss this and plenty more hot stove topics on Thursday’s program. Your host also talks Billikens basketball with head coach Travis Ford and Blues hockey with beat writer and 101ESPN insider Jeremy Rutherford.

7AM Hour

How Does the Cardinals Rotation Compare to NL’s Best?

This season will bring change, but how does the Cards rotation stack up as it stands today? Bernie holds up the Cards’ first five against other top NL rotations like Washington, Chicago, and New York.

National Football League ‘Truth of Trap?’

Bill Parcells recently criticized the league for making referees’ jobs “too complicated.” Is it truth or trap that the league needs to simplify the rulebook to make games more watchable?

Interview w/ Saint Louis University Head Men’s Basketball Coach – Travis Ford

Ford joins to discuss the Billikens season thus far, excitement for next season’s roster, and his ability to recruit on the local front.

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8AM Hour

Is Romo Headed Down Path of Montana, Favre, and Manning?

Tony Romo is ready to suit up for the Cowboys for the first time this year, but knows his team’s future lies with Dak Prescott. Romo’s recent statement came from a man who knows he won’t end his career with the team he knows and loves.

If he’s as anxious to play as he says, he’ll most likely go down the same road Joe Montana, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning went down, moving over for a younger QB. Speculation has begun on where Romo will wind up.

Interview w/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues Beat Writer – Jeremy Rutherford

JR and Bernie discuss the knew-jerk reaction to place Ken Hitchcock and Doug Armstrong on the hot seat and what’s wrong with Vladimir Tarasenko.

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Rams Giving Jared Goff His Shot

The Rams are finally ready to see if the top draft pick can turn their offense around. Jeff Fisher certainly didn’t make the decision to appease his team’s fanbase, but those chanting “Goff” at LA Coliseum should be happy.

There’s always the chance Goff isn’t ready, but the Rams should be looking beyond 2016. The rookie will faces a tough Miami defensive line Sunday, but the schedule softens afterwards.

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9AM Hour

This College Football Season’s Biggest Surprises

Certainly not Alabama, but there have been other surprises. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has to be number one right? What about the SEC’s lagging this season? Bernie talks these and other surprises this segment.

Around Major League Baseball

Baseball awards season concludes tonight with each league announcing respective Most Valuable Players. Speaking of awards, the White House will present Vin Scully with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Nov. 22 with a group also including Tom Hanks, Lorne Michaels, Bruce Springsteen, and Robert Redford.

Interview w/ St. Louis Cardinals Senior Vice President and General Manager – John Mozeliak

Mo joins to discuss the offseason, slow moving free agency, possibly trading for a big-name pitcher, and whether Dexter Fowler is in play.

“We said we were looking to improve our outfield, so I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to figure out how many people are out there and who might be able to fit that role…[We’re] certainly active on this front, certainly engaged with the representation.”

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