Daily Bernie: Apr. 25 – Why Not These Blues!?; Cardinals’ Future Rotation Crop Looks Good

four out of five dentists are recommending the Predators will advance past the Blues in Round 2, but parity is currently abound in the NHL…So why not this Note team!?

Bernie and Travis Green wonder this out loud on Tuesday’s show and analyze the Predators with radio analyst and former Blues goalie, Chris Mason.

Your host also covers plenty Cardinals baseball and takes a look down the club’s rotation pipeline and likes what he sees. Baseball scribe and expert analyst Joe Sheehan and ESPN NFL Live host Trey Wingo both round out the guest list.

7 a.m. Hour

This 10-game homestand is the perfect time for Cardinals to ‘figure it out’

The Cards just won six of seven away from Busch, but it wasn’t handsome…It was a grind. Wins are wins, but this team continues getting in its own way at times.

That’s why their new 10-game homestand is as good a time as any to right some of their recent wrongs. Opening with three against 5-14 Toronto provides a nice jumping off point.

Blues head coach Mike Yeo

Why not these St. Louis Blues?

This Blues-Predators series is pretty much a coin-flip, but just about any team left can beg the question: “Why not us?”

Many experts are picking Nashville to emerge advance to the third round, but these Blues still have the NHL’s best winning percentage since Mike Yeo took over.

Why is baserunning still a Cardinals issue?

STATS LLC. has assessed the Cards with 15 unforced baserunning errors through this season’s first 19 games. That’s tied for second-worst among all 30 teams.

Will this team ever develop proper baserunning aptitude? Does this all go back to Mike Matheny’s ‘be aggressive’ mantra?

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8 a.m. Hour

What to expect from the Nashville Predators

It all starts with goalie Pekka Rinne, who shutout the Blackhawks in Chicago the first two Round 1 games and stopped 123 of 126 Chicago shots throughout the series.

The Preds’ top line of Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson is the next-scariest thing about them, as the trio combined for 15 points in the Chicago series.

Reassessing the Cardinals’ bullpen

It’s nothing personal, but the Cards need to move on from Jonathan Broxton. The big righty has been in decline a while now and just isn’t trustworthy.

The money you owe him is minor if it means saving Matheny from continuing to hand him the ball. The overall question still remains: Can the club rely on Matheny to utilize the pen properly?

Interview w/ ESPN NFL Live and 2017 NFL Draft host – Trey Wingo

Wingo assesses this year’s draft as well as whether Jabril Peppers’ recent diluted drug test will hurt his stock.

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9 a.m. Hour

Interview w/ Nashville Predators radio analyst and former Blues goaltender – Chris Mason

Mason discusses the Preds’ top line vs. Blues defenders and talks the Pekka Rinne-Jake Allen goalie battle.

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Cards’ rotation future is still burning bright

Bernie delves into the Cardinals’ starting pitching pipeline and finds lots of future talent on the way. The bats may not be there, but the arms certainly look to be.

Interview w/ Author of ‘The Joe Sheehan Baseball Newsletter’ and Sports Illustrated scribe – Joe Sheehan

Following recent events, Sheehan and Bernie discuss whether the ‘revenge hit-by-pitch’ should become obsolete.

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