Is it safe or fair to beg the question: Are these Cardinals just not all that good? Was the roster not planned or put together properly?
Bernie devotes time to the topic Wednesday and welcomes 101ESPN insider Jen Langosch’s input. Your host also talks tonight’s Blues-Predators series opener with Note general manager Doug Armstrong.
NFL.com columnist Judy Battista rounds out Wednesday’s guest list with her analysis of this year’s draft.
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Maybe the Cardinals just aren’t that good
The Cards found a way to squander Tuesday’s game with four errors despite another solid Michael Wacha outing. Cardinal batters were 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position in the 6-5 loss.
Was this team just not put together properly? The rotation has been this club’s one saving grace, but bad baserunning, defense and offense have continued as Achilles heels.
Blues’ keys to a second-round triumph
Jake Allen has to continue the brilliance and they’ve got to crack the Predators’ stingy defense. Bernie lists all his keys to a successful Round 2.
Interview w/ NFL.com columnist and NFL Network contributor – Judy Battista
Battista assesses the 2017 NFL Draft and explains why Stanford’s Christian McCaffery could wind up a top-10 pick.
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8 a.m. Hour
Bernie has Mike Matheny’s back
Your host replays and reacts to Matheny’s Tuesday postgame comments, in which the skipper gave a blunt answer when asked if players were feeling outside pressure on their defense.
Is the Blues’ home-ice advantage a good thing?
The Note gaining home-ice was a pleasant surprise, but how much of an advantage is it truly? At 24-12-5, the Blues possess the worst home record of the four remaining Western Conference teams.
A potential silver lining is Nashville’s 17-20-4 road record, but the Preds just take two first-round wins in Chicago. Time will tell.
Interview w/ St. Louis Blues general manager and president of hockey operations – Doug Armstrong
Army lists his positive first-round takeaways and details Paul Stastny’s importance to the Blues’ success.
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Interview w/ MLB.com Cardinals reporter and 101ESPN insider – Jen Langosch
Langosch wonders whether the Cardinals are talented enough to drastically improve and whether the current roster was properly constructed.
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