Daily Bernie: June 29 – Would Cardinal Nation Abide a Major Rebuild?; JR Talks Blues Free Agency

Sure, they’re only 3.5 games out of first place, but they also have to know internally that this isn’t a hallmark Cardinals baseball season.

Which makes one wonder whether it may be a good idea to get what they can in order to rebuild for the future, but would the fans accept that? Bernie asks listeners to chime in On Thursday’s show and discusses the Cards with ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez.

You host also welcomes our Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford to talk who the Blues may have interest in as the free agency period approaches.

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Diaz becomes latest Memphis hitting project

The Cards made the right move sending Aledmys Diaz to Memphis to work on his swing, but he’s just the latest in a trend.

So instead of utilizing what should be an advanced big league coaching staff, the team continues to send struggling young batters to Memphis to shore things up. Is it they can’t fix these issues in St. Louis?

Are the Cubs experiencing more than just a hangover?

With Wednesday’s loss, the Cubs are now 39-39 and 11-18 against winning teams this season. They also just released catcher Miguel Montero after he threw Jake Arrieta under the bus for the pair’s giving up seven stolen bases Tuesday.

Oh yeah, and star Kris Bryant has been sidelined with an ankle sprain. It seems like this could be more than a World Series hangover.

Blues lose Berglund until December

Berglund will have offseason shoulder surgery for the second time in three years after suffering a recent injury training in Sweden. How much will this affect the Note’s game plan?

They certainly have guys who can play center, as almost all their current forwards have centered lines at some point. Robby Fabbri has played almost exclusively as a wing through his Blues tenure, but looks to be a popular internal choice to fill in.

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Would Cardinal Nation abide a major rebuild?

It’s a tricky spot being just 3.5 games from first place, but also knowing you’re not a great team. But this is exactly where the Cardinals are.

Bernie wants to know if fans would accept a major rebuild if the team decided to dismantle their current core and look to the future.

Interview w/ St. Louis Post-Dispatch Blues Beat Writer and 101ESPN Insider – Jeremy Rutherford

JR talks the Blues’ plans to fill in for Patrik Berglund and gauges whether the Blues have any shot at signing free agent Joe Thornton.

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Piscotty says outside talk about baserunning is ‘detrimental’

Stephen Piscotty’s of the opinion the outside chatter about the team’s bad baserunning is making the problem worse.

The outfielder recently stated: “It’s talked about quite a bit, which, I think, is pretty detrimental. In this game, you just want to react and be instinctive…When it gets over-hyped or examined too much, it starts to get in your head.”

What’s happened to our St. Louis Cardinals and their accountability?

Interview w/ ESPN Baseball Reporter – Pedro Gomez

Gomez discusses the Cardinals’ struggles and wonders why they’ve gotten away from the “Cardinal Way.”

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