The Opening Drive

MLB Network lead host Greg Amsinger

Greg Amsinger joins Randy & Carey for a post-mortem on the Cardinals early exit from the playoffs, how dangerous any elimination game was going to be for the Cardinals, why he thinks Marmol was unfairly criticized for his decisions in Friday’s Game 1, catcher being their biggest need going into the offseason, his surprise at discovering that Molina isn’t considered a HOF across the country, whether or not Wilson Contreras is a leader behind the plate, the importance of Josh Hader finding his stuff with the Padres, the Phillies being the Cinderella of these playoffs, the MLB’s return to the 80’s in 2023, the shift rules changing the team-building strategy and players whole careers like Kolten Wong or Mike Moustakas and why before 2023 the game changed so much that Ozzie Smith feels like he never would’ve played in today’s game.

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