The Opening Drive

The Opening Drive – August 1st, 2023

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7:00 – MLB Trade Deadline keeps churning

The rest of the Central is getting better –a potential injury gives the Cardinals more options

There is a consensus around Flaherty, DeJong & Carlson–who else is on a different team at 5:01CT?

7:15 – Latest MLB trade rumors + Quick notes from Goold’s latest updates

7:30 – Puke Point Predictions: There are only two avenues to top-end starting pitching in 2024–1) high-cost FA or 2) trading young talent–which scenario is more likely for this Cardinals front office?

Which option gets them to their “puke point” first?


8:00 – Fresh Take: If today’s trade(s) bring more prospects, are you confident the 2024 Cardinals can compete in the NL Central? For an NLCS?

8:15 – BIRD WATCH – Deadline edition – One trade you’re “watching” for…

8:30 – The Fight

8:45 – Mike Claiborne talks about the potential Flaherty moves & the other names who could see get involved at the deadline

9:00 – Rush Hour Reset

9:15 – You’re a Cardinals fan–it’s 6:45 and you turn the Cardinals-Twins game on just before 1st pitch…Are you more optimistic about the outlook for the franchise?

9:30 – Could the Cardinals-Marlins pairing be the perfect spot for a Flaherty+OF package?

9:45 – Rocc ‘n Roll – If you win the lottery, are you showing up for work tomorrow?

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