The Best of Rivs & BK – October 21st, 2020 – Finances don't look promising for big Cardinals moves, the Rays make the World Series interesting & Michael Girsch explains the Arozarena trade

11:00 – The Dodgers have a plan for how to approach this World Series, but it backfired last night

11:15 – The economics of the offseason aren’t looking promising for the Cardinals

11:30 – Former Titans GM Floyd Reese will start looking at the Titans as a legitimate Super Bowl contender if they beat the Steelers on Sunday

11:45 – Questions & Answers

12:00 – Mike Shildt says the Cardinals were closer to getting shut down this season than some may realize

12:15 – Buy, Sell or Hold

12:30 – Blues analyst Joey Vitale says fans put too much importance on who wears the ‘C’

12:45 – The Junk Drawer

1:00 – Sports Illustrated sports betting analyst Ben Heisler thinks the Patriots will bounce back against the 49ers

1:15 – The Cardinals & Rays made some public comments about why both parties were motivated to make the Randy Arozarena trade

1:30 – ESPN baseball analyst Karl Ravech says Nolan Arenado & George Springer are two players he would like to see the Cardinals target this offseason

1:45 – The Crossover

The Best of Rivs & BK – October 21st, 2020 – New information on the Randy Arozarena trade, Kershaw shifts the narrative & how many Cardinals would start for the Dodgers?

11:00 – Can a player change his own narrative late in his career?

11:15 – There’s a new angle on the Randy Arozarena trade

11:30 – Cardinals broadcaster Danny Mac says it’s true that the Cardinals did view Randy Arozarena, Tyler O’Neill & Harrison Bader as comparable players

11:45 – Rays superfan Dick Vitale talks about what it’s been like for him to watch Randy Arozarena this postseason

12:00 – Questions & Answers

12:15 – How many Cardinals position players would start for the Dodgers?

12:30 – The Blackhawks are about to enter a new part of their life cycle. Is there any chance the Blues could make an unthinkable trade?

12:45 – The Junk Drawer

1:00 – Voice of the Blues Chris Kerber says Jordan Kyrou is the key for the Blues to avoid making another move

1:30 – Are we sure…?

1:45 – The Crossover

The Best of Rivs & BK – October 20th, 2020 – The Rays have what the Cardinals had & Yadi wants a 2-year deal

11:00 – How does everyone seem to have a Randy Arozarena story now?

11:15 – The Chiefs are finding new ways to win & how many teams can realistically win the Super Bowl?

11:30 – Blues insider Jeremy Rutherford says Alex Steen’s current status doesn’t seem promising

11:45 – Questions & Answers

12:00 – Yadier Molina is looking for a 2-year contract. Will the Cardinals give it to him?

12:15 – Tampa Bay Rays color analyst Brian Anderson says the Rays didn’t want to give up Matthew Liberatore, but they believed in Randy Arozarena

12:30 – The Dallas Cowboys are imploding six weeks into the NFL season

12:45 – The Junk Drawer

1:00 – We can probably cross Jim Edmonds’ name off the list of potential Cardinals hitting coach candidates

1:15 – Bet it or Forget it

1:30 – Brian Anderson’s comments about the Rays could just as easily be about the Cardinals

1:45 – The Crossover

Jamie Rivers

101 ESPN welcomes former St. Louis Blues defenseman and NHL player, and the current host of the live Blues Pre and Postgame shows on FOX Sports Midwest, as co-host on Rivs & BK middays from 11am-2pm, Monday-Friday. Jamie is still heavily involved in the hockey world as he is the owner of Synergy Hockey, and is tasked with representing the St. Louis Blues as one of the premier Skill Development companies which involves planning, designing and conducting on-ice skills practices with both forwards and defensemen for youth and NHL hockey players. Also conducts private lessons, coaching clinics, etc.

Jamie is also very active with the St. Louis Blues Alumni Association. He is the Founder of Rivers Edge JDF (Juvenile Diabetes Foundation) and is a spokesperson for Shriners Hospital, St. Louis Special Olympics, and Responder Rescue, as well as a keynote speaker for the Salvation Army.

Brandon Kiley

Brandon Kiley is the better half of 101 ESPN’s midday show, Rivs & BK. He arrived at 101 ESPN in 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

He spent three years as a host, reporter and producer at Mizzou’s flagship station, KTGR, in Columbia before moving to St. Louis to produce at 101 ESPN. BK spent three years in St. Louis before taking a 1-year hiatus in his hometown of Kansas City at 610 Sports Radio. BK returned to 101 ESPN early in 2020 and has decided to make St. Louis his new home.

He has no idea how to change a flat or fix anything around the house. Instead, he spends most of his free time running the trails in St. Louis or grabbing something to eat & drink at the local restaurants & breweries around the city. You can hear BK live weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 101 ESPN’s Rivs & BK.

Alex Ferrario

Alex Ferrario was born and bred in “The Lou” and grew up living and breathing St. Louis sports. From age 5 on, he and his dad would attend every Blues game from fall to spring, and as many Cardinals baseball games as possible. As a Senior at Fox High School, he realized his career would be in sports, in some fashion. Two-years of community college led him to Lindenwood University where he became the “Voice of the Lions” for football, basketball, hockey and other athletics throughout his four years. He spent all of his free-time in the radio station or working in the television station, coming up with whatever sports shows he could think of.

During his time at LU, he was presented with the opportunity to be the Booth Assistant for the Blues to work with Chris Kerber and Kelly Chase. After three years, Alex joined KMOX in 2013 as a producer for various shows including Sports Open Line and hosting the pre/post games for the Blues & Cardinals. After one year as a producer, he received the opportunity to be KMOX’s Sports Apprentice, covering and reporting on as many Cardinals and Blues games as time allowed.

Alex served the last 4 years as the host for Sports Open Line shows, as well as, Cardinals and Blues pre/post games. He co-hosted a weekly hockey show, Chili’s Week in Hockey, for the Blues every Monday night throughout the 2017-2019 season.

If Alex is not on the air or at a sporting event, he can be found spending time with his wife, Katie, or volunteering with animal shelters around the St. Louis area. He is an avid animal lover, food enthusiast, and an aspiring “travel expert” (when time & money allows).

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