The BaseballStL Podcast is a weekly conversation about the Cardinals, hosted by our team of writers and on air talent. With so much to cover, we are always chatting about baseball, even when we aren't on the clock. This podcast is a product of those office and press box discussions. Episodes will cover everything from current news and analysis to discussions of future plans for the organization. As the season rolls on, we will feature interviews and guest commentators, taking listeners inside the clubhouse and around the league. Sit back and enjoy!


  • As the calendar turns...

    31/08/2018 Duración: 36min

    JJ and Mike are back as the Cardinals prepare for the month of September. The guys look back on the month of August and talk about just how phenomenal it was! Oh, and did we mention Mike Shildt is the new Cardinals' manager?? All this and more on this week's episode of the BaseballSTL Podcast!

  • Kolten Wong: The Once and Future King

    23/08/2018 Duración: 50min

    JJ and Producer Mike are back! The Cardinals are on fire at the moment and the young guns on the pitching staff are part of the reason why. The guys talk about Jack Flaherty's emergence as a bonafide star as well as the rise of the new Cardinals bullpen. Then, Mike leans back and allows JJ to go off on his favorite human being Kolten Wong. It's worth the listen, folks. All that plus the return of Big City-Big Skinny-Big Kitty-Pride of Slippery Rock Matt Adams, why Ozuna's DL stint could have been the plan all along and of course, Mike goes off about the Oakland A's. Enjoy!

  • Is this really happening?

    16/08/2018 Duración: 43min

    The Cardinals are on an honest-to-goodness roll! Eight wins in a row later, this team is right in the playoff hunt. Cardinals writer Brenden Schaeffer joins JJ for a look at how they got here, who is driving the train, and whether or not it's too early to start cheering for the Cubs against teams also fighting for the Wild Card. Also, an examination of the flavor credentials of Matt Carpenter's salsa, and a look at what the heck is going on with Carlos Martinez. Plug in and enjoy!

  • Goodbye, Tommy Pham

    02/08/2018 Duración: 37min

    The deadline has come and gone, and the Cardinals are absent some familiar faces. On today's episode, Producer Mike joins JJ to grade the team's deadline moves and look ahead to a critical August. We also say goodbye to Tommy Pham, the biggest personality the team has had in a while. Finally, our intern Raeley joins us on her last day to rant about her beloved Royals.

  • What are we doing here?

    26/07/2018 Duración: 01h39s

    Oh boy what a weird time. The Cardinals have seen historical offense, incredible debuts, no-hitters disrupted by fire alarms and bullpen implosions. So where are we? The Cardinals LOOK like they're playing better, but the results are still the same. The bullpen is largely to blame, but there's some missing offense too. JJ sits down with Producer Mike to talk this bizarre week. Why is Marcell Ozuna still hitting fourth? Should the Cardinals cut ties with Brett Cecil and Greg Holland? What about Dexter Fowler? Was the fire alarm in Cincinnati an inside job?! We get into all of that in more in this week's episode. Sit back, plug in, and enjoy!

  • Out with the old, in the with the Schildt

    19/07/2018 Duración: 01h01min

    Ben Frederickson from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch joins JJ and Producer Mike for this week's episode. The guys discuss the Matheny firing and the Schildt interim-hiring. They also run down a list of potential managerial candidates if the team does not ride with Schildt into next season. That list includes names like Jose Oquendo, Carlos Beltran and Ron Washington (?), All-Star game talk, Josh Hader talk and much, much more all on this week's episode of the Baseball STL Podcast! Enjoy!

  • The one where we trade Marcell Ozuna

    11/07/2018 Duración: 47min

    KMOV Sports Reporter Brook Grimsley and KMOV Sports Writer Brenden Schaeffer join JJ and Producer Mike on this week's episode of the Baseball STL Podcast. The gang breaks down the Cardinals up and down west coast/Chicago road trip, the hot hittin', free swingin' Kolten Wong, the Dexter Fowler saga and Mike's brewing hot take that the Reds will finish with a better record than the Cards (he might be an idiot or a genius). Plus, Brenden and JJ propose an interesting trade that involves some BIG names. After all, what would it take to get Nolan Arenado? All this and more in this week's episode of the Baseball STL Podcast!

  • REBROADCAST: Meet Alex Reyes

    05/07/2018 Duración: 24min

    With the holiday week, Baseball STL is taking a break from recording. To make it up to you, here's a rebroadcast of our conversation with Alex Reyes, recorded back when he was a minor league phenom and beginning his ascension to the majors. It's a fun look back at his journey from prospect to one of baseball's biggest names. Here's the episode description: Alex Reyes joins the podcast this week along with Double-A pitching instructor Jason Simontacchi and BaseballStL minor league beat reporter Mike Bailey. The group talks about Reyes' journey from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic and into the Cardinal system. With his promotion to Springfield, he's taken another major step in his development. Alex reflects on the work it has taken to get where he is, how his outlook has changed and what his new goals are. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • Let the good times roll

    28/06/2018 Duración: 36min

    On this week's episode JJ, Maurice and Mike are breaking down one of the best stretches of Cardinals baseball this season. Numerous Cardinals were off to slow starts this season but some have turned it around. The guys dive into the resurgence of Matt Carpenter and why Cardinals fans (including us) might have panicked too soon. Then, JJ shows why Kolten Wong and Dexter Fowler might slowly be turning the corner. A preview of the final games before the All-Star break, a look at how the American League is extremely top heavy this season and a story about a pitcher who had an unfortunate relief appearance. All this and more in this week's episode of the Baseball STL podcast. Enjoy!

  • Panic button time?

    20/06/2018 Duración: 41min

    Maurice, JJ and Producer Mike are back and they are talking about the lackluster week the Cardinals have endured. From the Cubs beating up on the Birds to a heartbreaking loss in Philadelphia, the guys break down the ups and downs of the 2018 Cardinals. The guys introduce a new weekly segment, "The Belt." Which Cardinals player is carrying the team MVP this week in the form of a WWE style belt? All this and more in this week's edition of the BaseballSTL Podcast.

  • Crab cakes!

    14/06/2018 Duración: 38min

    KMOV Sports Director Maurice Drummond rejoins J.J. Bailey and producer Mike Ritter for this week's episode breaking down everything from the Cardinals mediocrity against bad teams to Jordan Hicks' elevation to one of the best young relievers in baseball. The guys also talk about the budding 'new bash brothers' pair of Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez and preview the Birds' weekend series against the rival Cubbies. Enjoy. BONUS: 2018 is on pace to feature both the best and the worst individual seasons in MLB history. We break them down and ALSO give Maurice a few minutes to rant about his once beloved Orioles, who are enabling incredible crimes against baseball.

  • A hot mess

    07/06/2018 Duración: 43min

    The Cardinals got Molina and Martinez back, and instead of a big boost, they played their worst baseball of the season. Lead baseball writer JJ Bailey is joined by KMOV sportswriter Brenden Schaeffer and producer Mike Ritter to talk about the confounding lack of basic baseball fundamentals on display. Later, they discuss surprise studs and who's keeping this machine on the tracks, before diving into the troubling case of Alex Reyes. Finally, the episode wraps up with a look at the lopsided, back-loaded schedule in June. Also: What are the Braves?

  • Woooooooo!

    13/04/2018 Duración: 37min

    We're back in action as the Cards head out of town for a long road trip. We talk the Ric Flair invasion plaguing Cardinal games, Fightin' Joe Kelly and the tragic loss of a a beautiful sandwich at Busch Stadium. We also get into the offense, and what to do about this hot, cold, confounding lineup. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • Welcome home!

    05/04/2018 Duración: 40min

    The Cards started on the road and split their record 3-3. Now they come home to Busch Stadium and a see of red for the first up close look. Lead baseball writer JJ Bailey and KMOV Sports Director Maurice Drummond take a look at what the Birds have shown so far, what they still need to show and what new questions have popped up. Oh, and the fact Adam Wainwright will start the home opener, but in exchange for Jack Flaherty's roster spot. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • 2018 Season Preview!

    28/03/2018 Duración: 51min

    Baseball is back! The Cards kick of their season in New York, and people have a lot of questions. Is this team better than last year's? What do we make of the rotation? Which of the new faces are going to mean the most? What about Alex Reyes? WHAT ABOUT ALEX REYES?! Lead baseball writer JJ Bailey and KMOV Sports Director Maurice Drummond return to the podcast booth and tackle all that and more on the season preview.

  • Back in action

    10/03/2017 Duración: 33min

    After a hiatus we are back in action! Recorded during a game at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, JJ sits down with Chris Hrabe of KMOX for a conversation about camp so far. Where are the position battles? Who has been the most eye-catching prospect? What do we make of the rotation this year? All that and a little more form sunny Florida, so sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • Breaking down the mound

    21/04/2016 Duración: 31min

    15 games in, Cardinal fans have started nervously eyeing the starting rotation. What's wrong with Adam Wainwright? Are St. Louis starters taking a step back? What can we expect this season from them? Joe Schwarz from Viva El Birdos joins the podcast this week to talk all things pitching. What does Waino need to fix? How good can Carlos Martinez be? Is this rotation better than last year? We get to the bottom of all the questions and dive into what makes certain pitchers so effective. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • A rocky start

    07/04/2016 Duración: 32min

    The Cardinals opened the year with a mighty stumble in the Steel City. JJ and Chris talk about all things good, bad and in between from the first three games, as well as what to watch in the next few series. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • So what have we learned?

    29/03/2016 Duración: 40min

    With just hours to go in camp, we take a look at the storylines that took over spring. What happens with the offense after Peralta's injury? Who's on first? What's the big question for the rotation? Any young names that will show up on FSMW this season? We cover all that and more on our final podcast of spring. Sit back, plug in and enjoy!

  • Bootleg minisode: Surgeries, shortstops and new first basemen

    10/03/2016 Duración: 13min

    With no wifi and no studio space, the podcast prevails! JJ Bailey and KMOX's Chris Hrabe got together pregame in Port St. Lucie for a quick episode recapping the news of the week. Jhonny Peralta is the big topic, as well what the team will do at shortstop going forward. They also cover the work of Matt Holliday over at first base. Sit back, plug in, and enjoy!

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