In this episode of the Bird Law Podcast, Rusty and Adam discuss the year long success of Tommy Pham, the surprising success of Jose Martinez, and the playoff chase that is truly heating up as the Cardinals roll into Wrigley Field.
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We all knew the St. Louis Cardinals were missing a middle of the order hitter heading into the July 31st trade deadline. Many fans hoped that the front office would be able to acquire that big bopper before the deadline passed. Unfortunately, not only did the Cardinals not acquire one,
I'll just let the Moody Blues play me in:
"Listen to the tide slowly turning...wash all our heartaches away...we are part of the fire that is burning...and from the ashes we can build another day."
A fitting sentiment for the recent play of our St. Louis Cardinals. They have very sneakily won
2017 has not been a kind year to St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Stephen Piscotty. His performance has struggled across the board to go along with multiple injuries. The Cardinals right fielders have collectively been subpar and Piscotty has been perhaps the biggest part of that. Their 96 wRC+ for
The Cardinals' have struggled to run the bases for the better part of two years now. So far, the only tangible effect has been Chris Maloney's "reassignment". Nevertheless, Matheny has continued to preach aggresiveness, to this dismay of those actually watching the games.
I intend to show the effect the Cardinals'
Shape up or ship out ladies and gentlemen - the holiday weekend is over, time for your patriotic nostalgia to end.
For all of us not named Mike Shannon, we actually might have a job this morning to get to.
FTR - Shannon probably still has a job, but THAT RANT THOUGH...
I am 100% certain
Every Saturday (and some Fridays when my schedule isn't as busy) until the end of the minor league season we will present you with the awards for the past weeks top pitcher and position player at each affiliate. We will include a capsule at the end of each list on
The weather is getting warmer, and don't look now, but your St. Louis Cardinals are HOT.
Yes, the bat Birds (trademark pending) are starting to come around, and although they are still hovering around .500, they just made the Atlanta Braves look like school children - even with half of a baseball
Back in the second or third week of Spring Training, I noticed something different about Jose Martinez.
I'd be willing to be José Martinez has bought in on the fly ball revolution. Looks like he does everything he can to get the ball lofted
— Zach Gifford (@zjgifford) March 8, 2017
The Cardinals bench has become a topic of discussion recently, thanks in part to Kolten Wong's comments to Ben Frederickson. Wong expressed his displeasure to the idea of platooning, before "clarifying" his comments later. For this post I will assume Wong is the starting second baseman and Gyorko will work