St. Louis Cardinals: Redbird Rants Podcast All-Star Break Special


Join the Redbird Rants Podcast this Thursday, July 13, at 8:30 pm CT for a special two-hour show as the full podcast crew recaps the first half and previews the second half of the St. Louis Cardinals’ season.

The All-Star Break is already upon us, the signifying midway point of the Major League Baseball season. The St. Louis Cardinals sit two games under .500 and tied for second place with the Chicago Cubs, five and a half games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.

Because of the four day break, the Redbird Rants Podcast will air a special two-hour show this Thursday, July 13, at 8:30 pm CT, LIVE on BlogTalkRadio. Dr. Michael Miles and Brendan Vogt will split hosting duties, with contributors Tito Rivera, Josh McDonald, Trevor Hooth, and Nathan Grime on the show as well.

Here’s an outline of Thursday’s show:

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  • Takeaways from the first half of the season
    • Biggest surprise/disappointment?
    • Team MVP/Cy Young?
    • Best series/moment(s) of the first half?
    • Biggest developments/narratives/storylines?
  • Looking ahead to the second half of the season
    • In-house roster moves and promotions to forthcoming?
    • Will any more coaches be on the hot seat if the team remains under .500?
    • What are the biggest series on the second-half schedule?
    • Players to watch in the second half
  • The Trade Deadline and the month of July
    • Should the Cardinals be buyers or sellers?
    • Who should the Cardinals target if buyers?
    • Who should the Cardinals trade if sellers?
    • Do the Cardinals have any untouchable prospects?
    • How does July’s schedule impact the Cardinals’ outlook at the Trade Deadline?
    • If the Cardinals buy/sell, can they still compete in 2018?
    • What are the Cardinals’ chances at making the postseason? The World Series?

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  • Immediate roster moves
    • Kolten Wong and Kevin Siegrist will be due back from the Disabled List on Friday, July 14 according to PBO John Mozeliak
    • How does this affect the current 25-man roster?
    • What does the future hold for recently demoted position players Aledmys Diaz and Jose Martinez?
    • Will we see left-handed reliever Zach Duke make a return this season?
  • Down on the farm
    • The Cardinals have an abundance of pitching and outfield prospects, especially at the AA and AAA levels
    • Where do these players fit into this season’s plans?
    • Who are you most excited to see in St. Louis?
    • Are there any dark horse prospects that have made a name for themselves this season?
  • Final predictions
    • Where will the Cardinals be when September ends?
    • What will the National League playoff picture look like?
    • World Series predictions

You can listen to Thursday’s show LIVE beginning at 8:30 pm CT right here.

If you missed any of our previous shows, you can find our podcast on iTunes. Just search “Redbird Rants” on the Podcast app on your Apple device and you’ll find the full list of thirteen episodes we’ve recorded this year so far. You can also find previews and recaps of each of our shows in the “Podcast” section under the “News” tab on our websites.

Next: Possible Roster Moves and Lineup Changes

Once the second half gets underway, we’ll return to our normal programming of two one-hour shows a week, on Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 pm CT. But for now, plan on tuning in this Thursday, July 13, at 8:30 pm CT for a two-hour All-Star Break special.