St. Louis Cardinals: Redbird Rants Podcast Episode 15 Preview


Join the Redbird Rants podcast crew for another live episode Thursday, July 20 at 9:30 pm CT as they discuss anything and everything St. Louis Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the swing of things after the All-Star Break. Now is the most important part of the season to date, as the team’s performance in the coming days will determine their course of action at the July 31 trade deadline.

The trade deadline has been a frequently-visited topic on the Redbird Rants podcast. If you missed the podcast’s latest speculation surrounding the Cardinals’ plans come the 31st, head over here to catch up.

This Thursday, July 20 at 9:30 pm CT, host Brendan Vogt and contributors Trevor Hooth and Nathan Grime will continue the conversation. They’ll also take a look at the team’s performance in Pittsburgh and New York. Here’s an outline of episode 15:

  • Recapping the start to the second half
    • Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates
      • Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty land on the Disabled List
      • General takeaways
      • Bullpen uncertainty continues
    • Series against the New York Mets
      • Magnueris Sierra’s impact
      • Are Matt Carpenter, Tommy Pham, and Dexter Fowler the best 1-2-3 combination the Cardinals have?
      • Michael Wacha’s first professional complete game shutout
      • General takeaways
  • The latest trade rumors: adding a bat from Miami
    • Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, or Marcell Ozuna?
      • Which of these three is most likely?
      • Who would make the bigger impact?
      • Who would bring the best all-around value?
    • What would it take to land a true impact bat?

More from St Louis Cardinals News

  • Checking in on the starting rotation
    • Is Lance Lynn nearing the end of his tenure with the Cardinals? Who replaces Lynn in the rotation if he leaves?
    • Adam Wainwright picked up his 11th victory of the season – does the win statistic mean anything?
    • Did Michael Wacha solidify his place in the rotation this year? What about 2018 and beyond?
    • If the Cardinals began a playoff series tomorrow, who, in order, should be the team’s four starting pitchers?
  • Weekly National League power rankings
  • A series of rapid fire questions you won’t want to miss

Remember to tune in live this Thursday, July 20, at 9:30 pm CT on BlogTalkRadio. You can listen to the show right here.

Our podcast airs every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 pm CT during the regular season. You can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes.

Next: Updating the Cardinals trade rumors

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