Seeing Red

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Talking St. Louis Cardinals baseball with two of the best in the business, longtime St. Louis sports journalist Bernie Miklasz and baseball writer and Deadspin founder Will Leitch.

Episode Date
Ep. 50 - Are the Cardinals actually this bad?
The Cardinals have continued to lose baseball games at an impressive rate, and Bernie and Will are trying to figure out why. Are they really this bad? Why does this team continue to find ways to lose? Plus, a listener suggests that moving Carpenter down in the lineup would limit the shifts he sees, inevitably raising his batting average and giving him more opportunities to hit with men on base. The guys talk about whether or not this makes sense.
May 20, 2019
Ep. 49 - Slumping Cardinals: What gives?
On this week's "Seeing Red," Bernie and Will talk about the current slump for the Cardinals, who have lost 9 of their last 11 games at the time of this recording. How concerned should we be with this latest trend of losing baseball? Will shares his frustrations with Shildt's love for bunting. Plus, Bernie and Will discuss whether moving Fowler into the lead-off spot might help this team right the ship.
May 13, 2019
Ep. 48 - Cubs wallop Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals went to Wrigley Field this weekend and got absolutely owned by the Chicago Cubs. Bernie and Will discuss whether or not they should overreact after the three-game sweep. They also talk about a troubling decision by Shildt from the weekend that reminds them of someone who used to manage the Cardinals. Plus, a listener question about the possibility of the Cardinals resigning Ozuna.
May 06, 2019
Ep. 47 - The Cardinals are in 1st place...this feels right
The Cardinals go 7-2 this homestand, and as of the recording of this episode of "Seeing Red," are in first place in the NL Central. Bernie and Will talk about the Cards' recent success. They also run through the team's leaders in WAR, and talk about how they feel about each player as they run through the list.
Apr 29, 2019
Ep. 46 - Projecting a place for Carlos Martinez
On this week's edition of Seeing Red, Bernie and Will discuss what the Cardinals should do when Carlos Martinez is eventually healthy enough to return. The guys also make it abundantly clear that they both love and respect Adam Wainwright. Plus, a listener question that sparks a good conversation on the Brewers, as they head into town for yet another early-season series against the Cardinals.
Apr 22, 2019
Ep. 45 - Is Marcell Ozuna this team's Manny Ramirez?
Bernie and Will talk about the upcoming series in Milwaukee on this week's edition of Seeing Red. But first, they react to Marcell Ozuna's big day at the plate yesterday in Mexico. Will talks about his obsession with Josh Hader, as well as some qualms he has with the new television cameras at Busch Stadium. Plus, the guys talk about Paul Goldschmidt's high strikeout count in the early going this season. Should this be a cause for concern?
Apr 15, 2019
Ep. 44 - Marcell Ozuna fails at Spider-Man impression
Bernie and Will talk about the recent uptick for the Cardinals on this week's edition of Seeing Red. With the Cardinals riding a three-game win-streak, the guys have a good laugh about Marcell Ozuna's, uh, effort in the outfield on Tuesday night. Plus, they discuss the clamoring among Cardinals fans for Tyler O'Neill to get more at-bats, as well as a conversation about the "honeymoon phase" with Mike Shildt.
Apr 10, 2019
Ep. 43 - An exhausting start to 2019
The Cardinals dropped their first series of the season in Milwaukee over the weekend, and followed that up with a wild 11-inning affair in Pittsburgh. Time to panic? Will and Bernie give their early reactions to the 2019 season. They talk about the struggles of Marcell Ozuna, Adam Wainwright's shaky debut, and more during this weeks chat on all things St. Louis Cardinals.
Apr 02, 2019
Ep. 42 - Goldy here for the long haul & 2019 Cardinals Season Preview
On this week's edition of Seeing Red, Bernie and Will talk about the 5-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt, and what it means for the future construction of the Cardinals' roster. Plus, with Opening Day only days away, they guys preview the 2019 Cardinals season, and give their NL Central predictions.
Mar 25, 2019
Ep. 41 - Rule changes, Cardinals offense lacking, and Yairo Munoz vs. Drew Robinson
Bernie and Will talk about the rule changes the MLB is testing out in the Atlantic League, the Cardinals lack of offense in recent weeks in Grapefruit League action, and why there shouldn't be a competition between Yairo Munoz and Drew Robinson. Plus, the guys talk about Dylan Carlson for this week's listener question.
Mar 18, 2019
Ep. 40 - Flaherty Peeved, Rotation Projections and Tough Early Schedule
On this week's edition of Seeing Red, Will joins us from Jupiter, FL! He witnessed Jack Flaherty pitch in person on Monday; and speaking of Flaherty, Will and Bernie discuss why he has every right to be upset with the Cardinals. We also take a look at the early season schedule for the Cardinals, and talk about why it may be a challenge. Plus, Bernie and Will talk about what the starting rotation might look like this season.
Mar 12, 2019
Ep. 39 - Harper Finally Signs: 13 years, $330 million.
Bryce Harper's free agency loomed large over the entire MLB offseason, and late last week it became official that Harper would be heading to Philadelphia on a 13-year, $330 million deal. Bernie and Will talk about this deal, and wonder how it will effect the free agency of Paul Goldschmidt. Plus, Bernie and Will talk about the signing of Matt Wieters and his viability as a back-up catcher this season.
Mar 04, 2019
Ep. 38 - Seeing Red: Season 2 Is Here!
Will Leitch and Bernie Miklasz are back to their weekly editions of "Seeing Red," so we're calling this episode one of season two (for those binge-listening). The guys react to the news from last week on Carlos Martinez. They talk about what the contract extension of Jose Martinez means for him long-term. Plus, Bernie and Will react to this listener submission: "Name a player that you think could be traded this season that would surprise most fans, but not you."
Feb 25, 2019
Ep. 37 - Five Key Players Headed Into Spring Training
We're one day away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, so Bernie and Will discuss the five players they have their eyes on as we forge ahead into baseball's training period. We talk about Harrison Bader, Marcell Ozuna and more. Plus, your questions.
Feb 11, 2019
Ep. 36 - Hello 2019!
Bernie and Will reconvene for their first Seeing Red of 2019! The guys give their thoughts on the Andrew Miller signing, wonder why the Cardinals haven't dominated the offseason the way they are fully capable of, and have an interesting conversation about fans' gripes with Cardinals media's coverage of the team.
Jan 15, 2019
Ep. 35 - Paul Goldschmidt has arrived. Now what?
The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver, catcher Carson Kelly and infielder Andy Young. Bernie and Will took the weekend to digest this news, and they talk about what's next for the Cardinals this offseason.
Dec 10, 2018
Ep. 34 - Bryce Harper, the off-season, Bryce Harper, roster changes, and Bryce Harper
We're talking about the Cardinals players who won't be returning next season, a look at the new coaching staff, Bryce Harper and what the Cardinals should do to get him to sign in St. Louis, is there any shot at Manny Machado and should the Cardinals even pursue him, and a quick look at the pitching staff, especially the bullpen.
Nov 05, 2018
Ep. 33 - We'll Take The Blame For The Failure To Reach October
We're talking about how we can take the blame for the Cardinals failure to reach the postseason after missing last week, what is the percentage chance certain Cardinals are back next year, what team you should pull for in the postseason, what's next for this podcast in the off-season, and much more.
Oct 01, 2018
Ep. 32 - Hat Tip, Mr. Wainwright
We're talking about Adam Wainwright and his masterful performance on Sunday Night Baseball, the Cardinals' current bullpen and if it makes us feel confident, Greg Holland's resurgence with the Nationals, the Redbirds win the Pacific Coast League despite all their turnover, Will's impressions of SunTrust Park, and a discussion about Matt Carpenter's salsa and how it tastes.
Sep 17, 2018
Ep. 31 - Wainwright, Rally Squirrels, and what to do with Bud Norris
We're talking about last week's Seeing Red Live podcast from Westport Social, what the Cardinals should do with Bud Norris, the rally squirrel saves the day again, how we'd like to see more of Carson Kelly, and Marcel Ozuna's emergence. Plus, questions via email from you.
Sep 10, 2018
Ep. 30 - Seeing Red LIVE From Westport Social
On this episode of Seeing Red, Bernie and Will are LIVE (well, were* LIVE) at Westport Social. We're talking about the Nationals series, the ongoing closer dilemma the Cardinals are facing and whether or not Carlos Martinez is the answer, how the Cardinals have somehow become the young fun Cubs team of a few years back, and much, much more. Plus, the guys field plenty of questions from the crowd.
Sep 07, 2018
Ep. 29 - What Is It With The Cardinals And Their Relationships With Closers?
We're talking about Cardinals fans and their ongoing broken relationships with closers, the idea of why the Cardinals remain married to the idea of having a set ninth inning pitcher, Jose Martinez might have had the worst at bat of the year this weekend, Adam Wainwright's upcoming return, and are the Cardinals starting to feel the pressure of the postseason push?
Sep 04, 2018
Ep. 28 - When Was the Last Time the Cardinals Were This Fun?
We're talking about how fired up Owner Bill DeWitt is for this year's team, how fast the culture completely changed within the franchise, Harrison Bader's impact on this team, the addition of Matt Adams, and for any Cardinals fans who remain skeptical, don't complain, but rather drink this all up because this is as fun of a Cardinal team as many can remember.
Aug 27, 2018
Ep. 27 - Are The Cardinals The Wild Card Favorites At This Point?
We're talking about the Cardinals current playoff odds, how they continued to roll despite quiet home-stands from Matt Carpenter and Yadier Molina, and how Shildt's ability to manage can overcome mini-droughts like that. And why the entire operation from front office down to players is just running smoother with a guy like Shildt in charge of the team. Plus, who do you go with to start a Wild Card Game?
Aug 20, 2018
Ep. 26 - Since The Change, They Have The Best Record in the NL
We're talking about how since the Cardinals made a managerial change, they have the best record in the National League. And had it not been for a double play or a closed roof, this team would be on an 8-game winning streak.
Aug 13, 2018
Ep. 25 - The Mike Shildt Difference
We're taking a look at the difference Mike Shildt is making as Cardinals manager. Might it be the reason this team has put together their series wins lately?
Aug 06, 2018
Ep. 24 - Cardinals Trade Tommy Pham, Was It The Right Move?
We're talking whether or not moving Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay was a good move, and surprise, we don't always agree.
Jul 31, 2018
Ep. 23 - Comparing Shildt and Matheny; Carpenter's MVP Stretch
We're talking differences we see already between Mike Shildt and Mike Matheny, plus Matt Carpenter's MVP stretch and what can be done to fix an ailing bullpen.
Jul 23, 2018
Ep. 22 - Cardinals Fire Mike Matheny, Now What?
We talk the Cardinals firing Mike Matheny, discuss his shortcomings as manager, and take a look at interim manager Mike Schildt. Also, what’s next for the Cardinals’ second half?
Jul 16, 2018
Ep. 21 - What the All-Star Selection says for the Cardinals
We're talking what a lone All-Star selection says about the state of the Cardinals and a frustrated fan base. We're also diving into the Manny Machado talks, and why St. Louis isn't in the running.
Jul 09, 2018
Ep. 20 - Cardinals Fan Frustration and Dexter Fowler as a Scapegoat
We're talking another awful series by the Cardinals and the fans' frustration. Also, John Mozeliak's quotes on Dexter Fowler, what it means, why he’s a scapegoat, and how the comments come across cheap.
Jul 02, 2018
Ep. 19 - Mediocre Division has Cardinals Still In the Mix
We're talking the weekend split in Milwaukee, the mediocrity of the NL keeping the Cardinals in the mix, why Bernie’s not celebrating the Cardinals staying in because of other team’s flaw. Also, the idea of Dakota Hudson not being put on the 40-man roster and keeping him away from the Majors.
Jun 25, 2018
Ep. 18 - Is Mike Matheny on the Hot Seat?
We're talking if Mike Matheny and John Mabry's jobs are in jeopardy, how John Mozeliak and the front office are starting to feel the heat, the lack of urgency from the owner on down, and the frustration of the fan base. We also dive into the mind-boggling Greg Holland recall, and the question of the day on Harrison Bader
Jun 18, 2018
Ep. 17 - Martinez Returns too Soon and a Weird Season Continues
Bernie and Will discuss the 3-3 week against the Marlins and Reds, and the bizarre Cardinals season that continues. Both Will and Bernie got fired up talking about Carlos Martinez returning too soon and struggling despite making only one rehab start. Will points out the mixed messages Matheny sends with guys like Reyes and Martinez vs. Wainwright. Despite all the frustration with the Cardinals, this team remains in the hunt, and Fangraphs has them at 58% to make the postseason, hosting the Brewers in the NL Wild Card game. However, the coming weeks will determine a lot. They wrap with a question about Tony La Russa and him sticking around in baseball though not in St. Louis. The two also share memories of Red Schoendienst.
Jun 11, 2018
Ep. 16 - Michael Wacha's Superb Game and Balancing the Lineup
We're talking one of the best starts the Cardinals have seen from Michael Wacha as well as how Mike Matheny will find ways to get his crowded roster at bats.
Jun 04, 2018
Ep. 15 - Struggling Cardinals and Bullpen Frustrations
Inconsistency issues plague the Cardinals, and they're relying too heavily on a starting rotation that can't keep up its current pace forever.
May 29, 2018
Ep. 14 - Mike Matheny's Job Security and the Greg Holland Dilemma
A look at the Greg Holland dilemma, the idea that he won't accept a minor league assignment, how the Dexter Fowler situation compares and contrasts to the Holland situation, the rotation situation with Alex Reyes and how the team will handle it, and the email question of the week; discussing Mike Matheny's job security and how he's perceived by fans.?
May 23, 2018
Ep. 13 - The Adam Wainwright Saga Continues
Bernie and Will discuss the Adam Wainwright situation, the way the organization has mishandled this, and why the team would take a chance like this with such an important game on the line. They also talk the struggling offense, Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter still searching, and how John Mabry continues to get a free pass despite the struggling offense. Also covered; the return of Lance Lynn and his matchup with Miles Mikolas on Wednesday, and how the Cardinals seemed to have made the right decision. Finally, they wrap it up with a question about beaning Javy Baez, and missing the old days with Tony La Russa and his approach with bean balls.
May 14, 2018
Ep. 12 - Cardinals Give Chicago a Beatdown; Yadier Molina Goes Down
One the heels of two series sweeps of Chicago teams, the Cardinals are rolling. We're looking into what's good (a Chicago beatdown) and what's bad (the Yadier Molina injury).
May 07, 2018
Ep. 11 - Mike Matheny's Obsession with Holland; Pujols' Service Contract
After a sweep by the Pirates, we're wondering why Mike Matheny seems obsessed with using Holland as a closer. We're also taking a look at Albert Pujols' personal service clause and the future of his relationship with St. Louis fans.
Apr 30, 2018
Ep. 10 - The Amazing Carlos Martinez and More Wainwright Concerns
The Cardinals are coming off a sweep of the terrible Reds, and we're talking how Carlos Martinez continues to amaze, why it's a pivotal year for Yadier Molina's Hall of Fame chances, and much more.
Apr 23, 2018
Ep. 9 - Cardinals Offense is Heating Up
With five wins in a row, the Cardinals offense is looking pretty dandy. The guys talk overperformers, underperformers, and much more.
Apr 19, 2018
Ep. 8 - Adam Wainwright Saga and Bullpen Issues
We start off firing, talking Mike Matheny's management of the bullpen, an area we expected to be better with Mike Maddux. Also, how Greg Holland could have an effect on the bullpen usage. Also, how soon the manager might make the change to go back to Matt Carpenter in the lead-off spot. Finally, the Adam Wainwright saga and how it was handled and will be handled going forward.
Apr 09, 2018
Ep. 7 - Greg Holland Signing Reactions and Mets Series Takeaways
The guys debate if the Cardinals are getting good value with the Greg Holland signing and discuss takeaways from the first series of the regular season versus the Mets.
Apr 02, 2018
Ep. 6 - The Adam Wainwright Issue and 2018 Predictions
Is a tough decision in the cards for Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright? The guys discuss that, plus their 2018 Cardinals season predictions.
Mar 26, 2018
Ep. 5 - Carson Kelly Trade Chip and Matt Carpenter's Role in 2018
Talking if the Cardinals would use one of the hottest catching prospects in baseball as a trade chip and Matt Carpenter's possibly changing role with the team
Mar 19, 2018
Ep. 4 - Lance Lynn Lands Somewhere, Matt Carpenter Injury Concerns
Talking Lance Lynn leaving millions on the table, Matt Carpenter's continued injuries, and the magic of Carlos Martinez
Mar 12, 2018
Ep. 3 - Paul DeJong's Extension and why Tommy Pham Didn't Get the Same
The guys talk Paul DeJong's record breaking six year contract extension, and why Tommy Pham hasn't gotten the same treatment from the Cardinals.
Mar 05, 2018
Ep. 2 - Early Cardinals Spring Training Outlook
Taking a look at the good, the bad, and the unknown as Cardinals spring training gets going in Jupiter
Feb 26, 2018
Ep. 1 - Frustrated Cardinals Fans; Meet the Hosts
Bernie and Will set up their new podcast and talk why Cardinals fans are now frustrated despite a long history of winning.
Feb 20, 2018