The Cardinals suffer another season-ending injury, this one to starting First Baseman Matt Adams. Dan and John analyze the options to replace Big City and whether his loss will be the blow that brings the Cardinals back to the pack in the NL Central.
As the Cards and Cubs pull away from the rest of the NL Central, at least for now, both teams are pondering changes in their starting OF alignments. Dan and John examine the possible demotions of Jon Jay and Chris Coghlan as well as trades looming on the horizon. Also discussed is good news for both pitching staffs.
Dan and John discuss whether the offense-heavy Cubs four game sweep of the Mets young gun pitchers in a showdown series this week means the team has turned the corner toward contention in the NL Central. If so, who will the Cubs target at mid-season in trades and how will the Cardinals react with moves of their own. And what is going on with Matt Carpenter?
Dan and John attend part of the Cubs-Cardinals four-game series in St.Louis and give their observations about the games and the new state of the NL Central race, where the Cardinals have opened distance on the rest of the pack. Can the young, talented Cubs stay close enough to give us all a thrilling summer and fall? Our hosts assess this question and more.
One wayward step in Milwaukee ended Adam Wainwright's season and sent the NL Central race into a new dynamic. How will the St. Louis Cardinals replace their ace and does the injury mean the Chicago Cubs will be more likely to go all in for Phillies' ace Cole Hamels. Dan and John analyze the eventful week on the eve of next week's big Cubs-Cards four-game showdown in Missouri.