Bird Law

Of all the Cardinals starting pitchers, Jack Flaherty has the highest upside. His stuff, especially his slider, can be dominant at times. Case in point, he allowed just 2 and 3 hits, respectively, in his last two starts covering 7 innings in each with just one run allowed. Unfortunately, the Cardinals lost both, scoring 1 [...]

Yadier Molina is an institution. He is a generational Cardinals player, the catching version of Ozzie Smith. So, I write this with all due respect. Yadier Molina is a major problem, right now. As stated in the title — and I want to be sure to state this fact early — it is largely because [...]

I’m sad to write this. I have always been a steadfast, “trust in Mo” fan. However, with each of the last 3 years, I have lost faith in him. Slowly, but surely. At this point, I lack confidence in his front office to make the necessary moves to push the team forward and back into [...]

The Cardinals starting rotation has been, in a word, poor. Through June 19th, the starters are mediocre in results (4.30 ERA ranks 8th in NL), bad in process (12th in FIP, 15th in K% & BB%), and bad in value (13th in fWAR). Some credit, their rotation ERA was 11th in Mar/April, 12th in May, [...]

As the Cardinals come off of a long road trip full of ups and downs, we talk about the recent play and the changes we would like to see. You can listen to this episode via this Soundcloud player: OR Click the links below to find Bird Law on your favorite podcast platform: Itunes / [...]

I am well aware that the role of 2nd lefty — specifically Tyler Webb — is not the biggest issue facing the Cardinals. However, it is an area that is prime for an upgrade. As we move towards the meaty part of June, it’s time to start thinking about trade targets. With the new, hard [...]

Well, the struggle to collect wins continues. With roster moves and a forgettable 6-game road trip, we talk over the week that was. You can listen to this episode via this Soundcloud player: OR Click the links below to find Bird Law on your favorite podcast platform: Itunes / Apple Podcasts Google Play Stitcher TuneIn [...]

We’ve all seen it. It’s only been 6 games — a super small sample — but it’s been a bad 6 games for Luke Gregerson. He’s allowed 5 ER (7.94 ERA), allowing 12 of 27 batters to reach base while collecting just 2 strikeouts. After being one of baseball’s most durable and consistent relievers for [...]

So, things haven’t been going very well. We talk about that during this episode. You can listen to this episode via this Soundcloud player: OR Click the links below to find Bird Law on your favorite podcast platform: Itunes / Apple Podcasts Google Play Stitcher TuneIn Soundcloud Credits: Intro: Music – The Heat Is On [...]

In an offseason headlined by the Paul Goldschmidt acquisition, the hiring of a hitting coach usually doesn’t get much fanfare. However, the Cardinals made a serious impact move by bringing on Jeff Albert to fill the position. The writers around the team recognized the potential importance of the move, writing numerous stories on the newest [...]

Starting pitching depth has long been touted as the strength of the St. Louis Cardinals. They entered spring with a group of 10 theoretical starting pitching candidates. While the quantity thinned out as Carlos Martinez had setbacks and Alex Reyes faced a slow build back to a starter’s workload, it was fair to be concerned [...]

Last July the Cardinals traded the 2019 AL MVP to the Yankees in the form of Luke Voit. The immediate major league return was lefty Chasen Shreve. Also in on the deal, and very unheralded, was RHP Giovanny Gallegos. I liked the potential for Shreve alot, but after perusing Gallegos’ minor league numbers, I was [...]

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NL Central Standings

TeamWLPct.GB
Cubs5244.542 -
Brewers5047.5152.5
Cardinals4846.5113.0
Pirates4550.4746.5
Reds4350.4627.5

Last updated: 07/18/2019

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