Care to take a look behind the scenes of a Major League Baseball team? Former St. Louis Cardinals Brad Thompson and Chris Duncan talk locker room stories and break down Cardinals story lines in a way only two former major leaguers can with Redbird Rejects.
Ep. 44 - Mascot Fights and the Yadier Molina...
From player vs. mascot fights to the World Baseball Classic, we have plenty of range in this... Show More
From player vs. mascot fights to the World Baseball Classic, we have plenty of range in this episode. Here's the rundown: 00:30 The World Baseball Classic has been intense. Can MLB capture that intensity? 04:00 Yadier Molina looks amazing. Should the Cardinals pay him or will he test free agency? 12:00 Matt Adams is trying out left field; thoughts on that tough switch 15:00 Are you worried about Adam Wainwright's bad outing in spring training? 19:00 Kolten Wong looks rough at the plate, is he in trouble of losing his place? 25:00 What's the most fun MLB city for players? 31:00 Recalling a fight in the minors with Muddy the Mudcat. There may have been cops involved. Show Less
A few surprises are coming out of Cardinals spring training. Dunc and BT talk that, and a few... Show More
A few surprises are coming out of Cardinals spring training. Dunc and BT talk that, and a few fun spring training stories from their playing days. Here's the rundown: 01:30 Jose Martinez is earning a spot on the major league roster 05:00 John Gant is looking good, will he make the majors from the start? 9:30 Stephen Piscotty is adjusting his swing mechanics 17:00 The Cardinals' rotation looks great. What's their ceiling this season? 22:00 Trevor Rosenthal; Best use for him? 30:00 Will Matt Adams still be with the Cardinals when the season opens? 33:00 The time Brad Thompson fell asleep in the sun 36:00 The time Dunc chased a bass into a lake for a photo op Show Less
Ep. 42 - Best Baseball Movies and Emerging...
Cardinals spring training is fun again and we're talking the best baseball movies of all time. ... Show More
Cardinals spring training is fun again and we're talking the best baseball movies of all time. Here's the rundown: 01:00 Cardinals spring training games are so fun, Adam Wainwright says they're like little league. 03:00 Mike Matheny made a good move by including everyone in the leadership talk this year. 10:30 Talking Adam Wainwright sharpening his change up 13:00 Is Tommy Pham's job in trouble? Talks Cardinals' fourth outfielder options 16:00 Trade Matt Adams or keep him as bench strength? 22:00 Listener question: Thoughts on an automated strike zone 25:00 Do players have to earn the right to flip a bat? 30:00 Name the best baseball movie of all time Show Less
Ep. 41 - Gross Minor League Roommates
We're reliving the days of playing in the minors and living with the most disgusting roommates... Show More
We're reliving the days of playing in the minors and living with the most disgusting roommates on the planet. Here's the rundown: 1:00 Listener question: What's the end of spring training like for players who don't know their next move? 5:00 The time Brad had to room with a guy that shot someone in the offseason 7:30 Dunc lived in a closet after bring drafted. 9:00 A gross story about Dunc's roommate who misused a bath towel 11:00 Brad had a roommate who peed in a drawer 12:00 Thoughts on Sandy Alcantara's potential with the Cardinals Show Less
Ep. 40 - Dexter Fowler Making Waves and the...
From the strange outrage over Dexter Fowlers comments to the battle for third base, there's... Show More
From the strange outrage over Dexter Fowlers comments to the battle for third base, there's plenty to talk about in this week's episode. Here's the rundown: 01:00 Its crunch time for those trying to make an impression in Cardinals Spring Training. 02:00 What to make of Dexter Fowlers comments about Trump's travel ban. 06:00 What bar tending school taught Dunc about talking politics 10:00 Fowler is bringing much needed personality to the Cardinals' locker room. 13:00 Rick Ankiel's book is coming out. Thoughts on the anxiety the game causes 21:00 The Peralta vs. Gyorko battle for third base 25:00 Is John Gant worth a look with his funky delivery? 33:00 Listener question: Who will be the Cardinals' first call up? Show Less
Ep. 39 - Bad Alex Reyes News and Spring Training...
Alex Reyes goes in for an MRI and we try not to panic. We're talking that, and other Spring... Show More
Alex Reyes goes in for an MRI and we try not to panic. We're talking that, and other Spring Training story lines this episode. Here's the rundown: 00:30 Cardinals Spring Training has started. Thank you, Jesus. 03:30 Brad and Dunc's painful memories of the car shipping conundrum 08:30 Michael Wacha lost his arbitration case. How's his 2017 shaping up? 16:30 Alex Reyes has an MRI. Uh oh. Reaction to that and Reyes' role this season 29:00 Hopefully Mike Matheny will focus more being himself, and less on Joe Maddon Show Less
Redbird Rejects Ep. 38 - Cardinal's Long Term...
Spring training starts soon and the Cardinals have a few decisions to make. Here's the... Show More
Spring training starts soon and the Cardinals have a few decisions to make. Here's the rundown: 00:30 Pitchers and catchers report in a week. Hell yes. 03:30 The Cardinals signed Carlos Martinez for five years. Is he an ace? 09:00 Who's the next player the Cardinals need to lock up long term? 13:00 Is it weird John Mozeliak suggested Alex Reyes may not be a starter to begin 2017? 20:00 The Cardinals have a decision to make at third base. 23:30 Jordan Schafer could be a fun and weird tool for the Cardinals. 26:00 Thoughts on baseball's proposed rule changes; Is anything about the game broken? Show Less
Redbird Rejects Ep. 37 - Cardinals Pay the Price...
We're talking the Hackgate punishment for the whole show. It's kind of a big deal. Here's the... Show More
We're talking the Hackgate punishment for the whole show. It's kind of a big deal.
Here's the rundown: 01:00 The Hackgate punishment has come down for the Cardinals. Initial thoughts? 02:30 Chris Correa says the Astros hacked as well. Does it matter? 06:30 How harsh is this punishment compared to what some thought was coming? 13:00 Some national media says this is just a slap on the wrist for the Cardinals. 17:00 Do the Astros benefit too much from this in the end? Show Less
Redbird Rejects Ep. 36 - Cardinals vs. Cubs by...
Who wins the battle at each position between the Cardinals and the Cubs? Were talking that and... Show More
Who wins the battle at each position between the Cardinals and the Cubs? Were talking that and more this week. Here's the rundown: 00:30 A look behind the scenes of Cardinals Winter Warmup 02:30 The rare arbitration process the Cardinals are facing with Wacha and Martinez 10:00 Questions from the Cardinals Caravan 12:00 Whats the offseason routine like? 19:00 Biggest concern for the Cardinals in 2017; Infield defense? 20:30 Who hits the most home runs for the Cards this season? 34:40 Cardinals versus Cubs; Who has the advantage at each position? Show Less
Redbird Rejects Ep. 35 Cardinals New Years...
New year, new season. Were talking New Years resolutions for the Cardinals. Heres the rundown... Show More
New year, new season. Were talking New Years resolutions for the Cardinals. Heres the rundown: 01:00 New Years resolutions for the Cardinals?Maybe just a few. 01:30 Clean up the infield defense. Would showing up early to Spring Training help? 04:15 Be better at base running. 2016 was rough. Time to get aggressive but smart. 07:45 Manufacture runs. The little things matter, and the Cardinals lacked in 2016. 11:15 Have a more consistent lineup. There were too many versions last year. 13:00 Improve starting pitching consistency. Outside or Martinez and Reyes, things were shaky. 18:00 Take back home field advantage. A 38-43 home record is unacceptable. 20:00 Add minor league depth. The team lost respect in the minors last season. Show Less
Redbird Rejects Ep. 34 - Matt Carpenter's New...
From talking Matt Carpenter's new role with the Cardinals to gross pre-game meal stories, we... Show More
From talking Matt Carpenter's new role with the Cardinals to gross pre-game meal stories, we cover plenty of ground in this episode. Here's the rundown: 01:00 Matt Carpenter could hit third. With Fowler and Diaz ahead of him, that's RBI city. 04:30 How does a hitter's approach change between hitting second, third, or fourth? 06:30 The Cardinals lack a legit four spot hitter. 10:30 Will Dexter Fowler change the Cardinals' approach to stolen bases? 16:30 What are the differences in winter break for rookies versus veterans? 20:30 What to do with Matt Adams; keep him as bench strength or trade? 25:30 What's the best thing you've ever heard from a heckler? 31:00 The golf ball in the chili story. Gross. Show Less