Best Podcast in Baseball 8.47: What moves Matter?

02.11.2021 - By Best Podcast in Baseball

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After a slow, sluggish, largely inactive winter, the Cardinals completed a furious finish on the eve of spring training -- trading for Nolan Arenado, re-signing Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina, and trading Dexter Fowler. They also added a 6-foot-9 righthander who throws 98 mph. To get a sense of how radically the Cardinals changed the look of their offseason and the view of the fan base, the Best Podcast in Baseball heads to the middle of Missouri, the middle ground of the Show-Me State, and talks with Post-Dispatch Mizzou beat writer Dave Matter. Columbia, Mo., is home to one of the great burger bars in the country -- and a Cardinals bar, as Matter explains -- and being a blend of KC and STL it's a barometer of where the Cardinals are in holding the attention of their fans, including a new generation. With BPIB host Derrick Goold, baseball writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Matter talks about the "jolt" a recent move brought, and we riff on SEC baseball, Molina's stature as a Cardinals icon and how to secure it, and more. The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored weekly by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of the Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold.

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