We talk about the issues at HAND in St. Louis sports with Ben Frederickson this morning. We get into the biggest play this week – the handpass two nights ago against the Blues. Ben Fred gives us his take on the frighteningly vague response from the league about the missed call. How did it all happen? What do the Blues do now knowing they have the play with these refs going forward? Is it time to get the refs off the ice altogether? Ben Fred thinks Tarasenko will help lead the Blues to their next win tonight. He’s calling it- Blues win in six games.
We turn to talk about the Cardinals season now that we’re a quarter of the way through play in 2019. Ben Fred is slightly concerned with the pitching and homerun count against starters. He’s also beginning to come around on the idea of switching Dexter Fowler to the leadoff spot. What is going on with the all or nothing offense? One week we’re the best in the league, next week we’re middle of the pack. Are they still searching for their identity as a team? The Cardinals need more from Carpenter and Goldschmidt.
Ben Fred gives us his opinion on Marcell Ozuna switching agents this week. Ozuna dropped Scott Boras and hired the same agent as Yadier Molina. What does that mean for the Cardinals? What does free agency look like for Ozuna now? Ben Fred says he doesn’t think Tyler O’Neill is the easy replacement that some think he is for Ozuna’s spot.
The minor league system made a number of promotions this week. How does that affect the Cardinals contracts this year? The Cardinals likely prioritize Flaherty and Hicks over Ozuna, in Frederickson’s opinion.
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