Best Podcast in Baseball: When will Winter Warm Up?
Through the first 2 1/2 months of the offseason, the Cardinals are the one team remaining in the majors that has not added a player from outside to the major-league roster. Good thing their in a division that is hibernating. The National League Central, as a whole, has been leaking talent not adding it this offseason as several teams, the Cardinals included, look to trim payroll. What does that mean for the "legacy" players Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina, who have received scaled-down offers? And what is a "legacy" player? Is the ongoing salary tug-of-war with young starter Jack Flaherty an early indication that he won't be receiving one of the Cardinals' home-spun, homegrown extensions that have defined the past decade? Post-Dispatch writers Ben Frederickson and Derrick Goold explore the answers to those questions. During the recording of this podcast came news that Hall of Famer Hank Aaron had died, on Jan. 22, 2021. The two writers discuss his great impact on the game, and how baseball, as much as ever, could be a beacon for the culture -- if baseball can stop squabbling, that is.
The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Closets by Design of St. Louis, is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold.
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