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Adam Wainwright, who has spent his entire 15-year MLB career with the Cardinals, is unsure of his future with the team entering free agency. "We just don't know what they're going to be offering -- or if they will offer," he said.
Lindy McDaniel, an All-Star reliever who appeared in nearly 1,000 major league games over 21 seasons, has died. He was 84.
We look at what every team could do -- and what we think they will do -- as baseball's offseason starts to get going.
Instead of judging a team's success -- or failure -- based on a shortened season, Sam Miller lists one positive memory each club can hold on to this winter.
The finale of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season goes up against the scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees of the past. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.
Jesse Rogers joins Buster to discuss Justin Turner refusing to stay isolated during the postgame celebration, his take on the Blake Snell situation after covering the Rays during the World Series and free agency already looking ugly for the players (8:15). Then, Tim Kurkjian hops on to talk about the wackiest season ever, giving credit to the teams for adapting to an usual lifestyle while playing, their concern for the sport and if Turner will be suspended (22:33). Next, Hembo stops by to be the only person in civilization to defend Kevin Cash (35:14). And finally, Todd Radom administers the last quiz of the season (42:31).
St. Louis declined Kolten Wong's $12.5 million option for 2021, making the longtime Cardinals second baseman a free agent. The Cardinals will pay Wong a $1 million buyout.
Sure, the 2020 season just ended. No, we haven't a clue how the offseason will play out. We're ranking all 30 MLB teams for next year anyway.
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Bomani Jones discusses why despite the “want to” from Jimmy Butler that won the Heat Game 3 of the NBA Finals, he stills hates the zone (0:58). If the Lakers come out on top would LeBron be deserving of the MVP and why did LSU gives up on COVID stadium protocols (21:27)? Plus, Bo tells stories about how much of a “bad man” Bob Gibson was following his passing (34:15), an IYHH including a 67 year-old woman known as “ninja lady” (41:42) and your voicemails from the “game within the game” (55:19). IYHH Stories @heatherkelly on what the future holds for tech’s billion-dollar headquarters: https://wapo.st/34C9CIO @Brian_Rokos on the 67-year-old “Ninja lady” who made good on her threat to an intruder: https://bit.ly/2SuofYO @shanmcmahon_ on the “cruises to nowhere” that may be setting sail soon: https://wapo.st/3jxmYfs
BBTN: Tim Kurkjian ranks the division series based on animus between the teams. Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster Olney to discuss the passing of Cardinals legend Bob Gibson, renaming the MVP award for Frank Robinson, Phillies GM Matt Klentak “resigning,” the big questions facing the Cubs in the offseason and the division series ranked by animus between the teams (7:10). Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game and gives her picks for the division series (33:02).
San Diego used nine pitchers to finish off St. Louis, but it will be much harder to bank on that formula against L.A. in the NL Division Series.
Few pitchers intimidated hitters as regularly -- or wanted to win as badly -- as the Cardinals Hall of Famer.
St. Louis Cardinals great Bob Gibson, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981, his first year of eligibility, died Friday at age 84, the Cardinals confirmed to ESPN.
Craig Stammen and eight fellow relievers combined on a four-hitter in a brilliant, record-setting effort that sent the San Diego Padres over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 Friday night in the deciding Game 3 of their NL wild-card series.
Tony Kornheiser and Frank Isola discuss the Padres' big comeback win over the Cardinals last night, Kyrie Irving's comments on coaching, Jimmy Butler's Game 2 prediction and much more.
Miami's surprising 2020 run continued with a National League Wild Card Series win in Chicago. Plus, it's a winner-take-all matchup in San Diego.
Buster Olney and Matt Vasgersian discuss the Padres punching back and forcing a game three against the Cardinals.
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