Every week, two of the Best Fans in Baseball (TM) bring you all the news and analysis you need about the St. Louis Cardinals. A masterful performance by Jack Flaherty on Sunday highlighted so many positives that the youth of the Cards bring, which means Daniel (C70 At The Bat, @C70) and Tara (Bird Seeds, @tarawellman) spend plenty of time talking about how that all works with the current lineup. With Alex Reyes coming back, can even games like Sunday's save Flaherty's major league spot? Do you run the risk of some of this talent withering at Memphis? You also have Jordan Hicks and Tyler O'Neill doing work this week and making the show. Can the Cards find a place for O'Neill's bat, for instance?
Much of the talk is about the manager, however. We didn't plan it that way, it just sort of happened. From Flaherty's 120 pitches to Hicks' four games in five days to the disconnect on who is going to play shortstop, if you are a big fan of Mike Matheny.....this one might not be the show for you.