The St. Louis Bullpen Show
By The St. Louis Bullpen Show
The St. Louis Bullpen ShowDec 11, 2019
This...is...St. Louis Cardinals Popular Game Show!
In a game show format that many people are saying resembles that of the popular syndicated television show Jeopardy!, John and Turp are joined by NBC Sports writer Drew Silva and Viva El Birdos writer Gabe Simonds, with Turp jumping in as contestant and John serving as host.
The Brad Miller Power Hour
John and Turp discuss the Cardinals' signing of infielder Brad Miller, whether the Cardinals should have topped the Dodgers' offer for Mookie Betts (17:55), which Negro Leagues player would translate the best to the modern day St. Louis Cardinals (33:00), and participate in a game of Cardinals and Oscar trivia (51:44).
There are no more outfielders, only DHs
John and Turp discuss Larry Walker, Hall of Famer and Brad Penny/Rafael Furcal, Hall of Fame ballot participants, then discuss the recent non-Cardinals signings of Marcell Ozuna and Nick Castellanos (10:57), the Kris Bryant grievance situation (30:48), and have a long overdue discussion about the designated hitter and how MLB can make the game more accessible for young fans (48:48).
Baseball insanity and Cooperstown
John and Turp discuss the chaotic mess that is the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, the latest in Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals rumors (38:47), and dissect their preferred Hall of Fame ballots (57:19).
The St. Louis Bullpen Show: The Matt Liberatore and Nolan Arenado Show
John and Turp discuss the trade which sent top pitching prospect Matt Liberatore to St. Louis from Tampa Bay for Jose Martinez and Randy Arozarena, and at 29:39, discuss rumors of trades involving the Cardinals and the Rockies for third baseman Nolan Arenado.
The St. Louis Bullpen Show: The Best of St. Louis sports in the 2010s Draft
John and Turp are joined by St. Louis Bullpen's Mike Bauer and Josh Matejka in a draft of the decade's greatest moments in St. Louis sports.
The St. Louis Bullpen Show: Setting Fox Sports Midwest's Christmas Day lineup
John and Turp discuss new Hall of Famer Ted Simmons, the latest Cardinals hot stove rumors, and which five games they would air on Fox Sports Midwest's Cardinals marathon.
The St. Louis Bullpen Show: Thanksgiving Spectacular!
John and Turp discuss free agency, the Hall of Fame ballot, and the things for which they are thankful and their biggest baseball turkeys of 2019.
The 2019-20 Free Agent Draft
It's awards (and hilarious managerial hirings) season!
John and Turp discuss Kolten Wong's first Gold Glove award, the cases for and against Mike Shildt and Jack Flaherty for major hardware, the recent hirings of David Ross and Mike Matheny as managers of the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals, and whether Marcell Ozuna should accept the Cardinals' qualifying offer.
John and Turp don't stick to sports
In a supersized episode of the St. Louis Bullpen Show, John and Turp cover a wide variety of topics.
10:19--World Series talk.
13:36--The Brandon Taubman controversy.
36:15--Rob Drake's tweet and contrasting apologies.
41:10--There is no such thing as sticking to sports.
50:09--Deadspin and reflections on sports media.
1:11:45--Cardinals trivia about big playoff moments.
1:48:36--Cardinals trivia about early 2010s lefty pitchers.
The NLCS and 2019 recap and a look ahead to free agency
John and Alex discuss the NLCS "series" against the Washington Nationals, the concept of fan shaming, intriguing free agent targets, and whether they were satisfied with the season as a whole
The NLDS Review and NLCS Preview
John and Turp discuss the Cardinals' wild five-game NLDS victory over the Atlanta Braves, including the resurgent Tomahawk Chop controversy and how they experienced the 10-run first inning of Game 5, and the two preview the upcoming National League Championship Series against the Washington Nationals.
The St. Louis Bullpen Show's NLDS Preview
John Fleming and Alex Turpin submit their suggested rosters for the Cardinals' NLDS battle with the Atlanta Braves (8:48), look back at the last time the Cardinals and Braves squared off in the postseason (50:11), preview the opponents and the eventual series results (55:12), and discuss which fan base has the superior famous fans (1:09:05).
St. Louis Bullpen Show
In this riveting episode, John talks a little bit.