A look at what the Cardinals could do to stay on top, and what their division rivals could do to catch them.
The Cubs re-up Ryan Sweeney, the Mariners will try to develop Travis Witherspoon, and the Rangers will bring back Jason Frasor.
Ben and Sam discuss Cubs prospects and (at the end of the episode) Joe Girardi’s managerial decision, then talk about the Pirates’ loss and answer some listener emails.
The Cardinals end the Pirates’ season and advance to the NLCS for the third straight year.
It’s Gerrit Cole versus Adam Wainwright for all the marbles.
The Cardinals even the series, behind a near-historic effort by rookie Michael Wacha.
The Cardinals try to stave off elimination.
With an eighth-inning rally, the Pirates move to within a victory of the NLCS and put the Cardinals on the ropes.
The Cardinals venture into enemy territory and take on a pitcher who posted a 1.47 ERA in his home yard this year.
Gerrit Cole is here.
Facing a 1-0 hole, the Pirates ask their ace of the future to help them avoid three straight elimination games.
Oh, that A.J. Burnett.
The Cardinals went 9-10 versus the Pirates in the regular season, but that slate is wiped clean as the Central rivals tangle for the first time in October.
The team that’s been there the least goes up against the team that’s been there the most.
Pittsburgh’s under-the-underdog story continues.
Ben and Sam preview the Reds-Pirates Wild Card game, then talk to Lone Star Ball’s Adam J. Morris about the Rangers’ season and tiebreak defeat.