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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Podcast: Injury woes hit Cardinals

By Eric Karabell

Here are five reasons why you will really enjoy Thursday's Baseball Today podcast with me and draft expert Keith Law:

1. The Cardinals have to deal with losing a top hitter and a surprising starting pitcher to the DL. Which loss is easier to overcome?

2. Ubaldo Jimenez looked awesome Wednesday and obviously Kyle Drabek did not. We discuss the future for these right-handers.

3. Goodbye, Dice-K! He says he wants Tommy John surgery, but the Red Sox just want him gone, we think.

4. Logan Morrison's tweeting: Is it really a problem? Maybe it can fix Hanley Ramirez.

5. Lots of draft stuff as the big day approaches, including strong emails. Speaking of the minors, check out the New Britain Rock Cats. I did on Thursday; Law enlightens me on the relevant starting pitchers I saw as well as the 5-foot-3 shortstop who pitched!

Plus: Excellent emails, Starlin Castro's interesting defense, the Cardinals bullpen, when to go see Bryce Harper play, a guy named Bubba and we dissect Thursday's schedule, including a duel of last season's and perhaps this season's Cy Young Award winners ... all on Thursday's Baseball Today!