Meet the Mega Mets. Author and baseball writer Andy Martino joins St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold to talk about a huge deal in Queens and a huge book on the horizon -- Martino's "Cheated" about the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal and the fascinating history of baseball's sign-stealing gray area. In the wake of the New York Mets' blockbuster deal for All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor, SNY's MLB reporter Martino to discusses the ownership change and aggressive moves in Queens already this offseason. What does Lindor's arrival mean for the Mets, what does Steve Cohen's ownership mean for salary cap talk in MLB, and where might the Cardinals fit into discussions with the Mets or Yankees when it comes to outfielders? Those questions are all discussed, as is what Jeff Lunhow brought from the Cardinals the Astros, and how the culture he created contributed to the Astros plunge over the edge and into sign stealing that cost three managers their positions and suspended Luhnow for a year. The two longtime baseball writers also talk about how Carlos Beltran makes a re-entry into the game. The Best Podcast in Baseball, sponsored by Closest by Design of St. Louis, is a production of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, StlToday.com, and Derrick Goold.
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Cardinals are the only team in their division yet to make a trade this winter, but they haven't lost the most talent, and what really stands out is the absence of an addition to upset the standings.