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Tyler Greene’s 1987 skillset

John Mozeliak notes that the Cardinals “still think we have some holes.” One is right field, stomach and Carlos Beltran would fill it well.

Despite currently polling at Fungoes as the Cardinals

4 Responses to “Tyler Greene’s 1987 skillset”

  1. EFitz Says:

    “Ultimately, it may simply make sense to use Greene as part of a three-way platoon, with lefties Skip Schumaker and Daniel Descalso splitting the rest of the time.”

    Why is this a problem? I’m reading a lot of concern about the 2B position, but I think this trio makes a lot of sense, given that all three can play multiple positions. I don’t like that 2B is a very difficult area to fix with trades during the season, but I’m thinking one of these three can step up and field the position and be a competent #8 hitter. We won the Series with Nick Punto at 2B.

  2. Pip Says:

    Yeah, indeed. These guys are all going to be on the roster; might as well use them optimally. No need to have anyone “win the job.” Great points. The team also won i 2006 with Aaron Miles.

  3. ahitz Says:

    I agree that a platoon is what we’ll see this year. I doubt it hurts to have Greene, Schumaker and Descalso pushing each other in spring training with the chance of starting job on the line, but I’m not sure any of them will hold it all season. Given the age and injury history of their teammates , we may see several games with all three of them on the field at once.

    We’ll get through this year at 2b ok , and Kolten Wong is on the way.

  4. Pip Says:

    Some great teams have won with second-base platoons. The 1986 Mets, with Wally Blckman and Tim Teufel, come to mind.

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