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Cardinal bloggers’ spring roundtable: Players you’re rooting for and against to make the team

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

One Response to “Cardinal bloggers’ spring roundtable: Players you’re rooting for and against to make the team”

  1. Brandon Says:

    I want Shelby Miller to make the team because he has upside that most of the current rotation does not. Although I think relievers are generally overvalued, they’re not valueless, and the notion of extending guys in relief in the bigs to get acclimated makes a lot of sense.

    I do not want Ronny Cedeno, Pete Kozma, or Kolten Wong to make the team. I do not feel that Cedeno or Kozma offer much at this point, and I’d frankly rather roll with Descalso at SS than either (shudder). To me, Wong’s upside is Todd Walker, who was a pretty good player, but not exactly a franchise changer. If Carpenter can not spike himself at 2B, I’d prefer to see the Cards carry someone like Ryan Jackson as a defensive replacement for Descalso, who could slide to 2B in place of Carpenter. I want Wong to prove it at AAA because if he makes the Show, nearly any performance short of terrible will be an “encouraging sign”. Of course, the ideal is a healthy, productive Furcal. That will not happen.

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