Oscar Taveras, one of the St. Louis Cardinals’ top prospects, was supposed to be competing for a spot on the 2014 major league roster at this point in the spring.
The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. One thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter.
While a playoff spot this season is improbable for the Royals, a strong second half by Moustakas and Hosmer should have Royals fans feeling good about the future.
A hot start after the All Star break had Royals fans dreaming of the postseason.
The Cardinals continued to make the future the present, by promoting second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis. While the long-term are clear, in an immediate sense, his presence is just as strategic as it is symbolic
Now playing meaningful games in August and September for the first time in years, the Royals have made several moves recently to add depth to their team as they try to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985.
In two sweeping moves on Tuesday afternoon, the Cardinal roster was rearranged by removing two of the most debated presences in the Cardinal organization, in Ty Wigginton and Mitchell Boggs.
The Royals are suddenly red hot, winners of seven of their last eight games.
The corner infielders for the Royals may not be as bad as they look.
Pitching is important, but a team doesn’t win games if they don’t score runs.