It would seem that Skip Schumaker does not bring enough offense to this team to warrant his position and downgrade in defense. It begs the question, “Have you been missing Skip Schumaker?”.
Injuries were a big part of the Cardinals 2010 season. Losing Brad Penny, Kyle Lohse and David Freese eventually caught up with the Cardinals late in the season. While devastating to the current Redbirds, it was nothing like what the 1987 Cardinals faced. But every time one of those Cardinals went down, there was another one to take their place. These super-subs helped carry the Cardinals to the National League Pennant, and somehow to within 15 outs of a World Series Title. This is the story of the resilience of the 1987 Cardinals.