Of all positions in the Cardinals system, first base is perhaps the one that developed the most unexpectedly. But how will the future play out overall at the position? And will the surplus of talent lead to moves being made at spot, or will other issues make the team gun shy about jumping to any conclusions still?
Pete Kozma might have gotten sudden public support along with the St. Louis Cardinals starting shortstop job after Rafael Furcal announced Thursday he would have Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2013 season, but Kozma has deserved some of that respect long before now.
In just four years, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has done just about everything an organization could ask out of that position, and he has done it in steady, yet stunning fashion.
Examining the 2013 Hall Of Fame ballot and Jose Mesa’s career.
Examining the 2013 Hall Of Fame ballot and Royce Clayton’s career.