St. Louis Cardinal fans are seemingly obsessed over former players.
Shortstop was only one half of the uncertainty surrounding second base for the Cardinals during spring training.
The team will have a dugout full of bench players, of course, but recent injuries have suddenly taken a lot of talent that would be on the bench and put it into the starting lineup.
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.
On the surface, it is a depth move; a chance to add a veteran presence to a club that has multiple questions about the condition of its middle infield. However, is there more to it than that?
The St. Louis baseball season got off to its unofficial start on Saturday with an annual high mark.
The Cardinals ended last season with Daniel Descalso as the starting second baseman and Pete Kozma as the starting shortstop.
The St. Louis Cardinals went into the offseason with a very short shopping list. Solidify the bullpen, which they accomplished with the signing of Randy Choate, and upgrade the middle infield.
The St. Louis Cardinals have good, young pitchers, but they could also use an upgrade at shortstop.
This team can be better at a few spots on the field and with today’s notebook, I look to the top of the free agent class and ask the simple question: Why not look at Michael Bourn?