I’m going to say something which may ruffle some feathers. Salvador Perez is a little overrated.
The philosophy for the Cardinals while drafting under Jeff Luhnow was always “best player available”. Don’t worry necessarily about specific needs or who is already filling what position on the big league club, but rather create a good problem by having too many players for a certain position.
Here are a few player notes and info from thus far into the Cardinals Winter Warm Up.
Oh, wait, the Royals hired two hitting coaches, Jack Maloof and Andre David.
Of all the Cardinals starters, perhaps none is more important than Yadier Molina.