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.
The St. Louis Cardinals lacked punch from their bench in 2012. The arrival of Matt Adams gives the team a powerful left-handed bat in 2013.
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.
The most talked about issue for the St. Louis Cardinals is what is going on at shortstop. The loss of Rafael Furcal to elbow surgery has hastened the future of the lone position on the organization’s map where there is no ideal succession plan in place.
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 Cardinals Winter Warm Up was two weeks ago, but the information that flows from that event covers the past, present, and future over what may be the most comprehensive weekend of the offseason.
Video interviews with Matt Adams and Ryan Jackson
The Springfield Cardinals and Northwest Arkansas Naturals combine for seven Texas League All Star Selections.
The St. Louis Cardinals have announced the Springfield Cardinals roster for the upcoming season.
Springfield Cardinals to Host Second Pre-Season Season Ticket Holder Night