Not much more than a month or so ago, it all seemed so simple when it came to evaluating the Cardinals’ fifth rotation slot. However, somewhere along the line, things changed due to the quiet return of a veteran stalwart that had been cast off to the desert of indefinite return status, Jamie Garcia.
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Now that St. Louis Cardinals management has decided which pitcher it wants to begin the season in the fifth and final spot in the starting rotation, its focus can shift to a similar dilemma that exists for the last spot in the bullpen.
The St. Louis Cardinals came to spring training with very few roster decisions to make. Most of those decisions have been reached in the last few days.
As spring training winds down for the Cardinals, most of their roster decisions have been made. One of the key positions that seemed to demand attention was second base.
The only major “competition” that they had taking place in camp this year came to an end Sunday, when Joe Kelly was the fifth starter and Carlos Martinez was sent back to the bullpen. And no better outcome could be hoped for in the immediate picture.
The Kansas City Royals have had an eventful spring. For the first time in recent memory, the team is feeling the stress of a team that is expected to win.
Jason Motte tore a ligament in his right elbow during spring training in 2013 and had Tommy John surgery to fix it, but that operation requires about a full year of rehab before a pitcher can return to the mound in a Major League Baseball game.
Spring training offers a preview of what the 2014 season holds for the teams around Major League Baseball. It also gives a glimpse of the future of the organizations as prospects take the field and show off their talents in front of the big league coaching staffs.
This has been an interesting spring for the Kansas City Royals.