The big question regarding the Cardinals going ahead is how will all of the assets they have fit into one roster. One thing that is for certain is that the biggest variable is the team’s most versatile player, Matt Carpenter.
It was not too long ago that the mere mention of Jon Jay’s name sparked a conversation about every way that he could be replaced. Yet now, he the most unlikely (and occasionally most undesirable) catalyst of the year.
Spring training is generally the time of the year to focus on prospects that might have a shot to help the club in the future, and the St. Louis Cardinals might have already found two position players who can step into the regular lineup and fill important needs.