Of all positions in the Cardinals system, first base is perhaps the one that developed the most unexpectedly. But how will the future play out overall at the position? And will the surplus of talent lead to moves being made at spot, or will other issues make the team gun shy about jumping to any conclusions still?
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.
Heading into the 2012 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had lost the best hitter in the game during the past decade.
I never liked those guys, but I accepted that they were necessary.
Baseball is a long, drawn out season.
Outfielder-turned-second-baseman Skip Schumaker and outfielder Allen Craig will find their way to the disabled list and the roster spots will be filled by Mark Hamilton and Nick Punto.