Originally Posted by Brittingham.Sam
Kozma is not the long term solution in st. louis!!!!!!! he's hot right now so they are playing him. When furcal went down the organization saw they had two mediocre in house replacements for him. Jackson and Kozma. Jackson's offensive numbers in the minors aren't alot better than Kozma's but Kozma was the one who was hot. The cardinals are just riding this as long as they can. IS that lucky? yes. Its also lucky that Frazier put up Votto esque numbers right after JOey went down. Luck is everywhere!
I can elaborate on why Kozma is playing and not Jackson. Kozma was always projected as a potential starter due to his ability to adjust. And while his minor league stats may not reflect that, his ability to adjust at the major league level is what got him the nod.
I find it comical that a Reds rookie has a good season, he's a good player but when a Cardinals rookie/replacement has a good season It's all luck. Selective sample sizes, jealousy and fanaticism...dangerous. I'm not saying all Reds fans are jealous of the Cardinals. Just Hometown. He's the epitome of jealous.
Allen Craig would have started on most MLB teams last year. They played him in the OF so they could get his bat in the lineup. Much like Matt Carpenter this year.
Oh yeah, regardless of what your selective stats say. Matt Carpenter is the real deal.