Originally Posted by HometownHero
No matter how they work it they have 3 spots for Jay, Beltran, Craig, Adams and Taveras. They will no doubt drop Beltran and he has 33 HR and 105 RBI in 161 games with the Cardinals and hit .357/.440/.714/1.154 in the playoffs that will be a lot to ask a rookie to match. If Oscar fills that role they still don't have a home for Adams unless that dump Jay and he has gave them .297/.355 at the top of the order and nice defense in CF. Then to fit Wong in everyday they either have to dump Freese who is a hometown hero himself winning the NLCS and WS MVP with some help for Nelly Cruz' misplay in RF or move Carpenter off 2B and his bat plays much better at 2nd.
So they have 2 prospects ready for the show by the All-Star beak and one there now without a position and have Miller and Rosenthal taking the spot of Lohse and basically Motte who looks likely out for the year and when he comes back sometime next year will just fill the void of Mujica who will be forced out due to money. So that's 5 of the top 7 prospects making the majors without actually filling a spot of a weak link and all replacing or forcing out key players which will be hard to match in first year or so and you still have one of them without a position unless the NL changes its rules.
Compettition is a good thing. It forces the cream to rise to the top. Your argument remains that the farm system and big club are so good that they are going to get in the way of eachother, and any dissenting opinion from cards fans just proves their stupidity. This is preposterous as i previously stated.