Originally Posted by Beltway
Doubtful. Even if the Cardinals resign Beltran and Taveras plays CF (Taveras projects as a corner outfielder), they'll probably keep Jay as a 4th outfielder because Holliday and Beltran need so much rest due to their age/health. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cards go with a 4-outfielder rotation next season of Holliday/Beltran/Jay/Taveras, where each gets around 120 starts.
Yep, Jay is definitely too valuable of a player to nontender.
Even if the Cards had no use for him (they do), he would be a nice piece of trade bait.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!