Re: Threat assessment
They need to fix the defense, particularly center field.
Somehow, some way they've got to move Pena or Kearns (preferably Pena) for a kid that can cover some ground out there. They won't be preventing many runs from the mound this season, so anything they can do to help the exasperatingly bad defense will be welcomed by me.
They also have to do something with that mess of infielders. They need to be sure to play the good ones, use the fast guy as a pinch runner, use the slow guy as a pinch hitter. If they gripe too much, show 'em the door because it won't kill them to eat those contracts. If I were Kullman, I'd be looking for a reason to bag those two DanO deadweights.
"....then Carps replacement the following year will win ROY and MVP and might get a CY young vote for pitching and playing 2nd base at the same time.
I have come to expect those types of scenarios with the Cardinals and it makes me sick." - Lidspinner