St. Louis Cardinals: Morning Link Roundup


Redbird Rants collects some links for your morning reading.

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Matt Holliday is the key to the St. Louis Cardinals offense, writes St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Bernie Miklasz. Cardinals fans hope that the 2014 season was a fluke for the left fielder and that the offense will return for the 2015 baseball season.

The Cardinals are a perfect fit for free agent acquisition Mark Reynolds, writes Rick Hummel. The question is just how many games will Reynolds be starting at first base in lieu of the left-handed hitting Matt Adams.

Will Reynolds be coming off the bench most of the season?

“I’m going to make it as tough as possible for Mike to keep me on the bench,” Reynolds said according to Hummel. “I’m going to try to make his decision tough in trying to write out that lineup every day. I’m by no means accepting a bench role, but if that happens, I’m fine with it.”

This is certainly the attitude that I want to see!

Bernie explains why he is voting for both Ted Simmons and Bob Forsch when it comes to the Cardinals Hall of Fame voting. Simmons is a no-brainer vote. He should have been inducted in the inaugural class by way of having a retired number but the BBWAA just didn’t pay much attention when he was on the Hall of Fame ballot.

When he’s not representing the fine citizens of Pawnee, Indiana while working for FWAR, DIPS, Winshares, Gritt, Babip, Pecota, VORP & Eckstein LLP, retired shortstop David Eckstein, ever the mentsch, is raising money for a kidney transplant center. For more information, please click here.

Bill Mueller is excited to come home as the newest assistant hitting coach.

Bill writes that Xavier Scruggs is an internal option for power.