St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating the arbitration eligible players

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Aug 2, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first basemen Brandon Moss (21) signs autographs for fans before the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals enter this offseason with seven arbitration eligible players. What will the team do with these players? Will some of them get deals and some sent packing? What can be expected for these players next season?

These seven players find themselves in an interesting spot for next season, as it really is make or break time for some of them in terms of their status on the team. The players at hand are Peter Bourjos, Matt Adams, Steve Cishek, Tony Cruz, Seth Maness, Brandon Moss, and Trevor Rosenthal. You could make a case for each of these guys to be given team friendly deals and allow them all to come back and make their case to make the team out of spring training.

You could also make a case for most of these players to be non tendered or traded, except for Rosenthal that is (he’s not going anywhere, despite his heartburn inducing saves). What I want to do here is discuss what it would take to get this player a deal from the club and offer my opinion what I believe the team will ultimately decide to do with said player. It is baseball, so anything can happen. Let’s take a look at what we have here.

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