As we move towards the start of Spring Training games, we are starting a series of St. Louis Cardinals’ roster predictions.
Figuring out who is going to make the team before Spring Training games even start is sometimes a head scratcher. This year the St. Louis Cardinals have made things a little easier, as much of the team that won 100 games last season will be returning. The easy thing about this is that there has yet to be an injury to throw a wrench in the plans of the team and our predictions.
We will tackle things by positions, meaning we will start with catchers, move to the infield, work our way out to the outfield, get into the starters and bullpen after that, while presenting the bench to wrap things up. Once Spring Training is wrapping up, we will revisit things and if things have changed offer up a different outlook on the roster make up.
While I will be going through my predictions here, the rest of the staff will be following suit in the coming days. The great thing about this is that you don’t just get my opinion on how the roster shapes up and who the Cardinals break Spring Training with — you get a whole slew of opinions that will either be close to mine or completely different.
So, if you don’t like my predictions, or you think I am totally crazy, you will get another opinion that you may like a lot better. While there may not be a lot up for debate, if you have any qualms with what I have to say, don’t forget to bring them up in the comments.
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