The St. Louis Cardinals are nearly ready to play some real baseball games, but who will still be around for opening day?
It is almost time for our beloved St. Louis Cardinals to start playing games! The games don’t matter yet, but still, who can complain about real, honest to goodness, baseball games? They’ll even use a couple of real Major League players, so we’ll see a few of our favorites on the field for the first time in almost five months.
Of course, the start of baseball games also means that we get just a little bit closer to answering some of our most pressing questions about the upcoming season, like who will be the starting first baseman? And can Yadier Molina be back in time for opening day?
Before long, Mike Matheny will have to make some of those very difficult decisions about who gets to stay and who has to go, but before he does, I think it’s only fair that we speculate wildly about what those decisions will be. So from our ace pitcher to the lowly backup catcher, here are my predictions for the St. Louis Cardinals 25-man roster. If you have missed any of the rest of the staff’s predictions, you can check them out here.
Now, some of these are pretty clearly set in stone (barring a major injury or other unforeseen circumstance), and I’ll try not to spend too long going over those. Others, however, are very much up for grabs, and I’ll spend a lot more time explaining why I made my choice. After we’re done, you’re more than welcome to tell me in the comments who you think will make the 25-man roster for opening day! Now let’s get started!
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