St. Louis Cardinals: Power ranking active former Cardinals
By Matt Graves
Recently, a St. Louis Cardinals postseason legend came back to St. Louis and received a monster ovation. How would a former player power rankings list look?
The basic premise of what I thought about with this list is who I believed would get or who got the biggest ovation at their return. There have been many players on the St. Louis Cardinals in recent years who have been huge role players and fan favorites that have, for better or worse, moved on to other teams.
When I say ovation, I don’t necessarily mean it in the traditional praising kind of way, but even in how loud the boo is. Now us Cardinal fans are normally never the type to boo a former player, but there will be one player on this list that has already received that treatment.
The only criteria to make it on this list is that A) the player no longer plays for the Cardinals and B) is still on an MLB roster. Unfortunately, that means that Matt Holliday is not eligible as he for sure would’ve been a very high ranked player.
There are more players that could be on this list, but I am just going to rank the top 10.
Before we get into the top 10, the just-missed players for me are Greg Garcia, Joe Kelly, Mark Reynolds, Marco Gonzales and Shane Robinson. I love all of these guys but there has to be a cutoff somewhere.