These Cardinals are at risk of losing their spots on the 40-man roster
The St. Louis Cardinals have one of the deepest teams in recent history. With many position battles during Spring Training, plenty of candidates are in jeopardy of losing their spot on the 40-man rotation, with the first causality being Freddy Pacheco earlier this week.
The 17 players representing various countries at the World Baseball Classic is a huge sign that the Cardinals are one of the deepest organizations and one of the most successful in all of baseball.
With the first round of cuts coming at Spring Training, the roster moves in the coming weeks will tell you a lot about where the Cardinals view certain players and what their futures may be in St. Louis.
Spring training is always important for players on the outside looking in at an opening-day roster spot, but with a team like St. Louis, spring performances weigh even more than a team with no postseason aspirations.