j_d_mcnugent wrote:its a decent deal for a decent player, but after watching the cards in the postseason last year i will be disappointed if he is the major offensive offseason acquisition for the cards. it seems the cards needed a person to get on base in front of pujols or someone that could drive pujols in. i hope will is working on something else.
Don't agree with this post. How much support do you think Sanders and Walker offered the Cardinals last year? Sanders scored 49 Runs and drove in 56 for the Redbirds last year. Also, Encarnacion and Sanders OBP are relatively similar, so it's pretty much a sideways move.
The postseason is too small a sample to use as evidence IMO. These signings pretty much complete the Cardinal team, with hopefully F. Rodriguez joining as well. If Rodriguez is signed (or even if he isn't_, Cardinals will be the favorites again to win the Central.