TheGhost76777 wrote:What is wrong with the team St. Louis has now?
Best defensive catcher in baseball, if not one of the best ever. MVP candidate year in and year out at 1st base. Young talented outfield with Duncan, Ankeil, Barton & Raz. Izturius and Rolen give them one of the best defensive infields in baseball.
Chris Carpenter is coming back, Adam Wainwright is a stud, and they have one of the top pens in baseball. You mean to tell me this team can't pull out 86-87 wins and win the Central?
I feel the Cardinals have too many question marks to contend. Like I said, Pujols and Wainwright are studs. Other than that,
Carpenter - who knows when he'll come back or how effective he'll be
Looper - Late 4 ERA as a starter
Mulder - Big question mark
Reyes - What happened to him?
Piniero - I think he finished strong last year - but he's a big gamble
Molina - I actually like him. I love his defense, and he's a good contact hitter, but he's no star.
Rolen - who knows?
Izturis - Great fielder. Can't hit.
2B - Kennedy? Cairo? They're replaceable.
Duncan - Do you get 2006 good Duncan or lesser 2007 version? Heck, they were talking of swapping him for Jack Wilson.
Ankiel - Let's see what happens when league catches up to him.
There aren't any FA fielders or SPs I'd think is an upgrade.
That Pujols for a bunch of Dodgers swap would actually help the Cards. Again, it wouldn't happen, but the idea has some merit, and the Cards definitely need to rebuild somehow.
Who knows? I could eat crow in October if all these question marks or dud players pan out, but it's a lot of question marks.