Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cardinals 2014 Roster Depth

The Cardinals just announced the signing of Aledmys Diaz to a contract.  I love this move.  In combination with the other moves the Cardinals made last season, this gives the Cardinals incredible depth.

The infielders the Cardinals took to the World Series last year were:

Allen Craig, Matt Adams, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Daniel Descalso, Pete Kozma, David Freese
Freese is gone, traded to the Angels.  Peralta is in.  Mark Ellis is in.  Presumably Diaz will be in soon.  Effectively, they replace Descalso and Kozma.  Regardless of who ends up playing second base full time, that's a much deeper bench.

The outfielders the Cardinals took to the World Series last year:

Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Carlos Beltran, Shane Robinson

Carlos Beltran is gone, Peter Bourjos is in.  Once Oscar Taveras is called up, effectively Jon Jay will be put on the bench to replace Shane Robinson.  That is again, a much deeper and more talented bench.

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