Laying Out the St. Louis Cardinals Offseason

Posted: 15th October 2009 by Joel Koch in MLB
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The St. Louis Cardinals are facing a pivotal offseason. Albert Pujols has two years left on his contract and has stated again that he wants to wait and see the commitment. The Cardinals traded a lot of depth to win now and lost. Those pieces are free agents. The Cardinals have $56 million committed to eight players (and Julio Lugo for free). So how will they spend that? The Cardinals will have two rotation openings. They will also have an opening at third base, left field, and four open bench roles. Some can be filled from within, while others will be addressed from outside. á Rotation The Cardinals will have Todd Wellemeyer and John Smoltz leaving via free agency. General manager John Mozeliak has said he wants to address one role from within and address the other opening through f ...

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