Welcome back folks. Or folk not really sure what my readership actually looks like these days but if you’re reading then thank you and if you’re new welcome aboard! Anyway, this post is basically a continuation of my last post. Or at least the same train of thought. When I was last seen typing Allen Craig was on his way back into the lineup. I sorta speculated on who would be on their way out to clear a spot and the answer was Erik Komatsu.
After the news broke it immediately clicked in my brain and I really wasn’t surprised at all. You see the job of the General Manager is to give the Field Manager the opportunity to have the best 25 players available to him. They saw Komatsu as player 26 and was released knowing full well he wouldn’t clear waivers which he didn’t. I doubt they saw Komatsu as anything other than an extra outfielder anyway. Fast forward to now which is Thursday night May 10th or it could be the next day depending on when I publish and of course when you’re reading. Lance Berkman is set to be in the lineup tomorrow night (Friday) coming off the calf issue which means another roster move will need to be made.
I’m not going to just recycle thoughts from my last post but the situation still really intrigues me. You see quite a case can be made for all 3 of the remaining suspects. (Greene, Matt Carp and Robinson) In fact I have absolutely zero clue as to the direction they’ll go. On 1 hand you could send Robinson down and have Beltran shift to center and Craig play right against left handed pitching. Then you could give Berkman the day off and have Carp play since he hangs well against left handers but Berkman is a switch hitter so yeah there’s that. Of course it doesn’t have to just be against left handed pitching to give someone a day off.
You could also send Carp down and have Robinson play center against lefties and have either Berkman or Craig play first on that given night. I know Matheny really likes Carp but not sure of the mobility of Craig or Berkman and Carp’s still finding his way as an outfield option. Again doesn’t have to just be against lefties. Plus I wouldn’t be shocked to see Berkman getting days off similar to how the Braves are handling Chipper Jones. If that would indeed be the case or similar it wouldn’t be overly complicated getting Craig’s bat into the lineup on a semi-regular basis. That’s all just pure speculation on my part of course but hey that’s what makes this fun.
I don’t see a move made with Greene so just refer to my last post for my thought process on his situation.
So this is going to be 1 of those shorter posts I’d talked about when I jumped back on the blog wagon. The Cardinals are playing wonderful baseball and are facing a decision of choosing a player that’s playing well to remove from the roster to make room for Lance Berkman. I mean look at this possible f*ck!ng lineup!
And that’s with Jon Jay on the bench who’s currently hitting .379. That’s a fantastic lineup. Allen Craig would be the best 7 hitter in all of baseball. Inter-league play will actually benefit the Birds on the road so they can utilize the stupid DH. Stupid AL and their stupid DH. Alright that’s enough, cheers.