you're reading...

2nd Crack…

Okay…here’s my second crack at predicting the Cardinals’ Opening Day lineup. If you’re looking for that nice photo treatment I usually include (you know – the one with each player’s mug shot in their respective batting order)…I’m done with that…at least for now. This Spring has been much too competitive for that…and I just don’t have the patience for it.

So, without further delay, here are your 2008 Opening Day St. Louis Cardinals:

1. RF Brian Barton
2. CF Rick Ankiel
3. 1B Albert Pujols
4. 3B Troy Glaus
5. LF Ryan Ludwick
6. 2B Adam Kennedy
7. C Yadier Molina
8. P Adam Wainwright
9. SS Brendan Ryan

Yes, I’m still a believer in Brendan Ryan as the Opening Day SS…but not because I think he’ll keep the job. I think TLR would love to have a heavily right-handed lineup against the lefty, Jeff Francis on Opening Day. One of two Left-handed hitters in the lineup – Ank the Tank – has proven he handles lefties as well as righties…so no worries. Kennedy – the only other lefty – is most likely going to be in the lineup to preserve Aaron Miles’ versatility off the bench. Starting Miles limits TLR’s options significantly (switch-hitting PH, guy who can play SS and 2B, etc.).

So, there you have it…we’ll see what we can see…


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

CLICK TO READ: Cardinals May Pry Nolan Arenado Away from Rockies this Winter…

CLICK TO READ: MLB Players Have a Problem and the Machinations of Mad Mad Manfred…

CLICK TO READ: Tommy Pham Sees Clear Path to Greatness…

CLICK TO READ: Winter Warm-Up Reveals Fragile Cardinal Bullpen with Potential…

CLICK TO READ: It’s Not ‘Hosmer or Carpenter,’ It’s ‘Hosmer or Jose Martinez’…

CLICK TO READ: If Giancarlo Stanton Delays Decision, Cardinals Must Move On…

CLICK TO READ: Here’s What You Should Hear When You Hear Stanton News…

CLICK TO READ: Tony La Russa Belongs with the St. Louis Cardinals…

CLICK TO READ: The Last Word on the Matt Adams Trade…

Find Posts By Category

The NL Central

Click to visit each team's site.

Enter your email address to subscribe to Cards N Stuff and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,748 other followers


%d bloggers like this: