Why Lock In Carp At 1B?

No need to lock in at 1B.
No need to lock in at 1B.

Hopefully, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak sees something Joe doesn’t.

Look, Joe really likes Matt Carpenter and understands he doesn’t have a glove that would remind anyone of Scott Rolen or Tommy Herr or even Keith Hernandez.

Carp’s bat is one of the best in the National League and clearly valuable for the Cardinals. So why is Mozeliak locked in with Carp at first when there are still players available that could give the Redbirds a needed jolt offensively?

Jason Stark of BSPN recently had his All Unemployed team listed. There are some bats listed that you simply cannot tell Joe the Cardinals couldn’t use.

Mike Napoli springs to mind. Luis Valbuena, well, is he any better than Jhonny Peralta?

Napoli could play first and the Cardinals could move Carp to second or heck, even third, since the franchise seems so hellbent on playing joltin’ Kolton Wong. Then, however, what does one do with Jedd Gyorko?

Joe just thinks Carp’s bat at first is a waste because that is a natural power position. Carp has limited at best power.

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