Spring is shaping up and we’re beginning to see some formulations of a potential Major League roster. Skip Schumaker is injured, Chris Carpenter has suffered a minor setback, the Carpenter of the Matt variety is making a bid for the big league roster, Erik Komatsu is getting a lot of attention, and Adam Wainwright has now thrown 9 scoreless innings in the Spring – adding four more this afternoon. Matt Holliday is mashing and appearing to take the reigns as a true leader on the team with a Jupiter-inflated 1.364 OPS and our new long-term contractee Yadier Molina has caught the majority of the innings so far this Spring with a backup battle sure to ensue soon. It seems at the moment that most things are going fairly well.
We’re nearing the point where we begin measuring the distance to Opening Day in days rather than weeks and where I begin my very enthusiastic countdown to the big club’s appearance here in Springfield to face the baby birds on April 2nd. I am excited for the Springfield team this season, I am excited every year as it seems we are continually producing a handful of notable candidates to be future St. Louis Cardinals every season. We have seen several former Springfield players become Major Leaguers, it was slower at first but with nearly ten years under our belt as a farm club we have witnessed our hometown players not only become Major League Cardinals, but World Series Champions. There is no shortage of excitement for the 2012 Cardinals, and as a Springfield Cardinals supporter, that will continue into the future.
More updates will soon come as there is regular baseball in the air and we will soon see baseball taking place north of the Mason-Dixon line. Boy, I cannot wait.