The Cardinals are working on a couple scenarios that look to include Colby Rasmus as an every day starting outfielder. While any scenario with Colby starting excites me, I’m not sure what to make about this Kelly Johnson or Yunel Escobar for Ryan Ludwick talk. Johnson is about as Joe Average as you can get. I’m not saying Ludwick will be as great as he was last year, his season wasn’t all smoke and mirrors. Ankiel for either of those players makes more sense, in my opinion, but it’s hard to see Rick in any other uniform but a Cardinal uniform. That would kill a lot of man-crushes in many a St. Louisan.
MLB.com has an interesting look at the Desert Walrus. John Vuch has some kind things to say about his defense.
“The thing we’re more impressed with is the fact that he’s been better than we expected defensively,” Vuch said. “He has an unusual throwing motion, but he has arm strength. He doesn’t look like your prototypical third baseman, but he has first-step quickness and his hands work. We knew he was going to hit, but the thing we’re pleased about is what he’s shown so far defensively.”
There’s also some interesting quotes from Vuch about Tyler Greene‘s newfound consistency and their plans Steve Hill’s defensive position.
- Tyler Greene tripled, stole 2B and struck out.
- Steve Hill went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, but playing C he didn’t allow any stolen bases. Box.