This article was written before confirmation from D. Goold. As always, a tip o’ the hat to cardsfan1.
The breaking news from our scoop specialist is that Shane Robinson has been called up from Memphis — cardsfan1 has a long and accurate history of being a step ahead of the mainstream reporting on this so I’m expecting this to come to fruition. This puts the 40-man roster at 39 and marks another debut (Rasmus, Freese, Walters) from the Cardinals’ farm system this year. This is what Jeff Luhnow has been trying to build and the approach we’ve been advocating here for some time. The farm supplements your needs as well (or better) than just a random scrap heap player in the best of circumstances. But is this the best of circumstances?