Originally posted on The Cardinal Nation blog  |  Last updated 3/13/13
A recent comment by blingboy led me to ponder the question that led to this post – Who might the reserves behind the St. Louis Cardinals reserves be? Of course, we have to begin with those projected to make up the season-opening five-man bench. My current thinking: Catcher – Tony Cruz Corner infield – Ty Wigginton Middle infield – Daniel Descalso Outfield – Shane Robinson First base – Matt Adams Adams making the team is the shakiest prediction, in my opinion. This implies Ronny Cedeno will be released and Daniel Descalso serves as the reserve shortstop as well as second baseman. Also inherent in the assumptions is that Matt Carpenter is the more regular starter at second. It should go without saying that I could be wrong, but those are my assumptions for this article today. Back up, back up catcher Even if Audry Perez is pushed up to Memphis, one would think he would not be called up to St. Louis to sit on the bench if Tony Cruz suffers an injury or (gasp) he has to play...
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