Originally written on Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land  |  Last updated 8/22/13
The David Freese/Kolten Wong debate has been brewing for months for the Cardinals.  Ever since Freese got off to a slow start, hitting just .163 in April and Wong turned on the heat with a .375/.420/.615 line in May for AAA Memphis. Last week the Cardinals finally promoted their second baseman of the future, which left the future for Freese in question.  The immediate impact is that Freese will lose considerable playing time the rest of this year, but the bigger question is whether this will be the last season Freese spends with the Cardinals. Freese is still the hometown hero, the 2011 World Series MVP and will always hold a special place in Cardinals fans hearts, but, as with most players, it comes down to "what have you done for me lately?" and in Freese's case, its not much.  Freese is hitting just .266/.343/.382 on the season, a far cry from the .293/.372/.467 line he put up last year.  He has just 6 homers this year compared to 20 last year.  He is hitting only .234 with ...
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  • i hope not.david freeze is a cardinal hometown boy.maybe a little competition will amp him up to what he can be.kozma can go.lets sharpen up mathney,we need to win.at milwauke,we should have swept.but no,the 6-3 loss was from settin' carp and craig the same nite.bad move.we need at least one in the lineup.they're the hottest 2 hitters on the team right now.
  • Nope - I disagree Eddie. It's time for Freese to go - while he still has some value. Not a deep market for 3b this offseason so the Cards should get some interest. Freese did some great things for the Cards that will never be forgotten, but they have way too many needs to keep a guy on just because he's a local kid and did something great 2 years ago. CF, 3b & SS are all huge needs on the offensive side of things...and possibly RF if the Cardinals pass on resigning Beltran which I hope they do if he is wanting a 3yr deal. Nope - moving Freese and bringing Wong up and moving Carpenter back to his natural position is a no-brainer.
  • No I don't think he should leave the STL cardinals he grew up in that town. and if he leaves us just to go play for another team just for more money. Doesn't he have a nuff money already, he make like a lot a money a game. But if he wants to go fine but I thought he was an actually a nice person that would not leave his own town just to play with some dumb ass team...... But who cares any more no one listens, so what the point of putting our opinions!!

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