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 ...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
3 Comments:
  • 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!!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jason Kidd to be named general manager of Bucks

USWNT romps Japan 5-2 to win third Women's World Cup title

Report: JPP 'severely injured' hand in fireworks mishap

Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Andrew Quarless found hiding in plant after firing gun

Odell Beckham: I don't want to be known only for 'the catch'

Borland on retirement: Health 'more important' than money

Three NBA teams that improved most early in offseason

Adam Eaton gets 4th of July surprise from brother

Clippers in talks with JaVale McGee, Amar’e Stoudemire

MLB teams who will continue to disappoint in the second half

2015 All-Star starters announced, featuring four Royals

WATCH: Jake Marisnick makes fantastic running catch

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

Kansas to wear new USA jerseys after request from FIBA

What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Kosta Koufos agrees to deal with Kings

Report: Blues in trade talks about Kevin Shattenirk

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

4-Star LB commits to Kentucky, zings Louisville

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

2015 All-Star starters announced

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Odell Beckham doesn't want to be known for 'the catch'

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.