Young St. Louis Cardinals reliever Eduardo Sanchez, who did not allow a run in spring training, was skipped over for a call-up in favor of 31 year old veteran Victor Marte. Marte will replace Scott Linebrink, who is headed to the disabled list with a muscle injury. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
When the news that veteran reliever Scott Linebrink would have to head to the disabled list just two days into the season with a muscle injury, many St. Louis Cardinals fans immediately felt that young flame thrower Eduardo Sanchez would be pulled up from Memphis to fill the void.
Sanchez is electric. Sanchez is filthy. Sanchez is the future.
But rather than call-up Sanchez, the Cardinals have chosen to call-up 31 year old reliever Victor Marte instead.
So why not bring up Sanchez? Why not strengthen the back-end of the bullpen that is missing Lance Lynn, who was relocated to the starting rotation, with an over-powering talent like Sanchez?
It is not as though Marte does not de...