Hopefully he can keep hitting.
I am expecting Beltran to hit the DL soon also.
we dont need to 60 day carp, we have an open spot on the 40 man roster already since we cut jc romero and replaced his 40 roster spot with no one
in addition, k-mac sounds like he is on his way to a second tommy john surgery and out for the season so that can open up another roster spot
we have flexibility on the 40 man roster
There are 38 on the 40-man roster. They started the season at 40. DFA Komatsu and released Romero. Leaving them at 38.
So yes they could go with Adams at 1B and let Berkman play RF. I would only do that if Berkman is 100% healthy and Beltran is going on the DL. They could even add Browning as the 2nd lefty but I doubt they would. I suspect Dickson will get the call to replace McClellan. He would give them a true long man in the pen. I liked Dickson in his relief appearance last season. He, like Lynn, gained about 3mph in the pen.
Chambers didnt play last night in AAA. Probably was on his was to Los Angeles.
i thought they already announced that dickson was called up? or was that just speculation?
do we also know for sure that craig is going on the dl or was the article just saying it was likely since beltran is also day to day and we would thus be shorthanded
Outfielder-first baseman Allen Craig will land on the disabled list due to a left hamstring strain suffered during Wednesday night's win against the San Francisco Giants.
As excited as I am about Adams I don't see him as a fix/answer right now.His only position is 1B and he hits LH. Right now that is Berkman. And I think moving Berkman to the OF would be a mistake.
Corner OF will be Holliday & Beltran(hopefully any day now!). Berkman is at 1B and Craig/Carpenter back up both positions. I know Craig is on the DL(is that official?) but I can't see bringing up Adams to PH & back up Berkman.
You have a point, but the Cards need some offense to make up for the walking (and not playing) wounded key players on the roster. I would prefer waiting till the end of the season to bring Adams up for a taste, but if the DL list stays populated with most of the Cards offense, something will need to be done to offset the loss of offense (and defense). And I'm not fully comfy with the notion that Puma will not make another visit to the DL list before the season ends.
As for Puma in RF, it might be easier on him than the infield ... one never knows for sure. What's best depends on precisely what is the source of his ailing. At 1B he gets caught having to make a lot of sudden and awkward moves and twists which could be more deleterious to his bod than the occasional running he needs to do to play RF.