Quick roster update

Here’s a quick update on the Cardinals’ Division Series roster. I’ll have much more in my notebook, which will be on the site shortly after the game starts.

Position players: C Yadier Molina, 1B Albert Pujols, 2B Mark Grudzielanek, SS David Eckstein, IF Abraham Nunez, OF Reggie Sanders, OF Jim Edmonds, OF Larry Walker, C Einar Diaz, IF/OF Hector Luna, IF/OF John Mabry, OF John Gall, OF So Taguchi, OF John Rodriguez. Scott Seabol and Skip Schumaker are not on the roster.

Pitchers: Chris Carpenter, Mark Mulder, Matt Morris, Jeff Suppan, Jason Marquis, Randy Flores, Ray King, Jason Isringhausen, Julian Tavarez, Cal Eldred, Brad Thompson. Marquis is listed as a bullpen option for today. Suppan threw a side session yesterday and was not listed on the lineup card as a reliever for this game.



That is a very dangerous move to put Ray King on the roster. I know we have no other choice, but I would way rather go with a right-hander any day then have the left-handed monster King throw to one batter and mess everything up. I would like to know when his contract runs out so we can start making plans to send him as far away from St. Louis as possible. And they should have fit Little Skip Schumaker onto the roster somewhere.

Way too harsh on Ray, he’s struggled a bit this year but he’s done his job more than not. Lefties hit .244 against him this year which isn’t too bad. So if he gets out 3 out of every 4 lefties he faces than I can accept that. And thats why he’s on the roster…to take care of lefties which he is more than capable of doing. Just thought you should cut a Cardinal whose had a rough year on and off the field a little slack.

I guess you’re right, but I still think we need to get rid of him. We need a strong lefty who can handle any challenge thrown at him. And Ray needs a club that will sit back and be patient with him while he works through his kinks. And I still would like to know when his contract runs out.

I’m glad to see John Gall on the roster. He’s proven himself as a valuable bench asset a bit more than Seabol and especially Shumaker.

And for my money King hasn’t worried me any more than Tavarez and Isringhausen have down the stretch. The bullpen, God bless ’em, seems to be the main source of anxiety for the Cards this postseason.

How hot is Reggie right now? I mean, seriously.

And kudos to Carpenter. Well done.

I’m glad to see the Cards up 2-0, but we can’t discount woody…he knows our guys and knows how to pitch them. As much as I would like a sweep, we cant take it for granted against him. Holler back…Go Cards!!!

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