Cards sign Randy Winn, option Jon Jay

by on June 5, 2010 · 7 comments

Color me puzzled.

Allen Craig was hitting .051 and doesn’t really have a position.  I get it.  Not necessarily for Aaron Miles, but that’s not terribly shocking on a Tony La Russa run ballclub.

Tyler Greene and Joe Mather have struggled at the plate, it makes sense that their status on the club might be in question.

Why sign Randy Winn to replace Jon Jay, who was having perhaps the most success of any of the young, rookie Cardinals this season?

Winn was hitting .213 with the Yankees, that’s why THEY RELEASED HIM.

Jay is arguably a better fielder than Winn.

This one makes no sense to me, save for more influence from the manager.  Say what you will about adding a veteran presence, but it only makes sense if you’re not taking at-bats and playing time away from a developing player that should and will figure into a team’s future plans.

Time will tell if this move foretells another, but for now color me not a fan.

Does Mozeliak have the agents for Mike Gallego and Tony Fossas on speed dial?

Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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