Looking for Lead-Off Love (Part 1)

by on June 18, 2010 · 3 comments

Motivated by an incredible UCB Radio outing, the biggest question to date isn’t where Holliday should be batting or even who the fifth starter will be come August. The Cardinals are faced with an even more daunting task, and I’m looking at our loyal three readers for answers.

St. Louis can’t seem to score runs but never was that a secret. The bigger issue remains that not enough production out of the first spot in the lineup leaves fewer chances for the run-producers.

Today’s exam 😀 is a two-parter so I hope your No. 2 pencils are ready.

Question number one: Who should be the Cards’ lead-off hitter after the trade deadline?

Now remember extra points may be given for creativity!

Question number two: If said player is not on the current 40-man roster (sorry Nick no Grudz for you), what trade makes sense for the front office?

No extra credit on this one — it has to make sense both financially and prospectly (I’m leaving that word in no matter what spell check says).

I’ll be back on Sunday with my two answers and then Monday with the results. Good luck and don’t look at your neighbors’ paper for guidance. But please enjoy your weekend and get ready for all the TLR with 80’s hair pics during the Oakland series.

Loyal to a fault, I was taught to never give up on your team. The Cardinals have much to look forward to in '13, and my family has already planned a number of trips to Springfield and even farther up the I-44. This year will start and end with #6, however, as St. Louis will have an extra fan watching from above - RIP Stan the Man
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