This past weekend, in Mexico, a Cardinals outfielder that the team doesn’t quite yet know what to do with capped an outstanding weekend with just another four-run, three-hit, two-double game for the Mayos de Navojoa. Through 26 games in Mexico’s independent winter league, Randy Arozarena is leading the league in doubles (11), runs (25), and total (63) to go with 17 extra-base hits and a .908 OPS. Now, can the Cardinals find room for him? As the GM Meetings here at Waldorf Astoria Orlando begin their second day and final full day, the Cardinals remain a team looking to flip multiple outfielders for one significant, substantial, lineup-reshaping addition. That would give them the bat they covet and also the clarity on their roster they need because of, well, players like Arozarena. The Cardinals have seven outfielders on the 40-man roster, five others who must be protected from the Rule 5 draft if the Cardinals desire, and a total of 14 outfielders on the major-league, Class AAA, and Class AA rosters combined. There are only nine starting spots to share and not enough playing time to go around.
Prospects pushing Cardinals to create room by moving outfielders
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Nov 15