Over the last month we’ve watched as spring training positional battles take place on the field. We tell ourselves that these games and the players’ performance on the field will directly impact the decisions being made ten days from now as the Cardinals trim the roster to 25 players to take to Chicago.
Well, we’re fooling ourselves. I believe that these decisions were effectively made before the players even reported to spring training back in February. The only question to be answered by spring training? Who would be healthy on April 5th.