I'm in the Quad Cities for the weekend so I'm writing this from the past. I've exhausted myself with words discussing the 2010 Cardinals right now so I have a discussion question for all of you.
For me, the thing that has been missing from the 2010 club the most is a consistent on base threat outside of Pujols or Holliday. If there's one thing I want the 2011 club to do, it's find a player that can get on base consistently at the top of the lineup. There's a very small part of me that wonders if Matt Carpenter, current AA Springfield third baseman, could fill that role but realistically, that's a huge jump to make.
So what is the role or thing that you want the 2011 Cardinals to find? A shutdown reliever, an everyday third baseman, a good backup catcher, whatever. I'm not asking you to pick a specific player but rather some kind of a role that you think is missing on the team right now.
Second Question: What actual free agent makes the most sense for the club in 2011?