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Let's ask Grant Brisbee!

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Giants fan, baseball writer extraordinaire, and seemingly all-around good guy Grant Brisbee has prepared another piece for this offseason, this one being the sequel to one he wrote a few days ago about this biggest remaining holes on every AL roster. Cleverly titled "The biggest remaining holes on every NL roster", this article examines every NL roster and what their biggest weaknesses are.

The Cardinals have two points of consideration: the starting rotation and the outfield. While neither are of vital importance-code red level concern, both areas could be upgraded. Grant says as much:

Even with Lance Lynn out for the season, somehow the Cardinals have a deep rotation. Every year, they fight injuries, engage in roster skullduggery and come out clean on the other side. It's impressive and irritating.

Everyone agrees, then, that starting the season with Stephen Piscotty and Randal Grichuk in the outfield is a step down from last year's lineup with Jason Heyward. Except, Piscotty had a 129 OPS+ and Grichuk had a 133 OPS+. Every year, they fight injuries, engage in roster skullduggery and come out clean on the other side. It's impressive and irritating.

Should the Cardinals look to improve in these areas? Yes. Are they sunk if they do not? No. The real problem the Cardinals have is sharing a division with the Cubs and Pirates.

Here are the 2016 Cubs, seemingly without a major roster hole.

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