Originally Posted by whoman69
I guess because of the 2011 WS I always thought he was a good fielder. If Tavares hadn't gotten hurt this year I think that management would have had to strongly think about moving the rookie up, especially when Jay was not hitting. He's up for arbitration next year and earned a bit more than $500k this year. You would have to think the Cardinals will look into letting him go after this season.
Not a chance they let him walk. Taveras can't play CF, and who knows if he's healthy next year. Who would you have start over Jay... Shane Robinson? And even if they do pick up a CF in free agency, you could do a lot worse than Jay as a 4th OF.