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The Cards Outfield, Barton, Rule 5 and the DL

The Cards Outfield, Barton, Rule 5 and the DL

In a crowded spring outfield competition, what options might the Cardinals have with Rule 5 pick up Brian Barton, whether his surgically-repaired knee is ok or not?

Even before any spring training games were played, projected rosters for the 2008 St. Louis Cardinals have been offered up by a number of sources, including from yours truly as recently as February 20. A major area of contention/concern is the fourth and fifth outfielder positions. Coming into camp, it is generally assumed that Rick Ankiel will be flanked by Chris Duncan and Ryan Ludwick as the...

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