The second half of the regular season is underway, and the St. Louis Cardinals (44-39) are pressing to find an identity. Coined as the favorite to win the National League Central division, the Cardinals are struggling to score, string hits together and maintain any fashion of consistency at the plate.
Trailing division-leading Milwaukee by 6.5 games as we turn the calendar to July, the Cardinals have yet to field their best 25-man roster. It’s crazy, considering how loaded this lineup and organization is.
Reinforcements from Triple-A Memphis could benefit this struggling club in more ways than one.
Bringing fresh faces into the clubhouse could provide a spark to this dwindling lineup that has failed to meet expectations. They could also provide a positive and encouraging buzz to a clubhouse that could use a more relaxed atmosphere.
Here are three players general manager John Mozeliak should promote in the second half of the season: