Coming into Spring Training, it was apparent that John Mozeliak & Company would prefer Dylan Carlson to start the year in AAA. This way, he would not gain Super 2 status and the St. Louis Cardinals would have an extra year of contractual control. This is seen by many as foolhardy and in rather poor taste. Carlson starting in AAA also would let the team figure out what they have in terms of current 40-man outfielders.
Of course, it is both of those things. But Captain Bowtie (Mozeliak) hasn’t done much in recent years for Cardinals Nation to allow him the benefit of the doubt.