The biggest move that went wrong was that Carpenter wasn't as productive as the Cardinals had planned on. Also, Lane Thoms didn't offer much help but apparently has become the player the Cardinals thought he was after going to Washington.
The pitching depth seemed all right in the spring but injuries proved that to be wrong, too. Still, here they are--with maybe Hudson and Flaherty coming back into the bullpen in the final two weeks. Now, that's some depth.
When you talk about depth, you largely have to dismiss Knizner's low batting average and focus on the six shutouts he's caught. And that Sosa has gone from good bench player to regular or semi-regular.
I'm sure one of the questions of the day is why haven't they let go of Carpenter yet? First, he is their only other first baseman. Second, he is a team leader and it sends the absolute wrong vibe through the clubhouse if a team leader is dispatched with so little time to go in the season. As a player, he won't be the reason they either make the playoff field or not. But, as a team member he still has something to offer.