It makes sense.
Also it's easier said than done.
Certain guys need to play more than others.
Certain guys get paid more to play more than others.
An 85 percent Nolan Arenado is probably better than a fully rested and roaring reserve.
But, yes, it's a long season and the key is finding the right balance.
Some guys need more breaks and breathers than others. Few iron men left, though there are some and the Cardinals have some of them. Molina is a good example of a player who will play on fumes, but would be better at this point in his career giving some more time to the backup, and that's something we saw last season.
I'd expect to see a more fluid lineup under Marmol. One of the things he's stressed in early interviews is a willingness to platoon, a willingness to play matchups, a willingness to change the lineup order every day to get the best fit for that day's game.
Some players will be on board with that from the jump. Others will need to be sold on it, because they like stability and punching the clock every day knowing they're in the lineup and where. We've heard the Cardinals talk before about maximizing platoons and getting weird with the traditional rotation, but the follow through has not as often been there. Maybe that changes now. The best way to get players and fans on board is to do it and win doing it. Winning is a great recruiter to a different way of doing things.