Buster Olney: Cards’ Defense Is Biggest Liability

Source: Jackson Alexander, WEEI

Cardinals DefenseMany people have scrutinized St. Louis’ defense, including Buster Olney.

“If you were to try pick out a distinct weakness on each team, I think the range of the St. Louis position players is notable,” said Olney, who targeted Carlos Beltran as one of the Cardinals’ worst defenders, along with Jon Jay, Matt Holliday, David Freese and Matt Adams. “Only one guy had a worse [Ultimate] Zone Rating than Carlos Beltran, among all outfielders in Major League Baseball, and he’s got to play right field here, which is difficult.”

To hear the interview, go to the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.