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Winn in, Jay sent away

I really don't get the Cardinals front office. They preach the need to develop young players, then they demote a hot-hitting 25-year-old outfielder to make room for a soon to be 36-year-old veteran who was hitting .213 when his old team released him.

Randy Winn, most recently of the Yankees, was signed by the Cardinals Saturday. He'll replace .302 hitting Jon Jay who has played well both at the plate and in the field.

"Once we saw that Randy had become available, we quickly reached out to him," said on the Cardinals website. "He is a veteran outfielder who we think will help improve our depth. His versatility and experience should be a real nice fit for our roster."

If the Birds thought they needed some help in the form of pinch hitters off the bench, I can understand the addition of Winn. But I don't get why they would demote Jay and keep Aaron Miles on the roster.

Winn managed just 61 at bats this season before the Yankees cut him loose. He hit .262 last season for the Giants with two homers and 51 RBIs in 538 at bats.