Cardinals To Meet With Jason Schmidt’s Agents

Joe Strauss’s article from this morning confirms that Walt Jocketty will meet with the Hendricks brothers, who represent Jason Schmidt.  About a week ago, Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz mentioned the Cards’ interest but seemed to think the switch to the Hendricks brothers will be a hurdle.  Jeff at Lookout Landing had this to say on Schmidt:

"Jason Schmidt is a guy whose name value rather substantially exceeds what he actually brings to the table on the field."

As Larry from Viva El Birdos has mentioned to me, the Cardinals pursue a big-name pitcher every winter and usually fail.  Examples include Mike Hampton, Pedro Martinez, Tim Hudson, and A.J. Burnett.  They did snag a big fish in the Mark Mulder deal, however.

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