With the price of free agent starting pitching dropping by the day and Matt Clement looking questionable, it’s only natural that the Cardinals would explore the market. Indeed, John Mozeliak is looking at Jeff Weaver and Bartolo Colon. Seems that Impacto Deportivo may have been misinformed on the whole Colon-to-Chicago thing.
Weaver seems the smarter option for a team looking for healthy innings. If nothing else, Weaver can provide that. Something tells me he’s not getting $8MM this time around. His most recent success was in St. Louis, so maybe Dave Duncan can guide him to a league average season.
Colon is a wild card. Even if his stuff isn’t there, if he can take the ball he has value. He’ll obviously find the NL more to his liking.
Another possibility for the Cards is David Wells, according to Peter Gammons. Gammons says Boomer "would like to come back for 20-something starts."