Cardinals Notes: Reyes, Reifer, Samuel, Brown

Let's check out a couple of notes on the Cardinals as they take on the Blue Jays at home..    

  • Roger Hensley of led a roundtable discussion on the idea of the Cardinals pursuing Mets shortstop Jose Reyes.  Derrick Goold argues that such a deal is not realistic because the Mets are looking for a haul similar to what the Athletics were seeking for Matt Holliday.  Most agree with Goold's view and are also doubtful that the club could afford to keep Reyes beyond this season.
  • The club now finds themselves with a logjam on the 40-man roster, writes Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The Cards could put reliever Adam Reifer, who is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, on the 60-day DL, but doing so would put him on the major-league payroll and start his service time clock.  They could also drop Francisco Samuel or Andrew Brown, but they would risk losing them to another team.  With five weeks to go before the non-waiver trade deadline, it appears that the Cardinals are shopping and their moves will reach deeper than the majors.

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