Seth Blair Rumors

Cardinals Sign Seth Blair

The Cardinals formally announced the signing of supplementary first rounder Seth Blair, according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach (via Twitter). The Cards selected the 21-year-old right-hander 46th overall in last month's draft. Three years ago, the A's selected Blair in the 47th round, but he attended Arizona State instead.

The Cardinals signed Blair for $751,500, according to Baseball America's Jim Callis.  That matches MLB's slot recommendation.

Earlier in the week, we heard that the Cards were close to finalizing an agreement with Blair, so tonight's news is no surprise. Click here for the complete list of top picks to sign.


Cardinals Rumors: Pitching, Blair, Lohse

The Cardinals lead the Reds by a game, but they are looking to make moves between now and Saturday’s trade deadline. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak and turned up these rumors:

  • Mozeliak says the Cards don’t want a “short-term band-aid” for the infield.
  • The Cards still have interest in adding a “depth starting pitcher,” Mozeliak said. Jake Westbrook, Livan Hernandez and Dave Bush fit that description.
  • The possibility that Kyle Lohse might return to the rotation won’t affect the Cards’ approach at the deadline.
  • The Cardinals are close to a deal with supplemental rounder Seth Blair and expect to sign the pitcher soon.
  • Intra-divisional deals aren’t impossible, but do seem “trickier” in Mozeliak’s estimation.