UPDATE: Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says negotiations have "intensified" between Weaver and the Cards. Walt Jocketty indicated that Weaver is the only possible addition to the rotation at this point. His limit for Weaver is two years.
With Carpenter, Wells, Reyes, Wainwright, Thompson, Mulder, and Franklin, I think the Cardinals can cobble together a respectable rotation in the NL Central this year. However, Walt Jocketty said today that he’s still in conversations with Jeff Weaver’s people.
On one hand, the Boras group drives a hard bargain. On the other, St. Louis may be the best place for Weaver to get his career back on track. My guess? Jocketty probably wants him for something like two years and $16 million.