Larry Borowsky of Viva El Birdos writes today that the Cardinals again will need to revamp their starting rotation this winter. He says Adam Wainwright and Braden Looper are the "sure things" for ’08.
We all know how weak the free agent market is. Borowsky points out that the trade market looks much better, with a host of good pitchers set to reach free agency after the ’08 season. And don’t forget possibly available young under-contract guys like Joe Blanton and Noah Lowry.
Borowsky prefers A.J. Burnett but finds a Jon Garland rental more reasonable. However the Cards’ cupboard of prospects is a bit bare and a trade would probably center around Anthony Reyes.